Welcome to another great color challenge here at PMDC! I really don’t know how to explain this week’s combo, except maybe as Muted Awesomeness! This trio is just fabulous in so many ways! I don’t know where to even begin!Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-043) Color challenge runs 4/11/14 - 4/21/14. Play along with us at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #mydigitalstudio

 

Well, I guess we could start with some inspiration, huh?

Kris Kilcoyne - design team member at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge - for PMDC-043

Kris Kilcoyne

By Nicole Watt for Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-043); 4/11/14 - 4/21/14. Play at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc ; Another Thank You, Pleasant Poppies @NMWatt #pixelmaven #stampinup

Nicole Watt

Rules:

  1. This is primarily a digital design challenge, but we don’t discriminate, so if you’re more comfortable with traditional paper, or a hybrid design, we welcome that too! Design team members use Stampin’ Up! products including My Digital Studio software and Stampin’ Up! digital downloads, but you’re more than welcome to use your choice of design software and papercrafting stamps and elements.
  2. Use the challenge sketches or color palettes to create your choice of scrapbook pages, cards, tags… then upload them to the list (below).
  3. Note, that for sketch challenges the sketches will usually be displayed as 4.25×5.5, but you can scale those up to 8.5×11 8×8 or 12×12, etc.
  4. The only other rule is to have fun and stretch those creative muscles!

Submission specifics:

  • Submissions close at Midnight on the second MONDAY of a challenge period, giving you 11 days to create and submit your entry. This challenge will end at midnight on MONDAY, April 21st.
  • Enter as many times as you like.  When uploading with the Linky Lists tool, make sure you put your name in the caption/title area (last name not necessary), and provide an email address. Email addresses will not be published, but are sometimes used to notify challenge winners. In order to enter more than once, the URL needs to be unique, so link directly to the individual blog post, or individual picture if you’re using SplitCoast. If you have an open Facebook page (like a business page) you can use that URL, or you can even upload pictures to a PINTEREST board and link to the picture!
  • TWO design winners will be selected – both by the Design Team.
  • Winners will be notified via blog post the WEDNESDAY after the challenge closes.
  • Winners earn the right to display a custom Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge Badge and their designs will be uploaded to this Pinterest Board!
  • Add our players badge to your blog (grab the code over on the right), and don’t forget to tell all your friends to play along!

So, what are you waiting for? Time to Get Your Pixel… and Paper On!



Welcome to mid-week! Are you already starting to think about the weekend? I am for sure! Thanks to everyone who played along this week, and for those that *thought* about playing along….  ;)

Much like Kris and my design inspiration, our winners had two totally different takes on the sketch. I love that sketches can give a jumping-off point, but you don’t have to commit to them 100%. Even if you do follow them exactly, who’s to say you’ll use cardstock, or pictures, or something else to create the various sketch elements? It’s always a surprise! So, let’s see this week’s winners!

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By Beth Rush - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-042).

Beth R.

By Kerry Willard-Bray - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-042).

Kerry B.

Great stuff, huh? You can click on the images to go to our winner’s posts and leave a comment. Tell ‘em how much you love their stuff!

Winners – don’t forget to grab your badge from the sidebar!! And, we’ll see everyone on Friday for our new color challenge. We know you’re going to have fun with this interesting trio :D

Hi Peeps! Looks like we’ve reached the end of another week, which for me, couldn’t come fast enough!! Woo Hoo!!! We had some great designs last challenge. Wouldn’t it be great to see that many again this time? Maybe even more?? If you’ve been lurking, this is the perfect challenge to get you started with MDS. Of course, you can do a traditional paper design too… Let’s see the sketch:

Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-042) Color challenge runs 3/28/14 - 4/7/14. Play along with us at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #mydigitalstudio

Kris and I have completely different takes on the design. She opted for a scrapbook page (from her recent Costa Rica trip!), and I’ve got a flipped around ombre-style card.

Kris Kilcoyne - design team member at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge - for PMDC-042

Kris Kilcoyne

By Nicole Watt for Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-042); 3/28/14 - 4/7/14. Play at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc ; Dropping You A Line @NMWatt #pixelmaven #stampinup

Nicole Watt

Let’s not forget the rules!

