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Thursday, June 15, 2017

MIUCB #2 Mid-Month Inspiration

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope you are enjoying this month's "Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping" challenge! Another thanks to everyone playing with us - we are really enjoying your entries! :D

We're back as promised with your mid-month inspiration!

Take a look at these pretties from Team B...


If you haven't already done so, be sure to visit our designers' blogs for full details on their DT inspiration projects and take a moment to let them know you love what you see - it would totally make their day! And leave us a comment when you link up... we love reading your comments!

As a reminder, you can enter up to five projects in our challenges! And be sure to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog, where you can enter up to five projects as well! We'd love to see you there! :)

And remember, this challenge will run all month long, ending at 6:00 PM EST on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Link up below for MIUCB #2 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping!    [If the LinkyTool disappears, please either leave your link in a comment below or stop back by later on... it should only be temporary! Thanks! :]

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Introducing Tina!

Hi everyone! I'm thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Please give a crafty shout-out to Tina! Her blog is Feisty Crafter and I know you're gonna love what you see! Tina will begin creating with us on July 1st!


Hi, I'm Tina DeMarche, the Domestic Engineer of my home of four boys. I homeschool my youngest son and enjoy learning with him. I started cross-stitching at age 6 and have loved keeping my hands busy ever since. Cooking is another one of my favorite things I like to do and it keeps my hungry boys happy. 

I took a calligraphy class in 2001 and we would make Christmas cards to swap amongst ourselves. Thus began my love for card making, but I really didn't get into stamping until years later. I guess I have been stamping for 9 years now, but over the last 5 I have started to collect stamps and they have taken over my crafting closet. I'm excited to be joining Leslie on another Design Team adventure :o) 

Let's start this next adventure....


Welcome aboard, Tina! I'm super stoked that you've joined this new team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, June 5, 2017

MIUCB #1 Winner & Top Picks!

Click HERE for our current challenge!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Anything Goes + Embossing" challenge! We had some amazing entries!

Drum roll, please...

The WINNER is...



And the TOP PICKS are...
(in no particular order)


CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER AND TOP PICKS! 
YOU'VE DONE AN AWESOME JOB! :D

You all have created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges page above to display on your blogs!


Don't forget our MIUCB #2 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us! AND... don't forget to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog - we'd love to see you there, too!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Thursday, June 1, 2017

MIUCB #2 - Anything Goes + Stamping!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in our debut "Anything Goes + Embossing" challenge that just ended! We absolutely loved seeing all your amazing creations! The design team has a tough job ahead of them but be sure to check back on the 5th of this month for our Winners and Top Picks!

Okay, are you ready?! Our theme this time is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping

Our challenges are always Anything Goes but we always offer an optional technique twist just to inspire you! It's up to you whether or not you play the twist! ;)
[If you opt to play our twist of stamping this month, please use rubber/clear stamps!]


The Mixed Up Girls have been busy creating some pretty amazing stuff to get your mojo going! Take a look at these projects from Team A...

Feel free to visit our designers' blogs for full details on their DT inspiration projects and take a moment or three to let them know you love what you see - it would totally make their day! And leave us a comment when you link up... we love reading your comments!

As a reminder, you can enter up to five projects in our challenges! And be sure to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog, where you can enter up to five projects as well! We'd love to see you there! :)

This challenge will run all month long, ending at 6:00 PM EST on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us! We'll be back on the 15th for your mid-month inspiration!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Link up below for MIUCB #2 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Stamping!    [If the LinkyTool disappears, please either leave your link in a comment below or stop back by later on... it should only be temporary! Thanks! :]

Monday, May 15, 2017

MIUCB #1 Mid-Month Inspiration

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope you are enjoying this month's "Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing" challenge! Another thanks to everyone playing with us - we are really enjoying your entries! :D

We're back as promised with your mid-month inspiration!

Take a look at these pretties from Team B...

If you haven't already done so, be sure to visit our designers' blogs for full details on their DT inspiration projects and take a moment to let them know you love what you see - it would totally make their day! And leave us a comment when you link up... we love reading your comments!

