Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Challenge #93 Top 3

Good morning!
Thanks to all who entered this week. Your cards are all so amazing.  I am always surprised how we each see something different in the same sketch. And our top three really showcase that fact.  Here they are:
Congratulations, ladies, on your beautiful cards!  Please feel free to grab our badge for your blogs.  And I hope to see everyone back next week.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Design Team - Stampin' Friends

Good day to you all!
This is an exciting  (and sad) time for Try Stampin'. 
 Two of our designers have decided to retire from the team.  Kristen Conant and Debbie Miller are pursuing other avenues and I wish them the best.
As you are aware, we recently had a design team call and the response was overwhelming.  As a result, some very talented ladies have joined the team. I am pleased to welcome:

I am certain that these amazing crafters  and the other members of the Friends will inspire you every week to create amazing projects of your own.

A very warm welcome aboard, ladies!

Challenge #94

Hello to everyone!
This is a big week at Try Stampin'.  Tomorrow - as well as announcing our top 3 - we will give you a look at our new design team.  So be sure to stop by.

But today we have another great sketch for you:
And here are the samples from our team:

OKay, it is now up to you.  I hope you have been inspired.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Challenge #92 Top 3

Hi everyone!  Look at all of the entries last week.  We really appreciate the support.
Our top three are a varied group - a spiritual card, a non-traditional card and one that is just plain fun.  Here they are:

I am sure you will agree that all three are beautiful cards. (as were all the entries) Please feel free to grab our badge for your blogs so everyone will know just how awesome you are.
Thanks again to everyone and happy stamping!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Challenge #93

Hi to everyone!
I just wanted to let everyone know that we will now be posting at 10:00a.m. every Tuesday (EST).  I was posting whenever I got it ready but now I want the challenges to open at the same time each week.

Also, a reminder of the DT call.  Get your submissions in by
November 24th (see details on last week's post).

Now for our sketch.  Here it is:
And here are the samples from our team:

Now it is your turn.  Please show us your projects.
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hi  crafters.

Try Stampin' is looking for two new designers to join our team for a two month term beginning with the challenge due December 2nd (posting on Dec. 4th).  Interested candidates should love making cards and be able to meet deadlines.

If you are interested, please send an email to myself ( by Nov. 24th, 2012.  Please include a link to your blog (if you have one) and links to - or attachments showing - 3 of your favourite projects which showcase your crafting style.  All projects must include some stamping on them.

I will be making my decision by Nov. 26th and the successful candidates will be notified on that date.  

Thank you in advance for your interest!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Challenge #91 Top 3

Good morning!
I hope you are having a great week so far.
Here are our top three for last week:
I am sure you will agree that they are worthy choices - as were all the entries this week.
Thanks to everyone who entered and I hope to see you back this week.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Challenge #92 Plus PiggyBack

Good morning, crafters!
We have another great challenge for you this week.  Plus we have added something new -a piggyback.  Here is the sketch:
The piggyback is to use red on your project somewhere.  Now, you do not have to include the piggyback to enter our challenge, it just adds a little more fun!

And here are the samples from the team:



I hope you have been inspired to create a project of your own.  Please post it below!
Thanks for joining us this week.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Challenge #90 Top 3

Good Wednesday morning!  I would like to thank everyone who entered our challenge this past week.  
Here are the top 3:
Three worthy choices from a great group of cards.  Ladies, please feel free to snag our badge from the side and display it on your blogs.
Thanks again to everyone who entered.
See you later!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Challenge # 91

Good morning, all!
Welcome to Try Stampin'.
Today I have some business to take care of before I get to the sketch.
I am very sad to say that Mynnette has found it necessary to resign from the design team.  I am sure you will agree that her talents will be missed.  And I will miss her total dedication to the site.  On a happier note, she said that she will pop in from time to time and do a sketch when she can.

Now to brighter news.  Paula Reid has decided to join the Stampin' Friends team beginning next week.  Paula is a very prolific stamper and never seems to run out of ideas.  
She will bring a fresh approach to the site and new and exciting inspiration each week.

Now it is time for our sketch for the week.  Here it is:
Isn't it a great one?  Thanks again Jenn.

And now the examples from the team:

I am sure these examples have inspired you to come up with a card (or other project) of your own.  I am excited to see it!
Thanks for stopping by!