Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Challenge #276

Happy Tuesday to everyone out there!  I am so glad you dropped by.  As always, we start out with the photo for this week
I know this has nothing to do with our theme this week but this is the first year we managed to get flowers on our peonies so I thought I would celebrate that.

On to our top cards for challenge # 274...here they are in random order.




Very nice, ladies!  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.

On to our sketch for challenge #276:
And the optional theme is "Polka Dots".
Here are the examples from our team.







Great cards, ladies.  And this week we have a guest designer as a result of our Facebook contest.  Welcome JESSICA HENNE!  Here is what Jessica has to say about herself:
My name is Jessica Henne and I have been happily married for 13 yrs (August) I am a mother to Kaitlyn (6.5) and Alexander (2) People like to call me the jack of all trades! I take care of 12 kiddos in my home daycare and run the local bountiful basket site. I started my own photography studio 6 years ago, I sell melaleuca, buskin leggings, and just became a demonstrator for Stampin Up a year ago! I love to scrapbook and plan parties and do lots of baking!!

And here is her card:
Thank you, Jessica, for joining us this week!


A reminder, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter here (using the linky below) or as a comment on our Facebook page.

And don't forget our blog contest from last week.  You could be chosen to be a guest designer as well!
Happy creating.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Challenge #275

Hello!  And welcome!  I trust your June is starting out great.  Our contest on our Facebook page  has ended and I am pleased to announce that next week we will have a guest designer  (as well as the following week).  You will just have to check back then to see who it is.

The photo this week is one from my archives.  As our sketch theme is Sun and Sand, I had to reach into some vacation photos.
We haven't had much sun lately and our beaches are still pretty cold.

On to our top cards from challenge #273:




There is one more card I should have posted but that would give away the name of our guest designer for next week. LOL
Congrats, ladies!  And thanks to everyone who participated.

Here is our sketch for this week:
A clean and simple sketch with the optional theme : Sun and sand.  Use it or not, it is up to you.
And here are the inspirations from our team:






Wow! ladies.  Great samples and awesome use of the sketch.  I know everyone will want to get out their supplies and do some card making of their own.  Thanks so much for being on this team...you are the best!

Remember all, that you can enter below or as a comment on our Facebook page and entries are open until June 27th.

***For challenge #273, we ran a contest on our Facebook page to choose a guest designer.  We are running one here for this challenge.  Post your cards here and you have a chance to be our guest for challenge #278.  
Happy crafting, everyone!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Challenge #274

Happy Tuesday, all! and welcome to Try Stampin' - Or Not.

As usual, we start out with our photo of the week.  It was suggested that I try to tie our photo to the theme for this week's challenge......which happens to be "YELLOW" so here is an image of a little yellow finch.
I will have to put more thought into next week's image.

On to our top cards for challenge #272:




Great cards!  Congrats to our top 4   and thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge.

Now for this week's sketch (thanks to Kaylin)...the optional theme is YELLOW.
And here are the samples from our team:




Beautiful cards, ladies! And very inspirational!  I know our viewers will want to create cards of their own.  Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication.
Remember, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below using the linky or as a comment on our Facebook page.
And, if you haven't checked out our Facebook page, we are running a contest over there.  We will choose one card maker from challenge #273 to be a guest designer for challenge #275.  So, post your card there as well if you might like to be chosen.
Thanks, all, and have a great week!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Challenge #273

Happy Tuesday!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  We hope you enjoy our site and that you have some fun with our challenge this week.  
As always, we start with a photo for the week.
Our apple tree is in full bloom  so it made the photo choice an easy one for me.  I love the look of apple blossoms.   It has been suggested that I try to tie the photo of the week to our challenge for that week....so, beginning next week, the look of the blog will change a bit and the photo will run in conjunction with the sketch (at least that is the plan)!

Now for our top cards for challenge #271.......



and honourable mention to...

There were so many awesome cards this week and there easily could have been three more winners  Thanks so much for playing and congrats to our top 3 (no, 4)!

Our sketch this week is another  good one which i am certain you will want to use.
And the optional theme is BUTTERFLIES. 
Here are the cards from our team:




Great cards, team!  You are always so inspiring for our viewers and  this week is no different.  I am sure we will see lots of great entries!  Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication.
Remember everyone, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter here (using the linky) or as a comment on our Facebook page.
Happy creating, all and have a great week!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Challenge #272

Good day to all!  
It is gorgeous here and fingers crossed, I think summer might be on its way.  We got lots of yard work done and our garden is coming up..everything is great on our front.  I hope you can say the same wherever you are.

Our photo this week is of a tulip (from our garden) blowing in the wind.
The tulips are so pretty; I just wish they lasted longer.

On to our top cards from challenge #270.....here they are (in no particular order).



Great cards, ladies!
Just a note, though:  If you are going to enter our challenge, please make sure your image is either a jpeg or png format.  There was a card we wanted to highlight but it was on Flickr and it was a link.  It is too bad we cannot spotlight that card as well.  If you do not have a blog, you can always post it on our Facebook page; everyone will see it there.

Now for challenge #272 with an optional theme Summer Fun.
Looks like a really fun one to me!
And here are the cards from our team:





Very cool cards, team!  And each one is so unique. I am sure you have inspired our viewers with these examples.
Remember, everyone, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below (using the linky) or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating and enjoy your week!