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UPDATE!! HOLLY JOLLY JULY HOLIDAY CHALLENGE starts NOW - July 29, 2012

ChallengeCommitteeChallengeCommittee Posts: 49Member
edited July 2012 in Challenges
Ladies and Gents,
Start your cutters!

It is time for the Holly Jolly July holiday challenge.

We have 9 events but first let us thank our sponsors:

1 Kim Bright from Creative Bling at http://www.blingology.blogspot.com/
2 ScrappyDew at http://www.scrappydew.com/
3 Charity Adams at http://www.adamsacres.com/
4 Jessica at svgsttic - https://www.svgattic.com/
5 Jani Lewis from Paper Compulsions at http://papercompulsions.blogspot.com/
6 Alyssa at Mythoughtsexactly- http://mythoughtsexactly.co/stamps/
7 MTC member Lou Ann (lafrei)
8 SVGCuts- http://svgcuts.com/blog/
9. Michele at http://www.paperthreads.com/


Without these generous sponsors we wouldn't have the awesome prize giveaways we have had all year. Please try to support them and give them a big thanks at their websites.

Ann will link the challenges to the main announcement to help keep things organized.




Kim Bright is our featured designer for this challenge. We would like to showcase this talented lady.

Hi, my name is Kim Bright, mother of two grown children and grandmother to 7 beautiful grandchildren that range in ages from 15 to3. I hold a PhD in Psychology and am a certified Hypnotherapist, as well as being an Ordained Minister.

My Mother instilled a love of crafting in me at a very early age. I used to sit and watch her crochet doll clothes for her little sister’s dolls and was always fascinated at how quickly a long string of yarn became a work of art. By 8 years old, I could crochet most anything and began trying other mediums of art. I have been crafting one thing or another for as long as I can really remember and there aren’t many crafts that I haven’t dabbled in.

After buying a machine to cut vinyl, I set out to learn everything I could about making SVG’s for my use. I own tons of stamps from EK Success Brands/Inkadinkado Stamps and have always loved the swirly Santa or the “Beautiful Santa” as I named him. Every time I made something with him, everyone would rave and ask me if I would sell them the file. I ended up sharing the Santa file over 4000 times before finally getting up the nerve to write a letter to EK Success and asking them if I could make the SVG’s of their stamps and sell them in my store. They were pretty excited that their stamps were being used for yet another medium and they asked to see some of my work. I showed them and was given express written permission to use their stamps, thus Creative Bling Vinyl Designs was born.

I have been truly blessed to have such amazing customers! There is nothing that makes me quite as proud as seeing how others interpret the SVG files I have made. Can’t wait to see what you all do with the “Angel Mindscape” file. Good Luck and have fun!

I am also having a two week "Christmas in July" sale starting July 8 and running until July 21st. It will be a buy two get one free sale.
http://www.blingology.blogspot.com/

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Challenges:

1. Kim Bright Challenge- feature use any Kim Bright file that you own or the free file provided. You choose the project. It must be a holiday related project or gift. You can enter up to two unique projects. You must use Make-the-Cut.
Post projects here -http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25906/kim-bright-holly-jolly-july-challenge

2. Hexagon treat box- Use this box to create a Christmas goodie or treat box. You can decorate it as you want. You must use MTC. You can enter up to two unique projects. File provided below.
Post projects here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25907/hexagon-treat-box-holly-jolly-july-challenge

3. Tile/ and or coaster challenge. These can make great personalized gifts. Being this early in the year getting a jump on some little gifts like this would be a great use of time. You must use Make-the-Cut. You can enter up to two unique projects. Post projects here - http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25908/tilecoaster-challenge-holly-jolly-july


4. Note card set challenge- create a set of four matching note cards for gift giving with some sort of cover or box for the set. You can save these back for special gifts for Christmas. You can enter up to twice with two differently unique projects. You must use Make-the-Cut. Post projects here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25910/holly-jolly-note-card-set-challenge

5. Gallery challenge- pick a file from the gallery to create your Christmas themed project. Be sure to list the name of the file and the user ID number. Post project here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25912/holly-jolly-gallery-challenge

6. Dollar store challenge- You need to purchase something you can craftify using MTC to make a cool Christmas gift, decoration, or whatever. This can use either paper, vinyl, fabric or whatever you want to cut with you cutter. Have fun! You can enter up to two unique projects here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25913/holly-jolly-dollar-store

7 Print and cut angel challenge. Helen designed some cute angels for you to use in a project. Let your creative juices flow. This can be used in anything from a card to a decoration. You decide. Helen's graphic is below. post projects here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25914/holly-jolly-angel-challenge

8. Snow in July- Here are some free snowflake files from a super awesome site called http://www.birdscards.com You can choose one or several to incorporate into a project. You can enter up to twice with two unique projects. http://www.birdscards.com/?p=1984 You must use Make-the-Cut. Post projects here- http://forum.make-the-cut.com/discussion/25916/holly-jolly-snoflakes


Let the crafting begin!!!!

Since we now have 8 challenges and 9 prizes, there will be a prize drawing for everyone that finishes every challege. Good luck!
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MTC committee- Trish (ImaCutter), Helen (Helen), Rebecca (Reba1), (Diana (Dianain NM), Linda (lindalou692), and Ann (Ann)

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Comments

  • HappyCrafterHappyCrafter Posts: 2,157Member
    Looks like a lot of fun and some interesting projects. Did I miss how long this challenge is going to run?
    As long as the bicycle wheels are still turning, life is good.
    Sharon in North Central Idaho
  • iggyloveriggylover Posts: 11,513Moderator
    Looks like a lot of fun and some interesting projects. Did I miss how long this challenge is going to run?
    From now (July 13, 2012) until July 29th.

    I've "Announced" the thread so it will stay at the top for you gals. :)
    "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke

    Jeanette in Orange County, CA
    Love my Italian Greyhound --> I.G.--> iggy
    Own a Create: Krikee, getting used to a Black Cat Cougar: Bagheera


  • HappyCrafterHappyCrafter Posts: 2,157Member
    Thanks Jeanette. I see it now.
    As long as the bicycle wheels are still turning, life is good.
    Sharon in North Central Idaho
  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    edited July 2012
    All 9 things to do in two weeks. Did I not read good or am I confused?
    Post edited by KarenP on
    Missouri
  • Reba1Reba1 Posts: 3,366Member
    I just got home from my latest Toledo trip! Back with ZenZZing, so I just might be able to tackle a few of these! Yippeeee.
    ...Rebecca - "Zen D Zing" user (N. ILLINOIS)
    Public Flickr album (MTC): http://tinyurl.com/33cgstz Public Flickr album (cakes): http://tinyurl.com/y8d8ztl
  • Calgalcr8sCalgalcr8s Posts: 2,623Member
    edited July 2012
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  • efghausefghaus Posts: 991Member
    So in the mood for Christmas now. I even bought somethings @ the dollar store in anticipation of this. Is it ok if I combine challenges? For example, I'd like to use the files in challenge 9 on my challenge 7 project. I know it would only count as 1 entry, is that OK?
    Eileen G on the spacecoast Florida

    Bye Bye Crapcut, Hello Zing.
    Where have you been all my life?
  • AdonijahAdonijah Posts: 1,575Member
    All 9 things to do in two weeks. Did I not read good or am I confused?
    Nope, you read good. LOL Just two weeks.
  • lafreilafrei Posts: 200Member
    edited July 2012
    8 MTC member Lou Ann (lafrei)
    Hey that's me! The winner will recieve a bakers dozen of the pins I make. You get to pick your favorites from the Scrapbook Collection (or well from any of them really, - pictures are on my blog or will be later today :) Now that I know - posting pics just moved up the ToDo List! Shipped Free of course.
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    Lou Ann in Nebraska ~ Got ZING my style!  + Silhouette SD, and Bug-E until it dies.


  • MickyZsMickyZs Posts: 150Member
    If you really want to get in the mood and have DirectTV....they are playing Christmas movies all day today on the Hallmark channel!
  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member
    Thanks for pinning this, Jeanette!

    Karen- this is why it is a challenge. You don't have to choose all of them. We just want to make it so there is lots to choose from. If we have enough that do all we might be able to do an extra prize. Anyone up for the challenge??

    Lou Ann- I am glad you saw this! What a cool prize!!

    We all hope everyone jumps in! Way to start us off Calgal!!!! We might need to repost your project when we get each project its own thread. I hope that is okay.

    http://imacuttercrafts.blogspot.com/ A BUCKEYE living in Florida **Proud owner of "Zinga" Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Calgalcr8sCalgalcr8s Posts: 2,623Member

    @ImaCutter, Trish... Yes, by all means repost to where it belongs. Thanks!


