Bugaboo Crafty Challenge No. 6

 

It’s time for a new Bugaboo Crafty Challenge…  Are you ready for some fun new DT projects?  The ladies have been busy again and yeah…. I’m still running behind  * rolleyes lol.  Mine will be up later today for anyone interested.

Lots of fun entries again last challenge, thank you to everyone who entered… random.org has picked a winner and that winner is……DRUM ROLL pullease…

Congratulations Kim S.   please email me  to claim.

Ok now onto the fun new DT projects, please drop by the ladies blogs and show them some love again this month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t wait to see  some more fab Bugaboo Projects… so get cracking, let’s see what you got.  If you don’t have any Bugaboo stamps yet.. go grab this weeks freebie and join in.

Big thank you to our Sponsor Bugaboo Stamps.

Here are the rules.

 

  • Must feature a Bugaboo Stamps image as the main image of the project.
  • You can  make any type of craft project as long as it falls within the guidelines of Bugaboo Stamps TOU ( Terms Of Use –  see site for details if unsure )
  • You must link back to the Bugaboo Image you used in your blog post, as well as to this blog challenge.
  • You have till the end of the following challenge to claim your prize ( 14th of each month ).  Unclaimed prizes will  be re-picked on the 15th, and a new winner notified.  ie : you win January..  winners picked on  Feb 15th…must claim by March 14th… if no one claims new winner drawn March 15th… NO EXCEPTIONS. winner’s will be posted on the blog, please be sure to subscribe for updates, or check back to see the winners.
  • Limit of 3 entries per person, can be entered in unlimited other challenges.
  • Prize: 4 single image digital stamps from the  bugaboostamps collection
  • Winner will be randomly selected, unless otherwise noted
  • I reserve the right to modify the rules as necessary at any point in the future.
  • Last, but not least… HAVE FUN !!!  that’s what it’s all about.. right?


Crafty Awesomeness Challenge March 2017 Winner

First off a huge thank you to Sasyaki Glitter who sponsored the March Crafty Awesomeness Challenge .. we had so much fun with your images Naz 🙂  looking forward to the next one.

Be sure to swing by the Sasayaki Glitter Blog and check out the challenge there too..

Ok..sooo the Winner of the Sasayaki Glitter prize picked by Random.org is NUMBER 7. I am extending the claim time till April 30th due to the lateness of this announcement.

Congratulations Dorothy S.
Prize:  1 (non-coloured) digi of the winners choice from the Sasayaki  Glitter Store

Please  contact me  via email  <<click here   to claim your prize.

 

Subscriber Random Giveaway… Winner Alert!

I mentioned at the end of last year I’d be doing some random giveaways just for  blog subscribers..and here is the first one.. Woot hoo…  Up for grabs was a $20 AUS gift cert to Kit & Clowder.

So if you always wanted to take a class and weren’t sure….or you were saving up for a class… or you had no idea these even existed but always wanted to learn to color….guess what  *****edit 03/4 NOT CLAIMED, prize will roll over for another random subscriber draw  in the near future.  Please be sure to check your subscription emails ladies and gents .. 

Now you can !!! because you are the lucky winner of the first random blog subscriber giveaway.

If you are not familiar with Alyce Keegan & the Kit & Clowder classes already, you can check out the huge Facebook Group, or click on the image below to visit the main site.

Email me  @   craftingcircle.com <<click the link or hover for full address from the account you are subscribed with to claim your voucher !  You have till  March 3rd to claim

Hopefully you are all paying attention to the blog emails..as these subscriber giveaways are not posted on social media.. only on the blog and  via the subscription alerts.  This is just my way of saying thank you to those of you who follow the blog and is separate from the regular giveaways.

February 2017 Crafty Awesomeness Challenge

What fab entries we had last month; so many wonderful projects, thank you to everyone who joined in.  And of course a huge big Thank You to our January sponsor, KennyK Stamps.  Of course you all want to know…. who won the Digis.. right?

The Winner, chosen by random.org who gets their choice of 3 digis from the KennyK Stamps Store is…..
EDIT ***UNCLAIMED  –  New winner will be announced in March challenge post***

Talking of joining in… we have a new DT, please welcome Ms Merrie Jones who will be joining us for this Crafty Awesomeness Challenge and also our Bugaboo Crafty Challenge. As always we also have the usual crew….NanaDonna, DeeScraps and yours truly, MsWipz.

