Monday, November 23, 2009

Our Christmas DT Challenge,

Hi Everyone,

Today is our Design Team Christmas Challenge and we have 10 ladies who have created fabulous samples! Our new DT member Flo is joining in for the first time and I hope it all works with the time change between here and France!

I also asked Darlene Pavlick (aka akronstamperdpk) to join in, as she is a big fan of our products, super talented and often hosts the Crafty Secrets Creative Challenges over at and

Please click on the links below to see the Christmas samples each lady has created starting with our DT leader and hostess Vicki Chrisman! Then scroll down to see more Christmas samples

I decided to search my files for an extra Christmas sample created by each of our DT ladies. As I just pulled most of these from my picture file I don't have a full supply list or links to instructions on most but if you have any questions, you can email the designer.

I adore this Winter calendar board DT leader Vicki Chrisman created using the Dec, Jan and Feb months from our Calender Creative Scraps and the little girls are from our Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklet. The extra embellishments add the perfect finishing touch!

DT member Pam Hooten designed this pretty card and candle set using our Christmas Joy Stamps and the candle would make a great little gift. One of the advantages of unmounted stamps is that you can stamp on a curved surface as Pam did here.

DT member Heidi Blankenship used our Sweetchips Little Girls Outfit to create this adorable little Christmas dress, which would make a great keepsake with a little girls photo. The red & white paper is from our Earthy Paper Pad. Heidi also used the little holly branch from the Christmas Joy Stamp Set on the dress and heart and candy canes are Christmas Memories Stickers. We ran out of mini hangers but have more in now here.

This cool advent calendar was designed by DT member Marissa Grosson and she used the little holly branch and the bow stamp from Christmas Joy to create the wreath (amazing) matted with a SpellBinders scallop die. Numbers stamped from our Sexy Little Number Stamps and she used our ABC Top Hat alpha set to stamp words 'Christmas and Countdowm'.

This colors and the little girl look so pretty on this card DT member Michele Kovack created using our Seasons Greetings Stamp Set! I love the extra embellishments of velvet ribbon and the pink & blue combo is one of my favs! Michele went all out on this card using glitter, crystal pins, stitching, Spellbinders dies, Cosmo Cricket Paper, sentiment from Papertrey, Glimmer Mist and Tim Holtz Ink - whew! You can get all the details HERE on Michele's blog

This card DT member Linda Duke created is so cute with the liquid applique and glitter she to the little girls outfit! She is from our Christmas Scraps and Linda has details HERE on her blog.

Michelle van Etten made this cute card using the Santa, circle frame and sentiment from our Seasons Greetings Stamp Set. Paper is from our Radiant Paper Pad. I love the way she cut the bigger circle in the front and added the gold 'pearls' and some type of glitter snow to Santa.

DT member Melissa Phillips used one of the Santa images from our Christmas Postcard Kits to create this fun Christmas wall hanging mounted on a Bingo Card from Tattered Angels. You can get all the details and supply list HERE on Melissa's blog.

Flo, our newest DT member from France is so talented at creating all kinds of chipboard mini albums and containers such as baskets to hold them. This Christmas album she created is amazing. She used a mix of images from our Christmas Image & Journal Booklet and Christmas Cuts.

Darlene Pavlick created this wonderful card using our Snowbunnies stamp set. I love the Winter sky and the Liquid Applique she used. No wonder those bunnies look scared - they are going to crash into the birdies!

Here is another cute Christmas card Darlene created using a page from our Christmas Image & Journal Notes Booklet and the music pine cone stamp is from our Vintage Christmas set.

Last of all, if the download stopped working for you to get our free antique Thanksgiving Postcard, it's back up. Please click HERE to download it. Look at the pretty card Cynthia created using the image!
** Don't forget to enter to WIN our NEW Couple of Cuties Stamp Set! We are drawing 2 random winners on Thanksgiving. Just leave a comment HERE to say what you are thankful for.

Wishing you lots of joy & creativity
Sandy Redburn

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Thespa McLaughlin said...

What wonderful projects. Getting the creative fires burning for the holiday hearths! Thanks!

Karen W said...

All of the DT cards are just amazing and some of the projects are beautiful. Great job everyone and thanks so much for all the inspiration.

Karen W said...

Here is my card, I loved this challenge

Karen Dunbrook said...

Just awesome projects!!

Cynthia said...

Love all of the vintage projects! What a great surprise to see my Thanksgiving card featured on your blog today, Sandy. Thanks for the vintage download for this card!

Karen Dunbrook said...

All the projects are gorgeous and inspiring...thanks for sharing....