Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wearing Stripes

It's Sunday again and time for another 2RedBananas - Banana Split Challenge!

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the "You're an Animal" challenge. Great cards and such fun animals!! We just love to see the creations made for the challenges!

This week's challenge is called "Wearing Stripes" and we're challenging you to use stripes on your project. There is also a really fun prize the you could possibly win with this week's challenge. A paper pack from My Mind's Eye - the 'Bloom' collection. It includes "12 X 12 Sheet of Die Cut Shapes plus one of each of the 9 papers in the "Bloom" Collection. " All you have to do to be eligible to win is create something using stripes and link it directly to this post using Mr. Linky. One winner will be chosen randomly next Sunday.

Here are the projects created by the design team.



We can't wait to see what you come up with!! Please link directly to your creation using Mr. Linky. Have fun!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lots of News....

I have lots of news to share with you today, both sad and happy. I'll start with the sad.

As many of you know, Jami Bova will be moving back to the states very soon. She will also be jumping back into the workforce, and will be losing some of her creative time. So, she has decided to stop illustrating stamps. It was a very difficult decision for her, but I know we will all just be thankful that she's not giving up the stamping hobby all together :) You can go to her blog to read more details, Jami. We will have stamps by Sgt Stamper for a couple more months. Jami, we will miss your incredible talent, but will still be stalking your blog ;) Thank you so much for illustrating with 2RedBananas!!! We wish you smooth transitions will the changes you are making!

Maraya Gates is also going back into the workforce and is stepping down from the design team. Maraya, we will miss your incredible talents as well! Your layouts and cards always "wow" me with your designs, so smooth and perfect and BLINGY :) We will miss you and wish you lots of luck with your changes and time to continue creating and updating your blog :)

I personally want to thank you both for helping me to get 2RedBananas started!! You both came on with such excitement, great ideas, and creativity! I truly appreciate what you've done here.

Okay, wiping the tears so I can get to the happy stuff.

We have made some additions to the 2RedBananas design team. Deb Felts and Cassie Larson have accepted design team positions. We're really excited to have them both on the team. Such creativity and talent.....just WOW. You've seen Deb's work as she has been a Guest Designer and we just couldn't let her go! She does amazing work!! You can go to Cassie's blog to see what you will be experiencing in the future :) You've also seen her on PCP, the Cuttlebug Challenge, Twinkling Tuesdays and Flutterby Challenge. Check out her blog post for today....such creativity!! Welcome Deb and Cassie and we're so excited to have you on the team.

We also have 2 Guest Designers for May and June. Denise Marzec (Peanutbee on SCS) and Silke Ledlow (Sparklegirl on SCS). Their talent is AMAZING!! I can't wait to see what they have in store for us. I know I will be learning so many things from them.

As far as products go......PINK PAISLEE is now on the website! There are 3 collections: Captivating, Fascinating, and Fetching all with fabulous colors!! There are also alot of different pieces that coordinate with these lines: Chipboard Elements (self-adhesive :), fancy brads, very cool fabric flowers, rub-ons, cardstock sticker borders, elements and alphas, paper, and FUN colored glitter!!!

Pictured here is the Chipboard Elements for the "Fascinating" collection. Aren't the colors just great!!

Be sure to check out all the new Pink Paislee products as well as the Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps!

Then have a go at the "You're an Animal" challenge - fun stuff! :)

Thanks so much for your support, we appreciate you!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Banana Split Sunday :)

It's time for another challenge on Banana Split Sunday!

First, we want to thank everyone who participated in our Sketch Challenge last week. It's so much fun to see how everyone sees that sketch and how different all the projects are, so thanks so much!!
Our winner of your choice of one of the 2RedBananas exclusive April releases is:

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Lisa Foster - Congratulations Lisa!!! Please send me an email with your address and your chosen stamp set!!

Now on to this week's challenge. It's called "You're An Animal" and the challenge is to use your favorite animal on a project! :)

Here are the design team's creations!






