Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Wednesday in which we plan a new challenge...

Wooo it's Wednesday again! I'm content at the moment since we just got the carpets cleaned and the apartment looks somewhat decent again and also I got a new bed! Yay... I've been on an air mattress for the last year and it's been torture. Anyhoos enough of me, let's talk about something fun!!!

I am glad that several of you are thrilled bout designing a wild sprout because that's EXACTLY what I am going to give you a chance to do! This is going to be fun! I didn't have time to jot down details so we'll do it tomorrow but basically what we are going to do is I'm going to give you some sort of a template to design your wild sprout and you can choose to do a boy or a girl. Using the template, print it out, draw on it, etc etc. Then I'm going to ask you to scan it, name it, and post it in the gallery. I'll make a folder for it. We'll select 3 from the entries and we'll let all of you vote for which one to be turned into rubber! Winner gets that stamp for free as well as a month's free shipping. Final details will be on here tomorrow if you're interested in participating. =)


Yesterday's ASADG winner is:
Mary
http://marydemmons.blogspot.com/

Email me with your stamp choice and address to claim your prize!


Today I thought we'd show a few of my favorites from the gallery. Look at the talents of these ladies!


By Alice


By Deconstructingjen <-- pretty cool name huh?


By Sanny


By Vicki

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By UKcaz


Today's question is:
You are going on a stamp retreat and are only allowed one TGF stamp... which one would it be?

Gosh darn it, I can't choose between Hello Ian or Ian Laddie. I 'guess' I'll choose Hello Ian since he has a flower. lol. Forgive me Laddie!!!!

124 comments:

the paper bug said...

Oh boy, oh boy!

This is SO exciting! Can't wait for tomorrow! Congrats on the new bed Marie. ;)

Awesome cards today and congrats to today's ASADG!

I think I'd bring the 'Rain Snow Shine' Anya set with me. Can I bring a set? I can't just pick one!

Rebecca

Randi said...

Design a sprout?!?! COOL! I am so in!!

Enjoy your new bed!
Wish I had some "neat house contentness". I've been in a perpetual state of "organizing". :o)

And, you know, I'd have to take Mermaid Anya!!

Ria said...

Ohhh what an awesome chance to create our own sprout ;)

OUCHH a year on a airmatrass :( I don't think i can do that for a week :) hahahaha congrats on the new bed.


And I would take Chloé with me :) she is my FAVORITE!!
hugs Ria

Amy :) said...

i love those cards! they're so cute. :)

i'd probably bring "Cup of Stuff".

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

How am I supposed to choose just one? Well, if I must... Reeta.

joni h said...

Only one TGF? Such a hard choice! I'll have to take....Surfer Ian!

Lilacanglia said...

Ouch what a decision,
But it would be ginger bell, as the cute cat is so versatile for many occasions,
Love those cards,
Hugs
Angie

Bev said...

wow I have just found your site. love It. what wonderful stamps.
having looked I want them all......
but I know can only choose one. how can I when its my first visit.... ok I will say flutter anya.
hope you are getting a better nights sleep now xx

Dragonlady said...

Great cards everyone.

Easy choice "Forest Friends set"

Ali x

CreaRenata said...

Can't wait to design my own Wild Sprout!
If I could take one TGF stamp with me I would take Hope or Grace. Love these little cuties.

Hugs,
Renata

Ruthie said...

WOWSER - What a cool challenge! Edward is my fave sprout (know what one is now!)

rx

nbells said...

What CUTE cards!!!! If I had to pick only one stamp it would have to be Flutter! I just LOVE her!!!

Nunt said...

Well, if I had to pick from the TGF stamps that I own, it would be the 50's Sweetheart -couple, they are so diverse when it comes to coloring options. If I could pick any stamp, I'd like one of the dressy Anyas ^_^

xx,
nunt

Tonje said...

Congrats on the new bed! I can't believe that anybody can sleep on an airbed for a whole year!!!

Love the cards today!

Renee G said...

I think i would pick miss anya dressy or dahlia. I wish i had a scanner to join in the fun...but alas i do not. :(

montygonza said...

Can't wait for Wednesday!!!!

I would take Hope with me even though I would love to take more.

Amanda

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards are all gorgoeus, but then they have fabulous designs tow rok with which helps! My favourite stamp has to be surfer Ian at the moment! hugs Linda x

Carol said...

Aww bless - bet you slept really well last night!

Like the idea of designing a lil sprout!!

Would have to be Anyas ...... not sure which one's though :(

Have a great day
TC

Mandi said...

