Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Tuesday is here already!!
Did I hear someone holler BINGO!
This week we have a BINGO CHALLENGE for you!

The idea is you choose a line of ingredients for your card or if you're feeling brave use all 9 for a full house!!

These are all things we love to play with, so I'm sure you will have no trouble finding some laying around!

Now let's see what the Mermaids have created for us...







Don't forget to use a MPS image for your creation to be eligible for the prize! You can find some freebie at the group on PCP or check out the Etsy shop for all the fabulous images!

Our challenge time line is from today, May 31 and ends Monday, June 6th, at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

Monday, May 30, 2011

And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who entered our
Make Your Own Pattern Paper Challenge.
All the entries were fabulous. You all were so creative with making your pattern paper!

This week our winner is Ali!!

Congratulations Ali!!
Michelle will be in contact with you for you prize.

Happy Memorial Day to all those in the USA. 
No matter what country you are from let's give THANKS  to all of our Service Men & Women!!!
We owe them so much!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

What a week.... it's been a rollercoaster for me... so many things, appointments and not such a fun stuff to do. Believe me I'm so glad this week is over.
Most of all... I'm very happy that is had some time to color and make some cards... that really gave me a huge relieve.

Here is some inspiration for you all made by some of the girls of our fabulous team!

By Irene

By Jenn

By Claire

By Marion

With love

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lydia Boode - Guest Designer

Once again it is time for our guest designer to
 share their wonderful talent with us.
This week we have Lydia Boode with us!

And here is a little bit about Lydia...

Hi I’m Lydia, I live in a little village in the Netherlands called Heeten together with my husband, our daughter Elise and 2 Dobermanns. I love scrapping since the first time a saw it, since a few years I also make Cards. I like to experiment with a lot of different techniques and to combine them.

My other passion is the Dogsport with both my dogs. It’s so great to be a team with my dogs, and to see how they have so much pleasure to work for me and to learn. Still I’m hoping that my big dog gets puppies of the end of this year.

It is great to be able to get to know the ladies in the group.

Here is Lydia's gorgeous card featuring Grace

Isn't she a beauty!!

Thanks so much Lydia for sharing your creation with us this week!

I hope you all join in our "Make Your Own Pattern Paper" Challenge this week. There is still time to enter....

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Make Your Own Pattern Paper

Happy Tuesday!! 
Thanks to everyone who played along with us in last week's challenge. The entries were all gorgeous!
This week we want you to 
Make You Own Pattern Paper

Now let's see what you create!
You must use a MPS image!
And to make the Month May even more Special
we have a NEW Challenge Contest for May!! We will be giving away four of Michelle's digis to one lucky winner at the end of May who has entered all of our challenges this month with their MPS images each week along with our weekly digi prize giveaway!

Our challenge time line is from today, May 24th and ends Monday, May 30th, at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

Monday, May 23, 2011

This weeks winner!

Hi there!

It's time to announce the winner of this weeks challenge.

And girls did we get a load of entries this week! Fantstic cards and projects....

There were a lot of you ladies who did use and image from Michelle. And I want to thank you for this!!! We appreciate it so much that you took the effort to choose a lovely image from Michelle!

I loved to see all the special cards and projects that were out there... and I'm glad that I don't have to make the choice of who is the winner.... Lucky me we have Random.org do that for us.

Because I tell you... I really really couldn't have choose!!!

But this weeks winner is.....

Congratulations Deb. Please contact Michelle to claim your prize!

Have a great day and don't forget to come back tomorrow for another challenge WITH an image of Michelle!



Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Pffff.... don't know what to think of the weather... we started this morning with bright and sunshine... but somehow the clouds thought that playing hide and seek with the sun is a fun thing to do....
Well I totally disagree with them. I had plans to sit on the balcony this afternoon and read my new book Eat, Pray and Love.
I saw the movie and was so so touched by it... and for Mom's day I got the book. And it really is a great book to read! Sometimes it's hard to choose,,,, reading a book or making cards... Hah...

Does this sounds familiar to you? Are you all reading books? What kind of books are you reading? Please tell us all about it in the comment section! 

I want to thank you all for the lovely and caring wishes that I got last saturday on my post. I'm still waiting for more news. Got some more test last week. So I hope that coming week will bring me some clearity on all of this.

Today we have some new cards that were made by the team....
The are all so gorgeuous that I just have to show them to you!!!

I made this round card with Hannah on it.




Well I hope this gives you more then enough inspiration to enter in our Challenge that is running until monday!
Have a great weekend.
With Love


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Abby Miller - Guest Designer

Hi All!! I am so happy that we have Abby Miller with us this week as our Guest Designer. Abby is 10 years old and has been crafting for years.

And here is the gorgeous card she created
 to share with us this week...

And here is a little bit about Abby...

Abby is 10 years old and has 2 younger sisters and a younger brother.  She has been crafting with mom ever since she was little, weather it was just coloring or helping make things.  She loves to read, write stories and draw.  She has her own blog (http://abbyscreations.blogspot.com/) and is starting to build up her own little stash of crafting supplies.  She loves to share her creations.  When she grows up she wants to be an author/illustrator and a teacher.  She also loves to spend time outside, especially in the summer when she can run through the sprinklers or go swimming.  

Thanks so much Abby for being our Guest DT this week!

I hope you all join our Say It With Die Cuts Challenge this week. One lucky winner will receive an MPS image of their choice from Michelle's Etsy Shop.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Challenge at Michelle Perkett Challenge blog.

Say it with Die Cuts!

Hello and welcome to the Michelle Perkett Studios Tuesday challenge!  

