It’s Thursday and a great day to remind you that Dreamweaver Stencil’s blog is posting about their February Challenge to get frilly and fabulous with your projects and enter submit them to the challenge gallery.
Are you wondering where our monthly blog challenge has gone?
We’re taking the month of January off and cooking up a brand new style of challenges. We will start back up in February, boy that’s coming up soon!
Our friends at House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge is always a great way to use our meeces.
We have just been so busy making new products, introducing you to partner companies, and sharing our terrific samples, that we’ve got a bit behind on our monthly Blog Challenges! Well, time to catch up!
First, we’re thrilled to announce our July Challenge Winner – Darlene Pavlick! You can see her project and Darlene can claim her prize by visiting the
Then there’s our August Challenge! Wow! Well, that flew by and we never even got that far! We’re going to give you until September 25th to link your Summer Memories project to our InLinkz tool so that this great theme doesn’t get skipped! You can see all the details on our
And finally it’s back to school with our September Challenge where it’s all about the kids! Anything with a kid theme, a theme kids would like, or just a kid like thought is fair game for this one! Babies to Toddlers to Tweens to Teens to Kids of All Ages. Let’s see what makes ’em smile. Enter your project on our
The Winner from our December Challenge – Clean And Simple Holiday Cards is:
Except that we can’t really figure out who that is. Here’s the card:
But it’s not posted on a blog or even Flickr as far as we can tell! Hopefully you’ll recognize your work and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address! If we don’t hear from you by next week, we’ll draw another winner.
Thanks for playing everyone!! Super great cards from all the participants this time!
Our January Theme is New Year – so stamp out your resolutions. We’re getting the post up soon, but this way you can get started!
Our Handmade Gift Challenge ends this week on the 28th, so remember to get your links in to our linky tool (at the right with F.E. Linus on it)(or on the challenge page HERE).
Your projects don’t have to be Holiday themed, just something you would give someone as a handmade gift. We’ve got a few more great ideas for you today!
Know anyone with a new baby? How about an adorable Baby’s First Christmas picture frame like this one by Kristine Reynolds:
How about a terrific gift for coworkers or teachers? A couple of Keurig cups fit just perfectly in this terrific project by Kristine Reynolds:
A beautiful reminder of inspiration would be a lovely gift for a dear friend, pastor, or family member. Krissy Fossmeyer shares this plaque on an easel as a terrific gift idea. She posted it on her blog HERE:
For the mixed media, art lover in your life, Suzanne Czosek has created this romantic but trendy canvas piece!
For the folks in your life facing a really long winter – this snowman journal by Jennifer Dove can help them get started on that great American novel, or their memoirs!
Dozens more ideas are available on the projects tab of our website. The Out of the Box section presents all those terrific things that aren’t a card or scrapbook page. Check it out!! Then enter…only a few days left!
We are seeing more and more fantastic ideas on the internet this year for handmade Christmas gifts! You know you want to make them… but you know if you don’t start now, you’ll end up at the mall the day after Thanksgiving elbowing each other to death before you’ve even had your coffee! Join us in reclaiming the spirit of gift giving, and start something now! Then enter your project, even if it’s not quite done, in our Challenge for a chance to win some terrific goodies!
Make a set of stationery or a travel memory book and present it in a cool box like this one by Kristine Reynolds:
Wow someone with a gift of dried herbs from your garden. Put them in pretty cello bags tied with ribbons and present them in this beautiful Butterfly Box also by Kristine Reynolds:
Make someone a set of gift tags! Everyone uses tons of them, how lucky they’d be to have ones as elegant (and easy to make!) as these by Asia King:
Handmade Christmas Ornaments are always great gifts for folks just starting a household. Check out this darling ornament by Jennifer Dove:
Easy instructions for all these projects and hundreds more are available on our website. You can click on the captions above for links to those specific projects. Our Challenge ends on Nov 28, so please link your project up soon! December’s Challenge will be Clean And Simple (CAS) Holiday Cards (for those of us who still haven’t started ours! Yikes!).