Friday, May 20, 2022

Challenge #275 - Recipe for Subtle Beauty

Our Design Team member, Jan has come up with an interesting recipe for this challenge. I've titled it Recipe for Subtle Beauty. It must include subtle colours and something that starts with a B, along with the other elements in the recipe, seen in the challenge banner below. 

I want to clarify a few questions you might have. Your "B" item is not restricted to bears, boats and balloons. Anything that starts with B is okay (within propriety of course, ahem!) The subtle colours are based on the Stampin' Up! Subtles but any pastels are okay. 

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 sixth guest designer, Shirley Gentry, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #273) for this challenge.


guest designer shirley




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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#275 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, May 19, 2022

Winners for Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

Mothers have a special place in our hearts. It goes without saying, and it's nice to pay tribute to them at any time of year. Thanks to all who took part in our Fill in the Blank Challenge for their lovely  projects!

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

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Our Top Pick is: Claire


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Claire did a fabulous job of colouring those luminous roses embossed in gold on her card! Don't they just light up the day? But what really made the Design Team take a second look was the faux frame she created by drawing a line around the flower area and pulling the grey colour into the center making the center look as though it is lower than the outside! Fabulous design! We also liked the way Claire filled in the blank for our challenge: The best thing about mothers  is inner strength!



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Our Featured Artist is: Stef Perry


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Stef's stunning card with it's eye-catching red rose is meant to honour what would have been her mother's 100th birthday. As her mom loved Mr. Lincoln roses, this beautiful image has been masterfully coloured in red with deep green leaves looking like you could almost smell their perfume! The Design Team loved the image as well as the subtly stenciled background and the bold gold 100th birthday numbers! This is a beautiful tribute to Stef's mom's unconditional love!

                                                      
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There were no Honorable Mentions this week due to too few entries.



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.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

You still have a few hours left to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #274 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, May 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, May 13, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play with Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

You still have time to play with our Fill In the Blank Challenge #274 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, May 18th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.   

Friday, May 6, 2022

Challenge #274 - The Meaning of Mama

It's my turn this week to come up with a Fill in the Blank Challenge, and seeing as how it's Mother's Day in North American this weekend, I wanted to know what you think makes Moms so special. How would you fill in the blank: "The Best Thing about Mothers is: ______________."?

For 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. How would you fill in this 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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Here are the best attributes of mothers according to our Design Team:



heather cooper

Heather Cooper
Heather C. thinks that the best thing about mothers is unconditional love.



heather heroldt

Heather H. thinks of her mom's presence and drinking tea together.



jan clothier

Jan says the best thing is sharing moments great and small!



jane knudsen

Love is how Jane would fill in the blank!



joanne james

Joanne James
Joanne also thinks unconditional love is the best thing about mothers!




LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's is taking a break this week.


  • 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 AYSI#274 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, May 5, 2022

Winners of Challenge #273 - They Call It The Blues

We're keen to announce the winners of Challenge #273 because the Featured Artist will be our Guest Designer for the next Recipe Challenge in two weeks! We're very excited to work with the winner! We were definitely not singing the blues about the entries we received for our monochromatic palette for this challenge. They were "blue"tiful!

After deliberations we were "azure" about our winners and here they are:


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Our Top Pick is: Lisa K.

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Lisa's beautiful floral image is stunning, stamped in Versamark and Navy ink and clear embossed, then masterfully coloured in using the challenge blues with just the right touch, giving an airy lightness to the bouquet and a luminous quality as well! Lisa, you made the blues glow!


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Our Featured Artist is: Shirley Gentry


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Shirley created her own background paper that she calls SSP (Shirley's Special Paper) using the challenge colours and white. It has just the right feel for this jaunty, adventurous little card. The Design Team loved the look of the 3D sails and how the little sailboat seems to come alive, sailing right off the card front in nautical navy! 

Congratulations, Shirley, you will be our next Guest Designer for our Recipe Challenge in 2 weeks time. We will be in touch!
                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:



  7. 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, May 4, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours To Play Challenge #273 - They Call It The Blues

 You still have a few hours to play with our Colour Challenge #273 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, May 4th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.  

Friday, April 29, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #273 - They Call It the Blues

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #273 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, May 4th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.  

Friday, April 22, 2022

Challenge #273 - They Call It The Blues

I look at the banner for today's challenge with that amazing photo of the geode in shades of blue and I have an old Elton John song running through my head, "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues!" It's a monochromatic type of colour challenge this time around and it's in shades of blue - beautiful ones! I hope our team member LeAnne wasn't in a blue mood when she came up with this challenge, but it's really going to result in some gorgeous projects!

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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Let's see how the Design Team played with the blues 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 #AYSI273 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.*
*Just a note: These last two guidelines have been stated all along under the Challenge Guidelines tab on our site, but with the number of entries that have been exceeding the number of challenges entered guideline lately, we thought it would be a good idea to bring it to your attention. Why do we have this guideline? The spirit of our challenges is that we want them to inspire you rather than just be one of a list of challenges that just happens to fit a card that you've already created.


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Winners for Challenge #272 - Horizontal Array

Our sketch challenges aim to give you a framework to enhance your creativity! This last challenge was different but was versatile enough to be either a fancy background or the main event! We loved what you did with it! You're all so creative! You've earned your stripes!

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


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Our Top Pick is: Karen Ksenzahovic


karen ksenzahovic


Karen captured the zing of spring with her colourful patterned paper cut into strips to meet the sketch's requirements and the bright die cut sentiment. But the beautifully muted background keeps everything grounded and allows the bright colours to pop! Karen used this sketch to the best advantage with her choices of colours and papers!


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Our Featured Artist is: Amy Koenders


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Amy also let beautiful patterned paper speak volumes with her design! The contrast and beauty of her two choices was so well thought out that it created an elegant, peaceful motif. The workmanship was evident with each strip of DSP die cut with stitched dies and arranged perfectly. Her lovely sentiment was displayed  with coordinating colours and stamping. The ribbon tops it all off! Congratulations, Amy, on being our Featured Artist this week!
                                                      
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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 with a chance at winning the right to being 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, April 20, 2022

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #272 - Horizontal Array

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #272 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, Apr. 20th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, April 15, 2022

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #272 - Horizontal Array

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #272 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, Apr. 20th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.    

Friday, April 8, 2022

Challenge #272 - Horizontal Array

It's a sketch challenge this week and I love it! Design Team member Jane came up with a brilliant sketch that let's you go in any number of directions (well, figuratively! In reality it's just horizontal!), but gets you thinking for sure! Will you keep the horizontal elements equal or will you vary their thicknesses? Will you be traditional or get creative with the sketch? There are so many things you can do with this array! Let your imagination loose!

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

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What themes did the Design Team use with the sketch? Check out their arrays:

heather cooper




heather heroldt



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 #AYSI272 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.*
*Just a note: These last two guidelines have been stated all along under the Challenge Guidelines tab on our site, but with the number of entries that have been exceeding the number of challenges entered guideline lately, we thought it would be a good idea to bring it to your attention. Why do we have this guideline? The spirit of our challenges is that we want them to inspire you rather than just be one of a list of challenges that just happens to fit a card that you've already created.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter