Friday, December 2, 2022

Challenge #289 - Breakneck Baubles

For this challenge we are doing a Speed Stamping Challenge and the theme for the challenge created by Design Team member Jan is Christmas Baubles! So you are making some pretty brisk ornaments here - Breakneck Baubles!  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 Christmas Baubles or Ornaments! 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 heroldt





jan clothier





jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 10m0s









deborah wheeler

                                    Deborah Wheeler 7m13s                                        



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 #AYS289 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, December 1, 2022

Winners for Challenge #288 - We Know What You Did Last Summer!!

Vacations! We yearn for them all year long! And we all have a different idea of a good time when we plan our own. Great ideas in your cards! But it was no holiday choosing a winner! However, we did the deed and here are the winners for As You See It Challenge #288:

(Side note: we wanted to remind you that the maximum number of challenges in which your project can be entered, in order to be eligible for awards in our challenges, is 4 including ours.)

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Our Top Pick is: Cheryl Hamilton



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This clever card of Cheryl's is actually a gift card holder, but with the Paradise Palms stamp set design on the front, becomes a reflection of Cheryl's desire for a tropical paradise vacay! And we're totally with her on that wish! The use of the beautiful Sun Prints designer paper for much of the background really works well with the rest of the design and helps to build a trifold card with a purpose! 
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Our Featured Artist is: Deb Horst of Sendable Sentiments



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Deb loves the beach, and winter or summer, a holiday will find her there! We just loved her jaunty little festive seahorse, wearing a garland of holly for the holidays! He's mounted on a stenciled and ink-blended background of blues with a sand dollar as an embellishment! The snowflake embossed background panel also adds to the Christmas flavour as this card totally merges a beach holiday with the seasonal holidays in a totally natural way! A well-earned Featured Artist award!


                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mention on her site:


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, November 30, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #288 - We Know What You Did Last Summer!!

You still have a few hours left to play with our Theme Challenge #288 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, Nov. 30th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, November 25, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #288 - We Know What You Did Last Summer!!

You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #288 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, Nov. 30th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, November 18, 2022

Challenge # 288 - We Know What You Did Last Summer!!

Actually, we don't know what you did last summer, or winter, or whenever you go on vacation - but we're going to find out, when you tell us, through your projects what activities you like to do when you go on holidays! Are you rugged outdoors people who like to hike, climb, camp and canoe? Do you prefer to stay in a luxury hotel and relax by the pool? Do you like new experiences and adrenaline rushes? Are you an eco-tourist or a voluntourist? Let us know with your creation!


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What do the Design Team do on their vacations?


heather cooper





heather heroldt





jan clothier





Taking a break this week
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.
  • 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 #AYSI288 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, November 17, 2022

Winners for Challenge #287 - Recipe for the Earthy Blues

Thanks to all the test craft cooks who tried out our Recipe Challenge last week! You combined Earthy and Blue tones into a masculine design and it made for some handsome creations! We had everything from a shirt puzzle to lighthouses and a travel map to a graphic design for a Hebrew get well card! Oh, and a clever gift card holder! 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: Deb Horst


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Deb's card features masking to give dimension and depth to her wonderfully masculine lighthouse tucked in behind the die cut picket fence and framed by the sea grasses. She has also die cut the stitched rectangles that feature the images and back the image panel. Deb has used some muted tones of blue and warm earth tones to fulfill those requirements from the challenge, and the Design Team loved the big chunky twine to complete the design.


And our Featured Artist this week:

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Our first Featured Artist is: Suzy Hinton


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Suzy used Night of Navy and Balmy Blue for her shades of Blue, and Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for her Earth Tones in this attractive design! The die cut twigs, fir branches, and tag really add to the masculine tone of the card. The sentiment she chose is perfect, as is the DSP she chose! A masculine Christmas card without being over the top! Congratulations on being our Featured Artist this challenge, Suzy!


                                                

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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mention on her site:


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, November 16, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #287 - Recipe for the Earthy Blues

You still have a few hours left to play our Recipe Challenge #287 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, Nov. 16th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.