Saturday, January 1, 2022

MIUCB #57 Anything Goes + optional Foiling + MIUCB #56 Winner & Top Picks

Hi everybody and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played in our last challenge - we really enjoyed seeing your projects and your support of our challenges is much appreciated! So now let's announce our winner and top picks!

Our randomly chosen WINNER is
#37 ArtMBR

And our TOP PICKS are
#20 J. Atterbury
#32 Lilian/TLS
#36 Sabina

Congratulations, everyone! Please grab your badge above and proudly display it on your blog!

*  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *

Our theme this month is Anything Goes + optional Foiling 
(laminator/Minc machine, foiled cardstock, aluminum foil, etc.)
and here is some inspiration for you...

Be sure to read our New Playing Guidelines above and check out the challenges going on at our three sister challenge blogs! 

This challenge will run for six weeks, ending at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the 15th of next month, so so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
Leslie & Tina



Friday, December 31, 2021

We are NOT closing in 2022!

Hi everybody! I've changed my other mind, just yesterday, and decided not to close my challenge blogs in 2022! It's been a whirlwind over the past 24 hours getting them ready for the new year but I know this will make a lot of people happy since there have been so many other challenges that have closed down over the past couple years.

I've made some changes to our challenge structure, and more detailed information will be available later this evening in the 'New Playing Guidelines' document. Here are some highlights:

1. Challenges will be every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) and last approximately six weeks. 

2. Eight entries will be allowed in each challenge and you can combine our challenges with as many others as you wish. The more the merrier!

3. Only blog entries will be allowed since we require listing our challenge and linking back to our challenge. No more entries from Facebook, Instagram, or other social media sites, please.

4. Winners and Top Picks will be announced on the 1st of every other month with the new challenge details rather than posting a separate winner post.

5. We will not be running a DT call. My co-owner (Tina) and I will be providing challenge inspiration. 

6. We'll have new badges, and a different blog theme is planned so things will look a little different when you visit tomorrow morning for the new challenge!

7. Please use the email address on our Contact page if you have any questions or need direction. 

Hugs,
Leslie

Friday, December 10, 2021

MIUCB #55 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 last month's "Anything Goes + 3-D Project" challenge! We had some fabulous entries so let's see who got the Winner and Top Pick honors!

Drum roll, please...

Our randomly chosen WINNER is...
#7 Arlene

And our TOP PICKS are...
(chosen by Darlene in order of entry)
#14  ArtMBR
#35  Judy McKay
#55  Pasje Danki
#74  Claudia
#88  Andrea


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 #56 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Black & White Plus One Color 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! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

MIUCB #56 - Anything Goes + Black & White Plus One Color

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's "Anything Goes + 3-D Project" challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all your awesome creations! Be sure to check back on the 10th of this month for the announcement of our Winner and Top Picks! Wishing each and every one of you very Happy Holidays!

Before we get to the challenge details, I have an announcement: This will be our last challenge for a while. I'd like to shout out to all of our designers, past and present, and say THANKS for all your wonderful projects over the years! Your hard work month after month has never gone unnoticed! <3 We will announce this month's Winner and Top Picks on the 10th of January and then we'll be on hiatus for the rest of the year. The plan right now is to run a DT Call in September 2022 with the expectation of resuming our challenges in January 2023. Be sure to subscribe to new posts by email (over on the right sidebar) so you don't miss any new information that's posted!

Okay, are you ready?! Our theme this month is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of Black & White Plus One Color

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... just remember the twist is NOT mandatory to play! ;)

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



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! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

This challenge will run all month long, ending at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls


Sunday, November 14, 2021

MIUCB #54 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 last month's "Anything Goes + Paper Piecing" challenge! We had some fabulous entries so let's see who got the Winner and Top Pick honors! Before getting to the details, I'd like to apologize for the late post due to a veterinary emergency. My husband and I rescue kittens and cats, and one of our little 10-week-old kittens got very sick and didn't make it. We are so heartbroken but we have found comfort in knowing that she found real love prior to her final journey home. Thank you all for your patience. 

Drum roll, please...

Our randomly chosen WINNER is...
#9 Birgit

And our TOP PICKS are...
(chosen by Leslie in order of entry)
#10 Arlene
#13 Lou Z
#25 MeSi
#53 Maritza Rios
#79 Karen
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 #55 - Anything Goes + optional twist of 3-D Project 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! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

Monday, November 1, 2021

MIUCB #55 - Anything Goes + 3-D Project

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's "Anything Goes + Paper Piecing" challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all your awesome creations! Be sure to check back on the 10th of this month for the announcement of our Winner and Top Picks!

Okay, are you ready?! Our theme this month is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of 3-D Project!

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... just remember the twist is NOT mandatory to play! ;)

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

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! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

This challenge will run all month long, ending at 4:00 PM Mountain Time on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls


Sunday, October 10, 2021

MIUCB #53 - 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 last month's "Anything Goes + Monochrome" challenge! We had some fabulous entries so let's see who got the Winner and Top Pick honors!

Drum roll, please...

Our randomly chosen WINNER is...
#2 Birgit

And our TOP PICKS are...
(chosen by Tina in order of entry)
#9 Annie H
#30 Roberta
#31 Lisa Bird
#44 Arlene
#62 Anet

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 #54 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Paper Piecing 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! And if you've started creating your Christmas projects, join us over at our newest sister blog, Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls