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Saturday, January 5, 2019

MIUCB #20 Winner & Top Picks

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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 + No Stamping" challenge! We had some fabulous entries so let's see who got the Winner and Top Pick honors!

Drum roll, please...

The WINNER is...



And the TOP PICKS are...
(in no particular order)


CONGRATS TO YOU ALL! 

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 #21 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Sentiment As Main Focus 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, January 2, 2019

Welcome Michele!

Hi everyone! I've popped in this evening to announce our newest Mix It Up Challenge Blog design team member! Please join me in welcoming Michele to our mixed up challenge blog! Michele's blog is Whimsical Creations and I know you're going to love what you see! We're thrilled she's joining us and she's going to be an amazing asset to our team!

So without further ado, here's our new teammie, Michele...


I have been married to Jim for 27 years; we have three children, two girls and one boy. We live in a very small community - think 700 people, counting our dog, we jump up to 701. :D I used to be able to say we stay very busy with all kinds of sports, but our last one is finishing high school so come Fall 2019, we will officially be empty-nesters! 

I originally began scrapbooking when I had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for two years a long, long time ago. Somewhere along the line, I discovered the immediate gratification of stamping a card and I was hooked; haven't looked back since...and um, haven't touched those scrapbooks either although I do dabble a bit in Project Life and at least keep up somewhat on those memories!

I did return to work after those two years off, and let's be honest, I'm just a better wife, mom, friend, you-name-it when I'm working. I am a full-time executive assistant working for the man known as the Father of Extended Stay (think Residence Inn, Summerfield Suites, Candlewood Suites - he created all those); we stay very busy and I relish my job. But to keep me sane, I enjoy paper crafting, reading, music and exercising. 

As far as my style, I've never been very good at clean & simple; I tend to like lots of layers or go all out with mixed-media creations. I love coloring with Copics and adding depth and shading with pencils - in fact, I love coloring with Copics on watercolor paper. Yes, I realize its meant for watercoloring, but that's something I'm still practicing! You can check out my work at my blog: Whimsical Creations or on Instagram where I share lots of 'in-progress' photos, also Whimsical Creations; 2018 was a rough year, but I'm so looking forward to 2019 and the Mix It Up Challenge Blog - man, are there some super fun challenges coming your way!


Welcome aboard, Michele! We're so happy you've joined our team and we're looking forward to lots of fun mixing it up!

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

MIUCB #21 - Anything Goes + Sentiment As Main Focus

Hi everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome back to the Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in last month's "Anything Goes + No Stamping" challenge! We absolutely loved seeing all your awesome creations! The design team has a tough job ahead of them but be sure to check back on the 5th of this month for our Winners and Top Picks!

We'd like to say good-bye and bid a fond farewell to our teammie, Sue, who is stepping down from the team. We thank you for your service to our design team and hope to continue seeing you around blogland! We wish you the very best and we'll miss you. Big hugs from all of us!


Okay, are you ready?! Our theme this month is...
Anything Goes + optional twist of Sentiment As Main Focus

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 6:00 PM EST on the last day of month, so grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and mix it up with us!

Hugs,
The Mixed Up Girls

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