Monday, April 29, 2013

ABC26 Mother's Day

Welcome back for our weekly challenges!  I'd like to give a special thank you to all of our new followers as well as our weekly players, it's so great to have you play along with us each week!   Last week's challenge was wonderful and we enjoyed seeing all the neat reycling ideas you used.  Since Mother's Day is just 2 weeks away we thought it would be a great time to honor our mothers in making some Mother's Day cards!

ABC26  'Mother's Day'
Simply create any Mother's Day card you'd like!  We want everyone to be able to play along (and for some of you Mother's Day has already passed), so everyone is welcome to create a feminine card instead for our challenge this week.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC26 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!
Ger
Photo


My card for this week.  I went for a more vintage monochromatic feel with a pop of color.  Muted but I like it!

first time I've used the Stippled Blossom set. It was so much easier than I thought it would be.

Lest you think I've lost my mind... the inside of my card says Happy Mother's Day. ;) I'm actually going to give this card to a young friend of mine who is expecting her first child - a boy - in July.

inside of Jeanette's card-
Here's the inside.

This is for my Mom at Mother's Day

Photo

jan farnworth used hero arts antique flowers and butterflies set with matching dies.


A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
-- You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC25 Challenge Winners

We enjoyed seeing all the wonderful recycling ideas you all came up with!  That sure was a fun challenge and here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Recycle' challenge is-


Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge. 
Our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order are-

 


Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!


We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.

Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-

Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Come join our 'Recycle Challenge'



Good Morning!  There's still time to play along with our 'Recycle' challenge this week!  I had to sew a little league patch on my son's baseball uniform and when I was looking through my sewing basket I came across an old demin patch I was going to throw away and then I stopped and realized that I could use it to make a card and so this is what I came up with.

I used the SU Lattice die to die cut the patch and I used that for the background behind my flowers.  If you'd like to read a little more about my card I have details posted on my blog post found here.

Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 22, 2013

ABC25 'Recycle'

Thanks for stopping by for another fun challenge this week at ABC Challenge!  Today is 'Earth Day' and we thoguht it would be neat to have an 'Earth Day' challenge this week so this challenge is an easy one! 
ABC25  'Recycle'
Create any card using something recycled.  You can use any recycled item(s) you would like.  Be sure to tell us what your recycled item is!


Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC25 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

The flower is made from a used (rinsed and dried) coffee filter.

My recycled item is the tissue paper from my daughter's new shoes

 The butterflies are from a Cool Ranch Doritos bag and the hexagons are punched out from a magazine page.

Recycled Ribbon and button

Recycled items- butterflies die cut and embossed from plastic packaging.

I took a small children's book - Lady and the Tramp - and recyled pages from it for the background paper on front of my card and the sentiment piece inside my card.

inside of Jeanette's card-

Used some recycled birthday wrapping paper as background.

 I snagged these tags off of hubby's new clothes!

 A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
-- You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC24 Challenge Winners

Good Morning!  We loved the cards from our '1, 2, & 3' challenge!  That was a fun week and this week is going to be another exciting challenge so we hope you will play along with us again.  Here are our winners!  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our '1, 2, & 3' challenge is-


Congratulations, Sarah!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge. 
Our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order are-

#6 Anat Tshupile

 


Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.

Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-


Pia, be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Ivonne

Good Morning!  I can't believe it's Friday already and time for our weekly guest designer post.  This week's challenge is a something a little different.  All you need to do is to use 1, 2, and 3 of something on your cards.  Sounds like fun, right?  And there's still time to play along so we hope you'll come join us! 

Our guest designer this week is Ivonne.  You can see Ivonne's winning card here.  Please take a moment to visit her blog - Our Life in Colors


Ivonne used 1 image, 2 papers, and 3 buttons on her card.   Isn't her card super cute?  I love the mix of papers she used and the adorable image is colored so perfectly, love the trio of buttons too!  Super card, Ivonne!



