Friday, June 22, 2018

#tgifc165 Some Summer Inspiration


Happy TGIFriday!!!! 
Here in the states were are kicking off Summer! Few things say Summer like these beautiful, bright colors and Lemonade stands. Let yourself be transported into this gorgeous inspiration photo, and see where it takes you. Create your project and share with us!!!

Speaking of sharing - we are so grateful for all of our players. We had some great entries last week, so much so that it was so hard to choose a winner - it was like a 4 way tie!!!
So we would like to give a shout out to:
Sara Nell - for truly taking this challenge to heart! Her doodles are so fun!
Linda Van Wely-Zwolle - LOVE her sweet card design, and her doodled lines inspired by Cathy
Mary Detherage - she added the sweetest doodles to her stamped images
Lauren Meiklejohn - Her classic doodled frame added just the right touch!




Now, let's take a peek at how this inspired our designers!













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 6/28/18

  • 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- #TGIFC165
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/29/18
  • 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, June 15, 2018

#tgifc164 Technique Time - Doodle Bug

Happy Friday!!! Welcome back to our weekly challenge! Hope you had a great week. 
This week is a seriously fun technique challenge! Do you DOODLE on your cards?
If not, this is the week to dust off those markers and get to it!!!

Let’s give a big Woo Hoo to last weeks winner...


Now check out these Uh-Mazing creations our team created for you!









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 6/21/18

  • 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- #TGIFC164
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/22/18
  • 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, June 8, 2018

#tgifc163 Sketch Time

 Happy Friday! TGIF! We hope that you had a great week! Were you able to find time to create? We sure hope so. If not, we have a great sketch challenge for you this week!

Before we get to our Designer's cards for this sketch, we want to congratulate 
for her winning card from last week's challenge!!!!










Stesha Bloodhart | Stampin' Hoot!



#cardbomb, #stampinup, #cards, #watercolor, #seaoftextures, #octopus, #stamps, #ink, #paper, #stamping, #art, #ocean,







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 6/14/18

  • 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- #TGIFC163
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/15/18
  • 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 :-)


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Friday, June 1, 2018

#tgifc162 Color Challenge

   Welcome back to TGIF Challenges! We all hope that you had a great week, full of fun and creativity! This week we are kicking off June, and although this color combo definitely isn't  limited to inspiration for maybe a Father's Day or ANY masculine card, it might be one to use as a great go to!
It's definitely going to be fun to see what everyone comes up with!

 Before we start in on this week's challenge, check out who our team chose as the winner of last week's Reflection challenge:




 Let's take a peek at what our Design Team created for you this week!




Christy Velasquez








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 6/7/18

  • 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- #TGIFC162
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/8/18
  • 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, May 25, 2018

#tgifc161 Technique Challenge

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Are you singing along? We have a fun technique for you to try along with us this week!

To add to the excitement - we have a BRAND NEW Design Team Member!!!
Christy Velasquez!!!

I am Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Cary, NC and have been paper crafting for over 15 years. Growing up with an artistic mom who painted and had her own craft business, I think I get my love of creating with my hands from her. I have a wonderful husband who supports my passion for this business and two adorable Pomeranian fur children. 
Creating hand made cards is something I am passionate about and I love to see the smile it brings to people's faces when you give them one of your creations. In a world driven by technology where so much communication is done through our devices, I think it is more important now to spread the handmade kindness with old fashioned snail mail.

We are excited to have her on our team - AND we are excited to recognize last week's challenge winner:


And the runner up is:

Jenny Hall

Thank you for all of the amazing entries last week! You all rocked it!
Now on to this week's challenge! We hope you love what our team has to share!

Elizabeth Price

Carolynn Sander | Care Bear Stamps

Charlet Mallett

Christy Velasquez

Andrea Tracy-Tucker


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 5/31/18

  • 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- #TGIFC161
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/1/18
  • 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, May 18, 2018

#tgifc160 Inspiration Challenge

Hi there, and Happy FRIDAY!!! TGIF, right?
Hope you had a great week and got the chance to create a little. Did you love last week's fun sketch challenge? Well, this week we have a great inspiration challenge for you.
We really hope that you WOOD play along with us.

Before we get to our design team's creations, we want to take a moment to thank you all for playing last week, and we want to give a special shout-out to 


for rocking last week's challenge!

So, WOOD you like to see what our team has come up with?








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 5/24/18
  • 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- #TGIFC160
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/25/18
  • 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, May 11, 2018

#tgifc159 Sketch Challenge

Hi there! Happy FRIDAY!!! It's another great week around here as we embark on our 3rd year of bringing you our weekly challenges and inspiration. Last week was exciting, with our color challenge and opportunity to possibly be chosen as an upcoming guest designer. You'll definitely want to read this whole post to find out those details!!!

We have another fun sketch challenge for you this week. It's going to be fun to see how not only our designers interpret this, but you as our play along challengers do as well!

Okay, so are you ready to know who we chose as our winner?
Well
we
chose


Congratulations!!! We will be in touch with you shortly to make arrangements for your guest designer post!!!

We also have a prize for:
KATHRYN WHITTAKER!!!

We will be in touch soon to get your info so we can send you your prize!!!

Now, let's see what kind of magic the design team worked up.







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 5/17/18
  • 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- #TGIFC159
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/18/18
  • 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 :-)