Wednesday, April 8, 2015

5th Birthday Celebration & Challenge 129

We are celebrating FIVE wonderful years providing challenges for paper artists!  
I thought on this milestone birthday - I would like to do something a little different and celebrate the people behind the curtain!  I am talking about the wonderful sponsors who provide us with images and prizes, the 10 very creative artists who generously give us their time and effort every week to provide inspiration and tutorials, and finally, the three Senior DT who contribute the weekly, behind the scenes efforts to keep this blog running!  Have you ever thought about the fact that all of these people are not on a payroll - they voluntarily provide these services out of their love of the paper arts.  Yes, there are benefits for all concerned, a free image to play with or free exposure for the sponsor's brand or product, but the constant endeavor put into a Challenge Blog like this one is fed by the love of our craft!  Here's to YOU Team!
Thank you Aud's Design Team:
Billie, NanaConnie, Sandy, 
Amy, Ann, Mandy and Marie!
and to the Senior DT:
Julie, Ginny H and Ginny G
And finally, Here's to YOU, our creative guests, who come and play with us and give US the motivation and inspiration 
to keep on keepin' on!  Thank you for coming to our party!
And now, LET'S PLAY!  
Welcome to Challenge 129
April 9-21
Theme is to use (what else!):
Birthday Sentiment or the Number 5 + a Sentiment

 Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down to the WINNERS' POST!

Here is your Thursday
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  This week Ginny is providing you with a big handsome 5 so you can use it in the challenge if you want!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
Come back next week for another FREEBIE!

The Stamping Boutique and Doodle Pantry!

These two  great companies are pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  They are also each generously offering a prize for the winners of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.  Thank you to you both!

And finally, let's see what our Aud Sentiment Designers have created!  If you want more details on the project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Our teammates are using images provided by our sponsors: 

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using The Stamping Boutique's "The Magic of Pretend"

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Doodle Pantry's "Piratey Ship"

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Doodle Pantry's "Cupcake Ants"

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
Using Doodle Pantry's " Iris" 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using  The Stamping Boutique's "Pocket Patootie Monkey"

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3)Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
Challenge # 129 - 
" Use Birthday Sentiment or the Number 5 + Sentiment" 
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015


Stef H said...

happy, happy, happy birthday from all of us at THE STAMPING BOUTIQUE! we are delighted to be a part of your celebration!!!!

Denise Goeldner said...

Happy 5th Birthday, lovely creations by the DT's x

~ginny said...

It is a joy to work with you all - thanks for all your time and effort Team!

Jennifer_GlitterInMyHair said...

Happy birthday!! Beautiful DT inspiration as always! Thank you :)

Helen said...

Happy Birthday!!

Helen x

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice work DT

Debi said...

Happy Birthday! 5 years = a lot of work! Thanks!

Heidi Brawley said...

Happy Happy Birthday to yall!!!! Thanks for the fun challenge to play in here!!

Karen said...

Fabulous creations everyone!

Granmargaret said...

Happy 5th birthday.
Lovely cards by the design team

mackyton said...

Happy 5th birthday!! These creations are incredible. Love this work! My son also turned 5 years old last week. My husband reserved the best kid’s party halls in Bay area for the celebration party. It was a fun party.