Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Challenge #317 Top Cards

Good morning!  I am sure you will agree that our top cards for challenge #317 are all "top notch".



Really cool cards!  I love how each uses the sketch in a very unique way. We have some very creative viewers and I always enjoy looking at all the entries.
Thanks to everyone who played along with challenge #317 and congratulations to our top three.
Happy card making, everyone!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Challenge #319

Good morning!  I almost forgot it was Tuesday.  Silly me.  I was not thinking clearly.  And.....I must be going daft. 
I know I have not shared any photos lately but I have to show you our tiny daffodils.  This is the first time we have grown them and they are giving us a taste of spring.

They are so pretty and happy looking that I just had to share!

Now for sketch #319...
Thanks to Vicki and the optional theme is "Create a round or oval card".
Here are the examples from our team:











Wow!  Some really awesome circular and oval cards by our talented team.  If you have never made a circular card, they are a lot of fun and a style everyone should try.  I am sure these examples will spur you on to do just that.  
Remember, you have two weeks to play along and I look forward to seeing your creations.
Happy card making, everyone!




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #316

Happy Wednesday everyone!  
I am really enjoying the new format showcasing the top cards in a post of their own.  How about you?

The entries for challenge #316 were each so unique and the top three each have a very different take on the sketch.  Here they are (in no particular order):



Congratulations, card makers!  And thank you to all who played along.  Just a reminder:  If you post your card using Flickr, I cannot include it in the top choices. I just do not know how to have the picture come out clear and there does not seem to be a way for me to link to the card maker.  Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Challenge #318

Good morning!  
I hope your week has started out well.  Spring is attempting to come here and our crocuses and daffodils are beginning to bloom.  Now, if only the temperature would warm up.  I am tired of frosty mornings.  Hope your weather is better than ours.

We have a clean and simple sketch this week courtesy of Vicki:
And the optional theme is A Trio of Words.

And here are the examples created by our team:






Great cards, team!  You have given our viewers lots of ways to use the sketch and I am sure there will be several great cards for this challenge.  I hope everyone has fun playing along.  
As always, there are two weeks to enter (until May 1st) and you can post your cards below or on our Facebook page.  So lets everyone have some fun with this one!
Have a great week!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #315

It is Wednesday and that means it is time to choose our top cards from Challenge #315.  I love the choices our team made this week.  They are such fun cards and great interpretations of our sketch.
Here are our picks for favourites:




And the top card for the challenge...


Congratulations, card makers, and thanks to all who played along.

Happy Easter, everyone!!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Challenge #317

Good morning!  So glad to see you here.
We have a bright cheery sketch for you which, in my mind, is perfect for this time of year.  
The  optional theme is "A Ray of Sunshine".

And here are the cards from our team:





These are gorgeous cards and each and every one of them has a ray of sunshine in them - just perfect for the Easter holiday which is coming up on Sunday.
Remember, you have two weeks to play along and you can enter here or on our Facebook page.  I hope you have some fun with this sketch.  Happy creating, everyone!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Top Cards for Challenge #314

Good Wednesday morning!  We are glad to welcome you back.
We had some awesome cards entered for this challenge and here are the ones the team has chosen as our top three:



Very nice, ladies.  I particularly like how the three choices represent three completely different occasions.  One inspiration, several different interpretations.  Thank you so much to everyone who played along and a rousing cheer for our top three!  Congrats, all!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Challenge #316

Hello and happy Tuesday to everyone!  
It is raining here -but that is a very good thing.  The rain is washing the last bits of snow away and we can really have spring.  I hope you are enjoying sunshine and good weather wherever you live.

Our sketch this week is from Donna and is a vibrant, happy design.  The optional theme is A Burst of Colour.  I guess I was influenced by spring.
And here are the cards from our team:






Wow!  What a burst of colour!  Makes me think of spring.  These are beautiful cards and great inspirations for our viewers.  I know everyone will want to make a card after seeing these awesome ones.
Remember, you have two weeks to play along with this sketch and you can enter below or as a post on our Facebook page.  Have a great week and please,  find some time for yourselves - no matter how busy your lives are.



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!