Hey there craftin' bloggers!

This is going to be where I'll highlight contests, competitions, and their results! If you enter a card in our contest

I will put it on the website (with full credit to you) unless you would prefer me not to – in which case state that in your e-mail, please.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Psssssssssssssstttt.....I just put a few more Halloween designs on the website! Shhhhhhh!!

AND!!!! For the FIRST TIME EVER Chapel Road has just released a Christmas line! Check them out in the "New" section under the Chapel Road category!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hi everyone!
Sorry I am posting this a day late - it was such a busy weekend I came home from work yesterday and SLEPTTTTT!

GREAT NEWS!!!! We had 8 card entries this month! Woooooohoooooo!!! Now, that just means that it got THAT much harder to find us a winner. I was chatting with Mom, trying to figure out how to find a winner. Originally, I was going to put all of your names in a hat and randomly draw one out - but then Mom had a great idea that I should involve my boyfriend, Andrew, in the process. I mean, he hears and sees enough about it...might as well get him informed! So - this month, he was your judge! It actually took him a while, too, he didn't just pick the first one he saw to get it over and done with (awwww...) AND...just incase you're thinking that there's no way I got him to do it...I took pictures...he loves me.

Here are all of the wonderful cards we received! Thank you to everyone who submitted! Remember: Our next contest is Halloween themed! If you haven't won yet, make sure you give it your all! Contest details will be at the top of the blog! Since we're starting to get more cards, I'm going to up the odds of winning! For every 6 cards we get, there will be 1 winner. So, if there are 12 cards there will be 2 winners, 18 cards 3 winners, etc. If we have equal(ish) groupings of Chapel Road and Class Act stamps, we'll separate them, too. I'll also continue to throw out random names for our Blog Follower Prize, so make sure you check back every now and them to see if your name is on here!

Now, Presenting Our September 2010 Entries..........

Carole Jansen used Class Act's Sleeping Fairy!

Diane Armstrong used Class Act's Garden Girl!

Dorothy Pileggi used Chapel Road's Large Artishapes 1!

Eileen MacDonald used Chapel Road's Da Vinci Horses!

Jo Oostrom used Class Act's Talented Cats!

Maria Vanderform used Class Act's Lovely Ladybug, which she won just for being a follower on the Blog! This stamp isn't on the website yet - coming soon!

Therese Malak used Class Act's Sunflower! This stamp isn't up on the new site yet - coming soon, too!

And finally...our winner, after much deliberation.....

SUE ALLEN used Chapel Road's Thistle Etc!
Great work, Sue! Please make sure to e-mail me your address for your prize :-)

Everyone did such a wonderful job on their projects!!! I am so so proud :-) Keep 'em coming for the next one! Chapel Road doesn't have any Halloween stamps in particular, but if you want to get really creative - be my guest! We've thrown up some new Halloween images on our site. Here's a quick link to it for your convenience!

Contest Closes Sunday October 24, 2010!

Thanks for an awesome contest, everyone!! I'll try to think up of something awesome for judging our next contest!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello everyone!
MY COMPUTER IS BACK! Which means I'll be blogging more. After going through 5 years of university, thesis and all, I thought that being away from a computer would be a good thing - it's really not easy! My fingers were starting to cramp up a little from the lack of random movements in a horizontal fashion.

ANYWAYS. Clearly we have been slacking putting up new designs on the site - but I promise you it's coming!! There is a very good reason, though, if you'll hear my plea.........will you? Please?

Chapel Road is coming out with a Christmas line! Liz Stenson has been hard at work creating designs, and we're on the other side of the fence trying to get them ready for this weekend! See? I knew you'd forgive me.

Does anyone scrapbook using rubber stamps? I'm going to post a picture of one that I did using stamps - I love it! Kind of gives you that extra dimension to "blah" pages that you don't know how to fix. I also LOVE using alphabet sets instead of writing it yourself or using stickers. It's just something different! Anywho, if you choose to look at the pictures be warned that you'll be getting snap shots of my life! I've done lots of crazy things! :-)

Okay! So here I had green 12 x 12" paper that went with my pictures, but you have no idea how BORING it was without using the brush dragonfly stamp to add a bit of focus! Such an easy fix to make pages look that much more amazing!

Here's another one of my crazy outings for a Lacrosse Rookie Night while I was at Trent (don't judge me, okay?) I used the little lacrosse dude (not on the site yet) as a background to fill up some space, as it suited the occasion!

This one was at Warsaw Caves...again, the page would have looked somewhat boring if it wasn't for some added dimension! I used one of the stamp rollers (looks like a mini brayer) and inked it up to make random lines throughout the page!

