Sunday, June 26, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #277 - Fast But Slow

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #277 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, June 29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Challenge #277 - Fast But Slow

For this challenge we are doing a Speed Stamping Challenge and the theme for the challenge created by Design Team member Joanne is Belated Birthday! So you are making this project FAST but it's slow because it's too late for someone's birthday.. fast but slow!  So to get your adrenaline pumping in the most enjoyable way, create a card or other stamped project in under 10 minutes that illustrates the theme of a belated birthday greeting! Please let us know how long it took you to make it in your description.

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 what the theme means to our Design Team in under 10 min.:



heather cooper





heather heroldt





jan clothier





jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 9m52s




joanne james





leanne pugliese

                                    LeAnne Pugliese 9m51s                                        



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 #AYS277 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.


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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Winners for Challenge #276 - Here's to Beverages!

Cheers! We had a wonderful variety of libations for our Beverage Theme Challenge, from tea for the Queen to coffee to lemonade stands to whiskey for Father's Day! It was such fun reading your blogs and seeing your creations. Then we had to pick winners!😟It's a tough job but someone (like the Design Team) has to do it! So the winners for Challenge #276 are:

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Our Top Pick is: Tracy Grauer


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The bright, cheery colours and optimistic sentiment make Tracy's whimsical image of a childhood summer lemonade stand give us all the nostalgic feels! The Design Team loved the texture and coordination as well as the great layout of Tracy's salute to beverages! Here's to summer and making lemonade out of lemons!
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Our Featured Artist is: Ingen


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With it's bright colours, jungle leaves and amazing, unique, ink blended background, Ingen's entry has a definite tropical flair! The Design Team were gob-smacked with the whole design and definitely felt the freshness and the thirst quenching appeal of Ingen's summer beverage! The font of the sentiment just added to the one of a kind quality of the whole card!  Just WOW!


                                                      
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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 Speed Stamping 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, June 15, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #276 - Here's to Beverages!

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #276 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, June 15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, June 10, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play with Challenge #276 - Here's to Beverages!

You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #276 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, June 15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, June 3, 2022

Challenge #276 - Here's to Beverages!

In the Northern Hemisphere, the thirsty months are upon us! In the heat, a thirst quenching drink is so welcome. And in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is getting chillier, a warm beverage is just the thing to warm a person up! Which beverages do you crave right now? Create your card or project based on that!


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Which beverages do the Design Team have on their minds?:



heather cooper




heather heroldt




jan clothier




jane knudsen





leanne pugliese



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 #AYSI276 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about 'the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Winners for Challenge #275 - Recipe for Subtle Beauty

Thanks to all the test cooks who tried out our Recipe Challenge last week! You combined something that started with B and the beauty of subtle colours, embossed texture and die cuts and it made for some very lovely creations! We had everything form butterflies to ballerinas! We had quite a few of you to choose from for our winners! Where you have the challenge of creating, we have the challenge of choosing from among such talent! Here are the winners of our Recipe Challenge:

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Our Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler


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Deborah's card reminded us of an impressionist painting with the awesome background paper, the lovely texture at the bottom and the die cut tulip heads. She combined every element of the recipe challenge so creatively and integrated them into the whole project seamlessly! Great job, Deborah!

And we have a tie for Featured Artist this week:

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Our first Featured Artist is: Cindy Major


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Cindy's beautifully coloured ballerina is presented along with some creative recipe elements! The Design Team loved the floral paper with the gingham border, the quietly embossed background design and the torn, crinkled collage paper between them. The surprising shiny thing was the embossed sentiment, which was brilliant! Again a creative use of the elements and a beautiful composition!

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Our second Featured Artist is: Johanna @LHC


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Joanna's sumptuous card is full of rich images that embrace all the elements of the challenge! The lovely blossoms and the blue focal point butterfly are the B items and the die cuts. The embossed background is coloured with a subtle colour as are the blossoms and leaves and the jewels in the centers of the blossoms and along the back of the butterfly provide something shiny! This project is the embodiment of our challenge title: Recipe for Subtle Beauty!

                                                   

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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 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, June 1, 2022

You Still Have A Few Hours Left To Play Challenge #275 - Recipe for Subtle Beauty

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #275 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, June 1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, May 27, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #275 - Recipe for Subtle Beauty

You still have time to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #275 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, June 1st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, May 20, 2022

Challenge #275 - Recipe for Subtle Beauty

Our Design Team member, Jan has come up with an interesting recipe for this challenge. I've titled it Recipe for Subtle Beauty. It must include subtle colours and something that starts with a B, along with the other elements in the recipe, seen in the challenge banner below. 

I want to clarify a few questions you might have. Your "B" item is not restricted to bears, boats and balloons. Anything that starts with B is okay (within propriety of course, ahem!) The subtle colours are based on the Stampin' Up! Subtles but any pastels are okay. 

You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun and start your ovens, er...stamp sets!

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We are so pleased to welcome our sixth guest designer, Shirley Gentry, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #273) for this challenge.


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

heather cooper




heather heroldt
 



jan clothier




jane knudsen




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#275 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Winners for Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

Mothers have a special place in our hearts. It goes without saying, and it's nice to pay tribute to them at any time of year. Thanks to all who took part in our Fill in the Blank Challenge for their lovely  projects!

Without further ado, I want to introduce you to our winners! Here they are: 

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Our Top Pick is: Claire


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Claire did a fabulous job of colouring those luminous roses embossed in gold on her card! Don't they just light up the day? But what really made the Design Team take a second look was the faux frame she created by drawing a line around the flower area and pulling the grey colour into the center making the center look as though it is lower than the outside! Fabulous design! We also liked the way Claire filled in the blank for our challenge: The best thing about mothers  is inner strength!



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Our Featured Artist is: Stef Perry


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Stef's stunning card with it's eye-catching red rose is meant to honour what would have been her mother's 100th birthday. As her mom loved Mr. Lincoln roses, this beautiful image has been masterfully coloured in red with deep green leaves looking like you could almost smell their perfume! The Design Team loved the image as well as the subtly stenciled background and the bold gold 100th birthday numbers! This is a beautiful tribute to Stef's mom's unconditional love!

                                                      
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There were no Honorable Mentions this week due to too few entries.



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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #274 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, May 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, May 13, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play with Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

You still have time to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #274 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



challenge #274





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

Friday, May 6, 2022

Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

It's my turn this week to come up with a Fill in the Blank Challenge, and seeing as how it's Mother's Day in North American this weekend, I wanted to know what you think makes Moms so special. How would you fill in the blank: "The Best Thing about Mothers is: ______________."?

For 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. How would you fill in this 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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Here are the best attributes of mothers according to our Design Team:



heather cooper

Heather Cooper
Heather C. thinks that the best thing about mothers is unconditional love.



heather heroldt

Heather H. thinks of her mom's presence and drinking tea together.



jan clothier

Jan says the best thing is sharing moments great and small!



jane knudsen

Love is how Jane would fill in the blank!



joanne james

Joanne James
Joanne also thinks unconditional love is the best thing about mothers!




LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's is taking a break this week.


  • 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 AYSI#274 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.
  • You can combine our challenge with up to 3 other compatible challenges.
  • We do reserve the right to delete, or not consider, entries that do not comply with these guidelines.

 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter