Friday, May 29, 2015

#TGIFC05 Remix!

Welcome back for a brand new challenge!!  Thanks for sharing the great projects that were inspired by last week's image.  Did you like that challenge?  Well, we like feedback, so please do comment!  Our voters have selected Mathilde Kortekaas as this week's winner! Check out her project on our Winner's Circle Page!  Mathilde, don't forget to grab the winners button for your blog. We will be posting our runners up on our Facebook Fan Page too so stay tuned...you just might see your card featured!

Just in case you've been keeping track, we made it through a month of challenges!! As a big "Thank You" for your support, we will be giving away a prize pack worth over $25,000.00 to one of this week's challengers!!  Oh wait...what's that, sweetie?  We can't afford a $25,000.00 prize?  Oh, you said $25.00?  Ok, readers...The prize pack will be worth over $25.00!!!  Still a sweet treat to win, right?  The winner of the prize pack will be randomly selected, so there's no pressure as long as you have fun playing along :-)  To be eligible to win, please just make sure that you: 
1. Follow the challenge rules
2. Visit our designers' blogs and comment on this weeks' projects

We will still be voting on a winner of the challenge for the week.

Now onto the challenge...



This week we have ANOTHER brand new challenge series, so let me explain:

This will be our "Monthly Challenge Remix" week.  Remember all of the cool challenges over the last few weeks?  Well, pick TWO of them and create a challenge mashup!  For example, combine the Sketch with the Color challenge, or make a Congrats Grad card using the sketch...get it?  The combinations are infinite!! (ok, not really infinite, for all you mathies out there, but you get my point...)   As a reminder, here are the challenges to pick from:

 
 


 
See if you can figure out which combination of challenges inspired our designers:  
  
Allison
 http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com/2015/05/friendly-wishes-card-tgifc05.html
 
 
Cathy
http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/05/tgifc05.html
 

 Inge 
http://stampincardsandmemories.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-challenges-tgifc05.html
 
 
James
http://stampinstud.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc05-con-grad-ulations-on-sketch.html
 
 
Jeanna
http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2015/05/tgif-challenge-5-.html
 
  
Kaitlyn 
http://www.createwithkaitlyn.com/2015/05/tgifc05.html
 
 
  Kimberly  
 http://stampinbythesea.com/tgif-remix-challenge
 
 
Krista 
http://www.stampindolce.com/2015/05/tgifc05.html
 
 
 Mercedes
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2015/05/Tgifc05.html
 
 
Teneale
http://tenealewilliams.com.au/
 
 
 
 
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 should 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 10pm PST on Wednesday 6/3/15
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIFChallenge 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- #TGIFC05
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge and placed on our Winner's Circle on Friday 6/5/15
  • Questions should be left in the comment section or emailed to jw@stampinstud.com
  • 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, May 22, 2015

#TGIFC04 Inspiration

Welcome back for a brand new challenge!!  Last week brought another group of amazing entries.  Thanks again for the awesome response for Graduation themed cards.  The voters were divided once again by the talent that showed, but eventually a winner was selected.  This week, Shannon Lane takes home the prize! Check out her project on our Winner's Circle Page!  Shannon, don't forget to grab the winners button for your blog! We will be posting our runners up on our Facebook Fan Page too so stay tuned...you just might see your card featured!

Onto the challenge...

This week we have a brand new challenge series, so let me explain:

This will be our "Inspiration Challenge" week.  WE will post something and YOU will draw inspiration from it.  Simple, right?  Now, we want you to be creative with your inspiration.  You can pick the colours, the theme, the style, even squint your eyes and tilt your head and try to replicate what you think you see.  The interpretation is totally up to you.   Seriously, I almost made a puppy card this week because one of the flowers looked like it was smiling at me and wagging it's tail. 

So here you go:



 
Take a look at how our design team was inspired:  

  
Allison
http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com/2015/05/six-sided-sampler-perpetual-birthday.html
 
 
Cathy
http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/05/TGIFc04.html
 
 

 
 
Inge 
http://stampincardsandmemories.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-challenges-tgifc04.html
 
 
 
 
James
http://stampinstud.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc04-in-stich-spiration.html
 
 
 
 
Jeanna
http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2015/05/tgif-challenge-4.html
 
 
 
  
Kaitlyn 
http://www.createwithkaitlyn.com/2015/05/tgifc04.html
 
 
  
 
Kimberly  
 This image inspired Kim to go to Hawaii!!! 
Told you it was open to interpretation...
 
 
Krista 
http://www.stampindolce.com/2015/05/TGIFC04-may20.html
 
 
 
 
Mercedes
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-tgifc04.html
 
 
 
Teneale
is off this week, but we do have...
 
Super

Duper
 
Special

Guest Star
 
Jessica Williams!
 
http://thepapercaper.com.au/2015/05/22/inspiration-for-tgifc04/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 should 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 10pm PST on Wednesday 5/27/15
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIFChallenge 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- #TGIFC04
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge and placed on our Winner's Circle on Friday 5/29/15
  • Questions should be left in the comment section or emailed to jw@stampinstud.com
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)
Now show us what you've got!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Guest Star- The Paper Caper!


Well when I threw out the question on Instagram about who you would nominate for a Guest spot on TGIF it was quite obvious that The Paper Caper was a crowd favorite!

http://thepapercaper.com.au/
 
So of course I had to ask Jessica to join us for a challenge & she graciously accepted! If you haven't checked out her work yet grab a beverage & spend some time browsing her beautiful gallery @ http://thepapercaper.com.au/  
AND make sure you stop by to see what Jessica created for this Friday's challenge!

