Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Winner of Challenge #17!!

Hello everyone! Sorry we are a little late again! We had a busy holiday. Well, anyway, thanks to everyone who played our challenge!  The winner of this challenge is...........

And here is the winning entry! 
Toomie, please e-mail us your address and which single stamp you would like from our FABulous sponsor, The Greeting Farm.  We will forward it to them and get your prize sent to you. We'll be back soon with another sponsor and another challenge!

Thanks again to The Greeting Farm for sponsoring our last 2 challenges - we {heart}them!!  

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Challenge #17

Hello friends!  We've been really bad lately . . . it's such a busy time of year and I hope you all will forgive our tardiness in posing challenges and winners!  After all, this really is just for FUN! :)

So, now that you've had a week off let's jump back into a fun holiday challenge!  We'd love to see your Christmas card or projects based on one of your favorite things about Christmas.  Do you love snow, cookies, presents, caroling, the Christmas story . . . ????  Show us what you love!

The Greeting Farm is our sponsor for this challenge and we're thrilled to have their support!!  The random winner will be able to chose one of their adorable singles so get stamping!! :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Winner of Challenge #16!

 (Emma here) Hi Everyone! So sorry we are late again!  
Thank you to everyone who entered this challenge! And the winner is........

Megann! Here is her card

Congrats Meg!!  Let us know what single stamp from The Greeting Farm you want and your address and we'll get that information to the sponsors. 

New challenge coming right up! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Challenge #16 - Thanksgiving

Ok so we all had a week off and it's time to jump back into the challenges!  We've got a returning sponsor who we LOVE -  The Greeting Farm!  They have the cutest stamps and I know my children just love to use them (they got several for Christmas last year!) :)  So big thanks to Marie and Jessica for being so willing to sponsor our challenges!  The winner will get to pick their own single from The Greeting Farm!

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The new challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card!  It's the time of year we especially take time to remember all the blessing we have and it's a great time to send someone a card telling them you are thankful for them!  You have until Sunday, November 28 at 11:59 pm to add a link to your project.  Have fun everyone!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Winner of Challenge #15!

So sorry we're late this week!!  We have a winner . . .

NeshaThanks so much for playing along this week! Here's her card:

Nesha, please email me (jjmasse@sacoriver.net) with your address so we can get your prize out to you!

Since we're so late this week, we'll post the new challenge tomorrow so watch for that - we also a new sponsor you're going to LOVE!  See you then!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Challenge #15 - Happy Halloween!

Hello out there! We've got a brand new sponsor for your today and a fun new seasonal challenge!

First up, Michelle VanWiggeren is our new sponsor and we're so happy to have her!  Michelle is a Stampin' Up demo and has picked an adorable set to send to one lucky winner, Fox and Friends!!  Thank you so much Michelle for working with us!! :)

Michelle suggested that we have a Halloween themed challenge which seems most appropriate so . . . show us your best Halloween creations and have FUN!

Please link up your projects by Sunday, November 7th at 11:59 pm.

Winner of Challenge #14!

(Emma here) Hi Everyone! I'm sure you all had fun making your projects and choosing how you want to use your leaves! I got some real leaves from outside just as it started to rain! Thanks to everyone who played this Challenge!
 And the Winner is.........


Here is her cute and creative card!

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Livey, we'll have your prize sent to you. Thanks again to Tanis
  for sponsoring our Challenge! We'll be back soon with a another fun Challenge! 

Keep crafting!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Challenge #14 - Leaves

Hello everyone!  We're back with the latest challenge and we have a new sponsor!  The very talented and sweet Tanis Geisbrecht has so wonderfully offered to send the winner a package of card making supplies!! Nice, huh?!!

So I asked Tanis is she wanted to pick the challenge and this is what she came up with:

Let's do a "fall leaves" theme! Stamped leaves, hand drawn leaves, REAL leaves...we'll LEAVE it up to you - ha ha!!

We cannot wait to see what you make!! You have until Sunday, October 24th at 11:59pm to leave us a link to your project - have fun! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Winner of Challenge #13!

