Friday, December 8, 2017

#TGIFC137 It's a SQUARE Sketch Challenge

Hello, TGIF Challenge friends!!! Welcome back for another week of inspiration. This week we have a great sketch for you. It's been a LONG time since we have done a square card sketch, so we figured it was time! Now of course, you can use this as a jumping off point, so you don't HAVE to do a square card - but extra points if you do!

 Thank you so much to all of those that participated last week with our color challenge! There were some AMAZING, and GORGEOUS cards submitted. We want to take a moment to CONGRATULATE our winner:





Now, let's see how our team tackled these squares:





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 12/14/17
  • 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- #TGIFC137
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/15/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!


Friday, December 1, 2017

#TGIFC136 Color Challenge

 Hi TGIF Challenge friends!!! It's Friday - our favorite day of the week and we hope it's one of yours too! This week is the start of a new month, which means we like to kick things off with a color challenge. 

We want to take a moment to thank all of our challengers from last week, and to CONGRATULATE last week's winner:
Teresa Kline!!!




Sadly, we've had a few team members that have recently had to make the difficult decision to step down from the team for now. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Sue Plote, Holly Stene, and Chloe Evans. We love y'all and will miss all of your amazing talents!
Now - how about our Design Team, what did they come up with?

HOWEVER!!!! We are adding new team members to TGIF to bring you some fabulous new inspiration. We like to introduce you to the first one,
Stesha Bloodhart!!!

Stesha (pronounced Steh-shuh) is from the small town of River Falls, WI. She's always had a love for crafting of all kinds. In addition to her passion for paper crafting, she also dabbles in jewelry making. After being introduced to Stampin' Up! in the early 2000s, she signed up the next day to be a Demonstrator! She took a break for a while to start her family, but signed back up in 2016, just started blogging earlier this year, and BOY are we ever glad she did!!! If you aren't familiar with her work yet, you will surely fall in love with her gorgeous projects!!!


Stesha
Half Full Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for #tgifc136 Color 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 12/7/17
  • 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- #TGIFC136
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/8/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!




Friday, November 24, 2017

#TGIFC135 Inspiration/Technique Week

 Hi TGIF Challengers! We are so happy that you are joining us. This week is an Inspiration/Technique week. This week we are focusing on a "trend" that's been popular for quite a while now, and doesn't show any signs of going anywhere soon.
 
 
Thank you all for playing along with us last week with our Gratitude Challenge. Congratulations to our winner from last week:
Amy K!!!

Now, who wants to see what the team came up with this week??? Take a peek:

Mercedes Weber











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 11/30/17
  • 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- #TGIFC135
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/1/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!


Friday, November 17, 2017

#tgifc134 It's Theme Week at TGIF Challenges!

Theme weeks are so fun! The best part is that they can spark your creativity in so many directions. We think that you will LOVE this week's theme!

 It just seems natural to reflect on things that we are grateful for sometimes. In the US, we are getting ready to celebrate our Thanksgiving. It's a perfect time to slow down for a moment, and recognize all of the blessings in our lives. Friends, families, careers...there's so much to be grateful for. 


Speaking of Gratitude - there is no way we could do this post without expressing our sincerest gratitude for all of YOU!!! All of you who come to this blog, week after week. Some of you play along and post, some of you just might find inspiration or starting points each week. We love the support, the comments - Our team is a fantastic team, but it's y'all that keep us going!!!

We of course want to congratulate our winner from last week's challenge:





Now, let's take a peek at what our team decided to create for you this week!












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 11/23/17
  • 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- #TGIFC134
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 11/24/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!



Friday, November 10, 2017

#TGIFC133 Great Card Sketch Challenge

 Hello, all you awesome TGIF Challengers!!! Hope you had a wonderful week and are ready for a simple, versatile sketch challenge!

We hope that you loved playing along with us for last week's color challenge. So many beautiful entries. It was a tough choice, but we finally voted our winner as:



Let's take a look at what our Design Team came up with using this fun sketch!











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 11/16/17
  • 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- #TGIFC133
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 11/17/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!



Friday, November 3, 2017

#TGIFC132 Color Combo! So neutral - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

 It's all about the monochromatic neutrals this week for our Color Challenge!
Feel free to add in other neutrals as needed, but try to keep the focus on the main challenge colors.

Did you have fun with last week's technique challenge??? That one was definitely different!!! After looking at the entries, we finally decided on our winner as :
A tie! 




Now, let's see how our team rocked this neutral color 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 11/9/17
  • 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- #TGIFC132
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 11/10/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!