Tuesday, June 2, 2015

ric#85 - J. Crew

Welcome back to the Runway!  Before we get to business, I wanted to introduce the newest member of our design team.  She is an amazing designer, and such a sweet person!  As per Runway Inspired tradition, she'll also be sharing some of her favorite clothing items so we can get to know a bit about her style.  Please allow me to introduce:

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My name is Heather, and I blog over at Houses Built of Cards. I have been married for 15 years to the man of my dreams, and have two sweet daughters age 12 (in a couple days!) and 10 that I homeschool – which keeps me busier than you would imagine! I was born, raised, and lived in Northwestern Washington State until nearly 3 years ago, at which time we moved to a very small town in Wyoming (located at 7,200 feet above sea level) where we spent 2 ½ years – until late last year when my husband was relocated back to Washington State. It has been good to be back near the majority of our family, but we miss Wyoming and all the wonderful friends we made there very much!

I absolutely LOVE making cards – and also enjoy scrapbooking memories of my family. I jokingly tell my husband that it is cheaper than therapy (although I’m not actually sure if that is true – but I definitely think it is more FUN!) If you aren’t familiar with my blog name, then let me explain a little! When I started card making, I quickly found that I was making WAY more cards than I could possibly use. Thanks in part to my young daughters and something they both cared deeply for, I decided to direct all the proceeds from the sales of my cards to the building of houses for widows and their children in Burundi, Africa, through a ministry called Sister Connection. Building one house is amazingly just $600!!! If you are interested, you can read more about that HERE.

Half of what I love about crafting is the community that surrounds it! Amazing and talented people from all over in the world, brought together by this one hobby we all share. Inspiring each other, and sharing little pieces of ourselves! So excited to be joining the remarkably talented gals at Runway Inspired Challenge – I have long admired them and can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be joining them! 

Yay!  Make sure to give Heather a nice warm welcome.  We are so happy to have her!

Now...let's give a cheer for our winners!

Our Fabulous Fashionistas are:
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Neha (Periwinkle Creations)

And the Queen of Couture, winner of a $25 Gift Card to Ellen Hutson is:
Congrats, ladies! Kristie, please email me (ourchangeofart@gmail.com) to claim your prize!


This week, the girls used product generously donated by our sponsor, Winnie & Walter!

Tasnim Ahmed - Cards & Bookmarks

©Candles in the Garden. RIC85 - Sponsored by Winnie and Walter.

The design team will select 3 runners-up (the Fabulous Fashionistas) and one winner (the Queen of Couture) after the challenge closes. They will be posted here on the blog at the start of the next challenge, as well as on our Winners Page. The Queen of Couture will receive an awesome prize!

A $25 gift card to Winnie & Walter!

~You must create a new project for each challenge

~Please include a link back to the Runway Inspired Challenge in your post

~When uploading your project, make sure to link to your entry post, not your entire blog

~When submitting to our challenge, you may combine with only 3 other challenges

~You may enter as many times as you wish!

~If it is not obvious how you were inspired by the runway outfit, please explain it in your post. We don't want to overlook anything!

Your projects for this challenge are due by Friday, June 12th at 11:59pm ET


Neha said...

Thanks for featuring my card. I knew from the beginning that kristi is a winner... Awesome card.. Congrats dear.

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations to the Fabulous Fashionistas! Awesome cards!
I am truly honored to be picked as Queen of couture! Thank you!! xo

Анна Немирович said...

Спасибо большое!!! :) Приятно, что оценили мою работу. :)

Larissa Heskett said...

YEAH!! =) CONGRATS to the Winners LOVE LOVE LOVED all the Creations that were shared!! =) CONGRATS to Heather too on joining the Team!! So EXCITED for you and looking forward to seeing more of your AMAZING Designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

maria f. said...

Yay, Kristie! And look forward to Heather's creations too!