Friday, June 15, 2018

Challenge #178 - Fresh!

It has been awhile since we've had a theme challenge and this one is perfectly timed in our part of the world with strawberry season! But the theme isn't strawberries, even though that is the image on the inspiration banner! The theme is Fresh and that can mean anything you want it to: Fresh Fruit, Fresh Air, Fresh and Clean, Minty Fresh, Fresh crafting products...There are so many possibilities! Have fun with this one!



The Design Team was at their freshest:





















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • 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 #AYSI178 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Winners for Challenge #177 - Greetings for Guys

I just love Collection Challenges. It always just amazes me how everyone can be given all the same design elements and then have their cards turn out so differently, each one so beautiful in its own right! It's also great to see a collection of masculine cards. We never have enough of those designs. Am I right? Let's see who the Design Team chose this week as our Top Pick and Featured Artist:


Our Top Pick is: Stampin' Sendable Sentiments

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The crisp look of the navy and white were what initially grabbed the Design Team's attention on this cleverly designed masculine card. It was different to see the wood grain embossed in white cardstock and the little scene created on the square and framed with navy cardstock and that amazing navy corduroy ribbon sealed the deal! The navy die cut sentiment was the icing on the cake!



And our Featured Artist is: Julie Gearinger



                                                                       
All of us enjoyed the different look of Julie's masculine design. Her stamp set creating the diverse male avatars was so much fun and Julie used it so skillfully here. The background trees and the woodgrain panel were a perfect backdrop and we especially loved that little buckle on the brown ribbon! Well played, Julie!

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #177 - Greetings for Guys

There are still a few hours left to play with our collection challenge #177 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 8, 2018

There is Still Time to Play Challenge #177 -

You still have time to play with our collection challenge #177 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Challenge #177 - Greetings for Guys

Before I share the next challenge with you, I have a change in our Design Team to share with you. It is with sadness mixed with gratitude that we say good-bye to Teresa Kline. It has been a real blessing having the talented Teresa on our team and working with her has been a true inspiration. We wish her all the best in her crafting and life endeavors. Thank you, Teresa, for all your sparkle and shine rubbing off on our Challenge blog!  

Are you ready for another collection challenge? This kind of challenge presents several elements for you to use, and you must somehow incorporate all of them in your design, but within those parameters the possibilities for creative solutions are endless! The elements this time are all definitely masculine, with a nod to Father's Day coming up! Take a look at the banner:




Let's see how the Design Team managed the collection:





















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the collection, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • 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 AYSI#177 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.