Monday, December 16, 2013

Challenge #18 Something New

With the New Year upon us, this month the challenge is all about something NEW. You can do so much with this challenge! Your creations are in no way limited to a Happy New Year's card or scrapbook page... you could do a project celebrating a new baby, new pet, new home, new job, new phase or fresh start in life, or a new gift from Santa. You might even do a new calendar.

All we ask is that you do some stamping! And Raisin Boat has a lot of new and wonderful stamps to help you with this challenge.

We'll show you some ideas below, but first, let's see who our winner is for the Christmas Challenge! Random Number Generator chose number 12, and that is Pansie Olson with this beautiful card:

Congratulations, Pansie, you will receive a free Raisin Boat stamp set of your choice! Please email with the name and item number of your set selection, as well as your mailing address. (To view your stamp set options, go to, click on the Products tab, and click on any category or the catalog link.)

Now for this month's challenge...  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as a challenge or any other project.

We look forward to seeing your "Something New" creativity!

Here are a few "new-themed" creations from the Idea Gallery to get you started:

Linda created the front of this card with Christmas Time,
Days Till Christmas, and Goes with Madison Avenue Gals.

We used Raisin Boat sets, Onesie and Onesie, Twosie
to create this warm welcome for a new baby!

Show us the new baby (child, grandchild, godchild, niece or nephew, etc!) in your life!
The photo prompted us to use A Dog's Life and Puppy Love for this page design.

Perhaps someone you know is starting a new chapter -- the Golden Years of retirement! Our set, It's a Bird... It's a Plane, is wonderful for celebrating the new places and adventures in life. Customize the words in the banner with any wishes!

This card, also made with It's a Bird...It's a Plane, is a fitting greeting for anyone
who is moving to a new location, changing jobs, or graduating.

Perhaps you would like to wish someone happiness and love in their new life
of wedded bliss! We created this scrapbook page with Damask Elegance.

 Remember, you can always meet this "Something New" challenge theme by
using one of Raisin Boat's new set releases! Our Crunch Time popcorn set is
one of them, and more are on the way! Grab some popcorn and stay tuned...

Inspire us with your NEW creations, and have fun!


  1. Could you announce the Challenge theme sooner? By the time I get the stamp set to do the theme the challenge has expired. I could always use my stamps but I would like to feature yours.

  2. That is a great idea Debbie. Thank you. We'll look into possibly doing a rolling calendar so that you can plan ahead for the challenges. We want to make sure you can do the challenges with our sets. :) Smiles, Bobbi, Kim and Linda