January 5, 2011

Papercraft Star 27 Opens

It's our first official Challenge of the New Year and this challenge is all about New Year's Resolutions.  But first things first...

Pink Cat Studio is our Grand Prize sponsor for this month and you'll see a number of their darling stamps used on our Designer Team projects all month long as well!  Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

Catherine Pooler

Our sponsor this week is Catherine Pooler, Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator. Catherine is giving out a fabulous prize for the People's Choice Award winner for this challenge - One Free Month of Club InBox! Members of Club InBox (including our winner) get exclusive videos and tutorials teaching you techniques, seasonal projects, mini-albums, cards and more. All projects are new and Catherine only shares them with club members!

Make a card, layout, altered item, gift or home decor project using one of your New Year's Resolutions as your inspiration. Be sure to include the New Year's Resolution as part of your project description on your blog!

Catherine Pooler is also back with us as our Guest Designer for this week's Challenge!  She said, "My New Year’s Resolution is to dust off some of my older Stampin’ Up supplies and use them with my new goodies! I used the Chic Boutique Stamp Set and En Francias Stamp Set (both older) with new colors and the new Tulip Border Embossing Folder. I had fun “dusting off” an old technique I haven’t used in a while as well…Clear Emboss Resist!"

Jan hopes to become more encouraging this year, and she chose the word "Inspire" as her New Year's Resolution. She has more info on her blog about the recycling on this card - check it out !


Regan isn't one for making New Years Resolutions, but goals... YES! She has several for this year but this project is representative of her goal to spend more time crafting with her children! She chose to use the fabulous digis supplied by PinkCatStudio to make Valentines with her girls. To see her daughters and Husband's valentines along with details, please visit her blog.


Tracy's New Year's crafting resolution is two fold. She's been so blessed this year to be able to be involved in the internet world of blogging and Design Teams, and the New Year to come holds yet new adventures. So part of her resolution is to continue to be involved and share with other crafters and the other part is to "focus" on fine tuning and figuring out exactly what crafting styles work best for her. When she saw this Mo's Digital Pencil image she knew it was the perfect way to demonstrate her plans for the crafting New Year. You can find more details about the card and see the inside, complete with the rest of the sentiment, on Tracy's blog. Happy New Year!


Liz decided to choose a word for 2011 to focus on - simplify! For her, this means to not only simplify her life materially but also to concentrate on the simple things in life and to find joy in these things. Her simple layout shows this - enjoying a simple moment in life, a moment to treasure.


Kimberly's New Year's Resolution is to have more fun in all the little things of life. She created this fun card to illustrate her intentions to be more silly, laugh a little more, and do make light of all the challenges that life can bring. Kim used this fun little digi stamp from our sponsor, Pink Cat Studio to set the tone for her New Year's Resolution. Visit Kim's blog for more inspiration and a list of supplies.


Angi wanted to have some fun with one of her New Year's resolutions this year! She is going to do her best to stay out of the Starbucks drive through line. Check out Angi's blog to see how she used fun items including a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve on her layout.


Jennifer chose this digi stamp from Pink Cat Studio to represent her resolution to have more fun in 2011! Even "have to dos" can be fun with the right attitude! Check out her blog for more!


C's New Year's Resolution is to spend more time with her family. This page focuses on her husband and step-son and highlights the Lily Heart Pile digital stamp from Pink Cat Studio.


Unknown said...

Wonderful crafting here ladies. I am inspired. I have added your button to my blog but have been a follower for a little while.

Melissa Bove said...

Awesome DT samples Ladies!! Super fun challenge!

Melissa said...

Fantastic cards and projects!!