Saturday, October 1, 2016

And the Winner for Coloring Outside the Lines Challenge is....

Hello to all of you hardworking, brave, beautiful artists — you all deserve a round of applause for your cards entered in our Power & Sparklette Coloring Outside the Lines Challenge. I have to say that I am SO DARN PROUD of you gals for moving beyond your comfort zones, for trying techniques that were a little different, maybe a bit bold — and in some cases, totally out there!! It makes me really excited to see that you were up for the challenge. And then to show them off in public on your blogs, on Instagram, Pinterest, Splitcoast, was equally daring and divine. I had a few entries emailed to me directly, which I also appreciated seeing!

A huge bravo to every one of you! 

Thank you for pushing yourself. Thank you for being with us on a journey to go a little deeper in our creativity. I think you are AWESOME!!!

Reviewing the entries with my son, Finn, was such a pleasure for both of us. Let me tell you that he was just as amazed as I was at some of the cool techniques employed (from spattering to fingerpainting to watercoloring with wispy strokes). I wish you could have heard some of the adjectives Finn used to described these cards: “SO COOL!” was probably the most oft used of them all!

The winner of the Coloring Outside the Lines Challenge will receive our yet-to-be-revealed Holiday 2016 clear stamp collection — FIVE brand new stamp sets (retail price $90).

And the winner is...

Donna, your creativity was operating at such high rates, you could have gotten a speeding ticket. We absolutely love how you worked your way around the stamped images, and let the paint go where it wanted to go, nudging it along lovingly. I’ve never seen anything quite like either of these bookmarks. Congratulations, Donna, and thank you for showing off how you stretched yourself, girl!
I’ll be sending you a bundle of all five new Holiday sets when we release them on October 21.

Thank you again to EVERYONE who entered, who commented, and who cheered us on all month long with our Power and Sparklette Challenges. I had great fun getting to know you all a little better and I hope you feel empowered to do something fresh, something different, and something artistic. You are Courageous and Creative and I am very proud of all of you!

Big love,


  1. Congratulations Donna!! Thank you Marcella, for hosting these challenges!!
    Moxie Craftie

  2. Congratulations, Donna! That is going to be one fun prize.
    Marcella, thanks for the inspiring challenge. I hardly ever participate in challenges, but for some reason this one resonated with me and kept inspiring me. I've had a very productive week in the studio because of you. Thanks!

  3. Tell Finn to add this to his long list of adjectives.....HOLY SMOKES!!! I think I read this right.....I have only had one sip of coffee! I am speechless and that is no small feat in itself! THANK YOU sooooooo VERY much....You know I am in love with your AHmazing designs and stamps!!! the 10th power! I may have to try this technique again, it really did scare the sock off of me though! WOW! THANK YOU, Marcella and Finn!!! xo~

  4. Congrats to Donna!! How wonderful!!

  5. Congratulations, Donna! And way to go, Finn!

  6. Congratulations, Donna. Have fun with your new stamps.

  7. Hooray Donna! Congratulations!!!


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