This one is from my Arctic Album! I went up to do research for my thesis and saw a ton of wildlife! Here, I used my alphabet set to do "Caribou" that matched the paper I was layering with. I don't know if you can see it from the picture, but I used Class Act's Angelina Fibres to make a background for the caribou picture on the middle left side of the page! So pretty!

Again with the Arctic wildlife, but I used the alphabet stamps to do "arctic wolf." What I really! like is that you can stamp the letters to suit your needs - you don't need to leave a rectangular space for a sticker and whatnot. They're just crazy versatile! Love, love, love!

More from my Arctic Album with the letters. I just use them so much!

Anyways, I'm curious as to if any of you DO scrapbook? From people I have talked to it seems to be one or the other....but I am determined to combine both! Leave a comment as to if you're a scrapper, stamper, or jack of all trades!

Thanks guys! Don't forget about our contest ending Sunday! You still have lots of time to get them in to win a Class Act stamp!

Until next time,

Friday, September 10, 2010

Hi Bloggers!
Sorry there has been no post in the last week - my computer decided to fry it's motherboard, so I have been without a computer!!! I still don't have it back, so bare with me! Technology...I'm tellin' ya.

ANYWAYS! I wanted to quickly update you guys of some fun STAMP CAMPs that Carol is going to be doing around Southern Ontario! 10 cards...2-3 hours (depending on numbers)! Some stores are offering both a Class Act class and a seperate Chapel Road class, and others are doing strictly Chapel Road (I know how much you guys seem to be digging that line!). She is only doing the dates listed below, and is not doing them throughout the year on a constant basis, so get in while you can! The cards are ouber cute!!

Saturday September 25 2010 - Angela's Papercrafts in Dundas, Ontario (two Chapel Road classes)
Saturday October 23 2010 - The Rubber Stamp Store in St. Catherines, Ontario
Sunday October 24 2010 - Olde Tyme Country Crafts in Brampton, Ontario

I still need Diane and Maria to e-mail me your addresses for your winnings from the last contest!

We have some great looking cards for our current contest, so keep them coming!!!

Until technology becomes my friend again,
Yours Truly

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Contest 3 Results!!!

Hi everyone!

What’s the verdict on the new website?! Huh, Huh?

Well, it is time to announce our winners from Contest #3 and our Random Blogger!
We had cards sent in my Therese Malak and Diane Armstrong, both submitted one Chapel Road and one Class Act. That was all of the entries for the Contest, so naturally they’re both winners! Beautiful cards, though, I really must say! Here they are below for fame and fortune. They’re also up on our website. Both ladies are going to be receiving a brand spankin’ new Class Act stamp that hasn’t been released to the public yet! Only I have had the pleasure of playing with them, so I hope you guys do something fun, too!....and maybe show me? Hehe

Anyways – I need you two lovelies to e-mail me with your address so I can send you off your prize!

All you others - get moving on the next contest for your chance to win win win!!

Our Random Blogger is Maria Vanderform! This was just a random drawing of our bloggers that have followed us to date! Just a thank-you for keeping me company! So, Maria, please send me your address as well!!

Dun dun dah dunnnnnnn!!!!

Entry 1:
Diane Armstrong uses Chapel Road's 'Maple Leaves."

Entry 2:

Therese Malak uses one of Chapel Road's "Small Poems" images!


Entry 3:
Therese Malak uses Class Act's "Old Car" (very original - IIIIII know....) image!

Entry 4:

Diane Armstrong uses Class Act's "Girl With Bonnet" image (my goodness...I just love these image names!)

CONGRATULATIONS Diane and Therese! You both made absolutely lovely cards! Andddd I put them all up on the website so that you will become famous...like me...okay not like me, I wouldn't want to be at my level...I'm pretty boring. But you'll be (/are) amazing!! Thanks for your participation, and please send me off your information :-) Maria - you too!!

Thanks everyone!! Looking forward to seeing everyone's next project!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hi folks!
For those seeking easy access to the website, here it is!!! We're up half an hour early!!!


There is also going to be a prize especially for our bloggers! If you are signed up for our blog by tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am you will be entered to win a Class Act prize! Winner will be announced along with the Contest #3 winners!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Well folks, it's less than 24 hours before the new release! Let me tell you, Carol and I are working our butts and eyes off to get it all in tip top shape! Naturally, we would have problems the day before the release, but we're getting it fixed now!

This is just going to be a short post, but I want to urrrrrge you to look in the "Ordering" section of the new website tomorrow - I think you'll reallllly like what you see in regards to shipping ;-) And nooooo I'm not telling you now, so don't even think of e-mailing me (although, I would get a good chuckle)! hehehe

Also! When you go to click on an image in this new site, there will be card samples under the image in lieu of a general card gallery. If you make a card with one of our stamps and would like to be featured on the site, send it our way and we'll make sure to give you credit when we put it up!

I think that is all for now....must get back to webbing!