Monday, April 30, 2012

Day 61 - Layered

Layering in card making is fun, and looks great, and the word "layered" can refer to lots of things.

In this case I'm talking about layering stamps.  One great way to do this is to stamp an image on top of a background stamp, which is what I did in the card below

Here's a close-up of just the image

I kept the card design simple (as I generally do anyway) and kept most of the detail on the image.  I added red glitter pen to parts of the image to really make them stand out.

You don't have to do it the way I did - you can layer as many stamps as you want however you want to do it, and then link your card up here...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 60 - Super Sketchy Sunday

It's time for another sketch....

And the Design Team examples







Have a great week, Everyone!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Day 59 - All Boy...Sort Of

From the title of this challenge you probably guessed that it’s about creating a card fit for a boy.
But we don’t like it to be that simple, so let’s add the challenging part…
Create a birthday card for a boy, but skip the traditional BLUE color.
Here’s DoBea’s card

Such a great example, and it definitely fits the challenge!
If you know a birthday boy, this is a perfect opportunity to make a birthday card for him, but no blue

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 58 - Color Scheme

Here is today’s color scheme

And Jennifer’s card

This card is so "SWEET!"

The paw prints are a lovely touch.

DoBea does a wonderful job of selecting colors each week, and it's always fun to see what you create to match.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Day 57 - Try a Technique

Is there a crafting technique you always wanted to try, but never have?  How about one you've tried unsuccessfully that you want to try again?  Here is your opportunity...

Select new technique to try (or re-try!) and use it on your card.

Here's Michelle's example

Such beautiful Spring-y card!

And here's what Michelle did

She made a pom-pom with twine, a rolled felt flower, and she also tried a distress glue technique that she got from Split Coast Stampers.  Fun!!

So what about you?  Anything you've thought about trying, but never have?  Now's your chance - and link those cards up here...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Day 56 - Loud

If you like bold, bright and graphic cards, then this challenge is for you...

Have you ever looked at someone's outfit and said, "Now THAT is 'loud'" ?  If you have, then you know what I'm talking about when I say I want to see your cards reflect that idea that something you see can be described that way.

Wendi is sharing a card with us today, and it definitely fits that description in a very good way

Love, love, love!

Usually, to say something is 'loud' in appearance is not necessarily a compliment, but for this challenge if your card fits that description then it is definitely a compliment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Day 55 - On the Fringes

Let's start out with some winners....

Congrats to


You have won the prize from Crimson Cloud.  Please contact me HERE to claim your prize.

And here are last week's Spotlight Designers

Nice work, Everyone!!!

Also, a thumbs up to our Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Caroline T.



Did I miss anyone?  Let me know if you completed all seven challenges, and I'll add your name to this post.

Today's challenge is called On the Fringes because "fringe" is what we're loking for on your cards.  Specifically, we'd like to see FOUR different types of fringe on them.

Here's Audrey's example

You can see some fun and fabulous edges all over the card, and Audrey tucked some lace in behind the "with sympathy" paper - nicely done!

We'll use the term 'fringe' loosely here, so that you can make good use of what you already have on hand, and keep in mind that you create it yourself.

Have fun and get creative with this challenge...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 54 - Black and White Plus Two

Good Morning!

I am bringing you a little sunshine with my card today.  We have had such beautiful weather the past few days,  so I took a photo of my card outside!

Here's the challenge

Create your card using only BLACK, WHITE and TWO other colors.  Otherwise, anything goes.

Here's my card

I'm in a great mood, and I decided to share a card with a sentiment and image to reflect that.

Have a great day, and join me in the fun...

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Day 53 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Hi 365ers and Happy Sunday!!

Here's this week's sketch...

And the fabulous DT cards







Wow, this is one of those sketches that is quite simple in design but inspires such a wonderful variety of cards!!!

You're sure to be inspired by all of these examples.

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Day 52 - Imagine This: The Cinema

What's your idea of fun on the weekend?

Well, when the weather is icky here - we get TONS of rain during the Winter months - and I love going to movies.

So I want to celebrate my favorite weekend activity with a challenge.

Image This: The Cinema

Here's DoBea's example


And with this challenge, anything goes, as long as it fits the theme...

Friday, April 20, 2012

Day 51 - Color Scheme

Here's your Friday Color Combo Challenge

And Jennifer's example

That is a really cool texture in the background!!

And the colors fit the scheme beautifully.

