NSD – Challenge Event Announcements and Projects

Happy NDS (National Scrapbooking Day) all you crafter’s out there! Hope everyone finds the time to do something creative today. ๐Ÿ˜€

In case you haven’t noticed, I love to combine challenges whenever possible. I often find it even more challenging to take a color challenge and mix it with a sketch challenge or a recipe challenge and blend it with a themed one, etc. It’s great when you can combine 3 or more challenges on a single project! Not all sites allow you to do this for your entry, but you can always do it just for you too. ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s projects are combined challenges, however they’re unique because this time I’m combining a challenge that I’m hosting on Paper Secrets for their NSD weekend event with one on Webster’s Pages’ InspireMe! ๐Ÿ˜€ The WP traditional challenge asks you to create either a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day card using mainly WP papers and embellish it with either one of their flowers or stamps. If you don’t have either of these embellishments, you can even make your own paper flower from their papers for this challenge (CLICK HERE to enter or for further details). My example was created with this challenge in mind and my recipe challenge for Paper Secrets which requires just 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, and 3 embellishments of your choice from the provided list. You can use any manufacturer and can pick any 3 embellishments from a list that’s posted on the forum (CLICK HERE to enter the challenge or view further details for the challenge). Here’s what I came up with:


American Crafts cardstock base
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers
WP Bloomer
Seam binding
WP Ladies & Gents Digi Tickets
K&Company rubons
Queen&Co. rhinestones


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

For the challenge I posted on Paper Secrets, you can also opt to make a tag instead of a card, so here’s my example for the tag:


American Crafts cardstock base
Webster’s Pages 6×6 papers
WP Ladies and Gents chipboard buttons w/twine
WP Ladies and Gents Digi Tickets
Seam Binding


Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

The tag was combined with Michelle’s May Tag challenge on Sketches4All. TFL and I hope you can play along too! ๐Ÿ˜€


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly Massman
    May 07, 2011 @ 22:39:38

    Pretty work! And, congrats on winning that TC stampmaker! I was so excited for you when I saw your name!!!!!!!

    • dlwidder
      May 07, 2011 @ 23:14:20

      Thank you! I was so excited I was “giddy” for well over an hour. lol Jumping up and down like a crazy woman and everything. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Kelly Massman
    May 07, 2011 @ 23:06:27

    Doris: I see you won at Bo Bunny, too!! Congrats again! I think your generous giveaway gave you some really good karma!!!!!

    • dlwidder
      May 07, 2011 @ 23:18:06

      lol Yes, I won that too…the Barefoot & Bliss line. ๐Ÿ˜€ I found out about that first, so I was already super excited when I found out about the TC Stampmaker. Talk about incredible luck…especially since I haven’t had time to go on my usual blogs in the last several weeks (3 weeks or so?). Get ready, because I’m planning another giveaway mid-June for my baby’s birthday and possibly another in July! These won’t be as big, but still pretty generous sized giveaways. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Jolanda Simons
    May 08, 2011 @ 00:58:52

    very sweet and pretty tags!!!
    Have a very happy,sweet and nice mothersday!!!

  4. helen
    May 08, 2011 @ 06:37:46

    great card, very sweet tag. congrats on your wins.

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