Friday, November 30, 2012

Day 275 - Color Scheme

We're taking a break from Challenges in Reverse to bring you a Color Scheme challenge.
Here are the colors DoBea picked for us today

And here's Jennifer's take on these colors

Ooooh, spooky fun!
Everywhere I look there are Christmas colors, so it's nice to take a little break from that with these colors.
Have fun with them and link those cards up here...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Day 274 - Thursday Challenge in Reverse

I'm back on task today and ready to bring you another "Challenge in Reverse".
Michelle is up with this card
Love this Clean and Simple beauty!
So let's use that as our inspiration for this challenge.
Create a Clean and Simple card with a 2-color scheme.
What do you think?  Get started on it and link up your card here...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day 273 - Wednesday Challenge in Reverse

Hey 365ers!  I'm afraid I was unable to do my usual post for today for personal reasons (Not to worry, all is well!).  For those who like to play along everyday and were especially disappointed not to find a challenge posted yet, I have good news.
Link up a card with us that you are really proud of -- any card will do.  If you've never linked up a card with us, please do -- we love to see what you are up to in bloggy land and this particular card does not to be inspired by a 365 Cards challenge.
Thank you so much for understanding my unusual circumstances.
~ PAM ~
p.s.  I will be back in front of my computer tomorrow with my regular post. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 272 - Tuesday Challenge in Reverse

And since we're doing things backwards, Yvonne will be sharing her card with us today and Audrey will be up tomorrow...
Here are your


Congrats to all of you, thanks for sharing these wonderful cards with us!!!
Here's is Yvonne's card


For this challenge let's see something Wintry and some Patterned Ribbon Otherise you can use any theme or design you wish.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Day 271 - Monday Challenge in Reverse

I think it's time to shake things up a bit around here and try something new.  So I challenged the Weekly DT to create a card for me to use to design a challenge each day this week.
First up is Eesha, and here's the card she designed

So for this challenge, I will give you 3 trigger words inspired by Eesha's card

Festive, Circle, Green
Use items, images, and words to capture the trigger words above.
For her card, Eesha used the December Days Red and Green digi stamp from Stamp Your Life, which you can check out the entire set HERE.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Day 270 - Super Sketchy Sunday

It's Sunday, but we don't just have a sketch for you, we also have a brand new sponsor!  So let's get started with a sketch from Wendi...



Thanks for another fabulous sketch, Wendi!  And if y'all love her sketches, too, I'm happy to tell ya that she's got several more in the coming weeks :)
And a great big WELCOME to our sponsor
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And one lucky winner will receive the following price package
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Never Give Up Stamp
Laugh Out Loud Stamp
Life Is Good Today Stamp
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Sounds great, doesn't it?  So play along any time this week for your chance (or up to 7 chances) to win this prize...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 269 - Imagine This: Sassy

This is a fun one I do believe...
It's an Imagine This challenge with a theme of "Sassy".
And here's the card that DoBea made

I think my kiddos would love this one, too :)
So whatever 'Sassy' means to you, that should be reflected on your card.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Day 268 - Color Scheme

It's Friday, and I'm thrilled to have Jennifer back with her take on the challenge!
Here are the colors...

And here's Jennifer's card

I think {SWEET} perfectly describes this card!
The color scheme definitely makes me think of sweet and yummy things :)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 267 - Button Up

HAPPY THANSGIVING to all our bloggy friends in the U.S.A.!

This challenge is all about creating a frame on your card using buttons.
There is not just one way to do this, so you can get creative with it.
Here's Michelle's example to get you started
I love this mix of buttons she chose!
You can use a lot or a little, but you must use buttons to frame some aspect of your card.

{On a side note: I accidentally posted Michelle's card a day early - oops!  I just renamed it Day 267 and you can find Yvonne's card under Day 266 now.  My apologies - I think I have turkey and pumpkin pie on the brain}

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day 266 - Just Smile

For this fun challenge, all we're looking for is an image with a
otherwise anything else goes.
Here's Yvonne's example
There are TWO smiles for ya!  And I fully agree about laughter being the best medicine :)
Have a wonderful {smiley} day...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Day 265 - It's a Textural Thing

Here are your Spotlight Designers from last week

Such great cards in the gallery! 
It was great to see some designers back who haven't play along with us in a while.
And we have a winner of the Crimson Cloud prize
Congrats to
R. Meyers!!!
Please contact me HERE to claim your prize.
Audrey is up today with her take on a challenge that's all about a specific texture.  I chose the word "SHAGGY" to describe it.  You can design a card that incorporates a shaggy element, but how you interpret that may be quite different from the way another person interprets that.  Hence the fun of such a challenge!

Here's Audrey's example

That Santa is absolutely charming!
I'm certain that will inspire you, but you can take it any way you want to, and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 264 - Ravishing Ribbon

For this challenge, we're looking for bold, beautiful, shiny, gorgeous ribbon.  Well, it must at least fit the description of "ravishing".
I am jumping back in the line-up for today with this card

Here's another view of the ribbon and a better look at the sentiment

I kept the design simple to make the ribbon the main attraction.  But you can do this any way you want, as long as it includes a ravishing piece of ribbon.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day 263 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here's another sketch from Wendi
And some really outstanding cards from the Sunday DT

Now you get to play along and create a card from this fabulous sketch!
Have a great week...

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 262 - Stampin' Saturday

Happy Birthday to our Thursday designer MICHELLE!!!
And also, I'm so very sorry to have forgotten JENNIFER'S birthday last weekend.  So Happy Belated Birthday wishes for her!
Today's challenge is this
Stamp a background on your card that uses 2 different stamps in 4 different colors.
Here's DoBea's card
Oh I just adore it!
It really puts me in a festive mood.
So stamped background (with 2 stamps) and in 4 different colors.
Think you can do it?  I know you can!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 261 - Color Scheme

So here I am with my take on another Color Scheme challenge, and I must say I had a tough time with this one.
Here are the colors
I think this one is beautiful, but the colors just didn't appear quite this way on my card.
I don't know... epic fail?  I'm happy with the card and I love the color scheme that I was presented with, but I'm not sure if I hit the mark.
Let's see if you can come closer than I did...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Day 260 - All That Glitters

...IS Gold - at least for this challenge.

Sort of ;-)

You need to make gold a dominant color on your card, and add something glittery to it.

That is all.

Here is Michelle's card

Simple perfection.
A lot of gold and a little glitter and you've got the challenge...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Day 259 - Wordy

For this challenge, we want to see you create a "wordy" background any way you like.  It can be done with stamps, patterned paper, stickers or anything you can think of.
Here's Yvonne's example

Wow, this is terrific!  It totally fits the challenge and creates a neat effect.
You can get really creative with this one, and it'll be fun to see what you come up with.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Day 258 - Inkalicious

I don't believe that's actually a word, but it sounded like a fun title for a challenge!
Before I give you the details, I'd like to give a cyber high five to these
Spotlight Designers
Well done!
And now on to today's challenge...
Use the same stamp in at least 3 different shades of ink.
Here's Audrey's snowflake and snowman creation
And she's got several snowflakes stamped in several colors - perfect :-)
You can do this any way you'd like, with any theme, but you must use one stamp with at least three different shades of ink.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 257 - Blank Slate

For today's challenge, you need to create a card that is open-ended.  It needs to be versatile with no distinctive theme so that it is ready to go for any occasion.  This also means no sentiment. 
Here's Eesha's example

Beautiful and ready to go.
A big thank you to Eesha, who came up with this challenge.  It's a wonderful idea to have cards on hand that are ready to go, so you can always add some more distinctive embellies and a specific sentiment.
Let's inspire one another with some great cards that are a blank slate!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Day 256 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Today's Sunday Sketch is brought you by WENDI

I adore her sketch-making style, and the DT loved it, too!
Here are their takes

And back to sponsor us this week is Crimson Cloud.
Come on back all week long and find some scrappy inspiration with us...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Day 255 - Setting the Scene

Happy Saturday!
Today's challenge is to "set the scene" by creating an indoor scene.  The one requirement is that you must use at least ONE STAMP.
The theme is entirely up to you.
Here's DoBea's example

Ahhh, lovely, and she's getting into the Christmas spirit. 
Whatever theme you decide on, be sure to set the scene keeping it indoors with at least one stamp.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 254 - Color Scheme

Ready for your Friday Color Scheme?
Here it is

And here's my take

This particular group of colors was definitely a challenge for me!  I'm pleased with how it turned out, though.
What do you think?  Give them a whirl and link your cards up here...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Day 253 - Thrift Thursday

We all like to save a little money, right?  And despite the fact that I am personally tempted (quite often, I'm afraid!) to buy, buy, buy at the craft store, I like to sort through my stash and pull out some old favorites.
Today's challenge is all about saving money and using what you have.  So on this card, we're looking for two specific items:
1) Something you got an amazing deal on
2) Something you have had in your stash for at least a year
Otherwise, anything else goes.
Here's Michelle's example

She's got some patterned paper and stickers that qualify for the challenge to make up this adorable card.
This is a great excuse to sort through what you already have and you just might be surprised with what you find.