Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Meet Cristina!

Today I'd like to introduce you to Cristina Kowalczyk!

Cristina's blog is My Paper Secret

Here's a bit about her:

  • Cristina started stamping in 2009. She has a clean and graphic style, and her work has been widely published in Paper Crafts and CARDS magazines. She was also the Paper Crafts’ 2011 Gallery Idol as well as a member of Paper Crafts’ 2011 Stamping Royalty. Cristina has lived in Delaware, Florida, Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, and Texas, and home for her now is the western suburbs of Chicago, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a writer and the author of two books -- a short story collection called Come Together, Fall Apart and a novel entitled The World in Half.

Make sure to give Cristina a warm welcome by leaving a comment here and on her blog!

Our next designer will be featured tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meet Laura!

Our next fabulous designer is Laura Bassen!

Laura's blog is Doublestick Heaven

Here's a bit about her, in her own words:

  • Living in central Illinois, I'm a wife and mom to five beautiful and busy kids. I have always, even as a child, had stashes of paper, markers, stickers and stamps to play with. After studying graphic design in college, marrying a hockey player and living in Europe for several years, card making has become my most favorite hobby. I love participating in challenges, following my favorite blogs, and winning fabulous prizes. All this, and I still have heartfelt cards to send to my loved ones. I'm super excited to be a part of the Runway Challenge team. I love fashion, although, it's not as easy to pull off with dirty diapers and spit-up:) I do aspire, though.
Make sure to welcome Laura by leaving a comment for her here, as well as on her blog!

Please pop back in tomorrow when I'll reveal the next designer!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Meet Angeline!

Thanks so much to those of you who played our game last week! The winner won't be announced until next Monday, but you can check out how you did each day as we reveal another member of the Design Team. Don't forget- the person who answered the most correct first will win :)

Today I'd like to introduce you to Angeline Yong Jeet Leen:

Angeline's blog is The Creation of Creativity

Here's a bit about her, in her own words:

  • Born and raised in Malaysia, educated in Malaysia and Australia, living and working in Perth of Western Australia, Angeline Yong is a Christian Multimedia/Graphic designer, who built up her compassion in arts and handcrafts since young, then discovered her interests in making handmade cards since 2009. Adopting the style of “elegant, clean and simple,” with the gifted sense of colors, her cards are well embellished with rhinestones, pearls and ribbons. As a guest designer of various card-making teams, Angeline has been acknowledged for her handmade cards being published in multiple issues of well-known Paper Crafts Magazine.

Please welcome Angeline to the Runway Inspired Challenge by leaving her a comment here, and on her blog!

Make sure to visit each day this week to meet the rest of the team!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Don't forget...

You have until tonight to make your guesses for who is on the DT! No one has the whole team correct your best and you just might win the great prize from Jay Gee's Nook!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Design Team Game + Prize

Thank you so much to anyone who has left sweet and kind words of support in the comments. I'm so happy to see that you are all as excited as I am!

(Don't forget to follow us and leave a comment here for a chance to win our first prize from My Thoughts Exactly)

Today's festivities include a fun GAME (with a prize, of course!). I'm going to post 2 projects that I love from each of the Design Team members, followed by a picture they each took of their favorite thing to wear- this is a blog about fashion inspiration, after all! Let's get started....

You all already know who I am, so no guessing necessary here. I wear a headband almost every day, and I just adore shoes. These are some of my favorites:

---Now it's time to start guessing!---

Designer #1 Sneak Peek

Designer #2 Sneak Peek

Designer #3 Sneak Peek

Designer #4 Sneak Peek

Designer #5 Sneak Peek

---How to Enter---
Leave a comment with your guesses for each designer. This may be tricky, so do your best! The person who answers the most correctly first will win this amazing fashion-inspired prize package from Jay Gee's Nook:

My Favorite Felt- Veggie Garden Collection

Make sure to leave your guesses might not need to get them all correct to win! You have until Sunday, November 27th at 11:59pm ET to enter.

(To keep the game fair, I am not showing comments until next week. You will NOT see your comment when you submit it. Gayatri- I removed your comment from this post- but I have your guesses recorded. Thanks!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Introducing....the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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Welcome to the Runway Inspired Challenge- I'm so glad you decided to stop by! I'm Jennifer Rzasa, from Our Change of Art, and it has been sooooooo hard for me to keep this under wraps for the past few weeks.

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Magazines, blogs, and even home decor are often sources of inspiration for paper crafters.

This new challenge blog is dedicated to finding inspiration from fashion. The fashion industry always has its finger on the pulse of what's trendy. Colors, patterns, and styles evolve through the years, and fashion designers help to decide what will be the new "it" look. By looking towards the latest runways for inspiration, we will be creating projects that are current and on trend.

I have some exciting things planned in the coming weeks, starting with a giveaway!

Alyssa from My Thoughts Exactly has offered her most trendy sentiment set to kick off our first giveaway!
To win, you must follow this blog- either through our RSS feed, Google Friend Connect (in our sidebar), or via email. Please LEAVE A COMMENT on this post letting us know that you follow.

For an extra entry, link back to our challenge on your blog. You can add our button to your sidebar or in a post to spread the word! If you link to us, LEAVE A SECOND COMMENT.

Winners will be announced Monday, December 5th. You have until December 4th to leave your comment(s)!


Upcoming Events (you won't want to miss!)

Monday, November 21st - Sneak peeks of the new Runway Inspired DT. I have assembled a dream team of some of my favorite designers. I can't wait until you see who they are....they are paper crafting superstars! They will certainly knock your socks off.
Monday's bonus giveaway- There will be a fabulous fashion-inspired prize package from Jay Gee's Nook!

Monday, November 28- Friday, December 2 - Meet the Design Team Week. The DT will be revealed.

Monday, December 5 - Winner Day! I will announce the winners of the MTE stamp set and the Jay Gee's Nook prize package.

Tuesday, December 6th - Our premier challenge! (sponsored by Simon Says Stamp)

We look forward to having you play along!
~The Runway Inspired Team