Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Challenge #190 - Spooks and Other Scary Things

I have to say that I am having a great time during our little October event.  Several of you took the time to hop around and unscramble our words, and, judging by the comments and emails, you had fun.  I let Random Generator pick our winner and it is CATHERINE GRAY.  Congratulations!  Please email me your mailing address so I can send you your prize.

We also had one follower who attempted to guess the identities from the childhood photos.  PETRA HELLER is the brave lady.  Please email me as well with your address and I will get your prize to you.

(This week's fun addition will be at the end of the post so remember to read all the way through.

Now for our top 3 from Challenge #188 ....

Great cards, ladies!

Now for this week's sketch...and a bit of a different twist to the theme.  Our theme is "Spooks and Other Scary Things", a fun one by itself.  But I have asked our designers to go one step further - to create any other project but a card and I am asking you (if you want) to follow this guideline as well.
Our sketch:
And here is what the design team came up with:
(art journal page)

Wow, these "non cards" really rock!  I am sure our followers will be inspired to create their own special Halloween projects.

One more little treat for you, Sara H. also created a wonderful haunted house last year .  Here is the link (if you want to know how to make it)

Lastly, here is our fun, interactive event for this week.  Please email me with your favourite candy or cookie recipe and I will randomly draw one winner for a prize next week.  Entries close on Sunday at 6:00p.m. EST.  I will also compile a "cookbook" with all the recipes I receive which everyone can download next week.  This is open to followers and designers as well.  (my email: cherylsteve.robinson@shaw.ca).  Yummy, yummy!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge #189 - Autumn Splendor

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada (yesterday), Happy Columbus Day to everyone in the US (yesterday), and happy Tuesday to everyone everywhere!

First, let's get to the top 3 from challenge #187.  Here they are:

Kudos to the top three and a thank you to all who participated.  All the cards were great and the choices were not easy.

Now, for this week's sketch - optional theme "Autumn Splendor"
And from the team:

Such beautiful and diverse cards, ladies!  I am sure you will inspire our viewers to come up with masterpieces of their own.  I can't wait to see them!

On to our October fun.....or fun for me, at least.  Last week, we had no guesses in our contest.  It has been suggested that it was too hard. So, I am holding it over one week but you only have to get one correct "child picture" to enter the draw.  Just email me at cherylsteve.robinson@shaw.ca with your guess.  I will draw on Saturday at 6:00p.m. EST.

Now for this week's contest - a word scramble with a Halloween twist.  Just visit the blogs below to unscramble the words.  Each will have two words on it.  Once you figure out all of the scrambles, leave a comment on this blog.  One winner will be drawn on Monday, October 20th and that winner will have to email me their list of words (just to keep things fair).....so here goes.
      The first two words:  TGHOS

Now visit these blogs for the other words:

So, hop around and have some fun!

And remember to post your cards below........
Thanks for joining us!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Challenge #188 - Thank You

Welcome to a very busy October at Try Stampin'.  This month will be filled with fun and contests and oportunities for us all to interact with one another. 
But our first order of business is our top 3 for challenge #186.  We had fewer entries but they were all great!  Here are the top three as chosen by the team (Whew, I am glad I did not have to decide):

Congrats, ladies, on some beautiful cards!

Now for this week's sketch....
Our theme ("Thank You"), should you choose to use it, is in honour of Thanksgiving here in Canada next Monday.
Here are the examples from the team.

Beautiful, ladies!  I love all the autumn colours and the different takes on the sketch.    I am sure you will inspire our viewers to create some great cards of their own.

Now for the "fun" event for this week.  Several of the designers have sent me photos from when they were children.  Your job is to match the picture with the grown-up versions of these ladies.  The pictures are numbered so just send me an email (cherylsteve.robinson@shaw.ca) with the picture numbers and the correct designers  beside them.  I will draw one winner from all the correct guesses and that viewer will receive a prize.  Deadline for entry is Saturday, October 11th at 6:00p.m. EST.  The winner will be announced next week on our post.
So now, let's have some fun..........









Wow!  I do not think this will be an easy contest.  Several designers looked very similar as children - sweet young girls with long hair......and then there is #8!  Good luck on your guessing.

I hope to see lots of cards based on our sketch this week and lots of answers to our "guess the designer" contest.  Have a great week, everyone!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Challenge #187 - Harvest Time

Wow!  The last day of September and time for my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  (Drum Roll, please)  October is going to be a month to remember in crafting blog land.  There will be lots of fun things to do around here - a "guess who this is" contest, a Halloween trivia week, a "jumbled word blog hop" and a week where no cards are allowed.  October and Halloween are my favourite times of the year so I figured why not let everyone have some fun.  And it all starts next Tuesday - I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Just to get you into the mood, you might want to visit Kaylin's blog for a Halloween sneak peek...

Now for the top 3 from Challenge #185.....
Here they are (in no particular order)

And I cannot say enough about this gorgeous project from Dewi who chose to use our colour theme for the week:

Amazing work, ladies, and a big congratulations!  Thank you once again to all who participated in our challenge.  All the projects were simply awesome!

On to this week's sketch:
Thanks, Sarah, for the sketch.
Theme: Harvest Time (if you choose to use it)

Here are the cards from the team:

Great job, designers!  I know I am inspired and I am sure our followers are as well.

Now, another sad piece of business.  Amy is leaving our team.  She has been an amazing member and we will miss her a lot.  I hope to see her back someday when her life allows.  A big hug, Amy, and best wishes!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Challenge #186 -Trees And Leaves

Good morning!
Let's start off with some sad news and some happy news.  First the happy.......Claire is coming back and I am thrilled to bits.  She has a beautiful, lyrical style and I have missed her terribly.  Welcome back!
Now for the sad.....and I really mean "sad".  When I heard this, tears came to my eyes.  Tanya will be leaving us.  She is the last of my original team and I will miss her in every way.  She and I met before this site was started and I hope to someday meet her in person.  Please, if you feel inclined, please click on her photo in the column to the right and extend your best wishes.  I know she will appreciate it.

Now for our top three from challenge #184.  Voting was spread out this week but here are the final three:

Wow! Such different interpretations from one sketch....I am lovin' what all of our followers come up with!

Now for this week's sketch:
The theme is "Trees And leaves". Use it or not, it is up to you.
From our team:

Once again, our team has outdone themselves.  Gorgeous, ladies!  I am positive you have inspired our followers with your cards.  And I cannot wait to see what they come up with.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.
**check back Saturday for a big October announcement