Friday, July 3, 2020

Challenge #229 - Adventure Awaits

It's Theme Week, and Design Team member, Jane, had a wonderful idea, based on the desire we all have to get away from the rhythm of every day life every once in a while and take a vacation - do something different, have an adventure, try a new thing! We've all been quite restricted lately and we can't just up and do what we want, but nothing can restrict our minds and creative imagination, so what if there were no restrictions right now? What would you do with your vacation time? And while we're at it, let's just imagine away those financial restrictions, too! Go at it, friends! Let your mind come up with your dream vacation!




What are our Design Team thinking about for their vacays:
















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 #AYSI229 when uploading to a public gallery.
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Winners for Challenge #228 - Potpourri

Thanks to all of you who took the challenge and cooked up our potpourri recipe with your cards! We enjoyed all your efforts! You are all master chefs! Here are the winners:


Our Top Pick is: Jaydee




Jaydee created such a lovely, elegant design when she put all the ingredients together for the potpourri recipe! She was subtle about them, too! The paper scrap was a larger one, and so pretty in pink! The one work sentiment was properly presented in an ornate label, and the repeat image was a series of stamped splatters! Very clever, Jaydee, and a beautiful result!





Our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt





Heather's humorous design had a repeat image of half-eaten cookies, speaking of recipes! What you might not know, unless you read her blog is that the one word sentiment, "Cookies" continues inside the card, reading "because adulting is hard!" We've all been in that place, I know! The Design Team loved the composition and colour palette of Heather's card, with the neutrals mirroring the chocolate chip cookies and the pops of red bringing everything to life! Well done!




And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

1. Susan Botham   
7. dj


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Theme Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #228 - Potpourri

You still have a few hours left to play with our Recipe Challenge #228 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?







The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, June 26, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #228 - Potpourri

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #228 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?







The Challenge will close on Wednesday, July 1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

Challenge #228 - Potpourri

Design Team member Amy has whipped up a new Recipe Challenge for you today and I know you're going to love it - there are so many possibilities! A little bit of this, and a little bit of that...kind of like potpourri! So that's what I called this challenge - Potpourri! There's paper scraps - hooray for a chance to use them up! There's pink - who doesn't like pink? There's a bow and a one word sentiment - those are easy. Finally, there is the requirement for repeat images! You can get really creative with this! You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun!!



Let's see how the Design Team has combined their potpourri:















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 recipe, 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#228 when uploading to a public gallery.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Winners for Challenge #227 - A Reel Choice

We learned two things from this challenge. First, stampers are too busy crafting to watch many movies or second, this challenge might have been a bit too challenging! But the entries we did get we amazing! They showed thought and creativity and we ended up finding this one of our favourite challenges of all! You really should give it a try, just for the fun of it! Here are the winners:


Our Top Pick is: Christy Stanford





Christy was SO up for this challenge with her favourite movie being "Princess Bride"! She even had a specific stamp set to go with the movie and chose all the colours to go with aspects of the movie! Her card was well-designed and well-constructed, but sheer enthusiasm won the day! It's inconceivable that she wouldn't get a shout-out!




Our Featured Artist is: Cindy Major





Cindy created a beautiful, vintage wedding look for her entry, which was representing the movie, "My Best Friend's Wedding"! She used gorgeously rich background papers, and did a fabulous job of colouring her blushing bride, but it was the attention to all the little vintage details that made the Design Team collectively want to give top honours to Cindy's creation!




And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

2.  Vicky Hayes   
8.  dj


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Recipe Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #227 - A Reel Choice

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #227 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?






The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #227 -A Reel Choice

You still have time to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #227 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?






The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Challenge #227 - A Reel Choice

This week's challenge is a fill in the blank challenge. You complete the sentence by filling in the blank, then you make your project based on the words you used to fill in the blank. Most of us have been watching a lot of television lately, and probably looking on Netflix and other streaming sites for our favourite movies to enjoy, since very few new ones can be made right now thanks to COVID-19!  So when you get your chance to pick the movie, what is one of your go-tos? Is is an action flick, a rom-com, fantasy, sci-fi, or a thriller? And don't forget, when you go to fill in the blank, you actually have to make a card based on your answer! That is a challenge, but I hope the Design Team samples will give you an idea what to do with this! Have fun with it!


        
Can you guess the favourite movies of the Design Team before you look at their answers??




Amy Jasper
Amy's favourite movie is Annie!



Heather's current all time favourite movie is "Arrival", with Amy Adams.




Jan picked a family favourite, "Love Actually".





Jane's favourite, Dirty Dancing, made us all laugh with this image!





Joanne James
Joanne used a famous quote from her all time fave, Jerry Maguire!




LeAnne Pugliese
Leanne's favourite is an old classic, "To Kill a Mockingbird".

  • 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.
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Winners for Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

Well, our colour challenge brought out the best in all of you! Those tart colours were challenging to use, but you created some delicious concoctions with them! So strange how I've been craving lemon meringue and Key Lime all week! The Design Teams deliberations over the winners were a bit zesty, but we came to consensus, so here are our winners:


Our Top Pick is: dj at Sendable Sentiments





dj had just the right amount of colour with her delicious looking cupcake and lots of white space which toned down those intense colours considerably while creating a graphically pleasing design. The team especially loved the little green lines behind the cupcake and the cherry and sprinkles on top!




Our Featured Artist is: Christy Stanford




Christy made use of lots of white space as well with her whimsical floral creation! The challenge colours were perfectly displayed with these little flowers and the brown textured layer behind showed them off to perfection! The Design Team really liked the way Christy blended the colours in some of the flowers and the way she used the blooms without the vases in the stamp set, stamping creatively! Awesome!




And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

4.  Vicky Hayes   
6.      Cindi Copeland
11.    Jenny Engelke


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill In the Blank Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left To Play Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #226 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?





The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #226 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?





The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

It's time for another Colour Challenge and this one comes to us courtesy of Design Team member, Joanne! This challenge pays homage to a couple of retiring SU In Colours. But due to the Challenge Banner graphic and the raspberry,lemon,lime colours, I'm calling this one, "A Little Tart!" Does that look delicious to you, because it does to me! Enjoy, but don't get too hungry! (Remember you can use the colours you have that most closely match the ones we've given you here on the banner. Don't count yourself out because you don't have the exact ones!)





The Design Team were thinking a lot alike this week, as you'll see:












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 #AYSI226 when uploading to a public gallery.
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