Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Challenge #225

Good morning!  I hope you are having a great week so far.  Our photo of the week is one I took the other day of some baby geese having a bird bath in the middle of a parking lot.  The water may be dirty but they look like they are having fun.
Doesn't his make you smile?

Before I get to the top three from challenge #223, I want to apologize to Shell on our design team.  Her card for challenge # 224 did not get added last week so I am including it here:
 Is it not the cutest thing?  Love the dino mom and baby!  Maybe you could visit her blog and tell her you saw this adorable card.

On to our top three for challenge # 223 - Rain.  Here they are....

All of the cards were beautiful and I am sorry that they all could not be in the top three.  Congratulations to the top three and thank you to everyone who entered.

Now, for our challenge this week (remember that it runs for two weeks) Our sketch is courtesy of Sarah C. and our theme is BABY.

  You can use the sketch, the theme, or both this week.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Here are the designer samples to inspire you:

Great cards, ladies!
You always come up with beautiful creations to inspire our followers and I thank you so much.
Now it is your turn, everyone, so get your supplies out and have some fun creating.  Please post your entries below.  And remember, you can also post them on facebook on our page Try Stampin'-Or Not- On Tuesday where we have discussions, show projects and have a crafting good time.

Thanks for visiting this week.  And, if you are Canadian, happy Canada Day tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Challenge #224

Happy Tuesday to all!  Well, our metamorphosis continues here at Try Stampin' - Or Not.  You will notice over the next several weeks that our sketches and challenges have been created by our designers - not me.  The ladies have really been such a huge help to me...and I thank them for it.  They sure make my life easier!

Now for our weekly photo:
The squirrels love our bird feeders so much that we fill one with seeds for them.  Hope this makes you smile!

Our top three from challenge #222 are , once again, three very different cards.  I am sure you will see why I chose them.  Remember, they are in no particular order.

Well done, ladies!  And thanks to all who participated.  Your cards were great!

Now for our sketch this week.  Kaylin created this sketch AND wist.  You can use either the sketch, the twist or both...And you have two weeks to work on your project. So come on and have some fun!
Doesn't this look like inviting?
Here are the inspirations from the team:

Wow!  Great samples, team!  I am sure our followers will be inspired by your cards to have some great fun with this challenge. It's a cool one!

Remember, all, to visit our facebook page, Try Stampin'- Or Not On Tuesday, to join in the fun, post projects you want to show the world, and to weigh in on our discussions.  Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Challenge #223 -Rain

Good day, all!  Welcome to Try Stampin' - Or Not.  We are undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts here.  Beginning next week, each sketch will be accompanied by options - a twist, a theme, or some other trigger to get our juices going.  You may use the sketch, the twist, or both in your cards.  Hopefully you will enjoy this change.  Please let us know.

Our photo for the week is another one of flowers - forget-me-not's along our back fence.  Hope you like it.
Now, on to our top three for challenge # 221....
We only had four entries so I thought I would showcase all four.
(entered via facebook)

and as a special treat, Pat Loar's second card:
Is it not the most adorable thing you have seen?
Thanks to all who entered this challenge.

Now for our challenge this week.  Remember, it runs for TWO WEEKS so you will have lots of time to get a project done.  We have a THEME challenge for you.  Make a project which is inspired by RAIN - anything rain brings to mind. This might start you thinking of rain.

 And here are the RAIN cards from the team:

Beautiful cards, team!  I know you will inspire our followers.

Remember, everyone, that you can enter our card either here or on Facebook.  Also, on Facebook, you will find all kinds of cool crafting stuff so feel free to join our group over there.  and, once again, this challenge runs for two weeks.  Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Challenge #222

Welcome to Try Stampin' - Or Not.  I hope you are ready to craft and create.  We are primarily a card making site but feel free to create any project you like which is inspired by our sketch (or theme) each week.
Over the next little while you might see some changes to this site.  We are going to try to incorporate a theme with our sketches each week starting in the next couple of weeks.  Also, effective TODAY, our sketches will run for two weeks.  But, not to worry, there will be a new challenge each week - they will just overlap.  In that way, you will have more time to get a project done.

Enough new stuff for now, here is our photo for the week:
The blossoms on our apple tree.

On to our top 3 for challenge # 220.  This appears to be a sketch everyone liked as we had several entries.  Thanks to all who participated in this challenge - great cards, all!
Here are the top 3:

Congratulations, ladies, on some really awesome cards!

Our sketch this week is courtesy of Crystal and I am sure you will find it fun to work with:
And here are the examples from the team:

Beautiful, ladies!  Great inspiration for our followers and I cannot wait to see what everyone creates!

Now, before I go, I just want to remind you about our facebook page: Try Stampin'- Or Not - On Tuesday  where you will find discussions, contests and you can interact with other crafters as well.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Challenge #221

Good morning once again!  Welcome to Try Stampin' - Or Not.  If you are new to our site, I am glad you stopped by.
Our photo this week is is a black and white conversion of a tulip broken off in the storm the other day.  I hope you like it.

For our top three from challenge #219, the decision was a difficult one.  But here they are:
(from our facebook page)

Beautiful, ladies!  I love how everyone had a different take on the theme.  And thanks to all of our participants.  Great cards this week.

Now, on to challenge #221.  As per your request, we once again have a different theme instead of a sketch.  This week it is a colour challenge.  Try to use these colours in your project:
Here are the cards from the design team:

As always, the cards from our designers are stunning!  And they illustrate so well the different shades of our colours this week.  So everyone, dig out your supplies and have some fun creating your own gorgeous cards.

p.s. Remember to visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624326894466151/ for fun discussions and to post any crafts you may do. 
See you next week.