Friday, October 15, 2010

TSC2: Black and White and One Other Color
    With At Least One Stampsmith Stamp

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the first Stampsmith Challenge!!  Your entries are all fantastic! Here are a couple of the wonderful projects we'd like to highlight.  Ladies, please email me (Valerie) for a special badge for your blog :)

Marilyn M. by Marilyn M.!

Thank You Card by Kym
Dream by Kathryn

And now to announce the winner of the first Stampsmith Challenge by random draw.... drumroll please...... 
entry #5..... Madame Bat Lady by Blanca!  Congratulations, Blanca!!  Please email Valerie for details on collecting your prize!

Now on to our second challenge for October!  This week we challenge you to create a project using specific colors - black and white and one other color - with at least one Stampsmith Stamp to qualify for the draw!  If you do not yet have any Stampsmith images, please join us for the open challenge on November 1st.  

Here is some gorgeous inspiration from the designers for this challenge!!  They invite you to drop by their sites for more details - just click on the designer's name below each project.  We look forward to seeing your take on this theme.  Simply click below to submit a picture of your project!
Carol Quance
Julie Mutch
Karen McAlpine
Kim Prince

Friday, October 1, 2010

TSC1: Getting All Dressed Up

Welcome everyone!  The Stampsmith Design Team is very excited to bring you The Stampsmith Challenge Blog!  Whether you are already a Stampsmith fanatic or are new to The Stampsmith images, we have loads of fun for you!

The very first challenge is going to be all about dressing up.  When you're dressing up for a party, a masquerade, a wedding, halloween, a themed event or any special occasion, you're going to need just the right outfit with all of the matching accessories! This challenge celebrates suits, dresses, crowns, masks, tiaras, bling, shoes, purses, feather boas or whatever costume is appropriate for the occasion!!

Feel free to create any type of project inspired by this theme (card, 3d object, altered project, art jewellery, etc.) to be entered for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to spend in the Stampsmith Shop!

You are encouraged to us Stampsmith stamps if you have them, however; you may enter this challenge using any stamped images for your chance to expand your Stampsmith collection.

Never entered a challenge before?  We're honoured to have you join us!  It's really quite simple!  Just click on the link at the bottom of this post to enter the challenge.  You will be given the choice to link to your project on your blog or to upload your picture directly from your computer.  Check back to see other entries during the challenge.  The winner will be announced on October 15th when the next challenge starts.

The design team has graciously provided some beautiful inspiration! They invite you to visit their blogs for more details.  Click on the pictures to see larger versions.  Have fun and good luck!

Bling by Julie Mutch

Bling Closeup by Julie Mutch

All Dressed Up by Karen McAlpine

All Dressed Up by Karen McAlpine

Fancy Dress Party by Lynne Moncrieff

Haute Couture by Valerie Wilson