Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Surprise RAK !!!!

If you are looking for last week's featured project, click here.
For this week's challenge click here.

This is only for those of you that have participated up until this week (not including today). I started with last week, put down the names of the DT, then put down the names of everyone that participated using Mr. Linky. Then I went back to the previous week, until the first challenge. So those of you who participated more than once were put in more than once!


It's nothing really fancy here, just some stamped images. Easy to send thru the mail! lol. I just felt like I needed to say Thank You to everyone who has taken the time to participate so far, we don't get alot of participants so I really just wanted to stress how much the participants mean to me, including my design team.

So I put in all the names on Random.org's list randomizer (there were 44, some of them doubles, yay!) and number one came out to be our winner who is:

Lizb42

Please email me at pennyandbryan [at] gmail [dot] com and I will mail these out to you. If I do not hear from the winner before next week's challenge I will choose another winner.

Thanks again to all those that participate, even on the weeks when there is no prize, although now you never know when there might be a surprise prize! lol

Penny's Challenge week #4

Thank you all so much for participating in last week's SKETCH challenge!!

This week our challenge is being sponsored by:

Digi Stamp downloads designed by Terry Maughan

This week our challenge is:

Flourishes!

Winner will be chosen next Wednesday morning using Random.org. They will also get their project featured here with a link back :) and one download of their choice from The Little Yellow Company.

Here is some inspiration from the design team, please visit their blogs and leave some nice comments, and I'm sure they will do the same for you!

Alanna


Boni



Cheryl

Alison
Please remember to use Mr. Linky and when adding a link, add the link to your project, not the link to your entire blog. Please click here if you've forgotten the rules. You have until 6am next Wednesday, September 02 to submit an entry! If you're using a photo gallery instead of a blog please use this weeks tag: "PC04", blog users can just use the tag "Penny's Challenges #4"

Thanks for playing and don't forget... HAVE FUN!!!!!

Featured: Sketch #1


Meredith's project is our featured "sketch card" from last week.

I LOVE her card!!!! Don't you?

Stop by her site and let her know what you think :)




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Penny Challenges week three - a sketch

Thank you to the few that participated in last week's challenge. I am so so sorry. I had no idea that photo hangers would be such a difficult challenge!!! lol. I got a few emails from people saying they wanted to participate but "what's a photo hanger?" Honestly I had a hard time explaining. Hopefully this week's challenge will go better.

This week our challenge is:

a Sketch Challenge!
This week we are playing for F-U-N! Winner will be chosen next Wednesday morning using Random.org. They will get their project featured here with a link back :) You can view past featured projects by clicking "Featured" at the top of the page.

Here is some inspiration from the design team, please visit their blogs and leave some nice comments, and I'm sure they will do the same for you!








Please remember to use Mr. Linky and when adding a link, add the link to your project, not the link to your entire blog. Please click here if you've forgotten the rules. You have until 6am next Wednesday, August 26 to submit an entry! If you're using a photo gallery instead of a blog please use this weeks tag: "PC03", blog users can just use the tag "Penny's Challenges #3"

Thanks for playing and don't forget... HAVE FUN!!!!!

also don't forget about the blog candy we have going on.
Just leave a comment on the post, follow this blog and post a link on your sidebar!

Featured: Photo Hanger


Angie's project is our featured "photo hanger" from last week.

I love her interpretation of the "photo hanger".
Like I said "whatever photo hanger means to you"

Great job Angie!!! Don't you think?

Visit her site and tell her so!!!

Angie if you could email me at pennyandbryan [at] gmail [dot] com and let me know which free digi stamp you'd like from Creations by Penny, I'll get that right out to you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Week 2 - Photo Hangers

Thank you all so much for participating in last week's challenge and making this effort worth it for me. I have been having so much fun, especially with members of the dt. It's also been great reading your encouraging comments and seeing your projects.

This week our challenge is:

PHOTO HANGERS

That's right, photo hangers. I have learned during this last week with my chats with the design team that "photo hanger" means different things to different people, so use whatever it is "photo hanger" means to you.