As a reminder, you can enter up to five projects in our challenges! And be sure to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog, where you can enter up to five projects as well! We'd love to see you there! :)

And remember, this challenge will run all month long, ending at 6:00 PM EST on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Link up below for MIUCB #1 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing!    [If the LinkyTool disappears, please either leave your link in a comment below or stop back by later on... it should only be temporary! Thanks! :]

Friday, May 5, 2017

Just For Fun Winner & Top Picks!

Click HERE for our current challenge!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Just For Fun" challenge! We had some amazing entries!

Drum roll, please...

The WINNER is...



And the TOP PICKS are...
(in no particular order)


CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER AND TOP PICKS! 
YOU'VE DONE AN AWESOME JOB! :D

You all have created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and Top Pick honors! Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges page above to display on your blogs!


Don't forget our MIUCB #1 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us! AND... don't forget to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog - we'd love to see you there, too!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Monday, May 1, 2017

MIUCB #1 - Anything Goes + Embossing

Hi everyone and welcome to our debut technique challenge at the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! I don't know about you all, but it seems like it has taken f.o.r.e.v.e.r. for this day to get here! We did have a "Just For Fun" challenge to make sure you all didn't get bored waiting for the real line-up to start, and a huge thanks to everyone who played with us! We absolutely loved seeing all your amazing creations! The design team has a tough job ahead of them but be sure to check back on the 5th of this month for our Winners and Top Picks!

Okay, are you ready?! Our theme this time is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing!

Our challenges are always Anything Goes but we always offer an optional technique twist just to inspire you! It's up to you whether or not you play the twist! ;)


The Mixed Up Girls have been busy creating some pretty amazing stuff to get your mojo going! Take a look at these projects from Team A...

Feel free to visit our designers' blogs for full details on their DT inspiration projects and take a moment or three to let them know you love what you see - it would totally make their day! And leave us a comment when you link up... we love reading your comments!

As a reminder, you can enter up to five projects in our challenges! And be sure to check out our sister blogs, Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog, where you can enter up to five projects as well! We'd love to see you there! :)

This challenge will run all month long, ending at 6:00 PM EST on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us! We'll be back on the 15th for your mid-month inspiration!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Link up below for MIUCB #1 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Embossing!    [If the LinkyTool disappears, please either leave your link in a comment below or stop back by later on... it's usually only temporary! Thanks! :]

Saturday, April 8, 2017

MIUCB Just For Fun challenge!

Hi everyone! We still have several weeks before our first 'official' challenge goes live on May 1st, so let's have a little fun while we're waiting...

with a 
Just For Fun challenge! 

For every 100 entries, one lucky participant will win a mystery prize!
As you know, we are a monthly technique challenge blog featuring various techniques on mixed media projects, altered art, and/or paper crafts- cards, tags, mini albums, ATCs, 3-D projects and scrapbook layouts!

Anyone can play in this challenge ... you can use any technique you want ... you can enter this challenge as many times as you want ... you can combine this challenge with as many other challenges as you want! 

The only thing I ask of you is to please share our badge and link to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog in your blog post so your crafty friends can come over and play too! 


This challenge will close on April 30th at 6:00 PM EST and the winner(s) will be announced on May 5th at 6:00 AM! Let's 'mix it up' and get this FUN started - can't wait to see what you create! 

Mixed up hugs,
Leslie


Link up below for MIUCB Just For Fun!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

DT Call is closed

The Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT Call is closed as of 10:00 AM EST on April 1st.

A sincere thanks to everyone who applied!

If you didn't make it on this new team this time, don't give up! Continue applying whenever you see a DT Call! Each and every one of you has major talent but unfortunately we could not take everyone! Thanks again!

Big hugs to all of you!
Leslie

Introducing Lisa-Marie!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Lisa-Marie! Her blog is Scrap | Paper | Scissors and I know you'll agree that her work is just amazing!


My late grandfather was a self taught artist and as such, taught me a lot of what I know now. I have always loved being creative and tried many different art forms - but it was scrapbooking that REALLY grabbed me in 2007. I've never looked back! I love photography too - so it's a great way to combine my two loves! I like my scrapbooking to tell a story, so the majority of my work will have a little 'history' to it. I'm a widowed, stay-at-home mom; and I do have an amazingly supportive life partner. They are both my world and I am building more and more memories with them to scrap! I love doing single page layouts and mixed media canvases; more recently, I've been bitten by the art journal bug and I am officially HOOKED! I'm looking forward to working on this team, alongside fellow talented artists! What a privilege it is for me to serve on this team and to, hopefully, serve as an inspiration!


Welcome aboard, Lisa-Marie! I'm super stoked that you've joined our team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, March 31, 2017

Introducing Mary!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Mary! Her blog is Ameera Crafts and I know you'll agree she has some serious talent!


I live in the UK and have been crafting for around 7 years. I don't really have a favourite craft, I just like to be busy and spend time playing around.
I love being a member of my Design Teams and I have made many friends from all over the world. I also own and run my own challenge blog which I love!
I love to craft and spend many hours watching videos on YouTube and other places learning new techniques, though I don't always put them to use.
I am afraid I am addicted to pretty papers and dies. I also like to colour and have a huge collection of digi, rubber & clear stamps.


Welcome aboard, Mary! I'm so happy you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Welcome Irena!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Irena! Her blog is Irena's Art and you're going to love what you see!


My name is Irena Stefanova.

I am a loved wife, a mother of 3 children and grandmother of a beautiful girl. I am living in a small town in North-East Bulgaria. I am a very happy woman, because I have the opportunity to do what I'm interested, what I love and what fits my values and my lifestyle. I have a volunteer's soul. 

I started with cards at the end of 2013. In the fall of 2014 I was hooked to mix media and since then it remains my preferred style. Actually It is difficult for me to define my style, because I want to try everything. The challenge to go outside of my comfort zone inspires me so much. I am a fearless and curious person. My favourite media are acrilic paints and modeling paste, but you may find that I love recycling, altered stuff, gelli printing and Art Journaling. 


Links to my social media & galleries: 


Welcome aboard, Irena! I'm extremely pleased you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Monday, March 27, 2017

Introducing Cindy!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Cindy! Her blog is In Love with PAPER and you'll be amazed at what you see!


My name is Cindy Messer and I live in TX with my wonderful husband of 15 years and my two, beautiful kids. I'm blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. Before becoming a mom I worked for JPMorgan as a staff accountant.

I've been crafting in one form or another since I was little. My mom taught me to sew, crochet, embroider and counted cross stitch. My true love has got to be paper crafting though. I was invited to a friend's Stampin' Up party about 20 years ago and that is where my love of paper crafts began. I love to make cards, mini albums and home decor projects.

I'm super excited to be joining The Mix It Up challenge design team. You can visit my blog athttp://inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/

Crafty hugs,
Cindy


Welcome aboard, Cindy! So very glad you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Introducing Ina!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Ina! Her blog is Little Bits of Craft and you're going to fall in love!


My name is Ina and I live in Sunny Queensland Australia.
I have been crafting for a several years now and 
and have made many new friends in Blog Land. 
There are so many products to entice us so there 
is always something new to try our hand at.
I have become a big fan of Mixed Media of late and love getting my fingers inked 
in the process. I love working with stamps dies and stencils.
Always fun to try new techniques which sometimes are challenging
and so rewarding to see the end results.
I am so excited to be chosen as part of the Design Team for the
Mix It Up Challenge Blog and look forward to
playing along with the Mix It Up Girls and inspiring members
to participate in this new Blog.
Thank You Leslie.


Welcome aboard, Ina! I'm so happy that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Welcome Sherry!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Sherry! Her blog is Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads and I know you'll find her work to be amazing!


I'm Sherry, I was born in Kentucky and moved to Washington. I am married, I have three children and four grandchildren. I have enjoyed all types of arts and crafts ever since I can remember. Painting, needlework, scrapbooking, crocheting, cross-stitch, drawing and coloring - paper and pixels. When my children where little I enjoyed creating cards with a computer program, now I really enjoy making cards by hand. I am so very excited to be a part of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog Design Team! 


Welcome aboard, Sherry! I'm super stoked that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Welcome Joelle!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Joelle! Her new blog that she recently started is Fancyfull Art, however, you can see past projects at Capture Each Moment - I know you'll really like what you see!


Hi everyone, my name is Joelle Hancox and I am so happy to be one of the Mixed Up Girls! I live in Northern Ontario, Canada, with my beautiful teenage daughter. I have been crafting in various forms all my life, I discovered scrapbooking back in 2010 and have enjoyed layouts, cards, mixed media and most recently acrylic paintings. I am not completely new to Design teams, a few years ago I spent a couple of terms as a Heartfelt Creations designer, I love sharing my work and tips and tricks that I learn along the way! My style tends to lean more toward shabby chic and grunge depending on my mood. I work full time and love to spend my down time playing with paint and pretty papers. I have always found challenge blogs to be a great way to kick start inspiration so I look forward to seeing all that gets created here!


Welcome aboard, Joelle! I'm really happy that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Welcome Cheryl!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Cheryl! Her blog is Ideas For Cardmaking and you're really going to love her style!


G'day from Melbourne, Australia! 

I am a very creative person who is passionate about papercrafts. I love creating mixed media items, and to date I've dabbled in art journaling and canvases, as well as journal covers. Recently I made my first ever mini-album. 

My main craft is cardmaking, and on average, make anywhere from 20 to 40 cards per month as I supply a flower shop and gift shop. (Even though it sounds like a job, it's not. It's more like stress therapy!) 

In between all of that, I write romantic suspense novels with three published, and more on the way. 

I have been married to my husband Alan, for 42 years. We have two adult children, and six grandchildren. 

Ours is a multi-generational household, as well as having two cats and an almost two year old attention-seeking puppy. 

I am looking forward to playing along.


Welcome aboard, Cheryl! I'm ecstatic that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Introducing Kathy!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Kathy! Her blog is Create.365Coach and I know you'll love her work!


Hello! I hail from south central Pennsylvania where I've lived all my life & have been married for over 25 years to my high school sweetheart. I am momma to two terrific young adults who no longer live at home, but we do share our lives with many fur babies of all shapes and sizes (15 at current count)...the smallest being a Roborovski Dwarf hamster (since I participate in small animal/pocket pet rescue, more than half of the fur babies reside in my "rodent room", lol) and the largest being a 12 year old Chocolate lab. I am primarily a rubber stamper and card maker...I've enjoyed paper crafting for over 20 years now and it just never gets old! I am in my happy place when I sit down at my stamping desk to create. I can't wait to get started creating and sharing with you all here.


Welcome aboard, Kathy! I'm happy that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Introducing Niki!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to introduce another new member of the Mix It Up Challenge Blog DT! Say hello to Niki! Her blog is Pawsitively Creative and I know you'll agree she's got some talent!


Hello there y'all! I am a Southern girl (but not a Southern Belle) that loves any and all animals. I have been a Veterinary Technician for over 14 years and my fur babies are my heart, my DH is on that list as well but he is my heart and soul. Awwww! I love being able to help any and all animals (even the slimy ones) stay healthy and live long, amazing lives. 

My go to for my art is anything mixed media but my absolute favorite is making mini top hats. I try to dabble in everything and not stick to one technique or style. I am very excited to be on this new DT and can't wait to see what y'all create! Hugz and Carpe Diem!


Welcome aboard, Niki! I'm super stoked that you've joined the team and look forward to 'mixing it up!'

Hugs,
Leslie

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Mix It Up Challenge Blog

Hi everyone! Mix It Up Challenge Blog is a new technique challenge blog featuring various techniques on mixed media projects, altered art, and paper crafts such as cards, tags, mini albums, ATCs, 3-D projects and scrapbook layouts! We're the sister blog to Love To Scrap Challenge Blog and Love To Craft Challenge Blog! A lot of challenge blogs have closed down over the past few months, so we're doing our part to bring some fun back into the blogging world with a new challenge every month! All challenges will be Anything Goes with an optional technique twist that you can play or not - it's entirely up to you!

Our challenges will go live at 6:00 AM EST on the 1st day of every month and run until 6:00 PM EST on the last day of the month. Winners and Top Picks will be chosen by our design team and announced on the 5th of the month following the close of each challenge.

You may enter our challenges up to five times (as long as each project is different) and you may combine our challenges with as many other challenges as you'd like! The more the merrier! :)

We do not solicit sponsorship so there are no prizes. We play for 'Winner' and 'Top Pick' badges. There may occasionally be a goody bag of craft supplies thrown in by the blog owner or some blog candy scattered for a lucky winner!

Our first challenge will go live on May 1st! Be sure to follow us so you don't miss out on anything! And we'd love it if you'd help spread the crafty love by sharing our badge on your blog! :D


Looking forward to seeing you all! Can't wait to see what you create!

Mixed up hugs,
Leslie