Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Challenge #330 Top 4

Hi again.  Wow, we had a TON of entries for challenge #330 so we picked a top 4 instead of 3.  I love it when we have this many people playing along.  Here they are (in no particular order):

Congratulations, ladies!  And a warm thank you to everyone who played along.
Happy creating!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Challenge #332

Good morning all.  First I must apologize to everyone.  I was not able to post the challenge last week (for medical reasons, completely unexpected).  
I owe Donna from the team a debt of gratitude.  In my absence, she kept the Facebook page and the designer site running and I thank her for it.  Had I known what would occur, I would have arranged for someone to post here as well.  She will never know how much I appreciate everything she did.

Now on to Challenge #332.  Not surprisingly, the sketch is from Donna.  Again, thank you.
(Isn't it cute?)
The optional theme is Seaside/Ocean
And here are the inspirations from the team:

Beautiful cards, ladies!  Once again, thanks so much for keeping things going.  I know we will get lots of entries for this really great challenge.  As always, the sketch runs for two weeks and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating....and the best to everyone!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Challenge #330

Good morning to everyone!   Summer is in full swing here and the weather is beautiful.  I hope you are enjoying pleasant conditions wherever you are.  This week, we have a beautiful sketch thanks to Donna.  Here it is:
This week we are a little light on examples from the team.  Some times life just gets in the way.  Here are the cards from the team:

Beautiful cards, ladies.  What is missing in quantity has been surpassed by quality.  I know you will inspire our viewers to create some gorgeous cards of their own.  I hope everyone can find a little crafting time this week.

Remember everyone, you have two weeks to get your cards done and I cannot wait to see what everyone creates.
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Challenge #327 Top Cards

Hello and happy Wednesday!
It is time for our top cards for challenge #327.  We had several great entries for this sketch.  Thanks to everyone who played along.
Here are the top 3 (in no particular order):

And this one gets special mention because it is just too cute:

A round of applause for our top cards and an even louder round for all of you who played along.  Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Challenge #329

Good morning to all and happy Fourth of July to all of our American friends!  I hope it is a gorgeous day wherever you are.
This week, our sketch is courtesy of Donna.  I love this sketch (reminds me of a men's tuxedo).
The optional theme is "Dainty and Neat".

And here are the great cards from our team:

Wow!  Great cards, team.....and very inspirational.  I know our followers will want to grab their supplies, sit outside in the beautiful summer weather (if you live in the northern hemisphere) or snuggle up (if you are in the southern half of the world) and create something amazing.  And I for one cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with.
As always, you have two weeks to play along and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating and enjoy your week!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Challenge #326 Top Cards

Happy Wednesday!  It is time for our top cards from challenge #326.....and here they are:

Great cards, ladies!  Congrats!  And thank you to all who played along.  
Hope the rest of your week is a good one and that the weekend is filled with fun.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Challenge #328

Hello to everyone out there.  Hope all is well with you and your families.  
Our sketch this week is courtesy of Donna and the optional theme is "Summer Heat".  You are not required to use the theme; it is just a guideline (in case you need a little nudge).
Here is the sketch:
And here are the cards created by our team to inspire you:

Very cool cards, team!  Great use of the sketch AND the theme!  I am certain our viewers will be inspired by your work and I cannot wait to see what they come up with.
As always, everyone has two weeks to get their cards done and they can be posted below or on our Facebook page.
Happy crafting, everyone!

And Happy Canada Day (on Saturday) to all of the Canadians out there!

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!