Friday, March 1, 2013

DTC Birthday Bash STARTS NOW!

Hi everyone!! We are SO excited that this day has arrived and we hope you will join us every single day to help us celebrate. This past year has been so amazing. It was actually about 2 years ago when the idea to publish this magazine began.....I was sitting on the floor of a dear friend's basement just chatting and laughing...lots and lots of laughing when the idea was planted. I couldn't stop thinking about it and I honestly never thought it would actually happen yet here we are!
I can be a bit wordy but I will try to keep this short since I want you to get on to the fun!!! However, I can't send you along without at least thanking some amazing people who are always there for me and without whom all of this wouldn't be as great as it has turned into! First, there is my hubby who is ever so encouraging! And my family who will help out in any way they can, whether it's just to listen to me doubt myself as another issue is about to be published or watch my kiddos so that there is something TO publish. LOL
Then there is the amazing team we have that I have to thank: Lizzie, Lisa and Lori have all been there since the beginning! Whether they were just lending an encouraging word, or working hard to make sure everything is run smoothly, I am forever grateful for each of them, their friendship, their hard work, their unwavering belief in everything that this magazine is without ever asking for ANYTHING in return. Yes, each one of them is pretty special to me and this entire publication.
Ok, before I get too mushy (pregnancy horomones will do that...LOL) now to the fun bits! Please share this badge on your blog, facebook, etc. to let everyone know where the party is at and how they can join in the fun!!

Today we are kicking things off with a Birthday Bash Crafty Challenge!
Let's play Tic Tac Toe!

Here are the RULES...

We want you to use a COLORED IMAGE AND THREE of the elements from this Tic-Tac-Toe board. BUT remember the rules of Tic-Tac-Toe!!!! You have to go straight across, straight down, or diagonal. So you could do a colored image PLUS purple, banner and presents but you can't just choose whatever three elements you want like Aqua, yellow and ribbon. It has to be a straight line!
And most important--THERE HAS TO BE A COLORED IMAGE on your creation or you are automatically disqualified!

Edited to add: It does not have to be a birthday creation! As long as it features a colored image and a row from our Tic Tac Toe, it will be accepted!

And we have a GREAT PRIZE to offer up for one lucky randomly chosen participant!
The winner will receive FOUR stamps of their choice from the fabulous Yumi & Fumi collection

Show them some love on their FACEBOOK page too! 

And we aren't done yet--- 
the winner will also receive 
Free digital copy of our January/February/March 2013 Designed To Color magazine AND  
their choice of  
a PRINT issue from June/July, August/September or October/November!!

Woot! How is that for kicking off this party??

Everyone has until the completion of our Birthday Bash to get entered to win this amazing prize--that means you have until 11:59pm MST on March 4th to upload your creation!

**And here is an added bonus**
Over the course of the next 4 days, there will be 4 different ways you can win a prize. If you enter all four of them, you will be entered for a chance to win our  

And what is in this Grand Prize???
It's a fabulous prize package from some of your most favorite stamp companies--including our HUES WHO ALUMNI!!! Here are some of the companies who have generously donated goodies for the GRAND PRIZE PACKAGE:

The Greeting Farm
By Lori Designs
and more!!!!
We will be giving you more details about how to get entered in the Grand Prize Drawing over the next 4 days---but the first thing you can do is to complete the Birthday Bash Crafty Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!
Here are some beautiful creations from some of our Crew Members to inspire you!

Colored image PLUS purple, ribbon and bling

Medium: Copics
Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000, R20, R30
Hair: E34, YR23, YR21
Clothing: V17, V15, V12
Cake: RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000
Background: B000, B0000, Colorless blender

Image: Tiddly Inks "Birthday Wishes" clear stamp set
Paper: X-Press I blending card, Doodlebug Designs "Hello Spring"
Elements: May ARts purple silk ribbon, "Orange Peel" and "Yellow" Stickles, purple rhinestones

Colored Image PLUS Bling, Banner and Cake

Medium: Prang Water Color
Image: Meljen's Designs
Paper: Strathmore
Elements: American Crafts, Recollections, Dymo, Kiasercraft

Colored image PLUS ribbon, banner and yellow

Medium: Copics
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Hair: E44, E47
Dress: RV02, RV04, RV09