Our sponsor this month is Cute As A Button

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Digital Stamps Store

Cute As A Button Facebook Group

“Cute As A Button Challenge”

 

and here are our fun makes with this months DT image picks.  Please hop over and check out the projects and leave some love for the girls .. and me … I want to be loved….I’m cute AND adorable.. my husband says so …

OK, ok so maybe adorable is pushing it a bit.. but heh… every family needs a black sheep… right  🙂  BAAAAAaaa

Merrie

NanaDonna

DeeScraps

MsWipz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIZE We will have  One random winner  who will receive 3 digital downloads from CAAB


Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • **UPDATED – Winners must claim by the 15th of the month.  These posts are shared  on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

November Crafty Awesomeness Random winner Repick and Bonus digis winner

Ok, craziness abounds ..so I shall make this a quickie post….  WINNERS WINNERS WINNERS
The November challenge Random win was not claimed..so we have a new random winner.

and that is !!!!!

NanaConnie  with #30

and since the winner did not use a Bugaboo stamps image..as per the  previous challenge info.. we have a  separate winner  chosen from those who did.

and that is Marieke  with this fun Bugaboo stamp

Please email me within  48 hours  to claim your prizes 🙂

Subscriber flash giveaway news…

newsflashJust a heads up…. there will be some Blog Subscriber Flash Giveaways coming up… so if you aren’t already a subscriber….Now is the time to make sure you  sign up for alerts on new posts.  They will just be random quickie little giveaways, so be sure and keep tabs on your email so you don’t miss out.. You won’t see these posted on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.

A random winner will be picked from the Subscriber list.. some of them may not even be announced beforehand….some may be hidden in blog posts…. so you never know..it could be you..and it could be.. anything….. digital images, physical product… gift certs.. who knows how the wind blows!

If you aren’t a current subscriber when the winner is picked… you won’t be eligible even if you commented on the post ..so make sure you stay current.

November 2016 “Crafty Awesomeness” Prize Challenge & October Winner

crafty_awesomeWelcome to another Crafty Awesomeness Challenge… let’s jump straight in with the winner for  the October Challenge…  the winner of a Sasayaki Glitter image is….

33. Dorothy: S

Congratulations Dorothy, please email me to claim your prize. Big thank you to Naz from Sasayaki Glitter for  being our October Sponsor and  for providing the fab images for the DT team last month.. we had a lot of fun with those.

This month our sponsor is Bugaboo Stamps…. who have very kindly offered up a fab prize for one lucky winner.

PRIZE:

This month our random winner will  get 7 ..yes SEVEN  digital stamps from the Bugaboo store.  AND … if the  winner  used a Bugaboo stamp as the main image on their project, I will personally throw in another 3 stamps.  It is afterall.. time to be Thank full… right? …so this is my way of thanking you all for taking part. 

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HOWEVER.. if the random winner didn’t use a Bugaboo stamp .. My girls and I will pick a (one) winner from all entries using a bugaboo stamp  this month and they will get the extra 3 stamps instead.

And so here we are,  right in the middle of some fab holidays.. Halloween just came and went and just around the corner Thanksgiving and then Christmas..are you all ready to gain a few pounds ??… I know I am.

One thing I have never been able to give up is a good old British Christmas dinner, luckily hubby loves Yorkshire Pudding and gravy and all that goodness too.  Although I can’t seem to convince him that roast potatoes are frickin awesome lol. I do try and incorporate  a few of the dishes he is used to as well… like sweet potatoes and green bean casserole.

Since his job means we rarely get Thanksgiving as a family.. we tend to make the most of Christmas dinner.  And  that means TURKEY !!!  Well it does now we stopped going to the big family get togethers haha .. oh the sacrafice!

So of course  the DT projects have to be  Holiday inspired.. so  enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules:

  • Max 3 entries per person
  • No limit on how many challenges you enter project in
  • Must be a colored piece featuring some kind of image, rubber, clear, digital stamps.. hand drawn..whatever. Does NOT have to be a card.
  • No artist restrictions.. but we’d love it if you were using a sponsor image
  • Please watermark your images before linking, but if you choose not to… that is your choice.
  • Project must have been made/posted on your blog within the last 7 days prior to the start date of the challenge.
  • If you do not have a blog, you can still enter… but please do not post  your projects anywhere that requires registration to view, or comment.
  • Most importantly..you must have FUN while you craft…totally unenforcible rule… but heh.
  • Winners will have 48 hours to claim after their name is announced on the blog, facebook, google+ and twitter feeds.  Please make sure you are subscribed to at least one of these so you don’t miss your chance to claim.
  • No porn, violence etc … do I really even have to say that ??
  • All submissions will require approval before going live,  if I am awake and at home… that won’t take long usually.

