Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 337 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Welcome to The Stamping Boutique Week!!!
Here are the rules:
1) Each challenge you participate in gives you a chance to win the prize at the end of the week (with up to 7 challenges to win).
2) You have until Sunday, February 7th, at 11:59 PM EST to complete any of the challenges and have them linked up.
3) Each card must be a new creation for the challenge under which it is submitted.
4) Have fun!!
And here is your Sunday sketch:








This week we'll be featuring images from The Stamping Boutique with a Valentine theme. We sure had fun working with these adorable digital stamps, as you'll see in the coming days! As the week goes on I'll tell you more about this wonderful shop and the prize up for grabs.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 336 - The 3 S's

The letter of the day is 'S', and our 3 S's will be...

Stripes, Square, Spring

Hmmm....there's no color there....this may be the easiest one yet ;)
Let's see what Vicky came up with:

Well, it fits with the challenge, and makes me long for Spring - beautifully done, Vicky!!
Tomorrow we begin Stamping Boutique Week, so I'll meet you right back here...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 335 - The 3 D's

And the 3 D's Are...

Dark Brown, Diamond, and Distressing

Here is Sophie's card:

I love this color scheme and the way the dark brown pops on this card, Sophie!!
You can have one or several diamonds, and distress some paper on your card as much or as little as you wish. Sophie has distressed the edges of the patterned paper, which works beautifully with the distressed look of the paper itself!

Starting Sunday, the DT will bring you cards using digi images from The Stamping Boutique to kick off another fun sponsored week...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 334 - The 3 B's

Amy's up today with the letter of the day, which is 'B'.

So here are the 3 B's:
Blue, Blossom, and emBoss

Okay, so I had to stretch it a little on emboss....

Here's is Amy's take on the challenge:

Wow - that's not just any old blossom, is it - totally gorgeous, Amy!!
I think these three elements allow for a lot of creativity since they are not too specific.

Two more days this week, and 2 more letters to go....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 333 - The 3 G's

The letter for today is G, and the three G's are:

Green, Glitter and Grosgrain

Here is Kristie's card:

All the elements are there, and it's a beautiful combination!
I'll be back with another letter tomorrow...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 332 - The 3 R's

Ready for another set of 3?

Here are the 3 R's: Red, Rhinestone, and Rick Rack

There should be red on your card, at least one rhinestone and some rick rack. Audrey hit us with another stunner, check it out:

Even though I've gotten specific on those elements that you must include on your card, you can still there lots of room for creativity!

By the way, did I mention that next week is another sponsored week? Well it is, and I will have details for your soon...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 331 - The 3 P's

Here's your Top Trio:

1) Tesa B. - this stunning take on the sketch speaks for itself and you must check it out.
2) Haley D. - for a gorgeous (and round) song-inspired card right down to the sentiment.
3) Beckynoelle - for this delicious recipe card - take a peek at that button blossom.

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Rose M. and Linda B.!!! You rock for completing all the challenges from last week. It seems the postcard challenge had many people stumped ;)

So all week we're presenting challenges inspired by the old saying "the 3 R's - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic" - and don't worry, this has nothing to do with school! I just thought I'd present everything in 3's along with a common letter.
And so, today it will be 'P' - as in Pink, Paisley, and Princess

So very pretty, Gloria!

There is some room for interpretation on this challenge. Of course I would like to see pink on this card, and also a paisley pattern, but how much of either and in what forms they come are up to you. As for the princess part - it can be the theme, a picture of a princess, or the word...really, that's up to you as well.

Have fun with it - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 330 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday Sketch:

And the Design Team Examples:







I know we've got some new people jumping in here, so I just want to remind you of how we do things here at 365 Cards. You can participate and link up on any challenge from Day 1. However, if you do link up for challenges from previous weeks, let us know over in the chat box so we know to check out your card. If you want to go for a prize (during a sponsored week) or the Top Trio (during the current week), then you must submit your card during that particular week. If you complete all the challenges during a week (Sunday-Saturday), you will be acknowledged as a Weekly Challenge All-Star. However, you don't have to complete all the challenges to play along with us.

If you are new to the blog in general - we WILL continue after March 1st with another 365 challenges. So there's lots of fun to be had!!!

