Saturday, February 27, 2010

Our First Guest Designer!

Wow... All of you guys are just amazingly talented. We had so many talented people enter February challenges for consideration as the first guest DTmember at Mo's Digital Pencil.

It was quite exciting for us as a Design Team... there was lots of enthusiasm and a lot of lovely work created by some very talented folks. If we could, we'd pick all of you as winners! It was a very tough decision to select just one, but, of course, we had to.

We are so pleased to announce that our first guest designer is... (drum roll please)...

Linda McClain!!

So, let's meet Linda



Hi everyone.. I'm Linda McClain and I'm thrilled to be part of Mo's Challenge Design team for March.

I grew up in Indiana and have lived in Texas (just outside Austin) now for over 25 years. My Tom and I enjoy watching our Ben and Caitlin grow into incredible adults and have a lot of fun with them and our dogs, Mailey and Pillow. My day job as a nursing home surveyor keeps me away from my crafting more than I'd like, but it also gives me the opportunity to meet and help amazing people across Central Texas.



The movie producer Cecil B. DeMille once said "Creativity is a drug I cannot live without." (Being an RN who stamps, wouldn't you know I'd love a quote about both drugs and creativity?) I've always been a little "crafty," and I do paper craft for selfish reasons – it keeps me sane.

Linda will be joining us in challenge activities for the entire month of March and we're loving her stuff!! This is just a sample of the blinkie. Linda gets the real thing to display proudly on her blog.


We'll do guest spots from time-to-time, so check back often for announcements. In the meantime, enjoy our great challenges.

Special thanks go to all of you for joining us. We hope you enjoyed this as much as the DT did! In our book... each and everyone of you are winners!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Challenge #20 & Guest DT Information

We love having so many fun and talented people follow Mo's challenge.. thank you everyone for making the challenges (and our blog hop) such a success. It's important that we let you know how much we appreciate you, and all of the support that you give Mo!

Dawn Burnworth, our February hostess, has done a terrific job with our challenges this month.. she's been one tough cookie, but you loved playing along. She's got one more challenge up her sleeve and this week it's this sketch:


Here's what the Design Team has put together based on Dawn's sketch challenge:







To be eligible in the drawing for a free image from Mo's,  you must follow both the rules and the challenge criteria. The rules are listed to the right of our posts. If you are unsure about something, please drop us a line. If Mr. Linky isn't working for some reason, just leave a comment with a link to your post.. not just to your blog... and we'll find you. We promise!

Design Team members have been diligently following the entries this month as we will be announcing our first Guest Design Team member very soon. Will you be the lucky person to proudly display this badge on your blog?



Check back here Saturday for our really special announcement.
Best of luck everyone!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winner of Challenge #19

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

40

Denise Queeley - that's you!  Please contact Mo directly via email to arrange for your free image. Congratulations Denise

Timestamp: 2010-02-25 00:33:48 UTC

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's all about "Clean 'n Simple"

Hello Mo fans...

We're already up to challenge #19.. and our February hostess, Dawn, has put together another terrific challenge.. it's 'Clean 'n Simple'.  Dawn's interpretation for this week's challenge is... Use white or cream cardstock,  your image from Mo's Digital Pencil, and one ribbon.. it's that simple... and, no additional layers!

Here's what the Design team has put together for some inspiration...










Lydia Bancroft


Sandy Hulsart

To join in the activities and be considered for the prize this week, create a card or 3-D project using Dawn's challenge criteria listed above. Make sure that you link your post back here using Mr. Linky. (Note:  If Mr. Linky isn't being cooperative, leave your link in the comment section. We'll find your entry.. we promise!)

Don't forget that we are looking for a guest designer for the month of March and all details are listed in our post of February 4th.

Happy coloring everyone and best of luck in our challenge this week!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We Have a Winner of Challenge 18!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

55
Timestamp: 2010-02-18 04:45:34 UTC

Danielle Kennedy.. that's you!!  Congrats Danielle. Please email Mo directly via email to claim your free digial image.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Challenge #18 - It's All About Colors...

Hello everyone, and welcome to our 18th challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.

