Saturday, September 12, 2009

Congratulations to our Sole Survivor!

The votes have been cast, the reunion show is barely complete and the winner of the very first Designer Survivor is Day!

Day sells her products as Day's Digi Designs. She currently sells at Designs in Digital. You can find her shop HERE.

Second Place was Donna.

Third Place goes to Evie.

Congratulations ladies! You all did a fabulous job!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Time for our Final Voting

The time has come for everyone who started this game and was kicked off the island, to now be our Jury! You each can look over the finalist's kits and pick your favorite! Email me at survivor @ browniescraps dot com with your ONE choice for sole survivor. You must send me your votes before 6 pm PST tonight.

We will hold a chat for the announcement of Tribal Council tonight. Anyone is welcome! Look for the link and chat info to be posted in the tribal council area tonight after voting has ended.

Here are your finalists to choose from:

Click HERE for a closer look and to leave some love.

Click HERE for a closer look and to leave some love.

Click HERE for a closer look and to leave some love.

Click HERE for a closer look and to leave some love.

Click HERE to look closer and leave some love.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tribal council has been posted

Check out the forum for the latest results of Tribal Council...

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Time to Vote

Each contestant that is still in the challenge, needs to email me by tomorrow at 3 pm PST with the names of 2 players you want to see go home!

Tribal council will be tomorrow evening. The contestants will be down to 5 who will go on to compete in the Final Challenge!!! Only one will be chosen as Sole Survivor!

Oh, and you can not vote for Linda!! This week anyway!

I also, almost forgot, if one of you remaining contestants have the hidden immunity idol. You must email me your intent to use it BEFORE the voting expires at 3 pm PST tomorrow afternoon!

The Winner this week of Immunity

I know we had multiple computer problems, and my only guess is that they have to do with esurvey who hosts the polls that I use. I'm so sorry. Before it stopped working, we did have almost 50 votes and a clear winner from them.

I'm pleased to announce (for several weeks in a row) the winner of immunity and the Grab Bag by Mad Genius Designs is Mrs. JayBob Designs.

Here is the fabulous prize she is winning:

And, Jewel has very graciously offered this prize to one more winner-of Linda's choice!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Reward Challenge Voting--Week 5

Well, the 7 remaining contestants have done more amazing work! Check out these word art packs! Pick your favorite and vote and of course, go download them while they are still available!!!

Click HERE to download the packs

Monday, August 31, 2009

Week 5 Reward Challenge

Well, this challenge has been so fun, but it has had a few bumps along the way. Unfortunately, some sponsor sites have fallen through, but the good news is, amazing ones have stepped in to save the day!

It is no different with this week's Reward Challenge! Jewel of Mad Genius Designs has generously offered to step up and take on this challenge! In fact, she has posted all the details HERE. The deadline will be 9 pm PST on Wednesday night. Voting will be posted here soon after that!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tribal Council and a new challenge

We have moved into our fifth week of Designer Survivor! Three contestants went home last night, and they will definately be missed! The links are still up for the wedding kits, if you haven't had a chance to grab them. Also, you can pick out your favorite and join Melody for a Speed Scrap today at Brownie Scraps. Details HERE

Melody is our sponsor for this week's challenge! I want to blog about her for just a moment! She stepped in at the last minute for us, when one of the sponsors contacted me that they would not be able to participate any longer! Melody was more than willing to help me out and she has posted an amazing challenge. Melody recently opened up her new advertising service at Brownie Scraps. She only has a few spots left, so hurry and check out her great deals.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Time to vote again

Congratulations everyone on getting your kits in!! They look fabulous! Voting will end at 3 pm PST and Tribal Council will follow soon after. Remember to check out the Tribal Council section in the forum! I can't wait to see who will be remaining on the island!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Challenge due tonight

Just a quick reminder that your weekly challenge is due tonight. Once the deadline has passed, you may each send me your votes!

This week, 3 of you will be going home! Linda has immunity, so you can't vote for her. For each of the rest of you, please send me your top 3 votes by Friday at 3 pm PST. Tribal council will be held soon after that! Also, if any of you have the immunity idol, and would like to play it, you have to email me with your intent BEFORE the voting ends at 3 pm tomorrow. Next week, will be the last week, the immunity idol will be valid.

