Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Challenge #325 Top 3

Happy Wednesday!  It is a beautiful, sunny morning here - very appropriate for the first day of summer.  I hope your day - wherever you are - is a good one as well.

Our top three for challenge #325 are as follows:

Great cards, ladies!  Congratulations on making our top three.  And thank you so much to all who played along with us.
Have a great week!
p.s. Don't forget to visit our Facebook page and join in the fun over there.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Challenge #327

Good morning!  Hope all is well for everyone.

We have another great sketch from Kaylin this week AND we have a guest designer.  A few weeks back, we ran a contest to choose a guest designer (chosen by random generator) and Karen Finkle was our lucky winner.  Here is what Karen says about herself:
My first exposure to stamping was in 2011 and I was not interested. In 2012 I was invited to an "open house" and made four cards. I bought Lovely as a Tree, Plant Hope and the sample inks and sample cardstock. We traveled in an RV in 2012 and 2013 so I didn't make too many cards. In 2014 our RVing came to a screeching halt due to my husband's health. For stress relief, I started working on cards. In January 2016 I became a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and I was my sole customer. In March 2017 I resigned as a demonstrator. However, I feel like it won't be too long before I do it again as I love challenges as it gets those creative juices flowing! I am thankful that CherylAnn gave me the opportunity to be a Guest Designer on Try Stampin' - Or Not - On Tuesday
This is our sketch:
The Optional Technique is "All Bolds or All Pastels".

Here is Karen's card:

And the cards from our team:

Great cards, ladies!  Very inspirational.  I am certain our viewers will want to play along after seeing your cards.  Thank you so much for being on our team and thank you to Karen for joining us this week.

Followers, as always, you have two weeks to join in the fun and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Challenge #324 Top Three

Hello and happy Wednesday!  It is time for our top three from challenge #324.  Here they are:

Beautiful cards, ladies!  Congratulations and thank you so much to everyone who played along.  Hope everyone has a great week.  See you soon.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Challenge #326

Good morning to everyone!  Happy Tuesday!  
It is a gorgeous morning here -the kind of day you want to sit under a shade tree and perhaps do some crafting, especially card making.  I hope you get the chance to play along with our sketch (courtesy of Kaylin).
The OPTIONAL theme:  Wiggles and Waves

Here are the examples from our team:

Very cool cards from the team.  Awesome use of the sketch! I am sure your work has inspired our viewers.  And I am certain we will see some great cards from  our followers as well.  Thank you so much for being members of this team.

I cannot wait to see what everyone out there creates.  Remember, you can post below or on our Facebook page and you have two weeks to play along.  Happy creating!  

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #323

WoW!  Let me start by saying it again....WoW!  Lots of great entries for this challenge and a very difficult decision for the team.  But here are our top three:

As always, these cards are in random order.  They are all three great cards as were all the other entries.  Made it really hard to choose.  Thanks to all who played along.

Now for the last item of business.  I mentioned that one of the card makers  from this challenge would be a guest designer for challenge #327.  Random generator chose and the winner is Karen Finkle.  Congratulations, Karen.  You can either email me or message me on Facebook and I will send you a copy of the sketch and the due date, etc.
Thanks to everyone who played along this week.  And happy creating!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Challenge # 325

Good morning!  I am sitting here, enjoying my coffee and looking at a beautiful sunrise.  It looks like summer might really be here! 

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Kaylin.  Thank goodness for all the ladies on our team.  They pitch in and help in every way they can.  And I appreciate it soooooooooo much!
The optional theme is SUMMER SPLENDOR

And here are the examples from our team:

Beautiful, ladies! I  love each and every one of them.  And I am sure they will inspire our viewers to make cards using this sketch.  
Remember, everyone, that you have two weeks to play along.  You can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Challenge #322 Top Cards

Good Wednesday morning to everyone!  I hope your week is going well.  Just think....only a couple of days until the weekend.  Before I do the top three, I just want to thank everyone who finds the time to join us each week.  I know everyone is busy and our team really appreciates your efforts.  

So now for the top cards from challenge #322 (in no particular order):

Beautiful cards, ladies.  Congratulations to you all!  And happy card making, everyone!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Challenge #324

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I am glad you could stop by.  This week, we have a great sketch courtesy of Kaylin.  The ladies on the team are such a big help; they always provide really good sketches when I am bogged way down in other "stuff" and I really do appreciate all they do.

So, here is the sketch:
The optional technique is Shades of One Colour

And here are the cards from our team:

Gorgeous, ladies!  I know our viewers will want to play along this week - and it is all thanks to you.  I am so lucky to have such a talented team.
Remember, everyone, you have two weeks to get your cards done and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy crafting, everyone!
P.S.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for our top three cards from challenge #322.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Challenge #321 Top Cards

Good morning everyone!  It is Wednesday so that means "Top Three" time.  So here are the top cards from challenge #321 as chosen by our team.  

Three entirely different interpretations from the same sketch.  Isn't amazing how we all see things differently?
Congratulations, ladies, and thanks to everyone who played along.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Challenge #323

Hello and happy Tuesday!  I hope everyone has some crafting time available to them because we have a great sketch for you this time - thanks to Kaylin.  
The optional theme is: Pretty as a Picture.

We have some gorgeous samples from our team and I know they will inspire you.  Here they are:

Beautiful cards, team!  And all are indeed "pretty as a picture".  
I think it is time for a guest designer.  One card chosen from the entries to this challenge will garner its creator a guest designer spot on our team for challenge #326.  We look forward to seeing who that is.
So, everyone get out your supplies and get your creativity brewing. We cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Remember, you have two weeks to get your entries in.  Happy card making, all!