Friday, October 15, 2021

Challenge #261 - Clean and Fresh

There's something innately refreshing about the colour palette that team member, Leanne came up with for our newest challenge. With the deep purple of Blackberry Bliss, the bright freshness of Granny Apple Green and the cleanness of silver and white. We hope you enjoy designing with these colours as much as we did!

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 a 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. (Neutrals include black, white, vanilla or Crumb Cake.)



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The Design Team was all about clean and fresh this week :


amy jasper



heather cooper




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.
  • 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 #AYSI261 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, October 14, 2021

Winners for Challenge #260 - Perpendicular

There's something so satisfying about right angles. Maybe that's why they call them "right" angles! At any rate, they make for a lovely card layout and the entries in our latest challenge, Perpendicular, really did them justice! Here are the winners:

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Our Top Pick is: Deborah Wheeler


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Deborah did an amazing job ink blending for the horizontal AND vertical elements of this sketch!  The Design Team loved the way the colours in both of these elements echoed each other. The were the perfect background for the beautiful lined stamp of the heron! All in all, an artistically beautiful entry!


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Our Featured Artist is: Akiko Sudano


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This week's Featured Artist, Akiko, has created a stunningly beautiful landscape that deserves to be framed! From her subtle but lovely sponged sunset in the background, to the masked birch trees she has stamped to the details of the land and the leaves and the textured layers, this is a work of art! The Design Team was unanimous!

                                                      
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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 Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! The Featured Artist from the Colour Challenge tomorrow will be invited to be a Guest Designer for one up-coming Challenge! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites. 

   

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #260 - Perpendicular

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #260 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, Oct.13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #260 - Perpendicular

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #260 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, Oct.13th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Challenge #260 - Perpendicular

Perpendicular elements are a sure thing in a sketch, and thanks to Design Team member, Jane, we have a great sketch making use of them this week. Have some fun with it, especially with the main image panel. The sky's the limit with what you can include on that!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 

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How graphic did the Design Team get with the sketch? Let's see:

amy jasper




heather cooper



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.
  • 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 #AYSI260 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, September 30, 2021

Winners for Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

I hope you get a chance to go through all the entries in our last As You See It Challenge! It was so much fun because not only was it a speed stamping challenge, but it had a humour theme as well! I got a lot of chuckles looking at the entries and reading through the blog posts for them all! Thanks to all who braved the adrenaline rush of entering in a speed stamping challenge! It was the usual difficult job of picking winners but without further comment, here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Heather Heroldt


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From all accounts, Eleanor Roosevelt was a witty woman, and we've always loved this quote of hers! Heather ingeniously came up with her own design of a teabag using vellum for her card, and must have had it all figured out in her head before she started, because she finished her card in 8 min and 33 sec! This is a great example of creativity under pressure! 

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Our Featured Artist is: Jules


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Jules obviously has a great sense of humour and the Design Team loved her army of Grey Hares, looking like they all have some greater purpose in life! (Probably to bring us grief and a sense of passing time, right?)  We loved the little touches that she included such as the stitching around her image panel - very brave for a speed stamping challenge and the little pop of blue in the otherwise monotone grey palette. Jules completed her project in 9 min and 13 sec, well under the 10 minute deadline! Well done and so funny, Jules!


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

 #3.  Rachel Davis


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Sketch 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, September 29, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Challenge #259 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, Sept.29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 24, 2021

You Still Have Time To Play Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #259 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, Sept.29th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Challenge #259 - Speed Humour

I love listening to comedians like Robin Williams who could spout hilarity off the top of his head so fast it would leave you dizzy trying to keep up with it. If you stopped concentrating for 1 second you missed a great joke! I'm not like that. My brain runs at a much slower speed and I have to work at being funny, but this week Design Team member Amy has come up with a Speed Stamping Challenge for you, and the theme is Humour, so you'll need to loosen up your funny bone and get your laugh track in gear! You will need to create a funny card in under 10 minutes!!

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 how funny our Design Team members were in 10 min.:


amy jasper

Amy Jasper  9m48s




heather cooper





Jan Clothier 
Taking a break this time




jane knudsen

Jane Knudsen 9m30s




leanne pugliese


                                    LeAnne Pugliese 7m5s                                        




joanne james

Joanne James   3m41s



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 #AYS259 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Winners for Challenge #258 - In the Air

Lots of variety in this week's challenge! There are so many things you can find In The Air! We had fun soaring through all your entries and choosing the winners! So without further comment, here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Annette Elias


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Annette has created a card with a soft, pretty colour palette on white cardstock, delicate imagery and great attention to detail. We loved the way the artfully coloured flowered sprig was mounted over the script. The beautifully detailed bird was positioned perfectly to create a clean and simple overall design. 

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Our Featured Artist is: Milla


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Milla was thinking coloured leaves falling in the autumn breezes when she completed this project for our In the Air Challenge and what beautiful autumn leaves she has created here. The Design Team loved the partially sponged frame and the rich fall colours Milla has included here. They loved the beautiful colouring job she did on her various fall leaves and her adorable embossed sentiment and little twine bow. The overall clean and simple looked nailed this design as the Featured Artist project for this challenge. Congratulations, Milla.


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


 #5.  Kate 


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Speed 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, September 15, 2021

You Still Have a Few More Hours to Play Challenge #258 - In the Air

You still have a few more hours to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 10, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #258 - In The Air

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #257 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, Sept.15th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Challenge #258 -In the Air

Look up! Look waaayy up! What do you see? Our theme this challenge is In The Air and your project can include anything you would find in the air: birds, balloons, dust motes.... you name it! There are endless possibilities, (but you may not have stamps for all of them)! Pick your favourite and create a card or something! Oh, and one other thing - have fun with it!


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What has our Design Team up in the air?



amy jasper




heather cooper




jan clothier




jane knudsen




LeAnne Pugliese
On a break this week

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 #AYSI258 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about 'the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Winners for Challenge #257 - Recipe for a Fall Farm

This week's gallery looked like a page from Country Living Magazine! It was so warm and harvest ready! You all created some beautiful cards with the challenge elements and the Design Team were all impressed by different artists so it was challenging to just pick a few. We did manage to zero in on some winners, though so here they are:  

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Our Top Pick is: Jolanda Johnstone

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Jolanda's lovely combination of warm tones and neutrals gives a cozy feel and great contrast! She has made great use of texture and a variety of die cuts to satisfy all the elements of the recipe challenge! This design just makes you want to pull up a chair in the farmhouse kitchen for a coffee and a chat! Great choice of colour, texture and paper, Jolanda!

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Our Featured Artist is: Maria Helena


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Maria Helena has so many fabulous elements to her card including the diagonal gingham print paper, the super texture in the background, and the amazing grass and leaf stamps she has used in her sheaf of grasses here. The Design Team thought the colours she used were perfect for this challenge and the font of the sentiment was the perfect touch! Beautiful work!


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

 2.  Judy Inukai

 5.  Johanna @LHC


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.