Friday, January 18, 2013

Challenge #1: Winter Blues

Welcome Magnolia Fans!!

We are so excited because today is our very first challenge!! 
The team has been busy behind the scenes getting ready launch the challenges. 
You can meet all of our Designers here.

The rules for our challenges are:
~ Each Challenge has a Seasonal Theme as well as a standard challenge. You must comply with both themes to enter the challenge.
~ You must use a Magnolia stamp to enter the challenges.
~ You are welcome to combine your card with as many other challenges as you wish.
~ No back linking - your entry must be a new creation.
~ You must be a follower of the challenge blog to enter the challenges.
~ You must include a link to our challenges within your entry post.

Failure to follow the rules of the challenges will result in your entry being deleted from the challenge.

Are you ready?...

Challenge #1:
Winter Blues

Winter themed image with some Blue on your project. 


Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia stamps at some of the lowest prices!

And now let's see what the amazing Design Team has created for you this week...

Rene using Snowy Tilda

Marcelle using Snowy Tilda, as well :)

Ria using Snoowie with bells

Céline using special stamp winter skating Tilda

Valou250809 using Ice Tilda

And now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Thursday, January 31st

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Meet the Design Team

Hello Magnolia fans!!

Tomorrow is the day!! We can't wait for our very first challenge!!

So let's go ahead and introduce the team...

Team A will include:

Lacey (Owner) - USA (also on Team B)

I am so excited about this team! I am the owner of Stamp and Create. Many years ago I fell in love with stamping. My hobby became my passion. My passion became my obsession. And so Stamp and Create began! I love making cards and using stamps on scrapbook layouts as well.
Welcome to our challenges. We can't wait to see your work!

Vicky (DT Lead) - UK (also on Team B)
Hiya. My name is Victoria but everyone calls me Vicky. I have always loved all forms of crafting and was always drawing and colouring as a toddler, making items for Sindy dolls from material scraps when older, knitting, needlepoint and doing patchwork as a teenager. I discovered card making while on bedrest when pregnant with my youngest son in 2007 and then stamping the year after and became addicted. I love to escape into my craft room and create cards, especially using magnolia images, while listening to audio books (this way I combine my two greatest pleasures (apart from my husband and sons that is!))

Dawn - UK
I have been crafting all my life in one way or anothet & discovered paper crafting around 8 years ago & have become addicted. My love is stamping & I am always trying to better my colouring.I am lucky enough to have my own craft room & can be found there with music blaring most days at some point. I am married with 1 son who moved out last year.

Jeanette - Canada (also on Team B)

Hi! My name is Jeanette and I live in beautiful Québec, Canada with my husband and our 3 sons. I discovered stamping in 2008 and soon started blogging about my new found love. Magnolia stamps have always been favorites of mine and I am so happy to join this wonderful team and be able to share my Magnolia creations.

Mae - USA (also on Team B)

 My name is Mae and I live in Chicago, IL with my husband and 10 year old son. I am a Registered Nurse but currently I am SAHM and homeschooling my son. I have done some crafts in the past but it was just on September of 2011 when I started stamping and coloring with Copics. I started my blog a year ago and my Magnolia blog started June 2012 when I was asked to be part of the Magnolia Sweden Design Team.  Magnolia stamps has been my favorite stamps and I am glad to be part of this new Magnolia Challenge.

Marcelle - New Zealand
I am Brazilian, married and mother of two kids. But it was only on my second pregnancy, 5 years ago, living in Singapore that I started to craft to meet some friends. And it worked! I have met lots of wonderful ladies and a few  became real friends!
I am currently living in New Zealand and enjoying the laid back life here and crafting almost everyday. 

Rene - USA (Also on Team B)

Hello!  My name is Rene Bowen and I am beyond thrilled to be joining the Stamp and Create DT!  I have loved this store since I won a gift certificate to it two years ago...the service is amazing, the products are brilliant and Lacey is just the nicest person this side of the Mississippi!
I am a stay-at-home mom to two girls, Grace and Isabel.  This is the first year BOTH are in school and, while I thought I would have gobs of free time, I find myself substitute teaching more days than not!  But being around children is an amazing way to spend my day and I love every second of it!
I have been crafting for just over seven years.  I really started to get into cardmaking four years ago when I discovered Tilda from the Magnolia collections.  She just stole my heart!  Then I discovered Anya from the Greeting Farm...then Whimsy...then the gorgeous Wee stamps...soon a full fledged obsession was running rampant in Missouri!  My husband, while completely confused, is supportive...except when he wakes up with glitter in his hair!  Ha!
I am so excited to be a part of this wonderful team and can't wait to get started!

Ria - Netherlands
Hi, my name is Ria van Son and I live in a small town in The Netherlands with my hubby and I am a SAHM to our almost 6 year old English Cocker Spaniel, her name is Seven and she is a handfull of trouble. I am so honoured that Lacey asked me for this team as in 2007 I started again with making cards after seeying some cute Magnolia stamps. I was looking for a new hobby at that time as I had to stop working with Polymerclay due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on both hands. So from Sculpting dragons and other fantasy figures and making jewelry I became addicted to playing with stamps and papers...I am looking forward to see you all join in on the fun here.

Valerie - Belgium
My name is Valérie, I’m 33 years old and I lived in Belgium. Mom of 5 children, I discovered the scrapbooking in 2006. My style of preference is " Shabby Chic ", but I make of the C&S or the vintage if need be. I’m very happy to sometimes of the DT and I thank Lacey for my integration

Carissa - Canada

Hi Everyone! My name is Carissa,  I am 38 years old and I live just outside of Toronto, Canada. I starting crafting as a child and have never stopped. I picked up scrapbooking about ten years ago and discovered a few years back that I love making cards.
I am very excited that Lacey has invited me to be part of this new challenge and I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful Magnolia creations. I hope that you will play along.

Celine - France

Hi My name is Céline, i'm French and live near Paris.
I'm cardmaker since 4 years and open my own blog (that i share with my sister) 3 years ago.
I'm totally addict of Magnolia stamps and dies and over all i love so much coloring them. My copics are my friends lol. But sometimes  I forsake my copics for my pencils polychromos.
So, can you imagine my excitation when Lacey ask me to join this fantastic team for this new Magnolia challenge ? (i'm still dancing, lol ).
Thank you so much Lacey.
Hope you will have great time with us.
Team B will include:

Calypso - USA

Frances - USA
Hi, Friends!  My name is Frances, I have been a crafter all my life, but papercrafting and cardmaking became my passion a few years ago. Most of all I love stamping and coloring, both digital and rubber stamps.  Like to use a lot of elements, like die cuts on my cards, to give dimension and texture, flowers and charms.
Actually living in Kissimmee, Florida, but my hometown is Puerto Rico, there's where I grew up and raised my two boys. Started blogging on 2010 and have been passionate about that since then. This has given me the opportunity to meet lovely  people and share our experiences about this wonderful hobby! 
Feel free to visit my blog  I love reading all your comments, and it always amazes me to see how many people come and visit from all parts of the world.
Very happy to be part of the S&C Team, hope my style inspires you!

Tracy - USA

Helena - Russia

Hello, my name is Helena and I live in Russia and I'm a mother of two children. All my life I have done different crafts, a few years ago I discovered paper crafts and it became my main hobby. I love stamping and coloring. Having opened the blog I got acquainted with many talented people around the world. 
I am glad to be part of DT and I invite you to join our fun

Nancie - Malaysia

Hello, I'm Nancie Quah. I was born at " The Pearl of the Orient" Penang and currently staying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I happily married to a wonderful man named Anthony, we have 2 daughters 12 and 6. I started with punched craft in 2006 with my elder daughter and the little came to join our crafting world in 2007.
Soon, I ventured into rubber stamps, altered projects and scrapbooking and was hooked since then. I love to work with anything that related to paper, ink and the beautiful embellishments. Now, card making got my full attention and I can't stop making them (especially with Magnolia stamps).
Thank you, Stamp and Create with Magnolia, for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work on your site.

Dorte - Norway

Hi my Name is Dorte, I live in Norway together with my husbond and three teenage boys age 13, 15 and 19 years old. I’m originally from Denmark, but work and love led me up north. 
I work spare time at the hospital.
I started making cards nearly four years ago, but I have been crafting as long as I can remember. Knitting, sewing, making things, and then I discovered cardmaking and papercrafts and all my other hobbies have been abandoned. If you ask my family cardmaking is no longer a hobby but a passion.
 I have a soft spot for Magnolia images and cute animals.

(from Team A as well)

Make sure to come back tomorrow for our first challenge!
Happy stamping!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The challenges begin Friday, January 18th!!

Hello Magnolia fans!!

We are so excited to announce that we have started a new Magnolia Challenge Blog through Stamp and Create

The challenges will run from 7am EST every other Friday and will run until 7pm EST the night before the new challenge.

Our first Challenge will begin this Friday on January 18th!

**Feel free to grab the banner and share on your blog!!

The rules for our challenges are:
~ Each Challenge has a Seasonal Theme as well as a standard challenge. You must comply with both themes to enter the challenge.
~ You must use a Magnolia stamp to enter the challenges.
~ You are welcome to combine your card with as many other challenges as you wish.
~ No back linking - your entry must be a new creation.
~ You must be a follower of the challenge blog to enter the challenges.
~ You must include a link to our challenges within your entry post.

There will be a prize of 1 Free Magnolia Stamp through Stamp and Create with each of the challenges.

Stamp and Create carries a wide range of Magnolia Stamps at some of the lowest prices around! Come check out the store.

In the mean time, we hope to see you on Friday with our first challenge!!

Happy stamping!