Saturday, October 31, 2009
First of all, if you are new to the concept, check out this excellent resource. It helped me enormously when I was trying to figure out what they are!!
So, that's it, just make an inchie - either make it the card, or make one and put it on the card.
Vicky put hers on the card, check it out:
Have I mentioned yet that you should mark your calendars for a new sponsor coming November 8th-14th? More details coming after the weekend~
Oh yeah, and for those who are out there trick-or-treating today: HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Here is Sophie's card:
We're getting close to the end of the week and the end of October, which means there will be prizes galore to give away. Be sure to go on that blog hop - you'll find a link to the details at the top of the sidebar, and link up any cards you wish to complete for the month of October!
By the way - it has come to my attention that many of you have been going back and doing old challenges, which is totally COOL! However, the DT and I would love to see those cards, so please leave a comment anywhere - on a current post, in the chat box - so we can check them out!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Large or small, patterned paper, stamps or fabric flowers, or any combinations of these will do just fine.
And here is Amy's lovely example:
By the way, I just want to say thanks to all who have visited our blogs and left such sweet comments. We've enjoyed ourselves as well, and I do believe there will be another one in our future ;)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The Specifics: Use 7 different ribbons on your card in any way that you choose.
What?? That's going to be crazy, isn't it? Well.....not necessarily. Kristie's card is evidence that this can definitely work:
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So what is today's challenge?
So sweet, and beautiful, too! I wish you all the very best, Tammy!!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Today's challenge is to use a stick pin or safety pin with beads and/or charm/s on your card.
And Gloria came up with this:
Beautiful card - and the pin and beads are a lovely touch!
Join us tomorrow as we bid farewell to Tammy~
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Let the 365 Cards Blog Hop Begin!
So here's how it works:
You'll start here by checking out today's sketch:
Now, normally I share the DT samples, but today we'd love for you to drop by our personal blogs and get to know us better. Then you'll get to see our cards and leave a comment.
If you leave one comment on each of our Sunday sketch card posts, your name will be entered into a random drawing for a Mac Mae Card Kit! I'll be giving two of them away at the end of the week. You will have until 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, October 31st to leave your comments.
ALSO, this week, we say goodbye to one of our fabulous DT members, Tammy Wark. Tammy's incredible talents will be missed. This Tuesday will be Tammy's last day sharing a card with us, so please be sure to stop by and help us honor her :)
There will be an opportunity for some guest designers in November, which means the DT and I will be keeping an eye on all of you 365ers out there who might just want a shot at filling one of those spots!
Now you can begin your hop by popping over to my blog.
See you there!
Here's what Vicky did with it:
That is so cool, Vicky - such a great use of the twine! And if you are handy with this stuff, and you use it all the time, then it might not be challenge, but we'd love to see your card anyway!!
See you back here tomorrow for our first ever 365 Cards Blog Hop~
Friday, October 23, 2009
Use FIVE different stamps on your card.
Sophie did an excellent job with her Halloween-themed card:
Any combination of stamps - sentiments, backgrounds, other images, all count as long as there are 5 on your card.
Two more days until we begin our 365 Blog Hop - it will be an opportunity to get to know us better, and maybe win a prize!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The challenge: Use a Paisley pattern on your card. You can use background paper or a stamp - or anything, as long as it includes paisley.
Here's Amy's card:
Love that paper choice, and it's the perfect background for that stunning flower!
Let's see your pretty paisley now~
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Today's Wacky Color Combo: RED - PURPLE - BROWN
As usual, Kristie brings the colors together fabulously:
The rules for this challenge aren't rigid, but try to stick to ONLY these three colors~
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
So here's your trio: Pearl - Tag - Ribbon
There should be at least one of each of these on your card. Here's how Tammy used the trio:
There are so many ways to use this trio - what will you come up with?
Monday, October 19, 2009
Congratulations, Beverly, please email me here so I can get your prize mailed off to you ASAP!
Introducing your Top Trio:
Sunday, October 18, 2009
A few announcements:
1) The DT will host our first ever 365 Cards Blog Hop from October 25th-October 31st! We'll meet here on the 25th and I'll give you all the details at that time, which will include the mention of a prize or two.
2) I'll be posting a call for a Guest Designer for the Mackenzie Mae Card Kits very soon, so you won't want to miss those details!
