Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 31 - All Mixed Up

Think in thirds on this one -

Here's the challenge:

Take an image (digi, stamp, etc.) and break it down into thirds - 1/3 no color, 1/3 patterned paper, 1/3 hand colored (markers, colored pencils, chalks, paint, etc.).
It doesn't have to be in perfect thirds, just broken down into three parts. Let's see what Kim did with the challenge:

Beautifully done, Kim!
And that image is called "Halen Sleeping in Tea Cup" - and it is sooooooo sweet!!
More fun with Sew Many Cards coming up tomorrow....

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 30 - In Pieces

This title means taking an image and breaking it into pieces...

Here's the challenge: Use an image on the outside of your card, then use it again on the inside but don't use it in the exact same way. Here's what Audrey came up with:

She used this adorable owl image from Sew Many Cards on the outside and found a fabulous new way to use it on the inside!

Have you had a chance to pop over to Sew Many Cards to see all the wonderful images they have to offer? If not, hop on over and check it out!!

Day 28 - A Certain Sentiment

Here is your Top Trio:

1) Gail - This take on the sketch was so artistic and beautiful that it had to be acknowledged.
2) Sara - For incorporating 10 patterned papers in such a clever and creative way.
3) Annie - For some beautifully detailed stenciling on this wonderful card.

And the always fabulous and amazing Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Annie, Kajikit, Christina, Melanie, Shelly H., Tracey, Heather B., Kim O'Rear, Jammie, Studio Sara, Hannah S., Margie, Gail, Beanie, Lee Ann, Michelle N., Debbi F., Erika P. and Linda B.

Welcome to Day 2 of Sew Many Cards Week! Your challenge for today is to incorporate the sentiment "Hang in There" on your card. Here's how Gloria did with the challenge:

Two of my favorite things, Gloria - pink and pearls - beautiful!!
It doesn't matter what else you put on your card, as long as it includes this sentiment :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 28 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Welcome to Sew Many Cards Week!!!

Here are the rules:
1) Submit a new card creation for each challenge you participate in to receive an entry in the random drawing.
2) You can earn up to 7 entries into the drawing for a prize from Sew Many Cards.
3) You will have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, April 4th to link up your cards.
4) Have fun!
Here is your sketch for today:


And the DT examples using images from Sew Many Cards:

Tesa


Sophia


Rose


Pam


Amy

Andrea



Thanks to Sew Many Cards for sharing these wonderful images with us! Stick around because we'll be sharing these fabulous digi images on our cards all week long!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Day 27 - I'm Touched

Ready? Here it is:

On this card, you need to have at least 8 elements (not counting the cardstock or any background paper) and here's the challenge - all those elements must overlap with at least 2 other elements.
I thought maybe I could stump Heidi - but no, I could not. Here is her card along with a close-up of the giant "blossom":

Isn't that stunning? And it definitely works - Well done, Heidi!
There are other ways to arrange the elements to make them fit the challenge, so let's see if you can come up with another way to do it...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Day 26 - Card Recipe

Let's see what you cook up with this recipe...

Ingredients:

5x5 card
3 circles
2 squares
ribbon
sentiment of your choice

Here's is Sophie's card:

Beautifully simple, Sophie!!
To meet the requirements of this challenge, you must not stray from the recipe above -- use only those ingredients.
I look forward to seeing all of your yummy creations...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 25 - Do-it-Yourself

I love these DIY challenges because they are a reminder to us all that we don't necessarily have to own store-bought embellies - we can create them ourselves!
Here's the DIY challenge for today:
Do-it-Yourself, glittered brads and/or pearls.
Take a brad or a pearl, add a little glue and a little glitter, and you've got yourself some glittery goodness!!
Vicky finished off the following beauty with some sparkly brads:

This is so classy, Vicky, and the brads add just the right amount of shine!

You can make and add as many as you want to your card to meet the challenge. Just give it a try, and please share any tips or tricks...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day 24 - Terrific Ten

And what might that ten be?

How about TEN different patterned papers all on one card? Well, that's the challenge for today! You can use more than 10 patterned papers, but you've got to include at least ten on your card. Kim really impressed me with this one, check it out:

It definitely works using different shades of a single color and it is gorgeous!! There are so many different things you can do with this challenge, so let the creativity flow...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Day 23 - Stencil It

I don't know about you, but I have some stencils tucked way back in a drawer that sadly never see the light of day. If that's the case for you, then it's time to blow off the dust and put them to work!
That's it - all you have to do is use a stencil to meet the challenge.

