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Saturday, August 1, 2009

HYWWP August '09 Newsletter

August is Here!!

Ahhh, August already?! You know what that means....it's almost back-to-school time! Wow, what a fast summer.

We are well past the mid-year mark. How are you doing on your scrappy goals? Have you created more or less than you thought you would by this time of year? No matter how many projects you've created or planned to create, our gallery is FULL of inspiring projects that will get your creative juices flowing, and our message board if full of challenges that will help you scrap outside the box! Come on over and take a look!

I want to take this time to thank the new members of HYWWP for joining and jumping on in! It's been so fun to learn more about you and have you as a part of our "family."

Sponsor of the Month

Mandarin Pixie\Little Bean Embroidery. Mandarin Pixie is no longer in business, but our wonderful Design Team member, Erin, was generous enough to supply us with their products this month!

Mandarin Pixie specialized in unique rubber stamps for all occasions. The Design Team received a handful of different stamps to create with for the month of August.

Although Mandarin Pixie is no longer in business, the owner now has a new site called Little Bean Embroidery, specializing in personalized and adorable baby items! Please take a moment to visit the site! Little Bean Embroidery

Check out the message board and gallery to see what our Design Team creates with the wonderful Madarin Pixie products!

Wanna Win Some Mandarin Pixie Stamps???

Not only has Erin generously provided our Design Team with some stamps to work with this month, but she has also offered to give away some of these stamps to some lucky message board members!!! Be sure and visit the message board for your chance to win! Here is a sneak peak of some of the great stamps that will be given away:

NEW feature at HYWWP! Guest Design Team Member!

Guest Designer for July, August, & September is.....RITA!
That's right! We have a fun new feature at HYWWP! For 3-month terms, we will be searching for Guest Design Team Members starting THIS month! Our guest DT members will receive products each month during their term and will be required to make a least 2 creations a month with those products. Guest DT members will be required to be active in our forums and in our gallery. There was no call this first time, but be on the look out in future months because we will be holding a contest or a call for our next Guest DT member! We would love to see what you have to offer, so get those layouts and projects ready! Our first call will be held in September!

For July through September, our own Ms. Rita will be our first Guest DT member! Rita is sure to inspire you all with her adorable layouts and projects.

If you are interested in being a future Guest DT Member, please join the message board today and start posting. Participation is a key factor in our decision in choosing a Guest DT!

Ongoing Challenges for August!
There's always something fun happening at our message board! Chatty contests, RAK giveaways, and more! Come on over to the message board and check out the ongoing list of challenges: Click Here

August Gallery Inspiration

"Baby Play" by ScrapNeNe

"Fun in the Sun" by Jenny

"The Best of Friends" by Paula

"Wonderful You" by Rita

"Sam is 2" by Josie

Sketch of the Month

This month's sketch is brought to you by one of our very talented Design Team members, Trisha! Trisha has shared some awesome sketches with us that she has created, and here is one she wanted to share for this month.

We'd love to see your creations based on this sketch...please upload to our gallery or on the message board to show us what you've done. Enjoy!

Don't forget to check out our online gallery for lots of inspiration and great projects!
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