Hi Everyone, Emma here . . . Sorry we're a little late again! Thanks to everyone who played our challenge! And the winner is......

And here's his cute card! 
Ben, please send us your address so we can have your prize sent to you!

Thanks again to Kraftin  Kimmie Stamps for sponsoring our challenge!   We'll be back soon with a new challenge and sponsor.  Bye!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Challenge #13 - Patterned Paper

Good morning! We're back with a brand new challenge and a brand new chance to win your very own stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!  Now wouldn't that be fun?!  Thank you so much to Kraftin' Kimmie for sponsoring our challenges this month!

So, Challenge #13 is fun and easy - using at least 1 piece of patterned paper on your card or project (you can use as much as you like, but make sure it has at least 1 piece)!  You all can do that right?? I know your mommies all have TONS of patterned paper that I'm sure they'd share *giggle*!

You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 10 to leave your link below.  Have fun!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winner - Challenge #12

Late again - oops!!  Big thanks again to Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps for sponsoring this challenge as well as the one coming up!! Today's winner will receive two adorable Miles stamps, Beach Bum Miles and Surfing Miles!! Are you ready??  Drum roll . . .  the winner chose by Random.org is . . . .

#4 - Julia!  And here's her sweet bookmark.

Congrats Julia!  We'll forward your information to Kim and get your prize headed your way.  Next challenge shortly kids - see you soon! :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Challenge #12 - Bookmark

Oh my goodness we're soooo late!! Sorry about that everyone! I'm sure you all understand with the back to school rush how busy things can be!

We have a brand new sponsor for the next 2 challenges and we're so excited!!  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  They have the most adorable stamps and one thing I love is that they are stamps that mom AND the children can enjoy together!  Check out all the adorable lines and the cute little mice images - sweet!!  The winner of this challenge will receive 2 adorable Miles stamps, Beach Bum Miles and Surfing Miles!!

So now for the challenge, it's a fun but simple one . . . make a bookmark!!  With the new school year started we thought you might need one! :)  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, Sept 26 to leave your link below.  Have fun!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Winner of Challenge #11

Ooops!! We're late - so sorry!!  The holiday weekend threw us off - ha ha!  Ok, so the winner of Challenge #11 - Back to School is . . .

Princess Martha!!  Here's her wonderful card:

Princess Martha please send me an email (jjmasse at sacoriver dot net) to claim your prize!  A huge thanks again to Pholkarts Blessings Arts Shop for sponsoring our challenges this month! 

We'll be back with a new challenge soon. Thanks for checking in!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge #11 (CCC#11) - Back to School

It's that time of year again . . . Back to School!  We have already started school at our house - everyone was so excited when we received our curriculum that we just couldn't wait to start!   So let's make a card with a back to school theme - whatever that means to you! :)

Our sponsor for this challenge is Pholkarts Blessings Arts Shop again!  You have until Sunday, Sept. 5 at 11:59 pm to complete the challenge and leave us a link.  The prize will  be a digi stamp of your choice from our sponsor.  Have fun eveyone!

Winner of Challenge #10

Thanks to everyone who played along with our Animal challenge - we just love seeing your creativity!!  The winner of the challenge is . . .

Carter!  here's his great Animal card!

Carter please have your mom email me with what digi stamp you'd like from our sponsor!  Thanks again for playing everyone - the new challenge is coming up!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sponsor Information

Hello!  Don't worry, you have a couple more days to create a card for the current challenge - Animals!  I just wanted to pop in and let you know that the sponsor for this challenge (and the next - yea!) is Pholkarts Blessings Arts Shop.  The owner and illustrator, Patti Moore has the most adorable images that I know you will have fun browsing through!  The winner of this challenge will receive the digistamp of their choice from Pholkarts Blessings Arts Shop!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Challenge #10! (CCC9) - Animals.

