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?


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Taking a break 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.
  • 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.  

Friday, November 11, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #287 - Recipe for the Earthy Blues

You still have time to play with 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.  

Friday, November 4, 2022

Challenge #287 - Recipe for the Earthy Blues

Although she is no longer a member of our Design Team, LeAnne Pugliese designed this Recipe Challenge at the beginning of 2022 when she still was and it's a blessing to have it to look back on and remember our time with her on the team! This is such a fun recipe, using both Earth Tones and Blue Tones to create a masculine themed card!

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 eighth guest designer, Cindi Copeland, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #285) for this challenge.



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And this is her beautiful project 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#287 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, November 3, 2022

Winners for Challenge #286 - Boo!

We hope you had fun celebrating  or not celebrating Halloween! And we hope you managed to avoid whatever scares you the most about it (and according to our entries - spiders win the prize for the scariest thing about Halloween!) We thoroughly enjoyed reading your entries and looking at your creations! There's just something engaging about the colours of Halloween!

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

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Our Top Pick is: Tenia Nelson


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Tenia's winsome little ghost takes on a spooky air with that watery purple hue it has taken on to blend with the background! And that awesome sentiment is so perfect! Tenia always has an innate sense of what elements to add to enhance her designs with texture and surprise and never overdoes it! This design is balanced just right!



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Our Featured Artist is: Jolanda Johnstone


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Using a stand-out palette of black, white, orange and purple, Jolanda created a tribute to the number one fear of our very informal poll of the scariest things about Halloween - spiders! She made great use of embossing, on the spiders, threads, and bold sentiment, glitter from Wink of Stella, on the web itself and the sentiment and unique elements - check out the threads the spiders are hanging from! So cool! Put those all together with a great layout and you have a card worthy of Featured Artist! Congratulations, Jolanda.

                                                      
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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 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.