Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 31 - Stampin' Saturday

Would you consider yourself a stamper?  If you do, then you might really like this challenge.

Here are the details

Stamp a background on your card - using any stamp you'd like - but it must be made up of three different colors.  It doesn't have to be fancy or have a dramatic color scheme to meet the requirements.

Here's DoBea's example

Beautiful card, and I fully agree with that sentiment!

DoBea used three different colors ranging from light warm grey to a mid brown.

The colors blend well together.

So what three colors will you choose?  You can use one stamp or several, create your card and link it up here.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 30 - Color Scheme

Ready for another color scheme challenge?

Here are the colors

Oooooh, love this one!

Let's see what Jennifer did with the colors

Those beads are such a creative touch.

Have fun with the color scheme for this week and we'll meet you back here tomorrow...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 29 - What's Your Sign

And by "sign" I mean traffic sign -- or anything along those lines.

That's what you need to include on your card.

Here's Michelle's card

Darling card!

There are very few restrictions on this challenge as long as you include a sign of some sort.

Have fun and link your card up here...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 28 - Let's Go Fly a Kite

Here's another challenge about using a specific image on your card.  For this one, you need to use an image of a kite or create one on your card.

I admit it, even though the weather isn't cooperating, I'm dreaming of Spring and wishing I could be playing outside right now.

Here's Mary's example

Wow, the coloring on this card is gorgeous!!

Now I'm really ready for a beautiful Spring day.

For now I'm afraid I will just have to dream about it.  I can't wait to see what else pops up in the gallery for this challenge...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 27 - My Beautiful Balloon

Congrats to Corrinne!!!!

You've won the prize package from SRM Stickers!!!

Please contact me HERE to claim your prize.

Here is the fabulous group of Spotlight Designers

And the talented and dedicated group of  Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Mark A.
Jessica G.
Prema G.
Caroline T.

Did I miss anyone?  Let me know!!

Well we certainly will not be the first blog to challenge you with this, but I would love to see some balloons - any variety, shape or size - on your cards.

I'm looking for inspiration and there's just something about balloons that I love to see on a card.
Here's Audrey's example
Very creative!  Fabulous balloon :)
I hope you like balloons as much as I do.  Put at least one on your card and link it up here...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 26 - Peace, Love, and Happiness

Good Morning!

I'm up today with my take on a challenge called
Peace, Love, and Happiness
Because those are the things you need to depict on your card.

Here's my attempt at the challenge

It doesn't seem the right time of year, but that little snowman made me smile and really represents "happiness" to me.

Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Day 25 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here we go with our big finish to the SRM Stickers sponsorship week.  Normally we do things a little differently with sponsors – Sunday to Saturday, but this week it worked better for the team to finish with Sunday.  However the prize winner will still be announced on Tuesday’s post.
Now let’s get to that sketch for today

And here are the Design Team examples.  Get ready for some amazing stuff…







Wow - didn't I tell you?  So I will just leave you with this eye candy and meet you back here tomorrow...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Day 24 - Fabulous Fonts

Happy Saturday 365 Peeps!

I'm off to a fun-filled day, affectionately known around my house as "Soccer Saturday".  But not before I share today's challenge and DoBea's card.

Here are the challenge details:

Try to include at least 3 different fonts on your card. 

And here's DoBea's example

Bright and beautiful, and those blossoms are just the right touch.

As you can see, all the fonts are in the SRM Stickers on her card - fabulous!

It's up to you where the fonts come from - stamps, stickers, computer-generated, or any combo of these - but you need at least three different ones on your card.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 23 - Color Scheme

It's Color Scheme Friday, brought you by DoBea and Jennifer!

Here are the colors

And here's Jennifer's beautiful creation, using SRM Stickers

Simple and elegant!

Take a look at those colors above and use them on your card, and then link it up here...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 22 - DIY

And what exactly will you be DIY-ing?

Well, for this Do-it-Yourself challenge, let's try creating an embellishment using a sticker.  You can create one or several.

Here's Michelle's example

Michelle created a fabulous embellishment using a tube from SRM Stickers, isn't that cool?

There are very few rules and restrictions on this challenge.  If you're unsure how to proceed with this challenge, here are a few ideas to get you started...

- Add a sticker to a button or large brad to create a whole new embellishment.
- Put a sentiment sticker on a piece of ribbon before add the ribbon to your card.
- Put the sticker on a piece of chipboard, fussy cut around the word or image and raise it off the card using dimensional stickers.

As long as you're not just applying the sticker directly to the card, you're off to a good start!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Day 21 - You're Included

It's nice to be included in fun things, isn't it?

Well, probably these items don't really care, lol, but they need to be included on your card:
Sticker (at least one), Ink (you can apply this anyway you want), and at least one piece of patterned paper.

