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Thursday, June 19, 2014

DESIGNER CHALLENGE –PATRIOTIC THEME


GOOD MORNING my sweet friends & welcome to another "Designer Challenge"! Today we have something different AND fun for you! We are doing a 2 in 1 challenge! Yep, for this challenge, you are to use this Sketch AND the Photo inspiration below!
Please create a card OR layout incorporating the sketch & the colors! 
In order to qualify to be a winner, you must use AT LEASE "ONE" My Creative Time product in your projects! 



Here is my card! I had SO MUCH FUN w/this & I am just LOVING our photo inspiration & sketches that Miss Liz is creating for us! ;) THANKS Liz! In my video below, I explained how I put my card together!


MCT Products used:

Other products:
~All card stock is scraps from my stash
Stamp & die storage solutions:
~ Med size bin (my die storage)
~ Fridge storage bin (my stamp storage)

My video for you today!

Now onto the BEST design team in the WORLD! ;) Don't forget to click on each name to visit each blog to see more! 








***WINNER from our "Masculine Challenge" HERE!***
The LUCKY winner from this challenge is:

Here is her card:

CONGRATS Miss Cindy! Please grab the Winning Badge code to the right of my blog ----> & proudly showcase it on your blog! ;) Please email me your address at: info@my-creative-time.com  so I can get your prize out to you ASAP! 
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New Challenge RECAP:
Color AND Sketch challenge!
~ Must follow this sketch & color palette in your card or layouts. You can flip the sketch & give it your twist if you'd like! 


~ Must use at least ONE My Creative Time product to qualify to win
~ Deadline for challenge is on Tuesday, July 8th @ midnight PST
~ Link your projects up to Mr. Linky & leave a comment
~ Lastly…..HAVE FUN! :) 

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!
ALSO, I am giving away a 5 pack of these Kaisercraft A5 Storage pockets to ONE lucky commenter!
Please tell me how YOU store YOUR stamps & dies in the comment section in this post! I will announce the winner tomorrow, June 20th 2014 during our Flip Flop Blog Hop! 


Please join us tomorrow at 12:01am PST for a FUN blog hop w/some AMAZING prizes! ;) 


Have a FABULOUS day my sweet friends! xoxo

47 comments:

  1. Fantastic designs & creations everyone! The sketch/layout and color palette are wonderful! I LOVE them all! I love those storage pockets!! Unfortunately my dies are currently being stored in their original packaging then put in a big box.

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  2. Good Morning Miss Emma Wow what a beautiful card I love the way you created your background and love your ideas for the hexy dies super cute and the rhinestones are the perfect blingy touch!
    I have everything in their original packaging and have the packages in those old fashioned looking suitcases from Michael's with the leather handles one is large & 1 is medium and they are stacked on a shelf. Love your storage ideas allot and thanks for the chance to win your prize.
    It is a very cool idea.

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  3. Wow, this is a really cool sketch/challenge. I love the colors and all the work that everyone did. Thanks for the storage ideas. I am enjoying my clip it up, but have it off to the side of my craft room. I'd love to win these envelopes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Love all the fabulous projects today. Great challenge, too, having a sketch and color combo. At this very moment my stamps and dies are packed in a box because we are moving to Florida and I'm totally having craft withdrawals. I will be looking for a new way to store my stamps and dies when we settle in so it was fun to see your storage method. I had everything in original packaging and stored alphabetically in white Ikea storage boxes.

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  5. So glad to see a storage solution as my "MCT" stamps/dies have taken over my craft room and I am always "hunting" for just the right one to use. They started with their own drawer, then a bin, now they are stored in photo albums, very FAT photo albums!

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  6. I am storing my stamps and dies in the Avery pockets in the fridge bins like you are Miss Emma, I also was inspired by Jennifer McGuire to do it this way. It is working out perfectly for me except for those larger stamps of yours. So I am very happy to see how you addressed this problem and now I can do the same thing! lol I used to keep all your stamps on the clip it up too, but it got to full so I knew I needed to find a different way to keep them. I am looking forward to your flip flop blog hop and to your craft room video! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Good morning. I have your stamps and dies in their original packages. But I put each release in a large ziplock bag. Then the bags are stored in a large plastic container. Your idea is very cool also.

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  8. I'm in the process of updating my stamp storage. I had them in clear DVD cases but am now using the avery elle storage pockets. The kaiser pockets look great!

