Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last Sketch Challenge for April!

Welcome back Dollies! Everyone has read Leah's post from Tuesday I take it? *wink wink* Well I hope you are paying attention! This challenge will wrap it up for the Dollies in April so this is your last chance to get in for this month's prize drawings. Either enter one challenge or do yourself a Trifecta but just get those entries in! Here is today's sketch for you!

Our Dollies had a ball with it! Check it out!

(she has the cutest dang baby pics evah!)

Leah (who flipped it on its side)

Here I have another Trifecta inspiration for you! You can clearly see my Kraft with bright colors so Colors are a CHECK! And all the pieces of the Elements recipe are there, CHECK! and I followed my sketch so CHECK!

So what do you think? I would love to see you take on the sketch or our Trifecta! There are al ot of options this week so I KNOW you should be able to hop to! So come on over to the Doll House and play! What are you waiting for? An invitation? Well consider yourself invited! :) Show us what ya got!

You have until Sunday, May 2nd at midnight EST to take on the TRIFECTA (woot!), or next Wednesday, May 5th if you're taking on the sketch challenge. Remember that your projects MUST be created new for our challenges, and you have to link back to the Doll House in your blog post! HAVE FUN!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

April's Final Elements Challenge!

Welcome to Elementary Tuesdays, where we challenge ya'll with some different components/requirements each week... This is the final elements challenge for the month of April, and your last chance to get in on the drawing for THIS fabby prize:
Without further ado, this week's challenge is Recipe style... Your project MUST include all of the following items in order to qualify, and must be uploaded via Mr. Linky by no later than Midnight on May 3rd to be included in the drawing.

This week's recipe is to include:
1) 3 Different Patterned papers, SAME manufacturer if possible
2) A tag
3) An UNCOLORED stamped image
4) RED ribbon(s)
5) Something lime green

And to get you going, here's some Dollilicious inspiration:

So hop to it... and if you ARE already a follower, remember that your participation as of today gets you an entry into our candy drawings... and let me tell you, our goodies are NOTHING to sneeze at lol... They're YUMMY!! :) For now, happy scrappin!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

On a COLORFUL Monday, Design Dollies have a challenge for you!

We had a TON of rain here in New Jersey in the last 48 hours, so in celebration of the SUN actually peeking its head out for a while today, I'm challenging you to use....

KRAFT and BRIGHT COLORS on your creations!
the bright colors can be anything from primary/rainbow hues to neon to jewel tones, but let's stay away from neutrals for this round...

The prize? (here's your last chance to shoot for it, before the May challenges start up!)
click 'em to enlarge for juicy deets!

You rikey? Who DOESN'T love Glimmer Mist and Shimmerz Spritz and Stickles?! And that Cosmo Cricket Blackboard is SO much fun to play with! And there's BLING! Um, not much to say about that - we all love that stuff, right? So you wanna win, I know you do... Well then let's see if you can draw some inspiration from the Dollies' projects, shall we?

Our funky Dana-Dollie gave us THIS awesome project (it's a REAL PHOTO - that's just wicked-cool!):

Our awesome Nerd-Dollie, Metal_Minish, altered a 6x6 album and created THIS piece of yum (I love that splatter!):

and from yours truly, Leah the Orange, BamPop! meets Sass!

Right, so you have your challenge, now hop to it! :)

You have until SUNDAY, May 2nd at midnight EST to upload your NEWLY CREATED projects below, and be sure to link back to us in your blog post in order to be eligible to win!

OH, and come back tomorrow, because you may recall a little hint about 200 followers of the Design Dollies... well we have some fun to share! Details on that coming in the morning! :)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Let's have another SKETCH challenge, shall we?

Welcome to another Thursday here at Design Dollies! We are getting close to 200 followers and just as a hint, we hope you will be paying attention :) *wink* We love all our followers and love everyone who shows their Dollies lurv! Why keep on keepin on without you?

Well enough mush. I know what you are really here for today is a SKETCH. So VIOLA...

I would like to believe that our Dollies had fun workin with this sketch but let's let their LOs speak for themselves, shall we?

And as for me, my Dollies, I once again dove right in on the Trifecta. I'm finding that practice is a big help! In my example you can plainly see the Color Challenge (Teal, Orange and Brown my FAV) and the Elements Challenge I had fun using plastic silverware for. Lastly I threw it all together with my Sketch. What do you think?

So do you wanna show me what you've got? We love to see! Please make sure you are linking the direct post in your Mr. Linky link so we can comment and show you all the love you show us by playing along, and don't forget to link back to us in your post! We don't want to leave anyone out! You have until Sunday April 25 @ midnight EST to get in on the Trifecta (you can do it!) or until Wednesday April 28 @ midnight EST to get in on the Sketch. (We've been getting lots of submissions past the deadlines, so please be sure you're combining ONLY the challenges for the current week - it all starts over after Sunday night!)

HUGS, Dollies!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A "Nontraditional" Elements Challenge

Hello all and welcome to another Elements challenge hosted by your favorite Dollies... :) Participants in this week's challenge will be entered into the drawing for this fabby prize pack:

And without further ado, this week's challenge is to incorporate a NONTRADITIONAL, "found" item into your scrappy/crafty project... And here's some inspiration for ya... :)

Metal_Minish RAWKED this yummy treat box, don'tcha think??

Ms. Adina Medina altered a playing card into an ATC that was later placed on a greeting card as well...

AND Ms. Leah l'Orange RAWKED Mae as Alice using REAL stud earrings to accentuate Mae's cute little shoes!! :)

(Check Mae out, available TODAY, at Some Odd Girl!!)

SO, get out your thinking caps and find an unusual item to incorporate into your crafty madness and have at it! :) You have until midnight on April 26th to upload your newly-created project via Mr. Linky! Don't forget to link back to us in your post!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Design Dollies new COLOR CHALLENGE - brown-orange-teal

happy monday, folks!
how about another color challenge? :)

last week's challenge was SO much fun, and we loved seeing your creative minds at work! think we may have to revisit this combo again sometime down the road... this week, however, we're going a little more subdued with


and to inspire you... how about some vintage fab from our Adina-Dollie:

our sweet and spunky Guest Dollie, Lizzie:

our crafty-savvy Dana-Dollie:

and me, Leah the Orange (Dollie):
the mini-composition book BEFORE:

and AFTER - a journal of sorts, to document those "little things" between the hubbin and i (like randomly sticking the letter T at the end of a word that ends in S - "yesst" or "thisst"):


and in case you needed a reminder, or an extra incentive to play along... here's the prize pack:

ready to show us whatcha got? create something NEW for this challenge, link up below (to your post, not to your general blog or to the picture itself please, as we can't see the rest of your lovely blog!), link back to us, and do this all before next SUNDAY, April 25th at midnight EST for your chance to win. the Elements Challenge comes tomorrow, and the Sketch Challenge comes Thursday, if you're looking to combine 'em for a Dollies Trifecta! HAVE FUN!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Better late than never!

This is what happens when you add odd things to my morning routine, something gets forgotten :*{ Enough pity party (I suck and I apologize), I have a sketch challenge for ya! Its a lil different than my usual I think and I think that made it tough on everyone. Take a look...

Our Dollies took charge and give it a go!

And I worked hard at getting together another Trifecta to inspire you! You can see our color combo from this week and my interpretation on the walk in the park theme were in my pics then I put my own spin on the sketch.

Show me what YOU've got this week! Either RAWK the Trifecta (by Sunday April 18 @ midnight EST) or give the sketch a whirl (by Friday *bonus day for my screw up!* April 23 @ midnight EST). Link us up!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Let's Take a Walk in the Park...

Have YOU been experiencing the beautiful weather we've been blessed with here in Northern NJ? We even had a few "summer" days last week, where the temperature got as high as 91 degrees!! We're back into spring now, with nice, 60 to 70 degree breezy days... and high pollen counts... and sneezy noses! :) BUT I'll take a sneezy nose over a winter-induced cold ANYDAY!

SO, this week's Element's Challenge is for YOU to take a walk in the park... you can interpret this creatively, but NOT too loosely.... Here's some inspiration to give you an idea of what we're thinking...

Our Fabby GDT Lizzie used colors found during a walk in the park:

While Dana scrapped a gorgeous page showing her DD walking through a State Park

And I (Adina Medina) created another Shower thank you card with a nature scene inspired by a Walk in the ParkAnd there you have it Dollies... You have until Midnight on April 20th to upload your Walk inspired projects via Mr. Linky to be included for THIS fabby prize:

Monday, April 12, 2010

Poppin' Pretty - new COLOR CHALLENGE at Design Dollies!

we've made it to another Monday morning - is the weather as beautiful where you are as it is here? GORGEOUS sunny morning, not too hot today, very springy!

and why not offer up a happy, fun color combo for our friends and followers today, to celebrate the arrival of spring?

okay, so we're not talking all rainbow pretties, but how about this?


we Dollies ended up LOVING this one and came up with some fun stuff that will hopefully inspire you... see for yourselves!

Kate made this yummy page (with some of my VERY favorite elements!):

Adina offers up this little cutie - don't you LOVE the stamp?!:

Melissa shares a page about a rescue mission for Marty:

and from me, Leah the Orange, a card using another of our Kristy-dollie's Some Odd Girl images, from the upcoming April release (April 20th, folks!):

have we given you any ideas? think you might be able to come up with SOMEthing, and get yourself a chance to win this prize pack?:

well we hope you already have some ideas, and we can't wait to see what you'll do with these colors! link up your projects, which must be created NEW for this challenge, be sure to link back to us in your blog post, and do this before next Sunday, April 18th at midnight EST. and most of all, HAVE FUN CRAFTIN'! :D