New challenges set for submissions!

hi everyone!
happy day today – my oldest, drake, is here for a visit with his girlfriend. we haven’t seen him in a year other than a 20 minute visit on their trip from south carolina to new hampshire where they are living now. pez, of course, is beside herself to see him and kept telling him she was not going to let him out of her sight! She gave Dianne a tour of the house – it was HYSTERICAL.

The latest challenges for Through the Craft Room Door have been issued!  we need YOU – we want to see lots of talented folks in the pages!  here are the details for ya!

Your submission can’t have appeared anywhere else before and can’t be shown anywhere for 2 months after publication. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 4th!

Here is our sketch for the Jan/Feb issue – we are looking for cards – anything from clean and simple to over the top as well as OTHER project ideas that can be taken from the sketch – for example a scrapbook layout, tag, gift bag, recipe card – what can YOU come up?? Send it to us at and put ” sketch submission” in the subject line.
GRAND PRIZE CHALLENGE – open to subscribers and non-subscribers
Create a decor item for a birthday. email it to us at with GRAND PRIZE in the subject line.  winner will win a big prize pack of goodies!

CRICUT CHALLENGE – subscribers only
make a valentine – any kind for anyone. enter on the cricut group on the magazine site
GIFT SET CHALLENGE – subscribers only
make a valentine’s day gift set for someone OTHER than your sweetie – girlfriends, kids, parents, etc. enter on the gift set group on the magazine site
TOOL CHALLENGE – subscribers only
tell us your favorite crafting aid and WHY and then make us something using it (for example one of those gadgets that makes it easier to punch your punches…enter on the gift set group on the magazine site

aren’t a subscriber yet???  Get all the info HERE

i have a Christmas card for ya today.  but not just ANY Christmas card!  this one uses one of the stamps my brother, Dr. James Banos, designed/drew for Della over at I Brake for Stamps!  he is a fantastically talented artist and i love his work so it is great fun for me to have his work in stamp form to work with.

i LOVE my brother’s stamps because they are SO detailed, SO realistic AND the shading is built in for you!  so these are a great way to make some quick, easy, fabulous cards!  for santa i simply stamped with black ink and colored with one color of copics – easy, done and gorgeous!  rather than ink the edges of my nestie die cut i decided to highlight the edges with dots using a gold paper pen by viva decor.  i added the strip of gold microbeads using Scor Tape – love that stuff!

be sure to head over and take a look at the rest of my brother’s stamps at I Brake For Stamps!  each one is a work of art!

now off to get my day moving!



3 Responses

  1. […] sure to check THIS POST regarding our project call for the next […]

  2. […] magazine PDFs and for all of you subscribers i DO apologize!!!  don’t forget to check out the submission calls – the more we get the better!!!  we want our magazine to be by all of […]

  3. very cute stamps
    i like it

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