Friday, September 20, 2013

Challenge 32 & Winner

TGIF right?  I know I'm ready for the weekend!!

Sorry for the late blog post.  We had a pet emergency yesterday and it took the majority of my day, so when I should have been spending time, typing up a blog, laundry, homework with kids, etc. I was at the vet.  At least the dog is in recovery now and will hopefully be fine (although she is old).

Alright, this last challenge was fun, and we loved all your entries.  Shauna has chosen a winner and that is.....

Shauna loved the vintage feel of the pattern paper and thought it fit so well with the lady stamp.  The flower on the hat added that nice detail and brought that lady to life.  Thanks for playing with us this challenge.  Make sure to grab your badge of Best Dressed and to fill out your form for your prize!

Casual Friday Award:
Marie, You've been selected at the Casual Friday winner!!  Congrats and thanks for playing with us this Challenge.  We enjoy your work. Make sure to head over and grab your badge!

New Challenge!!  Yay, it's crafting time and just in time for the weekend! I know I'm happy!!  This challenge is coming from Tiffany, have fun!!

Let's see what the design team came up with.

Tiffany's Layout

Tiffany's bling

Kendra's card

Shauna's Card

(Kelli's will be joining us soon)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Winner + New Challenge

Good Morning everyone, we were thrilled with so many people excited to see us back!  It really makes us feel good about what we do! (to bad HR hasn't started noticing and pay us what we're worth!)

Keep telling all those you can about us we'd love to see tons and tons of players!! :)

So, this last challenge was all about recycling, and we were amazed at what you guys came up with!  But like most challenges we have to have a winner.  Since it was Kelli's week, she gets to pick......

Jackie, Kelli loved how your whole card came together with so many different things you used.  The colors are wonderful!  You can go over to the badges to grab your Best Dressed award and also don't forget to fill out the form under Employee of the Week to get your reward!  Thanks for playing with us this challenge!

As for our next winner; our team has decided to use random generators to pick who wins.  Right now we are using for this.  This may change as we use this more.  But this week.....

Congrats to Shana for being chosen as this challenges "Casual Friday" winner.  Thanks for playing with us.

Now for our next challenge!  (Whoot Whoot)

Shauna is bringing it to us this week.....

Let's see what the design team has brought for you!

Tiffany's Layout

I just love detail photos! (sorry)

Kelli's Card

Kendra's Card

(Shauna's will be joining us soon)

We can't wait to see what you all craft up this time, and don't forget to spread your excitement for Black Tie Fridays!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Challenge #30

So here we are folks!  I didn't think it would be the entire summer...good grief, where did time go?  So, why were we gone so long you ask?


two of us had to pack up our entire craft rooms!!!!!!!!  Yes, the entire thing!!!!!!!  Kendra was getting new carpet, which is fun.  Tiffany's boys WERE sharing a room and the crazy parents that we are decided to split them and give them their own room.  So my entire craft room was moved.....

....into my bedroom. (yuck) 
California houses are small, especially for those crafting people. 

This was the beginning of the mess brought into my bedroom.  See that two door cabinet on the very right????  A whole craft room was now to fit into that little cabinet space.  (It is very deep, but still).  So, it's taken most of the summer to get this room organized into that little space, some getting rid of stuff, including clothes so I could overflow into my closet. (also very small) My new crafting space is that white desk in the corner; that used to be somewhere else too! Say goodbye to a spacious table... (sigh)  Oh, the things we give up for our kids....

This is the beginning of the end result....
I might add that this cabinet was full of other things, like luggage, blankets, business supplies.... that stuff must find a new home.... (sigh)

Here is the final cabinet, so crafting has not only been a challeng, but remembering where it all is, is hard too.  

Besides craft rooms, you know that Shauna started a new job, Kelli lost a loved one, and Kendra got married!  We've been a little crazy with life to say the least.  We're adjusted to new schedules, settling into routine and ready to get back into crafting!  Yay!!!

Now, onto the challenge :)

Kelli is bringing the challenge this week, and we're excited!!

***black is optional in this challenge.

Kelli: recycled phone book page

Shauna: recycled scraps of paper

Tiffany: recycled cardboard for base

Kendra: recycled bobby pins

***We have a new "rule" to our challenges.  We're extending our challenge time to TWO weeks!!  This is exciting for everyone. (more time)

Make sure to tell your friends!! And we'll be seeing you through your crafting.  Don't forget about the $5 gift card to Starbucks or Target. We will soon be adding gifts from Close to My Heart (Tiffany) or Stampin Up! (Kelli)  So make sure to keep a look out for those added prizes to the form when the winner fills it out.  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Going Live

Tomorrow's the day all!!  We are going back live with some new rules, new challenges and new perspective.  We will continue with prizes....happy scrapping everyone!!

---see you all in the morning ;)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Coming Soon!

Hey all!!!!

We've all had some life changes recently so sorry that we fell off the blogger world, please forgive us!! We will be coming back very soon, with a few changes to our blog.  We appreciate you playing with us and we can't wait for more of you to come.

The Black Tie Friday team.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Winners, New Challenge

Hey all, we're back doing another challenge.

My wrist is still so painful to type, so please excuse the lack of posts.  It's hard to be motivated to blog when I sit and type for 5 min and then in excruciating pain, then have to heat my wrist or ice it just type some more.

So our winner this week captured our {hearts} for sure!

Best Dressed Award:

Jacie, we just love the pattern on the heart, the small details, and the sentiment do a nice job of pulling it all together.  Thanks so much for playing with us this week and make sure you fill out the form under Employee of the week to claim your prize!

 Casual Friday Award:

Sarah,  we really love the patterned birds, and the simplicity of the white with the grey gives your card a nice simple feel.  Thanks for playing with us!  Make sure to grab your badge for you blog!

Our challenge for this next week is coming from Tiffany, and we hope you will share the blog and get your friends to play!!  We also will be continuing this pattern of winners and challenged announced at the same time until the doctor gives Tiffany the ok to be sitting at the computer more.  (6 more weeks of physical therapy and hopefully will be back to normal)

Tiffany's Card

Kelli's Card

Kendra's Card

Shauna has blessed us with some great time, but will be taking a break for a few weeks while she gets her new schedule.  She's has gone from a stay at home mom to working a real job!  We wish her congrats for her new job, but can't wait for her to return to our team!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Winners & New Challenge

Oh MY Gosh!!  The blog completely slipped my mind this week.  This is birthday season in my house; we literally have 2-3 birthdays a week the whole month of May!  I'm not kidding, by the second week we're sick of birthdays, and by the end of the month we could puke cake and ice cream and our happy birthday song becomes monotone.

So, I apologize for my forgetfulness, hope you will too!

Our team winner this week is.....

Sarah the simplicity of the card is fantastic, and the hats thrown in the air is great!  Congrats on winning this weeks Best Dressed award.  Please make sure you fill out the form under Employee of the Week to get your $5 gift card. You can also grab your badge for your win this week!

Casual Friday award:
Shana, we really love the idea of your card and the brightness of it is fantastic.  A big thanks for playing with us this week.  Make sure to grab your badge!

This weeks Challenge:

Ok, so this challenge is brought to you by Shauna.  It's VERY much Shauna, and I think you'll have fun with it.  For myself it was a hard challenge, but I know you all will blow our socks away!

Let's see what the design team has created for you.

Shauna's Card

Tiffany's Layout

Details of Tiffany's

Kendra's Card

Kelli's Card

Kelli's Project :)