Audrey's card brings us a little Christmas in March:

I really like the effect of the stencil on this card - it makes for cool lettering!

Stencil a word or an image - whatever you have, put it to work...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Day 22 - Movie Monday

Happy Monday!! Here is your Top Trio:

1) Melanie - For creating this clever "noisy" card while re-using a container.
2) Pia - For a stunning vintage take on the sketch.
3) Tracey - For so beautifully capturing elements from the ad.
Congrats and well done! You may grab the Card of the Week blinkie over in the sidebar if you wish :)
And now for the fabulous Weekly Challenge All-Stars:
Doreen, Debbi F., Lumberjack Jan, Heather B., Kim O'Rear, Melisa, Melanie, Jammie, A Beannie Creation, Hannah S., Lee Ann, Margie, Shelly Harris, Gail, Tracey, Christina, Kajikit, Michelle Nist, and Linda B.
Wow!! I think that's a record - well done to all of you!!!! And please let me know if I missed anybody.
On to today's challenge...
When I started seeing posters and other advertisements for the new Alice in Wonderland movie, I new it would make a great challenge. This poster in particular is quite eye-catching:

Your task is to use the poster above, or anything about the movie (or if you prefer, you can use the animated version) to inspire your card.
Gloria found this image of the Mad Hatter and created a wonderful card with a vintage feel:

Isn't that perfect?
The possibilities are endless for this challenge. You don't need to use an image from Alice, just let something about it guide your card, and please share with us what inspired you.
I just want to say how thrilled I am (as is the DT) that there are so many (and lots of new!) participants. Just a reminder that we appreciate direct links to the blog post that contains your card for a given challenge. If you do several 365 Card challenges at one time and want to post them in one blog post, that's great - just be sure to add a link for that post to all the challenges that are included. It helps me when I figure out the Weekly Challenge All-Stars.
Do you enjoy sponsored weeks? I hope so, because we've got one coming up starting next Sunday!!
Back tomorrow with some more inspiration from Audrey...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 21 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday sketch:

And the Design Team cards:
Rose

Tesa


Sophia


Pam

Andrea



Amy


Back tomorrow with another fun week of challenges!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 20 - Let's Make Some Noise

I was at the craft store the other day, just browsing as I often do....okay, maybe I picked up a few things...
Anyway, I noticed these little plastic containers that are used to make shaker cards - so cool! Now, I've seen these before, but it just clicked in my brain finally that we should have a noisy card challenge. You don't need to make a shaker card (but you sure can if you want to!). You could use some little jingle bells or other dangly items that will make noise when you shake the card.
Here is Heidi's fantastic creation:

So clever!!!

We'd love to see what you can do with this one, so go make some noise :)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 19 - Imagine This: Cotton

For an Imagine This challenge, you use some object to inspire your card. In this case, the challenge is to think of cotton. Sophie definitely thought 'white for her card':

Such a lovely card for a wedding! You are not limited to color on this one, so get creative.


Day 18 - Plentiful Patterns

Here's the Challenge:

Use at least 3 of the following patterns on your card -

Plaid, Paisley, Gingham, Houndstooth, Toile

Not only did Vicky find patterned paper that worked together without looking too busy, she also came up with a fab color scheme:


Gorgeous!

So any three of the patterns listed above will do - and if you want to attempt all five, that's ok, too :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Day 17 - Twinchies

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!

Is everyone wearing a little green today? Well, Kim's card is :) Last year we had an "inchies" challenge, and now we'll have a "twinchies" challenge. Your whole card can be a twinchie, or you can put one (or two or three) on your card. You'll need to decorate a 2x2 inch piece of cardstock (or chipboard or some other material) to meet the challenge.

Kim got festive with hers, check it out:

Isn't that fabulous? This card is so bright and fun - perfect for today!!
So come and try a twinchie with us today~

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Day 16 - Opposites Attract

This one should be pretty fun, I think.

Feature a pair of opposite images on your card - sun/moon, sun/rain, boy/girl, etc.

Here is the pair that Audrey chose to feature on her card:

Awwww, so sweet, and I love the paw prints in the background :) Thanks for a great example, Audrey!

There are so many possibilities for this one, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 15 - Ad Inspired

A great big THANK YOU to Stretch 'N Bubbles for sponsoring us last week. And thanks to all of you who participated during the week - you managed to fill the gallery with more than 200 fabulous card creations!!! Now I would like to announce a winner...

Congrats to:

Heather B!!!!!
Please email me here so I can get your email address and we can arrange for you to receive FOUR images from Stretch 'N Bubbles.

And here's your Top Trio:
1) Doreen - for mixing patterns so beautifully with this two-toned sketch card.
2) Joan J. - for perfectly popped up elements on this card.
3) Hannah S. - For this "wonderful" card - right down to the lyrics from the song.

You are all the lucky recipients of one free image from Stretch 'N Bubbles, so I will need you to email me as well!

A round of applause please for the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

Jammie, Margie, Heather B., A Beanie Creation, Melisa, Tracey, Gail, Debbi F., Melanie, Kajikit, Lee Ann and Michelle Nist

These fabulous cardmakers completed every challenge from Sunday to Saturday! Please let me know if your name should have been added to this list.
Today, the lovely Gloria has selected the following ad to inspire your cards for this challenge:


And here is her sample:

Wow - I just love that shade of blue and the way it pops on this gorgeous card, Gloria!
Now it's your turn to see what you come up with using the above ad as inspiration....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Day 14 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your Sunday sketch:

The Sunday Sketch Team Cards:

Tesa


Sophia

Rose

Pam

Andrea


Amy



Remember that you have until tonight at 11:59 PM EST to link up your cards from this past week. Tomorrow I'll announce some winners!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Day 13 - A Whole New Dimension

Here's the challenge: Take an image and do just a bit of paper piecing in order to raise some portion of it off the page to give it dimension. Do NOT raise up the entire image. This can be a stamped image or an image cut from patterned paper.

Heidi got to play with that adorable buggy image:

SO CUTE! Here's a close-up so you can see that she raised the body up off the page:



And notice how she curled the wings a bit, too :)
I don't think I ever mentioned that super cool prize that you're going for. The winner will receive FOUR images from Stretch 'N Bubbles!! And the Top Trio will each get an image as well!
Do you enjoy these sponsored weeks? Well we are having more sponsors than ever before, so you have lots to look forward to this year~

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 12 - Circle Frenzy

Here's the challenge:

Include 20 or more circles from at least 2 different sources on your card.

And here is Sophie's card:

An adorable card for a little boy! With the circles in that rocket, along with the circles in the background paper, it definitely meets the challenge!!
One more day of Stretch 'N Bubbles Week, and 2 more days to get those cards linked up are left...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 11 - Lovely Landscape

So I'm definitely looking for an outdoor theme here...

The Specifics: Create a background on your card using patterned paper (no solid background) - you can use blue shades for sky, green shades for grass, etc.

Here is Vicky's card:

There's that adorable image of the bird and tree from Stretch 'N Bubbles! And such a beautiful card overall, Vicky!! How cool is it that you actually have patterned paper with clouds on it? Very :)

You are not limited to blue sky and green grass - any outdoor landscape will do, but you must use patterned paper. Get creative and have fun with it...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Day 10 - Wacky Color Wednesday

I would like to welcome Kim McDonald to the team as our Wednesday designer!!!!

Here's a bit about Kim:

"I'm the only child of a very creative mother and talented craftsman father. I owe every bit of my talent to them! I'm originally from Missouri and have lived in Hawaii for a little over 7 years. I'm still am amazed everyday by the beauty of this paradise. To support my stamping/crafting passion I work as a psychologist (no, I won't analyze you!). I'm also the owner of a wonderful puppy who is often included on my blog posts. I started blogging in July 2009 and have become addicted! My cardmaking skills have greatly grown since I started participating in the 365 Card challenges and I'm THRILLED to be a part of such a talented design team! I hope my Wednesday projects help get your mojo juices flowing too! Aloha!"

Well Kim, we are so pleased to have you on the team and we look forward to seeing all your inspiring work!!

Here's your wacky color combo:

Orange - Purple - Blue

The challenge is to limit the color scheme to shades of these colors. Let's see how Kim did with the challenge:


And there's that super cute rocket image from Stretch 'N Bubbles! Well done, Kim - it's a tough challenge, but the colors look great together on this card :)

Now let's see what you can do with this wacky color combo~

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Day 9 - Song Inspired

Okay, I love this song by Louis Armstrong - it just makes me smile. So that will be the song to inspire today's challenge:

What a Wonderful World

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies cry, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.

Audrey created this card using an image from Stretch 'N Bubbles:

It's beautiful, Audrey - and it fits so well with the song.