  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member

    @ImaCutter, Trish... Yes, by all means repost to where it belongs. Thanks!


    I can't repost it. If you could just add it in the right thread. We'll be golden! Pretty please?
    http://imacuttercrafts.blogspot.com/ A BUCKEYE living in Florida **Proud owner of "Zinga" Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Calgalcr8sCalgalcr8s Posts: 2,623Member

    @ImaCutter...Done!!
  • MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Posts: 4,349Member
    IMPORTANT!! Sorry for the yelling. LOL

    Anyone who has started using the Mojo sketches, please do not complete that challenge! Sorry for the inconvenience but that challenge needs to be pulled.

    Thank you for understanding.
    The "BUG" has been Devoured by my new Black Cat!!!! Woohoo 6/3/2012
    Blog: http://www.michellemybellecreations.com/
    Design Team Leader For:: http://www.scrappydew.com/
    Affiliate For: image

  • nonnasscrapsnonnasscraps Posts: 381Member
    This looks amazing! Thank you so much for organizing it! Off to doctor's appt. then to play...Cannot wait.
    JeannieH in NC
    Sorting scraps in a blended family of cutters and loving my ZaraZing the most!
    Find my stories at www.nonnasscraps.blogspot.com
    Check out LetteringDelights--this link will tell them I sent you!
  • KimBrightKimBright Posts: 52Member
    Hello Everyone, just wanted to tell you that the prize I am giving for my challenge is a $30.00 bundle pack of svgs from either of my Creative Bling Vinyl Designs stores. This will be a mix/match bundle of your choice of svgs. Best of luck to everyone, I am so excited to be sponsoring this challenge and I love seeing your creations!
  • lindaflindaf Posts: 733Member
    Darn, wish I had my craftroom unpacked. These look like really fun challenges.
    In West Lafayette, IN, cutting mainly with Silhouette SD and sometimes C****t E
  • MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Posts: 4,349Member
    We are very appreciative of every sponsor for this challenge. Just wanted to say thank you to you all!!!
    The "BUG" has been Devoured by my new Black Cat!!!! Woohoo 6/3/2012
    Blog: http://www.michellemybellecreations.com/
    Design Team Leader For:: http://www.scrappydew.com/
    Affiliate For: image

  • Reba1Reba1 Posts: 3,366Member
    I am having fun with the challenges! My goal is to do them in order, then go back and do a second round if I have time. But I've already done two of the hexagon box (love it).

    Thank you to all of our sponsors and to the challenge designers, too. Without those two groups, there would be no challenges!
    ...Rebecca - "Zen D Zing" user (N. ILLINOIS)
    Public Flickr album (MTC): http://tinyurl.com/33cgstz Public Flickr album (cakes): http://tinyurl.com/y8d8ztl
  • susan_ID2293susan_ID2293 Posts: 2,814Member
    edited July 2012
    Sorry - I found it..Kim - do you have a link to your store with the Christmas designs?
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  • laottlaott Posts: 373Member
    I have not participated in a challenge before so have a question. Can I post one project in two challenges or is that what unique project means? Thanks. Laurie
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,832Administrator
    @laott Yes, unique project refers to the fact that you must make a separate entry for each challenge. You cannot use one project for two challenges. Sorry for the confusion!
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,832Administrator
    Since we now have 8 challenges and 9 prizes there will be a prize drawing for everyone that finishes all challenges. This will be the prize offered by http://www.svgcuts.com/
    It's a good one!! :)
  • JanaJana Posts: 652Member
    I won't make the deadline for the challenges but will be working on each one. These are a great resource for Christmas as are all of the other challenges. I always learn so many new things when I complete a challenge!
    Would love to have you visit me at: rhapsodyonpaper.blogspot.com
    ScrappyDew.com Design Team Member scrappydew.com
  • KimBrightKimBright Posts: 52Member

    Sorry - I found it..Kim - do you have a link to your store with the Christmas designs?

    so sorry that I didn't read this sooner Susan. The link to the Christmas store is: http://blingology.blogspot.com/p/creative-bling-vinyl-design-store.html