[Emma here:] Welcome to Challenge 10!! We are so excited about this one!!  The theme for this challenge is - Animals!! You can use animal pattern paper, a stamp, ribbon you could even draw one on!! The prize is a bit different - and we actually have 2 prizes.  One, the winner of this challenge will get to pick the next challenge!! How fun is that? We will do this prize every once in a while to let everyone have a chance!

We do have a new sponsor also that will be providing a digi stamp of the winner's choice - however, my mom's laptop is not working right now (the power cord died again!) so we cannot get her contact information . . . if you are reading and were scheduled to sponsor this week, please email my mom!  Thank you!

As always, you have 2 weeks to complete the challenge, until Sunday, August 22 at 11:59 pm.  Please remember to link up your post below using InLinkz.  Have fun everyone!

Winner of Challenge #9!!

Hi Everyone! Sorry we are a little late. And the winner is...... picked by Random.org! The winner is.............  
Morgan!!!! And here is her cute card!

Morgan, please email me with your choice of digi stamp from our fun sponsor, Soft Pencil!  And thanks again to Elizabeth for sponsoring these past 2 challenges.  We'll be back in a little bit with a new challenge AND a new sponsor! :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Challenge #9 (CCC9) - Ribbons & Bows!

Welcome to Challenge #9! We are so excited that Soft Pencil Digital Stamps is staying on to sponsor this challenge!  Have you checked them out yet?  My girls picked out a very cute digi stamp for their cards for the past challenge - very kid friendly!! :)

In fact, Elizabeth, owner and illustrator of Soft Pencil suggested the theme for this challenge - "Ribbons & Bows"!  Feel free to interpret that any way you like kids - tie bows on your project, add a little or a lot of ribbon, use your imagination! I know you'll do great!

The challenge will be open until Sunday, August 8 at 11:59 pm and one randomly chosen winner will get to pick a digi stamp of their choice from Soft Pencil - woo hoo!! :)  Have fun with it!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Winner of Challenge #8!

Hi everyone! Sorry we're late with the winner today - our baby O had surgery this morning and it's occupied pretty much our whole day! He's home and doing well now though so we're happy about that.

Ok, so we had some fabulous entries again and have loved seeing your bright, happy creations!  Using Random.org, the winner is . . .

#16 - Lindsie!  Here's Lindsie's wonderful project and please go leave her a comment if you can.

Lindsey, please let me know what digi stamp you would like from our fabulous and fun sponsor Soft Pencil and Congratulations!!

We'll be back in the morning with our next challenge.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Challenge #8 (CCC8)

Hello again!  We're back with our next challenge AND we have a brand new sponsor for the next two challenges - FUN!!

Our sponsor is Softpencil Digial Stamps owned by Elizabeth Pujalka who lives in Argentina (how cool is that!).  Please take a look at her adorable website - the stamps are whimsical, playful and just plain fun.  My daughter Anna and I are already making a list of our favorites!  Softpencil Digital Stamps will be donating a digi stamp of your choice to the winner of this challenge so make out your wish list! :)

This challenge is a COLOR Challenge - we can't wait to see your creations using these yummy, citrus-y colors:
Please remember to add you link below by July 25 at 11:59 pm.  We will chose and post the winner on Monday, July 26! Sometimes you may not see your thumbnail right after you've added it but we have been getting all the notices when they are added, but feel free to leave a comment just to be sure! :)

Have fun!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Winner of Challenge #7

WOW! We loved seeing all your beautiful beachy themed cards! You all have such creativity and imagination!! We used Random.org to pick this week's winner and it is . . .

Ninka!!   here is her adorable card:

Congratulations Ninka!  The prize is a digi stamp of your choice from Tiffany Doodles! Please email me your choice and we'll get it sent right over. 

A BIG thank you to Tiffany for sponsoring this month's challenge - it's been so fun!  Stay tuned for the next challenge and a brand new sponsor!! :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Challenge #7 (CCC7)

Hello again!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation and having some nice weather!! It's been beautiful here in Maine -  which is why we're late with the new challenge! :)

Ok, since summer is here let's have an inspiration challenge!  Challenge #7 is to create a card or project inspired by the beach!  You can use the colors, the sights or anything else that reminds you of the beach.  Maybe a fun beachy stamp, or papers or shells - be creative!  We can't wait to see what you make.

