Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Challenge #293

Hi. everyone!  Glad you are here.
I hope you are enjoying our "pre-holiday" extravaganza.  I noticed participation is down - but maybe everyone is just plain busy. At least, I hope that is the case.  Remember, you do not have to enter a holiday card, we are just doing this to jump start everyone on their Christmas plans.

We are skipping the photo section of our post - I simply have no new winter photos and do not want to bore you with an old repeat.  In fact, I am thinking of eliminating that segment of our weekly post.

On to the top cards from challenge #291.  Here they, in no particular order:

Congratulations on the great cards, ladies!  Thanks to all who [played along.

Our challenge this week has an optional technique: a touch of fabric.  Use it or not - it is up to you.
This fun sketch is again courtesy of Kaylin.

Here are the examples from the talented team:

Wow!  Great examples.  I so want to thank our dedicated team for all the effort they put into this blog.  I am grateful for all they do ---and I am sure you all are as well!

As always, this challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter below or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Contest Time!!

Post your answers in the comment section below or on our  Facebook page and a winner will be chosen October 22nd.
Hope you have some fun with this!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Challenge #292

Hello!  Glad to see you here. I hope you are enjoying our "Getting Ready For The Holidays" month and that you are having some fun.
Our photo this week is another from the archives as we are still experiencing gorgeous weather here.  
Cardinals remind me of Christmas at my aunt's in Ohio.  She had numerous cardinal ornaments around the house during the holidays.

On to our top three from challenge #290( in random order):

Congrats, ladies!  And a big "thank you" to all who played along.

Now for this week's sketch:
Optional theme: Tag Along

And here are the inspirational samples from the team:

Awesome cards!  And very inspirational.  I am sure our viewers will want to play along with this challenge.  If we get more than 10 entries, there will be a random drawing for a prize.  (remember you have two weeks to complete your card).  So let's all have some fun.

And don't forget to check our Facebook page tomorrow for the winner of our trivia contest.
Happy crafting!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Christmas Trivia

OK, everyone.....I told you to check back today for the first of our holiday fun.  Here it is - a little trivia contest.
Simply choose your answers and submit them in the form of a comment to this post and we will choose a winner next Tuesday from all of those who enter here or on our Facebook page.

Let's all have a little fun!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Challenge #291

Welcome to our pre-holiday month.  We wanted to help you get ready for the holiday season which is ahead of us so we are devoting all of October to "everything  for the holidays".  There will be contests, recipes, hints, and of course, lots of cards to get everyone in the mood to create their Christmas cards.

I do not really have any holiday photos so perhaps something wintry will have to do.
Snow on a feeder - just to get us in the mood.

On to our top cards for challenge #289.  Before I show you, I once again want to remind you that when you link your card, make sure it is to your blog or wherever you post your cards.  There is an adorable card which was linked back to our blog so I have no way of including it in our top three.   
Here are the top three:

Very nice, ladies!  Congratulations and thanks to all who played along.

Our challenge this week, as I mentioned, begins our get-ready-for-the-holidays month.  The sketch is courtesy of Kaylin and the optional technique is weaving .  
And here are the samples from our team:

I am pretty sure these examples should put you in a holiday mood and I cannot wait to see what you come up with.  Remember, our contest runs for two weeks and you can enter below (using the linky) or on our Facebook page.  Happy creating, all!

P.S.  check back on Friday for a little something special.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Challenge #290

Hi, everyone!
Before I get started on our usual fare, I wanted to let everyone know that October is going to be special around here.  We are holding a "Getting Ready For The Holidays" month ----all month.  There will be contests, special themes, a blog hop, and all kinds of fun stuff.  So, please, come back often during October (and, hint, NOT just on Tuesdays) for a month full of fun!

Now for our regular Tuesday "stuff"...
Our photo this week shifts gears to an autumn activity in North America - football.  Here is a photo of my grandson running the ball.

On to our top three from Challenge #288; here they are in random order.

Cool cards, ladies!  And thanks to all who entered.

Now for our challenge this week.....
Optional theme: The Holidays are Coming
And here are the designs from our team:

Our designers have provided the inspiration..now the rest is up to you.  As always, you have two weeks to enter and you can use the linky below or post on our Facebook page.
Happy card making, all!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Challenge #289

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.  
As always, we start with a photo ....
Now, this is why e plant sunflowers! I love watching the birds eat the seeds.

Now for our top cards from Challenge #287 (in no particular order):

Beautiful, ladies!  I especially love all of the patterns used by everyone this week.  Congrats to you and thank you to all who played along.

And for what everyone is waiting for.....our sketch for this week:
And the optional technique: use die cuts

Here are the designs, sure to inspire, from our team:

Aren't these awesome cards? Aren't you inspired?  Aren't you anxious to get out your "stuff" and start to create?  I cannot wait to see what you come up with!
Remember, all,  our challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter using the linky below  or by posting on our Facebook page.  Happy crafting!