Friday, November 27, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #239 - Not My Jam

You still have time to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #239 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, November 20, 2020

Challenge #239 - Not My Jam

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. Do you have a colour that you always avoid? One that is just not your jam? That is this week's challenge, using the colour you always avoid! How would you fill in the blank? Now, take on the challenge of making something amazing with it! Are you up for it??!! Face your fears!! And make sure to tell us, in your blog post, how you Filled in the Blank!


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Will your colour avoidance strategies be the same as the Design Team Members? Check it out here:



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Amy Jasper
Amy avoids Gorgeous Grape.


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Heather feels leery about using Melon Mambo or any hot pink!



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Jan avoids Pumpkin Pie like the plague!



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Jane likes to steer clear of orange of any kind!



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Joanne James
Joanne finds Rich Razzleberry is just not her jam. 



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LeAnne Pugliese
Purple is LeAnne's dreaded colour!

  • 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 #AYSI239 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Winners for Challenge #238 - Aura

There was definitely an aura in our challenge gallery this time, with so many beautiful entries that the Design Team's collective mind was absolutely blown! Those colours made for the most amazing images!  It was so hard to choose winners, but that is what our job is, so here they are:



Our Top Pick is: Nicole Wilson 



Nicole has used a variety of techniques in her beautiful card, from stamping her own designer paper in the background, to brayer blending a layer from black to basic gray, then spritzing with shimmer paint and dry embossing and finally using alcohol makers to oolour. She has used the challenge colours to their top advantage in a way that really caught our eyes!



Our Featured Artist is: dj at Sendable Sentiments





These colours were perfect for a sunset silhouette and dj really did this concept proud with her colourfully patterned sky and dark tree outlines! The black ribbon and the Basic Gray die cut tree outline really create a bold foreground and the illusion of depth. Congratulations, dj.


                                                      


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




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, November 18, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #234

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #238 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, November 13, 2020

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #238 - Aura

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #238 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, November 6, 2020

Challenge #238 - Aura

 It's time for another Colour Challenge and our Design Team member, Jan came up with this beauty! It's almost "other worldly". I don't know if I would have ever thought of putting all four of these colours together but they are so amazing as a combo! I've called this challenge aura, and we're interested in seeing what kind of aura your creation projects!

Remember, if you don't have the Stampin' Up! colours, use the colours you have that are the closest. Your project should use only these colours and 1 neutral.


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Here's what the Design Team were projecting this week:


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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 #AYSI238 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 5, 2020

Winners for Challenge #237

 I may be biased, but I thought we had some of the loveliest cards in our Sketch Challenge Gallery this week!! We hope you enjoyed putting your slant on our sketch! We looked at the entries from all angles and finally came up with some winners! Without further ado, here they are:



Our Top Pick is: Gayle Chrvala 




Gayle found the loveliest embossing folder to enhance her crisp white split background for this challenge and layered it over a mango cardstock to give a fall ambience to her sunflower card. We loved the look of her layered zenflowers and the cheery hello over polka dots! What a welcome to the autumn!


Our Featured Artist is: Cindi Copeland 



Cindi's card looks just like a cozy gift sweater all wrapped in a bow for Christmas! The Design Team loved the cable knit embossing and thought the touch of tulle was brilliant. The vanilla and cream palette is such a clean, warm look, too! We wanted to fetch our sweaters just looking at it!


                                                      


And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mention on her site:




Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour 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, November 4, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours to Play Challenge #237 - On the Bias

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #237 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?





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

Friday, October 30, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #237 - On the Bias

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #237 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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

Friday, October 23, 2020

Challenge #237 - On the Bias

 Well, a good old-fashioned sketch challenge might be just what the doctor ordered for everyone and yours truly, Heather, has come up with a different slant on a common theme - the split background! How will you handle the challenge of the angled split? Will you use a 3D divider like a ribbon or will you cut your background paper in half diagonally or do you have a completely different idea. Where does your bias lie?

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 

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How will the Design Team handle that diagonal stripe?



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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI237 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, October 22, 2020

Winners for Challenge #236 - Brisk Butterflies

Only a few of you were up for a speed challenge last time, or the thought of brisk butterflies was too much of an oxymoron to work with! But we salute those of you who picked up the gauntlet and ran with it...er, fluttered fleetly! Here are our winners:




Our Top Pick is: Gayle Chrvala 7m5s



Gayle has used some really stunning background paper to create a beautifully clean seven minute card! We loved the confetti circle die that lets that gorgeous paper show through and we also loved that the butterfly is stamped on the same paper before cutting it out. The lovely expanse of white gives the clean, crisp look! 



Our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt 9m15s




It's all rainbows and butterflies for Heather's creation! The Design Team loved her choice of paper and the way the butterflies echoed the colours on the DSP! And when she threw in the decorated envelope in under 10 minutes, well, our collective mind was blown! Awesome job, Heather!
                                                      


And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mention on her site:


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Sketch 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, October 21, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #236 - Brisk Butterflies

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #236 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #236 - Brisk Butterfli

 You still have time to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #236 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



challenge 236 brisk butterflies



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, October 9, 2020

Challenge #236 - Brisk Butterflies

While butterflies can leisurely flit from flower to flower in search of nectar, we don't want you to flit leisurely at all for this challenge! This is a SPEED STAMPING challenge! You need to complete your project in UNDER 10 MINUTES! You need to be a BRISK butterfly!

Our Design Team member, Joanne, chose a really good theme for speed stamping! I'm sure we all have butterfly stamps and/or butterfly and floral designer paper, and it won't be too hard to come up with something pretty in a short time frame! 

When we do a speed challenge we are not expecting a detailed masterpiece from you. We want you to have fun and see what you can create in under 10 minutes! You can design it in your head or sketch it out first. You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the cutting/stamping/die cutting/embossing /etc. process, you must start the timer! 
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You have 10 minutes! 
Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!




Did this speed challenge give the Design Team butterflies? Let's see:




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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • You can come up with your design and gather materials before you start the clock, but once you start work, you have to complete your design in 10 min. State in your blog or description, how long it took you to make it.
  • Use the given theme in your project.
  • 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 #AYSI236 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter