Monday, January 4, 2010

Magical, Magnificent, Marvelous MONDAY MANIA!

Read all the way to the end for the chance to win some yummy candy!

I am SUPER excited to be the first challenge hostess for the brand new Club Anya & Friends Monday Mania challenge! This week-long contest has a theme, of course, and the theme is....
Monochromatic Monday.... or One-Color Wonder! As of today, we can now use Anya's, Wild Sprouts, Hope and Grace, or the new Oliver and Amelia line that comes out in March (but that I got a chance to purchase on New Year's Day, so you will see some cards made with them VERY soon!) in our challenge submissions. Please visit CA&F for the deets and to play along! Here is my card for the challenge, I chose the color purple and used digi image Dressy Ebony:

Now what's funny about this is that when Jess contacted me about being hostess, I was sooooo excited that I COMPLETELY forgot about the fact that I was supposed to be using an Anya image since it was Club ANYA I was doing this for! They had not yet announced the "& Friends" part at the time. I'm just so in love with The Greeting Farm's images, and was so excited about the opportunity to hostess, that I wasn't even thinking. Jess was such a sweetheart, she felt so bad that she had to tell me to make a new one.... but I relish any excuse to play with my stamps, so I didn't mind one bit! AND she told me about the fact that Club Anya was going to now be Club Anya and Friends, and that I could use a Wild Sprout or Hope/Grace image if I wanted to! I was thrilled to have a chance to show off one of the first non-Anya projects on the brand new CA&F! So anyway, here is the card I actually made first, using digi image Summer Fairy:

Both cards use Stampin' Up! papers and inks, in WW, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum. I used purple glitter, ribbon, and gemstone brads. The fairy card also has Crystal Effects on the flower, with some glitter sprinkled in.

Then, just because I wanted to see how tough the challenge would be using another color, I decided to make a card with pinks, this one uses '80's Anya:

Now for some candy... leave a comment on this post AND become a follower of my blog by Sunday, January 10, 5:00 p.m., and I will choose 2 winners who will receive any one digi image from The Greeting Farm of their choice. Winners will be posted Monday morning, January 11.

**UPDATE** Please remember that if you are commenting or following as "anonymous", I have no way to know who you are, so you cannot win. Please make sure you have a user name and a way for me to know who you are and contact you if you want a chance to win. Thanks! :)

Have a great week - peace.


  1. Congrats Jenn on hosting the challenge. I have a few of these babies so I might just find time to play. I love your cards, really like the pink one.

  2. These are all very sweet.I will be trying this for TGF Chal'.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have commented and am now a follower of your lovely blog.

  4. Ooooo Jenn just loving these cards the colours look fabulous and so effective the images as always are stunning but I must say those fairies are awesome I have used them quite a bit in the 12 days of Christmas challenge thank you for the chance to win some candy.

    Lorraine x

  5. Wow you make monochromatic look good. Love all your cards...of course I love the pink one but only because I love pink *LOL* Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Very cool, Jenn! Nice work! Congrats and thanks for the link to your blog. I'm totally a follower now...

  7. Just a gorgeous line up of cards, Jenn! I am so excited for you to be our first hostess and THANK YOU for the beautiful creation you submitted! Can't wait to see who wins!

  8. Jenn, these cards are super fun. Love your use of colors. What a fun way to start the year!!:)

  9. Hi Jenn, what a great job you have done with all these cards - just gorgeous.

    Thanks also for the chance to enter your blog candy.

    Karen x

  10. Hey Jenn!

    Your cards are absolutely adorable!!!! I don't get to follow your blog often, but when I do, it's always a treat.

    {{{Big Hugs}}}

  11. Congrats on hosting!! I'll have to give this a try. I only own Twinkletots so I guess that means I'm going to have to pick up an Anya:-)

    Thanks for the invite to your blog and commenting on mine!! Blessings and Hugs!

  12. Fabulous challenge, Jenn! I hope to play along this week!

  13. Congrats Jenn! Love the monochromatic theme, it's just going to be hard to pick a color! lol!!! I love your sample cards.. very pretty and love the glitter and subtle shine on the fairy card.

  14. all of your cards are absolutely adorable! I love the flower in the child's hair--cute!

    Purrs & Kisses,
    Kristal of Digi Kitty
    Digi stamps, challenges, & fun

  15. Great job on the challenge. Love your monochromatic take!
    Well Done.
    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

  16. Cute cards! Tough challenge, I may have to try this one ;) Thanks for the chance at winning some candy!

  17. Love your cards - This purple DSP has got to be one of my favorites.

    I think the purple hair is fantastic. Also, wanted to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.

  18. Congatulation for hosting the challenge, I loved to play along!
    Your sample cards are just awesome - especially I love that fairy one with all the sparkle! :)