You can go to their blogs to see more details. Please link your creations to this post using Mr. Linky and link directly to your project instead of to your blog or gallery in general, thanks! If you upload to SplitCoastStampers or PaperCraftPlanet please use the keyword 2RedBananas. Thanks so much and have fun with this challenge. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Here they are :)

The 2RedBananas exclusive April stamps are now available!!!

We have something new for you this month as well. If you love the Chickens like we all do, you can purchase all of them in one bundle and save some money!

Here are all the stamps for you to take a peek!

Jami Bova's sets:
Birthday Chicken
Cajun Chicken

Sgt Chicken

Chicken Dumpling

Chicken Impossible

Hawaiian Chicken

Abbey Westemeyer's images:
A Spring Thing

the Early Birds

and our monthly Journaling Spot
April Journaling Spot

They are all now available on the 2RedBananas website!
Have a great day!!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Banana Split Sunday on Saturday

Today's post is doing double duty - we are introducing you to "the Early Birds" as well as starting our challenge for this week.

We want to thank everyone who participated in the "Not a Card" challenge last week. The projects were so much fun! Since Easter is tomorrow, we are posting our challenge today and hope that everyone has a wonderfully blessed Easter tomorrow!

Our challenge this week is a sketch challenge, and below you see the sketch that Jami has come up with for us! You can find details about all of our projects on our blogs.

Wendy's beautiful layout - check out the darling little rabbit on the left! It's from Jami's "the Gift" set.

Teresa's FUN pink card (Teresa doesn't do all that much pink so this just too much fun :) The little girl stamp is from "A Spring Thing"
Maraya's gift bag uses the "April Journaling Spot" I love the flower she made with it!

My card used the new set "the Early Birds"

Jami's uses "the Early Birds" as well. I love her dimension. She also uses a sentiment from "Cajun Chicken"

Deb uses "the Early Birds" too. Her coloring is just fabulous!

What great samples our dt has come up with. They simply amaze me!!! You can play along too. A random winner will be drawn next Sunday before the next Banana Split Sunday challenge is posted. They will win their choice of one of the newly released stamp sets (not including the "Brood of Chickens" - but does include the individual chickens).

The April stamps will be released Monday, April 13th. It's almost here!!!

Please link your project for the Banana Split Sunday sketch challenge with Mr. Linky below. Please link directly to your project and not to your blog in general. Thanks so much. Also, if you're uploading to SCS or PCP please use the keyword: 2RedBananas.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Please meet Hawaiian Chicken and Chicken Impossible

Oh my goodness, these Chickens are SO MUCH FUN!! When Jami designs her stamps, she tests them herself, by printing and coloring and trying them out before they are sent off to become stamps, so you KNOW that what you're getting is a GREAT stamp!

These guys are just FUN!!! Look at Hawaiian Chicken - don't you just want to be there with him??? There are 4 sentiments with this set - I have used one of them on this card. I have more details on my blog.

Jami is sneak peeking "Chicken Impossible" yes you read that right :) He is just so darn cute!!! Plus Jami has a free download on her blog as well, so head over there to check out Chicken Impossible and get your download, it's a great one!!!

Be sure to check out all the dt blogs to see more!
Deb, Jami, Jeanette, Maraya, Teresa, Wendy

These stamps will be released Monday, April 13th - only a few more days!!!

We will be doing Banana Split Sunday on Saturday this week because of Easter, so stop by tomorrow to see another new set and our sketch challenge :) If you participate, you'll be entered to win one of the brand new release sets!!!

We also have some Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps on order, so check out the store and we will let you know when these fun stamps are posted as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

It's "A Spring Thing"

Are you ready for warmer weather, rain, and lots of flowers? Spring brings it all :)
What a fun set we are introducing you to today! It's called "A Spring Thing" by Abbey Westemeyer.

