Friday, December 6, 2019

Challenge #215 - Holiday Joy!

This will be our last challenge before the holidays, running until December 18th, and then we are taking a break until January 3rd, so we want to make this a good one! Before we get to our challenge today, we have some exciting news to share with you.

One of our own Design Team Members has been chosen to be on the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team, a very coveted and difficult position to attain. It's based on creative ability and I can think of no one more worthy of that description than our own Jan Clothier. 


Now on to our Challenge! As we look ahead to the holidays, what is it that you love about them, what fills you with joy? Is it the food, the fun, the presents? Just fill in the blank and then make a project based on that idea. Let us know in your post how you filled in the blank! And see how many others feel the same way you do!




           
And what fills our Design Team with joy??


Amy Jasper 
Amy's family brings her holiday joy.



Heather's family & grandkids fill her with joy.




Stars and wishes bring Jan Christmas joy!






Jane finds joy in snow!




Joanne James
Santa and the magic of Christmas bring Joanne holiday joy.



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne says the birth of our Saviour brings her joy!


  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI215 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Winners for Challenge #214 - Pure Colour

Challenge #214 was a challenging colour combination for many! Using such pure colour definitely presents difficulties you wouldn't expect and all three compete for top billing, or as my kids used to comically bicker: "She's not the stahr of the show, Ah am!" Our winners found a way to let all three colours fit in without unhealthy competition and created nicely balanced and pleasing compositions!

So, without further ado, here they are:


Our Top Pick is: Gayle Chrvala




Gayle has done a great job of matching the colours and the idea of using the small ornaments gave the perfect opportunity to present the three colours with equal value and still use a CAS design. Her lovely emboss resist column using the same three colours sponged and echoing the same three images is brilliant! Awesome design, Gayle!





Our first Featured Artist is: Lisa K.


These tiny tweeters with terrific personality charmed the whole Design Team. The colours in the palette were perfect for tropical birds. We especially liked Lisa's creative layout with the die cut portholes for the parrots to perch in! And even with all the bright colours, the card still retained that CAS crispness and cleanness. Beautiful job, Lisa! 

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new Fill In the Blank challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #214 - Pure Colour

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #214 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, December 4th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 29, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #214 - Pure Colour

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #214 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, December 4th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Challenge #214 - Pure Colour

This week we have another colour challenge, splashed together by Design Team member Amy! These are such pure colours, maybe a bit tropical, definitely lending themselves to the natural world. But, with this palette, your imagination sets the limits! Let's see what you think of! Here's the banner:




How did the Design Team spread the pure joy of colour this week:












Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Stampin' Up! colours are used for reference but any matching colours are welcome. You can use black/neutral for outlines and sentiments but don’t use any other colours.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the   challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we   can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI214 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Winners for Challenge #213 - A Circular Argument

Well, I knew if I called this challenge a Circular Argument, that most people would use circles in their projects and that's just what happened, with a couple of brave souls venturing to use other shapes, but whatever geometric for you used, you gave us some lovely creations and made us work to come to consensus! There were a lot of 'Circular Arguments' happening!! Anyway, without further ado, here are our winners:

We had a tie for Top Pick this week:


Our first Top Pick is: dj





DJ's traditional rich colours, stitched shapes, flouncy twine bow and shiny red button all combine to build a very Christmas-flavoured and attractive card! This project is a veritable feast for the eyes! Congratulations, dj! 




Our Top Pick is: Heather Heroldt




Heather used a different mix of patterned paper to convey a holiday flavour in her entry and achieved a real country look. The fun is in the mixing and matching and the strings of lights gave the whole card a light-hearted look! Jolly good, Heather!


Our first Featured Artist is: Mary Deatherage



The Design Team adored the rustic look of Mary's Christmas creation, from the wood and burlap backgrounds, to the old-fashioned ornaments and muted colours, and finally the beautiful font on the sentiments. And let's not forget the music notes, the stitched shapes and the gorgeous bow above the ornaments! The beauty is in the details and this card is loaded with them! A tip of the hat to you, Mary!

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new Colour challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #213 - A Circular Argument

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #213 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, November 20th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.