Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Challenge #303

Hi all! Hope you are having a great holiday!  I must be....I forgot to do today's post.  I apologize.

There is no photo as I am on the road and do not have access to my photos. 

On to the top three for challenge #301:

These beautiful cards are displayed  in no particular order.  Great job, ladies and congrats!

Our sketch this week is from Donna:
Optional theme: Bling for New Years!

And here are the examples from the team:

Great cards, team!  Truly beautiful and unique!  Thanks so much to everyone on our team for their efforts throughout the year.

Remember, everyone, that you have two weeks to get your card done if you want to play along.  Hope you have some creative fun!

****Note:  There will be no sketch next week so that our team can have a little rest but we will begin again the following week.  Hope you all enjoy your New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Challenge #302

Well, ready or not, the holidays are here! It is time to take a deep breath and just enjoy the next week or so.  Spend time with family and friends, and bask in the warm glow of those around you. But it is also important to have some "me" time and what better way than to craft?  I hope to be able to get back on track with lots of photos over the next little while - my camera is dusty.  So, however you choose to enjoy the season, I hope you have a glorious time.

Our photo this week is hot off the press .

This hairy woodpecker is enjoying the suet we put out.

On to our top three for challenge #299.  Here they are in no special order:

Beautiful cards, ladies!  I love how we each see something different in a sketch and how individual our messages are.  Congrats to you and thanks to all who played.

Now, for our challenge this week: Optional theme is SNOWFLAKES
Thanks to LeAnne for this great sketch.
And here are the creations from the team.

Wow!  Gorgeous, ladies!!!!  I LOVE every one of them and am sure our followers will feel the same.  Great inspiration!  Viewers can post their cards below or on our Facebook page.

Everyone, remember you have two weeks to get your card in so please don't stress over the holidays.  But do find some alone time for yourselves... it is so important during this busy season to take care of yourselves.  (And have some fun along the way)
See you later and ......Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Challenge #301

Good morning!  Well, it is almost holiday time.  With all of the preparations and bustle, why don't you find some time to relax and do a bit of last minute card making.  We would be happy if you could join us.

As usual, we start with a photo.  This one is from the archives as I have been a bit lax with my camera.
The birds love to peck at what apples remain on our tree all winter - sort of "apple popsicles".

On to our top cards from challenge #299.  Here they are (in random order):

Beautiful cards, ladies!  Each so very different.  In fact, I loved all the cards this week and it was extremely hard to choose.  Thanks, everyone who participated!

Now for our sketch for challenge #301 (courtesy of LeAnne):
It is a beautiful sketch and the optional theme is : Twinkle, Twinkle.
Here are the examples from the team:

Amazing cards, team!  I know you will inspire our followers to find a small bit of time for themselves during all the "busy-ness".  You are absolutely the best team out there.  A
big thank you to you all!

Remember, everyone, that you have two weeks to play along and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Challenge #330

Good morning! Winter is really here in Sault Ste. Marie.  We received about 6 inches of snow Sunday evening and everything is covered in white. It is starting to feel like Christmas around here.

Our photo this week is of the Christmas lights shining through the snow on the eve.  Sorry but I really like it.

On to our top three for challenge #298.  Here they are:

Great cards, ladies!  Congrats on making our top three.

Our sketch this week is another from LeAnne and the OPTIONAL theme is Sweet and Soulful.
And here are the cards from the team:

Breathtaking, ladies!  I am so lucky to have such talented designers on this team.  Each week, your cards inspire our readers and I know this week is no different.  I am excited to see what our followers come up with.
Remember, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter here or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Challenge #299

Hello!  Glad you could stop by.  Especially since the season is starting to get busy for a lot of you.  I, myself, am a late planner for the holidays so it has not really hit me yet.  I do appreciate that you have taken a little bit of time to check in with us, though!

Our photo this week is a "bragging" one.  My grandson, for the second year in a row, won the best offensive football player award at his team's banquet so I converted this photo to black and white so it looks like a newspaper article.

On to our top cards for challenge #297....here they are in no particular order.  Congratulations ladies and thanks to all who played along.

Here is this week's challenge, a great sketch with the optional theme, Love the Season.  
Thanks to LeAnne for this sketch:
And here are the cards from our team:

Thank you so much for these great cards, team!  Once again, you knocked it out of the park.  I am sure our viewers will take inspiration from your beautiful cards!
Remember, everyone, you have two weeks to get your cards in and you can play here or on Facebook.  Happy creating!   And again, thanks for visiting our site.