Thursday, March 31, 2011

Make it Yours Winner

Thanks to the ladies who played along this week with our "Make it Yours" challenge.  Your patterned papers were great and I enjoyed visiting your blogs!
Now let's get to the good stuff - The winner of a template from
She made this cute little number.
Send me an e-mail with your choice of template and format Miria!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Make it Yours

Welcome back crafty ladies! 
I'm SO excited about todays challenge and our sponsor, so let's get right to it! 
This week our fantabulous sponsor is....
A Perfect Presentation offers fantastic templates in a variety of formats, that are easy to use and make a perfect presentation every time!  The design team and I have fallen in love with these products and I know you will too.  Leigh Ann Baird, the owner, has generously offered a template of choice to our winner this week!

Our challenge this week is to create your own patterned paper to use on a package or project of your choice. 
And the best part?
Leigh Ann has three FREE pdf templates for you to download and play with!!
Candy Bar Card
Goody Box
Candy Wrap
Here's what the gals and I came up with this week... 
Now let's see how you can "Make it Yours"! 
Leave us a link to your package or project showing us the cute patterned paper that you made!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I can see right through that - winner!

Thanks for playing along in our vellum challenge!
The lucky winner of 4 free digis from

She made this cute little number
Congratulations!  I'll be in touch!

Friday, March 18, 2011

I can see right through that!

Before we get started today, I wanted to thank our participants from last week.  I know the world is crazy right now, not to mention our normal day-to-day obligations.  So, for my design team and those of you who made some time to play along last week - thank you.
Now let's have some fun!
This week our sponsor is.....
and there are FOUR DIGIS up for grabs for a lucky participant!

You have until 11:59pm next Wednesday to be eligible for the prize, but if you decide to play along after that, just leave us a link in the comment section.

Our challenge this week is....

You got it kids - we want you to use vellum on your projects this week.  Fold it, stamp it, emboss it - whatever makes you happy.  Now how about a little inspiration from our fabulous design team?

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Now it's your turn! 
Go grab that vellum and leave us a link by 11:59pm next Wednesday.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Little Brown Dress Winner

Just popping in quick today to announce our winner of a $10 credit to

Congratulations to.....

This was her cute entry...

I'll be in touch Deanne! 
Thanks to all who found time to play along during this crazy week.
Our new sponsor and new challenge will be posted at midnight!
See you then!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Little Brown Dress

Ready for another Christmas challenge? Thanks to all of you who played along last week and came back for more!

For those of you who may be new to CSAYL, we post a new challenge every Friday. Some weeks we'll have a sponsor company with prizes and other weeks we'll just play for fun. Our challenges will run every Friday until November 18th, and if you play along with us each week, you'll have all of your Christmas cards DONE before Thanksgiving!

Let's get started, shall we?
Our sponsor this week is....

Deedee has generously donated a $10 credit to her online store to one lucky winner!

And now on to the challenge....
Inspiration can come from anywhere.
Even a little brown dress. (photo courtesy of "Cat on a Limb")

I found this adorable handmade dress while perusing blog-land one evening. You can check out how one talented Mommy made it right here.

Check out how the design team was inspired by this cute toddler dress... Lovin from My Oven by MacKenzie.
Warm Wishes by Patricia.

A light into the World by Lisa.

Just Chillin' by Judy.

Deer Friend by Joan.

Let it Snow by Kerry.

Beary Merry Christmas by Alyssa.

Merry & Bright by Becky.

Merry & Bright by Jodi.

Gingerbread Holidays by Louise.

Okay kids, now it's your turn.
How does the little brown dress inspire you?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

How much Bling can YOU Bring? - Top 10 and a winner!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our first challenge of the year! I had so much fun hopping over to all of your blogs and seeing your beautiful projects!

Here are 10 of my favorite projects this week!
(just click on the pic to go to each blog if you like)

And now for our winner of the Bling challenge!
Congratulations to........
(I'll be e-mailing you soon Corry)
Thanks again to all who participated!
Check back shortly for a sneak peek at our next challenge!