Wednesday, March 3, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

  You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #244 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, Mar. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

 You still have time to play with our Fill In The Blank Challenge #244 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, Mar. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 19, 2021

Challenge #244 - Getting Cozy

I feel like the challenge this week couldn't have been chosen better if we had known what the weather was going to be doing when we picked the topics back in late December. With most of North America in the deep freeze, trying to feel cozy is at the top of everyone's list. I mean, Texas had snow! How crazy is that?!! 

This week's challenge is a fill in the blank challenge. You complete the sentence by filling in the blank, then you make your project based on the words you used to fill in the blank. Do you have a colour that you associate with coziness and warmth?  How would you fill in the blank? Now, take on the challenge of making something amazing with it!

 And make sure to tell us, in your blog post, how you Filled in the Blank!


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What colours are the Design Team using to create a world of warmth and coziness?



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Amy Jasper
Amy finds Pretty Peacock makes her feel cozy. She's thinking camping, I bet.


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For Heather, textured gray says cozy, & a splash of warm red or yellow creates perfect Hgge!



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Jan finds Very Vanilla ups her cozy factor by several degrees!



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Jane must have had a cozy green quilt somewhere in her background!




Joanne James
Joanne gets cozy just looking at chocolate brown. Yum! 




LeAnne Pugliese
Peach gets LeAnne feeling all warm and cozy inside!

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Fill in the blanks with the words that are right for you and then create your project with those words in mind. Tell us, in your blog or on your site, what words you used.
  • 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 #AYSI244 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, February 18, 2021

Winners for Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer

We're excited to announce the winners of Challenge #243 because the Featured Artist will be our first ever Guest Designer for our next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're excited to work with the winner! It was a challenging colour palette, but we got some beautiful creations from so many of you. Thank you for entering! It was equally challenging picking our winners. And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Vicky Hayes


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Vicky has created a CAS masterpiece using our colours, by creating this rustic background with the wood planks stamp and adding a simple wreath with our brightest colours. She's used great design principles to make this a really eye-pleasing format, proving that less is more, once again!

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Our Featured Artist is: Anita Trippi


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Although Anita's take on our colour challenge is clean and simple (CAS) as well, there is a lot happening here. The main panels are both stitched and the image panel is mounted slightly askew! The inked background is a tricky set of gradually fading polka dots. The typewriter itself is confined to a corner, leaving lots of white space (hence CAS designation), but it is so beautifully coloured with tons of contrast and detail. Then there's the "punny" sentiment and the splash of colour in the little 3D flower, all combined to make a winning entry. Congratulations, Anita. You will be our Guest Designer in our up-coming Recipe Challenge in two weeks. You will be contacted by email with the details.

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


5. Ingen


Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Fill in the Blank 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, February 17, 2021

There are Still a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to be a Guest Designer

 You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #243 and be our next Guest Designer 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, Feb. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 12, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #243 and be our next Guest Designer 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, Feb. 17th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, February 5, 2021

Challenge #245 - Recipe for Him

 Design Team member LeAnne has been working on a new Recipe Challenge for you today and it's the kind that challenges a lot of people! A masculine design. How will you combine all the elements to give it that masculine look? It's up to you?  You can get really creative with this! You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun!!

We are so pleased to welcome our first guest designer, Anita Pippi, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #243) for this challenge.





Let's see how the Design Team has combined their elements:



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

Challenge #243 - Neutral Pops and a Chance to Be a Guest Designer!!

 It's time for another Colour Challenge and our Design Team member, Jan came up with this clean combination! It's almost industrial with pops of colour! This could be really challenging or uber amazing! See what you can do! 

If you remember, we announced back in January that each time we have a colour challenge, the Featured Artist would 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!!

