Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Challenge #233

God morning to all!  I hope you are enjoying a great week so far and are ready to get some crafting done.  We will start out with our photo for the week.  This past weekend, I made pickles and jelly using produce form our garden.  Yum, yum!

Now for our top 3 from challenge #231:

(from our Facebook page)


Thanks to all who participated in this challenge and a big round of applause for these three gorgeous cards!

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Kaylin and it is a beautiful one:
And, in case you want to use a theme, this week it is WINDOW.

Here are the samples from our team:


Two stunning cards - I am sure you will be inspired by them!
Remember, you have two weeks to enter this challenge and you may do so here or on our Facebook page by commenting on the post.
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Challenge #232

Good morning, afternoon, evening -wherever you may live.  Thanks for stopping by Try Stampin' - Or Not.  We are so glad you decided to visit our site and perhaps you will play along with us this week.

To begin, our photo for the week is one of an awakening sunflower from our garden.
We plant sunflowers by the deck to act as privacy and as a draw for the bees.  

On to our top three from challenge #230.....



Great cards, ladies!  And very interpretations of our challenge.  Congratulations to you, and to all of the other entrants (here and on the Facebook page) thanks for participating in this challenge.  Awesome cards from all!

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Hillary and the theme (should you choose to use it) is HAPPY.  I sure hope you can find the time in the next two weeks ( challenge ends on September 1st) to play along with us.
And here are the really amazing cards from our team:








Wow!  Great cards ladies.  I know they all make me happy and I am sure they will inspire our followers to make some cool cards of their own.  Remember everyone, you have two weeks to complete your card and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  
Thanks everyone for stopping by this week!  Hope you have a good one.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Challenge #231

Hello and happy Tuesday!  If you have never visited us before, welcome!  If you are a regular here, welcome back!  Every Tuesday we post a sketch challenge which runs for two weeks to give you lots of time to fit some crafting into your busy schedules.  Hope you enjoy our site.

To start out, here is our photo for the week:
This little guy popped under our fence to get the seeds the birds drop from one of our feeders.  I know not everyone likes mice, but I think he is cute!

On to our top 3 from challenge #229:
(from our facebook page)



And honourable mention:

We had LOTS of entries and it was a very difficult task to pick the top three...they were all so good!  Thanks to all who joined in and congratulations to our top 3 (I mean 4).

Now for this week's sketch (courtesy of Sarah C.):
The technique challenge, should you choose to use it, is Water colour - water colour some element on your card. Remember, you do not have to use this technique to participate!
Here are the samples from our talented team:





Beautiful cards, team!  I am sure they will inspire our viewers to create something special.
To everyone, remember that our challenges run for two weeks and that you can enter below or as a comment to the post on our Facebook page.  Come join our group and enjoy the company of your fellow crafters and card makers.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Challenge #230

Happy Tuesday to everyone!  I was photographer at a wedding this weekend and so my photo for the week comes from there.  The youngest daughter was a flower girl and, after the ceremony, she took off her shoes and decided romp through the grass.  I just like this photo and hope you do as well.
A bit of whimsy!

Challenge #228 produced some great cards from our followers.  Here are three of the best:
(from facebook)



Congrats, ladies and thanks to all who entered.  Please check out the post from challenge #228 to see the other great entries.

Now on to this week's challenge.  This week we have Kaylin to thank for our sketch and our twist.
Use the sketch, the photo, or a combination of both as inspiration this week.  
Here are the cards our team came up with:
(the sketch and the colours)

(the sketch, the photo and the colours)

(the sketch and the photo)

(the sketch)

(the sketch, the photo, the colours)

(the sketch)


(the sketch)

(the sketch and the photo)

Great cards, team!  As you can see, there are lots of options for this challenge...I hope one calls you to create.
Remember, this challenge runs for two weeks and you can post your entry below or on our Facebook page as a comment to the post for this challenge.  Happy creating to everyone!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Challenge #229

Happy Tuesday to everyone out there!
It is time for another Try Stampin'-Or Not challenge.  I hope you are ready to create some really awesome cards.  But, before you do, let's look at our photo of the week.
These tiny little fungi are less than 1/2 inch across - you can see how much taller the grass is than they are.  I had to get down on my belly to take this photo.

Now, let's turn our attention to the top three for challenge #227.  Here they are (in no particular order):



Very, very nice cards, ladies!  Congrats to you all.  Thanks to everyone who played along.

And now, for our main event - this week's challenge:
Our sketch is courtesy of Hillary.
And our theme (should you choose to include it) is FLOWER.  Please include a flower somewhere on your card - or not -whichever you choose.  Now here are the inspirations from the team:





Wow!  Each of the designers created cards with entirely different takes on the sketch.  I am sure that you, our followers, will be inspired by  these unique interpretations and I know we will see lots of great cards posted below.

Remember, you can post here or you can add your card as a comment to the post on our facebook page. Also, this challenge runs for two weeks.
Have a great week, everyone!