Saturday, December 28, 2013

CMM76 Winner & Favorites

* (New Challenge Friday, January 3, 2014!) *

Time for another Challenge Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

Lots of Thanks to last month's anonymous sponsor
of the gift certificate to Simon Says Stamps!

and our winner of the gift certificate is...

(The winner has been emailed.)

And now on to our
Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!

Wow. Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors, the layout...the fact that it's FLAT. Yep. Splatter that doesn't decorate my wall, charms that will get the Post Master's approval, embossing? Yes, please! As much as I love my paper, this digitally designed card is definitely a new favorite - my favorite entry of this challenge!

A fabulous card just love that image it really brought a smile to my face. Brilliantly coloured and the papers complement the image without detracting from it. A great card design, simple but extremely effective.

We absolutely love all things beautiful here at Card Makin Mama's and your thank you card is simply amazing, its elegant and very special. I am sure that the lucky recipient will be absolutely thrilled to be given such a special card.

Stunning CAS card! I love how the ribbon, card stock and beautifully coloured image show the simplicity and importance of being thankful. 
I love that this card takes a different twist on the "Thankful" theme by incorporating Christmas colors and such a cute image! It makes the theme a lot more versatile than "Just" for Thanksgiving, and Z's coloring is phenomenal!

Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

If you would like to be considered for a DT Fave create your card following the guidelines and theme of the challenge, take well lit pictures and show us your best work!

* (New Challenge Friday, January 3, 2014!) *


Friday, December 20, 2013

Design Team Call

The Design Team Call has ended. Thank you for your interest.
The Design Team and Challenge Blog are on Holiday Break until 2014.
See you Friday, January 03, 2014 for
the first CMM Challenge of the New Year!

Hello, Paper Artists!

We are shakin' things up a bit around here...a few subtle and not so subtle changes are coming to the 2014 CMM Challenge! Starting with a Design Team Call!!!

Have you ever wanted to be a Mojo Mama?! Share your fab creations with a bigger audience? Even on occasion design with sponsors and companies and their products? Work with a group of like minded paper artists to inspire and be inspired?

Now is your chance!

The CMM Challenge is looking to add to our fabulous Design Team! We will be a twice a month challenge (the 1st and 3rd Friday) beginning in January 2014. We are looking for a variety of styles, so please submit only your best projects that showcase YOUR style - anything goes!

Design Team Responsibilities:
* You must have an active blog and a Facebook account. We have a private FB group for the DT to communicate and upload challenge photos and such. Be willing to share feedback, planning for continued improvement of the challenge/blog/group, etc.

* Help promote CMM and your teammates by adding our link and badge to your blog, including links to the DT members' blogs.

* Create a new project following the challenge theme twice a month and take good photos of your project. If the challenge is sponsored, you must be willing to use the images provided. You will need to upload your project photo the Wednesday before the Friday challenge.

*Any time on Friday you will publish your project on your blog with a link for readers to visit the CMM Challenge blog to see more inspiration and to add their entry to the link up. If the challenge is sponsored you will also share the sponsor's badge and link.

* Comment on participants' entries. Don't worry...each DT member has assigned numbers. This is not optional, folks! Everyone appreciates a little comment love!

* Frequent and participate in the CMM Fans FB group at least once a week, such as sharing other projects, links, commenting, etc.

If you are able to fulfill those obligations, and you're ready to apply, please email the application (or any questions) to: with the subject: CMM DT APP

1. Name and blog address
2. pictures of 3-5 projects showcasing your style (new or old)
3. Why do you want to be a part of the CMM DT?
4. Will you be able to commit to making and posting 2 projects a month, commenting on all assigned entries and participating in the CMM Fans FB group as discussed?
5. This design team term begins January 3 and ends April 30, 2014.

Deadline to apply: December 20, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

CMM77 | Merry Christmas sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Welcome to the December Edition of Card Makin' Mamas Challenges!

Happy Holidays!

* Did you hear that we are having a DT Call? Check out the details HERE. *

Our challenge this month is sponsored by:
 the wonderful BUGABOO STAMPS!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps:
A Short Essay:

"As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations... 

Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!"

Read more about Jodie, the owner and designer of Bugaboo Stamps, HERE.
Link up your card to our challenge for a chance to win:

The challenge theme is: Christmas & New Year

We can't wait to see your gorgeous cards celebrating these winter holidays!

For this challenge only: you may link up your favorites 'past'.
Yep, that's projects or old projects...your choice! This challenge is only 2 weeks long.
Remember to follow the guidelines and only 2 entries per person.

Time for some Mojo Mama Inspiration!

This is Adina's last challenge with CMM!
Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some comment love! We will miss her fabulous designs!

THANK YOU to those that leave some paper praise after linking up!
The Mojo Mamas love & appreciate your comments!

Now we want to see what YOU create!

To play along:
* Create a new card following the current theme and guidelines *

* Inspired? You can link up to 2 cards! *
* Please include a link to the CMM Challenge Blog in your post. Share the fun! *

Due to the holidays and a much needed break for the DT, this challenge will end on Thursday, December 19th.