  • KarenPKarenP Posts: 4,028Member
    Oh shoot. Just realized today is the last day. For some reason I thought I had another week. I would say how about two more days until July 31 but that won't help me any. I wanted to participate but....always a but. Everyone else has done a super job.
    Missouri
  • DianainNMDianainNM Posts: 1,370Member
    i'd love 2 more days. lol
    I'm Diana in New Mexico, SAHM to 8
    My blog: http://scrappinbutterfly13.blogspot.com/
  • stampinpat05stampinpat05 Posts: 63Member
    I just wanted to thank everyone for setting this up - the organizers, the sponsors and everyone who participated. The timing was off the past couple of challenges, and I wasn't able to participate, so it was wonderful to have this opportunity. I think a Holly Jolly July challenge is a great idea, and maybe next year, we could have all of July to work on projects! I didn't have a chance to provide credits for my sources, so let me know if you have any questions. I mostly used Lettering Delights, the gallery, or my own crude designs. Tomorrow I will look at everyone's handiwork. I know it will all be beautiful.
  • AnnAnn Posts: 1,832Administrator
    All of the winners have been picked. Thank you to all of our sponsors - please be sure to visit their sites! Without them we wouldn't have the awesome prizes to give away :)


    1 Kim Bright from Creative Bling at http://www.blingology.blogspot.com/
    2 ScrappyDew at http://www.scrappydew.com/
    3 Charity Adams at http://www.adamsacres.com/
    4 Jessica at svgsttic - https://www.svgattic.com/
    5 Jani Lewis from Paper Compulsions at http://papercompulsions.blogspot.com/
    6 Alyssa at Mythoughtsexactly- http://mythoughtsexactly.co/stamps/
    7 MTC member Lou Ann (lafrei)
    8 SVGCuts- http://svgcuts.com/blog/
    9. Michele at http://www.paperthreads.com/

    Thank you so much to the Challenge committee. You ladies always do a great job making everything come together! Michelle, Becky, Trish and Helen - amazing as always! Michelle and Becky you will be missed! Thank you for all you have done for the committee :)

    Thanks to everyone who participated! I hope everyone had fun and got a little head start on the hectic holiday season!
  • MichelleMyBelleMichelleMyBelle Posts: 4,349Member
    congrats to all the winners!! You have all created wonderful projects!!

    Thanks Ann.
    The "BUG" has been Devoured by my new Black Cat!!!! Woohoo 6/3/2012
    Blog: http://www.michellemybellecreations.com/
    Design Team Leader For:: http://www.scrappydew.com/
    Affiliate For: image

  • missmaymissmay Posts: 509Member
    KarenP said:

    Oh shoot. Just realized today is the last day. For some reason I thought I had another week. I would say how about two more days until July 31 but that won't help me any. I wanted to participate but....always a but. Everyone else has done a super job.

    DianainNM said:

    i'd love 2 more days. lol

    Yeah, me also, life got busy.....so I was hopeing when I signed in to see another extension. ;)
    Congrats, to all the winners!!!! The projects were great! Thanks to all, who put these together to motivate/teach us! A huge Thank You to our sponors for their generosity !
  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member
    Great entries!! Thanks to all who entered.


    And wonderful sponsors!!! Thank you, thank you!!
    http://imacuttercrafts.blogspot.com/ A BUCKEYE living in Florida **Proud owner of "Zinga" Follow Me on Pinterest
  • GwenLGwenL Posts: 137Member
    This challenge was fun! Thanks to the committee, sponsors, participants and everyone that left comments. Your hard work, generosity and kindness were greatly appreciated.
  • ChallengeCommitteeChallengeCommittee Posts: 49Member
    Here are the winners:

    Ann 1:01PM
    Here is a list of winners:
    1 Kim Bright from Creative Bling at http://www.blingology.blogspot.com/
    Winner ---- @LaurieB - Kim Bright Challenge
    2 ScrappyDew at http://www.scrappydew.com/
    winner -- @Reba1 - hexagon box
    3 Charity Adams at http://www.adamsacres.com/
    winner -- @laott - tile/coaster
    4 Jessica at svgsttic - https://www.svgattic.com/
    winner --- @DianainNM - notecard
    5 Jani Lewis from Paper Compulsions at http://papercompulsions.blogspot.com/
    winner ---- @lindalou692 - gallery
    6 Alyssa at Mythoughtsexactly- http://mythoughtsexactly.co/stamps/
    winner --- @GwenL - dollar store
    7 MTC member Lou Ann (lafrei)
    winner --- @Helen - PNC Angel
    9. Michele at http://www.paperthreads.com/
    winner ---- @CraftyGirl - snow in july

    Complete all challenges sponsored by
    8 SVGCuts- http://svgcuts.com/blog/
    winner--- @DianainNM won the Big Shot drawing for completing all challenges

    Please send your name and email in a PM to the ChallengeCommittee, so we can send your email to the sponsor.

