Friday, June 14, 2019

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #202 - Radiant

You still have time to play with our colour challenge #202 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 19th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Challenge #202 - Radiant

The flowers in this inspiration photo remind me of a plant we have in this part of the world that we used to call a rock rose when we were kids, but the correct name is bitterroot. Although the flowers were pink, not yellow, they had the same luminous quality. And when the ground was covered with them, during their bloom, it looked radiant! So that's what we're calling this colour challenge, put together by the brilliant Jan Clothier, which consists of colours of the sunrise plus a dark forest colour as contrast - Radiant! Let your radiance shine forth, crafters!




Let's see how the Design Team radiated:










Jane Knudsen



LeAnne Pugliese


You may remember for our 200th challenge, the reward for the Featured Artist for that challenge was to join us as a Guest Designer for our 202nd Challenge. The winner was Heather Heroldt and we are so pleased and excited to welcome her as our Guest Designer today!                           







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 #AYSI202 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, June 6, 2019

Winners for Challenge #201 - Pivotal

We were so happy to have you make the pivotal decision to circle back to our Challenge page and enter our first challenge post Amanda's designing. We were very stoked to get your beautiful entries and after circling around the final decision for a bit, we were ready to settle on our winners.  Here they are:


Our Top Pick is: A Stampin' Holiday



The Design Team really loved this sketch done in whites and light greens! It gave it such a bright and airy, sophisticated look! The script background added to the glamour, while the gold text complimented that! This project nailed the sketch!                                                                             

And our Featured Artist is: Anita Trippi


Anita created a truly unique take on our sketch this week with a swath of coloured embossing paste for the vertical element and a unique ribbon border on the bottom that is so cool! She also created her own striped paper from a stamp. Done in shades of blue with a little yellow, this card stole the hearts of the Design Team this week! Well done, Anita!                                                          

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! I hope you'll come back and check out our new colour challenge tomorrow! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #201 - Pivotal

You still have a few hours left to play with our sketch challenge #201 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, May 31, 2019

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #201 - Pivotal

You still have time to play with our sketch challenge #201 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 5th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Challenge #201 - Pivotal

As I pondered what to call our 201st challenge, I studied the sketch and realized that everything pivoted around the doily or circle at the bottom! Then I realized the significance of that title in regards to the Challenge Blog itself.
Going forward, past our 200th challenge things will be slightly different, so Challenge #201 is a pivotal challenge.
With the retirement of Amanda, our Designer Emeritus, the crew is taking on the task of designing the weekly challenges on a rotating basis. In addition, we've decided to use a regular rotation of six styles of challenge. In future, you'll be seeing a sketch, a colour challenge, a fill-in-the-blank, a recipe (where you're given ingredients you have to use), a theme and finally a speed challenge. Then back to the beginning.
Our team leader, Heather, has started the ball rolling with this sketch challenge.


Let's see how the Design Team interpreted this pivotal sketch:

















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 #AYSI201when 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, May 23, 2019

Winners for Challenge #200

That's it, folks! Our 200th Challenge has come and gone! It was fun while it lasted and I hope you loved celebrating with us as much as we loved having you join us for the party! Remember, for this special 200th challenge the winner of the Featured Artist prize this time around will be chosen to be a Guest Designer with us for Challenge #202! So we will need to collect your contact info if that happens to be you! So without further ado, here are the winners:

Our Top Pick is: Cindy Major 


Cindy was right into the spirit of our theme challenge! Not only did she have two wine glasses in a celebration card, but she even entered our challenge twice! Talk about twosies!! The Design Team loved the gorgeous texture in Cindy's card with the background papers that look like bubbles and gold silk, respectively! And then she upped it a notch and made one of her glasses a shaker element! Wowsers! Way to go, Cindy!                                                                               

And our Featured Artist is: Heather Heroldt



We're so happy to have Heather Heroldt as our Featured Artist for our 200th Challenge! Those two adorable hot air balloons showcase the new In Colours from Stampin' Up! beautifully and she has created a lovely, muted design! We loved the pairs of balloons and birds, in keeping with our theme of celebrate two and all the extra touches added by Heather, including the embossing paste clouds and the sequins. The sentiment is such an inspiring one, and we'd like to lift Heather up by offering her a Guest Designer spot for our Challenge #202, so Heather please send me an email with your contact info so that we can connect.
                                                          
Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Our winners can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. 

Please join us tomorrow for a a new challenge, a sketch challenge right here. It's the first one that we designed ourselves!