Speaking of which, you can listen to it while you think about the card you want to create. You can pull lyrics from the song, or just let the words and music inspire your design. Have fun!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 8 - Imagine This: Outer Space

Welcome to Stretch N Bubbles Week!!!!

So here are the rules:

1) All cards must be newly created for the challenge under which they are submitted.
2) You can earn up to 7 entries in the end-of-the-week random drawing for a prize from our sponsor.
3) You will have until 11:59 PM EST Sunday, March 14th to submit your card entries.
4) A direct link to the post where we can find your card is much appreciated!
5) Have fun!!!

Keeping to our regular schedule, here is your Top Trio:

1) Deanne - We just loved this beautiful card loaded with stars and flourishes.
2) Karen H. - For creating such a gorgeous blend of colors on this stampin' challenge card.
3) Creative - Check out that first card with its stunning design.

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars:

-Normally I count all the card makers who participate in the challenges from Sunday to Saturday, but for this week, since the new year began on Monday, March 1st, I will count all those new people who jumped in participated from Monday to Saturday as well.

Heather B., Lee Ann, Kim Sears, Michelle Nist, Hannah S., A Beanie Creation, Jammie, Melanie, Melisa, Linda B. and Tracey


Well done to all of you! There were a lot of names to go through, so please let me know if your name should be on this list as well...

Today's challenge is to think "Outer Space" and how those words will inspire your card. Gloria shares an image from Stretch N Bubbles on her card, check it out:

So cute and clever, Gloria!

You can find that rocket ship image along with all the other fabulous digi images that Stretch 'N Bubbles has to offer Here.

Remember, the sponsored week officially began yesterday, so if you submit a card for yesterday's sketch challenge, that will count as an entry into the drawing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 7 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is your Sunday sketch along with your brand new Super Sketchy Sunday Design Team!!!


First I would like to reintroduce the lovely and amazingly talented Amy Tsuruta who has begun her second year with us. Amy was among the original six who came on board when 365 Cards was just starting out, and she has always been wonderful about visiting participant blogs and leaving comments. We are very lucky to have you sticking around with us, Amy!

Here is Amy's card:


Now I would like to introduce Tesa Broman:


Tesa has been a 365er for quite a while, sharing her stunning creations with us often, and I'm so pleased to have her join the team!

Here is her gorgeous card:




Welcome to Sophia Lindgren:




My name is Sophia Lindgren, or Kurrebo - as I like to call myself on forums and blogs.
I live in Sweden and I´m a mother of five children, love photography, absolutely can not live without music ( thank God for Spotify! ) and I'm a Pepsi Max-addict!

I have been scrapbooking for about 3.5 years now. But it wasn´t until recently that I found cardmaking.
For the last year I´ve been designing for a scrapbookstore called Handarbeta.se.... and now I´m thrilled and happy to be part of this excellent team!
I will do my best to inspire you !


Sophia really rocks the vintage look and creates such beautiful cards, I know she will inspire us here at 365 Cards!

Here's her card:


I know most of you will probably recognize this next talented designer....

Rose Miller

I have been making cards for about one and a half years now. I can honestly say that the daily challenges on 365 Cards have helped me improve to the point I am now at. I love to learn new techniques and meet new crafters. I don't have a "style" as I am more of a "free spirit" lol
I live in California with my wonderful husband of three years and our two spoiled furbabies, which are always helping me make my cards.
I am super excited to be on the DT for 365 Cards and look forward to seeing all the fun Pam has in store for us this year.

Well, Rose, you have really been a big part of 365 Cards as a participant - always warm and welcoming to those who are jumping in for the first time - and now you will inspire and continue to welcome others as a DT member!



A great big welcome to Andrea Budjack



Settled in Florida with my two silly and energetic boys and wonderful husband I make it a point each day to find many happy moments. After five years of staying home with my boys I have been drawn to the art of paper crafting. From the love of creating I have made it a point to incorporate scrapping in my daily life and enjoy the time when my little ones are die cutting beside me. Although I am new to the blogging world I have found support, inspiration, and such talented friends along the way. Looking forward to many fun challenges and meeting great people!

One look at this designer's work, and you'll see why I knew she should join the team. Her work is absolutely stunning, take a peek:


You can look forward to seeing creations by these five fabulous designers (plus me *wink*) every Sunday!

ALSO - I want to thank Stretch N Bubbles for sponsoring us this week! Today is the official beginning of Stretch N Bubbles Week, but with an already long post, I decided to give this company the proper attention on tomorrow's post, along with all the rules for a sponsored week.