Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Day 214 - White Space

It's the last day to get those cards for September linked up if you want to go for that great monthly prize from My Creative Classroom! Check out the prize:

Today's challenge is to create another white space card. Here's the sketch for the challenge:

As with all of these challenges, keep the patterned paper, embellishments and sentiment in the blacked out areas.

Here is Kristie's take:

This card makes me want to cozy up next to the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate - yum! Thanks, Kristie :)

You can make the card as busy as you want, just keep it in the designated areas ;)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Day 213 - In Pieces

We have done a paper piecing challenge before, but this one is specific. If you complete this challenge, you must use this image:

Okay - so maybe it limits you a bit on your theme, however if you see Tammy's card perhaps you'll be put in the mood to make a Halloween-inspired card:

Isn't that cool? I love what you did with the pumpkin face, Tammy!! If you wish to use only part of the image - for example, just the pumpkin body, that's just fine :) If you don't celebrate Halloween, it's not a requirement, just an idea for those who do.

Now let's see what you come up with~

Monday, September 28, 2009

Day 212 - On the Fringes

And here's your Top Trio:

1) Chrissie - For this gorgeous patterned paper that she made herself and the rest of the card that went with it.
2) Julia Moss - For going wild with this clever jungle-themed card.
3) Jessica - For turning the sketch into this marvelous gift tag.

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Rose Miller, Jenny S., Rebecca, Chrissie, Cheri S., Linda B., Robyn, Celeste, SAM, Hazel, Melisa, Kim Mc., Michele V.

Today's challenge is to add some fringe to at least 2 sides of your card. Here is Gloria's card:

Gorgeous fringe, Gloria, it is such a beautiful accent for this card!

Just a couple more days to get any of your cards done for the month of September if your going after the monthly prize!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Day 211 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Ready for today's sketch? Here it is:








We've got lots of fun in store for you next month! We'll have another week-long sponsor, a blog hop and more!! See you back here tomorrow for our weekly winners~

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Day 210 - Try a Technique

And the technique for today is Sanding. Try sanding on your card to create a distressed look, and try to use it in a big way, as Vicky demonstrates on her card:

That is a perfect image and sentiment to use with this technique - great example, Vicky!

For the month of September, the person who completes the most challenges will win a prize. If there is a tie, a drawing will be held to determine the winner. Usually I award the winner with a package of scrappy goodness, but this month we have a fabulous new sponsor for this prize. The lucky winner will receive a scholarship/gift certificate for a class from My Creative Classroom! I'll provide more details next week, but for now you can pop over there and check out this wonderful site.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 209 - It's a Jungle Out There

Or on your card, at least. Give your card a jungle theme - that's all there is to it.

Here is Sophie's card:

Cute, cute, cute - perfect for a 3 year-old's birthday!

I'll have some info about that end-of-the-month prize tomorrow~

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 208 - Challenge Combo

Are you a fairly new 365 participant? Then you might really enjoy this challenge. I want you to grab one challenge from June, one from July, and one from August and combine them to make your card for this challenge. In fact, you can combine as many 365 challenges as you want, but you have to include at least one from each of those months.

Here's what Amy came up with:

Amy combined:

Day 99 (June 7th) Super Sketchy Sunday
Day 149 (July 27th) Sponging technique (on the pennants)
Day 158 (August 5th) Use a sign on the card (the pennants)

This is a festive and fun combo card, thanks Amy! Now to be perfectly clear, you DO NOT have to use the 3 challenges Amy chose - the challenge combo is up to you as long as it meets the requirements for the challenge.

For those who played along when those challenges were originally posted, have fun going back and combining your favorites!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 207 - DIY: Patterned Paper

Ahhhh - such fun, don't you think? Don't have what you're looking for in your stash? Why not make it yourself?

This time, it's gotta be patterned paper. You can do this any way you want, but you have to start with a clean slate, so-to-speak.

Here is Kristie's stunning piece of work:

For details on how she created this (and I'm on my way over there to find out!) check out her blog.

Don't shy away from this challenge - it doesn't have to be fancy, you just have to Do-it-Yourself!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 206 - Tuesday Triplets

Three is the thing on this challenge. I want to see three of everything - anything you want, but if you have one blossom then you need to add 2 more - make sense? The only thing that can be just one is the sentiment.

Here is Tammy's triplet card:

Beautifully done, Tammy, especially with such a tough challenge!

I don't care what you do, but you need to triple it!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 205 - Color Scheme

Let's start with your Top Trio:

1)Cindy - Not just a shoe on a card, but a gorgeous shoe-shaped card.
2)Kate Smith - For a stunning mosaic that requires a closer look.
3)Kim Mc - For a sketch card with a beautiful images and a rich colors.

And your Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Michelle M., Jaggs, Chrissie, Robyn, Jenny S., Shelia, Rose, Michele V., Celeste, Carolyn V., Cheris S., Linda B., SAM, Rebecca and Kim Mc.

So today's challenge is to create a card inspired by this color scheme:

And here's Gloria's card:

That patterned paper is a perfect choice for this beautiful card, Gloria!
This color scheme is a reminder to me that Fall is just around the corner where I live...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Day 204 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday Sketch:








Wow, this sketch really inspired some wonderfully different examples from the DT! It will be great fun to see what you come up with.

I'll be settling in with my cup of coffee and looking back at all the cards from the past week and getting tomorrow's post ready~

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 203 - Feeling Lucky

Which means, your challenge is to put a symbol of luck on your card. Here's the one Vicky chose:

Oooooooh - that black against the white and red background is really striking, Vicky - wonderful example!

I know there are lots of symbols of luck out there (because I Googled it), so this one shouldn't be too tough.

I'll be back tomorrow with another sketch~

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day 202 - Once Upon a Time...

Today I get the pleasure of sharing a card with you!

The challenge is to take inspiration from your favorite fairy tale - well, actually, any one will do even if it's not your favorite.

High on my list of fairy tales is the story of the frog prince. And so, I have been inspired to create this card:

I really tried to keep it as masculine as possible, but I just had to throw in some bling! I can't wait to read about how your favorite fairy tales inspire your cards~

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 201 - One, Two, Buckle my Shoe

And that's all there is to it - any shoe will do as long as it's on your card.

Amy's is very clever, check it out:

And under that shoe it says.....

How cute is that?

Next week I'll give you details about the awesome end-of-the-month sponsor~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 200 - It's What's Inside that Counts

The inside of your card, that is...

Here's the theme: I Miss You

On the inside of the card, there should be a message with those words or something similar.

On the front of the card, there should be an image that adequately conveys that message without a sentiment on the outside.

Here is the front of Kristie's card:

And the inside:

Awwww - I think that's pretty sweet, Kristie!
I know this might be pretty challenging, but I also know you can do it :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Day 199 - Shape Up!

And today's shape is.................a hexagon! That should be the dominating shape on your card.

Tammy's is another stunner, check it out:

Love that stitching!!
Did you enjoy last week's sponsor? Well we've got another one coming up in October, PLUS we have a sponsor for the end-of-the-month prize, and there are details coming soon~

Monday, September 14, 2009

Day 198 - Make a Mosaic

Let's get right down to business - here's your Top Trio:

1)Tesa - for a stunning recipe card with a delicious blend of "ingredients".
2)Pamela S. Wade - we love how the song inspired your lacey card.
3)Carolyn - we agree that this is indeed a very clever interpretation of the sketch.
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And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Shelia, Carolyn V., Rose M., Cheri S., Linby, Jenny S., Celeste, Robyn, Rebecca, Tasia D., Pamela S. Wade, Kim Mc, SAM, Linda B.

There were so many wonderful entries this past week that we had a great time looking through them all. I noticed that a few of you even popped over to Sassy Studio's shop and picked up an image or two - and I can't blame you a bit!

So how about that winner? Here she is....................

Congratulations!!! You've won FOUR digital images from Sassy Studio Designs. Please email me with your choices and we'll get those sent off to you!

Thanks to Lindsay Dyer for sharing these gorgeous digital images with us this past week, it was truly a pleasure for us to work with them!

So today's challenge is to create a mosaic. Now you can do this a couple of ways. Nice clean cuts of paper to create even shapes OR lots of different shapes, sizes and patterns. Either way you choose to do it, piece together a mosaic on your card.

Here's what Gloria came up with:

Beautiful choice of patterned paper - it's a gorgeous card, Gloria!

It think we're going to see some really cool cards on this one~

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 197 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Before I share the Sunday sketch, I just want to say thanks for all the lovely comments I've received recently about the blog. I really enjoy creating these challenges, and I'm thrilled that so many of you have found inspiration here. There have also been lots of compliments for the design team, and they are all deserving of such praise, so thank you for that as well.

Here is today's sketch and DT examples:








Tomorrow I will have some winners for you!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Day 196 - Just a Touch

This super fun week concludes with a card from Vicky, who features Cupcake Carli on her card:

And here's the specific challenge: Using a stamped image (ink or digi), use black on white, and just add a touch of color somewhere. I'm going with the "less is more" theory on this one!

And Vicky has set a beautiful example for us!!

Get those entries submitted for this week by 11:59 PM tonight to be included in the drawing. The winner will be announced on Monday's post. Thanks to all who have joined us this week :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Day 195 - Pretty Pattern

Wow - is it Friday already? Have you enjoyed the Sassy Studio Designs images the DT has been sharing with you? I think these digital images are truly fabulous!

Today's challenge is all about Gingham. But you won't be surprised, I'm sure that this is not a simple challenge. Create a piece of clothing with gingham as the pattern. You can stamp it, print a digital image, hand-draw it, or whatever you wish to do.

Sophie used an image called Party Dress from the Sassy Accessories collection:

That dress makes me think of Spring - so pretty!

One more day of Sassy Studio Designs Week, so get those entries in~

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Day 194 - Imagine This: Technology

This could really bring in a nice variety of cards - how does technology inspire you?

Amy chose to work with an image aptly titled "www. sassy", from the I'm Every Woman Collection. And so, I thought of technology as a source of inspiration.

Here is Amy's card:

I'm loving the mix of blue and red, not to mention the fun patterned paper you selected for this card, Amy! does technology inspire you?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Day 193 - Card Recipe

Now I know you all just love these, right?

Here is today's recipe:

5x5 Card
4 different patterned papers
3 blossoms
1 stamped (ink or digital) image
5 rhinestones
The sentiment is up to you

Here is Kristie's final product:

Oh, I just love the use of patterned paper on the dress - fab card, Kristie!

Truthfully, this is probably my favorite challenge type, because you all manage to produce so many amazing variations on one "recipe". I can't wait to see your takes on this one!