Monday, April 18, 2016

April 18th - May 1st - Inspired by a song/book/movie

Hello there! Colette here with a new exciting challenge for you. Before I announce the winners of the last challenge, we have a new Design Team call...

We are looking for New Designers to join us 
No Design team experience is needed just a willingness to create and have 
fun. You must be able to work with digital images and be able to make a minimum of 2 creations per month, more if you are inspired to create more.
Please send us an email with some info about yourself and a link to your site, so we
can check out your skills. Don't worry if you're new; we are a helpful bunch willing to get you all set up.
You'll get a fancy "Your Name Here" Badge and free images 
along with hopping around to a certain number of blogs that join in our challenge 
So if this is for you send us an email
This weeks Winners and TOP Picks !!

Okay, we had lots, and I mean lots of wonderful entries last week, thank you!

Without further ado the winner of AMB Illustrations prize picked by Random.Org is #42 Kym!

The next winner of the Lacy Sunshine prize also picked by Random.Org is #10 Gale!

Please drop us an email to claim your prize.

As there were so many entries I've decided to pick five winners of the Incy Wincy Top 5 badge!

#94 Rainey

Congrats to you all! Don't forget to grab your badges for your blog.

Our new challenge is 'Inspired by a song/book/movie' and our fab sponsor this week are...

  Sami Stamps 
Sami Stamps
Prize: 1 bundle from Etsy shop
Nikki Nikki Casassa

Little Bit about Melonheadz
I am the proud Mommy to 3 beautiful girls, wife to Mike, and the Mimi (Grandma) to one awesome little boy and sweet little baby girl.
My story is a bit long, but I hope it will inspire others to search out their dream and not give up.
My family, like millions of others struggled financially. My husband owns his own business, and I worked the grave yard shift in a home for mentally and physically disabled people. There were times when we had to choose between food and gas to get to work, or pay bills. We even went 6 months during the summer with the gas turned off to our home. We would boil the water on the stove for baths, and to make it worse, we only had 2 working burners on that stove.
Within the space of just over two years, we lost Mike's mother, both of my parents were diagnosed and passed away from cancer. Our oldest daughter left our home to live elsewhere, we lost our truck and home, and had to declare bankruptcy. It was the lowest point in my life. This is where Heavenly Father stepped in and took over. 
I was so blessed to find a man in my neighborhood that was a graphic designer. He took me under his wing after seeing something that I had drawn, and would process my scribbles and turn them into clip art. It was amazing!!!!! He helped me set up a shop to sell it. He will always be one of my heroes. Thank you James.
One month when we just couldn't stretch our finances any further, we met with the Bishop in our church to ask for help. We hated to do it, but had no other choice. While we were there, we asked him to pray with us, so that we could find a way to be self sufficient. Not to be rich. Not to get "free" money or win the lottery. We wanted to be able to work and support our needs.  The next day I got the idea to start a blog, and I'm not gonna lie.... I thought it was really stupid. I didn't know how to make a blog. I didn't really even know what one was. That thought nagged me for DAYS!!!! I finally sat down and figured it out.... Then the miracles really began.
Within a few days of posting my first free graphics, I got picked up by a site that posts links to free graphics every day. I had over 2,000 views, and thought there was some kind of error. I posted as often as I could. I found lots of friends, and am glad to say, I still have many of them :) 
I found another neighbor who was able to help me get the software I needed to be able to create professional grade graphics at a huge discount. It was still a stretch to buy it, but we did it. More blessings.
I was then urged by a friend to start some shops on websites like Etsy, and Teachers Pay Teachers by my friends Rachelle  and Patty,
and my world changed. More blessings. 
We could buy toilet paper, and non essential stuff that we couldn't afford before.... like... oh... chocolate milk! and pens! And band aids!!!!! And just breathe. 5 minutes without worry.
I know God has a plan for me, and has given me the opportunity to do what I love to do. He has sent people into my life to show me my path, and guide me to where I needed to be. I have been given the opportunity to serve others, and will be forever grateful for each one.
God has blessed me. He knows my heart. He loves me. 
And, he has sent me you.
Thank YOU, for your support, comments (both good and critical),
and friendship. You have helped to change our lives! I can only hope that I can give you something back. I hope my scribbles make you smile, and warm your heart.

Design Team Creations
to Inspire you

using Katie's American symbols - Melonheadz
"Empire State of Mind" - Alicia Keys

using Heart Girl - Sami Stamps
"Lady in Red" - by Chris de Burgh
Using by Alice in Wonderland (line art version) by Melonheadz for my favourite book "Alice in Wonderland"
Melonheadz Breakfast for my favorite book "Green eggs and Ham"

Heather M
"Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall"
by Simon & Garfunkel
using North Pole Express Set from Melonheadz Illustrating
My inspiration is the film The Polar Express
First side:
Second side:
Third side:
Fourth side:
using Shell Mermaid 1 by Sami Stamps
My inspiration is the Disney song Under the Sea

Hev on Facebook and Blog
using Sami Stamps' Happy Heart Fairy
Inspiration: "Love Is All Around" by Wet Wet Wet
using Melonheadz Willy Wonka Combo Pack
inspiration: Movie "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" ORIGINAL!!!!!
Here Comes The Bride

Ronny Cox's "Milkbone Underwear"

Sami Stamps - YOU AND ME
BOOK - THE BEE QUEEN by Brothers Grimm

Used the Whole Set of Snowman Booble Headz
SO CUTE!!! how could I make something with the others
using Melonheadz Alice in Wonderland
Book/Movie - Alice in Wonderland

using Sami Stamps - Beauty Roses
Song - The Rose by Bette Midler 

Please remember when joining us this week to add in your BOOK, SONG OR MOVIE 
with a link to our blog or you will not qualify for a Prize. You can also follow us on Facebook!
Thank you and good luck!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Colour Me Wonderful (Use Your Favorite Colouring Medium) April 4-17

Hello everyone. It's one of the newer DT members. I just joined the team in January. Yes, I'm a guy who crafts!  It's great being here.
First lets give away some prizes for our last challenge.
Top 3 winners are:
                                                                          Paper Whims
 get the Top 3 Badge. 

And the Sponsor winners are:
Ppinky Dolls
Prize: 3 digital images:  anna 
And Dr. Digi 
Prize: 2 digital images: Paper Whims

Congratulations!! Please be sure to email us using the link above for your prizes!!
Remember to also to grab the winner/top 3 badges!!

 Now it's time for the next challenge.  We have 2 sponsors this time around and the challenge is...
Colour Me Wonderful 

(Use Your Favorite Colouring Medium - You must say what it is to win the prize)
  AMB Illustrations
Lacy Sunshine
Lacy Sunshine
Design Team Creations
to Inspire you
Using promarkers
colouring with Copics
Used Copic markers
Heather M
loving paints and colored pencils
using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers and Distress Inks together with the Garden Party Clipart Set by AMB Illustrations to make a set of ATCs

Hev on Facebook and Blog
using Touch Markers on one and Watercoloured pencils on the other
Eleanor the Artist
I love coloring with chalk and glitter gel pens
Lynne using
Fantail_Enchantress - Lacey sunshine
coloured using gel pens

I love Colouring with everything but I love my markers !!
using AMB Illustrations

Now it's your turn to create something.  Lets see what you got.

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