Here's Mary's example

Lovely, and there's her sticker from SRM Stickers right in the middle.  Love that pop of yellow she used!

You can use any theme, and any other decor as long as you include the above items in your card design.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Day 20 - You're Invited

Happy Birthday to Sunday Design Team Member Jenny!!!
We hope you are having a splendid day J

Today’s challenge has a little something to do with celebrations.

Here are the specifics
You're invited - create an invitation to an event - Include images that depict what type of celebration it's going to be.
Audrey created this beautiful blue card
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As promised, here are your Spotlight Designers from last week.
Fantastic work!

And here are the Weekly challenge all-stars

Mark A.
studio sara
prema g.
caroline t.

great job everyone!! did i miss anyone?  Please let me know if your name should be up here, too.
have a wonderful day and be sure to see what’s happening over at SRM Stickers.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 19 - All the Trimmings

I am so excited for this week to get going, so I won't delay!

We are being sponsored by SRM Stickers!!!!

I've never made any secret about how much I adore these stickers, and now they've got tubes, too.

I'm up with today's challenge

Add THREE different kinds of TRIM on your card

Here's my example

I put the scalloped polka dot sticker on some white cardstock and cut around it to create one type of trim.  The glittery ribbon at the base of the card is another, and I consider the jute rope to be the third. 

And if you're wondering why I chose popcorn for the tube, well here's the story on that...

My close friends and family know how much I looooove popcorn.  I must have gotten that from my mom, because she loves it, too.  So I whipped up this card and the tube for a little birthday treat. 

A little butter and a little salt and YUM!!!!

If you don't already have the scoop on SRM, then head over to their blog to see what Susan's fabulous Design Team has been up to.  I promise you will leave there inspired!

Come on back every day this week for more SRM goodness -- we'll be using their products on our cards through the next Sunday sketch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Day 18 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Good Morning 365ers!!!

Here's your Sunday Sketch

And your Sunday Sketch Team examples







Wow, a rainbow of colors on these wonderful cards!!!

Come on back tomorrow, because we've got a terrific sponsor for you and you won't want to miss it...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Day 17 - Shamrockin' It

Happy St. Patrick's Day

In honor of this particular holiday, let's see at least one shamrock on your card.

If you don't have any, heart shapes can be made into a darling little shamrock.

Here's DoBea's card

Oh yes, it's fabulous and perfect for today!

Whether or not you celebrate this day, have a wonderful day!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Day 16 - Color Scheme

We’ve got a fun change to the 365 Cards challenge line-up.  Every Friday, DoBea will create a color scheme to challenge us with, and Jennifer will share her take.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  So if you like color scheme challenges, then you can look forward to Fridays!
Here’s the color scheme for today
And here’s Jennifer’s card

Beautiful – and the butterflies are such a good choice for the colors.  Very soothing, I think!

So take a good look at the colors above and re-create that scheme on your card...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Day 15 - All Smiles

It’s our Sunday DTer’s birthday, today, so please join us in wishing her a good one!

So today's challenge is called "All Smiles" because that's what we want to see on your card.

Include an image on your card that features a GREAT BIG SMILE J

Here's Michelle's card

You can't miss that one - and this card just makes me want to smile.

Well done, Michelle!!

Let's see you all smiles on your card...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Day 14 - So Sporty

Here's a fun and simple challenge -

Pay tribute to your favorite sport on your card. That's it!

Here's Mary's card


It meets the criterion and it looks great, too :)

What's your favorite sport?  Let's see it on your card...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 13 - Call Me

Here are your Spotlight Designers

Some fantastic work in the gallery!

And let's recognize the Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Mark A.
Prema Grandhi
Caroline T.

If you completed all the challenges from Sunday to Saturday last week and your name isn't up there, please let me know!
So here's today's challenge...
There's nothing like getting a phone call from a good friend or a dear family member, and that's what this challenge is all about.

Use an image of a phone and/or the words "Call Me" on your card.

Here's Audrey's example

Wow - that is a gorgeous background!  So artistic.

And there's that phone front-and-center. 

Whatever image of a telephone you have (or not!) creating a card fitting the title "Call Me" and link it up here...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 12 - Ad Inspired

Today I’m bringing you an ad inspired challenge with this gorgeous photo from the Bombay Company.
I love the pop of purple in the ad, so I tried to use it in the same way on my card.

Here’s my card.

I tried to stick very closely to the overall look of the ad, but you can use it however you want.

Let the above ad inspire your card, and then link it up here...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Day 11 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Ready for your Sunday Sketch?

Here it is

And the Design Team cards

Beautifully done, Ladies!

And now, if you look above each of their cards, I've provided a direct link to the corresponding posts on their blogs.

Have a great week and meet us back here tomorrow for another challenge.