 


3/4 fold Christmas card

Really quick n simple 3/4 fold card that could be used for a variety of things….money card, gift card holder, or a fun 3/4 fold Christmas card… with matching envelope.

Image was printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific Index card, colored with my usual mix of Chameleon, Zig Kurecolor  and some Ranger Distress Markers…with a touch of Wink of Stella for some glam.
pixie_dust_wmdThe inside of the card was then lined with a glitter card stock.. nothing fancy, just dollar store card .. but it gives a  touch of glam and glitz to the card and strengthens the design for mailing if necessary.  The 3/4 edge was punched with a Martha Stewart Punch by the name of Aspen.  a co-ordinating strip was added to a matching envelope along with some matching snowflakes.

This image is a Scrapper’s Delights Image “Winter Elf Digi

I really like the Tim Holtz “Tumbled Glass”  pen for ice and snow effects and for adding a touch of color and shading to white fabrics etc. on images.

To turn it into a cash/gift card/ticket holder etc.. simply  glue/tape down the top and bottom edges of the 3/4 fold…and Voila…. insta pocket.

Supplies:

 

This is my Mid Month Inspiration Project over at Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog…. be sure to drop by and check out the DT projects…  and if you have a good eye for detail, you might even be able to pick up a free digi.

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cardsgalorechallenges.

worldwideopendesignteamchallenge

thepapernestdollschallenge

12monthsofchristmaslinkup

Stamping and coloring on Plaster of Paris

Yup…I went and done it again lol

went off on another one of my crazy little adventures in crafting.. so who’s along for the ride… All ABOARD !!!

SO.. long story short, one of the girls on one of the Facebook coloring/cardmaking groups I am in.. shared a post about another Facebook Group and this crazy worldwide thing they got going on.  It was late, I was between projects and being as the giveaways ended ..I figured it was hookey time for me..  so I went off to read the article she was a featured artists in and ended up checking out this group.

It’s called Art Abandonment…. some of you may have heard about it already on my Facebook page and wall…  some of you may not.

So anywho.. I decided me and the lil guy just had to get involved in this and so I signed up…. I needed a project that was  cheap, preferably with materials I already have and something both of us could do together..and maybe even get hubby in on  it.  He’s not  the crafty type… but he will try and join in when we ask lol.

The group are fantastic….I wasn’t sure if this was even an idea that would fly as abandoned art.. but they were all totally supportive. So here we are.. and I have yet another crazy project idea to share.

The first batch of abandoned art  me and the lil guy will be doing is these………….. I don’t have a technical term for it.. so call it what you will.  I’m just going to call it “stamped PoP rounds”

Ok so if you follow the blog at all you will remember I picked up some Stazon Ink pads to use on my acetate a week or so ago…. so.. for the record that is also the ink I am using on these projects to stamp with.

The Blank rounds are made with Plaster of Paris, I find craft stores charge too much for too little… so I always try and grab mine at the local DIY store because when I get stuck into projects like this… I’m gonna make a lot.   I actually had  virtually untouched and an unopened bag sitting around already from other project ideas…. so I was sorted.   A 25 lb bag will set you back about $15 at Lowes or Home Depot.

Pop

Mixing instructions come on the pack … but I’m not one to A follow instructions B wait patiently… so I tend to mix mine up a bit thicker and  that speeds up dry time..  that also drops the time you have to shake it around and get air bubbles out and make it nice and smooth… so if you are a newb at this ..try their ratios and don’t mix too much at a time.  The time you save with a thicker mix will be  doubled when you have to start sanding the back flat because you didn’t get it  leveled in time.

 

Ok molds… molds molds.. you can get sooo many molds for  plaster of paris  silicon, rubber, plastic… just depends on what you are doing and how many times it will need to be reused. For this project,  you don’t need anything fancy.. just a simple  shallow shape round square whatever you have handy…  just make sure whatever you use if you are recycling…. that it has some flexibility to it.  You can get items out of rigid molds EVENTUALLY lol…  but if you are new to this and just want to craft and have fun… don’t do it lol.

shaker 1

 

For this particular project, I just happen to have some shaker windows that I won’t sell because they have some imperfections…  nothing major and nothing that will affect this project.. but still.

..So I keep those in my stash for blog projects and other craziness where tiny blemishes aren’t a big deal for me.  These are 3 inch diameter and 1/4 inch deep.  I have a few other shapes and sizes and depths.. but have’t tried them yet.  Obviously these won’t handle mass production… but I have already reused  the set I put aside for this 4 or so times… no problems at all.

 

 

 

 

 

testpiece

 

 

The first one I did as a tester… was just a random stamped floral pattern…   nothing spectacular.. and to be fair the PoP wasn’t even really dry  yet…. it was dry enough to stamp and color on.. but still holding a lot of moisture. As we will discover.. that does make a difference LOL

 

 

 

 


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This one … is a mixed media.. the red and blue are Crayola inks that came with the blank markers I picked up in a Crayola Marker Maker kit on Clearance at Walmart …and usually use as blender pens.

The  Eagle is colored with a fine brush and Ranger Adironack Ink.

As is this sunflower PoP round below….  this was  colored with Adironack Inks and a fine brush.

sunflower_wmd

 

cover_up

 

 

 

Foobahhed!  (messed up)… cover up with Stazon base and then stamped a few ghostly images in White Stazon, dropped blue and purple Adirondack on background and over stamped a last time with White Stazon while still wet

 

 

wax_crayon

 

 

 

 

Wax crayon heat bonded with embossing heat tool…polished with scrap paper to lift off excess

 

 

 

 


pencil

 

 

Cheap $8 pencils from Walmart blended with Isopropyl alcohol in a marker pen

 

 

 

 

pooch

 

 

Adironack Inks and a fine brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

mono

 

 

 

 

Adironack inks in a blender pen with a touhc of Ranger distress ink pen

 

 

 

 

Pebeo

 

 

 

 

Pebeo Porcelaine 150 glass paints. ( original version  ) Now renamed and with new colors, but available at Michaels.

 

 

 

 

 

And this is the results after spraying with Modge Podge Acrylic Matte sealer ( except the wax and Pebeo versions )

Conclusion…

Adironack inks fade to a much gentler color.. but still really nice results. In some cases the color change was quite remarkable..not just a fade ….but a total color change.  Most noticeable on the Hello floral and  the text on the pooch.

Pebeo glass paints retain vibrancy and is probably the most durable of all the techniques. Water based so can be watered down to make painting easier, specially if they are old like mine and a bit thick. << the paints.. not me lol.

Pencil is  harder to apply, but  gives a soft color

Stazon is great to do a cover up if you mess up the original stamping and can give a vintage Goth look with some fun color effects when mixed with  inks. Be warned, when sealed the inks will bleed into the white Stazon.. but it looked cool LOL ..and you could easily spray THEN apply the white design and  the spray a second coat.

Wax Crayon –  very  strong coverage and depth of color… but not as durable since it has no top coat.  Great if it won’t be handled much…and def a cheap fun  project for the youngsters, obviously with adult supervision since you are using heat tools.

Crayola markers... great  way to do this project on a budget,  or with kids, but make sure your base blank is fully dry and expect some soft bleeding and color absorption when sealed.

Alcohol based markers  same as with the Adironack inks.. a softer more subtle color after a day or so….sealer will brighten them up quite some… but not to the original color depth.

Now I can’t say at this point whether residual moisture in the blanks is partly to  blame for some of the color shifts etc… or whether they would still react this way if fully dried and  a few weeks old…  I guess we will find out 🙂   but all in all even the  Crayola marker one which was very “new” and had a lot of moisture… still shifted into something kinda cool.  But I am guessing that if I had waited a day or so and done it, the shift wouldn’t be quite so dramatic… and if I hadn’t of already sealed it I could have done a second coat to  make it much like the original image before it absorbed the inks.
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Now that is a lot of information and still doesn’t really cover everything..so please feel free to ask questions based on specific need to knows and I will do my best to answer them 🙂 But at the end of the day… the best way is to jump in and try it with whatever media you have at hand or want to try.   We all have different tastes, budgets and requirements ..sky’s the limit !!!

so .. Comment away and feel free to share your results  if and when you try this 🙂

 

 


I will be compensated for purchases made using affilaite links on this page

And the Spotlight Series Giveaway winners are…….

winnersOk… here is the list you have all been waiting for…. first off congrats to all of the winners…. and commiserations to those of you that didn’t win THIS TIME.

There are still more chances to win ..I still have a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens and a Set of Ocean themed Gina Marie dies up for grabs…. so be sure to enter those if you haven’t already done so.  If you aren’t already subscribed to the blog, or a follower on Facebook… you may miss out on future giveaways.

Oh and you missed out on THIS too….  I decided to have a random Subscriber pull for the heck of it..sooo… just for fun and to say thank you I wanted to pull a subscriber and invite them to  show off their crafting skills….AND …. answer the Spotlight Questions we just saw all of the guests complete.  I had to laugh when I saw who Random.org pulled for this one…I love this lady, both as a crafter and a person-ality…and boy does she have personality.   I can’t think of anyone who is more perfectly suited to this that YOU….. Shannon Abblitt.  

Now the question is …. Will you do it? will you be our first Crafter Spotlight Guest?  I will email you later today when I send out all the winner emails for the giveaways…I hope you say yes  🙂

Anywho.. bring on the winners !!!!!

Winners were picked using the Random.org widget

Emails will go out later today ( about 12 hours from now ) and you have 48 hours from when I send them to respond and claim your prize and then your claim will be forwarded to the sponsor for prize delivery…. so consider this a head start because I got through picking/verifying winners faster than I anticipated.

A Huge Thank you to all of the spotlight guests who took part in this fun series and to any future Spotlight Guests who want to join in and keep the series going….  bust me a message on Facebook  🙂

Big, BIG  Thank you to: 

Crafting Ability / Ziggyboard

 Chameleon Pens

NanaDonna

for sponsoring prizes.

****Unclaimed Prizes will be repicked with random.org****

ALL PRIZES ARE NOW CLAIMED!!!!

Spotlight Series Day 1: Amanda Byron – Faery Ink – $25 Gift Cert. to Faery Ink

WINNER: Shannon Abblitt  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 2: Janice – Scrapper’s Delights – $15  Store Gift Voucher

WINNER: Heather B  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 3 – KennyK Stamps 3 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Heather Brow  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 4 – Carol Clarke, CUP Designer  £15/ $20 CUP Gift Voucher

WINNER: Tee Hall ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 5 – Betty, Simply B Stamps  a $10 Gift Cert

WINNER:  #1  DEE ** CLAIMED**
WINNER:  #2  2nd Chance Drawing winner Victoria Rowson 
 ** CLAIMED**
WINNER:  #3 2nd Chance Drawing winner Kemly Sc 
** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 6 – Heidi, 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamps  6 month Stamp Club Subscription

WINNER: Dee ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 7 – Rick St dennis MFA – Original piece of artwork

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 8 – Gina Marie Designs – $20 Gift Cert

WINNER: ****2nd Chance Winner – Joyce  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 9, Lisa- Bloobel Stamps  Small Mystery Paper Craft pack

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 10, Samantha – My Little Paper World  Small Mystery Paper Craft pack

WINNER:  ****2nd Chance Winner – shartl  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 11, Naz- Sasayaki Glitter 3 stamps of winners choice

WINNER: Jenn ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 12, Jodie -BugabooStamps  $30 gift certificate

WINNER: Lucy Gregg  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 13, Julia Spiri – Stamps By Julia Spiri 2 image of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 14, Conie Fong – Conie Fong Art

 

50% coupon off entire store

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner JaneyG ** CLAIMED**

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$10 gift certificate

WINNER: Kate  ** CLAIMED**

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1 digital stamp  of their choice.

WINNER: KT Fit Kitty  ** CLAIMED**
WINNER: Nicky  ** CLAIMED**
WINNER: Victoria Rowson ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 15, Francesca -Cute As A Button 2 free digis, 1 clear rubber stamp & craft goodies.

WINNER: Linda Tagg ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 16, Rae – CUP Designer  Cut File  of choice

WINNER: MichelleVata  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 17, Andrea – SheepSki Designs 3 Digis of winners choice

WINNER: Donna M Cervantez ** CLAIMED**

 

 Spotlight Series Day 18, Nikky – Polkadoodles  3 digital stamps of winners choice

WINNER: Nicola Gold ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 19, Nikki – Limited Run Stamps $10 Store Gift Cert

WINNER: Linda Tagg  ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 20, Sherri- My Besties  signed Coloring Book

WINNER: Farrow Mascoe ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 21, Amy – Chomas Creations Mystery Craft Kit Box

WINNER: thealteredpaper ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 22, Michelle- Pink and Main $15 Store Credit

WINNER: Erica Bruton ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 23, Bennett Klein –  Prima Say it in Crystals Border Mega Pack

WINNER: shartl ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 24 –  Alyce, Kit and Clowder $15 gift Certificate to Kit & Clowder

WINNER: Lucy Gregg ** CLAIMED**

 

 Spotlight Series Day 25 – Christine, Penny Blossom 6 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Geesje Boutkan ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 26, Me, Myself & I  Shaker Windows and game card accessories

WINNER: 2nd Chance Drawing Winner Maranda M. 
** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 27 – Sarah, StarStampz 2 digis of winners choice

WINNER: Dee ** CLAIMED**

 

Spotlight Series Day 28 , Marcella – Power Poppy $20 gift code

WINNER:  2nd Chance Drawing Winner Holly Stahly ** CLAIMED**

 

 

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