In just a few weeks, I will launch a DT search to replace any existing members who may be moving on, and also to add some DT members, so check back for those details ;)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 329 - Pretty Postcard

Have you seen a card style or technique out there about which you've thought, "I want to try that!"?
Well, for me it's definitely a postcard. Anything from a simple photograph to something with patterned paper and maybe some stamping. So of course I had to turn this into a challenge...

Vicky really knocked this one out of the park. Here is hers front and back:

Isn't that gorgeous? If you're creating a postcard that you actually plan to send through the mail, then you'll want to keep it simple. Otherwise, anything goes for this challenge!

I've got some fun challenges planned for next week, and then we move right into another sponsored week...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 328 - I'm a Frayed Knot

The title for this one is also the punchline of an old joke, but it works great as a card challenge, too!
You need to take a piece of ribbon, tie it into a knot (a bow counts) and fray the ends. You can also use any other material that frays easily.

Check out Sophie's:

I really like the effect that this creates - and that's some beautiful ribbon you've chosen, Sophie! I don't know about you, but after tying bows using ribbon, the ends often fray a bit and I have to trim them up. Seeing how nice this looks, I think it would be fun to urge the fraying along and then the look is intentional.

No need to tell a joke, just give us a frayed knot ;)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 327 - Rhyme Time

The challenge is simple: The words in your sentiment have to rhyme; therefore you must have at least 2 words in your sentiment. Having two words counts as long as they rhyme.

Let's see what Amy came up with:

And on the inside:

That is soooooooooo clever, Amy, I just love it!

If you don't have a sentiment stamp that rhymes, you can always type one up on the computer, use alpha stickers, or even handwrite it :)

Have fun!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 326 - Card Recipe

These are always fun aren't they? Okay, well they're challenging, at least :)

Here are the ingredients:

4.25x5.5 card
4x4 piece of patterned paper
2x2 piece of patterned paper
3 buttons
1 ribbon

Here's Kristie's finished "recipe":

Well done, Kristie! It's not an easy one since I got pretty specific, but I know you can do it ;)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 325 - Imagine This: Chocolate

I confess, I am completely in love with chocolate. So I thought it would make a great Imagine This challenge.

Check out Audrey's choco-inspired creation:

Yum - is that a chocolate chip cupcake? It sure looks like one! Either way, it's deliciously delightful card, Audrey!!
So that's it, just let CHOCOLATE inspire your card....

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 324 - Musical Monday

Let's start with the winner of In Style Stamps Week:

Congrats to..................... LAURA!!!!!

Please email me with your email address so we can get your prize to you!

And here's your Top Trio:

1) Ann - For a fresh, clean and beautiful take on the sketch.
2) Lea - For a "rainbow" of colors that make for a stunning card.
3) Chrissy - For some impressive stitching on this card.

And the always amazing Weekly Challenge All Stars:

Laura, Rose and Linda B.

I guess it must be my recent trip to Disney World, because I chose the song A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, from the Cinderella movie for this challenge. Plus, it's just a feel good song, which I was in the mood for. First, here's Gloria's card:

I just love the softness of this card - and it is clearly inspired by the song!

So, to inspire you, here are the words to the song:
A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true

You don't have to use the lyrics on your card, just use them to inspire your design.

A big THANK YOU to In Style Stamps for sponsoring us this past week, it was a great pleasure for us to work with your images!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 323 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday Sketch:

And the Design Team Examples:








Remember to get those cards linked up for ISS Week so you can be entered into the random drawing for 4 images from In Style Stamps!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 322 - Girls' Night Out

Whew...I am officially sitting in front of my own computer again! This means I shouldn't be messing up the day #'s as I have been over the past week. I'm sorry if I caused some confused me, too :)

Not only have I reached the end of my vacation, but we have also reached the end of In Style Stamps Week, and it's been a blast! But before we call it officially over, let's have one more challenge.

At least once I month I get together with a bunch of girlfriends and we go out for dinner or play Bunco, and it's just the ladies...So I thought this would be a great challenge, because I'm not alone out there.

