Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fashionably Geek Challenge

Help us Lollipop Girls out so that we can gather 200 Sweethearts under the roof of the Sweetest Blog on the Block by:
  • creating a posting on all of your blogs right now inviting your followers to become a Sweetheart of C.S.D.
  • post about us on the forums that you frequent where it's okay to.
  • Rock the C.S.D. Link Badge wherever you are able (make sure it links back to C.S.D.) and
  • when you have done all of that come back here and leave a comment letting us know you have.

We'll give you cyber kisses on the cheek!

Thank you Teri Hansen, Scrapaholic Sherry, Nance and Perfectly Precocious for becomming a Sweetheart of C.S.D. recently. We're so glad to have you here!

Thank you Jennifer Manis and Jocelyn Petcholan for Guest Designing.

Thank you Wendy Rago for Guest Designing and for being our Monthly Grand Prize Sponsor this month.

And thank you April and Jill for also Sponsoring us this month.

It means SO much to me that you all wanted to help make C.S.D. a more rewarding place. I feel lucky being on the receiving end of your kindness.

Sweethearts, please visit our Sponsors and see all they have to offer. You will be so glad you did!

Bad Girls Kits

Studio Calico

Memorable Seasons

Before I announce this next exciting Challenge I have a few WINNERS to announce....the end of the month is here and 2 Challenges have also come to an end. The Lollipop Girls cast their votes and I have the WINNERS name of the Monthly Grand Blog Candy from Bad Girls Kits in my hand.....anxious to know who it is?......

Aren't you so, SO excited?.....

Yeah, I know! Me too!.....




Oh, alright!....

For the SUPER Sweet 16 Blog Hop Challenge.....The WINNER is finnabair with her "The picture says it all" layout.
Congratulations finnabair! The Lollipop Girls absolutely loved your layout! They thought that it was SO unique and amazing. They loved your non-traditional flowers and the use of eyelets too!

For the Gesso Peso Challenge......The WINNER is Chris with her "Do you feel lucky?" layout.Congratulations Chris! The Lollipop Girls loved the story behind your design and they thought it was very cool and creative.

We have a couple of Honorable Mentions in this category too! The first one being finnabair again with her "Awe!" Inspiring Altered Canvas in gold. The Lollipop Girls said that it totally reminded them of money.

Our next Honorable Mention is Kimmy with her Fabulous Altered Canvas. Congratulations finnabair and Kimmy for a job well done and to all of you Sweethearts for participating. You each did such a wonderful job!

And last but definately not least is the WINNER for the Monthly Grand Blog Candy from Bad Girls Kits. She's one of our most loyal Sweethearts here on C.S.D. and I am SO happy to announce her as the WINNER of the Grand Blog Candy. Congratulations Jennifer Manis! You've WON!!!

Now on to the next Challenge..... Fashionably Geek Challenge
Due Date: Midnight (est) Monday, October 10, 2009

Oh! You didn't know that "Geek" was the new "Black?" Well, now you know! Let's rock this Challenge in the name of all geeks!
Rules are simple.....

-The base of your Paper Creation should be BLACK. It doesn't have to be all black or even plain black, but black. With that said, you don't have to create a layout. It can be any kind of Paper Creation (a layout, a card, a mini album, an altered item, etc.).
-The title/journaling on your Paper Creation (should you choose to add one) should be WHITE.
-You must include a PLAID, CHECKERED or ARGYLE PRINT and
-You must include an APPLE. It doesn't matter how many.

Already created a Paper Creation that fits into these rules? Awesome! Go ahead and enter it into the Challenge! They don't need to be new.

We are doing away with the POINT SYSTEM and instead strictly going by the voting from the Lollipop Girls from now on. So, do your best job and Good Luck! The Winner will be announced on 14 October.

Check out the Lollipop Girls take to this Challenge..... "My Pooh" by Lynnette Davis a.k.a. Cherry Lolita
"Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the forest that was left out by mistake." ~ Winnie the Pooh
Patterned Papers: Making Memories, K&Co., Fancy Pants; Alphas: American Crafts; Stickers: Basic Grey; Ink: Staz On; Misc.: Buttons, Tag, apple punch out.