Everyone really seemed to like Dawn's challenge for 'wood/would'... Well, this week Dawn has whipped up another truly great challenge. It's all about colors... so make sure that you use pink, white, red and include a heart in your card or 3-D item.  That's just perfect for Valentine's Day projects.. after all, we are only a few days away from the truly BIG event meant for lovers!

Here's what the design team has put together for inspiration.














Don't forget, we are looking for a guest designer for the month of March. In order to qualify, you must participate in each one of the February challenges here at Mo's.... and, of course, follow all of the rules listed to the right of this post. If you have any doubt about the rules, or have a question, just drop us a line and we'll get back to you.

But don't fret.. if you have missed our previous challenge, you can still win a digital image from Mo's shop for an entry this week. We'll pick a winner next Wednesday through Random.org.

So, happy coloring everyone, and best of luck in the challenge.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We have a winner of Challenge #17

Random Integer Generator


Here are your random numbers:

30

Timestamp: 2010-02-11 00:58:37 UTC

Linda McClain.. that's you... come on down! You're the winner at Mo's this week. Congrats Linda!  Please contact Mo directly to arrange for your free digital image.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil - Challenge #17 & MORE!

Hello everyone..and welcome to Challenge 17. We're sending out a huge 'thank you' to everyone who has been joining in the weekly challenges. Lisa's January challenges were a huge success and our followers are just loving Mo's images. It's fun to see posts from new people entering the world of digital images each week.

We've got lots to tell you today, so grab a cup of something warm and delicious, spend a few minutes with us, and make sure you read all of the great details in this post for a big announcement.

First, a new month means there's a new hostess from our Design Team to set the stage for our challenges. For the month of February, Dawn Burnworth will host several challenges that are bound to be fun activities for all of us. Before we get into our challenge for this week, let's meet Dawn.


Hi everyone! I am really excited to be hosting the month of February at Mo's challenge blog. I hope you find some time to come on over and join this amazing design team in some creative fun.

I am a Midwest girl born and raised on a family farm. I am very proud of my upbringing. I now live in North Carolina and love it. I have a wonderful hubby and 5 kids.. 4 girls and a boy. I have been stamping for about 5 years now. My favorite style of stamping is whimsical. I like a clean and simple style that showcases your image. Mo's images are perfect for that. I am flowergal36 on Splitcoaststampers, just don't ask me to stamp a flower..It's not pretty.

I hope you enjoy my challenges and I look forward to seeing all your creativity.

For great inspiration, check out Dawn's blog. Wow, what talent! Dawn's first challenge this month is all about "wood" or "would" (as in 'would' you be mine?) So, make a card or 3-D project and incorporate 'wood' or 'would', or perhaps use 'faux wood' in your project.

On a much sadder note, Michelle Oatman has elected to leave our team due to family and career commitments. We will certainly miss Michelle's positive influence and creativity here at Mo's. Please join us in wishing Michelle well... Michelle promises to participate in our challenges as her time permits, so she's not going very far away.

Here's what the Design Team has put together for inspiration...









As we do each week, one lucky person will be selected for an image from Mo's shop through Random.Org. And here's the big news... at the end of February the Design Team will pick one lucky person to become part of our Design Team for the month of March. If you would like to be considered, here's what you need to do:

  • Participate in ALL of the challenges for the month of February (Feb 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th)
  • Of course, follow the challenge rules and follow the criteria for each particular challenge (layout, colors, recipe, etc.)
  • The Design Team will select their favorite image from those that met the criteria for the challenge
All of our normal challenge rules still apply and they are listed to the right of this post. If you have questions, leave a message here or drop us a line. We would love to help in any way we can.

That one lucky person will also win this great award from Bella and Bronte... wouldn't you love to have this on your blog?


So get your supplies out and come join us this week and for the entire month.. you might just be the lucky winner!

Happy crafting everyone!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

We have a winner - Challenge #16

Random Integer Generator



Here are your random numbers:


30
Timestamp: 2010-02-04 02:21:14 UTC

Deidre... that's lucky you!  Please contact Mo directly to arrange for your free digital image. Congratulations Deidre... enjoy your new image! And thanks so much for joining us at the challenge this week.