Thursday, February 25, 2010

Last Feb Sketch!

This is your last challenge for February here at Design Dollies! You still have time to get in on all the challenges for this week so you can get your entries in! Don't forget too that we have our Design Team Call still goin on so check that out and see if YOU want to be the next Dollie!

On to our sketch! This one is fun, a lil dif and I can't wait to see what you do with it!!!

Need a lil inspiration? Here's what our Dollies did...



(this close up is too YUMMY not to post!!!)


So do you think you can RAWK it? Well I KNOW you can! So get after it! You have until March (really!) 3rd at midnight est to get your entry in for the sketch OR until Sunday Feb 28th at Midnight est to get your entry in for the Trifecta! More bang for your buck! And really, isn't that what we are all lookin for? :) SO link us up baby!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I've got a recipe for ya....

Welcome to the final Elementary Tuesday at Design Dollies bloggers... and your last chance to enter for THIS sweet little prize:

SO.............Let's make today's challenge a recipe challenge of sorts...

Somewhere on your project, please include --
1) Three circles;
2) The color GREEN;
3) 2 different kinds of Ribbon; and
4) Inked edges.

Here's some inspiration from the Dollielicious Team...


SO... there you have it! Please upload your projects via Mr. Linky by Midnight on Monday, March 1st to be included in February's drawing. Don't forget that your projects MUST be created new for this challenge, and your blog post should link back to us here!

... and as always, happy scrappin!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

ORANGE you glad it's MONDAY?! Color Challenge and Design Team Call!

Can you believe this is already the LAST Color Challenge for February? This means you have to get in on the action NOW, in order to be eligible to win THIS PRIZE:

YUM. I love Grungeboard something ferocious, and these Harlequin Elements are HOT! There are flourishes, skulls, arrows, clocks... So much smelly goodness to play with! Seriously - have you smelled Grungeboard? Adina-Dollie has a weird obsession for it because of the smell! Oh, and because it's SUPER fun to play with. And I guess the rest of the prize pack is pretty nifty too. ;)

Okay, /end tangent!

Today's Color Challenge is another earthy one! We're leaving February with a couple of my favourite colours, hands down....

ORANGE, BROWN and A NEUTRAL (black, white, ivory, kraft, whatever):

Get a load of THESE!

Our amazing Guest Design Dollie, Sarah, KNOCKED MY SOCKS OFF with this altered carry case. Wouldn't it be perfect for a picnic, or to store some vintage trims or findings?

Our funky Dollie, Heidi, retells the classic with this adorable layout (and I'm torn, because I LOVE the colours, but I hate bananas!). Her son makes me lullz!

And I, your hostess, Leah the Orange, wanted to play with my new stuff - the Spellbinders die, my Stampers Anonymous sentiments (thanks, t!m) and my Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

So let's cut to the chase, shall we? Better start your engines, crafters! You have until next SUNDAY, February 28th at midnight EST to get your entries in before the February challenges CLOSE! Projects MUST be created new for our challenges, and don't forget to link back to the Dollies in your blog post!

AND, if you are still on the fence, quit dilly-dallying! You wanna be a Design Dollie?! Check out our DESIGN TEAM CALL - we're taking submissions through March 10th, and we can't wait to see your amazing talent! :)

P.S. - if you have a moment, please swing on by Sketchy Thursdays to vote for their March guest design team member! not only is our Dollie, Heidi, one of the founders, but it's an AWESOME blog and Leah is one of the final five this month! :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday Sketch AHOY!

Welcome again Dollies to another Design Dollies Challenge! I bet you can't wait to see this weeks sketch but did you see our DT Call from yesterday? If you didn't check it out!!! We'd love to hear from you! Well on to the fun!

The Dollies are on a roll and this one is no exception! Lots of fun to be had here

So what came to mind when you saw the sketch? Well the Dollies had lots of different answers to that question!

Sarah - our RAWKIN Guest Dollie!

Well there you have it! Lots of way to go after this weeks sketch!!! You have until Feb 24 @ midnight EST to submit your entry for the sketch :) But the Trifecta... that my Dolls can't be held up by anyone! Its a force of nature! :) You have until Feb 21 @ midnight EST to RaWk that challenge! Do it! You know you can! I believe in you!!! Your project MUST be created brand new for our challenges, and don't forget to link us up baby!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Calling all DOLLIES out there!!!!!!!


I think we can all agree that the gawjess Design Team gals have ROCKED our socks with their amazing talent and inspirational projects during their term as Dollies... (THANK YOU LADIES!!!!!!!!) And as their initial term comes to a close next month, it's time to look to our loyal followers and see who else is interested in playing with Dollies!!
Intrigued? Here's what we are looking for:

  • 3+ creative, fun, out-of-the-box-thinkin', hip, interesting, passionate, outgoing crafty people to join us with our weekly challenges.

  • You must be able to commit to doing one assigned challenge per week (though the option is always there to do more) for a three month term (April - June).

  • We are looking for people who can spark creativity and are on top of things like deadlines, comments and whatever comes your way!

  • You must keep an active personal blog where you'll post your projects done for the Dollies.
At the end of this term, new DT members will receive a fun thank you RAK from the founding Dollies.

Still interested? Then email 3 of your FAVE projects that highlight your style, a quick "about me" and why you think you have what it takes to be a great Dollie to our email, All entries must be submitted by March 12th, and we will announce our new Dollies on March 15th. The new lineup will go live on April 1 where we'll showcase their talents and fabby style.

