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Monday, July 18, 2011

"Challenge #5 ~ Christmas In July"

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to Challenge #5 "Christmas In July"! We have all been complaining how hot it is here in the states, so we thought this would be the perfect time to think of cooler weather! When I think of cooler weather, I think of Winter and Christmas! I know that several of my friends and I always say each year, how we ARE going to get a head start on our Holiday Cards and Projects; well this year we are going to be sure that happens! LOL! How many of you would also like to get a jump start on those cards and creations? We would like for you to join us, then! You can use any image for this challenge! We would LOVE to see all types of creations, whether it is a Card, Scrapbook Page, or Other Paper Crafting Projects!

All of our Design Team's inspiration is listed above, along with Inlinkz. This challenge will run until Sunday, July 31, 2011 at 7pm CST. Please be sure to check the challenge tab for ALL the guidelines that we have set for our challenges! And for an added bonus, we will be looking for some creative talent to add as our Guest Design Team and works of art to be spotlighted! So be ready, just in case you are picked!

Aletha J. Williams, one of our Designers and an Ippity Chick is our sponsor for this challenge! You can visit her Get Hippity With Ippity Sales Blog anytime to see the latest and greatest from Ippity (which is a branch off of the Unity Company!)

Get Hippity with Ippity

I know, I know... you are wondering what the prize will be for this challenge!?! Aletha has so graciously given the okay to Paper Creations Ink to advertise this Ippity Set as the winning prize, It is called Merry Kissmas & Mistletoe!

Isn't it an awesome set? I can think of several ways to use this set! Now here is a some information about Aletha!

My name is Aletha Jane Williams; I live in Tulsa, OK or better known as “tornado alley.”  I am a self-taught artist, still in the process of learning. I have been in the graphic arts/print production industry for many years. When I started in the industry we created everything manually, no computers involved. (Can you believe that? LOL!)

During my 15 years of experience in the “crafting/art” world I have created rubber stamped art, mixed media, and collage. In 2009, I became disabled and unable to work outside the home. I am taking this disability one day at a time. I concentrate on my health and my art. My creations will always involve rubber or digi stamps. I am an obsessive collector of stamps. I feel like I am collecting little pieces of art that I can use to create my own art.  My other hobbies include cross stitching, reading, trying to get on the treadmill every day, collecting (besides stamps) cardstock and designer papers. Will I ever use all the stamps and paper? No, but we will be able to sell some of it for retirement! LOL! I have an Etsy Shop,, but I am not getting rich off that. LOL! I am also a “Unity Endorsed {Ippity} Chick”, and the only Chick in Oklahoma. Check out my Get Hippity with Ippity Sales Blog for all the latest goodies,!

I live with my husband (he’s a writer/editor and telecommutes), one 16 year old cat (Lucyfur), and one 17 year old dog (Watson the Dachshund).  We have two grown married children and two grandsons.

I’m very excited to be one of the designers with Paper Creations Ink. I am honored to be working with this talented and eclectic group of artists. I am anxious to see where Paper Creations Ink is taking us all. Thanks for taking the time to visit Paper Creations Ink and read about my life. You can visit my blog at to see more of my work and contact me anytime at

As always thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions feel free to leave us a message with a way to contact you (email or blog address)!
Have a wonderfully creative week!


Carol said...

Great challenge and DT inspiration. Carol x

maxine said...

great challenge and lovely dt work x

Jaqi said...

Great inspiration from the DT. Thanks for another fun challenge!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great challenge.

Julia said...

Love the challenge and I am trying to work with my Christmas cards. Thanks for you wonderful ideas. Hope you like my card, kind of a twist on a hristmas card!!

Christy Dillman said...

Perfect challenge, love a little Christmas in July! Great DT samples!


jonim52 said...

Love the challenge and the dt has done a fabulous job.

Aletha J. Williams said...

Thanks so much, Sara and Michael!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Thanks for the challenge, especially to get a head start on Christmas! Beautiful work from the DT to inspire us in the mood too!

Helen said...

Great challenge - good to get a head start and plenty of inspiration!

Helen x

Anonymous said...

Another fabby challenge thanks for the inspiring dt work too! :0)

Maria Matter said...

loved thinking of Christmas & cooler weather for this one!
Fabulous DT creations!

*Alison* said...

what a fun challenge.. I am now a follower.. :) I just found your site.. I am super excited to play along with you.. HUGS

Shelly Schmidt said...

It was fun to get out the red and green cardstock, and now I have one more card done for the Holidays- I am always making myself crazy at the last minute! Great DT inspiration!

Hestia's Helper said...

I don't know how I didn't enter my Christmas projects before this! I was having some technical difficulty, but Sara and Michael appear to have fixed whatever it was!
I'm on my way over to my blog now to make sure all the projects I entered are linked back here!

Ho Ho Ho Here we go!!
Only 157 Days til Christmas!!


Anonymous said...

Wonderfully beautiful DT inspiration.Fab challenge too.
Lisa x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab challenge & great DT inspiration!
hugs shell xx

Maria said...

Cool challenge :))

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE how you have everyone's card at the top! Fantastic challenge thanks!

Gry said...

Love christmas challenges!!


Sammibug said...

Fun Challenge! Thank you for the chance to play!

maryr917 said...

the dt samples are all so pretty-thanks for a fun christmas in july challenge

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful site you have, very attractive, super fun Challenge (Christmas challenges alway are:) ) and very lovely work by the DT, way to go ladies!

Angélique said...

Great challenge and fab DT-creations!

Anji78 said...

Great challenge! I'm your new follower.
xxx Ani

Karen said...

Loving this challenge!! Smiles. Still can't believe I'm making Christmas cards this early. Lol.xx

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous creations from the DT! Love this challenge! And what a fabulous prize! Wow!!

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Oh such wonderful projects everyone has created! I can almost feel the snow flakes. Merry Christmas!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful challenge! I'm a new follower and will be posting my creation after this comment post. =)

"Let's Get Scrappy!"

Sarah said...

Wonderful challenge! Love all the creative DT designs. Hugs, Sarah

Valchen said...

Great challenge and I love the DT creations!

lis-m said...

hello ladies , thanks for great challenge.. i missed where to add a ! x

Lovely Linda said...

What a fabulous challenge and such great inspiration from the DT! Thanks for having me! {{{hugs}}}

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Great summer challenge and that prize looks yummy! Wonderful creations by your DT! This is my first time here, but it won't be my last!

Benzi said...

Christmas cards are my favorite so I'm loving this challenge. Super cards from the DT!

Sarah said...

Love the Christmas in July challenge! Amazing DT inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and win such a generous prize.

Maria Matter said...

so nice to get a head start on Christmas cards!
Beautiful DT work!

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