Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Challenge #277

Good Tuesday to you all!  Glad you could join us.  Just a reminder that I will be contacting one of the entrants from Challenge #275 to be a guest designer for challenge #278  so please watch you inboxes.  I sent messages to two designers who regularly post on our Facebook page asking them to design for this challenge and neither one replied so the guest designer promise for this week is a broken promise.

Enough housekeeping, now on to our photo this week.  As our optional theme is "vacation" here is an image from a vacation we took to Roatan.

Now on to our top cards from challenge #275 (in no particular order):

Very nice, ladies! Congrats! And thanks to all who entered.  Remember, I will be contacting one person who posted here on the site to be our guest designer for challenge #278. 

Here is our sketch for this week:
 A very cool sketch with the optional theme: Vacation.
And here are the cards from our talented team:

Wow!  The cards from the team are stunning!  Thanks so much for inspiring our followers in such a fantastic way.  You ladies rock!

Remember, everyone, that this challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter here or on our Facebook page.
Hope you have a wonderful week!  Happy creating, all.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Challenge #276

Happy Tuesday to everyone out there!  I am so glad you dropped by.  As always, we start out with the photo for this week
I know this has nothing to do with our theme this week but this is the first year we managed to get flowers on our peonies so I thought I would celebrate that.

On to our top cards for challenge # 274...here they are in random order.

Very nice, ladies!  Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.

On to our sketch for challenge #276:
And the optional theme is "Polka Dots".
Here are the examples from our team.

Great cards, ladies.  And this week we have a guest designer as a result of our Facebook contest.  Welcome JESSICA HENNE!  Here is what Jessica has to say about herself:
My name is Jessica Henne and I have been happily married for 13 yrs (August) I am a mother to Kaitlyn (6.5) and Alexander (2) People like to call me the jack of all trades! I take care of 12 kiddos in my home daycare and run the local bountiful basket site. I started my own photography studio 6 years ago, I sell melaleuca, buskin leggings, and just became a demonstrator for Stampin Up a year ago! I love to scrapbook and plan parties and do lots of baking!!

And here is her card:
Thank you, Jessica, for joining us this week!

A reminder, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter here (using the linky below) or as a comment on our Facebook page.

And don't forget our blog contest from last week.  You could be chosen to be a guest designer as well!
Happy creating.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Challenge #275

Hello!  And welcome!  I trust your June is starting out great.  Our contest on our Facebook page  has ended and I am pleased to announce that next week we will have a guest designer  (as well as the following week).  You will just have to check back then to see who it is.

The photo this week is one from my archives.  As our sketch theme is Sun and Sand, I had to reach into some vacation photos.
We haven't had much sun lately and our beaches are still pretty cold.

On to our top cards from challenge #273:

There is one more card I should have posted but that would give away the name of our guest designer for next week. LOL
Congrats, ladies!  And thanks to everyone who participated.

Here is our sketch for this week:
A clean and simple sketch with the optional theme : Sun and sand.  Use it or not, it is up to you.
And here are the inspirations from our team:

Wow! ladies.  Great samples and awesome use of the sketch.  I know everyone will want to get out their supplies and do some card making of their own.  Thanks so much for being on this team...you are the best!

Remember all, that you can enter below or as a comment on our Facebook page and entries are open until June 27th.

***For challenge #273, we ran a contest on our Facebook page to choose a guest designer.  We are running one here for this challenge.  Post your cards here and you have a chance to be our guest for challenge #278.  
Happy crafting, everyone!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Challenge #274

Happy Tuesday, all! and welcome to Try Stampin' - Or Not.

As usual, we start out with our photo of the week.  It was suggested that I try to tie our photo to the theme for this week's challenge......which happens to be "YELLOW" so here is an image of a little yellow finch.
I will have to put more thought into next week's image.

On to our top cards for challenge #272:

Great cards!  Congrats to our top 4   and thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge.

Now for this week's sketch (thanks to Kaylin)...the optional theme is YELLOW.
And here are the samples from our team:

Beautiful cards, ladies! And very inspirational!  I know our viewers will want to create cards of their own.  Thanks so much for your hard work and dedication.
Remember, everyone, that our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below using the linky or as a comment on our Facebook page.
And, if you haven't checked out our Facebook page, we are running a contest over there.  We will choose one card maker from challenge #273 to be a guest designer for challenge #275.  So, post your card there as well if you might like to be chosen.
Thanks, all, and have a great week!