Please remember to add you link below by July 11 at 11:59pm.  Remember, our sponsor for challenges this month is Tiffany's Doodles, so the winner (chosen randomly) will receive a FREE digi stamp of their choice!

Have fun kids! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Winner of Challenge #6

Hello! We loved seeing all your cards!      . And the winner is......... chosen by random.org is...

Joey!!  Congratulations Joey! The prize is a digi stamp of your choice from Tiffany Doodles! Please email me your choice and we'll get it sent right over

Here is his cute card:

We'll be back soon with CCC #7. Thanks for visiting and playing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Challenge #6 (CCC6)

We're back with a brand new challenge and a brand new sponsor for you this time!  Many thanks to Tiffany's Doodles for sponsoring the next 2 challenges!! Take a look at the Tiffany's Doodles site for all of her adorable digi stamps - I know you'll find something to love!

Challenge #6 (CCC6) is to make a card using flowers on it somewhere - they can be stamps, embellishments, pictures, brads, paper - anything with a flower counts!  You have until Sunday, June 27 to leave us a link to your creation for a chance to win!

We can't wait to see your cards!

ETA:  For some reason it seems that when you add a card with InLinkz you may not be able to see it immediately.  Feel free to send us an email but we are getting all the entries- we can see them here, I'm not sure why they don't show up on your screens.  Thanks everyone!! :)

Winner of Challenge #5

Good morning!!  We loved seeing all your wonderful Father's Day card!  Best of all, we know your Dads are going to LOVE getting a homemade card from you!  It's time to pick the winner - chosen using Random.org . . .

#3 - Maddie!!

Here's her cute card:

Congrats Maddie!! Send me an email and we'll get you set up with your prize!  Thanks again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for sponsoring the challenge this month!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

NEW Badges for YOU!

Children's Challenge Corner

Hello everyone!  I'm popping in to let you know that the fabulous Sara Williams whipped up a cutie pie banner for us.  Aren't those children just the cutest??  AND she also made us some matching Badges for all your crafty kiddos to add to their blogs to help spread the word!   There's one for everyone and you can choose which one you want. 

I can't wait to see cute badges on all your blogs! :)

Friday, May 28, 2010

Challenge 5 - Father's Day!

Hi everyone!  So sorry for the lateness of the challenge - it's been a crazy week for us!  Since it's getting close to Father's Day, let's see what you all can do for our special dads!  Make a Father's Day card and leave us a link directly to your card.

Check back in a few days to see about a prize - I'm working on it! :)  You mom's out there, if you have any suggestions or know anyone willing to sponsor a challenge, let me know!

ETA Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will remain as our sponsor for this challenge!!  The random winner will get to chose from all their awesome digi stamps!  Thank you SO MUCH!!

We'll give you a few extra days this time, until Sunday, June 13th.  Have fun!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Challenge 4 winner!

We loved all the entries this time.  Time to pick a winner!  Using random.org the winner is....

here is her cute card she made for a friend who is sick:

Jillian, we will email you your prize this week.  Thanks again to Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for sponsoring our challenge!  Stay tuned for our next challenge!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Challenge #4

It's time for Challenge #4!  We have a new sponsor for this challenge too - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  The winner of this challenge, which will be drawn randomly, will get to pick one digital single stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy.  They have so many cute, cute stamps and are adding more all the time!  Thank you so much to their owner, Korin!

Ok, the challenge this time is to make a "Thinking of You" card and for extra fun, send your card to someone!  I know all the children in this house love getting mail (we grown-ups like it too, especially if it's not a bill!) so we want you to brighten the day of someone else by sending them your homemade card.

Remember to leave us a link directly to your card and we'll give you until Sunday, May 23rd to enter.  Have fun!

Winner of Challenge 3

What beautiful Mother's Day cards you all made!! And best of all, I know all the Mommies loved their pretty homemade cards!! Now for a winner, chosen by Random.org . . .