The theme for this challenge is Girls' Night Out, and it doesn't have to be an invitation per se, but your card should be inspired by this theme.
Here is Vicky's card:

Here's a peek at the inside:

I love this card, Vicky, it definitely makes me look forward to my next night out with the ladies!! And that image from ISS is perfect on this card!
Remember that you have until tomorrow, Sunday January 17th at 11:59 PM EST to get your cards for this week linked up in order to enter the drawing for that fantastic prize...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 321 - In Stitches

Now I know we've had a stitching challenge before, but this one will likely prove to be a bit more challenging...

The challenge is to stitch on an image to create texture. The image can come from a stamp or patterned paper. It doesn't count if you use something that is already stitched ;)

Here is Sophie's card:

Oh Sophie, this card is sooooooo sweet!!

And how cute is that chickie image from In Style Stamps? Very!

So this is my last post from sunny Florida - tomorrow I'll be back in the beautful Pacific Northwest....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 320 - Tea for Two

Ready for another challenge?

Well think of this one as a themed challenge, and the theme is Tea Party!

The card doesn't have to be about a tea party, but simply inspired by the theme.

For her card, Amy used this adorable tea pot image:

Isn't that lovely?

And if you are going to invite someone for tea, then there had better be some tea involved:

Great idea, Amy, and thanks for the inspiration!!
Two more days of ISS fun to go...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 319 - Teen Scene

Are you enjoying In Style Stamps Week? I've got to say that I just LOVE these images. They are so fun to work with and they are great for coloring in and printing off on patterned paper.

Want to hear about that prize? Well, the winner at the end of the week will receive FOUR of the images that we've had the pleasure of working with this week. IS that a fabulous prize, or what??

So let's get on with today's challenge....

First I challenged Kristie to create a card that is perfect for a teenage girl, and this is what she came up with:

I just love that ISS image, and that along with the bright colors you chose would appeal to teenage girls everywhere, Kristie!

Now, I challenge you to think "teen girl" and see what you come up with...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 318 - Home Sweet Home

Thank you so very much for your patience...

And now, here's your Top Trio:

1) Sherry - For every little detail that she added to really make this sketch her own.
2) Tarynne - For a super sweet reflection on her beautiful card.
3) Laura - Who combined quilling with a white space challenge to really knock our socks off.

And your Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Laura, Rose M., libeeti, Linda B.
Today's challenge is put a house on your card - and any house will do!
Audrey used this darling image of a birdhouse from In Style Stamps and she even incorporated that super sweet chickie image:

Wow, Audrey, your coloring of that birdhouse is GORGEOUS!!!

By the way, I just want to say that while I looked at your cards from last week, I've been having internet issues here and have not had the opportunity to leave as many comments as I would like to. Lots of participants last week - so thank you for playing along with us!!
Back tomorrow with more fun with our sponsor, In Style Stamps...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 317 - Crazy Eight

Let me start with an apology...

I am currently in the Eastern Time Zone, but I normally do my posts in Pacific Time, so I can get them done fairly early in the evening. Well, after walking in the Disney parks all day, I don't think I can stay up until midnight, which means the Top Trio and WCAS will have to wait until tomorrow's post. To be fair, I want to be sure that everyone who is posting for last week has had the opportunity to submit their cards in the time allowed.

One thing you can count on is another challenge for today!

It's called Crazy Eight because I challenge you to use EIGHT different colors on your card - and different shades of the same few colors does not count. One thing that does count is the coloring in of an image. And that's just what Gloria did with this beautiful butterfly image from In Style Stamps:

I love that you used a black and white background with this Gloria, it really sets off that butterfly and its many colors!

Back tomorrow with another post from sunny Orlando, Florida!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 316 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Welcome to In Style Stamps Week!!
First I'll review the rules and then I'll share the sketch...
1) Each card you submit from Sunday (10th) to Saturday (16th) will be counted as an entry in the random drawing which will take place at the end of the week. You can earn as many as 7 entries!
2) You will have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, January 17th to submit your entries.
3) Have fun!
Here's the sketch:








As the week goes on, I will tell you about the prize that ISS is offering! You'll get a taste of their amazing stamp collection as the Design Team brings you there cards this week.
Have fun with the sketch, and I'll be back tomorrow with your Top Trio and WCAS!