myStampBOX - Design Team Call

We are looking for a few new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us. We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStampBOX designs in their cards, altered art and scrapbook layouts. No previous design team experience is necessary.

Here are the details for our call:

Term is 6 months from April 1st to September 30th.

Team requirements:
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStampBOX website gallery and 2 other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, newsletters, etc.

Team benefits:
*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStampBOX stamps during your term


Include:
*personal information (your name, address & phone number)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStampBOX.
*link to your blog and/or gallery online
*5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style. Call ends Friday, March 12, 2010
International applicants are welcome to apply.

Send your application to bettina@mystampbox.com

myStampBOX website: www.mystampbox.com

We would love to hear from you!

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Zzzzzzzzzzzz.... WAKE UP! It's sketch time!

Welcome to the FINAL challenge of Let's Capture These Sketches "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" February sketch-a-thon!

Your FINAL challenge: Create a layout using the word DREAM and incorporate the sketch below!!!

The Sketch: Brought to you by ME!!

Here's my layout using my own sketch....
I decided to combine the 2 photos into one large photo.

Dare to Dream
My photo has quite a bit of texture because I printed it on white textured Bazzill cardstock instead of photo paper. I love the vintage-y feel of it all!

Here's a few shots of my layout details....

The green and cream flower is a product of my die cut company, Kustom Die Kuts, called "Quilling flowers". They go on sale today! It collection of die cuts that you distress or ink and then adhere to make your own flowers.

I also made the brown bloom using 2 of the strands from the "Quilling Flowers" die cuts. The newsprint bloom and jeweled flower are from the "Wind Beneath my Wings" kit from WeScrap.

Now on the final details!

Treasure Hunt!!
1. P
2. Go to Ann's blog
3. Go to Guylaine's blog
4. Go to Darlene's blog
5. Go to Tara's blog
6. Go to Tanya's Blog
7. Go to Lynne's Blog
8. Go to Calia's blog
9. Go to Susan's blog
10. My letter = I

You now have ALL the letters for the month. Unscramble them and email LCTS the secret word; capturethesesketches@live.com
You can play in the treasure hunt EVEN if you don't get any scrapping done! :) Good luck!

When you complete this challenge, either email it to capturethesesketches@live.com with DREAM in the title, or load it into the LCOM gallery. And be SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE stating that you completed it!
Good luck, and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

NOTE: The deadline for submitting ALL layouts AND your treasure hunt words is March 1st... anything received after that time will not be eligible for our prize draws!!

I'm also offering up a RAK of scrappy goodies to one lucky commenter. Leave a comment below by Sunday at 10pm MST and you may be the lucky person to get some scrappy goodies in the mail!

supplies: flowers, Kustom Die Kuts, Prima; pearls, Prima, Queen & Co.; patterned paper, My Mind's Eye, Prima, Jillibean Soup; die cut flourishes, Kustom Die Kuts; lace, WeScrap kit (Prima); wood paper, WeScrap kit; arrow, brad, ornate label holder, Tim Holtz; inks, Ranger; book paper, Danielle Steele; letter stickers, Cosmo Cricket; yarn, Jillibean; other, thread, Klic N' Kut tool.

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Bring on Spring! - WeScrap Blog Hop!


Come and join the entire WeScrap iTeam in a Bring on Spring! journey!

WHEN: Saturday March 6th
TIME: 12 noon EST
WHERE: http://www.creativecraftsandstickers.com/

We're giving away all kinds of fun PRIZES! Our main prize is worth over $100 of scrappy supplies! Hope to see you there!
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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!

Challenge: Create a layout around the word HAPPY using the sketch (click below)!!!

Sketch: Brought to you by Susan!!

Treasure Hunt!!
1. First letter = P
2. Go to Ann's blog
3. Go to Guylaine's blog
4. Go to Darlene's blog
5. Go to Tara's blog
6. Go to Tanya's Blog
7. Go to Lynne's Blog
8. Go to Calia's blog
9. Go to Susan's blog

Save these letters... gather one every Friday and Tuesday! At the end of the month, unscramble them and email me the secret word!! capturethesesketches@live.com
You can play in the treasure hunt EVEN if you don't get any scrapping done! Good luck!

Don't forget to go to Susan's blog to get your 9th letter!

When you complete this challenge, either email it to me (capturethesesketches@live.com) with HAPPY in the title, or load it into the LCOM gallery. And be SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE stating that you completed it!
Good luck, and HAPPY SCRAPPING!

NOTE: The deadline for submitting ALL layouts AND your Treasure Hunt words is March 1st... anything received after that time will not be eligible for our prize draws!!

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Let's Get Hopping... with a Fun Card!


This week's Let's Capture Our Memories card team challenge by Rusha was to create a card using the following items:
  1. 1 ribbon
  2. 2 patterned papers
  3. 3 buttons/brads
  4. a touch of bling!
So here's the fun I created using some new Easter themed stamps I picked up last week. I wanted a "cutesy and fun" kind of card this week!