I think that's everything! I can't believe how quickly this is going!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Linda, Mrs. Jay Bob Designs, is our winner of the Reward challenge!! She has immunity from this week's elimination! In Survivor fashion, she gets to share the reward with one friend! She can't share immunity, just the prize! LOL! So, Linda, respond here and let us know who you want to share with. Both of you will receive the prize in your inbox!

Great job, ladies! These were all amazing quickalbums!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

4th Week Reward Challenge Voting!

Okay, I'm hoping I do this right, this time! We'll see!

This week the contestants used their mini's from last week to create a quick album. You can download any or all of them for FREE up until tomorrow night, so grab them quick! Click HERE to go to the gallery to snag them.

I am going to post each one below. Pick your favorite and then vote HERE. They are listed in random order in the poll, so be sure and pick the right one!!!

Tinkay Designs

Snuggle Berry Pie Designs

Eye Opening Designs

Day's Digi Designs

Marni Designs


MrsJayBob Designs

FlutterbyeFaery Designs

Tootlebugz Designs

Busy Mamma Designs

Monday, August 24, 2009

Week 4 reward/Immunity Challenge has been posted!

...Leslie here! Ramona was supposed to be away for a few days, and since I got booted from Island I volunteered to blog when the reward challenge was posted!
If you haven't seen it yet head HERE to find out what your challenge is!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New Challenge has been posted

Wow! I'm so excited by the new challenge! I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this one! If you haven't found it yet, it is being hosted by our awesome sponsor, "Digirido Scraps". You can find it HERE

Good luck girls! And remember, it does say NO CU, however if you have earned product through the reward challenge-you may use that, but only that CU product!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Tribal Council has been posted

In case you aren't already over at Brownie Scraps, stalking the Tribal Council area, the results have been posted! This game gets more and more fun as the weeks go by! We are down to our last few weeks, and we are all anxious to see who will outlast the others!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

And the Winner is...

Well, at least we have a clear winner with this one! This team had a pretty good lead in the first poll that I messed up, and then also had a clear lead in the second one! So, I think it's pretty safe to say that the winner of our Week 3 Reward Challenge is:
The Eyelet Team! Congrats girls, you will be receiving your prize coupon soon!

Also, tonight is the deadline for the week kit! As in past weeks, the voting will begin as soon as the deadline passes.

This week, please email me at with your top 3 people that you'd like to see go. Joe G had to pull out, due to a family tragedy and she will be very missed. Just keep that in mind, as you vote. Also, remember that Marni Designs, FlutterbyeFaery, Mrs. JayBob and Eye Opening Designs can not be voted for, they have immunity!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Second Time...

I am so sorry for all the confusion! I had put them in in order and then added the titles, but somewhere in their I turned things around. I have closed the previous poll (but kept the results, in case I need to refer to them)

and have started a new one. I "think" I got the titles correct below, but you can always go to the gallery HERE, look at what team you want to choose and then vote. The vote is random each time, so they won't be in order.

Again, I'm so sorry.

Voting--Take Two

**Deadline is extended to Thursday morning at 4 a.m. PST.**

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Voting for Your favorite set of frames

It's that time again! This week, the teams bring you some awesome cluster frames which will go wonderfully with previous kits you've downloaded!

Here they are:

The eyelet team brings you:

The Hinges Team brings you:

The Brad Team:

The Staples Team:

Vote below for your favorite set! Each contestant created one, so if one packet has 5 and another 3, don't judge them based on that!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Third Reward Challenge

This challenge is for a Reward and for Immunity!

This week's Reward challenge is hosted by Just Digi Layouts. You can go HERE to see the details.

I also want to show the wonderful and generous prize that Just Digi Layouts will be giving to the winning team!


Like Lisa Jo said, your set of cluster frames are due by 8:59 PST in the gallery at Brownie Scraps! Judging will begin soon after and end at 4 pm PST on Wednesday. Good luck ladies! Can't wait to see those frames!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Challenge

I completely forgot to update everything here! I'm so sorry about that!

I can't believe we are already into week three of this challenge and about half done! I'm having so much fun! We had an unexpected change in sponsor for this week's challenge, so I came up with the one this week! It's an emotion challenge and hopefully really requiring these ladies to think outside the box and test their design skills.

You can read more about it here

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tribal Council has been posted

You can find the results here:

Tribal Council

Still a TIE!!!

Are you ladies all working together? LOL! It was a perfect tie between the three. So, I have no choice but to...

Oh, wait, you have to wait another 30 minutes!!!

