Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Challenge #289

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  
As always, we start with a photo ....
Now, this is why e plant sunflowers! I love watching the birds eat the seeds.

Now for our top cards from Challenge #287 (in no particular order):

Beautiful, ladies!  I especially love all of the patterns used by everyone this week.  Congrats to you and thank you to all who played along.

And for what everyone is waiting for.....our sketch for this week:
And the optional technique: use die cuts

Here are the designs, sure to inspire, from our team:

Aren't these awesome cards? Aren't you inspired?  Aren't you anxious to get out your "stuff" and start to create?  I cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Remember, all,  our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter using the linky below  or by posting on our Facebook page.  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Challenge #288

Good morning, folks.  Welcome to Try Stampin'-Or Not.  I hope all is well with you and that (in North America, anyway)you are enjoying having the children back in school.  And that you now have a little more time to yourselves.

As always, we begin with a photo I took this week.  Unlike other times, I am not going to tell you what it is.  It is up to you to guess.  Please post your guesses on our Facebook page.  There will be a post set up and all you have to do is post your answer as a comment.  The winner will be chosen randomly from those comments.
Remember, be specific with your guesses and let's have some fun!

Now for our top cards from challenge #286.  Here they are, in no particular order:

Great cards, ladies! And awesome use of the sketch.  Thanks to all who participated as well.

Our sketch for this week is another from Kaylin and I have to tell you it looks like a three-eyed monkey to me (very cute) and has an optional theme: Autumn Colours.
And here are the samples from our team:

A fun sketch and some fabulous examples to inspire you to create some cards of your own!  Thank you, team, for your great cards.  They are all amazing.
Now, viewers, let's see what you can create.  Remember, you have two weeks to get your card made and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Challenge #287

Happy Labour Day, everyone (at least it was yesterday)!  We are experiencing some extra warm weather so we can spend all of our time outside.  This photo started to be about the flicker but ended up being all about the contrast between man made things and nature.  It is amazing what composition can do.

 On to our top cards from challenge #285 - as always, in no particular order:

Way to go, ladies!  Three very imaginative cards.  And a warm "Thank you" to all who took the time to enter this challenge.

Now for this week's sketch:
A very clean and simple sketch from Kaylin and our optional theme is "School Days".  Use it or not....it is up to you.

And here are the cards from our talented team:

Gorgeous, ladies!  Such a great variety of takes on the sketch. I am sure our viewers will be inspired.  Thank you  SO MUCH for being on our team!
Remember, all, that you have two weeks to enter and you can either use the linky below or post your card on our Facebook page.  Hope you have some fun with this sketch.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Challenge #286

Well, it is Tuesday....and that means it is time for Try Stampin - Or Not! I hope everyone had a great weekend.  It gave me one more chance to take photos of sunflowers, can you believe it?
This image is of a 6 foot high sunflower growing in our 18" high snapdragon bed.  We don't know how it got there but it is just a beautiful plant.  The seed must have been in the compost we used.

Now for our top three from challenge #284 (as always, in no particular order):

Great cards!  Congratulations to our top three and thank you to all who played along.

Here is our sketch for this week....
Our optional theme is Holiday Blessings.  Use it or not, it is up to you.
And here are the samples from our talented team:

Awesome, ladies!  And thank you so much for your inspirational cards.  
Now it is time for our viewers to get creating.  Remember, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy crafting, all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Challenge #285

Hi folks! Glad you could stop by.
As always, we start out with a photo for the week. I have chosen this one of a bee leaving a sunflower as I just love the activity of the bees in our sunflowers and this is the first one I was able to capture.
Don't fret, I think there will be more to come. LOL!

On to our top cards for challenge #283; here they are in no particular order...

Wow!  Great cards, ladies!  Congrats to you and a warm thank you to all who played.

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Kaylin;  thank you so much.  And the optional technique is EMBOSSING.
Here are the inspirational samples from our team:

Awesome, team!  Thanks so much for the beautiful cards.  I cannot wait to see what everyone creates from our sketch and with the help of your inspiration.
Remember, all, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating, everyone!