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

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Winners for Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #243 because the Featured Artist will be our first ever Guest Designer for our next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're excited to work with the winner! It was a challenging colour palette, but we got some beautiful creations from so many of you. Thank you for entering! It was equally challenging picking our winners. And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Vicky Hayes


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Vicky has created a CAS masterpiece using our colours, by creating this rustic background with the wood planks stamp and adding a simple wreath with our brightest colours. She's used great design principles to make this a really eye-pleasing format, proving that less is more, once again!

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Our Featured Artist is: Anita Trippi


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Although Anita's take on our colour challenge is clean and simple (CAS) as well, there is a lot happening here. The main panels are both stitched and the image panel is mounted slightly askew! The inked background is a tricky set of gradually fading polka dots. The typewriter itself is confined to a corner, leaving lots of white space (hence CAS designation), but it is so beautifully coloured with tons of contrast and detail. Then there's the "punny" sentiment and the splash of colour in the little 3D flower, all combined to make a winning entry. Congratulations, Anita. You will be our Guest Designer in our up-coming Recipe Challenge in two weeks. You will be contacted by email with the details.

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


5. Ingen


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

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to be a Guest Designer

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #243 and be our next Guest Designer 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, Feb. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 12, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #243 and be our next Guest Designer 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, Feb. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 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!!

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





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

Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer!!

 It's time for another Colour Challenge and our Design Team member, Jan came up with this clean combination! It's almost industrial with pops of colour! This could be really challenging or uber amazing! See what you can do! 

If you remember, we announced back in January that each time we have a colour challenge, the Featured Artist would have a chance to become a Guest Designer for our next Recipe Challenge 4 weeks from now. So enter with that in mind! We're so excited to work with you!!

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 constructing 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 #AYSI243 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, February 4, 2021

Winners for Challenge #242 - Hearts and Flowers

 Hearts and florals abounded in our gallery in many forms over the past couple of weeks! So beautiful and creative! Thanks to everyone who participated! Hearts and flowers from the Design Team to you all! But in our heart of hearts, we knew we would have to narrow down the winners for those Victors' Bouquets! And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Cindi Copeland




Cindi has several 40th (Ruby) Anniversaries coming up among her friends and so this design will serve her well this year! And our sketch came in handy for the layout! The Red Glimmer paper is a real show stopper when used with that floral heart die and the sentiments in pink are a nice complement! Check out the envelope as well! What a nice surprise to get on a special anniversary!


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Our Featured Artist is: Vicky Hayes




Vicky's rustic country take on our sketch is very effective. The Design Team really liked her faded wood grain background for the red gingham heart. The little purple flowers were a sweet surprise but worked very well with the theme!  Well done, Vicky!

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


5.  Jo Mo



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! It's the first one where we will choose a guest Design Team Member for an upcoming Recipe Challenge. Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #242 - Hearts & Flowers

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #242 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, Feb. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.