You can use any theme and any design you wish, as long as you incorporate the above color scheme in the card...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Day 50 - So Smart

Hey 365ers - If you haven't checked it out yet, pop over to last Tuesday's post to get the info on the winners from last week!

Today's challenge is to think "School" - I'm talking about using at least one image and one word that are associated with learning.

Here's Michelle's example

I love this - it fits the challenge for sure

This is rather broad and leaves the concept of learning wide open for interpretation.  So have fun with the challenge and link your cards up here...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Day 49 - Getting Inky

Today's challenge is to find at least 2 uses for that stamp pad.  Any color, any type of ink will do.

And you can keep it simple, as I like to do.  Check it out

In this case, I used two different colors of ink, one for the flower stamp and the other to sponge on some red along the scalloped edge of the blue cardstock.

You can use as many ways as you wish, but use at least 2, and get inky with me!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Day 48 - Ad Inspired

Here are your Spotlight Designers from last week

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars

Caroline T.
Mark A.

Way to go!!!

And we have a prize winner from last week's sponsor...

Congrats to

Nancy D!!!!!!

Please contact me HERE to claim your prize.

Today Audrey is bringing you an Ad Inspired Challenge.

Here's the one she chose for us

This is fabulous, I love the grungy look to it!

And here's her card

This is just terrific - especially those giant letters and numbers!

I'm really looking forward to seeing the cards that this ad inspires.  Get creative and link them up here...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Day 47 - White Space

Is it Monday already?
Well I guess that means it’s my turn to share a card J
Today I’m tackling a white space challenge and here’s how it works…
When designing your card, keep all the decorations to the blacked out areas if you can.

Here’s my example

One trick to this type of challenge is to make good use of the inside of your card.  I personally love to use patterned paper inside my cards – it’s a little surprise for the recipient.

If you’ve never tried a white space challenge before, give it a try.  You might be pleasantly surprised by how fun it can be…

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Day 46 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Happy Sketchy Sunday!!!

Here's the sketch, created by our very own Erin Thiem

And here is what the Design Team created based on this fabulous sketch







And our returning sponsor this week is

"Crimson Cloud is a mother/daughter venture - a way to indulge our joint passion of cardmaking and crafting. We only sell products that we have tried, tested and love using. We have developed our own exclusive range of dies cuts, digital stamps, svg files and "Make Your Own Card" kits which reflect our styles of card making - and hopefully yours too!"

The prize winner will receive 3 packs of die cuts!

So play along anytime this week, and you'll be entered into the random drawing for this prize.

Have a great week...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 45 - I've Been Framed

Here's one that's nice and simple...

Frame and image with patterned paper.  Any image, any pattern you wish, but those are the only restrictions.
Here’s DoBea’s card

I just adore that image from Robyn’s Fetish – such a charming little birdie!!
Have a great Saturday, and we’ll meet you back here tomorrow with a sketch…

Friday, April 13, 2012

Day 44 - Color Scheme

Here's our weekly color scheme challenge along with Jennifer's card

Wow, fantastic job with the colors, Jennifer!!
I just love that pop of red.

Give this group of colors a whirl and link up your card here...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 43 - Just a Touch

Happy Birthday to Design Team member Mary!!!!!

Sometimes it's nice to leave an image simple, free of lots of color.

And that's what this challenge is about...

Select an image to add to your card, adding just a touch of color to it.

Here's Michelle's example

There's that bicycle image again, and it's fabulous fit for this card, with just a little color on it.

Any color you want to use is fine, but just add a touch of it to your image.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 42 - Filler 'er Up

I'm not talking about the gas tank :D

This challenge is about taking an image and filling the card with it. 

Today Sunday DTer Rose is filling in for Mary with this fabulous little card

Love that bicycle built for two!

And it sure does fill up the card.

Don't think you have an image big enough for the challenge?  Try downsizing your card to fit the image.  Either way, the image should be the prominent feature of your card.

Fill 'er up and link your card up here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 41 - Cute Critters

Here are last week's Spotlight Designers

And the Weekly Challenge All-Stars
Mark Angel
Caroline Tan

And of course we have a winner of the prize from DRS Designs Week

Congrats to

Jaqueline (aka Crea Jacqueline)!!!!!

Please contact me here to claim your prize.

You can probably guess what today’s challenge is all about…
I love cards that include adorable little animals, bugs, and even imaginary creatures.  For this challenge, we want to see at least two cute critters on your card.
Here's Audrey's example
Beautiful colors!
Looking forward to seeing all the cute critters on your cards...