Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown #62

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown #62. You all did an amazing job creating your projects. Thanks for giving us so much inspiration!

Our winner from last week's challenge chosen via random.org is:
#88 Sue B

Congratulations! Please e-mail me by August 20th to claim your prize.

We had a whopping 181 entries this week, so we picked twice as many entries and we have a TOP 6:
8. Jacee
28. Wickdy
77. lisav
107. Mary C
148. Julie Bx
178. Elin

Congratulations ladies! Be sure to grab our button for your blog!

The 3 New Additions to the Tuesday Throwdown DT:

I'm a Nana to 6 and a GreatNana to 2, spread all over the country.  I rattle around in a wonderful, old, Victorian house in Northern California.  I've been crafting and creating all my life including sewing or quilting, painting, poetry, scrapbooking, and jewelry.  However, the last 2 years have been focused on cardmaking and it's nearly an addiction.  I love rubber stamping, but the last few months, digis have all but taken over.  The world of blogging has given me such great resources for inspiration, and dozens of new friendships.  I feel blessed to wake up each day, knowing that something creative will touch my life, either from someone else or magically appearing in the creations molded from the scraps scattered on my  crafting table!   I do lots of cards for Operation Write Home, an organization that sends handmade, donated cards to our deployed troops so they can use them to write home to family and loved ones.  It's a small way to help support the troops.

Stephanie Lee
I am blessed to be married for almost 14 years to a man who is wonderfully tolerant of me and my paper and ink passion. We have two great kids – a son who is 5 and enjoys spending most of his  time with me; and a daughter who is 1 and enjoys spending most of her time with everyone else. They are the love of my life.

I am also originally from Singapore , emigrated to Australia with family in my teens and now to USA for work in Corporate America. My husband and I have been in the US for over 15 years. I discovered scrapbooking and card making 5 years ago when my son was born. He inspired me to start creating.

Creativity is now one of my little pieces of joy. For me, there is something liberating about experimenting with different materials to see what new and special things I can come up with. Since then, I have had some wonderful opportunities to earn a living papercrafting – selling my greeting cards through my own company, Arty Carty Handmade Cards. I am also a Copic Certified Designer and a Copic addict. I strongly encourage anyone who enjoys coloring with Copic markers to attend the certification program.

Yolanda Derstine
By day I am a senior editor for an international non-profit, but in the evenings I enjoy making cards…lots of cards. My goal in life is to honor God and encouraging others with handmade cards is one way I can do that. I am a Believer in Christ, wife, mom of three adult sons, grandma (coming soon!) and proud Army mom. I love to support our troops by making cards for Operation Write Home. Check it out at operationwritehome.org.

These three very talented ladies will be joining us beginning this week. Please help to give them a warm welcome!

Our sponsor this week is McMahon 5 Designs:

This week, our challenge is "non-stamped sentiment."

McMahon 5 Designs has generously provided all digi stamps for the DT to use. Check out the DT's blog for more details.


Mary C said...

Thank you so much for chooing my card as one of your Top picks. I am very honored to have been chosen.
What a great challenge this week as well as fabulous inspiration from the ladies!I can't wait to play along.

Lisa said...

Thanks for choosing me for your top 6

3treescreations@gmail.com said...

Love the DT inspiration!!

Deanne :)

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous examples DT.

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Terrific dt inspiration!! Thanks for the challenge,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

JoAnn V. (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So much fun! Love everyone's work! :)

Casper said...

Fab and so cute , the Dt projects are amazing!

Take care
Big Hugs

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Entered my Back to School Baseball Card with hand calligraphy of sentiment.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Awesome Challenge and Beautiful DT Inspirations

Marianne said...

Great challenge and great DT inspiration. So many different styles. Hope you like my card, too.

tootsie said...

Thank you for picking me as part of the top 6!

Lotsa Hugs,