We have a Tie

We have a Three Way tie on the final person to be sent home!

Please vote FOR the designer you want to keep on the island!!!

There is only 30 minutes to vote, so hurry hurry. This is only for those of you participating to vote in!

I will announce those moving on in one hour!!!


Round Two Voting

**One more update** the more I think about this, with 8 going home, let's have you each pick 3 people to vote off. That way I will be sure and have enough votes to count! If there are any ties, I will look at anyone who received votes last week.

I am so sorry that I didn't post this last night. For some reason, I got mixed up on my days and thought you all had one more day! By the time it clicked, I was already in bed and felt too lazy to get back up!

The voting will work the same as last week.

Only 16 can move on to the next round, so eight designers will be eliminated at tonight's Tribal Council.

Each of you need to email me (by secret ballot) the designer you think should go home. Please cast 3 votes. You can decide this based on someone you thought didn't pull their weight, you can upload each product and go through the items and pick the person who least followed the assignment, is perhaps not really committed to this challenge, etc. You don't have to tell me why you chose who you chose! This is a game about alliances, a social game, as I explained, so you can choose based on that! It doesn't matter! Send me an email at survivor @ browniescraps . com. Don't PM me, don't send it to one of my many other emails, be sure to send it to survivor @ browniescraps . com (without the spaces). You only have to include the designer's name. This will be perfectly confidential. I am the only one with access and the only one who will ever know the name you wrote! Please email me by 4 pm PST today (friday). I will count the ballots and the eight designers to receive the most votes will be going home tonight! I will make the announcement for Tribal Council by 6 pm PST.

Good luck! You all did an amazing job! The kits all look great! Now VOTE!!!!

**Remember you can not vote for: anyone on the ribbons team. These women won immunity!!! As a reminder, they are: Joe G Designs, Punky Princess Designs, Mad Genius Designs, Mrs. JayBob Designs, FlutterbyFaery Designs and Tootlebugz Designs.

Also, if one of you have the hidden and immunity idol and would like to play it, now is the time to do so. Post a comment here, after 4 pm PST but before 6 pm PST and if your name is one on my list, you will not be eliminated. You don't have to play it, you can wait until another week, but the option is there.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Winner of the Reward Challenge...

The winning team of our Second Reward Challenge is:

The Ribbon Team

Congratulations girls! I will PM you each the code to the amazing and generous gift from Pretty Scrappy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reward Challenge Voting!!

It's time to vote again! This week, the teams have brought us some amazing paper packs, and just in time for Fall! You can click HERE to see the packs and download them. Then come back here and vote:

Voting is now closed

The team who receives the most votes will win this amazing Grab Bag from our sponsor Pretty Scrappy!

Voting will close Wednesday at 3 pm PST

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Second Reward Challenge

The Second Reward Challenge has been posted:

Pretty Scrappy

Deadline: Tuesday night 11:59 pm (EST) Note the change in deadline time. I'm doing it at Eastern Time, rather than Pacific Time. That way I don't have to stay up quite as late to get the poll posted HERE on the blog!

Have fun ladies, this looks like an amazing challenge!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Final Teams posted

Ribbon Team - Joe G, Evie, Jewel, Tootlebugs, MrsJayBob, Punky Princess

Strings - Wendy, March, Scrappin Daisies, Gabs, Tinkay, Janet

Stitching - Kat Len, Amagination, Days Digi, Tyger, Sava Scraps, Cornelia

Ric Rac - Digi Dandy, ChristinaP, Crystal May, Tootsie Creationz, Rags, Ashlee

Best of luck ladies! I can't wait to see those camping kits!

New Challenge is up!!!

Welcome to Week Two! Our new challenge is up and the host of this week is Moo Two Designs!

Click on the link to check it all out!

If you are wondering what the teams are for this week, they have almost all been decided. You can check that all out HERE

We've got a hidden immunity idol out there, this week's challenge, a Reward challenge coming on Monday! This is way more exciting than that show! LOL!!! (okay, I still love the show-always will!)

Friday, August 7, 2009


Are we having fun yet!

In case you are here and trying to find where all the action is,

Click HERE to see where we are setting up the new teams.

Tribal Council coming soon!

There are 30 minutes left of voting time! Tribal Council will be held in the Tribal Council Week One thread at Browniescraps! You can find it HERE

Lots of fun stuff coming for Week 2!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Let the Voting begin...

