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Black & White + 1 = HIMCR Challenge 144 and a Giveaway Party

Hi everyone. It's with great joy that I write this post today. I have wonderful news to share with you... I was chosen DT member for Hiding in My Craftroom. HIMCR, as it's also known, is a fun website where Laurie (the loveliest person ever) shares videos, offers giveaways, challenges, and much more. Currently it's had more than a million hits, and visitors keep on coming. I am so happy to be part of this design team. I'm having so much fun getting to know all of my fellow designers and I thank everyone for welcoming me so kindly.

So now let me tell you about the very first HIMCR challenge in which I feature my work as DT member. This week we are challenged to make a project in black and white plus one more color of our choice. 

Our sponsor this week is Blue Moon Creation. They offer a great variety of craft supplies for today's crafter: photopolymer stamps, digital stamps, embellishments and more. To visit their store click here. Blue Moon Creation is giving away some fabulous digital stamps to the winner of this challenge.

I am lucky to be able to use one of their elegant images on my design for today: BMC-0016 Language of Love. Check it out:

- Grand Large Labels
- Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Craft Concepts embossing folder
DoCrafts Xcut Large Dies - Leafy Flourishes
- Double Sided Foam Mounting Tape
- Double Sided Tape
Other generic materials
7/8" gross grain ribbon in hot pink
Textured cardstock in black and white
Linen cardstock in white
Bond paper in hot pink
Vintage black button

This is a 5⅜" x 7" label shaped card I layered with a smaller coordinating hot pink label and a polka dot embossed layer in black. The image is the focus of the card and it was carefully hand cut and adhered to a black heart frame. To finish the design I added some paper flourishes, ribbon and an embellished bow.
Now it's time for you to hop along and check what my fellow designers created for the challenge. 

You are more than invited to play along, just visit and follow our guidelines to link up your project.

I hope you liked my card... I would love to know what you think.  

To celebrate this accomplishment I want to throw a GIVEAWAY PARTY! That's right starting tomorrow I will be giving away 3 prizes a day, for 3 days! Take a look at what you can win:

Haj Design 

Neare Store 


Shery K. Designs

Everyone is welcome to participate: designers, visitors, subscribers... Everybody's invited to the party! There will be 3 giveaways a day for 3 days, and one GRAND GIVEAWAY in the end. One of you will get ALL the prizes above!
So make sure you come back tomorrow to celebrate with me, you will have plenty of chances to WIN.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. WHA-WHO!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS GRACIE!!! :) WHAT FUN! HOPE your party goes SUPER WELL!!!:) BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!!!!!! :)You have a way with those DIES! What a PRETTY BUTTON TOO! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!!!!!!:) (((HUGS!!!)))

  2. P.S. SOMEBODY/S is going to be a HAPPY WINNER/S! :)

  3. GREAT job and prizes, Gracie. I want to win the grand prize. LOLOL I have to stop py and see TLady, I have a collection of teaware too.
    Crafty Hugs,

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card Gracie, just beautiful. CONGRATULATIONS on the DT position, I know you will knock our socks usual. Love all the papers...I mean love. WOW, so gorgeous.

  5. Congratulations, first of all! I know you will do a splendid job! And your first card is just beautiful! Great design & that pink is the perfect color to just pop against the black & white!

  6. Great post Gracie, I'll be back tomorrow.
    Hugz. Nancy

  7. Oh wow, what a great party! Yes, I'm definitely joining in the fun. Enjoy the rest of your day ~ I'll be back tomorrow.
    Lena’s Creations

  8. Well I'm back and not even a minute later :-) I wanted to comment on your beautiful card too but thought that it was under another post.
    So first, welcome to the HIMCR Design Team, it's great to have you! Secondly, your card is beautiful. Great use of the digi image!
    Lena’s Creations

    1. Thanks so much Lena! You're SO nice! I really appreciate it... Come back anytime!

  9. love this card as you know, love your style...... Great job Friend!

  10. Hi, Gracie!!! First, welcome to the HIMCR. You are going to be such an AMAZING addition to the team . . . and such an inspiration to us and everyone else. You are so upbeat and generous . . . and your work is just as AMAZING as you. Second, your card is . . . WOW!!! When I first saw that digi, I immediately thought how it would be PERFECT for you and your style (so ELEGANT). . . and it looks like I was right. You truly did an AMAZING job with it . . . am so glad you picked that one. :) Again, welcome to the team!!!! {{HUGS}}

    Kathy (Kat) HIMCR DT

    PS. There are going to be several EXITED crafters/artists when you announce your winners to your celebration bash. (Think "KAT, KAT, KAT . . .) LOL. {{Hugs-again!!!}}

    1. Oh Kathy, you certainly make me feel special, I'm overwhelmed by your kindness and enthusiasm! Thanks for all the compliments and lovely words on my work and thanks for welcoming me to the team with so much love. I truly appreciate it!

      And yes! Let's cross our fingers, hopefully Randomize will pick you!

      Thank you for your support! Hugs to you too.

  11. Congratulations, Gracie! What a beautiful card, and I always love visiting your beautiful blog! Just love your colors! Hugs, sweet friend!


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