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Jan 2, 2013

Berry71Bleu DT & First Challenge Of The Year

Happy New Year fellow scrappers! 2013 is upon us & with a New Year comes new endeavors. So I'll start off this New Year with an announcement. I've been asked to join the Berry71Bleu design team & I've agreed to jump on board!

Marivic--the owner is quite the creative gal.  As the owner of two Etsy shops--Zeus & Zoe & Berry71Bleu--there's something for all types of scrappers.  Berry71Bleu which is scheduled to re-open soon, carries a variety of lovely handmade tags that add a lovely touch to any crafty project.  The corresponding challenge blog is designed to stimulate your creativity.  Tune in every month for a new challenge & the opportunity to win some goodies.

On this note, let me take the opportunity to introduce January's challenge which is 'All About Me'.  Marivic is doing the first challenge of the year & here it is in her own words as well as her example, prize & rules to play along.

This challenge is about your new year's resolution, your dreams, your childhood, your best and worst moments, what makes you laugh, cry, mad...what makes you feel beautiful...your best physical feature, what you wish you can change about yourself...your pet peeves, your frustrations, your favorite food, color...maybe a secret? whatever you want to talk about as long as it's all about you.

Since we are talking about you...(the queen!). Here is our January theme that you need to follow.

I followed our generous Sponsor 13 ARTS Frosted Life Collection...They are sponsoring the winner and our DT this month with this gorgeous paper collection.

Random Winner will receive a Vintage-style Skeleton Key Collection from 

Here's what I made using Frosted Life Collection

I stenciled the background using crackle paste. I misted it as well. Used glass beads in some portions. Just a random mix of everything.

One of my Tags..Marie Antoinette is part of the theme..
(Berry71bleu Etsy Shop will re-open this week)

Metal charm from my Zeus and Zoe Etsy Shop.

Rules of the Challenge:

1. You are allowed to make a card, layout or altered/off the page project as long as you follow the challenge specifications.

2. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the 
sidebar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST not your entire blog.

3. You may submit as many entries as you like for each challenge and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.

4. It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Berry71 Bleu TOGETHER with a link back to our blog. 

5. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST on the last day of the month the challenge was posted.

6. Entries to be submitted via the linky tool at the top of the
sidebar ONLY,not by email and not by linking up in the comments section please.

about our Challenges:-

1. Berry71Bleu Challenges are open to anyone, 
anywhere in the world.

2. Our Design Team do their best to comment on all entries, you can make their job easier by turning OFF your word verification.  Try it and if spam is a problem you can always enable comment moderation.

3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are
chosen. One winner is chosen by our design team, who all vote for the project they consider to be the best, while another winner is chosen by random draw.

4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week
of the challenge closing and winners are then required to
contact our Sponsor Co-ordinator, Agnieszka at

5. Prizes not claimed within 2 weeks of the challenge closing 
will be forfeited.

6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage
of their blog.

7. Merit winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post
on their blog - full bragging rights included!

So head on over to the Berry71Bleu blog & play along!  Thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit...


joyce said...

Congratualtions!!! I'll so look forward to seeing you goregous creations at Berry71 Bleu.

Cindy Gay said...

Beautiful Kay!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats Kay....looking forward to seeing all your projects! ;-)

Alyce said...

a huge congrats on your new dt position kay! An amazing the beautiful colours and all of your embellies. Hope you had a wonderful christmas celebrating with your new bub :) I have just got back from my holidays so will have to send you an email shortly :) xx

Marivic Clifton said...

Congrats and Welcome Kay!! Very Happy to have you on the berry71bleu team!!