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  9. Hi Emma. I am using thw Stampin Up! cases to store my stamps and dies. Like you, I have also had to cut some of them. I have 2 cd. dvd racks that they sit on. I also use some vhs cases. The ones that are the white clamshell cases (the kind Disney videos come in) You can get them really cheap at garage sales.They work pretty good for larger stamps.

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  10. Wow Emma thanks for sharing your awesome storage solution, I have all my dies and stamps in 3 clip it up but they are taking over my small craft room, thanks for the challenge and I love all the ideas!

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  11. I currently use Close To My Heart acrylix organizers. I have 5, and probably 2 extra boxes of stamps that are sitting around in shoe boxes because I refuse to become a hoarder...thus the shoe boxes. LOL I store my dies in a really pretty Thomasville lingerie chest I found at a thrift store a couple of years ago. One drawer is reserved strictly for dies and embossing folders. I don't know how I cope. ;)

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  12. I store all my dies in sheets In a binders one day I will get around to indexing them by theme lol

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  13. My stamps I keep in photo storage boxes in their storage envellopes

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  14. I wish I had some of your dies.

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  15. Congrats Cindy! Enjoy your MCT goodies.
    What a great challenge idea! LOVE the sketch and photo/colors. Everyone did a marvelous job creating with them!!!
    Right now I keep my stamps in their original packages but with the exception of your storage baggies mine are all falling apart or no longer stay sealed.
    I am REALLY interested in the Avery Elle and Kaiser Craft storage pockets.
    I keep my stamps in assorted ways. Originally {before my blog} I would split the sets by theme Christmas, birthday etc and store them in Iris drawers {they are still that way. lol.}.
    BUT after I started my blog and wanted to know the product name and company to list for my viewers I keep them in their original packaging.
    I keep my MCT, Peachy Keen, etc ones on or near my craft table in storage boxes like the med.fridge ones but mine have dividers in them. I got them at Storables in the bathroom storage section.
    I am in search of storage pockets to store the stamps and dies in and the Avery Elle and Kaiser Craft ones look like what I am looking for.
    Thanks for sharing your storage ideas and links.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  16. Super AWESOME card Emma!!!
    As always amazing DT projects!!!!!
    Have a GREAT day my friend!

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  17. Great card Emma. Loved everyone's projects. Currently, I store my dies in a notebook. They are attached to magnetic sheets. My stamps are stored in photo boxes by category. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Leslie

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  18. Ohhhhh....WOW! Thank you SOOO much Emma and Team!!! So happy to see my card here!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
    Great new Challenge,will sit down now and work on it!! :)
    Thank you again!!!
    HUGS,
    Cindy
    PS: Stunning cards from and the Team...as usual!! :)

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  19. Great DT inspiration - Awesome design team- I love your card Emma!!! I keep mine in their original package inside a plastic craft project box.
    I have one craft box for yours!!
    Thanks for the fun challenge I am lookingf orward to joining in!!
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com


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  20. I just love all the creations for this challenge. As for my dies I have the CD/DVD containers as well as the Avery Elle. I also found some small pockets from Office Depot that I use for my small dies.

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  21. Super fun challenge. Right now I am transitioning all my stamps and dies to the Avery Elle pockets and the SSS CD sleeves. I also use magnetic sheets from Oriental trading to hold all the dies in hopes I don't loose them. I also use the 31 little caddies to hold the stamps as well.

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  22. Hi Emma, I've been using the Avery Elle pockets for a couple of months with the exception that I store all your dies from the smaller packets into the same pockets. This way for me it works better and everything is uniform. However your bigger dies are a problem in that I had not found larger pockets so this Kaiser Craft ones are perfect and I also store them sideways. Thanks for the tip about Kaiser Craft pockets.

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  23. Love the projects and can't wait to try out the challenge! Right now I just have a plastic container my dies and stamps are stored in, I would love to give this a try!

    jrugg@sctc.net

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  24. Hi Mrs. Emma, your card was super super cute! Loved your take on the sketch and color pallet. I store all my stamps in the original MCT packaging. I place them in collapsible dollar tree dispensers lol. Ok so this method is old school, and poor boxes are starting to get a little to heavy for their own good and not to mention that my original MCT packaging is not holding up to well, from all the use I give my stamps lol. I do love your new storage idea:) Something I will for sure have to save my pennies for. I think I can totally be more organized with this new storage method you showed us:) Thanks for sharing. DT loved all your projects. Can't wait to take part in this new challenge. PS. Congrats to the challenge winner!

    Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
    Monica L.

    moni023 at yahoo dot com

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  25. thanks for the video. I was storing my stamps just like Jennifer but in different containers that my husband made for me. One difference is that I use Avery Page Protectors that I buy in Wal-Mart, these work for me about the same size as Avery Elle pocket pages but no flap
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  26. Thanks for the tutorial on how you store your products. I have mine on a Recollections version of a Clip It Up. It's terrible. It's flimsy and it keeps tipping over. I have a real Clip It Up that I have clear stamps on and it's very sturdy, but gets heavy. I think your system in so much better.
    mickeypaltwoatmsndotcom

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  27. Love your card Emma, and the DT's too!! I have a clip it up that I have packaged stamps on, like yours....and I have shelves half way around my craft room (almost 2 whole walls) above my craft table....the others are all in a big basket-and I would love to find a way to organize them!! Off to watch your video, maybe it will give me some ideas!! ; )

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  28. BEAUTIFUL card Emma, LOVE this challenge!!!! Congrats Cindy! :)

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  29. First: congrats lucky winners!
    Second: The inspirations from DT is amazing
    Third: I keep my dies in a folder, where the envelopes are

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  30. Beautiful Card. I can't wait to give this sketch and color challenge a try. I store my stamps and dies in a contain on a little rake where I can easily get to it.

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  31. Beautiful card Emma!! I love how you placed the sequins!! Hugs!!

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  32. Hi Miss Emma! Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your storage solutions.

    I have various methods for storing my dies. I have small plastic envelopes from sizzix for the small intricate dies. For medium to large dies, I use magnetic sheets and store them in a plastic container with handles. I keep my "favorite dies" one I use all the time in a small pouch so they are handy when I need them.

    Cheryle Salazar

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  33. I llove the colors and sketch for this challenge. The DT did an awesome job as usual. I store my stamps in their original packaging in metal baskets. That basket of MCT Stamps and Dies sits on my new desk. I Can't wait to see the new release.

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  34. I loved all the projects! Everyone did a fabulous job on that challenge! I keep my dies and stamps grouped by the company which makes them. They are in a large box with plastic see-thru envelopes on a 3-ring binder. All of yours and Peachy Keen stamps share a box!

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  35. Thanks for the great video on how you do your storage. I have also started using this system and it works great! I would love to win some of the storage pockets to put my larger stamp sets in. Again, thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Thanks for the video, I am glad I got to check it out!! I used binders for your stamp storage, but I outgrew it and it they were always falling out. It wasn't working for me at all! I am so going to use this way to store my stamps and dies!! Thanks for the video:)

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  37. Thanks for sharing your storage system In fact I wanted to email you to ask you about what sleeves you were using for the stamps. Thank you!
    Esterperez73@yahoo.com

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  38. Your card is so pretty...love the Hexy cuts with the watercolor stamp embossing. Beautiful job. Again you and the Design Team had awesome projects to share. Great job everyone! Congratulations to the challenge winner and a big thank you for sharing your storage system with links.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  39. Love the hexi clusters in your card. I use labeled storage boxes, plastic bins and binders. Your inventory checklist is very helpful!!
    gsunshine11 @ tampabay DOT rr DOT com

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  40. Here is the first card I made with my wonderful Flip Flop Blog Hop prize! {entry #9} I LOVE this set and how wonderfully it goes with the MTC umbrella. I'll be back soon with my second flip flop card.
    Thanks so much Emma. You are the best.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  41. #11 I had fun making a Happy Birthday USA card for the challenge. Lots of flowers and leaves to go with the color scheme. I used some surprise items for flowers.Thanks for the fun challenges!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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    1. #12 Sorry I said 11 and now it is 12...don't think it will change again. Must have been a post happening at the same time ;)

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  42. Wow Emma...your card is awesome! Love the hexagons and the fun little sequins! Your DT rocked as always! GREAT inspiration! I was so excited to have time to play this time :)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  43. Love your card!!! I got my card made today!
    Angela

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  44. This was a fun challenge!! I love the sketch and the inspiration photo colors and I loved your cards Miss Emma! The design team always comes through with such wonderful inspiration for all of us as well. Love all you guys! Hugs, Brenda

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  45. OH NO I just realized my entry #9 doesn't go to my project so I am going to add it again as entry #17.
    Hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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