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



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Here's what the Design Team were constructing 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.
  • 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 #AYSI243 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, February 4, 2021

Winners for Challenge #242 - Hearts and Flowers

 Hearts and florals abounded in our gallery in many forms over the past couple of weeks! So beautiful and creative! Thanks to everyone who participated! Hearts and flowers from the Design Team to you all! But in our heart of hearts, we knew we would have to narrow down the winners for those Victors' Bouquets! And here they are:

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Our Top Pick is: Cindi Copeland




Cindi has several 40th (Ruby) Anniversaries coming up among her friends and so this design will serve her well this year! And our sketch came in handy for the layout! The Red Glimmer paper is a real show stopper when used with that floral heart die and the sentiments in pink are a nice complement! Check out the envelope as well! What a nice surprise to get on a special anniversary!


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Our Featured Artist is: Vicky Hayes




Vicky's rustic country take on our sketch is very effective. The Design Team really liked her faded wood grain background for the red gingham heart. The little purple flowers were a sweet surprise but worked very well with the theme!  Well done, Vicky!

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


5.  Jo Mo



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! It's the first one where we will choose a guest Design Team Member for an upcoming Recipe Challenge. Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #242 - Hearts & Flowers

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #242 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, Feb. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.     

Friday, January 29, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #242 - Hearts & Flowers

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #242 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, Feb. 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, January 22, 2021

Challenge #242 - Hearts & Flowers

It's that time of year when we need some romance to brighten up our lives, right? The doldrums have hit and the pandemic is just going on too, too long! We miss everyone and the prospects for vaccines seem a little too far in the future for our liking! So bring on the hearts and flowers and go all out! Or change the shapes and do something completely different, keeping the concept of Design Team Member, Heather's sketch intact! Above all, have fun with it! We can't wait to see what you'll do!

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

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Will the Design Team stay true to the sketch or will they go rogue? Let's see:



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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.
  • 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 #AYSI242 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, January 21, 2021

Winners for Challenge #241 Speedy Scraps & a New Look

 We had a lot of feisty, scrappy entries this time - duking it out for the fastest times and the most gorgeous creations! I feel like this was unlike most of our Speed Stamping Challenges, since having the pick of our scrap bins lead to some pretty sophisticated cards! But, oh, was it ever fun and satisfying to be able to use those pieces and, in such a short time, create masterpieces! There were many vying for the top spots, but a couple of clear winners emerged:


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Our Top Pick is: Shawna - The Grand Stampede


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Shawna's wood-themed card is really clever. The Design Team liked the way she matched the die cut sentiment from her scrap bin with the wood designer paper in the background and matched it with the stenciled design in neutral tones. To add interest, she sliced off a narrow strip and added it just below with a narrow border and set the stenciled paper on an angle! Shawna's project reflects creativity and craftsmanship at it's best!


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Our Featured Artist is: Malina G.


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Malina's card is one of those sophisticated cards that puts this Speed Challenge over the top! Her beautifully coloured flower and stencilled background were done within the time limit! The sentiment is from her scrap bin! This clean and simple card would be amazing under non-timed circumstances, but is miraculous in under ten minutes! Just beautiful in layout, execution and design, Malina! Wow!

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

1.  Carol L.


10. Marina

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 can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Friday, January 8, 2021

Challenge #241 - Speedy Scraps & a New Look

Welcome to 2021 and a brand new look for our blog! Big thanks are due to Design Team member Amy Jasper for the update of all of our graphics! Leave her a little love for all her hard work!! 

Not only do we have a different look, we are planning an exciting new feature for 2021 and that is the addition of a guest designer once in every cycle of challenges. Every time we have a Colour Challenge, the Featured Artist winner will be asked to join us for the next Recipe Challenge as our Guest Designer!

Now our first Challenge of the new year is a Speed Challenge, and our Design Team Member, Joanne, has a great idea. It's a chance to clean out that scrap bin a bit and use up some of those bits that have been lying around forever! But you have to arrange them and add anything extra you want to add, all within 10 minutes! That should get the adrenaline pumping!

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 our scrappy Design Team members did:




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Amy Jasper 9m28s




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Joanne James   3m19s


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 #AYS241 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