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.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chapel Road Challenge!

It is time for another challenge! This time we have the Chapel Road line design team sharing there work! This challenge is using Edge punches and the colour blue! The deadline is Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. The winner will receive a Chapel Road stamp set of their choice. Once the winner is announced, be sure to check the blog and send Carol your address at sales(at)classact.ca! Before we get to the design team work we would like to announce the winner of the recipe challenge ... Deb M from B.C. For instructions, please visit her blog at http://stampalicious.blogspot.com/2011/03/vintage-bicycle-atc.html Thanks for your entry :)
On to the design team work, also visit the design team blogs for the details on how they made there project. For "How-To's" please visit the member's blog by clicking on their name!

Challenge Rules: 1) Use a Chapel Road stamp(s). 2) Leave us a DIRECT link to your project on your blog or gallery with inlinkz below by clicking "Add Your Link" 3) Have fun!

Now, go have fun! Stamp! Create!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Here is another card blog post from Sue!

Greetings ~

It seems like we have been waiting a terribly long time for Spring so making a few Spring cards might just fill in the gaps....for a while! I saw a Robin last week (which is a major event here in the frozen north) so the promise of Spring is in the air. For to-day's card I used the new release Dolls of the World - Holland. There is a lot of great images in that set...tulips being one of them and I couldn't resist. The lattice window is made with a nestability and some quilling paper for the actual lattice (since I am too much of a lazy cow to cut the strips out individually). The windmill was stamped in black, coloured with prisma pencils and a red stardust pen then cut out. A second set of blades is cut out and mounted on the first ones with foam dots. Flower soft is glued at the bottom to give it some dimension. Several tulips were stamped, coloured with stardust pens and cut out. The ones at the front are mounted with foam dots to give it a 3-D effect. The greeting was stamped on white, punched with a scallop edge punch and mounted using foam dots. We can only hope that a Spring project like this one will hold us over until the real thing arrives. Personally I think that rotten little Groundhog lied!

Happy Stamping

Sunday, March 13, 2011

My card uses parts of the newly released Dolls of the World. This is from the Holland set which I really love. The tulip is stamped in black then coloured in prismacolour pencils and odorless mineral spirits and paper stubbies. Light blue is then sponged on the outside and then mounted on coral and celery green. A corner punch is used on the ends and all of the green is covered with Class Act glitter. It is then foam mounted on a white card that has been embossed with a cuddlebug folder. Maybe this tulip will encourage Spring to hurry on its way but with all this rain we may have to throw it a life preserver.
Happy Stamping
Sue Allen

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Design Team Challenge #1!!

Welcome to our first design team challenge! The design team is now in place and we are ready to rock this blog! Our blog challenges will be happening twice a month. The first Friday of every month, and the last Friday of every month. The fist Friday will be showing you design team members from the Class Act stamp-line and the last Friday we will show you designs from the Chapel Road stamp line. Both challenges you can use either stamp line to enter.

Prize for this challenge is our Kirima Doll Set!

This challenge is a recipe challenge: 3 layers, bling (gems/glitter) & embossing. You will have until March 24th at 7pm to enter your projects.

Onto the design team creations:
P.S. For 'How-To's" visit each member's blog!

Chelsea Barnes

Claudine Poch

Dawn Bennett

Donna Duquette

Sheila Bartlett

Sue Allen


Challenge Rules:

1) Use a Class Act stamp(s).

2) Leave us a DIRECT link to your project on your blog or gallery with inlinkz below

3) Have fun!

Introducing Carol and Raychel!

Well, there is really not much to say about me other than I LOVE STAMPING!
I started in the rubberstamping business about 14 years ago and never regretted a single day of it.
To say the least, I am one of the lucky people that can get up in the morning and say "I like going to work" LOL Since I was a child, art was always of interest to me. Whether it was drawing, coloring, painting, anything with art, and it had my attention.
Being blessed with two wonderful children that were also very interested in the arts made this business even better. They would have ideas, and I always listened. Raychel and Richard are their names. Yes...........Raychel is the Class Act Insider in more ways than you all know. She lets little hints out on the blog, and without her, the blog would not exist. She is my computer genius!
Richard pushes on the idea department, and always says.........why isn't that done! LOL
My husband has no idea what this is all about, but just lets me do my thing. Oh, and to make you all jealous............he never complains about the money I spend on my crafting supplies.
So enough about me,
Thank you all for being part of my first Designn Team, and for putting in so much effort in your creations. Thank you.....Thank you.....
Also, a special thank you to Chelsea. She is the one that put the bug in my ear about the Design Team and has put me in the right direction everytime I go the wrong way. Her knowledge and ability to do things has been a great help.

Well, this is me, Raychel! I guess you could say I've been around crafting my whole life, and have jumped from craft to craft (making dreamcatchers, knitting, stitching stockings...you get the point). My biggest thing over the last 6 years or so has been scrapbooking - and in a big way! I'm slowly getting there with stamping...when I have to (ehem...Mom). But, besides crafting, some more about me is that I graduated teacher's college last year and have been on the hunt for educational employment ever since! I'm also an avid animal lover...if you couldn't tell by the contest video where I used Kiki to pick the winner, and in my bio pic with Lilo! They keep me sane...somewhat...when I'm not trying to get her out from under my bed...hmm...yeah :)

A sample of my card!

Just as a sidenote...the Canadian Chinchilla Rescue (a place I am rather close with and adopted a chin from...) helps to rehome unwanted or surrendered chinchillas in the GTA. They entered in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge, and if they get in the Top 3 they will be given $10,000 to expand the foster program to help rehome more chins (there are currently at least 15 on a waiting list). How the money will be used is broken down on the page. By clicking on this link, please vote for them once, twice, or daily up until April 30th...any vote will help! Please pass it along, too! Thanks, bloggers! I love you! Even small furry critters deserve a fantastic furever home :)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Introducing Chelsea!

Hi! My name is Chelsea and I have been crafting for the past 5 years! I am in love with paper! I find crafting to be relaxing and allows me to express my inner self. I enjoy designing for a number of different companies and being able to experiment with different products. My 2 favorite products are paper and ribbon! I have 5 tubs of ribbon and 12 tubs of paper! Whenever I meet a new crafter my encouragement to them is: creativity comes within, no one can tell you HOW to create but can give you tips on creating. :)

Chelsea's Creation!

I'm very glad to have you on the team! Your organization is saving my butt!!

Introducing Holly!

My name is Holly Brown and I have been stamping for about eight years. It seems like I've always been involved in crafty pursuits ever since I was a little girl with a coloring book in one hand and crayons in the other hand. My husband and I love to spoil our puppies, watch movies together, and work on our vegetable garden in our spare time. My stamping hobby keeps me sane after a long work week and it's always fun to see what I can create with stamps, inks, and papers.

Holly's Card!

Yay! Welcome to the team! We're getting down to introducing our last (but not least!) members!