Saturday, February 15, 2014

Challenge #20 "It's a Girl Thing"!

We had such a wonderful turnout for Challenge #19! Everyone shared amazing creations. A big "Thank You!" to all of you who took the time to join the challenge. We hope you'll play along again this month (details below!).

The winner of Challenge #19 was #13, Kristina CraftyPaws, with this wonderful tag:



Congratulations, Kristina, 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.)

One of our followers suggested that we post all the challenges upfront so that you could plan ahead and so that Raisin Boat renters could get the perfect sets into their "Pick List" in advance. That was a wonderful suggestion! So, here you go:

Raisin Boat Challenge List for 2014
February: It's A Girl Thing
March: It's a Guy Thing
April: Moms and Dads
May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summertime
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas
Remember challenges start on the 15th of each month and close on the 12th of the following month.

You can see the challenge this month is "It's a Girl Thing." Raisin Boat has many wonderful sets to help you with this challenge. Create something "girly!" This could be a card, tag, invitation, scrapbook page, alterable, art journal page -- anything! 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.  We look forward to seeing your "girly" creativity!

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

This bright and happy creation from Linda Lapotka is a perfect way to kick off the "It's a Girl Thing" challenge! Linda used Polka Dots, Gals on Masterpiece Place, Alpha Bold and the nail polish from Girls Rock (she even made the jars shiny - love it!).

Floral Stem Wear Sassy puts a new spin on floral sets, featuring petals with personality! :-) Thanks, Kelly Pitzlin, for showcasing the humor in the set with this adorable card.


Floral Stem Wear Sweet is the gentler counterpart to Floral Stem Wear Sassy above.
This one fits the challenge nicely -- we all know girls love a little retail therapy!


Here's a bold, fresh, and youthful approach for a teen girl, featuring our
Peace and a Smile set. See all supplies used here.


This challenge covers projects for girls of ALL ages, so we're including inspiration for a young recipient. It doesn't get more girly than princesses and fairies, and you'll find both in our sweet Fairy Skies and Party Princess sets.


Our Mirror, Mirror cardstock is perfect for this reflective card, featuring the mirror in Party Princess (cardstock was punched with a standard large oval punch).



Our Words Awhirl set offers several feminine words with small images for accenting, covering many needs (including a cancer symbol for encouragement cards) and occasions.

What would an "It's a Girl Thing" challenge be without some inspiration from our line of gal sets?! This spunky cowgirl is from our Gals on Mountain View Drive set (along with a snow-ski gal). See all supplies used here.


Our '70s and '80s gals from Gals on Flashback Lane will bring back memories and laughs! Christi Rogala paid a great tribute to the '70s with this cute and colorful sample.


 All of us in Wisconsin would love to be hitting the beach right about now! We'll have to settle for living vicariously through this beach gal from Gals on Summerset Circle and Goes with Summerset Beach Gal.

You don't always need a lot of color -- black and white does the trick with this quick and striking card, featuring our Gals on Country Club Court and Goes With Country Club Gals sets. This would be adorable with a massage gift certificate.


Summer Lineup includes this string bikini, which "ties in" perfectly with the Baker's Twine! See all supplies used here.


Our Chicken Coop and Chicken Soup sets are an endearing way to honor all of those groovy chicks in your life! See all supplies here.


In celebration of this "It's a Girl Thing" challenge, this final sample featuring All About You honors you and the many amazing women in your lives. See all supplies used here.

We're excited to see your take on this girly theme! Girl Power!