Wednesday, December 23, 2009

La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge 18 - Anything but a card!

Hoooooray! It's wonderful Wednesday and that means two awesome challenges from Paper Pretties and La-Land Crafts! If you are looking for PWC83 - Nontraditional Valentine (no reds or pinks), then click HERE!

I hope you all had a chance to join the royal blog hop last week. It was so much fun! Thanks to all who stopped by and left me a comment. I have a winner to announce. But first, I need to let you know what our challenge this week is!

Our talented Kim Yu is hosting this week's challenge. LLWWC18 is ANYTHING BUT A CARD. Here's what Kim has to say about this challenge:

Now, for this week, I would like to challenge everyone to create ANYTHING BUT A CARD! I know everyone is quite busy at the moment with the Holiday but we hope you can come and play along! Why not make this a real challenge for yourself before the year ends? :D

To get you inspired, our awesome Design Team and Guest Designers have come up with a few samples for you! Check them out at La-La Land Crafts blog HERE!

My inspiration is from my Christmas tree. This year, the boys and I had decided to decorate our tree with the small gifts and treats that we have been receiving over the past couple of weeks. As a teacher, I get many handmade gifts from the children and I cherish all of them! In keeping with the handmade theme, I decided to make a few ornaments that I could fill with little goodies for the boys to open every day after Christmas until the New Year, when our Christmas tree comes down. This triangular ornament (treat holder) is one that I made during a make-and-take at the store by a demonstrator from a stamp company. It's so quick and easy to make! I will make up the tutorial on this later this week.

Here's what I came up with:

I LOVE seeing all of the fabulous creations you all come up with!

Need some inspiration? Check out what our awesome DT and GDT have come up with!!!

I have a winner of the Fairy Lala stamp from last week.
I drew a name from the box and I pulled:


Congratulations, Kathy!
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Orange You Gonna Be My Valentine?

Can you believe there's only two more days 'til Christmas?! Yikes! Seriously... where does the time go? Well, it's time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge & Blog Hop! If you are following the Paper Pretties' Wednesday Challenge blog hop, then you should be coming from Wendy's blog. If not, then simply start with Julie Masse so that you don't miss out on a thing!
BTW, have you checked out the new and FABULOUS Paper Pretties' website? It's awesome!

To take our minds off of the Christmas countdown, our talented Jana Weaver has a Valentine challenge for you! The challenge is to create a Valentines card without using any Red or Pink! No red or pink on the designer paper and on Sophia... or any other Paper Pretties stamp you want to use. Jana did say pink on the cheeks are okay though. Ha ha ha!! Can you do this? I did... it was really fun!

Orange You Gonna Be My Valentine?
You have a piece of my heart!!

Come play along with us!!!
How to Enter:
Create a card using the challenge above and any Paper Pretties stamp set(s) you have. Upload your project to the Paper Pretties gallery. Please include it in the Weekly Challenges category and use keyword PWC83.
Deadline: 6pm EST Tuesday, December 29th.
Prize: $15.00 coupon to the Paper Pretties Boutique.

Now hop on over to Jennifer's blog to see what she has come up with for this fun Valentine challenge!

Can't wait to see what you come with!