How fun and exciting about creating a wild sprout! :) What great cards being shown off today. Lovely! As for the stamp I would bring it would be the Dressy Miss Anya collection. And since they are all on one sheet wouldn't that count as one if i don't cut them out individually. LOL

Mariska said...

Gorgeous cards! I would take Edward with me :).

xxx
Mariska

Maureen said...

Oh my - it's like asking a mother to pick her favorite child!! I think I'd go with Angel Anya - she was one of my first ever TGF (or PP as you were called then!) stamps and is still one of my faves!

DottyJo said...

Well a mermaid Anya would seem the right kinda stamp to take on a desert island surrounded by sea...
What a great idea to design a sprout - wooo hooo!
Enjoy the new bed, you really deserve it after a year on an air matress, Jo x

chingya said...

choosing one only?!?!
a set?
i'll take miss anya collection with mi...
it's my first stamp grom TGF...and it's from then that am so in love wif TGF!!

SannaS said...

Glad your getting the new bed, congrats =):
Can't wait for tomorrow to see what it's all about. =)
My one stamp would be surfer Ian, looooove him! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Christa said...

super cards, i pick gingerbell, so cute kitty greetz christa

Faerielore said...

cant wait to design a sprout :)

Such gorgeous cards, i do love that edward stamp, he is getting higher and higher on my wish list hehehehe
hmmmmm ok which stamp ....either skater ian or angel anya, cant choose which hehehhe

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

This is going to be SOOOO Exciting.
I can't wait to play and design a stamp. =)

The cards today are fabulous. Wouldn't you know that there are at least 2 of them that I was just looking at last night in the gallery! LOL

Now, how do you expect me to be able to choose just ONE TGF stamp to take on a retreat? That is the craziest question you've had yet. It's impossible to choose.
If I can take a set, I'd take the Miss Anya set. If I had to choose ONLY one... Hmmmm....I think it would have to be Little Miss Attitude Wild Sprout Megan!

Rachel said...

I would bring Princess Anya b/c I use her all the time! She can be changed around for anything and is super versatile.

NormaJean said...

I would probably pick Peace, I love that stamp and you can go wild or simple with that stamp

Great DT cards too
Hugs Normajean

Carrie said...

Congrats on the new bed. I can't image living on an air mattress for a year. You so deserve that bed!

Great cards!! Hmmm if I had to take one it would be Flutter Anya. That was super hard!

Peggy said...

Exciting times getting to create a Wild Sprout!!
I would take Chef Ian with me. A girl has got to eat!!

Sammi said...

oooh.... this sounds so fun!! Can't wait!! I'm in!
Glad to hear you have a proper bed!! Enjoy!
I think I'd take the Rain Anya stamp! She's my current fav!
Sammi
xxx

~*Joni said...

Fun on the designing opportunity! I saw Caz's card on a blog, sooo pretty! And the rest of the lineup is adorable, I fell in love with Alice's card yesterday on CA blog, Jen's and Vicki's cards are so wonderful with the fun DP details! I love Sanny's playful use of embellis, sooo sweet.

I would definitely bring Angel Anya. I'd feel protected. lol!

Pam Varnell said...

These samples are just darling. Love them all. There are so many talented ladies out there!!

My TGF stamp that I wouldn't want to do without is the Miss Anya set. Love those girls and they are so fun to color.

Melissa Craig said...

One! I can't pick one! Hmmm -- OK I think I'd pick Dress Me Anya because she can't go anywhere without her clothes.

StampinCathy said...

Congrats Mary!
All the cards are so inspiring and fabulous.
I would bring Ballerina Anya, cuz that's the only one I have right now. :(
Thanks for a chance.

margie c said...

Oh, Marie! I know what you've been sleeping on, lol! We've been on air mattresses for 3 months now and it feels like 20yrs! I've aged! LOL!

Ooo, looking forward to tomorrow!!!

OME! How would I ever choose just one lil guy out of all the sweet TGF stamps!? ... I'll just lil Edward, he'll help me pick ;)

:*) margie

Alison said...

What great cards! And yay for Deconstructing Jen! My friend did a fantastic job! I would def. have to take my Little Edward... he's just rockin'!

Snail Mail Creations said...

Congrats on the new Bed!! I had to use an air matress for 7 months, so I feel your pain!

I cant wait till tomorrow, it will be exciting to see what everyone comes up with for wild sprouts!

Oh wow tough choice, if I had to choose 1 stamp it might be Rain Snow Shine

handstampedbylacey said...

Great cards today! Great idea about designing the sprout!
If I were on a retreat, I would take all of the teen Anyas and line then up, then I would close my eyes and point...that way it is chosen randomly...I don't think I could choose!!
~Lacey

Krista said...

Hmmm...that is a tough question. I would choose Hula Anya...just love that cutie!!

Vimse Maisa said...

I would have to agree with you. Love Hello Ian!!

Tanya Rudd said...

It would have to be Mermaid Anya, so that I could make cards and send them home to my little girls. It would make them happy, and thus I would be happy too.

I love the way the trim was added with staples, on the bunny card. I have to try this.

kat9 said...

I am going to go with WS-Bree. She is new for me so it would be fun to see what I could come up with using her.

Jatgt

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous cards

Only 1 stamp? I think mermaid Anya, I love her! lol
xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok that is just MEAN. I AM going on a stamping retreat next weekend and I can tell you they are ALL coming with me! LOL!

Hmmm, seriously...rip my heart out making me choose just one!!!! LOL!

Tracy.H said...

This new contest sounds like fun! Can't wait!

Only one!?!? Today I would say...Mermaid Anya...but ask me tomorrow and I could change my mind! ;0)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

Alice's Geisha Anya card is to die for!

If I were going on a retreat... I'd bring the Snow Miss Anya. I think it's just such a perfect image for Christmas cards, with all sorts of coloring possibilities.

Callie said...

One?!? Are you kidding me? Well if I was going on a retreat then my girls would be going with me so we'd all plan and each bring a different one. We'd probably end up having most of the collection there anyways. I'd have to bring .....hmmmm...... yep I can't choose!
Love the new challenge! I can't wait!!

Jackie said...

Wow! That sounds like a great idea! I can't wait to give the new contest a try! Loving the cards you shared for today, they all look so cute!

Karen said...

hummmm Savannah? LOL She's my all time favorite! But Flutter Anya won my heart too, she is so darn cute!!!


I'm gonna try for sure to design a new Sprout!!!!

Congrats to the new winner!!!

Amy said...

I would have to say Megan would have to come with me.

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with in the design your stamp.

PaperCrafty said...

Darling cards!! I would have to pick one of my Miss Anya sets since they seem to be the ones I reach for most.

Dawn said...

Butterfly Anya!

Stephanie said...

Yay for a new bed! And... Yay for a shot at designing a Wild Sprout! I'll check out the details tomorrow...and we'll see. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with! And in answer to the question: Mermaid Anya would be my #1. She's so versatile (and has been used on a million things lately...)

Sue D said...

I would take my Princess Anya with me and make lots of projects for my granddaughter and nieces.

Mary said...

Thank you again for the chance to win! I am still surprised that I won! I can't wait to receive my new stamp. I already have some great ideas.

I'm so looking forward to tomorrow. This is so awesome! A chance to design a new sprout!

I think if I had to pick just one to take I would pick Princess Anya.

Craftyanny said...

Fabby showcase today!!!
Hope your enjoying the new bed Marie, a year is a long time on an airbed:)
I'd take gingerbell with me, who can resist a cute kitty
Anne x

Rachel said...

Rain, Snow Shine Anya!!!

Jilly said...

oh desiging a sprout oh how exciting. I think i would have to take forest friends with me

scrapn_momof2 said...

I would have to take my Mermaid Anya....she is my absolute favorite! Great selection of cards, they are all adorable.

Tammy said...

It has to be the Rock the Farm Anya! She just makes everyone sooo happy with her smile!

V said...

that's a tough question!! I think it would have to be surfer Ian. He'd keep me busy stamping and coloring for hours. :D

Kim Y. said...

That' is so cool! I am looking for to draw (try to hehe). Awesome cards here!!!

Congrats to Mary! Lucky girl!

I think I would take Angel Anya!

Erin said...

The challenge sounds fun. If I could only take one it would be Geisha Anya.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards ladies!

I love Edward. I think I would bring him!

Jamie K said...

Ooh this is very exciting! I cant wait for tomorrow!

Yay for new bed! I cant imagine sleeping on an aerobed all year.

Could we chose a set? Like I must have Rain Snow Shine, but if I had to pick one, it'd be rain.

Cathy said...

Fab cards - love how everyone has coloured the images.

Congrats on the new bed ... I hate spending a couple of nights on an airbed, let alone a year!!
To choose 1 image - Flutter ... Hope ...Grace .. well it was almost 1!!
hugs
Cathy xx

Monkichi said...

Wow, what a fun idea for a contest! Hmm, I would have to take...Fly Away with me. I love the piggy!

JessicaRabbit said...

Wow, tough question...if I could choose only one it would probably be one of the "rain snow shine" anyas...unless a set counts as one stamp...then I'd need the whole thing.

Diane Davies said...

Fabulous cards!!

One stamp? I'd probably pick Cheer Anya and make gifts for all the kids on my daughters cheer team and the coaches. But then again I wouldn't go on a retreat where they allowed me to bring just one stamp. ; )

Iris said...

Congrats on your new bed! I know how it feels sleeping on an air mattress for quite a while...been there done that...

Wow designing a sprout..sounds awesome...looking forward to tomorrow.

If I had to pick a stamp I would choose Tink, she is just too cute!

Hugs,
Iris

Ida P. Krause said...

McSplendid Farm if I can bring the whole set - If not then just the Cat/Mouse from the set.

Gorgeous cards.

Isabel Z said...

Oh, this is a hard one. Only one? Today I'd have to go with quaterback Ian b/c one of my boys has a scrimmage this evening. We are in the thick of football season so Ian is perfect.

Jen said...

I guess it would be chef Ian. That would be hard lets hope none of us have to make such a decision. lol

Berenice said...

Great challenge! Love the cards, if I had to take one it would be Flutter Anya is my favorite, I love them all :)

Jacilynn said...

I would choose Never Ever. it's my fav to date!
x

Kris said...

Beautiful Cards! lots of color! Congrats to yesterday's winner! Oh how exciting that you're giving everyone a chance to create a new WS... And Congrats on your new bed Marie! If i had to choose a stamp.... it would be the Hope and Grace set! =D

Michelle (mla1111) said...

how exciting! I would have to bring an Anya...one of my rain snow shine girlies.

Heidi said...

hm..... well that is hard but going with Edwin!

Lindsay said...

yay! I am soooo excited to play and try to creat a wild sprout!

and yay for the bed!!! I sooo know how that is lol as i have had my fair share of crummy beds lol an airmattress an old fouton you could feel wood bars under and when hubby and I finally got our 1st real bed it was great! so yay for real beds! lol

I would so bring my dressy miss anya's or at least 1 if not allowed the whole set

Yanitza Ramos said...

The cards are awesome! About your question, I think I would bring Edward... he's stinking cute! :-D

Stephanie said...

I would have to take the Wild Sprout Megan with me....some spunk and attitude!

AShu93 said...

Princess Anya is my favorite.

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is exciting news!

Amy said...

Enjoy the new bed Marie, I can't even imagine spending that much time on an air mattress... yikes!

And I have to say the Wild Sprouts ideas are already racing through my head, I can't wait for tomorrow. :)

Oh and if I could only take one TGF stamp with me I think it would have to be Miss Rain... I can do a lot of different things with that stamp.

Shaela said...

love the cards, and I can't wait to play in the challenge! I would take Miss Rain Anya, hands down. :)

*Alison* said...

WOW all these cards look amazing!! :) how fun to design our own little sprout..
I think i would take the Rain Snow Shine Anya set.. LOVE those girls.. HUGS
www.stretchnbubbbles.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Oooh That BLISS card is so perty! Interesting idea on the sprout...I am so interested in seeing what the talented people here come up with!!

Marianne said...

Thanks for sharing the great cards.

I think I would bring Geisha. I think she is my absolute favorite.

Heidi Brawley said...

Ummm.... I would bring Mermaid Anya!!! Oh I am sooo glad you got a new bed. I couldn't imagine sleeping for any length of time on an air mattress!!!! Hugs!
~Heidi

Kate T said...

what a choice, dressy Miss Anya ! if we can bring a set, or laddie Ian.....cause although I have him, I haven't used him yet !

Kate x

Vicki said...

ooooo thank you so much for featuring my card....can you imagine my surprise when I logged onto your blog....whooooo hoooo!!!! I really enjoyed making this card, thanks to Lisa for the inspiration. Well done to all the other girlies for having their wonderful cards feature on todays post. How exciting, would love to join in with designing a TGF stamp. Now that is so mean and cruel only allowing us to choose one stamp.....but I think I am going to go for Megan, she's such a cutie with attitude...lol!!! Bet your glad to have your new bed, enjoy it xx vicki xx

Crafty Jenn said...

Wow! This contest sounds real cool.

Yippee on the new bed Marie! I can't believe you've been sleeping on an air matress! I can only stand them for camping weekends, let alone a whole year!

My fav TGF stamp to use over and over is Reeta. I like to color her and her cat to look like me and my cat.

Chris said...

One stamp? Never happen, I'd have them stuffed in my bra and panties and get kicked out for bringing extras.

Pam S. said...

one of the Anya sets for sure or one I haven't stamped and colored yet!

Sande said...

Awesome cards...each one of them is super.

Congrats on new bed...I've been down that road once or twice.

If just one stamp I would take HG - Laundry....she is just too cute for words.

Happy Earth Girl said...

