Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge #28 Thankful

We're "Thankful" for the next challenge! That gives you a big hint on what the theme is. :-) And we have a new set that is perfect for this "Thankful"-themed challenge called  Happy Thanksgiving:

But first, let's congratulate the winner of last month's Halloween challenge, #6 Andrea B., who made the adorable card below. What a clever idea to turn the tree tops from our Central Park set into candies -- we love it, Andrea!

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

All of the Halloween entries were very creative! You can check out each entry by clicking on each person's name. Thank you to everyone who joined the challenge last month. We hope you will continue to share your wonderful creations with us!

Now for Challenge #28, "Thankful." This is a great time to reflect on all that you are thankful for. You can create a journal page, a scrapbook page, a place card for your Thanksgiving dinner, or greetings to have on hand to show your appreciation for a kind act or gift. It doesn't have to be a Thanksgiving theme -- any expression of gratitude will work for this challenge.

You may just win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like. 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!

Remember you can rent or buy sets from Raisin Boat. No guilt in using a set for just one project, such as a challenge. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Here are the upcoming challenges for 2014 to help you get the perfect sets into your rental Pick List:

October: Thankful
November: Christmas

This current Thankful challenge will close on the 12th of November.

Here are some creations from the Idea Gallery to get you started:

Linda used ThankfulArboretum Leaves, Growing Love and a fun background technique that she found at Splitcoastampers called Alcohol Marker Marbling.

Gathering at Mom's or Grandma's for Thanksgiving is always special! This card featuring Grandma's Kitchen has that cozy, homey feel. See supplies used here.

 Use our Thankful set with our pre-cut Short Cuts and Leaf brads for a fast and easy greeting, invitation or dinner place card! See supplies used here.

Here's another quick and easy place card idea, this time featuring the dinner plate and border designs in What's For Dinner?. See supplies used here.

It's turkey time with our For the Birds set! See supplies used here.

From a big pumpkin to turkeys to a pheasant, our new Happy Thanksgiving has perfect elements to celebrate this "Thankful" challenge. See supplies used here.

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