SparkPeople Stampalicious! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19636 Do you like to use Stamps either for card making, scrapbooking or elsewhere? Then feel free to join this group for an exchange of creative ideas and weight loss support! SparkPeople Stampalicious! Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=19636 Stamp carving anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x57013088 <em>20</em> <link>www.pinterest.com/alexandra408/stamp<BR>-carving/ </link> I think it would be fun to try... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:34:05 EST Stamp Collection http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x56976778 Well this weekend was a busy time for me at the Letterboxing event in Huntsville, Texas. Added to my stamp collection book was a total of 132 stamps... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 16:16:06 EST Easter andMother's Day will be here before long... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x56937589 Would you all like to try an exchange of some kind? I've never successfully completed an exchange, but I'm willing to change my wicked ways. <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> We don't necessarily have to exchange Easter OR Mother's Day cards. We could do other types of cards. Or we could exchange handmade (stamped?) gifts. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate or expensive, of course. We could set guidelines, or not. I'm up for anything. I'm pretty experienced, so I'll take it as easy or a... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:48:38 EST The weekend is coming! That means I... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x56859129 ...get to clean toilets and bathe the dog...not necessarily in that order. Yay! Hope I find time to craft a little. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to get in another 20-plus miles on my bike. Love to ride! <BR> <BR> How about you? <BR> <em>332</em> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:24:17 EST I finally posted a photo! Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x56722988 I'm making birthday cards this year for all of my co-workers. I posted the first one today. Titled it "OFFICE BIRTHDAY CARD #1." Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:10:05 EST Love is in the air! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x56657671 What stamps are you all using for Valentine's cards? <BR> <em>129</em> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:38:00 EST October, November, December Chit Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x55229078 Well, another quarter is gone and the last one of the year is well underway. HOW did that go and happen?? I'm telling you, this year is speeding by and I can't seem to catch up! I'm not even sure where and when I fell behind. But, oh well! <BR> <BR> What's everyone up to these days? Hopefully you're all getting more crafting done than I am! With all the stress of the government jobs being furloughed and such, I'm trying to go back to work just to help our family. So crafting has bee... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:44:36 EST exchange http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x55172414 does anyone want to exchange stamped Halloween cards?............marcey Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:46:25 EST questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x54149873 hell-o. i am new to SparkPeople, so if this is inappropriate, i apologise. i think that one of the goals of this team is "to make at least one card a week". what do you do with the cards? is someone collecting them to send to nursing home patients or cancer patients? do you take pictures of the cards and post them on your Spark Page? or do you just have the satisfaction of knowing that you created something. do you ever exchange your cards via 'snail mail', or is that kind of contact p... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:18:38 EST July, August, September Chat thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x54010341 Here's our thread to chat for the next 3 months... <BR> <BR> Hopefully everyone is having a great summer! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 10:37:15 EST May 2013 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x53194570 Wow... it's MAY!! I'm not sure where the time goes, but here is our thread to chat for the month. <BR> <BR> This month and the next two are going to be busy for me and my family- lots of stuff going on... from weddings and various other engagements to VBS... it's going to be BUSY! What's everyone else up to?? Thu, 2 May 2013 15:23:30 EST April 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x52793610 Hi, team!! Here is our thread for April so we can chat. <BR> <BR> My apologies for being kind of AWOL... I've been dealing with a lot (who hasn't?) and I'm trying my hardest to keep my head above water. <BR> <BR> Now that Spring Break is over, though, things are starting to ramp up for a busy Spring and Summer. That's ok- hopefully the stress levels will decrease and I can enjoy these next few months!! <BR> <BR> What are you all up to these days?? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 09:08:53 EST February 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x51970242 What is everyone up to this month?? <BR> <BR> Check out the new swap idea....looking to see who might be interested <em>30</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:48:17 EST New type of swap.....i interest?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x51970200 I was thinking of "hosting" a new type of swap. This would be different from what we've done in the past in that it would be a partner swap. You would be randomly paired with another participant. You would only need to make ONE item (card, tag, etc....) and send directly to that person, this would save on shipping, time, etc..... <BR> <BR> I'm looking to see who might be interested, let me know. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking the first swap could be a Criss Cross Card Swap, there are a few tutor... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:46:15 EST 2013: Can you make 213 cards this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x51432069 New year, new goal! Let's see if we can make 213 cards this year! If you're up for the 213 card challenge- GREAT! If you're up for a challenge, but don't want to shoot for quite that high, that's ok, too. Just post your goal and then whenever you can (monthly is good), post how many you've made out of your goal (ie. 25/213). <BR> <BR> Who's with me?? <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:05:42 EST January 2013 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x51431984 Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Wow... 2012 is over and we're facing a new year. Full of new opportunities and possibilities. Is this the year things are great?! (I certainly hope so!!) Is this the year we reach our stamping goals? Our weight loss goals? Our fitness goals? The sky is the limit and we can make it happen!! <BR> <BR> Here is our thread for January. Chit chat away... let us know what you're up to, what you would like to see happen on this team this year, and what you're up to... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:01:25 EST November & December 2012 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x50642868 WOW! Can you believe it's November 1 already?? I'm still wondering where September and October went! <BR> <BR> Well, the holidays will soon be upon us and I know that everyone is super busy, so this thread will serve as our chit chat thread for both November and December. <BR> <BR> What is everyone up to? Any special plans for the upcoming holidays? <BR> <BR> My sister is having a baby on November 20 (planned C-section), my parents will be visiting for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, a... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 11:13:50 EST October 2012 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x50203324 WOW! It's October!! Where has this year gone?? <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat for the month. <BR> How is everyone? <BR> What is everyone up to? It's been awfully quiet around here. I know, I'm not much help in that department since I've been so busy, too... hopefully I can find a little more time to check in than I have been able to. <BR> <BR> What does everyone have going on between now and Halloween? <BR> <BR> Can't wait to hear from everyone!! Let's make October a terrific... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 07:59:17 EST Check out the new Christmas Swap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x49991450 Sign up today!!! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:51:35 EST Christmas Card Swap - Due Oct. 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x49991422 This will be our 1 and only Christmas card swap this year. <BR> <BR> This is a CHRISTMAS Themed card swap! Here are the rules..... <BR> <BR> 1- The theme is Christmas cards <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant is to make 20 Christmas cards (if we have 10 in the group - you are to make 2 cards for EACH person in the group) <BR> <BR> 3- Each participant will receive 20 Christmas cards in return when the cards are swapped (including 2 of your own) <BR> <BR> 4- There will be 10 participants in this... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:49:52 EST September 2012 - Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x49760959 Seems time flies and we flew right by August! LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, here is the chat thread for Sept., I know I'm personally looking forward to a little more routine and *hopefully* a little more crafty time for me now that school is back in session! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 06:50:28 EST New Swaps and Challenges coming soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x49760946 Stay tuned!! I will be posting a new swap and our new challenge *hopefully* this afternoon when I get out of work. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, I'm always looking for feedback on swaps. What kinds / types / styles would you like?!? Tue, 4 Sep 2012 06:48:57 EST What do you do with your cards? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x49535946 I just started scrapping in April. I love making cards. <BR> <BR> I have a question: What do you do with your cards? Do you just give them to family & friends or what? <BR> <BR> I need some ideas. <BR> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 23:38:48 EST Congrats!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x49487301 <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> To Marie (Moms100), she was the WINNER of LAST STAMPER STANDING CHALLENGE!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:12:43 EST Not new to most of you, But new to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x49458214 1. Name: Becca <BR> 2. Place: Mississippi <BR> 3. Birthday: Apirl 12 <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 169.5 <BR> 5. Target Weight: 145 <BR> 6. Marital status: Married <BR> 7. Children: Yes, 2 grown <BR> 8. Grandchildren: Yes, 7 <BR> 9. Pets: Yes, my doggie baby Ringo <BR> 10. What are your strengths: loyal <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: worrying <BR> 12. Are you currently using a weight loss program: just watching what I eat and how much. <BR> 13. What do you consider your fitness level: low <... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:01:30 EST LSSC #17- due August 13, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x49349347 Here is the sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766401844/ </link> <BR> <BR> Use THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - 3+ flowers, 3+ patterned papers, coloring in (markers, pencils, chalk), metal embellishment, doily, vellum <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766401844/ </link> Tue, 7 Aug 2012 11:17:51 EST LSSC #16- Due August 6, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x49241722 Here is your sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766212375/ </link> <BR> <BR> Choose at least THREE of the following to use: <BR> <BR> - 5+ brads, masking, corner punches, 3+ patterned papers, bling, ribbon/twine <BR> <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by Midnight Eastern, August 6, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! <BR> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:49:57 EST LSSC #15- Due July 30, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x49134793 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766315661/ </link> <BR> <BR> Use THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - punches/die cuts, ribbon, 2+ patterned papers, embossing, vellum, 3+ brads <BR> <BR> Your card must be uploaded by Midnight Eastern, July 30!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:21:59 EST LSSC #14- Due July 23, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x49022657 Here is your sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766256305/ </link> <BR> <BR> Use THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - coloring in, embossing, 4+ patterned papers, 3+ buttons, fancy cutting, rub-ons <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by MIDNIGHT Eastern, July 23, 2012! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping!!! Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:08:45 EST LSSC #13- due July 16, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48914241 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766212380/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Use THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - punch/die cut, fancy cutting, metal embellishment, ribbon/twine, 3+ patterned papers, 3+ buttons <BR> <BR> Your card MUST BE UPLOADED by midnight Eastern, July 16, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping!!! Tue, 10 Jul 2012 09:03:16 EST July 2012 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x48815288 Wow... it's July already! Here is our thread for chatting! <BR> <BR> So, what's everyone up to? I hope everyone is staying cool! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 20:32:22 EST LSSC #12- Due July 9, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48813406 I tried to make this easy since I posted it so late today! <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686765978864/ </link> <BR> <BR> Choose THREE of the following to use: <BR> <BR> - embossing, coloring in, bling, mulberry paper, 3+ brads, 3+ patterned papers <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EASTERN, July 9!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping!!! Tue, 3 Jul 2012 18:06:27 EST LSSC #11- Due July 2, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48699631 Here is the sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686766114001/ </link> <BR> <BR> Use THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - 3+ patterned papers, rub-ons, fancy cutting, ribbon/twine, punches, 2+ flowers <BR> <BR> Your card MUST BE UPLOADED by midnight Eastern, July 2, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! :) Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:05:33 EST LSSC #10- Due June 25, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48595226 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686765978870/ </link> <BR> <BR> Choose THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - 3+ patterned paper, ribbon, coloring, distressing, metal embellishments, vellum <BR> <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EASTERN, June 25, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:18:20 EST LSSC #9- Due June 18, 2012! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48488965 Here is the sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686765978880/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Choose THREE of the following to use: <BR> <BR> - 2+ patterned papers, coloring (markers, chalk, pencils, etc), vellum, distressing, metal embellishment, 3+ buttons <BR> <BR> Your card must be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EASTERN JUNE 18, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! :) Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:08:13 EST June '12 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x48391807 Yikes! I'm 5 days behind in getting this thread started! Sorry about that!! <BR> <BR> Here's the chit chat thread for June! What are you all up to?? Tue, 5 Jun 2012 19:32:53 EST LSSC #8- Due June 11, 2012! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48383105 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686765978865/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Choose- wait for it- THREE of the following: <BR> <BR> - vellum, 3+ brads, coloring (markers, chalk, pencils, etc), 2+ flowers, chipboard, distressing <BR> <BR> Remember- choose THREE! :) <BR> <BR> You card must be uploaded by midnight, Eastern on June 11, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping!!! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 09:09:08 EST LSSC #7- Due June 4, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48279233 Here is the sketch for this week: <BR> <BR> <link>cardpatterns.blogspot.com/2012/05/sk<BR>etch-167.html </link> <BR> <BR> Choose THREE of the following to use: <BR> <BR> - ribbon, patterned paper, 2+ buttons, 3+ brads, rub-ons <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by MIDNIGHT EASTERN, June 4, 2012! <BR> <BR> Please post what techniques you used on your card! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! Tue, 29 May 2012 13:57:49 EST LSSC #6- due May 28, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48181259 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>vervestamps.com/mojo/Mojo133Sketch.g<BR>if </link> <BR> <BR> Choose three of the following: <BR> <BR> - patterned paper, bling, ribbon/twine, 3+ brads, coloring (markers, chalk, pencils, etc) <BR> <BR> <BR> Your card MUST BE UPLOADED by midnight eastern on Monday, May 28, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> PLEASE list the techniques you used on your card when you upload it! Al of you have been doing this, and I can't stress how helpful it is! <BR> <BR> Happy Stampi... Tue, 22 May 2012 10:20:56 EST LSSC #5- Due May 21, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x48076498 Here is your sketch: <BR> <BR> <link>vervestamps.com/mojo/Mojo168Sketch.g<BR>if </link> <BR> <BR> Choose TWO of the following to use on your card: <BR> <BR> - fancy cutting, 3+ brads, bling, 2+ flowers, patterned paper <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be posted by MIDNIGHT EASTERN on May, 21, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Stamping! :) Tue, 15 May 2012 10:16:58 EST LSSC #4- Due May 14, 2012! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x47974608 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>letscapturethesesketches.blogspot.co<BR>m/2009/10/card-sketch-4-darlene.html </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Choose TWO to use on your card: <BR> <BR> - patterned paper, fancy cutting, punch, 2+ flowers, bling <BR> <BR> <BR> Your card MUST BE UPLOADED by MIDNIGHT EASTERN, May 14, 2012!!! <BR> <BR> Happy stamping! :) Tue, 8 May 2012 14:15:07 EST LSSC #3- Due May 7, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x47858522 Here is the card sketch: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>pinterest.com/pin/8514686765800213/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Use TWO of the following: <BR> <BR> - bling, two flowers, ribbon, patterned paper, chipboard <BR> <BR> <BR> Your card MUST BE UPLOADED BY MIDNIGHT EASTERN MAY 7!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have fun!!! :) Tue, 1 May 2012 12:53:19 EST May 2012 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x47858451 Well... It's May Day... Wow! How did May get here so quick?! <BR> <BR> Here's our thread to chat for the month! So, what's everyone up to? <BR> <BR> I know I'll be busy. School gets out at the end of the month, my daughter has a dance recital at the end of the month, I'm juggling way too much... but hey- life goes on, right?? Tue, 1 May 2012 12:48:50 EST LSSC #2- Due April 30, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x47745891 Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>vervestamps.com/mojo/Mojo153Sketch.g<BR>if </link> <BR> <BR> Choose two of the following: <BR> <BR> - ribbon, bling, fancy cutting, patterned paper, chipboard <BR> <BR> Your card MUST be uploaded by MIDNIGHT, APRIL 30!!! <BR> <BR> Have fun!!! Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:43:37 EST LSSC #1- Due April 23, 2012! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x47624996 Here is the sketch to use: <BR> <BR> <link>mojomonday.com/Sketches/Mojo209Sketc<BR>h.gif </link> <BR> <BR> Choose TWO from the following products/techniques: <BR> <BR> - ribbon <BR> - bling <BR> - fancy cutting <BR> - patterned paper <BR> - chipboard <BR> <BR> Your photo MUST be posted to the photo section of this team NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, APRIL 23, 2012!!! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:17 EST Last Stamper Standing Challenge Guidelines! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=23193x19636x47624671 Last Stamper Standing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Each week, there will be a challenge posted in the "Challenges and Goals" forum on Stampalicious! If you would like to participate, you must use the guidelines and sketch that are given for that week. <BR> <BR> Once you do your card, you MUST upload it on Spark People to our Team Photos! Look at the right of your screen, where it scrolls. Under that box, it says "See All Team: Photos". Click on that, and you can upload your photo there. Again- your... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:13:05 EST Last Stamper Standing Challenge Sign ups! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x47532388 Last Stamper Standing Challenge! <BR> <BR> This will be the SIGN UP thread! Copy, cut, and paste the list, then add your name to it! <BR> <BR> Sign ups will END Monday, April 16, at MIDNIGHT EASTERN. The first challenge will be posted Tuesday morning, April 17. <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>********* <BR> <BR> Last Stamper Standing Challenge! <BR> <BR> Each week, there will be a challenge posted in the "Challenges and Goals" forum on Stampalicious! If you would ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 13:25:41 EST Challenge Idea- what do you think? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x47421771 Long story short, I am in a scrapbook challenge on another forum. I took that challenge, tweaked it, and started doing it on our Scrapalicous team. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I thought that maybe we could have a similar challenge here on Stampalicious. I would post a card sketch, and certain techniques and additions (bling, brads, flowers, etc). <BR> <BR> If you would participate, you would be required to follow the sketch AND the techniques/additions. You would be required to post your card in ... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 10:26:41 EST Hello from Canada http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x47413733 1. Name: Carla <BR> 2. Place: Winnipeg <BR> 3. Birthday: March 20 <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 258 <BR> 5. Target Weight: at least 100 down so 150 for now <BR> 6. Marital status: Married <BR> 7. Children: no <BR> 8. Grandchildren: no <BR> 9. Pets:not right now <BR> 10. What are your strengths: sense of humor, compassion, loyal <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: worrying, low self esteem, a not- finisher of projects <BR> 12. Are you currently using a weight loss program: just Spark people <BR> ... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 21:31:52 EST Love to Stamp! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x47392481 1. Name: Trini <BR> 2. Place: California <BR> 3. Birthday: August 22 <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 220 <BR> 5. Target Weight: 145 <BR> 6. Marital status: Divorced <BR> 7. Children: 3 sons and 2 daughters <BR> 8. Grandchildren: 5 Beautiful Granddaughters <BR> 9. Pets: None <BR> 10. What are your strengths: creativity, giving sound advice, <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: not following my own advice, I struggle with my will power <BR> 12. Are you currently using a weight loss program: just t... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 17:23:22 EST April 2012 Chit Chat!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x47384834 Happy April!!! <BR> <BR> What is going on this month??? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:38:50 EST Simple Note Card Swap - DD April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x47176065 This swap is for SIMPLE NOTE CARDS ONLY!! <BR> <BR> I will keep this open for ONE week to allow for sign-ups, since this is a simple card swap, I'm not going to restrict the number of participants. We will be making 2 cards for EACH person signed up. If there are a lot of sign-ups, I will break the group up into 2 groups. <BR> <BR> Please read these guidelines thoroughly.... <BR> <BR> 1) You must use QUALITY materials, such as cardstock, patterned paper, etc..... <BR> <BR> 2) You MUST u... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:55:54 EST March 2012 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46899064 Hi Team!! Can you believe it's March already?? I can hardly believe it myself! <BR> <BR> Spring will be here before we know it... I am really looking forward to that! <BR> <BR> Well, here is our thread to chat the month of March away! Feel free to tell what's happening, share your successes, vent your frustrations, and encourage each other! <BR> <BR> Happy March, everyone!! Sun, 4 Mar 2012 13:54:18 EST Your inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46797415 I don't think this has been asked before but I was wondering, where do you find your inspiration? Do things just pop into your head or do you specifically look for something to inspire you? I was talking to a friend about the smash book I got for Christmas (which I still haven't put anything in it) and she said that she has filled 2 of them with just ideas. Things from magazines or things she sees and takes with her camera phone and then puts them in her book. What moves you? I always feel li... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:56:15 EST Thank You Card Swap - DD March 16th!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x46499988 This swap is for THANK YOU CARDS ONLY!! <BR> <BR> I will limit this swap to 10 people, making 2 cards per person so 20 cards TOTAL....these can be the same or different as long as they are 2 cards PER person. <BR> <BR> Please read these guidelines thoroughly.... <BR> <BR> 1) You must use QUALITY materials, such as cardstock, patterned paper, etc..... <BR> <BR> 2) You MUST use a STAMPED IMAGE as your MAIN image on the card. This is a stamping group after all and everyone wants to see di... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:10:14 EST February Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46395139 Hi team! My apologies for not posting this 3 days ago... I knew it was the beginning of February, but darn it if I didn't forget to post the new chit chat thread! Oh well... here it is- better late than never, right? <BR> <BR> So... what's everyone up to this month? Fri, 3 Feb 2012 08:45:43 EST Stamp storage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46229959 Hi everyone. I was hoping I could get some helpful hints on storing your stamps. I had tons of wood mount stamps that took me forever to remove and put them in cd cases. Now I have just as many acrylic stamps and find the cd cases not as helpful as I thought they would be. I saw a binder at Michael's for acrylic stamps but I think its too expensive. I tried putting them in plastic sleeves and just sticking them in a binder but that didn't seem to work either. I was wondering how do you store ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:03:53 EST Daily 5- Jan. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46124650 - take Kacy to dance <BR> - grocery store <BR> - book group <BR> - laundry <BR> - catch up on DVR shows! Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:01:55 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x46124632 Grab a grocery bag and FILL IT WITH TRASH!!! Then throw it away! <BR> <BR> Yes, you can make it easier by going through a cupboard or drawer! The important thing is to GET IT OUT OF YOUR HOUSE! :) Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:00:29 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x46059825 Do something today that will make you SMILE! Listen to your favorite music on your ipod, watch a funny show, laugh with (or at!) your kids, call a friend, craft... anything that will make you smile! :) Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:27:13 EST Daily 5- Jan. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46059809 - laundry (in progress) <BR> - exercise (in a few minutes!) <BR> - craft night at church <BR> - scrapbook (2 pages done already!) <BR> - relax- I have the day off! :) Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:26:14 EST What's the temperature where you live? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46025882 Today. it is 9F or -13C in my neck of the woods. Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:56:20 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x46009992 Head to a drawer, closet, or cupboard, and take 15 minutes to declutter it! It doesn't have to be perfect, it doesn't have to be finished! But something is ALWAYS better than nothing!!! Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:59:41 EST Stamping Challenge- Jan. 13-20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x46009971 - Use snowflakes on your card! <BR> - Use blue and brown on your card! <BR> - Stamp anything!!! Something is always better than nothing! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:58:27 EST Daily 5- Jan. 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x46009950 - crochet <BR> - take Kacy to indoor soccer <BR> - laundry (always) <BR> - exercise <BR> - stamp or scrap Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:57:15 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45948211 You know that thing you've been putting off? Returning a call? Paying a bill? Taking something back to the store? Vacuuming? Take 15 minutes and do it TODAY! Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:08:19 EST Daily - Jan. 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45947735 - laundry <BR> - crochet <BR> - empty dishwasher <BR> - dishes <BR> - PTE meeting Tue, 10 Jan 2012 12:42:35 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45923383 Get in your craft space for 10 minutes at declutter, organize, purge, plan, or craft! <BR> <BR> You can do it! Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:43:20 EST Daily 5- Jan. 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45923367 - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - meeting tonight <BR> - exercise <BR> - laundry Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:42:31 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45860364 Take some time today and stamp! Make some cards! Stamp a project! Get a jump on Christmas gifts! Just take time and do it! :) Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:51:24 EST Daily 5- Jan. 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45860349 - exercise <BR> - stamp or scrap <BR> - laundry <BR> - chat with BFFs! <BR> - crochet Fri, 6 Jan 2012 11:50:21 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45837752 Take 20 minutes and do something for YOU today! Read, nap, stamp, call a friend, take a walk.... anything for YOU! :) Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:31:18 EST Daily 5- Jan. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45837359 - dance <BR> - grocery store <BR> - exercise <BR> - laundry <BR> - dishes Thu, 5 Jan 2012 10:14:51 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45817228 Go through your house and find EIGHT THINGS to throw away. NOT keep, NOT donate- get them OUT of your house TODAY! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:29:51 EST Daily 5- Jan. 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45817187 - laundry <BR> - empty dishwasher <BR> - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - exercise Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:28:01 EST Daily 5- Jan. 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45788412 - laundry <BR> - exercise <BR> - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - dishes Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:48:57 EST January 2012 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45788404 Happy New Year!!! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:48:15 EST 2012: Can you make 212 cards this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45788397 Anyone up to the challenge of making 212 cards in 2012? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:47:32 EST Quick Challenge- Jan. 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45788392 Take 15 minutes and declutter SOMETHING! Go through a drawer, work on an area of your living room, toss some things from a closet.... just 15 minutes can make a difference! You can do it!!! Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:46:47 EST Stamping Challenge- Jan. 3-13! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45788377 - Use "bling" on a card! <BR> - Use stars on a card! <BR> - Stamp anything! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Tue, 3 Jan 2012 06:45:55 EST Daily 5- Dec. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45412122 - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - dishes away <BR> - laundry <BR> - relax (I'm not feeling well today) Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:55:36 EST Quick Challenge- Dec. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45412106 Do a chore that you've been putting off! Return a phone call, dust, vacuum, clean up a space..... just one thing you've been putting off! Today is the day to do it! Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:54:41 EST Stamping Challenge- Dec. 6-16! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45396466 This challenge will run a bit longer than the usual week! <BR> <BR> - Use gold on your card! <BR> - Use a stamp that you haven't used in AT LEAST two years! (come on- I know you have one!!!) <BR> - Stamp anything! Something is better than nothing! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Tue, 6 Dec 2011 09:41:36 EST December Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45362684 My apologies, team! I totally forgot to post the new month's chit chat thread! I guess with all that's been going on and the upcoming holidays- not to mention my absence the past week- it totally slipped my mind. SOOOO sorry!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, here's our thread to chat for December! Sun, 4 Dec 2011 07:15:40 EST Birthday Card Swap - DD January 30, 2012!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x45301392 Ok, I know I said NO more swaps until AFTER the Holidays, but I couldn't resist ;) Tracy, Pam and I were chatting the other day and we all desperately need Birthday cards for the coming year. This swap is going to run a little different then in the past, so please READ through everything!! <BR> <BR> First off, I'm giving you an entire TWO months to get these done. I realize that some people may have some free time after Christmas and may want to get started on these, also, you'll note the... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 08:42:47 EST Quick Challenge- Nov. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x45107847 Call or email someone today just to let them know that you are THANKFUL for them! :) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:12:13 EST Daily 5- Nov. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45107830 - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - put in Tastefully Simple orders <BR> - laundry <BR> - relax today! :) Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:11:35 EST Daily 5- Nov. 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x45076310 - laundry- doing! <BR> - get ready for a meeting tonight- done! <BR> - put in Tastefully Simple orders- done! <BR> - make a phone call- done! <BR> - crochet Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:22:51 EST November 2011 Chit-Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44868569 Wow- can you believe it's November already?? Where has this year gone? <BR> <BR> Here's our thread to chat for the month! <BR> Feel free to vent, post wonderful news, share tips, ask questions, encourage, and let us know what you're up to! With all the events that happen between now and the end of the year, taking a little time to "talk" might be a challenge, but it'll help with the stress! Have a great month, team! Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:59:00 EST Quick Challenge- Oct 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44847123 Do something FUN today!!! With your kids, family, friends, or yourself- have fun!!! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:00:38 EST Daily 5-Oct 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44847084 - trick or treat <BR> - put in Tastefully Simple orders <BR> - empty dishwasher <BR> - laundry <BR> - read Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:59:11 EST Swap Idea?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x44805267 I wanted to get an idea of how many would be interested in doing a Copic Quality Stamped Image Swap?? You would pick images that people can color in with Copic markers using Copic quality ink and cardstock. There are so many fantastic images out there, but who can afford them all?? This would be a great way to stock up on some of those images. <BR> <BR> Ok, so who'd be interested?!? ME!!! Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:48:34 EST Daily - Oct. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44805037 - read <BR> - crochet <BR> - hang with my BFFs! <BR> - go to the grocery store <BR> - get ready for the snowstorm!?!? Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:34:52 EST Stamping Challenge- Oct. 28-Nov. 4f! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44805013 - use black and orange on your card! <BR> <BR> - use an idea from Pagemaps ( <link>www.pagemaps.com </link> ) on your card! <BR> <BR> - stamp anything!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:33:19 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44804989 Send a card or a note to someone today! It's so nice to get something in the mail besides a bill or junk mail! :) Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:32:06 EST Daily 5- Oct. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44771717 - laundry (in progress) <BR> - pack for a Tastefully Simple party tonight <BR> - make meatloaf <BR> - continue cleaning/decluttering the bedroom <BR> - catch up on reading the newspapers Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:48:42 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44771690 Do one chore you have been putting off! Mop the floor, dust, do dishes, clean the toilet.... just one! You'll feel SO much better! :) <BR> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:46:54 EST Daily 5- Oct. 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44754977 - call insurance company (done) <BR> - call auto body repair shop (done) <BR> - continue to declutter bedroom <BR> - laundry <BR> - dishes <BR> - take Kacy to soccer practice <BR> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:27:57 EST Christmas Card Swap - DD Nov. 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x44751698 Let's try this again ;) This will be our 1 and only Christmas card swap this year. <BR> <BR> This is a CHRISTMAS Themed card swap! Here are the rules..... <BR> <BR> 1- The theme is Christmas cards <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant is to make 20 Christmas cards (if we have 10 in the group - you are to make 2 cards for EACH person in the group) <BR> <BR> 3- Each participant will receive 20 Christmas cards in return when the cards are swapped (including 2 of your own) <BR> <BR> 4- There will... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:36:57 EST Daily 5- Oct. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44741591 <BR> My list is a LOT longer than 5 today! <BR> <BR> - meeting at church <BR> - buy new sheets <BR> - laundry <BR> - get donation bags together <BR> - dry mop our bedroom <BR> - set up DVR shows again <BR> - dust bedroom <BR> - clean out under my side of the bed <BR> - go through toys upstairs <BR> - etc., etc., etc. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:15:01 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44741578 Take 15 minutes and do something relaxing today! It'll help get you ready for the week! (it sounds good in theory, anyway!) Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:13:32 EST Daily 5- Oct. 21! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44694082 - get through the day <BR> - get goodie bags ready for Trunk or Treat <BR> - crochet <BR> - start putting things together for a retreat next month <BR> - read Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:10:20 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44694047 Make time today, or this weekend, to stamp! :) You deserve it! Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:08:09 EST Stamping Challenge- Oct. 21-28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44694019 - use an animal on your project/card! <BR> <BR> - use black, white, and 2 other colors only on your project/card! <BR> <BR> - use pumpkins on your project/card! <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:06:44 EST Daily 5- Oct. 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44587339 - read <BR> - relax <BR> - talk with BFFs! <BR> - dishes <BR> - scrap or stamp! Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:24:06 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 14! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44587310 <BR> Quick! Go through your house and throw away (not keep, not donate, not store) FIVE THINGS! <BR> <BR> You can do it!!! Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:22:31 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44550887 Take 30 minutes today and stamp something- anything!!! Wed, 12 Oct 2011 08:59:16 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44522040 Send out a card or letter... give a sparkgoodie... or even make a phone call to someone you know is under the weather. It's getting to be that season (a bit early, too!), so help that special someone in your life feel better with get well wishes from you! <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:44:24 EST Stamping Challenge - Oct. 7th - Oct. 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44474073 In honor of our new team name, I want you to create a card that personifies the team name, in other words, make a card that is "StampaLicious"!! Another choice, make and send a friend a "Thinking of You" card, just because! Or just stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> Ok....Who's in?!?!? Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:41:13 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44474003 Go through your house today and find seven things to throw away! Decluttering is a wonderful thing! :) Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:37:14 EST Daily 5- Oct. 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44473982 - rest <BR> - scrap <BR> - game night at church <BR> - take Kacy's medicine to school (done) <BR> - unpack Tastefully Simple order Fri, 7 Oct 2011 10:36:12 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44441334 Take 15 minutes and do something for you! Read, relax, have a cup of tea, stamp, do your nails.... Something just for you! :) Wed, 5 Oct 2011 13:05:59 EST Daily 5 - October 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44441050 lab test <BR> <BR> refreshments for work meeting (pick up) <BR> <BR> work <BR> <BR> rheumotology appointment <BR> <BR> babysit <BR> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 12:44:43 EST Daily 5- Oct. 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44421165 - read <BR> - laundry <BR> - empty dishwasher <BR> - dust <BR> - PTE meeting Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:05:09 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 4! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44421140 Time to work on your office/craft space! Find 5 things to throw away today! <BR> <BR> You can do it!!! Tue, 4 Oct 2011 11:03:50 EST Quick Challenge- Oct. 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44402986 Go through a drawer or cupboard in your house and CLEAN and DECLUTTER it!!! You can do it!!! Mon, 3 Oct 2011 12:03:42 EST October Chit-Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44373764 I can't believe it's Oct. 1st!! It sure doesn't feel like it here in New England :( It's been rainy, cold and humid!! Certainly not typical fall weather, oh well, it's GREAT weather for scrapping, which is what I plan on doing tonight ;) <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great month!! Sat, 1 Oct 2011 19:02:58 EST Quick Challenge for Sept. 30! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44350147 Share your goal for your October stamping projects!!! Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:20:15 EST Daily 5- Sept. 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44350094 - rest <BR> - laundry <BR> - dishes <BR> - chat with friends <BR> - eat healthy today Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:17:51 EST Same Team, New Name, New Pic! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44318396 I had posted a challenge a while back asking for input for a new team name, I got zero responses! LOL So, I got together with Pam and Tracy and we decided to come up with a new name, one that coordinates with our other team and a new pic, so don't be alarmed when you see the new name / pic when you log in to SP! It's still the same old team :) Wed, 28 Sep 2011 12:30:09 EST Stamping Challenge - Sept. 28th - Oct. 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44317201 Ok, I know I've been really bad about posting these challenges, I'm going to try my hardest to post these on Fridays :) <BR> <BR> Here is your challenge until Oct. 7th....I'll post a new challenge then. <BR> <BR> 1) Make a fall card....any sentiment, just has to be a fall theme. <BR> <BR> 2) Start making some Halloween gift bags / containers....those class parties are going to start coming up quick! <BR> <BR> 3) Stamp anything....any card, any kind of stamping embellishment on a scrapb... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:15:03 EST Money Jar Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44317131 Just moving this from the Introduce forum to the Challenge forum! <BR> <BR> I totally stole this idea from my friend and one of our co-leaders, Tracy, who stole it from another team, but......I thought this was a fantastic idea and a great way to feed our addiction!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! This is a personal challenge and one you keep track of on your own, so whether you play once a week, o... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:11:10 EST Daily 5- Sept. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44317050 Something I do on the Scrapbookers' Delight team is post a Daily 5. You can list the top five things to get done today, and let us know how you're doing! <BR> <BR> Please feel free to join in! This REALLY helps to keep me on track!!! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:06:45 EST Quick Challenge for Sept. 28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x44317011 Do two things today that you've been putting off. Mail that bill! Stamp that card! Call that person back! Clean something! <BR> <BR> Post here when you complete your challenge! Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:04:55 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x44299401 I am not new to SparkPeople but I am pretty new to stamping and I am already hooked! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm 62, married, 2 married sons and the first grandbaby is due October 15! We live out in the boonies which is wonderful until we have to go somewhere... My older son/dil live nearby and she (LADYRIDER07) nudged me into scrapping about a year ago. We usually get together at my house one day a week to work on our projects and just have a good day! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to gett... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 11:27:33 EST Swap Announcement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x44239046 I decided today, after much thought, to not host / participate in swaps until further notice. I'm desperately behind with my scrapping and I need to use up what I have and make a dent in my scrapping. Hopefully I'll be caught up soon and can resume hosting swaps. <BR> <BR> Anyone on the team can take over hosting the swaps, use what I've done in the past or come up with something new....go for it!! Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:51:30 EST Do you have a favorite stamp company? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x44076258 I was looking at my stamps this morning and realized how different brands I own. Well, it got me thinking about favorites and preferences, and I wondered if anyone has a favorite stamp company that they use or if a specific type of stamp is preferred when you stamp? <BR> <BR> I know for me my favorites change from time to time. Right now my favorite stamps are from The Greeting Farm and C.C. Designs. Those stamps just lend themselves to copic coloring, and that seems to be the appeal to m... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 07:35:06 EST September Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x43846678 I cannot believe it's September already :( This summer literally flew by, although I do love fall and the routines, I'm not sure I'm ready to let summer go yet! Thu, 1 Sep 2011 09:01:21 EST Money Jar Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x43789166 I totally stole this idea from my friend and one of our co-leaders, Tracy, who stole it from another team, but......I thought this was a fantastic idea and a great way to feed our addiction!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> REMEMBER YOU CAN JOIN IN THIS CHALLENGE AT ANYTIME DURING THE MONTH. NEW TEAM PLAYERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!! This is a personal challenge and one you keep track of on your own, so whether you play once a week, once a month or everyday, it's up to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS CHALLENGE WI... Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:59:27 EST Stamping Challenge - Aug. 28th - Sept. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x43789009 - Finish off a project you've started! <BR> <BR> - Look ahead to September and figure out how many Birthday cards you need and get started on those. <BR> <BR> - Use a new stamp on a card / project! Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:51:08 EST Personal Challenge - Aug. 28th - Sept. 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x43788967 Get Organized!! <BR> <BR> The kids are going back to school and along with that comes homework, after school activities, running around like a crazy person ;) <BR> <BR> Makes lists <BR> Use an app - my fav...."Home Routine" for the iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or I found this.... you can print a weekly task list <link>www.commonchaos.com/getting-organise<BR>d/getting-organised-the-printable-week<BR>ly-task-list-for-home-keepers </link> Mon, 29 Aug 2011 08:49:17 EST Christmas Card Swap #1 - Due Date Sept. 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x43665719 It's about THAT time (again!), to start thinking about all those Christmas cards you have to make! This is your opportunity to stock up on those cards, so when December rolls around you can have one thing checked off that to-do list ;) <BR> <BR> This is a CHRISTMAS Themed card swap! Here are the rules..... <BR> <BR> 1- The theme is Christmas cards <BR> <BR> 2- Each participant is to make 20 Christmas cards (if we have 10 in the group - you are to make 2 cards for EACH person in the group... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 07:50:41 EST August 2011 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x43326228 Hi team!! Can you believe it's August already?! WOW- time flies! <BR> <BR> With school getting ready to start up again (where did summer go?), how busy will you be? Do you have any stamping projects in the works? Any last minute get aways before school starts again? <BR> <BR> I'm finishing up a class for my grad program, but then my kids start school the very next week! No trips here... too many things going on and not enough cash! Oh well. <BR> <BR> Well, let's chat, team! Tue, 2 Aug 2011 10:20:13 EST How many Log in points did you get today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x43178807 7 + 5 bonus <em>347</em> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 09:17:09 EST CONTEST!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x42990040 I'm ready for change! <BR> <BR> I originally took over this team a few years ago when the leader went MIA...I'm thinking it's time for a new team name and team photo. The current photo is a picture of a card I made, it doesn't have to be a card, but it does have to have something stamping related. <BR> <BR> Submissions for names and / or photo are due to me (amyverheyen@comcast.net) by July 31st. I will then get all the submissions together and set up a voting pole, which I will keep op... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 17:40:03 EST July Chit Chat Thread! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x42839348 My apologies for this being so late being posted! This month literally started off with a bang- and it wasn't the fireworks! Just LOTS of stuff going on in addition to July 4th... <BR> Anyway, here is our thread to chat the month away!! Wed, 6 Jul 2011 18:31:04 EST Quick Challenge for June 9!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42332019 Share your TOP TWO stamping tips!!! Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:00:09 EST Card Swap #3 - Due July 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x42326512 Welcome to our Monthly Card Swap!! <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped env... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 08:27:59 EST Quick Challenge for June 8!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x42313227 Do something that you've been putting off! You'll feel better! :) Wed, 8 Jun 2011 14:13:21 EST Quick Challenge for June 7!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42291590 Get in your craft area and clean! Organize! Start a project! Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:57:51 EST Quick Challenge for June 6! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42264645 Do something special for you today! Rest, exercise, read, stamp, take a walk, get your nails done, hit the mall.... anything special for you! :) Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:58:33 EST Stamping Challenge- June 3-10! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42211073 - Use red, white, and blue on your card! <BR> <BR> - Pull out a stamp you haven't used yet- use it! :) <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:05:01 EST Quick Challenge- June 3!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42211039 take 15 minutes and go clean something- anything! Vacuum the floor, mop a floor. Clean the sink, a bathroom. Dust a room! <BR> <BR> You can do anything for 15 minutes! :) Fri, 3 Jun 2011 10:03:37 EST Quick Challenge- June 1!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42171771 Have you carved out some time this month to stamp? If so, share when you're stamping! <BR> <BR> If not, DO IT NOW!!! :) Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:14:07 EST June Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x42170669 Well, nearly half the year has passed... that's hard to believe! <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat for the month of June. Have fun! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 13:20:30 EST Quick Challenge for May 27!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42075354 This one should be easy- share your plans for the holiday weekend!!! :) Fri, 27 May 2011 13:04:56 EST Quick Challenge for May 26!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42051637 Share what project(s) you're working on right now! Thu, 26 May 2011 09:12:26 EST Quick Challenge for May 25!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42036605 Go around your house and find FIVE THINGS to throw away! You'll feel SO much better!!! Wed, 25 May 2011 13:30:20 EST Quick Challenge for May 24! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x42010764 Today is a fun challenge- take time to stamp today!!! :) Tue, 24 May 2011 09:45:16 EST Stamping Challenge!!! May 20-27! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41995054 Since I posted this so late, I'll make it easy: <BR> <BR> - Stamp and send a card to someone, letting them know you're thinking about them! <BR> <BR> - Use a letter stamp or sticker on the front of your card! <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything! Anything is better than nothing! :) Mon, 23 May 2011 14:50:36 EST Quick Challenge for May 23! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41995030 It's Monday! Share some love! Post a positive, uplifting comment on a team member's blog or Spark Page! Start out the week brightening someone's day! :) Mon, 23 May 2011 14:49:01 EST Chemo/Senior Angels http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x41908149 I hope it's okay to share this here! <BR> <BR> Many years ago, I was in a program called Chemo Angels. I was assigned someone going through chemo. My commitment was to send a small gift and/or card to my Friend each week. <BR> <BR> After my friend completed her Chemo, for reasons I can't remember, I stopped being an Angel. The other night, I don't know WHAT made me think of this again, but it popped into my head. I googled it, and I discovered that the program has expanded! <BR> <BR> There... Wed, 18 May 2011 20:30:14 EST Quick Challenge for May 16!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41861529 Since I'm posting this so late today, see if you can find just 10 minutes to do a task you've been putting off. A phone call, paying a bill, dishes, mopping the floor, cleaning the bathroom.... you can do anything for 10 minutes and you'll feel SO much better after completing it! :) Mon, 16 May 2011 17:03:18 EST Stamping Challenge! May 13-20!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41801650 - Use baby blue in your stamping! <BR> <BR> - Use an accessory you've had for 6 months or more! <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything! :) Fri, 13 May 2011 11:52:26 EST Quick Challenge for May 13!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41801604 Sometime today, or this weekend, take time to STAMP!!! Do something you LOVE!!! Fri, 13 May 2011 11:50:46 EST Quick Challenge for May 12! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41780718 Go into your crafting area and find five things to THROW AWAY!!! <BR> <BR> You can do it!!! <BR> Thu, 12 May 2011 11:14:13 EST Quick Challenge for May 10!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41737630 Take your spray bottle and clean a few windows, mirrors, etc. How many can you do in 15 minutes? Tue, 10 May 2011 10:54:43 EST Stamping Challenge- May 9-16!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x41717958 I will try to remember to post a weekly challenge! It will usually be on a Friday! Hope to see a lot of you play! :) <BR> <BR> - Use green on your card! <BR> <BR> - Use three buttons, brads, or eyelets on your card! <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything! Stamping something is ALWAYS better than nothing! :) <BR> <BR> Anyone playing? Mon, 9 May 2011 13:14:13 EST Wedding / Baby Card Swap - DD June 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x41712151 This is an WEDDING / BABY CARD SWAP. I will keep this open for 1 week to allow for sign-ups. Since this is the only Card swap of this type being run this year, I don't want anyone to miss out. Depending on how many people we have sign up, we can split into multiple groups. <BR> <BR> You will me making (2) TWO cards PER person in the group. So, if there are 5 people in the group you will be making 10 cards, if there are 6 people, 12 cards. You WILL receive 2 of your own cards back. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 9 May 2011 09:06:12 EST Saying hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x41598958 Just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Anita and I'm from MA. I'm new to SparkPeople and looking for places to fit in. I love stamping and scrapbooking. While away this weekend at a scrapbooking event I met Moms100 and she invited me to this SpartTeam. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and losing weight. I've got about 50lbs. to lose and know I can't do it alone. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 May 2011 11:52:52 EST May '11 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x41567001 Wow... it's MAY!! <BR> Here's our thread to chat for this month. <BR> <BR> Anyone have anything fun happening? What are your goals? Is everyone getting ready for the school year to end, and if so... any plans for the kiddos in your lives?? <BR> <BR> As for me, my daughter is in school for this month and then preschool is done. My son goes until an undetermined date in June (due to snow day make-ups). Me, well, my second semester of graduate school classes actually starts today, so it's ... Mon, 2 May 2011 06:21:05 EST Osteoarthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x41255898 Well, I have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, so will not be able to stamp for a while! <em>46</em> <BR> I will continue to visit from time to time and huddle with you! <em>56</em> <BR> Can't wait till these meds kick in and I can stamp again... <em>244</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 09:22:31 EST Card Swap #2 - Due May 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x41093878 Welcome to our Monthly Card Swap!! <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped env... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 11:05:22 EST I got a job at ARCHIVER'S! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40936913 Hello Stampers, <BR> It's been a while since I have posted. Things have gone awry! My husband fell and shattered his ankle, my daughter (the professional stage actress) developed Peripheral Neuropathy in her left leg (she's unable to dance or even walk for long periods of time before her foot goes numb and her leg starts to hurt which is very bad for a stage actress) and I contracted Shingles. It's been one hell of a long 2011.....pardon the profanity! BUT...there is a bright side! I just sta... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:23:57 EST April 2011 Chit Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40910442 I know it's a day early, but here is our thread to chit chat for April. <BR> <BR> I've been super busy with school since January, so not much crafting has been going on here... it's making me nuts, but I NEED to get through school, so I'm doing the best I can to sneak in a few minutes here and there when I finish an assignment once in a while. <BR> <BR> It's SUPPOSED to be Spring here, too, but yesterday it snowed!! The snow should melt away today or tomorrow with the forecast highs, but... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:27:02 EST Easter Card Swap - Due April 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x40486718 This is an EASTER CARD SWAP. I will keep this open for 1 week to allow for sign-ups. Since this is the only Easter Card swap being run this year, I don't want anyone to miss out. Depending on how many people we have sign up, we can split into multiple groups. <BR> <BR> You will me making (2) TWO cards PER person in the group. So, if there are 5 people in the group you will be making 10 cards, if there are 6 people, 12 cards. You WILL receive 2 of your own cards back. <BR> <BR> I will S... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 08:40:53 EST March 2011 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40320493 Hi team! My apologies for posting this late, but here is our thread to chat the month of March away... <BR> <BR> Looks like another busy month for my family. My son and my nephew have birthdays, I have a number of friends with birthdays, and then Spring Break is the last week of the month for my son and daughter, too. Add to that everything else that is "normally" going on here and it's going to be super busy! I hope everyone has a wonderful month!!! Thu, 3 Mar 2011 22:22:23 EST stamping on clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40286129 Has anyone stamped on clothes like scarves or t shirts? I was just wondering can you get as detailed as you can with a piece of paper? Wed, 2 Mar 2011 15:04:01 EST OT- Prayers needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40258486 If this offends anyone, please ignore it and accept my apologies. <BR> <BR> I would eventually like to send cards, but unfortunately, we're not sure yet what type of cards should be sent. This is the main reason I'm posting this here. I'm hoping that when the time comes to send cards, I can count on support from this awesome team! <BR> <BR> Late last week, the daughter of a high school classmate was admitted to the Hershey <BR> Medical Center. Lily is 6 years old. I'm copying her story her... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 14:28:12 EST RAK's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x40116541 I have two envelopes filled with 10 cards each to send to the first two people to Spark Mail me. I was a CTMH consultant from 1996-2006, and I was in countless card swaps! I just have WAY too many cards right now, and I need to make room for all the Christmas cards I'm making! :) <BR> <BR> That being said, some of these cards go back to the 90's! They are ALL in good shape and they ALL can definitely be used! But it's so neat to see how stamps and techniques have evolved! <BR> <BR> First tw... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:46:22 EST Newbie To The Site http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x39982217 Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> First of all I have to say I've been on Spark People since Oct but haven't gotten overly involved with groups, though I joined several up front. Busy-ness keeps me from spending too much time on the site. <BR> <BR> My name is Ranelle and I live in Oregon with my DH of 32 yrs, I'm a mother of 3 grown children, a grandmother (Nana) of 6 grandkids, and we have 1 granddog. Together my husband and I own an Auto Body shop that specializes in restorations of vintage and clas... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:29:45 EST Card Swap #1 - Due March 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x39702694 Welcome to our Monthly Card Swap!! <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped env... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:27:23 EST Feb 2011 Stamped Image Swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x39666085 Ok Here we go with the 1st stamped image swap of the year. <BR> I am going to have the theme of this one be SPRING...anything you can relate to spring will work!! <BR> You need to have 4 images per person. They can be 4 of the same or different images. <BR> These need to be at least 2" square. <BR> Please stamp black on white or Brown on cream. You do not color these or embellish them. Leave that up to the person getting them!! <BR> <BR> I will have 5 people per group. You can be i... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:01:30 EST February 2011 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x39597839 Wow! It's February 2011 already!! <BR> Here is our thread to chat this month! <BR> <BR> Anyone got any plans? New goals? Goals reached? Celebrations coming up? <BR> <BR> We're in the middle of a nasty winter storm here in central Ohio, so I'm sitting at home and praying we don't lose power at any time over the next couple of days! The kids have no school today because of the weather, so we're going to have to keep busy. But we'll find things to do! Tue, 1 Feb 2011 06:58:46 EST Monthly Christmas Card Goal for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39525364 I know we already have a thread for making 211 cards in 2011. This one is a little different. One member of this team came up with the idea of making a few Christmas cards each month so that she would have enough for Christmas this year. We decided to hold each other accountable for this and we each set a goal for how many cards to make each month from January to November. That way our Christmas cards are ready by Thanksgiving! Anyway, we mentioned this to a few other people during an on... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:50:12 EST Quick Challenge - 1/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39455415 Send a note / card to a friend "just because"....put it in the mail today!! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:20:12 EST Hello from Yorkshire, England http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x39411481 HI all, I am new to Spark. I am an enthusiastic but not necessarily talented card-maker! I have just discovered Distress Inks and Pro Markers so am having lots of fun with those. UK is really far behind the states with items so I am seriously contemplating a weekend in USA with an empty suitcase at some point!! Always love to see other peoples creations, even if they do make mine look like a kindegarten craft project :) Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:28:10 EST Quick Challenge - 1/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39306907 Here's your challenge for the day - <BR> <BR> Find 3 items in your craft room that you know you won't use and put them aside to send / give to someone who will! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 08:13:59 EST Quick Challenge - 1/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39260623 Get up and move your body for 15 minutes! Exercise, clean the house, shovel snow, go for a walk, do some yoga, do something....just get up and move!! <BR> <BR> Who's playing?!? Tue, 18 Jan 2011 13:19:32 EST Looking for SU demo in Orlando FL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x39256183 I recently lost my SU demo, and while I have one about 200 miles away that I see once or twice a year, I am looking for one in the Orlando area. Anyone here? Or anyone know someone? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:47:34 EST Quick Challenge - 1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39153659 Here's you challenge for today: <BR> <BR> - Spend 15 minutes in your craft area....clean, organize, start / finish a project, redecorate...ANYTHING!! Fri, 14 Jan 2011 10:21:02 EST Quick Challenge - 1/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x39133905 I'm going to try to put one of these up each day! <BR> <BR> Here's today's challenge....go to at least 2 new members on our team and give them a warm welcome! Sparkmail, Sparkgoodies or just leave them a message letting them know that they are welcomed! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 15:11:00 EST Valentine's Day Card Swap 2011! (due 2/4/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x38875433 It's time for swaps again!!!! And with Valentine's Day right around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect time to get these cards done so that everyone has time to get their Valentine's Day cards made, swapped, and then given out to the sweethearts in your life! So, with that being said, here are the details for the Valentine's Day swap. PLEASE READ THEM THOROUGHLY BEFORE COMMITTING. <BR> <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:21:22 EST 2011: Can you make 211 cards this year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x38808723 OK, it is already 2011. It's time for the yearly challenge. <BR> <BR> The goal is easy - make 211 cards in 2011! Reply to this thread at the end of each month and I will keep a running tally. I will post the tally the first week each month. <BR> <BR> Who wants to play?!?! <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Jan 2011 12:08:54 EST 2011 Swap Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x38755731 <em>228</em> Please do not reply to this thread! This is just an FYI so you know what's coming up. Any changes to the schedule will be posted here. This is a tentative swap schedule Pam came up with...we'll figure out who is going to host what and post the first swap details in a week or so <em>228</em> <BR> <BR> January- Valentine's Day card swap <BR> February- Monthly card swap and a stamped image swap <BR> March- Easter card swap <BR> April- Monthly card swap <BR> May- Wedding/Ba... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 09:18:07 EST January 2011 Chit Chat Thread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x38754975 A New Year, a new thread! <BR> <BR> Here's our little spot to chat the New Month away! Have at it, ladies!!! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:40:49 EST 2011 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x38754934 Hi there, team! <BR> I thought I'd post this little thread for us to post any type of goal you'd like to share. It may be a weight loss goal, an exercise goal, a paper crafting goal... WHATEVER type of goal you'd like for 2011. If you'd like to share them here and then update them weekly, monthly, quarterly (however works for you)- feel free! We can check in and encourage each other on goals met, goals in progress, and even goal revisions. <BR> <BR> So... anyone want to share a goal (or 2 or... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 08:38:43 EST Copics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x38733582 Ok, so I have some money from Christmas and my Birthday and I wanted to invest in some Copics. I'm overwhelmed by the selection and don't even know where to begin! <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on which colors to start with?? I'm thinking the most basic / universal or the ones I'll get the most use out of. <BR> <BR> Also any suggestions on where to buy?? <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 09:29:51 EST December 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x38248009 WOW! It's December! Here is our thread to chit chat the month away. Feel free to come here to get inspiration, ask questions, vent, share your moments, and just chat!! <BR> <BR> I know everyone is busy, so I won't even ask what is going on in your lives... but feel free to share if you'd like! <BR> <BR> Have a great December, team!!! Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:31:31 EST Challenge- Nov. 29-Dec. 31, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x38176801 Well, here is the final challenge for 2010!! Honestly, with all that happens this time of year, this challenge should be right up everyone's alley! We will get back to posting challenges again in early 2011, so please check back on them then... in the meantime, here is the current challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- finish up any crafting projects you have started for the holidays! <BR> <BR> 2- find some time to relax!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great holiday season, everyone!! <BR> Mon, 29 Nov 2010 08:20:25 EST Show Us Your Christmas Projects! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x37940009 Ok With money tight and creativity high I have decided to make all my Chritmas gifts this year. Anyone else making gifts? Show them off! Mine will be posted soon! But I can't put them on my blog because I don't want to let the cat out of the bag to my family members!!! LOL <BR> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 11:07:44 EST Joining the SU family tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x37928464 I've been thinking about this for a while and had been putting it off, timing with school, cost, etc...Well, SU is having a sale on their starter kit and with school almost done (5 weeks and counting), now is the time!! <BR> <BR> I don't like using this site to recruit customers, so I'm not going there, but I wouldn't mind chatting with those that are already demonstrators?! Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:02:04 EST Challenge- November 8-21, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x37801964 My apologies for not posting this challenge last week! I guess it just slipped past and I didn't realize it until last night. Anyway- here is a NEW two week challenge for you: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp some cards/layouts that go with the theme of being THANKFUL! <BR> <BR> 2- Use browns, oranges, yellows, and other fall colors in your cards and layouts (either inks, papers, bling... etc)! <BR> <BR> 3- Use this technique from Splitcoast Stampers to make a "brick wall" card: <BR> <link>www.split... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:02:36 EST November 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x37680470 YIKES! I cannot believe that yesterday was November 1! I'm not going to say any more because we ALL know what this time of year has in store for us... <BR> <BR> That being said, what is everyone up to? Any big plans? Any projects in the works?? Chat away- this is our thread to do that for this month! Tue, 2 Nov 2010 06:45:37 EST 2010 November Stamped image swap!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x37643192 This will be my last swap for the year. I would like to do a Christmas Theme swap for this one. I will not be holding it open long and I will Have the due date be 26th. <BR> I will have you stamp 4 images per person. They can be the same or different, as long as there are 4 each person. <BR> Please put them in separate baggies so i can separate easily, quickly and get them back out to you. <BR> Please make sure they are at least 2"x2" images, or close, or bigger. <BR> Please stamp ... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:26:59 EST Challenge- October 18-31, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x37378540 Alright, team! Here's another two week challenge to help get those creative juices flowing (or flowing even MORE!)... <BR> <BR> 1- Try this chalkboard technique on a card. It's from Splitcoast stampers and can be found here: <BR> <link>www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources<BR>/tutorials/chalkboard_technique/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2- Use your stamps and stamping techniques on little treats for those you give Halloween goodies to! <BR> <BR> 3- Take out a stamp set you haven't used in 2 or more... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 08:18:56 EST Challenge- October 4-17, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x37104671 Here is another challenge that will last two weeks! And here are your choices: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something that makes you feel warm and fuzzy (since it's getting cooler out now) <BR> <BR> 2- Use some glitter in your stamping somehow! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp something that is out of your comfort zone- i.e., use a new technique, use a set of stamps you normally wouldn't, use a color scheme you usually wouldn't... stuff like that! <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp ANYTHING!! It's always better than nothing!!... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:56:17 EST October 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x37034875 Wow- October already! How'd that go and happen?? <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chat the month away... So what is everyone up to this month? Any new goals? New projects? Gearing up for the all-too-fast-approaching-Holidays? Enjoying fall? <BR> <BR> Fill us in! <em>41</em> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 06:39:06 EST Challenge Question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x36805249 I know that lots of us on this team are pretty pressed for time just with getting the usual things in every day. Finding time to do something fun and relaxing isn't always easy. One point of our weekly challenges has been to try to HELP get the creative juices flowing when you are able to find the time to be crafty, but I've noticed that lately there hasn't been much interest in the challenges. Again, I do understand that schedules dictate a lot of our time and where we place our efforts, ... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:07:52 EST Two week stamping challenge! (9/20-10/3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x36805053 This next challenge will last two weeks. I think with everyone's schedules being so busy, this might work out a little better! So, here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp some Halloween images and dress them up! (ie, color them in, use stickles, add bling, etc.) <BR> <BR> 2- Use some fall stamping on a scrapbooking layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Get a head start on your holiday cards by stamping some holiday themed images! <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp anything! It's always better than nothing! <BR> <BR> <BR> So, ... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 11:00:12 EST Halloween Card Swap- due 10/15/2010!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x36753070 <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <em>431</em> <BR> I know. It's not October yet. BUT- in order to get those Halloween cards out in time, I'm posting this now so that I can get them swapped for you and back in your hands in time for Halloween. Here are the details for this swap: <BR> <BR> This is a card swap with HALLOWEEN as the theme! It is open to the first FIVE participants to sign up. Should we have enough interest, ... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 15:12:39 EST Challenge- September 13-19, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x36656251 It's been a few weeks since we've had a challenge, so let's do one this week!! Here are your choices: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something with a FALL theme. Fall IS just around the corner, after all!! <BR> <BR> 2- Use autumn COLORS in your stamping this week! <BR> <BR> 3- Use a crimper in addition to your stamping this week! Here's a neat little technique I saw on Splitcoast stampers you can try if you'd like: <BR> <link>www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources<BR>/tutorials/crimpeddiamond/ </li... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:26:48 EST Card Swap #5 - DUE OCT. 15th!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x36590153 Welcome to the next card swap!!! Here are the details: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-ad... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 20:05:06 EST LunchBox Note Swap - DUE Oct. 10th!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x36590093 I'm stealing this idea from a swap I'm in on the Cricut Message Boards.... <BR> <BR> Lunch Box Notes!!!! Even if you don't have children, the cards are great for little love notes to leave for anyone at anytime, you can also use these as journal boxes! <BR> <BR> 2 x 3.5 OR larger. Circles, squares, stars, hearts, tags, etc are fine as long as they meet the minimum size requirement. These should be made with high quality textured cardstock and layered at least TWO times. If you want your car... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 20:01:40 EST Hey everyone!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x36510283 1. Name: Jen <BR> 2. Place: Vermont <BR> 3. Birthday: June 14 <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 215 <BR> 5. Target Weight: 135-148 <BR> 6. Marital status: Single <BR> 7. Children: 1 daughter <BR> 9. Pets: dog - BearBear <BR> 10. What are your strengths: I would do anything for anyone. <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: I have low self-esteem <BR> 12. Are you currently using a weight loss program, What do you consider your fitness level: Low <BR> 14. What are your favorite active activitie... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 05:53:20 EST SU Question.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x36458598 Does anyone know if the "Bigz Dies" (for the BigShot) will fit into the Cuttlebug???? Fri, 3 Sep 2010 08:47:52 EST September 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x36416604 Seriously? It's September?? I literally got up this morning thinking it was still the last day in August and for some reason just couldn't wrap my head around the fact that today is, in fact, September 1st! Holy moly! <BR> <BR> Anyway... here's our thread to chit chat for the month... hopefully I don't let this month get away from me!! How about you?? Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:49:09 EST Check out the Sept image swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x36254985 it is listed below in the swaps section. I am hoping for some more people to sign up. I will make groups depending on how many join. Come and join the list. If you want more than 1 set, sign up more times!! I will put you in more than 1 group if possible! <BR> <BR> Alicia Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:20:44 EST Started my own Stamp Line http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x36233026 Just wanted to let everyone know that I started my own stamp line and I am doing a giveaway. I only have 2 stamps out right now, but hopefully everything works out and I can get some more made. Talk about being a nervous wreck :P <BR> <BR> www.wilfredadesigns.blogspot.com Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:47:00 EST 2010 Sept Stamped Image swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x36208323 I am going to go ahead and start taking sign ups!! DUE SEPT 24th! <BR> <BR> The THEME this time is Fall...anything you can think that relates to Fall...leaves, trees, school, thanksgiving, halloween, or what ever you can think of!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This will be stamped image swap. You will stamp 5 images for each person, they can be the same or different. There is no theme, just a size requirement. The size is at least 2x2, no tiny stamps please. ... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 16:17:12 EST Guest Room finally done...now time to stamp! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x35962391 I started a guest room remodel back in Jan. It was supposed to be a weekend project, but as remodels often do...this one ran over...by 6 months! I have finally got it done and am really proud of what I accomplished. I did the drywall repair, tape, texture, paint, painted the molding and doors, put in new laminate flooring, reconfigured the walk in closet using wire shelving, put together 4 $25 espresso colored bookshelves to use as a headboard, painted a dresser and two nightstands to match t... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:08:25 EST Birthday Card Swap #2 of 2010! (due 9/3/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x35933636 This is the 2nd of 2 Birthday Card Swaps we'll have this year.....here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first TEN (10) people to sign up. You are to make TWENTY (20) Birthday Cards, they can be identical or not, as long as they are Birthday themed. After the cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with which I will return your swap cards to you. Please be sure that the postage ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 08:37:23 EST Card Swap #9- due Sept. 3, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x35933543 Welcome to the next card swap!! Whether it's #9 or not I can't remember, I've labeled this one #9! Here are the details: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 08:26:01 EST Hi All - I'm new to your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x35887466 Please use this same format, copy & paste and change the answers to info about you! <BR> <BR> 1. Name: Noreen <BR> 2. Place: Munhall, PA <BR> 3. Birthday: March 12 <BR> 4. Beginning Weight: 169 <BR> 5. Target Weight: 140-145 <BR> 6. Marital status: Married <BR> 7. Children: 1 adult daughter <BR> 8. Grandchildren: 2 - Seth (15) & Abigail (12) <BR> 9. Pets: dog - Shadow <BR> 10. What are your strengths: I would do anything for anyone. <BR> 11. What are your weaknesses: Never able to say No <BR... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:45:52 EST Greetings from Searchlight, NV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x35842576 Hi, <BR> My name is Mary. I've been a member of Sparkpeople since April, but have been on my weight loss journey since June 18th, 2007 (the day I had lap-band surgery). It's been an uphill battle for the last 2 years...gall bladder surgery and band slipping being the worst of it, but I am determined and really happy I found Sparkpeople. As for me artistically speaking, I've been stamping since 1997. I also scrapbook, paint, write, mixed media/collage, amatuer photog and I'm a closeted interio... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 17:10:55 EST August 2010 Chit Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x35770605 Well, another month marched right on by... and here it is the first day of August!! <BR> <BR> I don't know about all of you, but I'm *almost* ready for school to be back in session! And I'm *almost* ready to start working on some goodies for the all-too-fast-approaching holiday season! <BR> <BR> So what does everyone have on their plate for this month? Here's our thread to chat about it- and anything else that tickles your fancy!! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 16:15:04 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x35381600 I've decided that today is the day that I get back on track! I've been waffling the last several months and its time for me to focus. I need to lose the weight for health reasons as well as self esteem. I know I can do it, I just need to stay focused and keep working at it. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:35:11 EST Challenge July 11th - 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x35332486 - Use the sketch from Mojo Monday to make a card. You can find the sketch here: <link>mojomonday.blogspot.com </link> Any theme goes, just follow the sketch! <BR> <BR> - I know that I'm so far behind in our 210 in 2010 challenge, so to get caught up make 5 cards this week with some sort of stamping on them <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> Have fun and Happy Stamping!! <BR> Sun, 11 Jul 2010 08:50:56 EST Challenge July 5th - 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x35213416 Here are your challenges for the week! <BR> <BR> 1) Get out those heat guns and use WET embossing on a card or scrapbook page! <BR> <BR> 2) Create a card with a window feature <BR> <BR> 3) Stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> Have fun and Happy Stamping!! Mon, 5 Jul 2010 11:05:20 EST July 2010 Chit Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x35136401 Can someone tell me just WHERE June went??? Sheesh! I tell ya- time is just slipping right by me sometimes! Anyway, here's the thread for July... enjoy chatting away!!! Thu, 1 Jul 2010 05:42:08 EST Christmas in July Swap - 2010 - DD July 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x35104666 Yes, it's almost that time, to start thinking about Christmas! lol <BR> <BR> We did 2 of these swaps last year with great success, so here we go again! This is a great way to stock up on those Christmas cards, I know I was personally able to get all my cards out using these swaps and I can't tell you how many compliments I got from people I sent them too ;) <BR> <BR> This will be a card swap, much like the other ones we've had here, but the theme is solely CHRISTMAS cards. PLEASE read throu... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 15:56:19 EST Challenge June 28th - July 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x35074331 Ok, it's almost July 4th!! Yay!! <BR> <BR> 1) Make a 4th of July card, maybe you are going to a party, make a card thanking the host(s)! <BR> <BR> 2) Make a card using ONLY cardstock (no patterned paper) and the colors MUST be Red, White and Blue! <BR> <BR> 3) Stamp anything! Make a card, use a stamp on a scrapbook page or create a stamping project! <BR> <BR> Who's in?! <BR> <BR> Be sure to share a pic of your completed project, we all love to see what everyone comes up with ;) Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:28:04 EST Challenge June 21st - 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34930928 Today is the first day of summer!! WooHoo!! <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>47</em> <em>298</em> <em>464</em> <em>462</em> <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges for the week.... <BR> <BR> 1) Make a tropical / summerery card (I'm thinking flip-flops, palm trees, beach) Any sentiment goes, as long as the card has a tropical / summerery feel! <BR> <BR> 2) Use a piece of hardware on a card <BR> <BR> 3) Stamp anything! Mon, 21 Jun 2010 08:16:01 EST Challenge June 15th - 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34827068 Sorry this is a few days late, I totally spaced on it :( <BR> <BR> Ok, so here is your challenge for this short week.... <BR> <BR> 1) Use an embossing folder as a background for a card <BR> <BR> 2) Use a stamped image and a coordinating die-cut, chipboard, embellishment on the same card <BR> <BR> 3) Make a Father's Day card! <BR> <BR> 4) Stamp anything! <BR> <BR> Have fun and Happy Stamping! As always, suggestions for challenges are always welcomed <em>211</em> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:32:38 EST Wedding & Baby Card Swap- due date of July 2, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x34638938 It's time for another themed card swap! This swap is for wedding and baby cards. Here are the details: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE (5) people to sign up. You are to make TEN (10) cards, they can be identical or not, as long as they are Wedding or Baby themed (or one of each!). After the cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with which I will return your swap cards to you. Pleas... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 08:19:11 EST Challenge- June 7-13, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34637847 Well, here's the challenge for this new week: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something that will be used on a bold and/or bright page or card! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a summer time image and use it on a page or card! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> So... anyone up for the challenge this week?? Mon, 7 Jun 2010 07:21:55 EST What do you use to color in your stamped images? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x34590443 Just wondering what you use to color in your stamped images. <BR> <BR> I have used regular markers, brush tipped markers, watercolor pencils and chalk. Fri, 4 Jun 2010 16:01:27 EST Challenge- May 31-June 6, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34497757 New week (and a new month!), so it's challenge time!! Here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something that makes you remember someone special- or stamp something for someone special that you are remembering! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp something with fruits! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!!! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play this week?? Mon, 31 May 2010 19:42:47 EST June 2010 Chit Chat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x34497652 Wow... nearly half a year is done! <BR> <BR> Here is our thread to chit chat for June. So what does everyone have going on this month? Any vacations? Any new healthy lifestyle goals? Any new stamping goals? Feel free and share them here!! <BR> <BR> <BR> As for me, my month is going to be BUSY! It gets started with my hubby's birthday on the 1st, my son's last day of school on the 4th, my nephew starts coming to me for daycare this week, another dear friend's birthday is the 14th, a... Mon, 31 May 2010 19:37:38 EST Challenge- May 24-30, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34349116 Can you believe this is the last full week of May? Wow- the time is flying this year!! Well, here's the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Since Memorial Day is next week, stamp something that has to do with patriotism and/or flags- maybe make a card for a vet this week! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp using the colors red, white, and blue (either inks, glitter, embossing powders, papers, stickles...) on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING!! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play?? <BR> Mon, 24 May 2010 11:22:10 EST 2010 JUNE stamped Image Swap http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x34330182 I am going to go ahead and start taking sign ups!! DUE JUNE 18th! <BR> <BR> The THEME this time is SUMMER...anything you can think that relates to summer...picnics, summer holidays, swimming, outdoors...be creative, surprise us!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This will be stamped image swap. You will stamp 5 images for each person, they can be the same or different. There is no theme, just a size requirement. The size is at least 2x2, no tiny stamps please. If ... Sun, 23 May 2010 13:40:48 EST Challenge- May 17-23, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34191213 New week... so I guess that means NEW CHALLENGE!! Here we go! <BR> <BR> 1- Since graduations are just around the corner, stamp something with a graduation theme! <BR> <BR> 2- Going along with the first option, end of the year gifts are getting to be a big hit for teachers. Stamp something that will be or will be used on an end of the year gift for a teacher! <BR> <BR> 3- Use the chalkboard technique on a card or layout. You can see this technique here: <BR> <link>www.splitcoaststampe... Mon, 17 May 2010 06:42:50 EST New and Old http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x34164233 <em>213</em> I have been a member of spark for quite some time now and just found this team. It looks like it could be a lot of fun! I am part of a local stamping group and love to participate in swaps. I think having challenges for our hobby is a great way to find motivation. Sat, 15 May 2010 20:09:08 EST Challenge- May 10-16, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x34031871 Here's the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp on a card using NO layers! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp on a card or layout with a rainbow ink pad! <BR> <BR> 3- Use ribbon on a card/layout along with your stamped images! <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> (thank you to COOKNWITHTS (Tracy) for the ideas on this one!!) <BR> <BR> <BR> So, who's playing this week?? Mon, 10 May 2010 07:03:40 EST Challenge- May 3-9, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33885052 Here's the challenge for this week- I hope it motivates us to get something stamped!! <BR> <BR> 1- Use a technique you've never done or haven't done in a LONG time on a card or layout- and then tell us about it! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a little extra image on the INSIDE of a card with your sentiment- just for extra "oomph!" <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING! It's always better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> So, who's up for the challenge this week? Mon, 3 May 2010 17:42:46 EST May 2010 Chit Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x33837921 Well... Happy National Scrapbook Day, everyone! Happy May Day, too! <BR> <BR> It's a new day, a new month, and nearly a half a year is gone... wow! So here's our thread to chit chat for May. Enjoy!! Sat, 1 May 2010 17:23:02 EST Birthday Card Swap - Due June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x33816644 This is the 1st of 2 Birthday Card Swaps we'll have this year.....here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first TEN (10) people to sign up. You are to make TWENTY (20) Birthday Cards, they can be identical or not, as long as they are Birthday themed. After the cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with which I will return your swap cards to you. Please be sure that the postage ... Fri, 30 Apr 2010 16:03:56 EST Challenge- April 26- May 2, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33734514 Okay, so this is a day late, but it isn't a dollar short! LOL!! Here is this week's challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Use a saying/sentiment stamp as a background on a card or layout. <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a critter (bug or animal) on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!!! It's always better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play this week?? <BR> Tue, 27 Apr 2010 09:56:32 EST Challenge 19-25, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33543824 Here's the challenge for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something floral for a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 2- Make a card or layout element that has a 3D effect. You can find the tutorial for this technique at SplitcoastStampers here: <link>www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources<BR>/tutorials/3dstamping/ </link> <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING!! It's always better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> Who's playing this week?? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 11:25:16 EST Challenge- April 12-18, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33377653 Yay! It's a new week, so there is a new challenge! <BR> Here are the choices for this week, should you choose to accept them: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp a random background and then layer on top of it on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 2- Use buttons with your stamps on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!!! <BR> <BR> A HUGE <em>304</em> goes to Tracy (CooknwithTS) for these challenge suggestions!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play?? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:04:55 EST Card Swap #4- Due Date 4/30/10! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x33251649 Welcome to the next card swap!!! Here are the details: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-a... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 20:36:30 EST April 2010 Healthy Habit Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33219583 My apologies for not posting this sooner!! My only excuse is that I spent nearly every day last week going back and forth to the hospital to visit my brand new nephew... and then I woke up this morning and realized I hadn't posted this month's challenge!!! <BR> <BR> Since this is the third month I'm posting this type of challenge, I'm going to build on the last two months. Here are the last two habits and then a third to incorporate for this month: <BR> <BR> 1. Say one positive thing to y... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:47:31 EST Challenge- April 5-11, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33219488 New week, new challenge! Here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Use flower stamps on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 2- Use the color blue on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 3- Combine options 1 & 2 on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp anything!!! <BR> <BR> Who wants to play this week?? Mon, 5 Apr 2010 16:42:26 EST April 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x33135821 Well, it's April! Can you believe it?! <BR> <BR> What's new with everyone? Is Spring in the air?? Any new projects in the works? <BR> <BR> For me, I'm starting April out as a new aunt!! My nephew was born last night at 11:56- four minutes shy of being an April Fool's birthday boy! Hee hee... a new subject to scrap in the family now!! Thu, 1 Apr 2010 17:33:37 EST Challenge- March 29- April 4, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x33042146 Well, it's a new week, so here's a new challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp a card or layout that uses some sort of glitter, stickles, or other bling on it <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a card or layout that is specifically for Easter <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING!! <BR> <BR> Anyone playing this week? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:20:33 EST Challenge- March 22-28, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x32864722 WooHoo! I don't know about where everyone else lives, but Spring has finally made an appearance here in central Ohio (I pray it sticks around!)... so that had me thinking of a couple of new challenge ideas for this week. They are: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp on a layout or a card with the theme of Spring time. <BR> <BR> 2- Since March "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb," use a lion and/or a lamb stamp on something this week! <BR> <BR> 3- With Spring time comes Easter... Stamp somethin... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 21:30:16 EST Challenge- March 15-21, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x32710387 New week, new challenge! Here you go, "should you choose to accept it:" <BR> <BR> 1- Use only 3 colors on a card or layout- these can be ink colors, paper colors, or even embossing or stickle colors- but only use 3! <BR> <BR> 2- Use eyelets in conjunction with your stamps on a card or layout!! <BR> <BR> 3- Use only GREEN on your cards/layouts this week. Keep in mind you can use varying shades of green, but use only green (in honor of St. Patrick's Day on Wednesday)!! <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp ... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 14:06:21 EST Challenge- March 8-14, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x32527511 New week, new challenge!! Here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Use both dry embossing AND wet embossing on a card or layout! <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp something that makes you happy! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp something Spring related; it is just around the corner, after all! <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp ANYTHING!!! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing this week? Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:27:54 EST GREETINGS FROM MASSACHUSETTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x32413376 Hi Everyone, <BR> My name is Chrys (sounds like "Chris") and I'm just getting into stamping. I've done some scrapbooking in the past and also card making. My biggest problem there is TIME. It's a 4 letter word in my life, it seems. <em>101</em> I'm looking forward to a little time that I have off very soon to finish up a quilt and pull out my stamps! <BR> <BR> I live in MA, but on the RI border. I'm a full time elementary school music teacher, soloist at church for the Saturday night ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 17:35:35 EST March 2010 Healthy Habit Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x32336179 So last month's challenge was to say one positive thing to yourself each day... How did you do? It wasn't always easy, but I managed to tell myself something each day. I hope you did, too!! <BR> <BR> For March, we're going to build on that and add another little positive tidbit... So here's your month-long challenge for this month: <BR> <BR> 1. Say one positive thing to yourself each day <BR> 2. Drink 8 or more cups of water each day <BR> <BR> Yeah... easy, right?! Well, let's get to ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:11:17 EST Challenge- March 1-7, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x32336018 I totally slacked on getting the challenges posted for the past 3 weeks and I am SOOOOOOO sorry!!! But, it's a new month and a new opportunity to post some challenges, so here are the ones for this week: <BR> <BR> 1- Use a card sketch from MojoMonday or Cardvaarks to make a card this week. Here are the links: <link>mojomonday.blogspot.com </link> <link>caardvarks.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> 2- Pick three of the following things to incorporate into a card or layout this week. Y... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 09:06:07 EST March 2010 Chit Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x32333696 Happy March, everyone!! Here's our thread to chit chat for the month. <BR> <BR> What does everyone have on their plates this month? Projects, crops, parties, Spring Break??? Feel free to chat away!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:40:17 EST 2010 1st stamped image swap - Any theme http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x32316384 Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This will be stamped image swap. You will stamp 5 images for each person, they can be the same or different. There is no theme, just a size requirement. The size is at least 2x2, no tiny stamps please. If there are many people that sign up, I may split the groups so as not to over-whelm everyone with having to stamp too many. <BR> <BR> After your stamped images are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) alon... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:08:44 EST Eat That Frog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x32174398 Love this, put the URL on my desktop to start the day! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.eatthatfrogmovie.com/?cm_mmc=<BR>Responsys-_-NL-_-2.22.10-_-FROGmovie <BR> <BR> cattiann Tue, 23 Feb 2010 07:19:08 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x32157892 I'M cattiann/Catherine from Binghamton, NY, 67 years young; married to Peter 46 years this coming June. We have 2 daughters and 7 grands. <BR> I am so happy to find you as an active Stampin' group of losers! I love stamping cards, ATCs and I also love to scrapbook. <BR> I discovered Spark about 2 months ago, but really got busy this month and just hit a 10 lbs lose today! <BR> Well, that's it for now.. <BR> Big <em>247</em> <BR> cattiann Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:26:16 EST Trumbull County Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x32150700 Hello, anyone from the Warren area? <BR> <BR> www.realityscraps.blogspot.com Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:35:07 EST 3rd Card Swap - Easter Theme - Due Date March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x32086922 Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This will be an Easter Themed swap and since this will be the only one of its kind this year, I will keep the sign-ups open thru the weekend. If there are many people that sign up, I may split the groups so as not to over-whelm everyone with cards! <BR> <BR> After your cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope with which I will return your swap cards to you. ... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 16:48:32 EST February 2010 Healthy Habit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x31586980 So this is a weight loss site, right? And we're all here to lose or maintain our weight, right? Healthy habits are just one of the many things we learn here on SP, right? (Can I get a "RIGHT!!!") <BR> <BR> I figured we should start a challenge for the month of February. It won't be much- just something small that we can build on for the rest of the year. The idea here is that I'll post the challenge for this month and next month I'll add another habit, so that by the end of this year we'... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 07:27:42 EST Challenge- February 1-7, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x31586580 Here is the challenge for the first week of February: <BR> <BR> - Use the sketch from Mojo Monday to make a card. You can find the sketch here: <link>mojomonday.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> - in keeping with our 210 in 2010 challenge, make 5 cards this week with some sort of stamping on them <BR> <BR> - Stamp anything!! <BR> <BR> So who wants to play?? Mon, 1 Feb 2010 07:03:56 EST February 2010 Chit Chat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x31586355 Welcome to February, team!! Here's our thread to chit chat away for the month. <BR> <BR> Is anyone doing anything special this month? Any projects in the works? Any new goals? New successes? <BR> <BR> Feel free and share- and have a great February!!! Mon, 1 Feb 2010 06:49:52 EST Challenge- Jan. 25-31, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x31390508 Wow... not much happened last week with the challenge. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Hopefully we can get more this week... Here goes: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp on a die cut that will be added to a card or layout <BR> <BR> 2- Use both dry embossing and stamping on a card or layout <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!! It's always better than nothing! <BR> <BR> So, who wants to play this week??? Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:04:47 EST Challenge- Jan. 18-24, 2010!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x31194048 New week... new challenge!! Here we go! <BR> <BR> 1- Use a stamp on a card or layout that can be embellished with stickles, brads, etc... <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a card with a theme that will lift those winter blues! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2010 12:31:30 EST Hello from WayUpNorth, Michigan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x31150193 Hi! I'm Mary and I'm completely new to Spark people so please excuse my mistakes. This is my first and only team and I chose it because I love to make cards. I belong to a Stampin'Up! club that meets every month and I've sworn everyone to secrecy so my husband doesn't find out just how many stamps and papers I have. ;o) <BR> <BR> I've had a difficult time with my weight in the last several years. I need to lose 45-50 lbs. The greatest hurdles for me are bulging disks in my lower back (PT ha... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:23:04 EST RAK - Random Act of Kindness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x31145701 I have an unopened set of Studio G mini clear stamps. Beach theme. They are a beach umbrella, a lounge chair, some seashells and the words - relax, vacation, beach. <BR> <BR> The 1st one to sparkmail me saying they want them can have them. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:54:38 EST Challenge- Jan. 11-17, 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x30976874 Another week, already? Wow! Guess it's time for another challenge! Last week's seemed to really go over well and I'm SOOOOO happy that so many participated!! WooHoo!!! So, here's this week's challenge: <BR> <BR> 1- Use 2-3 different stamps on one card <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a card or on a layout using blue hues. <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp anything! It's ALWAYS better than nothing!! <BR> <BR> So, who's playing?? <BR> <BR> **************************** <BR> My apologies... I just realized this is... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:45:57 EST Valentine's Day Card Swap! (due date of 1/30/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x30915889 I know Amy just posted the very first card swap of 2010, but with Valentine's Day right around the corner, we figured we should get this one started early so that everyone has time to get their Valentine's Day cards made, swapped, and then given out to the sweethearts in your life! So, with that being said, here are the details for the Valentine's Day swap. PLEASE READ THEM THOROUGHLY BEFORE COMMITTING. <BR> <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to s... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 09:53:40 EST 1st Card Swap of 2010 ~ Due Date Feb. 5th!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x30883136 Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelop... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 07:53:58 EST Challenge- January 4-10, 2010!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x30742267 Now that the holidays are over and life is getting back to some sort of routine (for most of us if it hasn't already), it's time to bring back the weekly challenges!! I think I'll shake it up a little bit and try something a little different for this week's challenge... Here goes: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- Make a card using the Mojo Monday sketch. You can find the site and this week's sketch at their blog here: <link>mojomonday.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> 2- To go along with the 210 in ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 06:27:15 EST Hello from Acton Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x30657148 As my name says, I am a stamping addict! This year, i have to stamp less and spend more time with my family (hubby, Daughter 16 & son 13)... which I hope will include walks, bike rides and other physical activities. It know it will also include the Wii. I joined SparkPeople in December when my friend Preeti told me about it. I have 40 lbs to lose to be at my happy weight. <BR> Love this site. I am now also addicted to SparkPeople! Fri, 1 Jan 2010 13:30:57 EST January 2010 Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x30630365 Wow- can you believe that 2010 will be here in a matter of hours?? <BR> <BR> Here's our thread to chat for January. Feel free to share your goals, resolutions, projects, gripes, expressions for and of support, and any other topics that would be general discussion... <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:23:14 EST 2010 Swap Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x30589625 Plan ahead and see which swaps you want in on! Here is the schedule, it may change, but we will let you know if it does ;) <BR> <BR> We will have 10 monthly card swaps (limit 5 members per swap) starting in January: <BR> <BR> Jan <BR> Feb (Valentines theme) - this one will run early to have the cards back by V-day! <BR> March (Easter theme) <BR> April <BR> May <BR> June (Wedding / Baby theme) <BR> July <BR> Aug <BR> Sept <BR> Oct (Halloween theme) <BR> <BR> We will also hold 2 Birthday ON... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:15:53 EST 210 in 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x30589548 Can you believe it's 2010 already?!?!? It's time for our yearly challenge. Reply to this thread if you wish to accept this challenge! <BR> <BR> The goal is easy - make 210 cards in 2010! Reply to this thread at the end of each month and I will keep a running tally. If you don't reply for 2 months in a row, your name will be removed from the list. Being in school full-time and family commitments, I don't have time to chase people for totals. <BR> <BR> Who wants to play?!?! Tue, 29 Dec 2009 18:10:53 EST General Chit-Chat~ December!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x30068419 Holy cow- December snuck up on me!!! Did it do that to you, too? Well, here's our thread to chit chat for the month. Feel free to just stop in and vent if you need to... I know this time of year can get a lot of people stressed out with all the busy-ness that takes place. Just remember to take a few deep breaths and know you will make it through! <BR> <BR> Happy December, team!! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 14:07:01 EST The night before Christmas...for those who stamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x30033311 Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree. <BR> I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me. <BR> Could it be cardstock or inkpads or lace? <BR> Or some stamps, I said, with a smile on my face. <BR> And that's when I heard him...... <BR> "Hi Santa, " I said <BR> He replied, "You know....good girls should be in their beds". <BR> "I know I should Santa,and now I've been caught. <BR> But I was just so excited to see what you brought." <BR> "Well, let's take a look in this room wher... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 02:59:27 EST Ladies please help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x29717486 please take the time to visit the link to help make a 5 year old battling cancer to have a great holiday season! <link> http://wernstrumfamily.blogspot.com/2009/1<BR>1/let-spirit-of-christmas-begin.html </link> Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:43:27 EST General Chit-Chat~ November! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x29446475 Wow! Where did October go?? It's November already and I'm simply amazing to me that we're so close to the holidays. I'm nowhere near ready, so I guess that's something I need to get going with, huh? How about you? Are you ready for the upcoming holidays? How busy are you going to be? Feel free to chat all about it here, since this is our new, November chat thread. And don't forget (if you're as busy as I am) to stop and breathe! LOL! Have a great month, team!! Sun, 1 Nov 2009 14:27:49 EST Glad I found you all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x29310916 Hi! I've been a SparkPeople member for about a month now and just found you all tonight :) I'm glad I did! <BR> <BR> I love card making (it is my 'first love' when it comes to paper crafting) but also scrap and make 3-d and OTP items, <BR> <BR> I'm married with three grown children, three grandchildren, a part time job and am webmaster of PaperCraftCentral. <BR> <BR> I live in Australia. <em>676</em> <BR> <BR> I've got quite a bit of weight to lose and need to create a healthier lifest... Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:56:13 EST Challenge- Oct. 19-31! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x29179678 Well, another week skipped. OOPS! Sorry about that. I suppose life is getting busy for all of us, though, right?! Because of that, I am posting this challenge to last for this week AND next week. After that, we'll take a break from the weekly stamp challenges until January. There may still be a challenge posted here and there between now and the end of the year, but they won't be stamp challenges- they'll be challenges to help keep us accountable through the holidays. Sound good?? <BR>... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:41:26 EST 10th (and final) card swap of 2009 - Due 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x28989859 Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participant my address) along with a self-addressed, stamped envelop... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 20:50:00 EST Last Christmas Card Swap of 2009!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x28979170 Can you believe that in a matter of weeks we'll be needing to send out Christmas cards?? Well, if you are like me and haven't started any yet, then this swap is for you!! Get a jump start- or even just get some more- on those cards by taking part in this swap! Here are the guidelines: <BR> <BR> 1- This swap is for Christmas cards only. <BR> <BR> 2- This swap is open to ten (10) participants. (In the unlikely event that we do not get 10 participants for this swap, we'll see who on the li... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 08:55:23 EST Hello From North Carolina http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x19636x28906427 Hi Everyone! I just found this team. I've stamping for about 3 years now and I look forward to sharing my cards with everyone! Tue, 6 Oct 2009 20:52:11 EST Challenge- Oct. 5-11, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x28865613 Wow- I missed a week of challenges! Sorry, team! To make up for it, here's a new challenge- LOL! If you should choose to participate, here are your options: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp on 5 cards this week. <BR> <BR> 2- Make a card (or 2, or 3...) using supplies you already have on hand- maybe even some scrap papers- and be sure to stamp something on it! <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING!!! <BR> <BR> I know, the first two sound redundant, but they don't have to be. Personally, I think any of us on t... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:16:36 EST General Chit-Chat~ October!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x28769335 Wow- tomorrow is the first of October already! I'm in awe of that! Halloween is 31 short days away already and I'm not even mentioning what comes next- it'll all be here before we know it!!! <BR> <BR> So this is our thread to chit chat for October... anyone have anything exciting taking place this month?? Chat away, team- and have fun this month, too!!! <BR> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 18:50:14 EST Challenge- Sept. 21-27, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x28548162 Wow- has it been a week already?!?! Where does the time go? Anyway- it's that time again- weekly challenge time!!! Here are your options, should you choose to accept them: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- Fall starts tomorrow (9/22). Stamp a Fall card or page layout. <BR> <BR> 2- Try this new technique: Stamp an image that has lots of white space inside of it that you can color in. Then color it in with colored pencils (any kind!). Once it's colored in, use a Fantastix stick or a Q-tip and dip the... Mon, 21 Sep 2009 06:25:38 EST 9th Card Swap - Due Date 10/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x28511079 Please read all the instructions before saying Yes! <BR> <BR> Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participa... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 07:23:50 EST Challenge- Sept. 14-20, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x28391136 It's that time again! Here's another weekly challenge: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp something using the colors red, brown, vanilla, and orange (Fall colors, basically)- or variations of those colors <BR> <BR> 2- Mix some dry embossing and stamping on a card or layout. <BR> <BR> 3- Stamp ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> Have fun with it- so who's playing?? Mon, 14 Sep 2009 05:56:19 EST Challenge- Sept. 7-13, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x28222831 Up for a new challenge?? Well, here it is... should you decide to play along: <BR> <BR> 1- Stamp on a scrapbook page that has the theme "Back to School" or simply "School Days." <BR> <BR> 2- Stamp a card with a School theme <BR> <BR> 3- Make a card with some stamping somewhere on it using a sketch from MojoMonday. You can visit the blog here to get the sketch for the week: <link>mojomonday.blogspot.com </link> <BR> <BR> 4- Stamp anything- it's always better than nothing!!! <BR> <B... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 20:12:13 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x28172156 Are you still interested in doing weekly challenges?? We kind of took a break from them during the summer, but I'd like to start them up again now that most of us are getting back into some sort of routine. <BR> <BR> Let me know you thoughts and any ideas for challenges that you might have. <BR> <BR> I'll post a new challenge on Sunday to get us going again ;) Fri, 4 Sep 2009 06:55:19 EST New IDA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x28103481 So how are all the demos feeling about the new IDA changes? <BR> They don't affect me much. Although, I'm not crazy about the fact that we now cannot send people to SCS..... Anyone else? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 11:08:43 EST General Chit-Chat~ September!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x28086664 Wow!! Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of September already?? Where is this year going? I'm not sure, but here's our new thread for chatting. <BR> <BR> Is anyone doing anything new this month? Any projects in the works? Any new routines now that kids are back in school? How's everyone doing? Any new fitness tips you'd like to share or healthy snack ideas to pass along? It's a new month- I'm ready to start fresh and see what positive changes I can make for myself... how ... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 18:38:51 EST 8th Card Swap - Due Date: 9/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x27760663 Please read all the instructions before saying Yes! <BR> <BR> Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participa... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 12:03:26 EST General Chit-Chat~ August!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x27409131 Wow- can you believe it is already August?!?! I'm still in awe that it is! Here's our thread to chit chat on for the month... feel free to chit chat about stamping, weight loss, and anything else exciting that is going on. <BR> <BR> So, what is everyone up to this month? Sat, 1 Aug 2009 20:58:24 EST Challenges July 21st - Aug 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x27142876 Ugh! I keep forgetting to post these and since I know I won't be around this coming Sunday, I'm posting a double challenge to get us through the end of the month ;) <BR> <BR> Here are your challenges, pick 1 or them all and have fun! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Use a masking technique <BR> 2. How many layers can you get on your card??? <BR> 3. NO layers! <BR> 4. Use 1 single image on your card <BR> 5. use a stamp for something other than it was intended for (for instance- a small solid holly b... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 07:35:19 EST 7th Card Swap ~ Due Date August 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x26964094 Please read all the instructions before saying Yes! <BR> <BR> Okay, here’s how it will work: <BR> This swap is open to the first FIVE people to sign up. Each person to sign up will declare which one type of card she will make (i.e. thank you, birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc.). Once you have signed up and it’s been confirmed which type of card you will make, you are to make TEN of the same themed card. After the ten cards are made, you will mail them to me (I will SparkMail each participa... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:45:18 EST Christmas Card Swap!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4367x19636x26963991 Yes, it's almost that time, to start thinking about Christmas! lol <BR> <BR> We did 3 of these swaps last year with great success, so here we go again! This is a great way to stock up on those Christmas cards, I know I was personally able to get all my cards out using these swaps and I can't tell you how many compliments I got from people I sent them too ;) <BR> <BR> This will be a card swap, much like the other ones we've had here, but the theme is solely CHRISTMAS cards. PLEASE read thr... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 11:41:58 EST Challenge July 8th - 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=4358x19636x26850126 Sorry guys - another short week for me ;) <BR> <BR> Here is your short-order challenge! <BR> <BR> 1) Use a background stamp <BR> <BR> 2) Stamp anything!!! Wed, 8 Jul 2009 07:46:48 EST Wedding Shower... HELP!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x19636x26767867 Hi there! I am Maid of Honor in my friends wedding on Sept. 5th. (WHOO HOO!!) I am throwing her a shower on Aug. 8th. I know some of you creative gals out there have tons of ideas floating around! PLEASE share!! I would love to make the shower favors and any decor or game playing ideas would be greatly appreciated! (I do stamping, card making, jewelry and almost any other craft you can imagine! But not good at thinking up ideas on my own!) We are having both bride and groom at the sho... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 12:56:50 EST