Rules:

  1. This is primarily a digital design challenge, but we don’t discriminate, so if you’re more comfortable with traditional paper, or a hybrid design, we welcome that too! Design team members use Stampin’ Up! products including My Digital Studio software and Stampin’ Up! digital downloads, but you’re more than welcome to use your choice of design software and papercrafting stamps and elements.
  2. Use the challenge sketches or color palettes to create your choice of scrapbook pages, cards, tags… then upload them to the list (below).
  3. Note, that for sketch challenges the sketches will usually be displayed as 4.25×5.5, but you can scale those up to 8.5×11 8×8 or 12×12, etc.
  4. The only other rule is to have fun and stretch those creative muscles!

Submission specifics:

  • Submissions close at Midnight on the second MONDAY of a challenge period, giving you 11 days to create and submit your entry. This challenge will end at midnight on MONDAY, April 7th.
  • Enter as many times as you like.  When uploading with the Linky Lists tool, make sure you put your name in the caption/title area (last name not necessary), and provide an email address. Email addresses will not be published, but are sometimes used to notify challenge winners. In order to enter more than once, the URL needs to be unique, so link directly to the individual blog post, or individual picture if you’re using SplitCoast. If you have an open Facebook page (like a business page) you can use that URL, or you can even upload pictures to a PINTEREST board and link to the picture!
  • TWO design winners will be selected – both by the Design Team.
  • Winners will be notified via blog post the WEDNESDAY after the challenge closes.
  • Winners earn the right to display a custom Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge Badge and their designs will be uploaded to this Pinterest Board!
  • Add our players badge to your blog (grab the code over on the right), and don’t forget to tell all your friends to play along!

So, what are you waiting for? Time to Get Your Pixel… and Paper On!


Welcome to this week’s winner’s post! Kris and I were thrilled to see a handful of players this week. Though it makes it more difficult to pick a winner, we welcome the challenge because that means there’s more great stuff to pick from! WOo Hoo!! So, without further ado, let’s see who’s First Class this week!

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 By Michelle Quinno - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-041). @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Michelle Q.

 By Dawn Tidd - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-041). @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Dawn T.

Aren’t these designs just fabulous? Don’t forget to visit the winners and leave them a comment- you can also check out their post on the DigiChallenge Pinterest Board.  Winners, don’t forget to get your badge >>>

[On a loosely related topic, I have to say that this is one of my favorite color combos to date (thanks Kris!!) - and I just realized that it totally reminds me of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream - my FAVORITE flavor! LOL! Just thought I'd share. (feel free to send me some ice cream any time!)]

I hope to see you all back here on Friday for our next challenge – it’s a fresh new sketch just perfect for MDS beginners and seasoned stampers alike!

 

 

 

Woo Hoo!!! Friday, Friday, Friday is here!!! My good friend, and DT partner, Kris Kilcoyne is off to Costa Rica for a Yoga retreat – doesn’t that sound amazing? One of the things she did take care of before going was putting together her design for this week’s challenge – It’s one of her famous color combos, and I have to say, it truly is inspiring!

Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-041) Color challenge runs 3/14/14 - 3/24/14. Play along with us at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #mydigitalstudio

Isn’t it great? I’m hoping to see some masculine designs this week. Remember, they don’t have to be digital. Let’s take a look at our DT inspiration:

Kris Kilcoyne - design team member at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge - for PMDC-041

Kris Kilcoyne

By Nicole Watt for Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-041); 3/14/14 - 3/24/14. Play at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc ; Peachy Keen; Glimmer Paper @NMWatt #pixelmaven #stampinup

Nicole Watt

Rules:

  1. This is primarily a digital design challenge, but we don’t discriminate, so if you’re more comfortable with traditional paper, or a hybrid design, we welcome that too! Design team members use Stampin’ Up! products including My Digital Studio software and Stampin’ Up! digital downloads, but you’re more than welcome to use your choice of design software and papercrafting stamps and elements.
  2. Use the challenge sketches or color palettes to create your choice of scrapbook pages, cards, tags… then upload them to the list (below).
  3. Note, that for sketch challenges the sketches will usually be displayed as 4.25×5.5, but you can scale those up to 8.5×11 8×8 or 12×12, etc.
  4. The only other rule is to have fun and stretch those creative muscles!

Submission specifics:

  • Submissions close at Midnight on the second MONDAY of a challenge period, giving you 11 days to create and submit your entry. This challenge will end at midnight on MONDAY, March 24th.
  • Enter as many times as you like.  When uploading with the Linky Lists tool, make sure you put your name in the caption/title area (last name not necessary), and provide an email address. Email addresses will not be published, but are sometimes used to notify challenge winners. In order to enter more than once, the URL needs to be unique, so link directly to the individual blog post, or individual picture if you’re using SplitCoast. If you have an open Facebook page (like a business page) you can use that URL, or you can even upload pictures to a PINTEREST board and link to the picture!
  • TWO design winners will be selected – both by the Design Team.
  • Winners will be notified via blog post the WEDNESDAY after the challenge closes.
  • Winners earn the right to display a custom Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge Badge and their designs will be uploaded to this Pinterest Board!
  • Add our players badge to your blog (grab the code over on the right), and don’t forget to tell all your friends to play along!

So, what are you waiting for? Time to Get Your Pixel… and Paper On!


WOW! I can’t believe that it’s already been two weeks! What’s more, I can’t believe that this is the 40th challenge winners announcement! Our sincerest thanks to Deb and Beth for taking on this week’s challenge! Ladies, don’t forget to display our 1st Class badge proudly!

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By Deb Simonis - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-040). @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Deb S.

By Beth Rush - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-040). Retro Fresh DSP, Retro Fresh Embellishments; @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Beth R.

Don’t forget  – you can’t win if you don’t play! And, hey, we’re not just talking about winning the challenge, but winning over the fear of using MDS and becoming a Pixel Maven too! Kris and I will be back on Friday with a new COLOR challenge – we hope to see you then!

 

Another week over, another challenge awaits! Are you ready for a bit of a wacky sketch? We can’t wait to see what you do with it!

Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-040) Sketch challenge runs 2/28/14 - 3/10/14. Play along with us at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #mydigitalstudioOf course, you can flip and turn this design, or even expand it out to square for something like a scrapbook page. How about some inspiration to get you started?

Kris Kilcoyne - design team member at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge - for PMDC-040

Kris Kilcoyne

By Nicole Watt for Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-040); 2/28/14 - 3/10/14. Play at www.pmretreat.com/pmdc @NMWatt #pixelmaven #stampinup

Nicole Watt

Whether the elements are bold and prominent, or subdued and melt into the background, we want to see what you can do!

Rules:

  1. This is primarily a digital design challenge, but we don’t discriminate, so if you’re more comfortable with traditional paper, or a hybrid design, we welcome that too! Design team members use Stampin’ Up! products including My Digital Studio software and Stampin’ Up! digital downloads, but you’re more than welcome to use your choice of design software and papercrafting stamps and elements.
  2. Use the challenge sketches or color palettes to create your choice of scrapbook pages, cards, tags… then upload them to the list (below).
  3. Note, that for sketch challenges the sketches will usually be displayed as 4.25×5.5, but you can scale those up to 8.5×11 8×8 or 12×12, etc.
  4. The only other rule is to have fun and stretch those creative muscles!

Submission specifics:

  • Submissions close at Midnight on the second MONDAY of a challenge period, giving you 11 days to create and submit your entry. This challenge will end at midnight on MONDAY, March 10th.
  • Enter as many times as you like.  When uploading with the Linky Lists tool, make sure you put your name in the caption/title area (last name not necessary), and provide an email address. Email addresses will not be published, but are sometimes used to notify challenge winners. In order to enter more than once, the URL needs to be unique, so link directly to the individual blog post, or individual picture if you’re using SplitCoast. If you have an open Facebook page (like a business page) you can use that URL, or you can even upload pictures to a PINTEREST board and link to the picture!
  • TWO design winners will be selected – both by the Design Team.
  • Winners will be notified via blog post the WEDNESDAY after the challenge closes.
  • Winners earn the right to display a custom Pixel Maven’s DigiChallenge Badge and their designs will be uploaded to this Pinterest Board!
  • Add our players badge to your blog (grab the code over on the right), and don’t forget to tell all your friends to play along!

So, what are you waiting for? Time to Get Your Pixel… and Paper On!


I heard a lot of buzz the last few weeks that this week’s challenge was a great color combo (even though the word cantaloupe was misspelled in the challenge pic – whoops!). I hope that even if you didn’t play along and post here, that you were able to use the color combo in your own inspired way! So, speaking of winners – that’s what you’re all here for, so let’s get to it!

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By Michelle Quinno - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-039). Starburst Sayings, Starburst Framelits, Scallops TIEF; @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Michelle Q.

By Brian King - winner at Pixel Maven's DigiChallenge (PMDC-039). Hexagon Hive Thinlints, Simple Stems, , Perfect Pennants; @NMWatt #stampinup #pmretreat

Brian K.

Michelle and Brian, don’t forget to pick up your winner’s badge!

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again on Friday where we’ll have a new sketch challenge ready and waiting for you!!

 

 
 
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