3) One member of our very talented design team is resigning her position here at 365 Cards, and we'll be looking for someone to fill that spot. For now, we're looking for some guest designers for the month of November, and we'll go from there. I will give you a more detailed explanation about that later in the week.
For now, let's take a look at today's sketch and the DT cards:
Back tomorrow with a prize winner and our weekly acknowledgments!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Ahhhhhhhh - I can just picture blossoms blowing in the breeze on a warm summer day! Thanks, Vicky, I do "enjoy" this card.
I've noticed several new participants this week, and I want to welcome you to our 365 challenges! Thanks for joining us, I look forward to stopping by your blogs as I sneak a peek at all the cards in the galleries for the past week~
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sophie's is hard to miss, check it out:
Beautiful! Sophie used paper, rub-ons and ribbon from the Torendi kit. Tomorrow is our last day of Torendi Week, and don't forget to stop by their shop to use the 365 discount by Sunday night.
Sunday I will have some details about how you could become a guest designer for 365 Cards, our upcoming blog hop AND an opportunity to become a guest designer for a future Mac Mae Card Kit!!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This week you've been seeing those wonderful papers from Cosmo Cricket in the Torendi kit, and I just love the color scheme, so I thought it would make a great color scheme challenge. Here are the colors and Amy's card to go along with them:
Amy used papers from the kit, and also that adorable ribbon, as well as a super cool Card Patterns sketch!
I'll be back tomorrow with a peek at the prize from Torendi~
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
First, let's talk about Torendi some more:
And now back to today's challenge...
The Specifics: Your challenge is to use at least 2 papers that have the same pattern but are different in color.
Kristie did this by using two papers with the same pattern from the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love line that came from the Torendi kit.
Aside from the one requirement, anything goes, and this is a gorgeous design, Kristie! She also used rub-ons from the kit. For more details, check out her personal blog~
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
There are all kinds of ways to do this if you think about it - dots or dashes behind a bug or bouncing ball, or maybe some exhaust behind a card.
Tammy used rhinestones to create this effect, check it out:
Once again, you're seeing papers and rub-ons from Torendi's shop, and also that lovely piece of ribbon. Have you stopped over there yet? If not, get on over there and also pop over to their blog~
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Here are the rules:
1) Each card must be a new creation for the challenge under which it's posted.
2) Each card you create is considered a single entry into the random prize drawing which will take place at the end of the week. There will be 7 challenges during the week, so you can earn up to seven entries into the drawing.
3) You must link up your entries by Saturday, October 17th, 11:59 PM EST in order to have your entries count for the drawing.
4) You can combine the 365 challenges with challenges on other sites, but if you combine two 365 challenges, they will only count as a single entry.
5) Have fun!
I would like to thank Torendi for providing the design team some goodies from their October kit, which we'll feature on our cards all week! If you would like to know which items we've used on our cards, just hop over to our individual blogs to learn more...
I'll be sharing some more details about Torendi and the prize they've offered as the week goes on. Thanks 365ers for joining us, it's going to be a fun week with some cool challenges!!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Vicky did a great job with her example:
Don't sweat over this challenge, just give it a shot and see what you come up with~
Friday, October 9, 2009
On to today's challenge...
The Specifics: Create a shadow effect on your card.
Simple as that, and here is what Sophie created:
Okay now, let's see your shadows :)
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Amy's card is so bright and fun:
3 different pattered papers
1 stamped sentiment
Nice example, Amy!
So go pick 5 and show us your card~
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
So how does denim inspire you?
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here's what Tammy did with the challenge:
Beautiful sentiment and a beautiful job with the challenge, Tammy!
Now let's see what you can do~
Monday, October 5, 2009
1)Quirky - for this sketch-inspired card rich in beauty and detail.
2)Robyn - who didn't just use fringe on two sides, she used it all over this fab card.
3)Donna - for a stunning representation of the 4 elements.
And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:
It means I want you to try some weaving on your card. It creates such a beautiful effect, just look at Gloria's card:
You must click on the image for a close-up - or better yet, pop over to Gloria's blog for details!
You can do the whole background, an image, whatever you wish, as long as there is weaving involved~
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Every week, not only do the designers have a day when they present their take on a challenge, but they also come up some incredible interpretations of the Sunday sketch. I never tire of seeing what they come up with, and here they are:
Are you interested in being a Guest Designer for 365 Cards? Well you just might get your chance! I will have details for you in a couple of weeks...