Bunny Basket
Here's a close up of the card's details. I popped parts of the bunny and bow up off the card to add some fun dimension.

supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill; stamps, Darcies; ink, Memento, Copic; punch, Martha Stewart; bling, Queen & Co., Kaisercraft; brads, Bazzill; other, ribbon.

Come and check out what the rest of the card team created this week using this challenge here. I love everyone's take this week!
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WeScrap: March Kit Sneak Peek

We have an AMAZING March kit coming to WeScrap.com. It will arrive in the WeScrap Shop in one week. This kit is packed with amazing papers, some VERY cool embellishments and the iTeam will have a gallery packed full of wonderful inspiration on March 5th for you.


Don't forget about the Guest Designer Call we also have on for WeScrap. You can read the details HERE. Remember... you only have about 4.5 days left to submit your layout and participate in the forum for your chance for this TWO month position!

GOOD LUCK!
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It's ARRIVED & a GIVEAWAY!

It finally arrived! My copies of the January 2010 issue of CARDS Magazine! I was thrilled back in August to have one of my cards requested for the first time in this amazing magazine.

Here's a picture of my card... page 39...

Here's a close up my card...


Since I received TWO copies of the magazine, I'm offering up a RAK to one lucky commenter. All you have to do to win an autographed copy of the magazine is leave me a comment below answering the following question...

What is your favourite kind of card to create (ie: birthday, Christmas, thanks, etc.)?

I will draw one lucky winner on the last day of February.... so you have 1 week to leave your comment to win! Good luck!
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Wanna Be a GUEST DESIGNER?


We are currently looking for a Guest Designer as part of our iTeam at WeScrap.com and we want YOU! By participating in this contest, you can win a spot to design with our fabulous designers for the months of March AND April.

As part of your Guest Designer position, you will:
- receive both of the weScrap monthly kits to play with and showcase with our iTeam
- you will contribute to the April '09 & May '10 newsletter
- you will get to post a monthly challenge in the forums
- you will participate in the daily functions as an iTeam member for both months

At WeScrap, we pride ourselves in participation within our forum. Being involved in the forum is one of biggest aspects of becoming our next Guest Designer. Please ensure you have made at least 50 posts to be eligible for a Guest iTeam position.

CONTEST ASSIGNMENT:
See here.

CONTEST DUE DATE:
Friday February 26th

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT:
The winner of the Guest Designer position will be announced the weekend of February 27th here in the WeScrap forums. The winner will be decided upon by the entire iTeam.

Site: http://www.wescrap.com/forum/forum.php

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Tick Tock... It's Doc!


The Challenge: Create a Congrats/ achievement/well done card!

The Sketch: This sketch is brought to you by Calia this week!! This week we got a card sketch... Yeehaw!

Here's the card I created for this week's Snow White and 7 Dwarfs month long challenge:

Congratulations


Treasure hunt letters:
1. P
2. Go to Ann's blog
3. Go to Guylaine's blog
4. Go to Darlene's blog
5. Go to Tara's blog
6. Go to Tanya's Blog
7. Go to Lynne's Blog
8. Go to Calia's Blog

Save these letters... gather one every Friday and Tuesday! At the end of the month, unscramble them and email the secret word here: capturethesesketches@live.com
You can play in the treasure hunt EVEN if you don't get any scrapping done! :) Good luck!

When you complete this challenge, either email it to capturethesesketches@live.com with DOC in the title or load it into the LCOM gallery. And be SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE stating that you completed it! :)

Good luck and HAPPY SCRAPPING!
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Creative Prompts 4u!

For this week's challenge over at Creative Prompts 4u, Helen used a photo for inspiration.

Here's the challenge here. Here's the card I created for this week's challenge.


Make sure you participant this month. Kustom Die Kuts is sponsoring CP4U!
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Aaachooo!

The Challenge: Create a WINTER themed LO!

The Sketch: This sketch is brought to you by Lynne!! Yo0u can see the sketch here.

Treasure hunt letters:
1. P
2. Go to Ann's blog
3. Go to Guylaine's blog
4. Go to Darlene's blog
5. Go to Tara's blog
6. Go to Tanya's Blog
7. Go to Lynne's Blog

Save these letters... gather one every Friday and Tuesday! At the end of the month, unscramble them and email me the secret word!! ==> capturethesesketches@live.com
You can play in the treasure hunt EVEN if you don't get any scrapping done! :) Good luck!

Don't forget to go to Lynne's Blog to get your 7th letter! And did you notice... you have to go to Tanya's blog for a bonus letter... # 6!!

When you complete this challenge, either email it to capturethesesketches@live.com with SNEEZY in the title, or load it into the LCOM gallery. And be SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT HERE stating that you completed it! :)

Good luck, and HAPPY SCRAPPING!
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Let's Capture Our Memories - Card Challenge

This was Mel's turn to challenge the LCOM Card Team to a challenge. She challenged us to use chipboard on our cards this week.

So I went searching through my stash and I found a whole container of Maya Road key chipboard shapes and came up with the card you see below.

Thinking of You

I first Versamarked my key and then added some bronze embossing powder to it and then applied some heat. I kinda wanted a "travel" feel to my image so I grabbed my myStampBOX stamp set, Road Trip" and created a simple stamped back ground piece for the center of my card. I used a variety of Ranger Distress inks for my stamping.

I even decided to finish off the inside to match the outside...

Supplies: stamps, myStampBOX; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; patterned papers, Dream Street Papers; chipboard key, Maya Road; embossing powder, Walmart; inks, Versamark, Ranger; edge punch, Fiskars; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; ribbon, KI Memories; other, thread.

Make sure to check out LCOM and the chipboard card challenge. The Card Team made some amazing cards. You can see them here.

Good luck!
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It's Bashful Time!


It's Friday! That means it's another sketch creation for Let's Capture These Sketches Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs event!

Today's sketch challenge was created by my bestest bud, Tara. You can check out the official sketch on the LCTS blog here. Don't forget to collect your newest letter for the PRIZE at the end! You can find it on Tara's blog here.

Here's the layout I created using Tara sketch and the assigned challenge of using hidden journaling.

On the Mend

Here's a close up of my hidden journaling... I tucked it behind my popped up photo.

A few close ups of the details...

Gotta love pearls baby...

supplies: cardstock, Core'dinations; patterned paper, title spot, transparency, brad, buttons, BasicGrey; flourish stamps, Autumn Leaves; pearls, Prima, Queen & Co.; letter stamps, word stamps, Technique Tuesday; gems, Prima; leafy stamp, Magenta; chipboard star, Chatterbox; paint, Ranger; flowers, Prima; ribbon, journaling paper, Making Memories; edge punch, Martha Stewart; other, thread, Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
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"Just Add Sweets" ~ myStampBOX Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Just Add Sweets Blog Hop with myStamp BOX today!

If you have just happened upon my blog today, you may want to head to the start of the blog hop today, the myStamp BOX blog.

Here is our Just Add Sweets Blog Hop schedule just in case you missed anyone:

The design team's challenge was to take the theme of our blog hop and apply the colours of white, pink and orange to their creations.

For participating in the blog hop by leaving a comment on each and every participating myStamp BOX designer's blog, you have a chance to win a set of brand new stamps sets being released this month! So leave a comment on all the blog posts and then return to the mSB blog and tell us what you favourite project was along the way for a chance to win! Have fun!

Here are my creations using our theme and our totally cool colour scheme...

In sticking (no pun intended.. *wink*) to our sweets theme, I decided to create a few cards that had a sweet component to them... CANDY! Yum!

For my first card I wanted to use one of February's new stamp releases... Programmed Robots. So cute... I knew this little fella would be the perfect guy to hold a sweet treat for me!

I'm a Sucker for u!

For this month, we have been sponsored by P K Glitz. They provided the whole team with some fabulous glitters and embossing powders to use. I used their Powder Keg bronze patina embossing powder on my little robot fella.

I also used another new stamp release... Mini Alpha (small box) to create my greeting! I so LOVE that alphabet set!!! This set is a MUST for your stamping needs!

I had shopping in the candy section of my location variety store for some fun Valentine's treats to use on my cards and found these Gummy Ring candies. As soon as I saw them, I knew I would use my Funky Circles (small box) to create a fun patterned paper to display my fun candy treats. I took my orange ink and created a random ring pattern on my light orange cardstock.

Thanks!

When you untie the bow and remove your candy treat, this is the greeting that appears...

I used a super cool Kaleidacolor "Desert Heat" ink pad by Tsukineko to get the colour change from orange to red on my greeting from the Mention It! stamp set.

Because I was absolutely loving the colour scheme of the blog hop, I created one more fun card.

Nuts About You!

I first created the fun hexagonal patterned paper using the large open hexagon stamp from the Hive of Life stamp set and the little mini hex-shaped nut shape from the Programmed Robots stamp set. I also used the mini-nut shaped stamp to pattern the large pink heart behind the heat embossed robot.

Here's what the inside of my card looks like....

I again used my new favourite Mini Alpha stamp set to create my sentiment! LOVE that set... *sigh*.

Check out the myStampBOX store to see all the newly released stamp sets this month. You can't just have just one!

Thanks for joining me today. Don't forget to leave a comment on all the designer's blogs to ensure your name goes in to the hat for a PRIZE! Good luck!

Please hop along to the next designer........ Cherie's blog to check out her sweet work!

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Dopey is Up!


Our third challenge is up for Let's Capture These Sketches. Make sure to check out the LCTS blog for more information on how you can participate to WIN!
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Tomorrrow's the Day! Join us!


Join us tomorrow at 4pm EST for our "Just Add Sweets" blog hop for myStampBOX. One lucky commenter will win some FREE stamps! Join us on the mSB blog.
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