Friday, January 25, 2019

Christmas Stampathon 2019 - January


Welcome to the...

1st Round of the
Christmas Stampathon 2019

Be inspired every month with a Christmas Challenge on the 25th of the month.

Wow I can not believe I have not blogged in such a long time!!  It's been a crazy few months with the holidays, family time, hubby time, and my day job.  End of year at work is a bugger, but not that January is almost over...what??...I am finally starting to slag off a little.  Just in time for the January challenge for the Christmas Stampathon 2019!!!

Rules and How to play along will be below, and remember there are prizes at the end!!

Congratulations to the 2018 winners: 1st Prize - Jurissa for the BIG box of goodies, 2nd Prize - Janet for taking home 10 hand made projects from the Ladybug.

A little detour for just a second, I will be announcing some future changes to my business and vlog channel.  I need to cut out some steps in my business to hopefully make it easier to accomplish what I would like to in 2019.  So be on the look out for that on my YouTube channel.


The theme this month is frugal crafting.

Make use of what you have, whether it's products in your stash, some pretty packaging or some scraps.

This month's challenge is to make at least

4 cards, or tags 

I am joined by the 3 other demonstrators from around the world

Ruth Trice - Artful Stampin  from the U.K.

Ellen Woodbridge - The Happy Stamper from Australia

and 

Rosalie Desmond - Stampin with Rosalie from Australia


Here is my video tutorial...


Info and rules about the Christmas Stampathon 2019

  • This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia. 
  • Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge.
  • The Challenge will be set on the 25th of the month (January-October) on each of the organizers social media. The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.
  • Join the Facebook group for up to date announcements and to submit entries https://www.facebook.com/groups/569826780020011/
  • Challenge Rules
  • To be entered into the Prize Draw in November you need to complete 1 or more of the challenge. You will earn 1 virtual ticket entry every month you complete a challenge and an addition 10 virtual tickets if you complete all 10 months.
  • Photos of your projects need to be posted on the Facebook group post for that month or emailed to one of the organizing demonstrators to be shared, please state your country of residency.
  • To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK or Australia.
  • All entries must use at least one Stampin' Up! product - ideally a stamp.
  • The winners will be randomly selected by an online generator from all the eligible participants.
  • By submitting a photo you give the organizers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.
  • There are prizes available for each country. The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organizers will choose and ship free of charge. The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organizer/s from your respective country makes.
  • Everyone who participates will be allowed to use our specially designed badge that can be displayed on your blog.
  • Please use the hashtag #christmasstampathon2019 in any social media you post your entries to.
Sound like fun? Want to play along and be ready for Christmas 2019? Come join us!!!

Hugs from the bug,
Denise





Thursday, October 25, 2018

Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018 - Paper Stars

This is the last project for the Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018!!!  And this is also my Vlogotber Day 25 (I know missing a few LOL I got behind a little).

We all have enjoyed giving you the challenges and seeing your amazing projects.


Can you believe we made it?!?!  And how many of you are now ready for the season, you will cards ready to plus a few special projects.

We will pick the Winners for 2018 on November 25th, then we will take a break but will be back for 2019!!!  So look for us on January 25th, 2019.


And to finish out this year, we are ending with a Decorations or Home Decor challenge. You will need to make 4 of them.

My final project is pretty simple, I have been wanting to do this star all year!!!  I only used three items and no stamping!!! I choose to make stars for my tree, and to scatter throughout my home.

Don't forget to please go check out my friends amazing creations,


Measurements (supplies listed at end of post):

Designer Series Paper - (2) 6 x 6

Video Tutorial


Here is the breakdown on why we started this challenge....

Do you find yourself scrambling to get your Christmas cards out in December?  Make creative tags for your packages?  Gift and Treat bags? Home Decor?

Well, a group of talented demonstrators and myself have decided to collaborate to help, all of us, not to feel rushed in December.

It's called the Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018!!!  There is even some prizes involved, yay!!!

Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge, including demonstrators.  You are encouraged to share with your customers.

This is a collaboration between Stampin' Up! Demonstrators in the US, UK and Australia.

The Challenge is set on the 25th of the month on each of the organizers Facebook pages and will then have followup information on their blogs and YouTube channels.

The deadline for submission is 11pm on the 24th of the following month in your respective time zone.

And don't worry if you don't have any Christmas stamp set's yet, you can use just about any stamp set.


Now for the Rules to Win Prizes:

1. Each Month you participate you will get a ticket, 1st month earn 1 ticket, 2nd month, earn 2 tickets, and so on.

2. Post your your projects on the Facebook Group, in the thread we have marked for that month. Please add your region (Austrailia, UK, or USA) - PLEASE not as a separate comment.

3. You must use at least one Stampin' Up! Product to be entered into the prize, preferably a stamp set.

To be eligible to win a prize you need to live in the USA, UK/Europe or Australia.

By submitting a photo you give the organizers permission to use the photo on their blog and social media.

Ok, what is the prize??  The first prize is US $60, UK £50, AUS $88 of product that the organizers will choose and ship free of charge.  The second prize is a sample of each of the items the organizer/s from your respective country makes.

The Facebook group is - Christmas Challenge Stampathon 2018

Please join to share your photo's in the designated post for that month's challenge.

We have even created a hashtag #christmaschallengestampathon2018 for you to use on all of your social media, including Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and your blogs.

Sound exciting??!!!

It's that simple, and by November 24th you will be ready for Christmas.

Please use the Monthly Hostess Code when ordering.  And check out this months customer coupon.
                         

                               
If you have any questions please let me know...until then, enjoy a creative day!!
Product List
Festive Farmhouse 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.00
Glue Dots
$5.25
Paper-Piercing Tool
$4.00

Monday, October 22, 2018

Vlogtober Day 19 - Metal Christmas

***I got a little behind from the weekend, so I will be posting days 19, 20 & 21 over the next few days.  As well as my regular scheduled posts. Spent some quality time with my family.  Thank you for understanding***


This card features a few of my favorite products from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, and annual.

And the buffalo check stamp set is on trend with all the farm house decor, including Christmas.


I used a couple of different framelits for this card, but it just needed it.

Have you used buffalo check in your card making, or home/christmas decor?

Measurements (products used listed below):

Real Red - Cardbase 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 - Mat for stamp 4 x 5 1/4, 2 1/2 x 4 for "Merry"
Whisper White - Mat 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/2  x 4 for "Merry"
Galvanized Paper - 2 1/4 x 5 1/4

Video Tutorial

It's my BIRTHDAY MONTH!!! 
Offering 2 items when you purchase product 
at my birthday age or above!!

Exclusive (While Supplies Last) Stamps and Thinlets Available for Purchase in November


November Paper Pumpkin (ooooh!!!! it's a plaid box)

Please use the Monthly Hostess Code when ordering.  And check out this months customer coupon.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.