Archive for July, 2012

Jul 31 2012

Hurry Hurry

Yes, we know…we’ve been a little MIA here on the blog lately…with so many designers cranking out samples for CHA and summer activities we got a little crazy!  There is just one day left to play along with the July Challenge: For the love of the Red, White, and Blue…so hurry hurry for your chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars!!!

Here are a few more projects from our team:

Alice Wertz proves that red, white, and blue isn’t just for a holiday!!! So, so stinkin’ cute!!!!

And, Shelly Hickox shares this fabulous tea caddy…adorable!!!!

Head on over to their blogs to see all the great details…and hurry, you’re running out of time!!!

See you tomorrow with the August Challenge!!!

Jul 2 2012

For the love of the Red, White, and Blue…

Happy July!!! Time flies when you’re having a blast!!! (yes, we know, we’re punny like that)

The July Monthly Challenge is all about the Red, White and Blue!!! Remember the challenges are all about your personal interpretation, we just give you a jumping off point…the rest is up to you!!

Why yes, as a matter of fact, we DO have some amazing inspiration from the team for you!!! Enjoy!!

How fantastic is this card by Richele Christensen?? Such a great use of those dies!!!

Seriously…this tag by Linda Cain is breathtaking!!! The layers and details really are perfection!!

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. Kelly Booth shows us red, white, and blue isn’t just for Americana!

Go ahead, we’ll give you a minute to take it all in…Right??? absolutely wonderful, isn’t it??? Jim Hankins, knocked this challenge WAY out of the park!!!

What can we say? Pam Hooten has inspired us month after month with her great art journal pages…we can’t wait for August!!!


Yes!! You’re seeing that right…Shelly Hickox shares this mini book that opens into this star…so, so cool!!!!

Now that your head is swimming with ideas of your own, we hope you get the chance to get creative and play along!!!

CONGRATULATIONS  Cynthia, you are the random winner of the June’s Monthly Challenge: Create a Little Sunshine!! A sunset absolutely counts and we love your layout!!! Thank you for playing along; please email your information to to claim your gift certificate!

For a chance to win $50 in Emporium Dollars to spend in the store just add a link to your submission below (your link does not have to be to a blog, it can also be to your SCS gallery…use code IEMC15 or other gallery online!!!)…and, remember, you can enter as many times as you want…so create away!!! Contest begins on July 2, 2012  and ends on July 31st at midnight…the winner will be randomly chosen and announced on August 1, 2012.