Friday, May 31, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Angela

Good morning everyone!  Our guest designer this week is Angela and she made a lovely baby card for our sketch challenge this week.  We hope you will come play along with us; this is a great sketch for some clean and simple cards too!
Angela, your baby card is just adorable!  The mix of papers you used is just perfect and the colors are so sweet!  I love the die cut circle, glitter, and button embellishment!  Thank you so much for being our GD this week!  Be sure to take a moment to stop by Angela's blog - Just Monkeying Around.

 Angela Pruisman
Just Monkeying Around...
Thank you for allowing me to be this week's guest designer...I was really excited when I received Patty's email invite! 

Here's a little bit about me:  In addition to taking care of my family (husband, daughter (14) and son (12), along with 2 cats and a dog) I work full-time as an RN on an Orthopedic/Neurology unit, and part time as an Origami Owl Independent Designer.  When I'm not working or driving the "Mom Taxi" I love to make cards! 

I attended a SU! party when I was expecting my daughter; of course I was just planning to go and not buy anything.  Famous last words!  I was hooked from the beginning, and a humble beginning it was.  I started with black ink, paper (not CS) and colored with crayons...yes, really!  I cringe when I think of those early creations!  15 years later I am still stamping and loving it...it's such a great way to relax and I enjoy the friendships I've made over the years.

The sketch this week is awesome...I'm sure I'll be using it again.  I hope you like my card; I did a bit of paper piecing, and added some glitter and a button for embellishment.
  
Thank you so much!  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, May 27, 2013

ABC30 Sketch

This week's challenge is a sketch! We hope you like it and come play along with us!  I'm sorry for posting this a bit late, I'm having an awful time with my internet today.



ABC30 'Sketch'
Create a card based on the sketch above.  Feel free to flip, turn, or modify it slightly if needed, but please try to keep your card as close to the sketch as possible.
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC30 for this challenge.  

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



 



Jan



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.

ABC29 Winners

Hi everyone!  We hope you have a wonderful holiday!  Here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Stamped Backgrounds' challenge is-

#20 Brenda

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 next week.  I will be sending you an email later today (or tomorrow because I'm having problems with my internet 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!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Our Guest Designer~ Jennifer H.

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and thanks for visiting our challenge blog!  I wanted to take a moment to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Moore Oklahoma who has been affected by the devastating tornado.  

Our guest designer this week is Jennifer and she made this gorgeous card for our 'Stamped Backgrounds' challenge.   The flowers on her card are just amazing and I love the beautiful colors and the pretty butterfies and die cuts; love that sentiment too!  Thank you so much, Jennifer!

You can see Jennifer's winning card here and please take a moment to visit her blog - Cards, Scraps, and Other "Junk"!
 







 Hello everyone, I'm Jennifer and I am thrilled to be chosen as this week's GD. Thank you Patty. 
I live in Australia, and will have been married to my best friend for 41 years in July. I love animals, and am owned by quite a few of them. I have been a professional singer for most of my life, and art and craft have been great passions since I was a little girl. Although I occassionally dabble in scrapbooking, it is card making that I love most.

I used a resist technique for the backround of my very orange card (a colour I rarely use), and made my roses by cutting heavy parchment with Spellbinder dies, then colouring them with Distress and Adirondack inks.

Thank you so much!  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, May 20, 2013

ABC29 Stamped Backgrounds

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by for another weekely challenge!  This week's challenge is an easy one and it was created by our DT member, Rosie.  Stamped Backgrounds!

ABC29 Stamped Backgrounds
Create any card by stamping on your background!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC29 for this challenge.  

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




Ger
Photo
Jan
hero arts swirl for background and matching butterflies


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.

ABC28 Winners

Here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Wedding & Anniversary' challenge is-

#7 Angela


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-

#5 Sandra


#9 Ani


#14 Margreet


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-

#16 Mervi

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, May 17, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Andrea

Hi everyone!  We hope you are enjoying your week so far!  Our guest designer is Andrea and she made a beautiful anniversary card for our wedding and anniversary challenge this week.  That flower image is simply beautiful and colored so nicely and I am amazed and how awesome her sewing is!  Thank you so much, Andrea for making such a beautiful card!

You can see Andrea's winning card here and please take a moment to visit her blog - Savvy Handmade Cards.  


 Andrea Whisman
Hello, I'm Andrea Whisman or you may recognize me as Andrea W when I enter card challenges. I've been married to my wonderful hubby for fifteen years. We met in college and have been inseparable ever since. For as long as I can remember I've always loved creating. I took several art and sewing classes in college for my major in Fashion Merchandising. My card making hobby started two years ago. I had invested a lot money in supplies for scrapbooking but I rarely used them. One day I needed a card and decided to make one myself and an addiction was born. My favorite techinque is embossing and I LOVE using twine. The rose on this Happy Anniversary card was stamped with black StazOn ink and then coloured using a Stampin' Up! blender pen and stampin' pads in Bravo Burgundy, Primrose Petals, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi. I love playing along at 'ABC' Challenges and I'm honored to be a Guest Designer. Thanks for the invite!!!

Thank you so much, Andrea!  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, May 13, 2013

ABC28 Wedding & Anniversary

This week's challenge was created by our DT member, Jackie and it's sure to be a wonderful challenge!  Wedding & Anniversary cards!  This is the time of year when so many weddings will be coming up so here's a chance to get a head start on making your wedding & anniversary cards.  We hope you'll join us and play along this week!

ABC28  'Wedding & Anniversary'
Create any Wedding or Anniversary card!  Easy peasy!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC28 for this challenge.  

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!
I'm posting my wedding card early since this weekend may be a bit hectic.....


Photo

 Ger



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.

ABC27 Winners

We are thrilled that so many of you decided to play along with our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge last week.  Those challenges are fun, aren't they?  Thank you so much for all of you who played along!  Here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Tic Tac Toe' 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-

#2 Sue



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!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Marlies

Our guest designer this week is Marlies and she made this absolutely beautiful card for our 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge this week.  She used ribbon, pearls, and glitter using the chart on our challenge.  I love the pretty flowers and the banners with the letters and the adorable image with perfect coloring too!  Thank you so much, Sarah for making such a beautiful card!

You can see Marlie's winning card here and please take a moment to visit her blog - Scrapcards by Marlies.  

 
Marlies

Hi I’m Marlies, I live in the Netherlands. I’m married and we have two sons and a daughter.
I work part-time and in my spare time I love making scrapcards.  My cards are usually full of flowers and I like adding on lace and pearls.
I colour my stamped images with distress ink but I also like using vintage images. 
I’m honored to be a GDT, thank you for asking me.

Thank you so much, Sarah!  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, May 6, 2013

ABC27 'Tic Tac Toe'

Welcome back to another ABC weekly challenge!  This week we are trying another 'Tic Tac Toe' challenge and this one should be an easy one especially if you are still making Mother's Day cards.  All you need to do is to use any 3 'in a row' squares on the chart below.  You can pick any 3 up, down, across, or diagonally.  We hope you'll join us and play along this week!




ABC27  'Tic Tac Toe'
Simply create a card using any 3 'in a row' squares on the chart above.  You can pick any 3 squares up, down, across, or diagonal.  Be sure to tell us what your 3 'in a row' items were.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC27 for this challenge.  

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


Ribbon, Punch, and DSP

Ribbon, Pearls, and Glitter


Danielle
Ribbon, Use a Punch, and DSP



Jackie
Dry Embossing, Flowers, and Using a Punch

My Tic Tac Toe is Dry Embossing, Flowers & Using a Punch....
Jeanette
Ribbon, flowers, and pink cardstock



AnnMarie
Dry embossing, Flowers, Use a Punch

Ribbon - Punch - DSP

Rosie
Ribbon, Pears, and Glitter
Rosie's card opened-
back of Rosie's card-


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.