March 2, 2011

Challenge 35 is now open !!

It is March, and finally we can begin to dream of spring !! This month Michelle's Scrapbooking is sponsoring our design team - one selected DT member will be showing off their digi stamps each week of this month.

Our Monthly Sponsor

Michelle's Scrapbooking & More
is the home of The Pixie Cottage stamps, with many different illustrators/artists contributing their art work we have a stamp for every taste. We are now selling not only single stamps, but some stamp sets as well. Red rubber and digital images are both available, so stop by and take a look at our latest images. If stamps are not your thing we have a wide selection of paper crafting supplies too !

Our Challenge This Week

Songs, Movies or Books Inspiration

Create a project using a song title or book or movie as your inspiration. For example, use the title, the story/lyrics or a character as your inspiration to create whatever papercraft project your heart desires.

Design Team Reveal

Tracy has used a cute little Pixie Cottage digi called "Catasticat Kite" from Michelle's Scrapbooking & More, This cute little guy is colored with Copic markers and is floating through some fluffy chalked clouds. How could he not be singing "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from the classic Mary Poppins!

What a fun challenge this is! Regan created a layout dedicated to a song that her and her husband sing to their daughters called Rainbow Connection. You might recognize the song from the one and only Kermit the Frog! Along with some hidden journaling, she included the lyrics on her page along with all the colors in the rainbow! For more photos and details, please visit her blog Emora Designs.

Angi has way too many fave movies and couldn't pick just one. Everyone is a BIG MOVIE FAN in her house! Each year they even have an "Academy Awards - Oscar Party". Angi created a fun project for this challenge. Check out her "Altered Movie Popcorn Bucket". She made these as fun party favors for her party guests to enjoy. If you'd like to see the fun item that she added to the inside be sure to check out Angi's blog.

As Kim looked around her stamps, she found this adorable set from Lawn Fawn called, "Swimsuit Season". Right away, Kim thought of the song, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and knew it would be perfect for this challenge. The bright colors and happy embellishments sure get you in the mood for warm sunny days ahead! For more fun, stop by Kim's blog at Paper Loves Glue.

C decided to break out the Cricut Expression and play with some butterflies this week. The title of her layout is called Baby Love and this is a picture of her at 18 months old. C's mother used to sing to her all the time and one of the songs she would sing was "Baby Love" by The Supremes. For details about how this layout was made and the fun new tool she used go ahead and visit her blog at TradeFishDesigns.

One of Jennifer's favorite movies is "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and this card was inspired by that film! She lightened up the darker tone of the film using pretty blossoms, frame, and sentiment stamps from Waltzingmouse. Head on over to her blog for more!

What fun reveals from our team ! We are really looking forward to seeing what you do with this super fun challenge.

Don't forget we have new deadlines for our linky - Sunday 9PM (Eastern US) submissions close, and voting closes on Tuesday at 6AM (Eastern US.)

Tomorrow's tutorial features Jan, our Design Team Coordinator, so stop by for that. Jan will also be featured in our Executive Board Reveal on Friday.

Stop by our message board and say hi, hello, or howdy, whatever suits you ! Lots of hints, helps, questions, opinions, weight loss support, book reviews, and so much more.

On a very sad note - we are losing our down under designer, Liz Kordek, from our senior design team. We are all familiar with her little daughter, Kalia, who has been the subject of so many of Liz's layouts - what a beautiful child she is. Kalia has been diagnosed with cancer, and will begin her first treatments within the next couple of days.

Please keep Kalia, and Liz and the rest of her family in your thoughts and prayers as they take this terrible journey. You may contact Liz at her blog, or leave her a message here at Papercraft Star. We have such a wonderful community here of caring women - you never know when your loving kindness will make a huge difference in someone's life.


Leanne said...

I'd certainly remember Kalia & her parents in prayer as they go through the stressful journey.
Re. this challenge, I have a post dated 25/2-Inspired by a song on my blog. I will link it up if you say so.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Prayers and big hugs go out to Liz, Kalia and their entire family.

Liliana W said...

Liz, little Kalia and family are in our prayers.

Emora Designs said...

Thoughts, prayers and big hugs to Liz, little Kalia and their family.

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Sure Leanne ! Please include a mention and a link back to Papercraft Star, and we are good to go.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Liz, you and your family and little Kalia are in my thoughts and prayers as you embark on this journey.

Audrey Pettit said...

Praying for you, Liz! For you and for Kalia and for your entire family!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a fun challenge!
I am SO SORRY to hear of little Kalia's health issues!! I will certainly keep the entire family in my prayers.
I just went through the cancer journey with my husband and that was bad enough ... I can't even imagine how difficult it must be for such a little one! She looks so precious! My heart goes out to them ... God Bless this little girl!!

ferrellgraph-x said...

My heart aches for Liz and her family. You will be in my prayers.
Kind regards,
Jennifer Ferrell

Spyder said...

Lovely challenge, my card's sort of connected to Alice in Wonderland...A very Merry Un-birthday to you (Link to song on blog)

Jean said...

This is my first time playing along, thanks for the great challenge. :)