Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Challenge #281

Happy Tuesday to everyone! Hope your week has started off well. You may have noticed some changes to our blog design.  It was time to freshen things up a bit, and our new design fits nicely with our design team badge  designed by Crystal.  Here it is:
You will find this badge on each of our designers' websites.  Isn't it just the coolest design?  Thanks so much, Crystal!

Here is our photo for the week.....since our optional theme is "Anchors Away", here is a representative photo:

On to our top three for challenge #279....Here they are (in random order):


Donna (from Facebook)

And honourable mention to:

I LOVE it when there are so many entries that we have to choose an honourable mention!  Congrats, ladies , and thanks to all who participated this week!

Now, for this week's sketch:
And, once again, the OPTIONAL theme is "Anchors Away".
Here are the cards from our talented team.  I am sure you will find them inspiring:

Wow!  Awesome cards and great inspiration, team!

 I have a surprise for everyone....this week we have a guest designer as well -  Donna Kempf Sholz, a regular contributor to our Facebook page.  Here is Donna's card:
Very cool and nautical!
And here is what she has to tell us about herself:
Donna Scholz (pronounced ‘schōltz’) retired 18 months ago and moved back to Boise, ID after working as a cyber security program manager. She has been making cards to celebrate life’s milestones for more than 20 years. She also scrapbooks to relive the wonderful moments on cruises she and her husband have taken around the world. She has a 4 year old granddaughter in the Bay Area, and a 16 month old granddaughter who lives just two miles away..

Thanks, Donna for joining us this week. Be sure to stop by Facebook and leave her some great comments, everyone.

Remember, this challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below (using the linky) or by posting your card on our Facebook page.

Have a great week and happy creating!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Challenge #280

Hi, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you find the time this week to play along with us.

As usual, we begin with a photo.  This is one I took on the weekend in Kingston.  
This seagull is a real contortionist.  Please don't try this at home!

On to our top cards from challenge #278.  Here they are in random order:

and honourable mention to..

Great cards, ladies!  Congratulations to our top four and thank you to all who joined in our challenge.

Now for Challenge #280, a great sketch thanks to Kaylin:
And the OPTIONAL theme is Splash.

To inspire you, here are the cards from our talented team:

Wow! Very inspirational.  As you can see, every card from our team has a very unique take on the sketch.  I am sure they have triggered your creativity and I cannot wait to see the entries we get.   Remember, our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter using the linky below or as a comment on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Challenge #279

Hello!  Glad you could join us.  As always, we start out with a photo I took.  This week, our sketch theme is "The wonder around us" and with keeping with the theme, I thought I would show you  this image of a single rain  drop on a blade of grass with a lily  reflected through it.  Have you ever wondered at the small things in nature?

On to our top three for challenge #277.  here they are in random order:

Great cards, ladies!  Congratulations...and thanks to everyone who participated here and on Facebook.

Now for this week's challenge, another great sketch from Kaylin.
As I mentioned at the top, the optional theme is :The wonder around us.
And here are the inspirational cards from our team:

Beautiful cards, team!  You are the best!
I am sure everyone visiting will want to create something awesome using this sketch.

Remember, everyone, that this challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below (using the linky) or on our Facebook page.  Happy card making, and have a pleasant week!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Challenge #278

Good morning to all!  A belated Happy Canada Day and Happy Fourth of July to our Canadian and American visitors.  Hope you had a good holiday.
As usual, I start out with a photo. I am having computer issues so have had to go into the archives as I have not been able to process any photos for a few days but am working on getting it fixed.
This is a potato bug - isn't he cute?

On to our top cards for challenge #276(in no particular order):

And Honourable Mention....

Great cards, ladies!  I love seeing what everyone creates.

And here is this week's sketch:
The optional theme is : Blue and White

And here are the cards from our team:

And this week we have a guest designer, the winner of the contest on our blog a couple of weeks back.  Here is her card:

And here is what Heather has to say about herself:

My name is Heather Heroldt, and I live in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona!  I am happily married and have a teenage daughter to add just a little extra excitement around, like our three dogs and cat aren’t enough!
I’ve always been a crafty girl, and started out in fiber arts of all kinds.  Fast forward to a fun night out with the girls for some Stampin’ Up! fun and I was HOOKED!  I fell SO hard, and haven’t looked back!
I’m a total sketch challenge junkie, and love to teach and share my love of stamping, in addition to volunteering, for schools and the elderly.  I’m also a bit of a health nut, and love the kitchen arts, too – always game for something new!

A big thank you to Heather for her beautiful card!

Keep watching here and on Facebook as I will be running more "guest designer" contests in the near future.

Remember that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter using the linky below or on our Facebook page.
Happy creating, everyone!