There are 4 different images in this set and Maraya used 3 of them on her card. I LOVE how she has used them together, what a fun card!!! You can find details about her card on her blog!

I used softer colors on mine, with two of the images from the set. The papers and flower are from the Imaginisce Baby Powder collection, the same collection I used for the baby card yesterday. I love when supplies can be used for many different things :)

Be sure to check out the dt blogs to see more sneak peeks!
Be sure to check back again tomorrow :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Cutest Chickens You've Ever Seen :)

Meet Chicken Dumpling and Sgt Chicken :) These Chickens are sooooooooo much fun to play with. They are fun to paper piece, they're fun to color, the possibilities are endless!

Teresa used Chicken Dumpling for her card. I just love the safety pins and the ribbon details!!! Chicken Dumpling also has 4 sentiments that go along. Perfect for all the baby cards that you need to make! Be sure to check out Teresa's blog for more details on her card.

Wendy used Sgt Chicken on her card. How cute is this!!!!! Have you noticed the header on Jami's blog??? It's Sgt Chicken!!!!!! I love how Wendy used the "Attention" sentiment on her card. There are 5 sentiments for this little chicken :) Be sure to check out Wendy's blog for more details.

Jami and I have a sneak peeks on our blogs for these FUN Chickens today as well.

The release of these little guys is Monday, April 13th. Check back the rest of the week for even more sneak peeks!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April Journaling Spot

April is here, but you wouldn't know it by the weather here. We got some snow yesterday, not alot, but being a southern girl, by April, it's supposed to be warm :)

Today's sneak peek set is the April Journaling Spot. This month's journaling spot has many elements to it. Wendy, Teresa and I all used different parts of this set, so be sure to check out their blogs.

I just love to use things for something other than what they were intended and I made this set easy to do that with. The journaling block is actually a raindrop, you know April showers...., but I wanted to be able to do more than that with it, so you can see below what else you can do.

The stamps will be released Monday, April 13th. All this week we will have sneak peeks of the upcoming sets, so be sure to stop by tomorrow. Check out all the dt member's blogs too.

Have a great day!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Introducing the "Chickens" :)

Good Morning! It's going to be a very busy week here. Today starts our "Week of Peeks " to count down the days until April's release of the new 2RedBananas stamps :)

Today we are featuring two of Jami Bova's new sets. There are 6 of these sets being released on Monday, April 13th. Each one has sentiments that go along with it! The two we are "peeking" today are Birthday Chicken and Cajun Chicken. These little guys are so cute and so much fun to play with! Here is what Jami made with the Birthday Chicken set.

You can see more details on Jami's blog.

The set I used is the Cajun Chicken. Coming from Louisiana, this set is just too much fun!!! I love him :) You can see more details about him on my blog.

Be sure to see what the other dt members have done. Even though not everyone had to do a sneak peek for this set, I think everyone did, that's how much fun these little guys are :)







Also, remember to play along in our challenge for this week. It's "Not a Card" - you can alter an item or create one from scratch :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Banana Split Sunday - Not a Card

Good Morning! It's another Sunday and time for the Banana Split Sunday Challenge!! :)

Thank you all for playing in last week's "You're a Gem" Challenge! The winner of their choice of the new metallic dew drops is.................. Barb! Congratulations Barb!!!

Here are your random numbers:5
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Please email us with your address and choice of the metallic colors, Mardi Gras, Red/Silver/Gold, or Black/White/Silver so we can get your prize out to you!

This week's Banana Split Sunday Challenge is "Not a Card" so you can make anything other than a card. You can choose something to alter or you can make something from scratch.

Here are the things our dt came up with and you can see details on their blogs.

Deb Felts

Jami Bova

Jeanette Fincher

Teresa Grau

Wendy Kastner

Remember that our weeks of peeks starts tomorrow, Monday, April 6th and all the new stamps will be released Monday, April 13th. Watch all the blogs this week to see what we have in store :)

To link your project to our challenge, please use Mr. Linky below: