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Monday, October 11, 2010

New challenge - Leaves and Trees

Welcome back to our challenge blog - we love seeing all the returning players week to week as well as new players!

Last week we had some terrific birthday entries! This week, the challenge is to create something using leaves and/or trees.

Before we get to the DT sample artwork, I want to announce our prize winner from last week's sponsor, Nichole Lewno. Chosen at random.org, the winner is Jennifer Hawkins!!  Congratulations Jennifer! Please contact me at mbryt1@bex.net with your mailing address so I can get the info to Nichole. And if you haven't stopped by Nichole's blog, I encourage everyone to stop by and leave a little message of thanks for sponsoring our challenge last week. Thanks Nichole!!

This week we have another opportunity for a lucky player to win in our 4 for 40 contest! If we get 40 players, one person will win a set of 4 cards created by a member of the H2H Design Team. This week, the lovely Jessica will be the 4 for 40 hostess and she has a few thoughts to share with you:

"One of my very favorite attributes of CTMH is our coordinating colors and embellishments. When I got ready to make my card for this challenge, I knew I would have everything I could possibly need for my card to match perfectly! Cardstock, Inks, ribbon, and embelishments. Even if you don't have the exact match all of our colors coordinate so well together that you can easily mix and match. I find that when I am using non CTMH products I have to move around to several different light sources in my house to see if my paper and ribbon match because the lighting in my scraproom is less than ideal. However if I am using CTMH and I am using Cocoa paper I know my ribbon will match perfectly! Our color coordinated products truly make papercrafting Faster, Simpler, and Easier."

Here is Jessica's card for the week - and also one of the cards you could win in her package of goodies so be sure to play along:


Beautiful!  Be sure to tell everyone about our challenge this week so we can get 40 players and someone will win this and 3 more gorgeous cards from Jessica!






What a tree-t to see all those fabulous samples!! Did I leave anyone out? Ok, so my tree and leaves humor has a lot to be desired. But we hope that doesn't stop you from playing along! Link your creation here by Sunday at 10 pm EST and we will stop by and see your entry. You might just be in our next Friday Five group!

24 comments:

Kim Lundstrom said...

I have 3 cards on this link. The first one is Halloween and has nothing to do with the challeng so just ignore. The second two are trees. I love these stamp sets!

Michelle said...

I have 2 cards and a double layout on this link. The layout is a Halloween theme.

Mary Gunn FUNN said...

Hope you enjoy my Spooky Old Tree....

LeAnne said...

Love Grows and Childhood Portrait are two of my "Go To" sets, perfect for this challenge.

Laurie said...

This challenge is truly inspiring. Keep up the great work. Love all of the DT ideas.

Lorrinda said...

I couldn't pick, leaves or trees? So I made one of each!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great challenge & wonderful inspiration by the DT,as usual :)

Sheila Bennett said...

Did something a little different this week, and updated an older blog post with "tree" cards. The cards are just perfect to highlight for "leaves and trees". And I thought it was interesting that the original post as on the same date - Oct 13, of last year. I do also plan to create something NEW and post it for this week's challenge.

Sheila Bennett said...

Created a new card using Treetops and posted it for the challenge. :)

Zgirl said...

Thanks for the lovely challenge. Makes me think of fall one of my favorite times of year...which still has yet to arrive in CA. Naz.

Tammy said...

I'm so glad I finally had a chance to play along this week! I love all the challenges and inspiration.

Queen Bee said...

WOWZER! There are so many gorgeous entries this week-glad I don't have to choose 5! I have posted my humble little project.

Ann said...

Glad to be back in this challenge. I've been extremely busy at work, but I set aside today to do what I wanted to do!!!

Dawn said...

Thanks for making me dig out my leaf stamps! ;O) I'm not feeling very fallish considering it has come and gone here in AK...we're just waiting for the snow to hit now!!! Beautiful inspiration from the DT as always!!

Michele said...

My favorite! Trees and Leaves! I actually shared 5 cards on my link; hope you like. As usual the design team did a fantastic job inspiring us all ~ everyone's entries are amazing this week! Thanks for letting me play :)

Karen Day said...

Whew! Just got this made with one day left in the challenge... now I'm off to check out everyone else's work!

Angela said...

I've always wanted to try the challenge and I just happen to have the perfect card. Thanks for organizing this!

Traci said...

I have a layout and a wall hanging that says "fall". I used Olivia paper on both projects. This was a really fun challenge. THANKS!

ScrampingTita said...

Hope I'm on time. I love all the beautiful cards. You are my inspiration to learn more!

Debbie Carriere said...

Hope it's okay to enter twice! Hoping you make it to 40 :)

Rachel Holaday said...

Whew! Barely made it in before the deaadline...but had fun creating a little leaf card this week!

Michelle said...

Oh I hope my 2 cards count....of course I waited and had technical difficulties!! Please count the last 2 for this challenge!!!

Thanks, Michelle

Michelle said...

It is only 10:13pm central time....which is what I am on!!

Michelle said...

Ok...so I guess I should have read a little better in my haste!! LOL!! Maybe next time!!