Friday, November 6, 2009

A Giveaway, an Award and a Prize!!

We have some exciting things to share with you. First, we are conducting our first open design team call. If you're interested in having some fun, pushing your creative development and inspiring other crafters, please click here for more details!

The Giveaway

We are doing another drawing for the participants in our challenges. This time, each participant in our November challenges will be entered into a drawing to win the 6 new Cuttlebug folders that are exclusive to HSN. If you haven't seen these yet, you have to go to HSN and check them out!! They are awesome!! Three are large (5x7) and three are A2 sized. They are the cutest Christmas designs and the lucky winner will get them just in time to finish up those holiday projects! So go ahead and enter our challenges this month. You have up to four chances to be entered to win!

The Award

Well really it's two awards. Each month, the GSP design team members will review all challenge submissions made for the month and select one talented individual to receive our "Top Artist" award. The winner will receive our Top Artist badge to post on their website or blog. This month we're announcing two winners because we're a little behind. So....drumroll please...the winner for the month of September's challenges is Etha! Etha, please email us so we can send you the badge! Etha inspired the team with her beautiful "Boo" word book that you can see here. The Top Artist for the month of October is Terry EO!! She created the most beautiful and moving vintage/heritage layout. Terry EO, please email us so we can send you the badge!

The Prize!

Okay, if you haven't noticed yet we have a blinkie on our sidebar. We want to share the love and inspiration we have here at GSP and by posting our blinkie on your blog or web site you help us do just that! So, every now and then our design team hops by your blogs and when we spot our blinkie it warms our hearts. We randomly selected one of our followers who posted our blinkie on their blog to receive a small token of our appreciation (a Martha Stewart drippy goo punch, a roll of Cricut vinyl and some Heidi Swapp bling). Who's the lucky winner? It's the wonderful Cathy T at KoalaTKreations. You have to check out her adorable blog here. Cathy, please email us your mailing address so we can get these goodies out to you!


  1. WoooHoooooo......Congrats Cathy.....Enjoy your win.......

  2. Congrat Etha and Terry....Your inspiration is greatly appreciated....Thanks for sharing with us....

  3. Congratulations to the winners!! I just added the blinkie to my blog to pass the word along of these great challenges.

  4. WOW! I am so excited! Thank you soooo much for choosing me; it is such an honor! Especially since it was YOUR blog that inspired me to do that vintage layout of my grandmother! This makes it even more special - my aunt was so thrilled to see her mother on that page - now I have to do an entire album - a page for all 16 kids. *sigh* But I love it! THANK YOU again!!

  5. How cool is that :) thanks so much!! My email is

  6. Congratulations to the winners!! I just added the blinkie to my blog to pass the word along of these great challenges. And I think I might get brave and try one.