Monday, August 2, 2010

July WINNER, new challenge, and August prize from DOLCE SCRAPBOOK!

It's Monday AGAIN, and can you believe it's the beginning of AUGUST?! Holy wowza, where is this year going? Summer is half over for a lot of people, and we hope you're all enjoying it, and making the most of it with family and friends (or YOU time, if that's what you're missing!).

Before we challenge you to, well, take our next CHALLENGE (hee hee!), let's just take a look at last month's prize, shall we? Some of my favorite fun things for paper crafting...

Congrats goes out to....

She gave us this funky piece for one of my fave color
challenges to date (teal, brown, cream and a POP of red):

LOVE the way she did the title work, and that torn paper is just drool-worthy! Joni, thanks so much for playing along, and congrats! Please email me, Leah the Orange, at with your mailing address and I'll post these goodies out for you as soon as possible.

With August upon us, we have another brand new prize pack to share. THIS TIME, I'm the lucky one with the sponsor, and I'm very excited to tell you about her...

Please welcome... DOLCE SCRAPBOOK!
Juliana Santana is the owner of this fantastic eBay shop; she is originally from Portugal, but lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her shop has some WONDERFULLY priced and GORGEOUS kits, embellishment packs and handmade creations with tons of variety and lines from everyone's favorite manufacturers - Prima, Pink Paislee, My Mind's Eye, BasicGrey, BoBunny, Graphic 45, 7 Gypsies and more! Juliana ships worldwide, and she also has a ton of product ON SALE right now, so drop by and see what's up for grabs!

Dolce Scrapbook has generously offered this beautiful kit for my August winner; check it out!

This is the "Avignon" kit from 7 Gypsies, with 6 double-sided paper and
a ton of gorgeous embellies... here are some closer looks (to make you drool!):

So you wanna play along this month, right? OOOHHH, I wish I could enter my own challenges so I could win this lovely kit! You can check out Juliana's blog BY CLICKING HERE, and you'll see what gorgeous creations she's made with kits just like this one! THANK YOU, Juliana and DOLCE SCRAPBOOK! We Dollies are thrilled to have you as our fabulous sponsor this month!

SO. The way it works? You play along with any of my Color Challenges for the month of August, and your entry goes into a proverbial hat. At the end of the month, there will be ONE WINNER, and that lucky person gets the yumminess pictured above! Let's get started with our first challenge for August, shall we? Here it is...


Here's the first lovely creation from our amazingly talented (and UTTERLY LOYAL!)
Guest Dollie, TINA!

WELCOME, girlie! We are positively THRILLED to have you in the Dollhouse!

and she even made a card, because she is just too ambitious for her own good!
(Tina, when I said OLIVE GREEN, I didn't mean it quite that literally!) :D

A little something extra-sweet from our Dana-Dollie - GORGEOUS!

A positively lovely page from Chiqui-Dollie, who knew EXACTLY what she wanted
to do with this combo (as you can tell, our Dolls ROCKED these colors!):

And from your hostess, Leah the Orange - I seem to
be pulling out a lot of these older pics...

And there it is, dear friends! What can you do with this color combination? We can't wait to see! Link up your NEWLY-CREATED projects (cards, pages, altered items, no matter!) - please post the link to your blog POST, not to the close-up of the photo, so we can visit your lovely blogs and leave some Dollie-love! Be sure to link back to Design Dollies in your blog post, and get in on the action no later than SUNDAY, August 8th at midnight EST for your chance to win that HOT kit from Dolce Scrapbook!



  1. that prize is HAWT!!! (As are the creations!!)

  2. Wow....can I win 2 times in a row.... this Aug prize ROCKS!!! Great inspiration from the DT!!!

  3. Sounds like fun! Found you through Tina--her layout is a lot of fun! Love this color challenge! May try it this month! Great prize package!

  4. Was so excited to play along this has been a long time.

  5. yummy prize package!
    i love all the LOs by the DT, I already have the photos in mind to use with these color combo!

  6. Fab creations Dollies!!! That prize is looking amazing!!!

  7. That's one definitely worth winning! Thankyou SOOOO much Juliana!
    Congrats Joni - woo hoo!
    Gorgeous work as always Doll Faces. xxx

  8. * What a fab prize... I'm drooling and I wish I could play along!!
    * Congrats Joni for being the July winner :)
    * Welcome Tina - fab work!!
    * Go Dollies, those samples are all amazing.

  9. Oooh -- love this color combo!

  10. Great inspiration and beautiful prize!!!! I made my layout!

  11. Wasn't too thrilled with the color purple. But found the best pictures to use with it. Thanks for a challenge!

  12. Amazing samples, wow!
    Had fun with this challenge, found some BG Wisteria to use. Sorry the photo doesn't show the colors well, or the tulle under the purple ribbon.
    I'm not playing for the RAK, just playing along, since I won a wonderful blogo hop prize recently...

  13. OK - I just linked in - THANKS for the inspiration! I had fun! ~ Sherri

  14. Thanks so much for the challenge and inspiration! I linked up, but just in case:

  15. Tough, but awesome to try out! Thanks!

  16. Linked up my layout....thanks for getting me "out of my box"....purple is WAY out of my box!!!


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