"Thirsty" by Jennifer French a.k.a. Orange Passion

I read the Twilight book out of curiosity. Before I knew it, I was thirsty for more!Red Cardstock-Hobby Lobby;Patterened Paper- Scenic Route (plaid) ,Chatterbox (black background);Pearls-Prima;Journal Spot-Jillibean Soup;Alphas-American Crafts;Bling-Kaiser;Pearlized Accent Ink-Smooch;Fluid Chalk-Colorbox;Flower-unknown.

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree" by Michelle Jacknicke a.k.a. TwistedSoda Pop

American crafts remarks alpha, Black Bazzill cardstock, MM Blacktie journalling tab, Chatterbox Green Plaid, Sugar n Spice ribbons, Ric Rac, Prima flowers and leaves, Prima Say it in Crystals, Dymo labeller and MM pink staples.

"Rockin' the Librarian" by Jennifer Priest a.k.a. Butterscotch Scrapper

Supplies: Paper-Bazzill, Imaginesce, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, Prima; Diecuts-Polka Dot Whimsy, K & Co. Stickers-American Crafts, Creative Imaginations; Ribbon-Creative Impressions, jenniferpriest.etsy.com; Thread-Joann's; Ink-Colorbox Chalk

"Newly Weds" by Dr. Annika Prestwich a.k.a. Pink Coffee Bean

Cardstock: Bazzill smoothies; Patterened papers: October afternoon "Road trip" series; Flowers: Prima; Apple from October Afternoon; Buttons from the Box Without Bottom in my scrapbooking room; Pearls and Bling from Kaiser kraft; Mini alpha stickers from Making Memories; Thickers from American Crafts "Dolce" and my own handwriting.

Altered Composition Book "Notes" by Sandra Polette a.k.a. Rasberry Dazzle

Fashionable geeks, like myself, must carry around fashionable composition books!Composition Book and BiC Pen, Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Papers: October Afternoon, 3 Bugs in a Rug, Chipboard: Fancy Pants, Alphas: American Crafts, Felt Flower: Petaloo, White Pen: Zig Opaque Writer, Stick Pin and Paint: Making Memories, Ribbon: Offray, Misc: Apple Charm, Brads, Jewels, Buttons, Thread.

Sandy loved this Challenge so much and created two things because she said she's a geek! Here's her other Paper Creation....

"Rebellious" by Sandra Polette a.k.a. Rasberry Dazzle

"I am naughty and rebellious sometimes"
Growing up and all through high school I was a geek. I wore the glasses, played clarinet in the band, made straight A's, and never questioned authority. I was even considered a "goodie-goodie" by my wild and outgoing friend Amanda. Boy, I made my parent's proud though! :) Haha! Today (I'm still a geek)-- but I'm not as straight-laced as I seem. People presume I am. I may be cautious and play it safe in general but I have seasons when I'm downright rebellious! I've done stupid things that make me wonder, "What was I thinking?!" One of those things happens to be me taking these silly pictures---and then posting them on this layout! LOL

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Papers: October Afternoon, Basic Grey, 3 Bugs in a Rug, Flower: Prima, Alphas: American Crafts, Tiny Stickers: American Crafts and My Little Shoebox, White Flocking on Title: Doodlebug Design, Paint: Making Memories, Polka Dot Mask: Heidi Swapp, Misc and Don't remember: Lacing brads and twine, Apple button and jewels.

"Preschool" by Jenny Brannies a.k.a. Candy Apple Red
This layout features pictures from my little boys' first day of Preschool a few weeks ago. I used a collage template for the first time and hid my journaling under one of the pictures. I absolutely LOVE that I was able to fit five photos on one page.
Background Paper: Fancy Pants, Patterned Paper: October Afternoon. Mix of Detours and Nightlight lines, Cardstock Stickers: October Afternoon, Felt Apple: Imaginisce, Hat Pin: Heidi Grace, Alphas: Thickers by American Crafts, Other: red paperclips.

"The apple of my eye" by Melissa Ferguson a.k.a. Cupcake
October Afternoon Cherry Hill Recipe Box PP, Making Memories mini alphas, glitter thickers, October Afternoon Cherry Hill Die-cut Shapes , October Afternoon Detours Fruit stand PP, Basic Grey Junebug Plaid pp.

"Log-in" by Elina Koutsouradi a.k.a. Sour Puss

School starts and you just have to let the geek out of you! I have scrapped my cute cat Gardouba sitting right on top of my keyboard, looking like he is waiting to get some internet classes, so I gave him an apple for his first day at computer class and a patterned paper with numbers for his equations, lots of distressing with scissors for my plaid paper and a tag writing his name in Greek.

