Friday, October 7, 2022

Challenge #285 - Aurora

We're into October now and for some of us, it's a month marked by coloured leaves and Halloween. These colours are reminiscent of fall and witches' cauldrons, but equally, they could be sunset colours or a seascape or the aurora borealis, so have fun with this beautiful combination in whatever way you see the colours being used!

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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How did the Design Team use these colours this week?



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.
  • 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 #AYSI285 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, October 6, 2022

Winners for Challenge #284 - The Pendulum

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! There was a lot you could do with our last sketch, from florals to Halloween designs! We enjoyed all the variety and imagination.

Let me introduce you to our winners! Here they are: 


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Our Top Pick is: Polly Libby


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Polly created a stunning blended alcohol ink background on vellum before beginning on her Challenge layout. The Design Team loved her choice of paper in the background and her composition within the sketch guidelines. This is a good example of creativity while maintaining the integrity of a sketch. Just beautiful, Polly!


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Our Featured Artist is: Suzanne from Stamp n' Sip


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Suzanne's beautiful design made such amazing use of the sketch and ended up with an image that created amazing depth, when she used the horizontal element to form a mountain range against the vertical element of lovely watercolour washes for the sky. The black card base is perfect for showcasing all of this. Well deserving of the Featured Artist Award!


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



Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Colour Challenge tomorrow morning here on our blog with a chance at winning the right to be our new Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in two weeks time! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.     

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left To Play As You See It Challenge #284 - The Pendulum

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #284 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. 5th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 30, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #284 - The Pendulum

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #284 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. 5th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Challenge #284 - The Pendulum

The lovely Joanne gifted us with a sketch challenge this week which will leave you lots of scope for creativity, as all the best sketches do! The shape made me think of those pendulum rides at amusement parks for some reason, but I needed a name for this challenge and that was as good as any!😏

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

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What did the Design Team do with the sketch? Check out their projects:



heather cooper




heather heroldt



jan clothier




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.
  • 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 #AYSI284 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, September 22, 2022

Winners for Challenge #283 - Presto Pumpkins

Who takes on a speed stamping challenge? Only the strong of heart apparently! The brave, the daring, the crafter looking for a new way to challenge themself! It's fun getting your adrenaline pumping - like watching a thriller movie or braving the tallest roller coaster! Anyway, we had a few brave souls take on the challenge and we'd love to see a few more give it a try next time it rolls around our challenge roster.

Now on to our winners for this challenge! Because we had only a few entries, we will not be awarding Honorable Mentions this time.

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Our Top Pick is: Jennie Maier

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Jennie made great use of DSP to create her lovely fall themed pumpkin card, and that is a great way to save time when doing speed stamping! She chose her paper wisely, using the simple black and white design to subdue the more busy pumpkin/gourd paper, giving lots of room for her stamped and coloured pumpkin to take center stage. She finished in 8 minutes and 25 seconds, well within the 10 minute limit! Well done, Jennie!




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Our Featured Artist is: Suzanne from Stamp n' Sip


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Suzanne used a combination of a simple DSP background with die cuts to create a wonderful colour and texture-filled display on her entry, which took her 9 min and 36 sec to put together. The Design Team really loved her colour shading on the leaves, her coiled twine bow and the texture on her pumpkin die cut, which really made her entry stand out! Amazing what you can do in 10 minutes isn't it? Congratulations, Suzanne!
                                                   

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come back and join us tomorrow morning for our next challenge, a sketch challenge. Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

You Still Have A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #283 - Presto Pumpkins

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #283 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. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, September 16, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #283 - Presto Pumpkins

 You still have time to play with our Speed Stamping Challenge #283 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. 21st, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, September 9, 2022

Challenge #283 - Presto Pumpkins

For this challenge we are doing a Speed Stamping Challenge and the theme for the challenge created by Design Team member Jane is Pumpkins & Gourds! So you are making some pretty pumped pumpkins here - Presto Pumpkins!  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 Autumn Pumpkins or Gourds! 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!

Meet Someone New to Our Team

We are also excited to introduce you to a new member of our As You See It Challenge Design Team! This is Deborah Wheeler who has been a long time player of our challenges and is an accomplished stamper. She hails from the UK! We'll let her tell you more about herself:

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Leave a little hello for Deborah in the comments!


Now we'll see what our Design Team did with the theme in under 10 min.:



heather cooper





heather heroldt





jan clothier





jane knudsen

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joanne james





deborah wheeler

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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.
  • 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 #AYS283 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!

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Winners for Challenge #282 - Baby Business

Who doesn't love babies?! And it's so much fun designing baby cards! We loved watching those really cute projects come in. But how do you pick a winner? It was tough, but we pulled up our big girl pampers and did it! So the winners for Challenge #283 are:


We have a tie for Top Pick:

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Our first Top Pick is: JoAnn B.


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This adorable entry with the 3D layout creating a baby's dresser, hanging onesie and toys, is so imaginative and cleverly created, it feels like we just walked into baby's room! The 3D effect, paper choice and colours are so well done! Congratulations, JoAnn!

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Our second Top Pick is: Papyrus Studio

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We were enthralled with the whimsical pink bunny on the swing under the pink and white arbour. The beautiful bow completes this lovely tribute to babyhood mounted on the distressed gray background. Well done!
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Our Featured Artist is: Cindi Copeland



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Wait!.... Aren't those teeny stuffies just the cutest things ever?? Cindi's tribute to her newest little relative, Talia, is just so adorable and personalized with those layering alphabet dies in white and pink! The fluffy polka dot bow and the raised sentiment in hot pink make a creation worthy of Featured Artist! Awesome!


                                                      
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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 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, September 7, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #282 - Baby Business

You still have a few hours to play with our Theme Challenge #282 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. 7th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.  

Friday, September 2, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #282 - Baby Business

You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #282 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. 7th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

Challenge #282 - Baby Business

It's hard to resist a baby, so I don't think we can lose on this theme! Those giggles, those cheeks, all that adorableness! This week you will make your projects based on a baby theme! And that's all you need to know! Go for it, and make it precious!



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On a sadder note, this will be the last project for our Design Team Member, LeAnne Pugliese, as she is stepping down from the team at the end of August. We will really miss her delightful creations and faithful service to the team, and her friendship as well.  We wish you all the best, LeAnne!

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How did the Design Team create their baby themed projects?



heather cooper




heather heroldt




jan clothier




jane knudsen



On holidays this week!

Joanne James



leanne pugliese



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 #AYSI282 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