What a beautiful and creative cards you all made for last week’s challenge! I was so inspired by you all!
Thanks for joining us and I hope that you all join us again in this week’s Challenge.

And I want to thank you all for the warm and caring response you all gave at the Spotlight Saturday post for me! It really gave me such a strength and peace. Thanks a lot for that!

This week we are going to make cards or projects with the theme Die Cuts and
you must use an image of Michelle!

In Michelle’s Etsy Store you can find a beautiful collection with images! There are also a few new images there.
We don’t have many rules, but no linking to previous work please!

And to make the Month May even more Special
we have a NEW Challenge Contest for May!! We will be giving away four of Michelle's digis to one lucky winner at the end of May who has entered all of our challenges this month with their MPS images each week along with our weekly digi prize giveaway!

We can't wait to see what you come up with!   

If you don't have any Michelle Perkett Studios images there are freebies at the Michelle Perkett Studios Paper Craft Planet group.  There are more for sale at Michelle's Etsy store, new releases too! This challenge is sponsored by Michelle Perkett Studios Esty store, the winner will be awarded an image by choice fromMichelle's Etsy store!
And now a little inspiration from our fabulous design team!

Our challenge time line is from today, May 17th and ends Monday, May 23rd, at 5:00 PM MST.
A winner will be chosen randomly at that time and an announcement made!

We encourage everyone to take a few moments to visit and leave comments for the design team and other participants.  Comments are a wonderful way to say thank you for sharing your creative project and inspires everyone to create.


Thanks for stopping by and we hope you join in the fun!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Drum Roll Please...

Our challenge winner this week is 

Thanks Michelle for joining us this week. And thanks to everyone who participated. All the creations were gorgeous!
Come back tomorrow for our new challenge.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Spotlight Saturday!

Oh boy.... is it already Saturday again??? Girl I'm telling you.... I can't keep up with how time is flying....

So here I'm (Marion) again... what to write about this week... little empty in the head... So much going on in my personal life here... not going in details here... but I'm in the middle of some serious health issues...

And for this time I have a blank head and feeling for coloring and making cards... So I hope you will forgive me for keeping this a very short story today... and just show you some of the fantastic cards that the team made for you all!

I start with a card that I made for a team member to give her strength... and every time when I look at the image Angel of Hope I feel the hope and strength from it. So this one I made is also for me now.

This card is made by Jenn... and for me it stands for the girls in this DT Team... we stand together in good and in bad times! The image is called Best Friends.

This card is made by Elenor and for me it resembles my mom and me... she is trying to help me with all the fear and sadness that I have right now.... This Mermon Mom is caring for her child!

Irene made a beautiful card with the new stamp Hannah and I hope that I will be like that in a while and can see to the future without fear.

And there are so many more cards made with wonderful and caring image from Michelle that can mean a lot more to someone than you can imagine.
Allthough I didn't use a card from every team member... I want to tell them... each has a meaning for me! 
Thanks for being such a warm and caring family to each other!

I wish you all a great and wonderful weekend.

With all my love

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Michelle Houghton - Guest Designer

Happy Thursday!! I am excited to introduce Michelle Houghton as this week's guest designer! She has created a beautiful card and scrapbook page to share with us. 

But, first let's get to know Michelle a little bit better....

Hi! Michelle Houghton here, I am a wife to an amazing husband and mother of two beautiful girls in Iowa.  I am primarily a stay at home Mom but I teach aerobics at our local YMCA and teach online doodling and Copic classes for a site called Get It Scrapped.   In my life before motherhood I was an art teacher and I love continuing  to share my art through scrapbooking techniques.  I have been scrapbooking for about 14 years and coloring with Copic markers for about one year.  When I first tried Copics I fell in love and have since gotten my Certification and Intermediate Certification in them as well.  When the DT gals asked me to color a mermaid for this week I could not decide if I should go sultry or cute so I did one of both! 
I want to apologize for not being around very much recently but I have been typing and photographing art work for my newest class in Copic Coloring for Get It Scrapped.  But, by the time this is posted I should be done and my editor should be putting the final touches on it!  I can let you in on a little secret about the class, Michelle Perkett is one of the featured artists and I will be giving a step by step for coloring one of her amazing images!  
Thanks so much for inviting me to come play this week!  If you would like to see more of my work or hear more about the Copic class my blog is http://scrapweaver.blogspot.com.

Thanks Michelle, the class sounds like a lot of fun!

Look at this great scrapbook page. The sentiment is perfect!

And here is the close up of her gorgeous coloring of Harmony!

And look at this darling card with Cutie Patootie!

Thanks so much Michelle for sharing your talent with us!

There is still time to enter our Mermaids Galore Challenge. There are two opportunities for you to win, check it out!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mermaids Galore Challenge

Hi! Hope you all had a great week!
All the entries last week were fabulous! Thanks so much to everyone who joined us.

I am so excited about this week's challenge.
Mermaids Galore
Michelle's mermaid images are my favorites. 
You can check them all out here.
There are some great ones to choose from. 
Remember to use your MPS image to enter the challenge so you can be eligible for the prize! You can also look in the PCP group for some freebies.

And to make the Month of May even more Special
we have a NEW Challenge Contest!! We will be giving away four of Michelle's digis to one lucky winner at the end of May who has entered all of our challenges this month with their MPS images each week along with our weekly digi prize giveaway!

Now let's take a look at the creations from the Mermaids...

Now let's see your creativity! Start coloring those mermaid images and enter your creation by Monday, May 16 at 5pm for your chances to win!!