Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 214 - Super Sketchy Sunday

We've got a fabulous sponsor, a fun sketch and some talented new designers to announce today, so let's get started...
 
I would like to welcome our new Sunday designer
 
 
our new Monday designer
 
 
and our new Wednesday designer
 
 
We're so glad to have them on the team!!

We'll get to know them better when they officially begin their term next week.
 
Here's today's sketch


And the Design Team cards featuring stickers from this week's sponsor

 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I am such a fan of this company and so thrilled to have them sponsoring us this week.
 
Click on the image below to hop on over to their blog

 
And if you don't already know this, our very own Rose is a designer for E.A.D. Designs and Wendi was a Sept GDT!
 
So come on back any time and join us, and you just might win a terrific prize from them...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 213 - Thinking In Fourths

Interesting title, huh?
 
Well this challenge is all about breaking your card up into sections.  It needs to be in FOUR parts, ant way you'd like.
 
Here's what DoBea created


That is so cool - I just love how it looks with that image!

And guess what??
I have a card posted for that Guest Design spot, so check out the winner {HERE}.
 
See you back here tomorrow for a new sponsor and a sketch...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 212 - Color Scheme

Here are your Friday colors...
 
 
And Jennifer's card
 
 
Wow, love this!!
 
Gorgeous card to go with a gorgeous color scheme.
 
You still have a few hours to get those cards link up for a chance at a guest spot for Day 210...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 211 - Let's Make Some Noise


Okay 365ers, here's your challenge...
 
Add at least two items to your card that make noise.  It counts of the items make noise together.
 
Here is Michelle's card
 
 
Cute, cute, cute!!
 
Those adorable charms will certainly make a little noise together :-)
 
By the way, I was so proud of myself for getting the Spotlight Designers posted and then I realized I never actually updated the post!  But I have now, and you can check out that post HERE.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 210 - Surprise Guest Spot

Hey 365ers, I'm throwing up a surprise guest spot today!!
 
As we prepare for a transition with new DT members coming on board, I thought this would be fun to do.
 
So here's how it works...
 
1) If you happen to already own digi stamps by our sponsor, Paper Pretties, then share a card or project here - it can be old or new.
 
2) If you don't own any digi stamps by the sponsor, create a project using this Card Recipe
 
{INGREDIENTS}
 
4.25 x 5.5 card
1 Stamped image (digi or rubber)
5 buttons
3 different ribbons
1 patterned paper
Sentiment
 
You have until Friday, September 28th, 11:59 PM EST to submit a card for consideration.
 
Any cards linked up after this date will still be considered for Spotlight Designer; the deadline is only for the guest spot.
 
There will be two winners, one from each category!
 
So get crafty and link those cards up here...

***UPDATE***

We had some wonderful cards linked up for the Card Recipe, and it was sure hard to pick one, but I just love the soft beauty of this card by Adrienne

 
Isn't that lovely?
 
Thanks, Adrienne, for designing this card and sharing it with us!
 
If you still want to create a card for this challenge, you have time and you will be considered for a Spotlight Designer spot.
 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 209 - Color Me Purple

Today's challenge is to use at least THREE shades of purple on your card.
 
You can use more than that, but you must include at least three shades.
 
Here's Audrey's example

 
Love that adorable mouse image!!
And there are definitely several shades of purple on her card.
 
And I'm doing things in reverse order today...
 
 
 
 
Gail S.
Caroline T.
 
Did you notice that both Gail and Caroline get a Spotlight Designer spot for Day 204?  These all-stars are the only ones who attempted to complete the challenge combo and they did a fabulous job so they both get a shout out :)
 

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 208 - Imagine This: Falling Snow

I know some of you are experiencing warm weather, but we are definitely feeling a chill in the air where I live.
 
So I'm starting to think about snow and cold.  And that's what this challenge is all about...
 
It's an Imagine This challenge, and the theme is Falling Snow.
 
Whatever this makes you think of, let it inspire your card design.
 
Here's Erin's example

 
And here's a look at the inside
 

 
Oh, I just adore this card, inside and out!  The white polka dots in the background definitely remind me of falling snow.
 