Friday, May 15, 2015

#TGIFC03 Theme - Congrats Grad


Welcome back for week Three!!  Thanks for the awesome response on last week's sketch challenge.  With nearly 50 entries, you sure made it difficult to pick a winner!  In fact, we almost had a 3 way tie!  But eventually after a long night of intense arguments friendly discussion, we were able to select a winner...and this week it is:  Chantal de Kaste!  Check out her project on our Winner's Circle Page!  Chantal, don't forget to grab the winners button for your blog! We will be posting our runners up on our Facebook Fan Page too so stay tuned...you just might see your card featured!

Onto the challenge...

This week we have a theme-based challenge:

 
I've realized and learned a few things since having started being a part of this international group.  First of all, "TGIF" doesn't translate well into other languages... Lol! I never thought about it before, but it makes perfect sense now...so for our international players, TGIF started from "Thank God It's Friday" but can be adapted in many ways; one of our favorites is "Thank Goodness It's Fun."  
 
Now that I am more aware of potential translation situations, I am also thinking about cultural traditions.  Because I cannot be too cautious, I would like to explain the theme for this week just in case there is a culture or language barrier... We are looking for projects that celebrates and/or congratulates a student that has finished their year/time at school.  It can be for a child moving from grade to grade, a teenager finishing high school, a University Graduate, etc.  Projects can range from a card to a gift card holder to a gift...hopefully this helps.  Here is some added inspiration from our design team:  

  
Allison
 http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com/2015/05/big-news-graduation-gift-card-holder.html
  
 
Cathy
http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/05/tgifc03.html

 
 
Inge 
http://stampincardsandmemories.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-challenges-tgifc03.html
 
 
 
James
http://stampinstud.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc03-congrats-grad.html
 
 
 
Jeanna
http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2015/05/tgif-challenge-3.html
 
 
  
Kaitlyn 
http://www.createwithkaitlyn.com/2015/05/tgifc03.html
 
  
 
Kimberly  
 Off this week...Fun in the Sun!!!
 
 
Krista 
http://www.stampindolce.com/2015/05/TGIFC03-may13.html
 
 
 
Mercedes
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-tgifc03.html
 
 
 
Teneale
http://tenealewilliams.com.au/2015/05/tgif03/
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 should 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 10pm PST on Wednesday 5/20/15
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIFChallenge 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- #TGIFC03
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge and placed on our Winner's Circle on Friday 5/22/15
  • Questions should be left in the comment section or emailed to jw@stampinstud.com
  • 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, May 8, 2015

#TGIFC02 Sketch Challenge

 
 

Hello again!!  A big Congrats to last week's winner Caroline van der Straaten!  Check out her project on our Winner's Circle Page! Caroline don't forget to grab the winners button for your blog! We will be posting our runners up on our Facebook Fan Page too so stay tuned...you just might see your card featured!

Now I'm very happy to welcome you to our very second challenge! ;-)  This week we are bringing you a sketch to work with.  Now as you peruse our designers' projects you will notice that we absolutely welcome a broad interpretation of the challenge! Lol! After all, we want to see how we can inspire YOUR creative side...


http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc02-sketch-challenge.html

 
 
Take a look at our creations for this sketch:
 
 
Allison
 http://nicepeoplestamp.blogspot.com/2015/05/friendly-wishes-w-mint-macaron.html
  
 
Cathy
 http://www.inthecatcave.com/2015/05/tgifc02.html
 
 
Inge 
http://stampincardsandmemories.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgif-challenges-tgifc02.html
 
 
James
http://stampinstud.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc02-ice-cream-sketch.html
 
 
Jeanna
http://www.stamptimesomewhere.com/stamp_time_somewhere/2015/05/tgif-challenge-2.html
 
  
Kaitlyn 
http://www.createwithkaitlyn.com/2015/05/tgifc02.html
  
 
Kimberly  
 ¬†http://stampinbythesea.com
 
 
Krista 
http://www.stampindolce.com/2015/05/TGIFC02-may8.html
 
 
Mercedes
http://mercedesweber.blogspot.com/2015/05/tgifc02.html
 
 
Teneale Williams 
http://tenealewilliams.com.au/2015/05/tgif02/
 
And this week's special treat...
 
Guest Star...
 
Jennifer Frost!!
http://jenniferfrost.blogspot.com/2015/05/guest-star-tgif-challenge-blog-tgifc02.html
 
 
 
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 should 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 10pm PST on Wednesday 5/13/15
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIFChallenge 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- #TGIFC02
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge and placed on our Winner's Circle on Friday 5/15/15
  • Questions should be left in the comment section or emailed to jw@stampinstud.com
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)
Now show us what you've got!!
 
 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Our First Guest Star!

When brainstorming ideas for TGIFC I knew that along with an awesome Design Team I wanted to bring in some equally talented Guest Stars so I began writing my list of stampers that truly inspire me & I am sure they will do the same for you! 
 
Please join me in welcoming our first Star- the remarkably talented Jennifer Frost!
I have a huge soft spot for awesome photography skills & that paired with her crafty genius, "winner, winner, chicken dinner"!  
 
http://jenniferfrost.blogspot.com/
 
Well if you are already a fan of hers then you know why she topped the list of awesomeness but just in case you haven't seen Jenn's stuff make sure you go visit her blog!
 
Hope you come back to see the adorable card Jenn created for next weeks TGIF Challenge & make time to play along with us!
 
 Remember you still have time to participate in this weeks color challenge too!