Crown/Gloves/Shoes: R81, R85, Stickles
Cupcake: Y02, Y11, YR23, B00, B02, B05, Stickles

Image: My Favorite Things ALM Birthday Girl
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black for image/Walnut Distress Ink around dps.
Paper: Neenah Cardstock for Image/Georgia-Pacific White Cardstock/Core-dinations Yellow Cardstock

Background paper: Echo Park Hello Summer 6x6 pad
Elements: Offray White Ribbon, Prima Pink Border Trim, Recollections Pop-dots, Scor-tape
Colored Image PLUS ribbon, banner and yellow

Image: Birthday Ian (The Greeting Farm)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: white card stock

Medium: Prisma Pencils and OMS
Skin: 927,939,1092
Shirt: 918,118,921
Gift/banner: 915,916,1003,1034,901,912
DP: "Life of the Party" (My Mind's Eye)

Ribbon, and bling: left over stash


Colored Image PLUS Balloon, Banner and Aqua

Image: Anya Lifts (The Greeting Farm)
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Medium: Copics
Hair: E25, E47. E49
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20
Clothes: RV63, RV66, RV69, BG32, BG72, BG75
Other: BG10
Paper: "Happy go Lucky" (My Mind's Eye)
Elements: adhesive bling, Glossy Accents, "Stardust" Stickles, white floss
Dies: Standard Circles Small (Spellbinders), Sentiment Strips (My Favorite Things)
Stamps: Tiny Tags (Papertrey Ink)

Leah the Orange 

Colored image PLUS aqua, banner, balloon
Medium: Spectrum Noir -
skin: FS2, FS3 
eyes: EB2
  hair: IG1, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8 
dress: PP1 
trim/socks/shoes: IG1, IG2, IG4

Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Blush Babette, Some Odd Girl - Kaylee's Closet: Party Time, Angel Gwen
Paper: Recollections, BasicGrey (Two Scoops)
Elements: twine (My Mind's Eye), marker (Sharpie), ink (Memento - Tuxedo Black), alphas (My Little Shoebox - Rose)

Make sure you check back here TOMORROW for your next entry into our Grand Prize Drawing!!!


*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Lisa, happy birthday. Woot woot! I love reading your magazines online, not the same as a physical one but it does ticke more time though. Anyhoo, I love whatyou & your team have done over the past years and I just want to say thank you. Keep it up & here's to many more! Hope everything ok in your pregnancy.

Star said...

So exciting, can't wait to play along!! Happy birthday, and lovely job by the DT!

Pami said...

Happy Birthday Ladies!! Looking forward to playing along! Pami x

Rosie Gustafson said...

I just learned about this Magazine and I am glad to havefound you all. This magazine seems like it will be a great inspiration to me as I am learning to color. I love how your DT all use different mediums. It is a great way to learn to use what I have. I just love the coloring and never thought at 40 would I be saying I want to learn to color, haha. Well Happy Birthday! You now have a new follower.

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is so lovely. Hope I can get my entry in in time for this challenge ending ;) xx

LaJanette said...

Congrats DTC!

Happy Birthday to you..CHa CHa CHa....Happy BIrthday to you..CHa Cha Cha! Happy Birthday dear DTC; Happy Birthday to you!

Can't wait to play along:0)


Leanne said...

Happiest Birthday wishes from Yumi and Fumi Handmade. This is an awesome day one challenge! We're excited to share in the celebrations and look forward to gifting one lucky winner.
Hauoli' la Hanau!!

Lisa T said...

Oh, how funny... I was looking through the DT cards again and noticed that DT Lisa (also my name) also used the same 3 Tic Tac Toe elements *and* also used some of the same MME paper. Too funny! :)

Bettina L. said...

This is such a delightful opportunity to learn. Thanks for the chance!! xx

Carla S. said...

Happy Birthday, DTC! Thanks for all the inspiration! Gorgeous examples from the DT! Thnaks for the fun birthday bash challenge! I enjoyed playing along!

Sara said...

I guess I'm too late to post my tic tac toe....darn! It was fun anyway and thanks for the inspiration!

Sara said...

Here's a link to mine as it is closed above....

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