Cardstock: bazzill, Patterned paper: collage press, Webster’s pages, Rub-on Alphas: Maya road, American crafts, Felt Apple: Sassafras and Journaling tag: Jenni Bowlin

Emily Nelson, Owner and Designer of E.A.D. Designs is our Fashionably Geek Challenge Sponsor. E.A.D. Designs is a family owned and operated business. Emily Nelson started E.A.D. Designs in 2002 and in a few short years it has grown into one of the largest retailers/wholesalers for Vinyl Lettering and Wall Art. With a passion for Crafts & Design, Emily was able to stay at the top of her game with the newest and hottest trends and this year she launched a Scrapbooking Vinyl Rub-On Line.
She has donated a sample of some of her Vinyl Rub-On Sets (Family Words, Time Well Spent, Vintage and What a Hoot) and they will go to 1 LUCKY Sweetheart of C.S.D. after the Challenge is over. The Vinyl is acid-free so they are perfect for your Scrapbooking Projects and the great thing about them is that they won't rub off!


Blog about our Challenge, Sponsor and Blog Candy for an even greater chance at winning if you decide to play along.
Leave a COMMENT with a link to your Paper Creation and also link up your Paper Creation with the Mister Linky Gadget so that the Lollipop Girls have an easier time voting. Thanks so much everyone! Can't wait to see what you all create!


Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

Congrats winners!!! You all had amazing work!

ScrappeeDiane said...

What great layouts you ladies are creating. I'm loving this site. I have added a link to blog and invited my friends. Keep up the great work and I hope to join in a challenge or two.


finnabair said...

OMG!!! I can't believe I have won!!!
Thank you so much for your votes, girls!!! Caongrats to all the winners - this blog is an amazing place for creating!
Should I contact someone by email?

Chris said...

thanks so much for picking my gesso-peso layout. I am thrilled to be in such fabulous company - finnabair's layouts are brilliant and I love all the creativity on this blog. The new challenge sounds cool and I have been telling some blog friends about it so hopefully they will submit. BTW, what do we do about contacting you to get our prize? thanks again!!!!!

Candy Shoppe Designs said...

Hi girls and Congrats! The CONTACT US tab is in the MENU BAR. Thanks for participating!

Jennifer Priest said...

Congrats to the winners!!! Wow, there is so much talent here--I was just amazed at all the wonderful, inventive, and creative projects from all the challenges! Keep up the good work!!

Jen said...

Yay!! Thanks so much for choosing me:) I love all of the challenges on this blog!!

finnabair said...

sorry to say - I've got problem with mailing you (probably your email considers my address as a spamer - oh well...) can you contact me please at: anno-domini@o2.pl or give me alternative email to contact you?
thanks in advance

Jenny B in Indy said...

Congrats ladies, I love all of your work!!

And I'm lovin' all the DT work done on this challenge.
Jen F, I almost did a Twilight LO, too!! LOL

Keely Yowler said...

Fabulous challenge! I love the DT layouts. TOO COOL!

ally serrato said...

im telling ya ~ this one inspired me like crazy,,, cant wait for all the prompts coming our way here,,, i hope you likey

MY Creative Brightside said...

Girls i looovee this prompt so cute!!! I was wondering what to do with the picture i used...thanks for inspiring!! i posted mine on my blog:

Sandy said...

Congrats to the winners!! You deserved it! Can't wait to see how everyone rocks this challenge..it's a fun one, I tell ya!! :)

Jen said...

Here's my fashionably geek creation:

KateB said...

My Fashionably Geek LO is up on my blog!


Jenn said...

This was an awesome challenge!


all linked up on mr linky too!

jonaks said...

awesome projects. loved them all!

finnabair said...

I'm in again!
here's my entry

hugs :*

finnabair said...

there's porblem with Mr Linky i think - the same entries show here and in the Pink ribbon challenge - strange..:) ...hope you find all the entries :)

Iva said...

great site love all the ideas

Iva said...

for got to post my link here...


Chris said...

here's my layout - I can't seem to get mr linky to take it

Kimmy said...

mr linky hates me...

here's my card.

Karyn said...

Ive tried adding my link to Mr Linky but for some reason it wont let me so here's my link.


Thanks for a great challenge.

Elizabeth Hoskins said...

How did u attach the pen on the comp book plz. Can u plz email me the instructions at scrapaholic26@yahoo.com

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