Martine - and here's her cute card!!

Martine, please send me your address and mail out a nice package of crafty goodies to you!!  How fun that we had several international players!!

We'll be back with the next challenge soon - stay tuned!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Challenge #3

We're back with Challenge #3 - are you all ready?  Since Mother's Day is fast approaching we thought it would be fun for all your children out there to make Mom a card.  For an added twist, we'd like your card to include a heart of some sort.  You can stamp a heart, cut out a heart, add a heart  brad or button or sticker or just draw one!   Just think, you'll be all ready for Mother's Day!!  And while you're at it, maybe you can make one for the grandmothers in your life! :) 

To review, make a Mother's Day card that includes a heart on it!  You have until Sunday, May 9 at 11:59 pm to enter your card by posting a link directly to your card.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge, but we'll go through our stash and put together a crafty little package to send to one random winner - who doesn't love happy mail?!! 

Happy crafting!

Challenge 2 Winner

Hello everyone!! We had 13 entries for Challenge 2 - very exciting!! All the cards are just so cute! I think buttons are a favorite of everyone. :) It's time now to pick a winner, so thanks to random.org the winner is . . .


And here's Lily's cute card!

Lily, we'll send you an email about claiming your prize.  Thanks again to our wonderful sponsor, The Greeting Farm!  

Thanks to all of you who played along with this challenge.  Stay tuned for Challenge #3 soon!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Challenge #2

Welcome back!  We're super excited to bring you our 2nd challenge and a new sponsor!  As I said, I don't anticipate all challenges having a prize, but . . . they are fun aren't they?! :)  Our super sponsor for this challenge is The Greeting Farm!  We love the adorable character stamps from TGF and send a huge thank you to Marie and Jessica for being so willing and excited to sponsor us!

The challenge for this round come from Jessica Diedrich, the DT coordinator for Club AnyaCute as a Button - make a card using 2-3 buttons (or more if you're in the mood!).  That's it - fun stuff!

Remember to leave us a link directly to your card and we'll give you until Sunday, April 25th to enter.  The winner will receive their very own rubber stamp from The Greeting Farm, how cool is that!!

Have fun everyone!

Challenge 1 Winner!!

Thank you so much to all of you who made a card for our very first challenge!!  It was so exciting for us to check out everyone's creations (and blogs, if you have one!)!  Now it's time to pick a winner - and remember, this was a random drawing so everyone had a chance to win!   And the winner is . . .


Congratulations Charlotte, we will forward your prize on to you today!   You can view Charlotte's super cute bunny card by clicking on her name above!

We'll be back in just a bit with a new challenge for you - stay tuned!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

CCC1 Ending Soon!

We just realized we didn't give you a deadline for our first challenge!  So, we're going to give you until Sunday, April 11 at 11:59 pm to submit a card for the challenge.  We're so excited to see all the great cards you children are making and hope that most of all you are having fun!!

Please spread the word and get your submissions in!  We'll be back on Monday to announce our winner and a new challenge!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our First Challenge (CCC1)

We're so excited to bring you our first challenge!  Emma is the challenger this time.  She'd like you children to make a card using pink if you're a girl, or blue if you are a boy.  That's it - easy peasy! :)  You can view the rules over on the left sidebar - basically there are no vendor restrictions which means you can use any stamps, papers and embellishments that you want to! 

For our first challenge we thought it's be fun to offer a prize!  My friend Christie, owner of Paper Pretties has graciously offered to give one randomly chosen winner a brand new digi stamp, called Super Cooper.  I don't have a link right now because Super Cooper won't be released until April 1st - but he is super cute! :)

Here's Emma's card.  She used Off To School Sophia from Paper Pretties.   Be sure to leave a link directly to your challenge submission.  If you use an online gallery, please use keyword CCC1.  We can't wait to see what you make!!


Welcome to Children's Challenge Corner!  Our hope is that this will be a fun place for crafty children to hang out!  We'll have fun challenges and occasionally a prize or two.  If you have any fun ideas, please feel free to send us an email