Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #313

Good day, all!
It is Wednesday and that means it is time to share our choices for the top cards from challenge #313.  Here they are:
(love the bunny)

(great textures)

And the top card is........
( a brilliant card)

Thank you so much to everyone who played along and a round of applause for our top picks!
Happy Wednesday, all!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Challenge #315

Good morning! We are so glad to welcome you to Try Stampin' - Or Not.  Each week we offer a new sketch challenge which runs for two weeks so that there is lots of time to play along.  We also have a Facebook page where everyone is encouraged to showcase their work, start discussions regarding card making and pass on techniques to everyone.

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Donna and has the optional technique - three different patterns.  

And here are the examples created by our team:









Amazing cards from the team!  I know they will inspire our viewers to do some creating this week.  Thanks, ladies, for being the most creative team on the web.

Now it is time for everyone to get out their supplies, find some quiet time and let your creativity flow.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with. (And remember, you can post below or on our Facebook page)

Happy crafting, everyone!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Top Cards - Challenge #312

Hello again!  I am so glad to see quite a few cards again this week.....and really great ones at that.  Here are my picks for challenge #312.

Faves:



And featured card for the challenge:

I truly love each and every card entered for this challenge and thank you to all for playing along with us.  I hope to see you all again next week!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Challenge #314

Hello and happy Tuesday to everyone!  I hope all is well with you and everyone around you.  

Our sketch this week is another thanks to Vicki and the optional theme (in honour of spring) is BABY ANIMALS.
Here is the sketch:
As promised, we have a guest designer...Allisa Chilton was our winner of the birthday contest and here is her interpretation of the sketch:
Such a beautiful card and I thank her for joining us this week.
And here is what Allisa says about herself:
A  little about me...  I am an Independent Close to My Heart Consultant.  I have been papercrafting since 1995 and ventured into blogland in 2011.  I love creating and entering challenges! My passion is scrapbooking with creating cards a close second.  I am Mom to three boys and live in rural Wyoming with my family and a small zoo of pets! 

Now for the cards from the team:





Thanks, ladies, for some really great cards and again, thanks to our guest designer -Allisa, for her beautiful card as well.  Now, let us see what you out there come up with.  As always, our challenge runs for two weeks so you have lots of time to play along.  Happy crafting, all!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #311

Good day, all! What a wonderful way to celebrate our seventh birthday. There were sooooooooooo many great cards for this challenge.  I want to thank everyone who played along.  I do not remember this many entries before. 

Here are my picks for favourites:






And my pick for top card for the challenge:

Allisa also wins the "birthday" present from us and we will feature her as a guest designer next week.  Congrats to all of the card makers who made our faves list and thanks to everyone who participated.  I can still only say WOW!!



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Challenge #313

Good morning!  Wherever you are, I hope the great storm is not affecting you too much.  It is COLD here (-20) and I so wish I was where it is warm.  Winter has gone on far too long.  If you are in a warm climate, I am green with envy. But it doesn't matter where you live, I hope you have time to craft.

Today's sketch is another from Vicki and the optional theme is "Beautiful Flowers" ( to make us in the north think of spring).  


And here are the designs by our team:







WOW!  Very cool cards.  And all so different.  I love how each designer had a unique vision from the sketch.  And I am sure that everyone out there will also see something unique as well.  Cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Have a great week.....and stay warm - wherever you are!


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Challenge #310 Top Picks

Hi again!  
Whew, what a hard job - picking just a handful from all of the cards submitted for this challenge!  But here goes.....I hope you approve of my choices.

Some faves from challenge:




And here it is, my pick for top card for the challenge:

Congratulations, ladies!  Gorgeous cards.  And thank you to everyone who entered for making my job so difficult.  I was thrilled with all of the entries.
Have a great week!