A Winner And A New Challenge List!
It's Time For The Shaped Card Challenge

Two Great Pieces Of Information

The first is a tip for watercoloring your images with supplies on hand from DT member Julie Koerber at Out To Impress.  She used her tip "technique" to paint this beautiful image, Pansy Vase.


You can read all about how she did it HERE.  While you are there, check out the rest of her blog.  She is a very talented artist!

Now for the next piece of good information.  I had someone ask me about using the Mega Mount.  She commented she should probably watch the video before asking.  I said, "Is there a video?" as an email response question.  Then I did what I always do to learn or find things.....I Googled...........

And I found a YouTube video demonstrating the Mega MountTM by Melanie, the owner of Scrapbooks & More, in Knoxville, TN.  I tried to find an email to let her know I was using her YouTube video, but didn't find one.  So Melanie, if you read this, this "shout out" is for you and to say, great way to go with your video.  Let's hear it for Melanie from the rest of you too!

Don't forget our next challenge is coming January 21.  The theme is listed below.  Some of you asked if we knew what challenges were coming up so you could plan.  Well, Kelli Richardson, our Design Team Coordinator has provided the following new challenge themes to keep your creativity flowing:

  • Jan. 21 -- SHAPED card (anything but rectangle)
  • Feb. 4 - Color Challenge (Shades of Green)
  • Feb. 18 - Background Bonanza -- (Cover-a-Card stamps if you have them)
  • Mar. 4 - Easter themed- A tisket, a tasket, where's my Easter basket, etc. :-)
  • Mar. 18 - It's a "Me" day -- show us how you'd spend a "me" day

I hope you will join us for the next challenge.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenges, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until the following Saturday at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the Email Shirley link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and also permanently in our IO Customer Gallery in the very next sidebar over.
  • The drawing will be on that following Sunday for another $25 Gift Certificate, to be chosen by Random.org.  It is for use at our Online Store.

I can't wait to see who plays next on January 21!!  Thanks for stopping by everyone!