I am mother of a 17 years old beautiful young lady, who is the apple of my eyes.  We live in San Juan, Puerto Rico with our over affectionate Chihuahuas.  I work full time in an accounting firm as an Information Technology Specialist.  I’ve been crafting since I was a little girl, I’ve done macramé, cold porcelain, scrapbooking, mosaics and a few more.  I was introduced to card making by my best friend Kathya about two years ago when I went to visit her in Tampa and we did our first card together, I fell in love immediately.  We started our blog in October 2011 and our world got bigger immediately.  It’s amazing how a passion and a blog helps you make friends all over the world.  I am always learning new techniques, improving my coloring skills, trying new ways to color, new layouts, etc.  My favorite thing to do is coloring, especially with Copics, it’s my stress reliever, I looove it!
Thank you so much, Ivonne!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 15, 2013

ABC24 'Easy as 1-2-3'

Hi everyone and we're so glad that you stopped by for today's challenge.  This week we have a fun and different idea for a challenge and we hope you like it!

ABC24  'Easy as 1-2-3'
Simply create a card using 1-2-3 of something.  For example, you can use 1 stamped, image, 2 ribbons, and 3 brads.  Or 1, ribbon, 2 images, and 3 colors.  It could even be 1 sentiment, 2 embossing folders, and 3 flowers.  Or maybe even, 1 button, 2 colors, and 3 shapes.  The possibilities are endless!  *Please list what your 1-2-3 items are*.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC24 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

Jeanette
1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons, 3 Designer Papers
1 Ribbon, 2 Buttons, 3 Designer Papers
  
1 embossing folder, 2 embellishments & 3 dies on my card.
My entry for this week.  I used 1 embossing folder, 2 embellishments & 3 dies on my card.

 Jan
 1 Ribbon,  2 Colors, 3 Butterflies/silver blings on each one
Jan Farnworth used 3 butterflies with 3 silver blings on each one and on my ribbon.

1 stamp, 2 layers of DSP, 3 techniques (sponging, faux stitching and dry embossing)
1 stamp
2 layers of DSP
3 techniques (sponging, faux stitching and dry embossing)
:)

 Lela
1 Tag/Ribbon, 2 Butterflies/Sparkles, 3 Washi Tape
3 Washi Tape, 2 Butterflies/Sparkles, 1 Tag/Ribbon

 Danielle
1 punch, 2 DSP pieces and 3 pearls
1 punch, 2 DSP pieces and 3 pearls

Ger
1 background stamp, 2 colours (Broken China and Wild Honey DIs), 3 dies
Used 1 background stamp, 2 colours (Broken China and Wild Honey DIs), and 3 dies.

Rosie
Rosie had surgery on her hand and she's taking this week off.  We hope you feel better and have a speedy recovery!

A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
-- You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC23 Challenge Winners

Here are our winners from our pink, blue, and green color challenge.  The color challenge cards were so pretty, I'm going to miss those colors now that they are retiring.  Thank you for playing along with us! 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Color' challenge is-


Congratulations, Holly!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge.
 

Our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order are-
 

SpringBunnyLN


Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.

Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-

Sue, be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next! 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Lisa

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a wonderful week!  There is still time to play along with our color challenge this week using the colors:  pink, blue, and green.  Our guest designer for this week is Lisa!  You can see Lisa's winning card here.  Please take a moment to visit her blog, click on her name below.

Lisa, the card you made for our color challenge is adorable!  I really like the softness of the colors and the pretty layout with all the layers.  The banners with the heart shapes are just perfect and I like how you have the happy birthday sentiment on the little tags, super cute card!   

  Lisa
Her blog is Wishcraft!

Thank you so much, Lisa!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 8, 2013

ABC23 Color Challenge~ Pink, Green, & Blue

We hope you had a great week and enjoyed your holiday!  We are back with a fun color challenge for you.  Since we were off last week and didn't have a challenge our next winner's post will be on Monday April 15th. 


ABC23 Color Challenge 'Pink, Green, & Blue'
Create any card using the colors:  pink, green, and blue.  I used Stampin' Up! colors as a reference, but if you do not have these colors just use the closest colors you have.  We want everyone to be able to play along!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC23 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!








A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
-- You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.