This week's winner will receive one digital stamp of their choice from Creations by Penny, (yeah that's my other blog! lol) Winner will be chosen next Wednesday morning using Random.org. They will also get their project featured here with a link back :)

Here is some inspiration from the design team, please visit their blogs and leave some nice comments, and I'm sure they will do the same for you!








Please remember to use Mr. Linky and when adding a link, add the link to your project, not the link to your entire blog. Please click here if you've forgotten the rules. You have until 6am next Wednesday, August 19 to submit an entry! If you're using a photo gallery instead of a blog please use this weeks tag: "PC02", blog users can just use the tag "Penny's Challenges #2"

Thanks for playing and don't forget... HAVE FUN!!!!!

Featured: Button Card

Liz's card is our featured button card from last week.

Didn't she do great?

Visit her site and tell her so!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blog candy with a cause

This is not a blog that I normally would post candy to, unless it's candy I'm offering, however this is for a very good friend of mine and for an even better cause... please read below.

If you haven't already heard, my friend Jess from Jess' Scrapbook Assortments is having a blog candy. But not just any regular old blog candy. This one has a cause behind it. In her own words:

" Hello Crafters! This is my first ever blog candy give a way and it's for a special cause. First let me explain by telling you, I am volunteer for my husbands brigades Care Team. In the event of a tragedy I may be called on to give support to a spouse. I had an idea of making sympathy cards to give to the spouses. Cards are given to them, but I feel handmade cards would seem more personal, then something from a store shelf. How does this tie in with blog candy you ask? I'd love to tell you! To enter this challenge you must mail your card to me. By doing so you understand it could be used to comfort a military spouse in the event of a tragedy. It also means you have the chance to win one of three blog candy giveaways! "

We all love blog candy, getting free scrapbooking supplies? Who doesn't love that? We also all participate in challenges for fun, sometimes challenges for blog candy. So why not participate in this.

These women are sending their husbands off, at the end of August, knowing they might never return. Let's send some cards to Jess just in case, god forbid, those husbands do not return.

Jess's husband is also one of the ones leaving.

This is a good cause. Please, please please... visit her blog, enter the candy or don't, but please email her, get her mailing address and send her as many sympathy cards as you can.

Thanks!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Challenge Number One, a DT Call, and some CANDY!!!!

****BLOG CANDY NOW CLOSED 9/1/09 2:34pm EST ****

First to celebrate the launch of my very own challenge blog, I'm offering the following [small] candy!!! You know the drill: follow, comment here, and link back (sidebar is fine). I will announce a winner on September 2nd!


Second for the very first challenge we're going to use:

BUTTONS


Here is my entry:


**DT Call CLOSED** And last but not least, you can't have a challenge blog without a design team. So I'm looking for DT entries. Quite honestly I'd like the same design team I already have... is that bias of me??? A few others might be good as well. The design team members only requirement is to participate in these challenges. I will let the team know ahead of time of the following weeks requirements, and obviously you must have a blog.

So here's how to apply for all of the above:
for the candy: just leave a comment, follow and post a link back
for the dt: send me an email ... pennyandbryan [at] gmail [dot] com **CLOSED**
for the challenge: use Mr. Linky with a link back to your project (not your whole blog)

I hope this post isn't too complicated to understand. I tend to complicate things, I've no idea why!!!!

The Launch!!!

Welcome to Penny's Challenges - just another challenge blog.

Here's where I'm going to come up with challenges for all papercrafters. For each challenge you can make whatever you want: cards, layouts, 3d items, etc.

I hope that you'll enter these challenges each week. I will post a new challenge every Wednesday!!

Most weeks we'll be playing for F-U-N but occasionally I will offer up one of my digital stamps to a winner chosen with Random.org. I'm hoping that random companies out there will willingly donate prizes for these challenges on occasion. We'll see what happens, I can't promise anything!!!

The Rules

Here are the rules
  1. Post your project on your blog with a link back to http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com
  2. Add a link to your project (not your whole blog) using InLinkz on the challenge post.
  3. You can combine challenges.
  4. Only 3 entries per person