To ALL entrants, I want to let you know that I DO comment on all entries (with the exception of Splitcoast and Flickr) so if you don't see a comment from me, please check to see if there are any comments awaiting moderation or in SPAM. A lot of comments are in SPAM and bloggers don't realize it.

Friday, April 8, 2011

March Winner!

The winner of Kat's fabulous prize is Miss Sayrah!!!  Congrats!  Please email me at with your address.

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Guest Designer!

I would like to introduce one of our guest designers for the month of April.  Her name is Carol and she will wow you with her work.

Hi, my name is Carol, better known as CraftinGranny or just Granny in blogland. I retired from the University of Missouri in 2005 and have spent my time doing all sorts of crafts, ceramics, painting, scrapbooking, cardmaking, blogging, sewing, remodeling, water and flower gardening, and lots of fun things. Cardmaking has become my all time favorite hobby. I love playing in challenges and trying out new techniques. There are so many wonderful designers and so much yet to learn.

My life is shared with my best friend and wonderful husband of almost 25 years. We have a blended family of 3 sons and 1 daughter, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren with 1 due in September. My youngest son is married to a wonderful young woman who blessed our family with an additional 4 granddaughters and 11 great-grandchildren. Can you imagine trying to get everyone together at one time for a family picture? Total chaos! Of course, I can't leave out the two babies we have at home and just couldn't live without, Sparkey, a minature white Schnauzer, and Molly, a 112 lb Golden Lab. Yes, Sparkey is the Alpha dog and Molly is the mother hen. They are a joy, spoiled rotten, and so much fun!

It is such an honor to be a guest designer for CCAYR. I hope you enjoy the cards I've designed to share with you and will inspire you to get creative and play along with us this month. A special thanks to Colleen and Lesley for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this very talented team.

Here are her gorgeous cards:

Please make sure to leave her some love.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Challenge!

Happy Spring!  I hope everyone has started their Christmas's not too late to start joining us on the challenges.

This months challenge is to use an oval on your card (shape of an egg for Easter) as well as ribbon somewhere on your card.

Checkout what our wonderful design team made this month.

***Remember if you do 5 cards this month following the challenge, your name will go into a draw for a prize at the end of April! (this challenge CAN be combined with any other blog or forum challenges that you do this month.)

Please upload your cards to your blog, a gallery, or photobucket and remember to give us the EXACT links to see them. You can do 5 of the same cards or 5 different ones (as long as they follow the current challenge) If you do 5 of the same, please show us a picture of them altogether. If the linky isn't working for you for any reason, just post your link in the comments! Thanks!

***Also, if at least 20 people create 5 cards we'll pick a second winner!***

We'll be revealing the cards and a little about our guest design team members for the month on Sunday!

Colleen and Lesley