Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Challenge #187 - Harvest Time

Wow!  The last day of September and time for my BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!  (Drum Roll, please)  October is going to be a month to remember in crafting blog land.  There will be lots of fun things to do around here - a "guess who this is" contest, a Halloween trivia week, a "jumbled word blog hop" and a week where no cards are allowed.  October and Halloween are my favourite times of the year so I figured why not let everyone have some fun.  And it all starts next Tuesday - I CANNOT WAIT!!!
Just to get you into the mood, you might want to visit Kaylin's blog for a Halloween sneak peek...

Now for the top 3 from Challenge #185.....
Here they are (in no particular order)

And I cannot say enough about this gorgeous project from Dewi who chose to use our colour theme for the week:

Amazing work, ladies, and a big congratulations!  Thank you once again to all who participated in our challenge.  All the projects were simply awesome!

On to this week's sketch:
Thanks, Sarah, for the sketch.
Theme: Harvest Time (if you choose to use it)

Here are the cards from the team:

Great job, designers!  I know I am inspired and I am sure our followers are as well.

Now, another sad piece of business.  Amy is leaving our team.  She has been an amazing member and we will miss her a lot.  I hope to see her back someday when her life allows.  A big hug, Amy, and best wishes!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Challenge #186 -Trees And Leaves

Good morning!
Let's start off with some sad news and some happy news.  First the happy.......Claire is coming back and I am thrilled to bits.  She has a beautiful, lyrical style and I have missed her terribly.  Welcome back!
Now for the sad.....and I really mean "sad".  When I heard this, tears came to my eyes.  Tanya will be leaving us.  She is the last of my original team and I will miss her in every way.  She and I met before this site was started and I hope to someday meet her in person.  Please, if you feel inclined, please click on her photo in the column to the right and extend your best wishes.  I know she will appreciate it.

Now for our top three from challenge #184.  Voting was spread out this week but here are the final three:

Wow! Such different interpretations from one sketch....I am lovin' what all of our followers come up with!

Now for this week's sketch:
The theme is "Trees And leaves". Use it or not, it is up to you.
From our team:

Once again, our team has outdone themselves.  Gorgeous, ladies!  I am positive you have inspired our followers with your cards.  And I cannot wait to see what they come up with.

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.
**check back Saturday for a big October announcement

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Challenge #185 - "Yellow, Orange and Brown"

Good morning and happy Tuesday!  I am running a few minutes late because I forgot it is Tuesday - DUH!  But here goes.....
First, our top 3 for challenge #183.  I guess I am getting senile in my old age (LOL) and did not remember to ask the designers for help.  So these are my choices.

Beautiful cards, ladies!  Thanks to you and to everyone else who participated.

Now for this week's sketch:
Our theme is "yellow, orange and brown" but remember, you do not have to use it if you don't want.
Now let's see what the team came up with:

Great cards, team!  As always, your creations are a real inspiration and I am sure that we will see some awesome work from the crafters out there as well.  Thanks so much for your beautiful designs!
Now, followers, it is all up to you.....I cannot wait!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Challenge #184 - Back To School

Good day to everyone out there!  Hope September has been a great month so far.  
We begin with our top 3 from challenge #182.  Once again, the entries were stunning.  Here are the choices by the team:

Wow!  These - and  all the entries- were simply gorgeous.  Thanks to all who participated.

And now, on with this week's challenge.  Our theme, should you choose to incorporate it, is Back To School (a relief for a lot of moms out there).  And here is our sketch:
Our inspirations from the team:

The cards from the team are gorgeous (as always) and cannot help but inspire you to create some beauties of your own.  Use the theme or not, it is totally up to you.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Challenge #183

Well, summer is almost over.  In North America, we celebrated Labour Day yesterday and now all the kids (in Canada, anyway) are back in school.  Hopefully that means more time for each of us to do some of the things we really like to do - like card making or any other creative endeavours.  On that note, this is the final week for our "Anything That Makes Us Happy" theme and next week, we go back to optional themes to jump start our projects.  I am so looking forward to that.  I know that I have a difficult time getting started and our themes usually get me going.  I don't think our design team has problems though - they are so very talented ladies. But enough rambling........

Here are our top 3 for challenge #181 (in no particular order):

Wow! Ladies, you rock!  Congratulations to our top three and a big thank you to everyone else who participated this week.  You are all great card makers and the choices are always very difficult for the team.

On to our challenge for this week...here is the sketch:
And the gorgeous samples from the team:

OK, now it is your turn to get out your supplies and have some "me time".  Hope you enjoy it!