Release Day – Challenge – New Design Team

Welcome Sweets!

Today is JAM packed full of goodness – First up we’re releasing 3 brand new sets (that I’m betting will become your favs really quickly!) We’re also introducing our new design team – AND, we’re showing off our new Challenge for the week.

So, bare with us as this is going to be a LONG (but super fun) post.

Let’s start with the best stuff – our new design team and our BRAND NEW SETS!

Introducing our new design team – (in no particlar order)

Jessica Kephart
Kristen Foreman
Tenia Nelson
Jennifer Stricker
Jessica Pascarella 
Michele Duffy
Lesley Croghan 
Tracy Gruber
Danielle Pandeline
Dannielle Robeson

Please take a moment and go to our ‘Design Team Page’ HERE – and check out a bit more about these ladies – you’ll be seeing lots of interesting, fun, and educational content on the blog thanks to these talented SWEETS!

So, are you ready to see our new release already?!

We’re pleased to introduce –

 Here are some AH-mazing creations using this new set…

Nicole 🙂 

Our next set is

Check out what our amazing designers did with these stamps… 
Lastly, we’re introducing 
Here are some of what the designers created with this FUN set… 

 Nicole 🙂 

Are you LOVING the new stamp sets?! I hope so!! Head over to the shop and check them out in all their glory!
Today and tomorrow ONLY enjoy 20% off the new releases – use coupon code NR20.
Take a moment and visit each of our new designers – say hello – and let us know here that you did. We’ll be picking one random winner for a SWEET gift. (might even be one of these new sets!) You have until tomorrow night at midnight – you must ‘follow’ and ‘comment’ on all of our designers blogs – (the ones that allow you to) – and come comment here letting us know you completed that. Open for USA residents only. (unless you don’t mind paying the international shipping rates 🙂 
Here are the designers blogs again – 

Jessica Kephart
Kristen Foreman
Tenia Nelson
Jennifer Stricker
Jessica Pascarella 
Michele Duffy
Lesley Croghan 
Tracy Gruber
Danielle Pandeline
Dannielle Robeson


It’s Wednesday – and although it’s a release day, you know that we’re so excited to use up our old stash that we just couldn’t skip a challenge! 
Welcome to – Use What You Have Challenge #6
Our winners from last week are…. 
The girl who we thought used up her old stash with the most pee-zzaz was 
 Using the winner of our random prize is … 
Teresa G. 
Ok ladies – email us at with your address and we’ll get something sweet right out to you! (actually it might take us a week – with our new release craziness – so thanks for your prize patience!) 
Ready for this week?

NEW PRIZE RULE – In order for us to have TWO winners we must have AT LEAST 15 entries in the challenge! If not, then we’ll just award the one person who used their stash the best. SO, SHARE the challenge and get your friends on board!

Read through the directions carefully – we’ve changed just a couple things… (well, not really changed – just made more clear) 

You’ll have until next tuesday to add your link below – your link needs to be to the direct post not to your general blog – and it needs to include –

1. A link back to our challenge (and optional – our challenge badge – see above)

2. A picture of your stash

3. A picture of your project

Some Extra Details –

1. You do not *have to* use SSS in your card or project – although, we’d love it! (and we can’t feature your project in our marketing without you using SWEET! – so keep that in mind!)

2. You have until Tuesday at 10pm pst to add your link below

3. There will be ONE winner based upon most creative use of ‘old stuff’ …. and ONE winner drawn from all the participants. Winners will be announced the day of the new challenge – so, in this case… next Wednesday. Prize will be something sweet – lol. REMINDER – NEW RULE – In order for us to have TWO winners we must have AT LEAST 15 entries in the challenge! If not, then we’ll just award the one person who used their stash the best. SO, SHARE the challenge and get your friends on board!

MOST IMPORTANT!!! Create whatever strikes your fancy – scrapbook page, project life – cards – altered art – home decor…. anything! Just be sure to use that old stuff in it!

(also, we had a question about multiple entries – YES, you can make as many cards as you like! BUT, it doesn’t increase your odds of winning – your name will go into the hat ‘once’)

I decided this week I would work on two of my older ‘stash’ items – cut ribbon and punches. I don’t use my punches much any more because I use my Cameo – so these little gems don’t see the light much — Let’s change that … 
You might say to yourself – Nicole, your stash of ribbon isn’t bad at all – and I would offer you this picture 
 My actual ribbon storage…. lol 
So, yes – that cut ribbon is starting to become a ‘stash’ I just don’t ever touch. Let’s change that! 
I saw this photo on pinterest this week (I would love to give credit but, don’t know the source) 
Ohhh, I love it – so summery – so beautiful – it just takes you away! So, I decided to use it as my inspiration for this weeks challenge –
And, this is what I came up with! I used an older punch (that I don’t think I ever used before) and some ribbon! I’m so proud of how I used my ‘stash’ for this card! 
Now, it’s your turn! I would LOVE it if you used the inspiration photo – but, you don’t have to. All you have to do is make something using your old stash (and be sure to read our rules for all the details on how to enter) 
So, let’s recap
1. 20% off the new release stamps today and tomorrow only – Coupon Code NR20 
2. Visit each of our new designers – follow them – say hello – and come back here letting us know you did …. enter to win something Sweet! You have until midnight tomorrow night! 
3. Enter our ‘Use What You Have Challenge’ — 
You’ve made it to the end and we’re so happy you stayed with us! 
Happy Stamping – Happy New Release – Happy Day! 

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17 Responses to Release Day – Challenge – New Design Team

  1. Ashley says:

    All of the DT projects are FABULOUS and I’m loving the new sets!! Thanks so much for picking my card as the challenge winner, I’m super excited! Off to email you and get started on the next challenge. 🙂


  2. June K says:

    What a cute release. I “wheely” like the “Wheely Like You” set – so many things you can do with it. Great sentiments in the set, too.

  3. Trendy Twine says:

    Beautiful projects and the stamp sets are adorable.

    Congrats to everyone; especially Jessi 🙂

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  4. Tasha says:

    Congrats to all the DT your projects are awesome! Love the new stamps they are super cute!

  5. Yay for a new team and new release!

  6. wow so much wonderful information!!! LOVE the new products these are awesome and congrats to the new team members!

  7. All of the DT’s cards are wonderful! I followed all of their blogs!

  8. Congrats to all the DT!!! I just got done visiting their blogs and WowEEEE I love all of their idea’s. They really did a great job using your new stamps. Which are completely adorable. I love them. Congrats to the winners too for the challenges. I may have to try and join in. A lil busy packing for a move but hope I can still make due. Great new release.

  9. Awesome hop. So much inspiration…. Now maybe I can find the Mojo that I have lost. =)

  10. Lalo says:

    AWESOME AWESOME release and the DT is amazing…congrats to all!!!!

  11. Lesley says:

    Congratulations to Nicole and this inspiring team! SO proud to be a part of this group!

  12. what a talented new DT! I left a little love for everyone. 🙂

  13. Sue D says:

    Great new sets and creative DT–I left comments on all the blogs.

  14. Karenladd says:

    Oh my I love these news stamps and your DT projects were amazing! Will give your challenge a try because well, I have a LOT of old stash that needs to be used!

  15. Karenladd says:

    Are the challenge links supposed to be posted here or is there a challenge blog? Thanks!

    • Just me... says:

      Oops! Helps if we add the link widget to the bottom of the post so you can play along, doesn’t it?! lol – Thanks for the reminder – it’s up now and ready for you to enter!


  16. congrats to the DT!!!! these cards are just amazing!!!! and i already placed my order – i can’t wait to get that fan stamp set!!! it’s awesome!

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