An Imagine This challenge is really wide open to interpretation, so just let the creative juices flow and design a card that fits the theme for you.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day 207 - Super Sketchy Sunday

 
It's time for your weekly sketch and a sponsor
 
Here's the sketch
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Welcome back to our sponsor this week
 
 
We'll feature digi image from Paper Pretties on our cards all week, so come on back and play along anytime this week!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day 206 - Teeny Tiny

I just love to see adorable little stamps and embellishments on card, and I just knew that DoBea would be able to create a fabulous and inspirational card creation for us.
 
Here are the specifics of the challenge...
 
{Use 3 teeny tiny items on your card}
 
As promised, here's DoBea's example
 
 
Oh there are several cute little things on there!
 
You know you've got something in your stash, so dig around and use at least 3 teeny tiny somethings on your card for this challenge.
 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 205 - Color Scheme

Here we go with another color scheme to play with.
 
Here are the colors
 
 
Ooooh, love this muted color scheme!  And here's what Jennifer came up with

 
Gorgeous - beautifully subtle!
 
Have fun playing with these colors...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 204 - Challenge Combo

It's that time again when we look back at the last three month's worth of challenges and select one from June, one from July, and one from August to create a unique challenge of your very own.  So look throught the last few months and pick any three to create your challenge combo.
 
Here is Michelle's card

 
Here are the challenges she chose:
 
* June D108 Little Girl 16June12 - 3 images/items that you consider “girly” (heart brad, girl charm, girl stamp).

* July D145 Overlap 23July2012   - every element on your card overlapping at least one other item on the card.

* August D181 Gotta Have it 28Aug2012 - an image that makes you think, I need to have that right now (washi tape).
 
Fabulous!!
 
You are welcome to use the challenges that Michelle chose, or go back and browse the past three months and come up with your own.
 
I can't wait to see what you come up with...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 203 - It's What's on the Inside...

...That counts for this challenge, but I'll get to that in a moment.

I have some other things to take care of first.





Caroline Tan
and
Studio Sara
 
And here's the winner of the prize from Crimson Cloud
 
Congrats to
 
Bella G.!!!!
 
Contact me {HERE} to claim your prize.
 
Now for a challenge where what is on the inside should contain more than what's on the outside.  And you must include patterned paper and a sentiment on the inside of your card.
 
Here's my example
 
 
Here's a close-up of the window
 
 
And a look at the inside
 
 
It was tough to photograph this particular card design, but I think you get the idea.  You don't have to put a window on yours, but you do need to put more on the inside, including patterned paper and a sentiment.
 
Have fun...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 202 - White Space

Just popping on briefly to share today's challenge with you.
 
It's a White Space challenge, and you know what that means...
 
Use this sketch as your guide

 
And keep all decorations limited to the blacked out areas on your card.
 
Here's Audrey's example
 
 

Beautifully simple, and it fits the sketch!
 
I will be back on later this evening to further update this post...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 201 - Flagged

For this challenge, I'm not referring to state/country flags, but rather anything you might attach to a stick or piece of string.
 
These are very popular in the crafty world, and super cute, so I think we need to use them on our cards!
 
Here's Erin's example
 
 
 
This is a fabulous "non-card" project from Erin.  She went with more of a pennant banner, so you can see that you are not restricted to a traditional flag design.
 
If you want you can use words and/or images on your flag, or leave it blank.
 
The important thing is that you include at least one on your card or project and link it up here...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 200 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's your weekly sketch

 
And the Design Team cards
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you have considered applying for a Design Team spot, you have until tonight to get those apps in!
 
Have a great week...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 199 - Five for Fall

Autumn is just around the corner, and I can't wait to see the leaves change color.
 
Today's challenge is to use FIVE items - a mix of colors, images, patterns, etc. to create a Fall-themed card.
 
Here's DoBea's example
 
 
Oh my - that is absolutely gorgeous!!
 
Such a classy card, and perfect with its Fall-themed images and colors.

I hope you're having a lovely weekend - come on back tomorrow for our weekly sketch...