If you previously applied during our first DT call, or if you were overjoyed at playing with us during this first term, feel free to send in new projects for review during this new DT call. If you have any questions before you apply, use our kontactr button to give us a shout or drop us a line via email, and we'll be more than happy to get right back to ya! Can't wait to see the entries!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In honor of...

Today, February 16th, would have been my grandmother's birthday, had not passed away about seven years ago. In honor of ALL the lovely women who have touched our lives in one way or another, today's elements challenge asks you to create a project that honors the women in YOUR lives...

Some inspiration from our dollies...

Ellen, in honor of her Mom!

Kristy, with regard to a female role model...

And Adina...

So ladies, get out your crafty sensibilities and upload your projects via Mr. Linky by no later than Monday, February 22nd at midnight!! Don't forget your projects must be created NEW for this challenge, and you must link back to us in your blog post!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Design Dollies didn't take the day off! NEW COLOR CHALLENGE!

Good morning, folks! In Canada, it's "Family Day" - which was the most recently introduced holiday to break up the winter months. Apparently it was decided (by whom?!) that there must be a holiday in each month, so February got this one. In the U.S., it's Presidents Day, which means I'm off, although schools aren't. JOY! This means that I am not working on a day when I'd likely otherwise be very busy! AND I get to go gallavanting around the crafty stores, who all seem to be having some HUGE sales!

Before I get myself ready to SHOP (!!!), I have a brand new color combination for you folks... And out of curiosity, how many of you are THRILLED and RELIEVED to finally get away from the Valentine's theme? (I am!)

Went with a slightly different combo for this one:


Soft and subtle, but can still pack a punch! Observe:

Adina-Dollie (OOOHHH, I just LOVE that gorgeous frame, and that hand-stitching!)

Nicole-Dollie (That flower? The lace? Those cute chipboard accents on the left? FANTASTIC!)

Myself, Leah the Orange Dollie

And there ya be, my friends! We can't wait to see what gorgeous, stunning creations you'll be linking up this week! Remember that as the Elements and Sketch challenges are revealed this week, you can combine any of these to enter for the prize draws! Projects MUST be created new for our challenges, and you must LINK back to us in your blog post. The deadline for this one (and for any of the combinations you may attempt) is next SUNDAY, February 21st at midnight EST.

And in case you forgot, here's the prize for the Colors Challenges this month:

Have fun, and happy craftin'! (Now I'm going shoppin'!)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday is the day!

For lots of things! Sorry about the delay I had a lil slip and fall this morning on the ice and had to run to work before getting my post done. But a sore arm will not keep me from bringing you this week's sketchy goodness!!! The Dollies have had alot of fun with this and I hope you will too! But first I want to show you what you are playing for this month!

Some Love Elsie goodness mixed in with some K&Co and some American Crafts fun! You likey? Well I hope so! Let's get to the sketch!

Got the wheels turnin yet? Let's see if the inspiration from the Dollies can get them goin!






Well there you have it! Lots of way to go after this weeks sketch!!! Because of my misfortune I am gonna give an extra day to get'er done. So you have until Feb 18 @ midnight EST to submit your entry for the sketch :) But the Trifecta... that my Dolls can't be held up by anyone! Its a force of nature! :) You have until Feb 14 @ midnight EST to RaWk that challenge! Do it! You know you can! I believe in you!!! Don't forget to link us up baby!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

It's another "ELEMENT-ary" day...

Are you feeling the love today? Or just the deep freeze? In honor of the sickeningly sweet holiday right around the corner, today's challenge is to create a Valentine's Themed project... with a twist! Red and Pink may NOT be your primary colors. In fact, if you can get rid of those colors TOTALLY from your palette, even better! :)

Players from this month's Elements Challenges will be entered into the drawing to win THIS scrappy prize:

And here's some Dollilicious Inspiration for ya!!

Our Uber Talented Guest Designer, Sarah

Our Fabby DT Nicole
first, a card....

and then, a layout!

And Little ole me, Mz. Adina... Medina

So what are you waiting for? Get out your scrappy utensils and think lovey dovey... or not! :) Entries must be posted by Tuesday, February 16th via Mr. Linky - they must be created NEW for this challenge, and you MUST link back to us in your blog post! Have fun!

Monday, February 8, 2010

OOOH, new Design Dollies COLOR CHALLENGE - goin' EARTHY!

Attention all tree-huggin', eco-friendly, earth lovers....

This challenge is for YOU!

There were some AMAZING submissions for the RED, BLACK and ONE NEUTRAL Challenge - we Dollies are CONSTANTLY impressed and awestruck by the attention you crafty lovelies give our little blog here. It's very humbling and flattering, and we adore you all!

That said, let's not waste more time, because I'm quite sure you're here to see the next task at hand. :)

Your colors:

note: the GREEN can be any shade, or many shades!

Check out the Dollies' brilliant creations:

Kristy (OMG, do you LOVE this flower?!)

Adina (the distressing and twine TOTALLY make it feel earthy!)

Ellen (stampin' on canvas, and that brown paper is YUMMY!)

and moi, Leah the Orange (who's rediscovering her love for Crackle Accents!)

So it's time for you to jump on the bandwagon and get your submissions in, so you can get a shot at this fabby prize:

(incidentally, the Grungeboard in this prize pack is the same stuff I used for the arrows on my card for this challenge - just so ya know!)

Annnnnnnnnnd, they're off!
You have until next SUNDAY, February 14th at midnight EST to link your project up! Don't forget that you MUST link back to our blog in your post, and your projects must be created new for this challenge. GOOD LUCK, and we can't wait to see what you're going to do with these colors!