Well, you ladies were all super nice to me! You posted all the kits an hour before the deadline, so I can post this and go to bed! I'm extra tired tonight, so this is a big help!

Okay, here is how the voting is going to work...

Only 24 can move on to the next round, so two designers will be eliminated at tomorrow's Tribal Council. I know that I led you to believe that an entire team would be going, but hey, this is Survivor! I have to keep you guessing!

Each of you need to email me (by secret ballot) the designer you think should go home. You can decide this based on someone you thought didn't pull their weight, you can upload each product and go through the items and pick the person who least followed the assignment, is perhaps not really committed to this challenge, etc. You don't have to tell me why you chose who you chose! This is a game about alliances, a social game, as I explained, so you can choose based on that! It doesn't matter! Send me an email at survivor @ browniescraps . com. Don't PM me, don't send it to one of my many other emails, be sure to send it to survivor @ browniescraps . com (without the spaces). You only have to include the designer's name. This will be perfectly confidential. I am the only one with access and the only one who will ever know the name you wrote! Please email me by 4 pm PST today (friday). I will count the ballots and the two designers to receive the most votes will be going home tomorrow night! I will make the announcement for Tribal Council by 6 pm PST.

Good luck! You all did an amazing job! The kits all look great! Now VOTE!!!!

**edited** Remember you can not vote for: Day's Digi Designs, Sava Scraps or Tyger's Tidbits. These women won immunity!!!

Full Kit due tonight

The deadline is upon us for the weekly challenge! Here is the timeline for the next couple of events! If nothing else, I keep you hopping!!!

Just like in the game of survivor, Tribal Council must be held! It's just part of the game! And I want to make a little comment about this. Survivor is just as much (if not more) a social game than strictly about design talent. It really is very much like selling your designs! You can have the very best designs out there, but if you don't know how to market them and advertise them, then you'll never really sell them! So, it's always a tight rope to walk! LOL! This game is very similar, so as we go from week to week, I hope those who are voted off will not take it personally! It is not a reflection on your talent or even you as a person. The truth is, each week, someone or more must go home and that's just how it is!

Okay, enough on that! On to the schedule.

Deadline for this weeks challenge is tonight, 11:59 PST

Details about voting will be posted HERE, after the deadline passes

Voting will end at 5 pm tomorrow, PST

Tribal Council will be held (okay, really it will just be me making the announcement HERE of who will be leaving the island) sometime tomorrow night AFTER voting ends.

In that same post, I will announce how the teams will work for next week.

The next challenge will be posted sometime on Saturday

And we will move forward from there!!

Remember that this is the BEST place for up to date details of what is going on here! I also added a newsletter widget on the side. Put in your email, and you will be notified when I update the blog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

And the Winner is...

We had 229 votes! Out of those votes, the RED TEAM wins, by one vote!!!! It was so close! You all did great!

Day, Christina and Tyger you all win immunity from this week's challenge! You still have to complete it, but you can not be voted off! Congratulations!

You will be receiving your prize very soon!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Vote! Vote! Vote!

It is now time to vote for our First Reward Challenge! The team with the most votes will receive immunity and a special packet of tools that they can use for future challenges!

Here are the Alpha Packets, you can download them HERE Links are clickable, if you want to see them bigger.


Voting has ended!
The winning team will be posted HERE very soon!!!

Reward challenge is almost over

The deadline is almost here! Do you all have your alpha previews and links turned in? The voting will be posted tonight, when the deadline expires. It will be posted here and anyone can come vote. So spread the word! Voting will last from midnight tonight (pacific time) until 3 pm tomorrow afternoon (PST). I will announce the winning team here on the blog at 3 pm, so be on the lookout!

Also, as this is a game that takes place at lots of different sites and forums, know that ALL news, updates, links will be posted here. So, if all else fails, check here for general information. Questions about specific challenges can be asked at the sponsor site. They will know more than me about most things because they are creating the challenge! However, for things like voting, tribal council and where to look for the next challenge will be found here!

I hope you're all having fun!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

First Reward Challenge

The First Reward Challenge has been posted! Head on over to our Sponsor, Gingerscraps, to check out the details.

This challenge must be completed and posted in the Brownie Scraps gallery by tomorrow night (Tuesday at 11:59 pm PST). For this challenge, each person is to complete an alpha, but post them together as a team. Meaning one preview with download links in ONE upload spot. Judging will open on Wednesday morning and close Wednesday night. The winning team will earn immunity and some CU survival tools that can be used in future challenges! Good luck and have fun!!!!

