Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Challenge #290

Hi, everyone!
Before I get started on our usual fare, I wanted to let everyone know that October is going to be special around here.  We are holding a "Getting Ready For The Holidays" month ----all month.  There will be contests, special themes, a blog hop, and all kinds of fun stuff.  So, please, come back often during October (and, hint, NOT just on Tuesdays) for a month full of fun!

Now for our regular Tuesday "stuff"...
Our photo this week shifts gears to an autumn activity in North America - football.  Here is a photo of my grandson running the ball.

On to our top three from Challenge #288; here they are in random order.

Cool cards, ladies!  And thanks to all who entered.

Now for our challenge this week.....
Optional theme: The Holidays are Coming
And here are the designs from our team:

Our designers have provided the inspiration..now the rest is up to you.  As always, you have two weeks to enter and you can use the linky below or post on our Facebook page.
Happy card making, all!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Challenge #289

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  
As always, we start with a photo ....
Now, this is why e plant sunflowers! I love watching the birds eat the seeds.

Now for our top cards from Challenge #287 (in no particular order):

Beautiful, ladies!  I especially love all of the patterns used by everyone this week.  Congrats to you and thank you to all who played along.

And for what everyone is waiting for.....our sketch for this week:
And the optional technique: use die cuts

Here are the designs, sure to inspire, from our team:

Aren't these awesome cards? Aren't you inspired?  Aren't you anxious to get out your "stuff" and start to create?  I cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Remember, all,  our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter using the linky below  or by posting on our Facebook page.  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Challenge #288

Good morning, folks.  Welcome to Try Stampin'-Or Not.  I hope all is well with you and that (in North America, anyway)you are enjoying having the children back in school.  And that you now have a little more time to yourselves.

As always, we begin with a photo I took this week.  Unlike other times, I am not going to tell you what it is.  It is up to you to guess.  Please post your guesses on our Facebook page.  There will be a post set up and all you have to do is post your answer as a comment.  The winner will be chosen randomly from those comments.
Remember, be specific with your guesses and let's have some fun!

Now for our top cards from challenge #286.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Great cards, ladies! And awesome use of the sketch.  Thanks to all who participated as well.

Our sketch for this week is another from Kaylin and I have to tell you it looks like a three-eyed monkey to me (very cute) and has an optional theme: Autumn Colours.
And here are the samples from our team:

A fun sketch and some fabulous examples to inspire you to create some cards of your own!  Thank you, team, for your great cards.  They are all amazing.
Now, viewers, let's see what you can create.  Remember, you have two weeks to get your card made and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Challenge #287

Happy Labour Day, everyone (at least it was yesterday)!  We are experiencing some extra warm weather so we can spend all of our time outside.  This photo started to be about the flicker but ended up being all about the contrast between man made things and nature.  It is amazing what composition can do.

 On to our top cards from challenge #285 - as always, in no particular order:

Way to go, ladies!  Three very imaginative cards.  And a warm "Thank you" to all who took the time to enter this challenge.

Now for this week's sketch:
A very clean and simple sketch from Kaylin and our optional theme is "School Days".  Use it or not....it is up to you.

And here are the cards from our talented team:

Gorgeous, ladies!  Such a great variety of takes on the sketch. I am sure our viewers will be inspired.  Thank you  SO MUCH for being on our team!
Remember, all, that you have two weeks to enter and you can either use the linky below or post your card on our Facebook page.  Hope you have some fun with this sketch.
Thanks for stopping by!