Friday, April 9, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

  You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #247 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, Apr. 14th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Challenge #247 - Blazing Blossoms

 For some reason a member of the Design Team (ahem) decided that blossoms would be a great theme for a speed challenge! I don't know what I -er- she was thinking! Blossoms are not that easy to pull off in 10 minutes, but do your best! Find the most undetailed blossoms you can - blazing blossoms!!

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!


Let's see how our Design Team members blossomed in 10 min.:



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Joanne James   10m0s



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 #AYS247 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Winners for Challenge #246 - Easter Thoughts

 Easter is a pretty popular theme right now! We had so many beautiful entries! Thanks for taking part in our Theme Challenge! We didn't have to go on any Easter Egg Hunts to find our winners, although there were so many beauties it was hard to come to a consensus! But we did and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnston


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Thinking outside the box is something that Jolanda makes a beautiful habit of as she has created an Easter egg with woven, brightly coloured strips of cardstock. They make such a colourful, joyful background for her adorable Easter Bunny, all in the flavour of the season! 


We had a tie for Featured Artist this week:


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Our  first Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt


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The Design Team were so impressed by Heather's beautiful spiritually-themed Easter card. Her striking ombre yellow background is so hopeful! Check out the backing behind the cross when you click on the card to enlarge it. It almost has a golden fleck to it!  And the flowering vine softens the whole effect! The whole card is very eye-catching! Congratulations, Heather.

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Our  second Featured Artist is: Deborah Wheeler

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A great deal of detail went into this beautiful, unique Easter card. Stencilling, masking and careful colouring were involved to get this misty vignette with the stained glass focal point! You really need to read about her process on her blog! Well done, Deborah!
                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:

 2.   Stephanie L.
10. Carol L.                                                                                                                              11. Karen Ksenzakovic                                                                                                                14. Claire                                                                                                                                    15. dj

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #246 - Easter Thoughts

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #246 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, Mar. 31st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, March 26, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #246 - Easter Thought

 You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #246 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, Mar. 31st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, March 19, 2021

Challenge #246 - Easter Thoughts

I can't believe it's almost Easter time again! I think about what was happening last year at Easter, and what we know know, and I realize we knew nothing then. I remember thinking we would be back to normal by the summer or fall of 2020. But here we are and we are just starting to have some hope of getting back together with loved ones again! So this Easter theme challenge proposed by Design Team member Joanne, could be especially poignant! I'm looking forward to seeing what people come up with. But hey! Bunnies, chicks and eggs are great, too!



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What is our Design Team thinking about Easter this year?


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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.
  • 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 #AYSI246 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

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Winners for Challenge #245

We had a cook-off at the As You See It Blog over the last couple of weeks! That's what happens when you have a Recipe Challenge for a masculine design going on! And if you're looking for some great ideas for cards for your guys, you should check out these projects! After sampling all of these delicious dishes, we've come up with some well deserved winners (and it wasn't a piece of cake to choose them either!) Here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Colleen Begley


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Colleen has created such an amazing Hawaiian image collage from her collection of retro Hawaiian stamps! And that background - the texture and colour is to die for! The Design Team were in agreement about the visual and textural appeal of this creation for a masculine design and she has included all the elements in the challenge in unique ways! 


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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone


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The Design Team love how Jolanda combined all the elements in the challenge to come up with this design! The neutral palette really packs a punch when teamed up with the gorgeous texture provided by both the embossing folder and the choice of DSP, even when it's muted a bit with the vellum. The focal image, stamped on vellum and enhanced and protected with clear embossing powder, is a striking look! This is a great choice for a masculine design!

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

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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 today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #245 - Recipe for Him

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Recipe Challenge #245 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, Mar. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, March 12, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #245 - Recipe for Him

 You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #245 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, Mar. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, March 5, 2021

Challenge #245 - Recipe for Him

 Design Team member LeAnne has been working on a new Recipe Challenge for you today and it's the kind that challenges a lot of people: a masculine design! How will you combine all the elements to give it that masculine look? It's up to you?  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!!



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We are so pleased to welcome our first guest designer, Anita Trippi, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #243) for this challenge.

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


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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.
  • 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#245 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, March 4, 2021

Winners for Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

It was so comfy and warm on the website over the past two weeks! Coziness was radiating off the page as the entries came in. And cozy must be synonymous with quality, because there was so much top notch crafting happening across the board! Wow!! It was so hard to sit back, wrapped in our warm blankets, in front of the fire, and choose our winners! Yes, it was a tough job, but somebody had to do it, so we dug in and came up with a consensus, and here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Shawna at the Grand Stampede


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Shawna put incredible effort into creating this beautiful floral design, using the colour that makes her feel the coziest: soft peach. Her layered stamping technique for the flowers gave a beautiful result, especially adding the pearlescent look with the Perfect Pearls. And the embossed background with the gold ink is a stunner!


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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone


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The Design Team fell in love with Jolanda's lovely lilac Hydrangeas in full dimension. All the little florets and the shaped leaves just come alive off the layered purple background. Even the white crinkle seam binding ribbon takes on a lavender hue! Jolanda feels the warmth and positivity in the colour purple and that's why she chose it to complete the sentence in our Fill in the Blank Challenge!

                                                      
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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 Recipe Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! It features our first guest Design Team Member. Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.   

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #244 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, Mar. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

 You still have time to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #244 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, Mar. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 19, 2021

Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

I feel like the challenge this week couldn't have been chosen better if we had known what the weather was going to be doing when we picked the topics back in late December. With most of North America in the deep freeze, trying to feel cozy is at the top of everyone's list. I mean, Texas had snow! How crazy is that?!! 

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 associate with coziness and warmth?  How would you fill in the blank? Now, take on the challenge of making something amazing with it!

 And make sure to tell us, in your blog post, how you Filled in the Blank!


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What colours are the Design Team using to create a world of warmth and coziness?



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Amy Jasper
Amy finds Pretty Peacock makes her feel cozy. She's thinking camping, I bet.


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For Heather, textured gray says cozy, & a splash of warm red or yellow creates perfect Hgge!



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Jan finds Very Vanilla ups her cozy factor by several degrees!



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Jane must have had a cozy green quilt somewhere in her background!




Joanne James
Joanne gets cozy just looking at chocolate brown. Yum! 




LeAnne Pugliese
Peach gets LeAnne feeling all warm and cozy inside!

  • 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 #AYSI244 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