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Monday, August 29, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge #113 - SFC113 - Writer's Cramp!

Squigglefly Challenge #113 - SFC113 - Writer's Cramp!
Before we move on to this week's challenge we would like to announce the winners of last week's Waterworks! challenge. Yes, you read that correctly- WINNERS!

We have two very devoted women who play in the Squigglefly challenge every week. Not only are we impressed with their effort and dedication, we think they are talented artists and we want everyone to know it. So in addition free Squigglefly images we are inviting these two ladies to be guest designers on a future challenge! Drumroll please...

Kathy Bradley
&
Charlene Mitchell

Kathy and Charlene please contact Holly for your image and to schedule your guest spot. Thanks to both of you for participating in the Squigglefly Challenge every week.

We would love to have more participants using Squigglefly images to make the challenge results more competitive. Remember- we have freebies available on the Squigglefly website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last week.
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Now, onto THIS week's challenge: WRITER'S CRAMP!
Use chalk (any kind), pencil (any kind), ball point pen, highlighter or crayons on your project or use a school themed image or sentiment on your project.
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My team, Heather's Headliners, has schooled themselves in the art of Writer's Cramp. There aren't any back to school blues in this batch of samples! Enjoy!


Stephanie shows us the rules with "Shy Bear: Teacher Bear" from artist Lynne Stansbery. I just love those eye catching stars!

Peggy prepares to bribe the teacher with Tiny Tina Off to School drawn by Tracey Malnofski. What inspired embellishments!

Debbie isn't headed to the corner with this card featuring "Sassy Dunce" by Cheryl Alger. Great layout and I love how the point of the dunce cap pokes out of the oval.

Terri shows us a mom's dream using "The Morning Brew" from artist Chesney Young. Love the shiny coffee pot and how the stripes and scallop looks like a tablecloth.

Pat made some magic with "Bit of a Witch" by Cheryl Alger. The shopping list with mini pencils is an inspired idea! Very cool.

Holley made this teacher's gift with "Daisy Chain Bunny" by Diane Carubia. The corner buttons are a great touch. Can't you picture a child bringing this to their teacher?

Tammy used "Bonjour" drawn by Lynne Stansbery. Doesn't that blackboard make a fantastic background?

And finally, Heather (that's me), used "Inside Outs: Thanks a Bushel" by artist Chesney Young. I used a cake decorating stencil for the polka dots.

***Please take a look at the challenge rules- we updated them recently*** We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries and we love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefy belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.
1) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC113 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there.
1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.
2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab!
3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!
4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The our linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please!)



Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your creations!!

In order to qualify for a prize, you MUST use a Squigglefly image.
Don't have one? Try one of our FREEBIES!
Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge #112 - SFC112 - WATERWORKS!

Squigglefly Challenge #112 - SFC112 - Waterworks!

First - let's announce the winner of last week's challenge, SFC111 - Touch Feely!
The WINNER of that challenge is : Charlene Mitchell

Congratulations Charlene Mitchell!!

We would love to have more participants using Squigglefly images to make the challenge results more competitive. Remember- we have freebies available on the Squigglefly website.
Charlene, please contact Holly to collect your prize winnings and don't forget to grab the "Award Winner" badge on the sidebar to display on your blog to show everyone you are a winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last week. An extra special thank you goes to Squigglefly's faithful followers who join us each week. Thank you!
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Now, onto THIS week's challenge: WATERWORKS!
It's SUMMERTIME, and it's HOT. Water. Need water!
Some ideas: Watercolors, water splashes, water themed images...you get the idea!
Let's see how YOU incorporate WATER into your cards this week!
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My team, MARLOONEY's MARVELS created these terrific cards for your inspiration.
We hope you are inspired!

Kim came up with this beauty, using artist Cheryl Alger's April Shower
You have to laugh at how she's holding her nose here. I did.

Jan created a splash with artist Tracy Malnofski's Beach Baby
Don't we all wish our sandcastles looked that great?

Rhonda used artist Mark Hicks' Baby Shower to create this beauty.
Who can resist those little water droplets?

Rebecca showed us her watercolor techniques with Cute Fairy Girl by artist Paulette Long
I just love the background she created!

Jane's card showcases On the Beach by artist Cheryl Alger
Don't you wish you were a kid again, splashing around in the ocean?

Stephanie wow'd me with this beauty using Feeding Frenzy by artist Cheryl Alger
The way she's done the water in the bowl is just so creative!

Dani used WATERCOLORS to make her sky stand out, using Rich Davis' new release: Heart Tree
I love the soft muted colors she used in her card.

Deena used artist Michelle Bertuzzi's Let's Sail image (it's a great set!) to create this serene beauty.
I just love the "waves" she created with a border punch.

Heather the Headliner used Boogie Board Girl from artist Jackie Matthews. Her card says it all!

And finally, Marlene (that's me) used artist Lynne Stansbery's Good Bye, Cruel World
(because we all know that toilets use WATER to flush away....stuff.)
I also used glossy accents to give the toilet a nice wet shiny look.
My toilet is so clean you can lick it. Yummy.

***Please take a look at the challenge rules- we updated them recently*** We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries and we love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefy belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.
1) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC112 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there.
1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.
2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab!
3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!
4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linky thing isn't working for us this week and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please!)

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your creations!!

In order to qualify for a prize, you MUST use a Squigglefly image.
Don't have one? Try one of our FREEBIES!
Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge!






Monday, August 15, 2011

Squigglefly Challenge SFC#111 - SFC111 - Touchy Feely!

Squigglefly Challenge #111 - SFC111 - Touchy Feely!

First - let's announce the winner of last week's challenge, SFC110 - Button Blowout!
The WINNER of that challenge is Mandy!:

Congratulations Mandy !!

Everyone's creations are great! We would love to have more participants using Squigglefly images to make the challenge results more competitive. Remember- we have freebies available on the Squigglefly website.

Mandy, please contact Holly to collect your prize winnings and don't forget to grab the "Award Winner" badge on the sidebar to display on your blog to show everyone you are a winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last week. And extra recognition to Squigglefly's faithful followers who join us every week. Thank you!

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Now, onto THIS week's challenge: Touchy Feely!

We challenge you to use texture on your creation. Think outside the box:
textured cardstock, embossing, flocking, fabric, pom pom's, sandpaper, cork, etc.
You name it- you can use it on your project!



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My team, HEATHER'S HEADLINERS created these awesome projects for your viewing pleasure. They found some unique ways to add texture to their projects. We hope you are inspired!


Tammy set the scene by creating a yarn rug and some cat toys plus some embossing and flocking. "Three Cat Pile-Up" is by artist Crissy Armstrong and the sentiment "Cat Hairs" is by Jess Holland. Love how Tammy built such a cozy and realistic scene (but she forgot the lint roller)!

Pat used puffy paint and "Daisy Bear" by artist Diane Carubia to decorate this tank top for her adorable granddaughter! Great idea for a kid's shirt (and remember you saw this future super model here first!) PS For more details on how she made the shirt, check out Pat's blog.

Jill roughed it by creating bark and leaves on a textured background. "Up a Tree without a Ladder" is from the prolific Lynne Stansbery. Love the bark background, bark on the limb and bark colored on the image.

Holley used fabric and buttons to create a comfortable nest for "Teddy's New Home" by artist Diane Carubia. All the comforts of home (including a fluffy "blanket")!

Debbie added bling, an embossed background and satin ribbon to insure "Wedding Bliss" by Chesney Young. Very elegant- what couple wouldn't be blissfully happy to receive this card?

Terri embellished "I'm SO Embarrassed" by artist Jackie Matthews with feathers, embossed polka dot cardstock and a metal sign post. Love that feather and the sign!


Peggy added some textured cardstock, pearls and a fabric flower to "Bored Beatrice" drawn by artist Marlene Shaw. If you look at the sample closely, you'll see Peggy even colored texture into the hair!
Stephanie made the purr-fect card featuring "Butterfly Buddy" by artist Nate Owens. I love how Stephanie combined an embossed background, textured patterned paper and linen vellum. Clean and simple unless you are that butterfly!

***Please take a look at the challenge rules- we updated them this week***
We learned from challenge participant Charlene that although we commented on her entry, we accidentally forgot to enter her for the weekly prize.
We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries and we love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefy belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry. Thanks Charlene for letting us know how we can improve our challenges and we hope you enjoy the free Squigglefly image.

1) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC111 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there.
1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.
2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab!
3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!
4) Please add a DIRECT link to your creation in the collection InLinkz below so we can find it! (new creations only and no back-linking please!) If you have two entries, then just start another collection link to enter again.

Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your creations!!
Please use the Touchy Feely! theme on your project and put the DIRECT link to it in the collection below. (No back-linking please!)
In order to qualify for a prize, you MUST use a Squigglefly image.
Don't have one? Try one of our FREEBIES!
Thanks for joining us for this week's challenge!