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!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Challenge #228

Good day to everyone!  
Before we get down to card making, here is our photo for the week:
  This is an HDR panorama of a daisy I made for my daughter.  It is 6 photos stitched together so that I can have it printed very large without losing any detail.

Next, let's look at the top three from challenge #226:

(from Facebook)
I love how everyone creates something unique when they join in our challenges!  Thanks to all who participated and congrats to the top three.

On to this week's challenge (the sketch is courtesy of Sarah C.)
And the technique challenge this week is to EMBOSS somewhere on your card.  Have  fun creating.
Here are the samples from our team:

Wow!  Amazing samples from the team!  I am sure all of our followers will be inspired to create a card for this challenge.  Remember, you have two weeks to get it done and you can post here or as a comment on our Facebook page.
Happy crafting to all!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Challenge #227

Good day again!  How nice of you to join us at Try Stampin' - Or Not.  I hope your week is going well so far.
This week, we are going to shake things up a bit.  We are going to start with the challenge and then work our way backwards to the photo of the week.  Please let me know if you prefer this order or not.

Challenge #227 is courtesy of Kaylin and is one where you can use the sketch, use the theme or both...take your pick.
A very cool sketch, a very cool colour theme and a very cool photo theme as well.
And here re the samples from the team:

(she made two)

Wow! If these great cards don't inspire you, I will be surprised.  Beautiful use of the colours and the sketch, ladies.  Thanks so much.

On to our top 3 from challenge #225.  We had 16 entries - 16 beautiful cards- which made it very difficult to pick a top three (but I am definitely NOT complaining).

And honourable mention to 

Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to our top 3 - I mean 4!

Our photo this week is one I took along a nature walk of some delicate pink flowers.  If anyone knows what they are, please let me know:

A reminder to everyone: please visit our Facebook page where you can join in discussions, start your own discussion and even enter your card in the challenge (just make sure your card is attached to the main challenge post as a comment so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle).
Wishing you all a great week!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Challenge #226

Good day!  Welcome back to Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday.  It is a rainy, cool day here ...perfect for crafting.
Our photo this week is one I took of a tiny butterfly on a reed of grass in a local swamp.
I love watching butterflies flitting around - I find them so peaceful.

Our top three from challenge #224 are as follows:

(from our Facebook page)

Thank you, ladies, and thank you to the other entrants as well.  Great cards by all!

On to this week's challenge:
Our sketch is courtesy of Sandi and the additional challenge (should you decide to use it) is to incorporate brads somewhere on your card.
Here are the samples from the team:

Wow!!!!!  Amazing cards, team.  I am sure that everyone who visits will be inspired to create something beautiful this week.  Thanks, ladies, for being the best team on the web.

I want to remind everyone to visit our Facebook page and join in the fun over there.  You can also post your entries for this week on that page but please do so as a comment to the post featuring the sketch so that your card does not get lost in the activity.  

Remember everyone, our challenges run for two weeks now so you have lots of time to get a card done.  Happy crafting!