I'm sooo excited to try my had at designing a wild sprout!! I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait!!!!

One stamp = Dahlia. She is so dang adorable!!

MommaJess said...

Now I am excited for the Wild Sprouts challenge. I can wait to play with it.

I would say I'd pick Birthday Anya because I think I need birthday cards more often than anything else so I would get a lot of use form her.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

I would take HG - Sing.

Carisa said...

Yay on the new bed!!! My gawd I don't think I could handle an air mattress for a year.

I'd have to bring Hope & Grace. That is my ALL time fav.

Martha said...

uhhh hard one.
Im thinking Dressy Anya, that way I can change her accessories ;)

Angie said...

Yes! I think it's going to be so great seeing all the W.S. ideas! Will we get to see some? Sheesh, just ONE TGF stamp??? Um, maybe, uh, GEEZ! It's like choosing which of my children I lvoe most! I can't do it!!!!!!! LOL!

Deconstructing Jen said...

OH MY!! That's my card!!!! Thank you so much for featuring me today. :D That was just a splendid surprise! I had not idea. :D

How very cool to let us take a stab at designing a stamp!

Now onto the question... hmmm. I'd probably take one of the original Miss Anya's.... I'm pretty partial to the one with flowers.

Stephsstampinstuff said...

I would definately bring the Miss Anya "Rain Snow Shine" set! I love it!

BishopsMommie said...

1 stamp really I couldn't imagine..umm so with my last purchase I ordered rain, snow or shine and havent inked it up yet.

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

OH!! How exciting! I can't wait 'til tomorrow! Now to choose a stamp. This is so hard! The lss I design for has yet to get their TGF stamps. :( But I know that the "Rain Snow Shine" set is the first one I asked for to be ordered and I will be doing a class using that set next month. I keep calling them everyday to see if the stamps have come in. :)
xx
jane

KanataNewf said...

Oh I think I would have to bring my laddie Ian .... he is just too cute.

Heather Schlatter said...

Oooo this sounds like so much fun!!! I can not wait to see what people come up with!!! The creations from the gallery were so so cool today thanks for sharing!!!

Heather

Jessica said...

I just got my first TGF stamps and had so much fun coloring Dahlia! She'd have to be my pick!

Caz said...

Ohh....I am featured...yay me.

Look forward to designing a Wild Sprout....I just love 'em.

Hmmm...what would I bring. It would be a toss up between Miss Anya (1st set) and Wild Sprout Aarnika.
Caz
x

Jenn Borjeson said...

What a cool idea! :o)

If I could only bring one TGF stamp, it would be Rockstar Anya or Skater Ian.

Katie K said...

I love the Happy Chef.

ScrapinShana said...

Ohhhhhh!! Designing a stamp sounds fun! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

If I could only bring one TGF stamp it would probably be Cheer Anya, she's so darn cute =)

Tracey Feeger said...

I so can't wait to get my thinking cap on to design a stamp.

If I had to take one stamp it would definately have to be Edward. I am in love with him.

mwah
Trace

MicheyMoo said...

Does it count as one stamp if I take the Rain/Hail/Shine Anya set as I haven't yet gotten around to cutting them into individual stamps yet!! ;)

That way I am only taking one piece of rubber but getting three totally gorgeous girls to play with!!

I love them ... and my teenage nieces think they are pretty cool too!! Yay (we all know how hard they can be to please these days). ;)

Mary said...

I am always amazed at the talent that you find in the gallery! Very talented people out there!

Gosh, picking just one!?
This may be cheating...but the Miss Anya colection is one set! tehe...

anni said...

Love the cards..fabulous job!!
Bring only one TGF stamp?!?! That's a toughy!! I'd say right now I'd take Flutter Anya just cua she's just so darned cute!!

Allison said...

Amazing cards!
I would bring rain snow shine set... or just rain I guess. That would be a tough one!

Lisa Atha said...

OMG! I would have to choose "Snuggle" as my one TGF stamp.

How great to show off some of the gallery photos on the blog, how exciting for those whose cards were shown. Cute cards.

Lisa

glowinshadow23 said...

I would pick the HG Laundry one. I don't have it yet, but wish I could use it!!

Sinihilkka said...

Definetly Cake Topper :P

Mary J said...

What an evil question! I think I will follow others and choose a set - Forest Friends - those eyes are to die for!!

Risa said...

Congratulations on your new bed Marie. I bet your back feels better already! :)
What a tough question and how could a person only pick ONE FAVORITE GFS!!!! *lol*
I would probably never make it to the retreat because I would take forever trying to make up my mind! Seriously! *lol*
hugs
Risa:)