Monday, August 17, 2009


***Thanks for your patience. Winners are posted below SPCC#11!!!***

Once again, we are changing things up a bit this week. I start back to college this week (I am a senior majoring in Biochemistry and Psychology with a pre-med concentration) and so the order of things is going to be different starting this week.

First, I will be posting the Color Combo. I will have this pre-scheduled to post early on Monday mornings. I want to give everyone time to play along each week, so I won't be posting the Winner's Circle until Monday afternoons (probably around 3 or 4PM EST) so you will have Monday morning to get those last minute entries in. :O)

This week, my color combo is very fun and striking. I really didn't know what to expect from the design team with this combo, but they definitely impressed me. I am sure you will like what they have to share this week! I hope you will give this color combo a try!

To find out the details of our SP Diva's projects, click on their names in Mr. Linky. Their names will have SP Diva beside them so you know they are a diva!!

Use this color combo for your project -be it a card, scrapbook LO, 3D or altered item. You do NOT have to use Stampin' UP brand colors, but you do have to use colors close to these colors.

Entries are due on Sunday, August 23rd. Next Monday (in the afternoon), I will showcase the winner and the SP Top Five. The winners for last week will be posted later today.

Our amazing sponsor this week is. . . .!!!! as the name suggests is a Copic retailer! They sell all the Copic varieties and accessories for your coloring needs! has awesome prices, great customer service, and an awesome selection. If you need Copic markers, is the place to go.

Kevin and Ashley over at have generously donated prizes for the a whole month and this is their second prize so we've got TWO MORE WEEKS of Copics to give away to the winners. Not only that, they donated Copics for our lovely SP Divas and myself as well!!! Unbelievable, right??? Thank you so much, Kevin and Ashley!! If you need Copics, please visit Kevin and Ashley over at . They will not disappoint!

iCopic has donated this lovely prize for one lucky winner this week:

The winner this week will receive:
  • Copic Ciao - Set of 8 Craft Pastel Marker Kit + 1 Multiliner Pen -This set retails for nearly $40 and one lucky winner is going to be the proud owner of this amazing set!!
iCopic was generous enough to send a pack of Copic Ciao's (different colors than these) for me to have and let me tell you, these markers are FAB-U-LOUS!! They color so perfectly, I am really impressed with them!! My project this week uses some of my Copic Ciao markers. You NEED to try out some of these markers for yourself.

Here are the projects the divas came up with. Some of the divas used Copics on their creations this week!

Susan Z *Guest Diva*




Sabriena's card features the new Stampin' UP Circle Circus stamp set. This is a great stamp set!





Sandra's card features the Stampin' UP Choo Choo stamp set and coordinating Right on Track wheel.


Me (Samantha)

For my card, I used Copic Ciao markers to color the Build A Bear. I also used a Copic Spica glitter pen to outline each of the leaves on the tree. The Build a Bear image is a sneak peek from a Stampin' UP set coming out in September. All month long I am posting Sneak Peeks from the upcoming SU Holiday Mini on my personal blog Scrapmaster's Paradise.

To enter this week's challenge:
add a DIRECT link to your blog post below in Mister Linky! Please provide the DIRECT link to your project entry! I am going to provide some directions for posting a direct link because not everyone knows how. I have had to correct many links and I hope this will help.

To get your direct link, on your blog click on the title of your blog post about this weeks SPCC and copy the URL from the text box at the top of your browser. It should be your blog address followed by a bunch of extra information. To copy the URL, highlight the long address and press Control (CTRL) + C on your keyboard. Then on the SPCC blog, go to Mr. Linky and type your name. Put your cursor where it says URL and then hit CTRL + V. Now you should have the direct link. Then submit it!
For example:

NO =regular link:

YES =Direct link:

If you have a problem with Mister Linky, simply add your link to the comments section.

If you don't have a blog, email me a photo of your project at with your name, and I will get your project added.

SP Color Combos Participants
1. Samantha (Creator)
2. Stephanie *SP Diva*
3. Raechelle (SP Diva)
4. Susan Z (Guest Diva)
5. Emily-SP Diva
6. Sabriena Satchwell (SP Diva)
7. Heidi (SP Diva)
8. Julie W
9. Kristin L (SP Diva)
10. Danielle *SP Diva*
11. Sandra (SP Diva)
12. Kristina F *SP Diva*
13. Giovana
14. Chrissie
15. Terri E
16. Susan (SP Diva)
17. Mandy (creative cents)
18. Alison
19. Stacy Milford
20. Erin...
21. Caroline - KISS
22. Heather Garl
23. Mona L. Pendleton
24. Tiffany Johnson (iheartart)
25. Kristin Perez
26. Mara
27. Carrie B.
28. Stacy G
29. Jeanna
30. Lori
31. *Alison*
32. Ashley Cannon Newell
33. Travelingmama
34. Giovana (second card)
35. Laurel Beard
36. Denise - Sassy Stampin'
37. Allison B
38. Renee Smith
39. Yeong Shong
40. Elise
41. RobbynW
42. Kerstin
43. Katie Tate
44. Jeanna
45. Melissa B
46. Melissa B (2nd entry)
47. Melissa B (3rd entry)
48. Gwen Y.
49. Linda B
50. Melissa Ladd
51. Dana Gustafson
52. Susan (SP Diva)
53. Kim G
54. Diana Fisher
55. Terri E.
56. Terria
57. ineke da cruz
58. Natasha from Australia
59. Cat Darling
60. mariana Grigsby
61. Kelli
62. missbliss
63. Lynn R
64. Sammye Jo
65. Heather P.
66. Sammye Jo (Entry #2)
67. Nicole K
68. Dana Gustafson #2
69. Kat Carter
70. Tammy
71. Tanya
72. Sarah Martina
73. Lynnette
74. Vanessa
75. Cristina (love4paper)

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Happy Crafting,


Anonymous said...

Yay!!! I LOVE pairing brown with fun colors!

This should be fun!

Gwen said...

Oh, wow! You guys are on a roll...those are wonderful cards and LOs. Sabriena...just gorgeous! Thanks for the great inspiration.


Stacy Milford said...

OK, I think I just might be addicted :o) It's like I can't NOT play along! LOL! Great inspiration again this week Divas!!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Samantha, thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog and for pointing me in your direction.
Love the work from your DT and I had fun playing along this week..
just need to work on my colours!!
Caroline xxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

ALL the DT samples were so inspiring, I had to give this week's challenge a try! :) Thank you!

Becky and Stacy said...

Wonderful colors !! This is going to be soooo much fun !!

travelingmama said...

At first I wasn't sure about these colors, but I ended up LOVING them! Thanks for all the awesome inspiration, girls!

Portraiture by AntoniaRenee said...

This was my first time to play along...I loved it. I love SU! colors...but I probably wouldnt have put these together without the challenge :)

Yeong Shong said...

This is my first time playing along with the colour combo challenge. Hope to see more great layouts here...

Elise said...

I'm excited to see this challenge growing and evolving! I still get giddy when I see your color swatch! The design of this blog continues to delight me in an EXTREMELY paper-crafty way, so YEAH! AND THEN THERE'S the fine designers and terrific samples: great inspiration! You guys rock! So happy to have found a slice of time to play with you all this week!

Gwen said...

This was a challenge as I wanted to go with paper I had on hand, hope it still fits the challenge and thanks for letting me play along for a chance at the Copics!!

Diana Fisher said...

Great colors this week, Sam!

Lynn said...

Hi Samantha, I entered a card this week. I haven't had a chance in the last couple of weeks. Your site is doing great, and your DT is rockin the challenges! Also, how awesome is it that you have Copics as the prize! Wow! Thanks for giving us the chance to win!

Heidi said...

Holy cow, would you LOOK at how many people are joining in on our fun??!! This is so COOL!!

Heidi SP Diva

Dana Gustafson said...

Whoops my first #2 link links back to you :) It's the second Dana Gustafson #2 that has a card. Sorry about that! Great cahllenge colros this week, totally fun!

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