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October Challenges 3


Read About Our October Challenges and Sponsors

October is here and I can already smell and feel the difference in the air.  I have a lot to celebrate this month and to start off let me say I am the winner of "Send A Smile 4 A Kid" challenge. This was a great surprise wheeee, so off to get my Whimsy Stamps.

It is also Breast Cancer Awareness month and I hope you ladies will break my piggy bank with your entries.  Remember I will contribute $10 for every 40 entries to the research for a cure of breast cancer sponsored by Jackson's Digital Expressions.  Read More Here.

I am also celebrating my one year blog challenge anniversary on October 11th and I am ready to have fun.  To celebrate I am offering you a chance to win multiple prizes in 3 separate challenges, and you can triple your chances by entering each challenge up to three times each.  Before I announce these challenges allow me to first recap the winners from last month's challenge and the grab bag giveaways.
Our first winner was entry# 22, Donna Idlet, "Congrats Again"
and our second winner is....... entry# 35 Elizabeth H.  
(Elizabeth please contact me at to claim your prize before 10/05/2012).

Our grab bag winners are Glenda Atkins who has won the Basic Grey Collection and Sheila who has won the Paislee Collection.
(Ladies please contact me with your mailing address at before 10/05/2012)



This month we have 2 new sponsors and 1 returning sponsor for October's challenges!
I would like to introduce and welcome one of our new sponsors.  You all will recognize this sponsor so let's give a great big YAHOO to "Bugaboo Stamps".
 Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago.  
Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps  at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug

Bugaboo is offering our winner 7 digi stamps! So get those entries going and remember if you use a Bugaboo stamp you get counted twice.  Just place a # after your name so we will know you used a sponsor's image.

One of our very special sponsors is back and offering 2 of her darling images to one lucky winner.  So let's welcome back Krista of "Saturated Canary."  That's right ladies you could win these darlin images just for joining the party, how easy can that be.  So start creating and having fun!  It is a party after all.

We also have another first time sponsor.  Let's welcome Robert Jackson the artist behind "Fine Arts By Robert Jackson" whom has graciously offered to sponsor Mema's Crafts in celebration of our one year anniversary. 

If you haven't seen his art visit his gallery of graphite drawings, paintings and more soon.  Robert not only creates fine arts he is also a talented digital creator and as one of his designers I am pleased to have him as one of my sponsors. 

Big thanks to Jackson's Digital Expressions for offering 5 of his digital images to one lucky winner!


 Now how do you win these images you ask...well let's get started.  First of all remember that all entries is a contribution to the BCA Research Center.  There are three challenges going pick one to enter or enter all three.

Here are the October Challenges (click "current challenge" tab above to enter)
  1. October Challenge 1 is "Scene It With Nature":  That's Right we want to see scenes and backgrounds.   (winner will be drawn on October 12th)
  2. October Challenge 2 is "Those Bloomin' Flowers":  We want to see your flowers, colorful beautiful and lots of flowers. (winner drawn on October 19th)
  3. October Challenge 3 is "Animals Gone Wild":  For this challenge we want to see any creature big or small. (winner drawn on October 26th)
You can enter all three challenges or pick just one.  Its all up to you what you do, as long as you have fun!  We must have a minimum of 10 entries for a challenge in order for us to release the prize, so tell your friends to join for some fun!

Since my first blog challenge launch I have had several faithful followers, and I would like to say thanks to all of you.  I wish I could award each of you but unfortunately that is not possible, however there is one individual that has commented on every post since becoming a follower and sometimes it seems that she comments before I can finish my post (figure that one out).

So I want to acknowledge and say thank you to Maxine D. for her commenting faithfully on my post. Email me to claim your prize of: 
  • Electronic Gift Certificate to the following shops:
    • Whimsy Stamps
    • I Brake For Stamps

Additionally, I also wanted to see who logged into my site the mostest (is that a word?) I added the Top Member gadget in July and since that time Edie Warren has registered 112 times. 
Thank you Edie for taking time to visit and log into my blog.  It gives me pleasure to present you with my "Frequent Visitor's Award" (I just made that up ha ha ha) which consists of the following: 
  • Basic Grey Little Black Dress Card Kit:  This collection includes all the patterned cards, precision die cuts, rub-ons, self adhesive printed chipboard and envelopes you need to create 12 greeting cards. Four each of three designs with step-by-step instructions.
  • Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Collection Card Kit: This kit has everything you need to make 12 enchanting greeting cards including the chipboard stickers, die cut papers, rub-ons and envelopes.
(email me  at your postal address to claim your prize)
At the end of the year I will reset my Top Follower/Member gadget and start anew, so remember when you visit, log in and get counted.
Well that's enough's time to start creating and I can't wait to see what you come with.

As always thanks for stopping by and remember.....
"find beauty in all things and then go create your own"


Glenda Atkins said...

Oh I won the Basic Grey Collection, thanks so much for the opportunity to win! I have already emailed my address! thanks


MaxineD said...

Thank you so much for your award :-) it is a pleasure to visit you and comment Lesia.
I cannot contact you as your email icon is not working for me, and I have not got your email addy on this computer :-(.. I will go back to the usual computer tomorrow and email you from there.

Sheila H said...

I love your blog, Lesia, and am delighted that I won the Paislee Collection! Thank you so much! I will e-mail you shortly with my address. I plan to enter at least one of your October Challenges. Have a blessed day :)

Kim. said...

Congrats on your challenge win.
Congrats to all the winners here.
Love the new challenge themes, will have to put my thinking cap on lol.
Kim xXx

JustMaxine55 said...

Great challenges! I am going to join you as soon as my craft room gets unpacked!

Glenda Atkins said...

Just to let you know I received
the parcel with the Basic Grey Collection about a week ago. Thanks so very much!

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