Friday, October 22, 2021

#TGIF339 Technique Challenge

 Hey friends, happy Friday! So happy that you decided to come by today to check out this week's challenge!!! This week we decided to feature a technique that has been quite popular the last few months, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere, anytime soon....



Stampin' Up! definitely jumped on this trend by bringing us a great Designer Series Paper that recreates the look - Expressions in Ink! In fact, if you aren't quite ready to give this trend a try, grab a sheet of the paper to show off. If you aren't familiar with how to do the alcohol blending technique, here are a few pointers from our talented master of this technique,  Tammy Wilson...

Supplies: Stampin' Blends Markers of your choice, Vellum Cardstock, Isoproypl Alcohol (99.9% strength if possible), Small Paint Brush, Ear Syringe Bulb (Optional), Heat Tool (Optional)

Start by adding small patches of color on the vellum cardstock. Dip your paint brush in the alcohol, and sparingly add tiny drops to the colored patches. The alcohol will cause the ink to spread, so go slowly. You can also use the ear syringe bulb to blow the ink around, so that you get even more of an organic feel. Once the vellum cardstock is dry (...a Heat Tool will come in handy for this), you can always repeat the process, adding more ink and more alcohol again. The best way to add the finished product to a project is to back it with Basic White Cardstock, using little dabs of Stampin' Seal. Of course, once you start playing around with this fun technique, you'll find other little tips and tricks that work for you as well.


We want to congratulate our winner from last week's Halloween theme:


Are you ready to take a peek at what our talented Design Team created for you this week?
Without further ado.....

Tanya Rees





Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 10/28/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC339
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/29/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, October 15, 2021

#TGIFC338 Theme Challenge

 Hello TGIF Friends, Happy Friday! So happy that you are joining us today for this week's stamping inspiration challenge.


Thanks for all of your submissions for our sketch challenge last week. We loved all of your inspiring entries.

Congratulations to our winner:

Verena Shapiro

 Ready for your Design Team inspiration? Here ya go!

Tami Hewlett


Bree Renwick


Carolynn Sander


Charlet Mallett




Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 10/15/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC338
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/15/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Friday, October 8, 2021

#TGIFC337 Sketch Challenge

 Hi, TGIF Friends!!! Happy Friday!

We hope you are having a great week, and we hope that this week's sketch challenge makes it even that much better!


Thank you all for your beautiful entries last week! We love when you share with us!

Congratulations to our winner:

Ann Alexander


Our Design Team loved this sketch, take a look at what they created to share with you!


Tammy Wilson









Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!

You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 10/14/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC337
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/15/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Friday, October 1, 2021

#TGIFC336 Color Challenge

 Hello TGIF Friends!!!

Happy October! Thank you so much for joining us today as we kick off a new month of inspiration challenges. The first week of every month we like to bring you a color challenge, and its always one of the most popular challenges!!! This month's should be no different!


Should be a fun challenge for sure. Thank you all so much for all of the great entries for last week's inspiration challenge!!! 
Congratulations to our winner:


How did this week's color challenge inspire our Design Team? Take a look....












Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 10/7/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC336
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/8/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, September 24, 2021

#TIGFC335 Inspiration Challenge

 Hello TGIF Friends!!! Happy Friday to you!

Thank you for swinging by today to grab a little pieces of creative inspiration! We love bringing you our weekly challenges and seeing what you create in return! 

This week's challenge is all about Fall and pumpkins. Not Fall/Harvest/Pumpkin season in your area... time to pull out those thinking caps, how can this graphic inspire you? A few ideas - layout, color, composition, maybe a watercolor look....


Thank you all so much for creating with us last week! 

Congrats to our winner:

Stefanie Koehn





Our awesome Design Team created some great inspiration for you this week:

Elizabeth Price



Jeanna Bohanon


Charlet Mallett


Ashley Van Camp  |  Design With Ink




Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!

You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 9/30/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC331
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 10/1/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Friday, September 17, 2021

#TGIFC334 Sale-A-Bration Inspiration

 Hello and HAPPY FRIDAY TGIF friends!!!!

Welcome back. So happy that you decided to join us for a little of your crafty inspiration this week. We are so excited about this week's challenge. This year, Stampin' Up! has introduced a second Sale-A-Bration promotion!!!! There's brand new stamp sets, papers, and even dies that you can choose as your free gift with order!

Now, if you haven't earned yourself a Sale-A Bration item yet, no worries. You can always choose a card layout or color combo from the catalog for your inspiration.

(You can view the catalog HERE)


Thank you all so very much for all of your wonderful entries for last week's sketch challenge. You really know how to make it hard for us to choose a winner!!!

Congratulations:




Here is what our Design Team created for you for this week's challenge.

















Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 9/23/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC33
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 9/24/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, September 10, 2021

#TGIFC333 Sketch Challenge

 Hello, and happy Friday, TGIF Friends!!!

Welcome to our 333rd challenge! Woot Woot!!! How fitting is it that our sketch for this week kind of features a set of 3? This is a fun sketch and can be used so many ways. We can hardly wait to see what you come up with!


We loved seeing all of your gorgeous entries last week, thank you all so much for all of your beautiful entries!

Congratulations to our winner:






As always, the Design Team pretty much slayed this challenge...take a peek!


















Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 9/19/21


  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC333
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 9/17/21
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)