    Please stop by our sponsors' websites and give them some love!! They have all been very generous!
    MTC committee- Trish (ImaCutter), Helen (Helen), Rebecca (Reba1), (Diana (Dianain NM), Linda (lindalou692), and Ann (Ann)

    Imagine it. Create it. Cut it!
  • CraftyGirlCraftyGirl Posts: 396Member
    Many thanks to the challenge team for all your hard work. And thanks to those who participated for the inspiration.
  • ImaCutterImaCutter Posts: 3,166Member
    Congrats to all the winners!!!


    Thank you to our sponsors!
    http://imacuttercrafts.blogspot.com/ A BUCKEYE living in Florida **Proud owner of "Zinga" Follow Me on Pinterest
  • AdonijahAdonijah Posts: 1,575Member
    Great job to all and congrats to the winners! Thank you, @Ann.
  • Reba1Reba1 Posts: 3,366Member
    Thanks for a great challenge! Congrats to all the (other) winners. Thank you to our sponsors and challenge committee!
    ...Rebecca - "Zen D Zing" user (N. ILLINOIS)
    Public Flickr album (MTC): http://tinyurl.com/33cgstz Public Flickr album (cakes): http://tinyurl.com/y8d8ztl
  • Rosie0530Rosie0530 Posts: 2,129Member
    Frankly I feel like a winner just because of all the great ideas. I can assure you that I will be doing some of these and "stealing" these great ideas. Thanks everyone.
    Rosie in VA. originally from PA.
    Proverbs3:5,6
  • K_leeK_lee Posts: 6,411Member
    Congrats to all the winners, they were all great entries, loved them all!
    K_lee's Krafting Niche'
  • PaperthreadsPaperthreads Posts: 748Member
    Congrats everyone! Wish i hadn't been gone all month, so i could have had more time to comment on everything! What i saw being posted all looked great though!
    www.paperthreadsblog.com
    Pre-Order the Silhouette Portrait Today!

    If there are typing errors, blame it on my fat fingers on my mobile device....some days they seem fatter then others!
  • daffeydildaffeydil Posts: 2,798Member
    Thanks to the challenge committee for the fun challenges. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the participants for the great ideas!
    I now have tiles of all sizes and colors, glass blocks, and many items from Dollar Tree. Just have to get busy on Christmas gifts now. Just remembered as I was writing this that I haven't even unloaded my last purchases from the trunk of my car! Oh my, got to go look at my "treasures" I bought last week!
    Sharon
  • nonnasscrapsnonnasscraps Posts: 381Member
    Congrats to all the winners and to the team for a great challenge.
    JeannieH in NC
    Sorting scraps in a blended family of cutters and loving my ZaraZing the most!
    Find my stories at www.nonnasscraps.blogspot.com
    Check out LetteringDelights--this link will tell them I sent you!
  • DianainNMDianainNM Posts: 1,370Member
    I was just wondering if everyone has received their prizes? I did get the big shot but haven't heard from svgattic
    I'm Diana in New Mexico, SAHM to 8
    My blog: http://scrappinbutterfly13.blogspot.com/
  • GwenLGwenL Posts: 137Member
    @DianainNM I haven't received my prize yet. I emailed the Challenge Committee but I haven't gotten a response yet.
  • CraftyGirlCraftyGirl Posts: 396Member
    I haven't heard either. Sent a PM to Challenge Committee. The person who responded to my message said she would see if she could find out more. I guess sometimes life gets in the way. I'm sure we will be hearing soon. I had a great time creating items to submit and enjoyed seeing what others came up with. So as I see it, everybody won in a way!
  • knkloverknklover Posts: 878Member
    Congratulations to all!
  • LaurieBLaurieB Posts: 107Member
    I got my prize right away (files from KimBright). Thanks to the committee for the fun challenges.
    cutting with Cameo
  • GwenLGwenL Posts: 137Member
    Got in touch with Alyssa, should have mine in a few days.

    Thanks Challenge Committee and Alyssa.
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