Oh, and no Alpha cutters allowed. Sorry girls, you must do it the hard way!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Have you checked in???

If you signed up to play Designer Survivor make sure you have checked in with your team mates at Brownie Scraps. You can find your teams HERE Anyone who hasn't checked in my 9 am Monday morning (PST) will be eliminated. It's the same as missing the ship out to the island!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

First challenge posted

I got so excited by the first challenge and how stinking cool it is, I completely forgot to come here and blog about it. I apologize! I will try not to do that again!

Enchanted Studios Scrap is our awesome sponsor and host for this challenge. You can read all about the details HERE

Remember to work together as a team to fulfill the requirements. If you have any questions, you can check out our Q&A thread HERE

Final projects must be posted in the gallery at Brownie Scraps by 11:59 PST on Thursday night!

Good luck! I can't wait to see the Suessified kits!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Teams have been posted

I think most of you have already found your team in the forum section at Brownie Scraps! Everything is ready and we are only hours away from the kick off challenge.

Our first challenge will be hosted by...wait, you didn't think I'd actually tell you! But, when it has been posted in their forum, I will post a link here! Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Registration is Closed

Registration is now closed! I will be putting the teams together and posting them in the Survivor section at Browniescraps. Teams will be announced on Friday. I have a QandA section set up there too, so feel free to stop by, introduce yourself, ask any questions and become familiar with the rules!

We head out to Island Extraction in just 3 days!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sign ups are almost done...

Okay, ladies, we are down to the final 2 days of sign ups! They will be closed after tomorrow night at midnight. We still have spots open, so spread the word, if you know of anyone who is interested.

Once sign ups end, I will be getting everything organized and ready for Saturday. Once I have an exact amount of people playing, then I will post a schedule of how many will be eliminated each week. I will also assign tribes and make that announcement on Friday night!

I can't wait to get started! It's going to be so fun!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Five Days left...

To get your registration in! It's not too late to spread the word and bring your friends along!

I've gotten a few questions about how things will work, and I'll attempt to answer them here.

1. The product created for this contest will only be available to the public to download for the first week, until Tribal Council. After that, it is yours to do with as you please. Feel free to create extra, and then put it altogether in your store, on your blog, etc.

2. No CU products will be allowed unless you earn them through Reward Challenges. Basically, we're dropping you off on a design island with only your computer and program to survive!

3. There will be eliminations, but they won't be done by me! I'm just coordinating this thing, I'm not even putting together the challenges. Oh, wait, I do get to torture the 3 who make it to the final challenge! And believe me, it will be a doozy!

4. Basically, look at this as an opportunity to stretch your design and creative skills, to create new product you can then turn around and sell, get your name out there and exposure through giving away your designs in the challenge, oh and the best of all--if you outlast everyone else-- you get $200.00 of CU product and 3 months of FREE advertising! Can you beat that?

Just email me at if you want to play and if you think you have what it takes!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


We are now taking registrations for all interested designers! Just send me an email telling me a bit about yourself, where you sell, etc. I'd love to see a preview of your favorite kit, if you'd like to send it, as well! Send the email to

Registration will end on July 28th at 11:59 PST. We can't wait to get started!!!

Oh, and be sure to wear the blinkie, so you can help spread the word...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Spread the Word...

Sign ups have begun for our First Ever Designer Survivor!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sponsor List is Complete

I'm so excited that we are moving along in our planning! We have the 10 sponsors I had hoped for! Thanks to all who have signed up and are showing your support! We're going to have a blast!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Openings left

We have 4 sponsor openings left for our Designer Survivor coming in August! We have one spot left for the Big Challenge and 3 Reward challenges left. If you choose the Reward challenge, you need to prepare a CU goody bag for the winners of that challenge!

Email me at if you are interested in one of these few remaining spots!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sponsor List is growing...

I'm so excited at the interest that is being generated! We have 4 firm sponsors so far and several others who are in the works. I'm hoping to have the spots filled within the week!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Looking for Sponsors

We are looking for sponsors to help us host this event! If you are a store owner and are interested in being invovled in this fun set of challenges, please contact me at

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Coming Soon...

Check here for more details on the first Annual Designer Survivor...

Questions and comments can be sent to