As you probably already know, you still have almost a week left to get your new entries in for our "Christmas in July" Challenge #65. We try to have this challenge every year to help you get an early start on your Christmas cards and gifts. . . . .
And now, here goes with even. . .
DIANE [sorry for the poor photography]
We think these are stunning inspirations for you and look forward to even more  entries in our Christmas Challenge.
Congratulations Zora, Joyce & Janis! Your creations are just wonderful & very deserving of being our winners! Please display our Simply Create Too Design Team Favorites Winner's Badge for Challenge #64 - "Your Sentiment is the Highlight" on each of your blogs:
Thank you for your support by entering our challenges!
Simply Create Too Challenge #65 - "CHRISTMAS IN JULY" starts now, 4 jULY
Ends at midnight [CDT US] 17July
Happy 4th of July, blog world! Here in the United States it's our country's Independence Day celebration--to everyone else it's 'Happy Because It's Almost The Weekend' celebration--Yipeeeeee!!! Please be safe if you go out driving around. Enjoy and enter our challenge, all crafters.
We're showcasing another of our newest Design Team members, Elisabeth:
Elisabeth lives in Germany near Cologne with her husband and they have two grown children. She is a pediatric nurse working at home and in a doctor's office. She started stamping about 20 years ago, but she says her hobby felt 'asleep like when the children were little'. About two years ago Elisabeth said,"I rummaged about and found my old stamps and then discovered Stampin' Up and their incredible, amazing products. Stamping, working with paper and scrapbooking is not a typical German hobby, so it´s very difficult for us to get all their products, but crafting is growing! And, my hobby is being creative and I love it!" Elisabeth also says, "Greetings from Germany!"
And, this is Elisabeth's beautiful card for our "Christmas in July" Challenge:
And now, even. . .
MARIA: [Her Family Christmas Tree Garland]
Isn't the Simply Create Too Design Team in the Christmas spirit??? Hope you will be too and enter our challenge.
Thank You for entering our challenges--You're the reason we're here!
We're glad you stopped by for the Mid-Post for our Challenge #64 - "Your Sentiment is the Highlight" & to see who won the Simply Create Too Design Team Favorite Winner for our last challenge.
But, first we'd like to introduce one of our newest Design Team members, Rosi:
Rosi says, "Originally from Germany (Bavaria), I have lived in France for over 30 years. My first love was painting and framing watercolors. Then in 2004, I started card making. First I embroidered, then I made a lot of 3D cards. The virus of stamping infected me only 3 years ago and now I'm definitely incurable! :-) I particularly love the Clean And Simple style, but I also appreciate decorated cards. When I do them, they are always for very cherished people. I also enjoy gardening, love to read, play tennis, and am a passionate cook. I like to surprise my guests with delicious dishes. And now, I'm happy to create with you ...."
This is Rosi's beautiful creation for Challenge #64:
AND, EVEN . . .
We have only oneSimply Create Too Design Team Favorite Winner from Challenge #63 - "Celebrate Your Country", but it's truly a beauty:
Since this is the Mid-post for Challenge #63 - "Celebrate Your Country" [Use the Colors of YOUR Country's Flag] Please tell us your COUNTRY & Your Flag's COLORS
SANDRA [NETHERLANDS - The Dutch flag is Red, White, Blue, with an Orange Pennant] [This is Sandra's last challenge with the Simply Create Too Design Team. We're sad Sandra is leaving us and we'll truly miss her beautiful creations]:
AMANDA [U.S.A. - Red, White, Blue]:
MARIA [GERMANY - Black, Red, Gold]:
MARJA [FINLAND - Blue, White]:
KIM [U.S.A. - Red, White, Blue][I accidentally omitted Kim's last week and we definitely wanted you to see her stunning card]:
These are all beautiful, uh???? Hope they inspire you to enter too!
The Simply Create Too Design Team Favorites from Challenge #62 - "Father's Day [or For a Male]:
Each of our challenges run for two weeks, so every other Friday at 1 a.m. CST [U.S.], Simply Create Too will post a new challenge. The challenge will close at 12 midnight CST [U.S.] on Thursday night two weeks later.
From all of each challenge entries, the Design Team Members will select a "Top Three Favorites" and the "Favorites" will be posted as part of our Mid-Challenge Post, on Friday the week following the close of each challenge. The DT's decision is final. If a prize is offered for the challenge, the winners have one week to claim their prize. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the prize is not claimed within one week, it will roll over to the next challenge.
From all the challenge entries from Youths, 12 years old and under, the Design Team Members will select a Favorite and the Youth Favorite will be posted along with the Favorites as entered above. [Under your entry, please post age, i.e., Ginger, age 8]
Please link up your actual entry using Mr. Blue Frog and always provide a link back to Simply Create Too in your blog post.
We are a family-friendly challenge blog, so ABSOLUTELY NO RAUNCHY, RUDE, NUDE, SEMI-NUDE, OR CRUDE images allowed.
Please turn off word verification. It makes it easier for us to comment on your wonderful creations.
Submit newly created items only--no back-linking! Limit of 3 entries please--IF YOU ENTER MORE THAN 3 ENTRIES, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FOR THE DT TOP 3 FAVORITES!
[If you enter more than one entry-- add your Entry Number after your name, please!!!-- i.e., GingerJenkins#1, GingerJenkins#2, GingerJenkins#3.]