Friday, April 19, 2024

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #321 - Monochromatic Cherry Blossom

You still have time to play our Colour Challenge #321 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr. 24th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.         

Friday, April 12, 2024

Challenge #321 - Monochromatic Cherry Blossom

While we find all sorts of beautiful tones in Nature, especially at this time of year, we can also find examples of monochromatic masterpieces, like the cherry blossoms in the challenge banner below! Thanks to Team member, Heather C for this challenge and image.

Each time we have a colour challenge, the Featured Artist will 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 for one challenge!!

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

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How did the Design Team use these colours this week?





heather cooper






heather heroldt






jan clothier








Jane Knudsen (will be back next challenge)






joanne james

Joanne James




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. Make sure you use all the colours in the challenge banner. Neutrals include black, white, vanilla, Crumb Cake.
  • 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 #321 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, April 11, 2024

Winners for Challenge #320 - Perfectly Balanced

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! We love seeing what you do with each element of the sketch and how creatively you fill the requirements of the challenge! This week, we had some lovely balanced designs, with lots of shapes filling in for the circle on the sketch! From cowgirls to spaceships, they were all inspired!

Let me introduce you to our winners! Here they are:


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Our Top Pick is: Tenia Nelson


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Tenia created this fun little vignette for our sketch. For a start, the Design Team was in awe of her mastery of colouring techniques! Then we really enjoyed her playful choice of patterned paper, from polka dots to wood grain to glimmer! Then the CAS aspect made sure that her cowgirl was the complete focal point of the card! Awesome card, Tenia, and congrats on being Top Pick.

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Our Featured Artist is: Kelly Schirmer



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Our winning entry, the Featured Artist, Kelly has created a card that's out of this world! The Design Team loved her playfulness, the point of view it has and all the glimmer! We liked the way the stars created the illusion of the horizontal elements under the circle, and the chalkboard effect on the circle! Then there's that favourite sentiment all geared to make this warm your hearts! Great job, Kelly! You're a star!
                                                  
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their site:




Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning here on our blog with a chance at winning the right to be our new Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in two weeks time! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.     


 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play As You See It Challenge #320 - Perfectly Balanced

You still have a few hours left to play our Sketch Challenge #320 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr. 10th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.        

Saturday, April 6, 2024

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #320 - Perfectly Balanced

You still have time to play our Sketch Challenge #320 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Apr. 10th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.        

Friday, March 29, 2024

Challenge #320 - Perfectly Balanced

And we've come full circle again to another sketch challenge! This one was designed by our creative team member, Jan! I've titled it Perfectly Balanced for no particular reason except that I was imagining a bunch of objects stacked on top of each other in a perfectly balanced pile! One wrong move......

Feel free to use any shape for the circle and to change the orientation, but please keep the integrity of the sketch, so we can recognize it! 

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How did the Design Team keep a perfect balance? Check out their projects:



 
heather cooper





heather heroldt






jan clothier






jane knudsen





deborah wheeler



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 #AYSI320 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, March 28, 2024

Winners for Challenge #319 - Fleeting Flowers

It could be argued that Spring Flowers really are fleeting! They do seem to come and go so quickly! They are so lovely, though, that I find myself wishing they could hang around a little longer! Those pastel colours are so appealing after the colourless winter days! 

The Design Team was very impressed with your speed stamping results! They make regular stamping look rushed! But here are the ones we felt deserved special notice:

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Our Top Pick is: Deb Horst


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Deb crushed this challenge by keeping her focal image small, but bright, with a lot of depth. Then her background consisted of a wide frame of textured white, which was very effective. And to embellish, she used Baker's twine in the same shade of yellow as her spring tulips. And what's more she created this in only six and a half minutes! How's that for awesome! Congratulations, Deb!




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Our Featured Artist is: LeAnne Pugliese




LeAnne's beautiful Easter cards just goes to prove that lovely stamping can be done in a short amount of time! The hyacinths she created used different tones of pinks and purples to create depth in her focal point image. She echoes that effect with the greens in the leaves. Making it a square card added more interest and the beautiful font in purple was perfect for the occasion. The Design Team felt this design really stood out! Congratulations, Leanne, and especially for completing all this in under 6 minutes! Well done!



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



9. Maggie H.

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #319 - Fleeting Flowers

You still have a few hours left to play our Speed Challenge #319 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.         

Saturday, March 23, 2024

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #319 - Fleeting Flowers

You still have time to play our Speed Challenge #319 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.        

Friday, March 15, 2024

Challenge #319 - Fleeting Flowers

For this challenge we are doing a Speed Stamping Challenge and the theme for the challenge, created by the lovely Deborah, is Spring Flowers! To get your adrenaline pumping, create a card or other project, in under 10 minutes, that illustrates the seasonal theme of spring flowers! 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!


Now we'll see what our Design Team did with the theme in under 10 min.:





heather cooper

Heather Cooper 8m 49s 





heather heroldt







jan clothier







jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 9m 53s






joanne james

Joanne James 4m 05s






deborah wheeler

                                    Deborah Wheeler 9m 57s                                        



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 #319 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, March 14, 2024

Winners for Challenge #318 - Let's Get Eggy

There is such a variety of images that you could use to illustrate the theme of Easter! We saw so many of them in your projects! It was so hard to choose between all those creative expressions, but here are the winners for As You See It Challenge #318:

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Our Top Pick is: Julie Gearinger 


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Julie has made some wise choices in her theme challenge card. The background paper she chose and how she treated it made for a spectacular background for her Easter cross! The Renaissance look of her cross was a great choice for the background and continued the richness of the whole card and she embossed the beautiful sentiment in black instead of just stamping it, to give it importance. Great job, Julie! Congratulations!
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Our Featured Artist is: Christy Stanford



Christy's beautifully crafted entry really caught the attention of the Design Team. Between her lovely choice of colours and patterns, her texture in the background pun, the crisp frames around the panels and the inclusion of those 3 adorable little eggs, this card just said "Easter" to us! Check out the same lovely colours reappearing on the little eggs! This card is a well-earned Featured Artist Award! Congratulations, Christy!
                                               

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


12. Polly Libby  



 

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, March 13, 2024

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #318 - Let's Get Eggy

You still have a few hours left to play our Theme Challenge #318 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.     

Friday, March 8, 2024

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #318 - Let's Get Eggy

You still have time to play our Theme Challenge #318 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a tryhere.



challenge #318

The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Mar. 13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.       

Friday, March 1, 2024

Challenge #318 - Let's Get Eggy

Easter is early this year, at the end of March, instead of in April, so we are early, too, thinking of the holiday in our theme challenge, thanks to the foresight of team member Joanne! What do you think of when you think of Easter? Is it bunnies and eggs and spring, or does it hold a more spiritual meaning for you? Whatever it is please share it with us in your stamping project! We're looking forward to your themed entries!

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What do you suppose the members of the Design Team think about it all?




heather heroldt















deborah wheeler



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 #AYSI 318 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