Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Challenge #165 - Bugs and Blossoms

Good morning to all!
I hope all is well with you.  As you see, I still have no new background - but it is not from lack of trying.  I am having a hard time getting one created.  I do not know if it is me or my computer but that is my agenda for today - I am not doing anything else until I have one made.  Wish me luck! LOL

Now for our top 3 from Sketch #163:

Gorgeous projects, ladies!  Everyone, please visit their blogs and leave them some love.  
Thanks to all who entered - all of the projects were stunning and the decision was difficult.

Now for our sketch this week - another great one from Sarah!  The twist is BUGS AND BLOSSOMS (but that does not mean you have to use the twist - it is just a starting point if you need some inspiration).  I myself love twists.

Here are the creations from our team:

I am sure that our designers have inspired you with these beautiful creations.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with.
Thanks for visiting us this week.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Challenge #164 - A Sweet Tooth

Hi gang!
Hope you all had a great Easter!  Lots of chocolate and eggs for everyone.
Last week I started posting the top three at the same time as the next sketch.  Since I did not get any negative response, I think I will run with it that way for awhile.  I am taking a photography course in hopes of getting my diploma in professional photography.....and it is a lot of work so combining the posts is a BIG help to me.  On top of doing the course, my portrait business is growing and I find that Wednesday mornings are hectic.  So thanks to everyone for your understanding.

Now for the top three from sketch 162.  Here they are in no particular order:

Way to go, ladies!  Your cards are awesome!

Now for this week's sketch - another from Sarah:
And here are the samples from our talented designers:
(candy made from twine)
(Sweet Bears)
(Who doesn't love cake?)
(A "cool" treat)
(Cupcakes- hooray!)
(Quiet Elegance)
Wow! Our team has outdone themselves.....amazing cards to inspire you!
Now it is your turn.  I cannot wait.
Thanks for visiting us this week.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Challenge #163 - Easter Is Here

Hello again, sorry this is late.  I had a photo shoot to do this morning and it ran long.  The first thing I want to do is announce the top 3 from challenge #161.  I am going to try this format for a while - announcing the top 3 from two weeks previous with the current challenge.  Last week's challenge runs through until midnight.
Please let me know if you like this change or not.
Here are the top 3:

Way to go, ladies! Congrats!

Now for this week's sketch:
And, since this week is Easter, that's the twist.

Here are the inspirations from our designers:

Okay, the ball is in your court.  I am sure our designers have inspired you and I cannot wait to see your creations.
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Challenge #162 - Bunnies and Chicks

Good Tuesday morning!  I am still working on the blog design and hope to have it ready by the end of the week - I am tired of winter and this winter design.
Our sketch this week is another cool one from Sarah C. and the twist (if you choose to use it), with Easter near, is bunnies and chicks.
Here is the sketch:
And the designs from our team:
Now it is your turn to show us what you  create inspired by our sketch and the designs from our talented team.  Please post them below.
**But before I go, I would like to invite everyone to visit Kathy's new blog.  She just joined the blogging world and would like to build up a following.  Just click right here to visit her and remember, you can always sign up to follow.  Please leave her some love.
Thanks to all.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Top 3 For Challenge #160 and Prize Winners

Hello!  First let me say how happy I was at the response last week - it was overwhelming.  I hope you enjoyed visiting the designers' blogs.  I know they appreciate the comments you left.  It was a fun way to welcome spring.  On that note, I guess I better change my blog design to reflect the new season (even if we still have tons of snow on the ground here.  I will have it ready next week.
Now for the good stuff-----here are the top three cards from last week, in no particular order.

Congratulations, ladies.  Beautiful cards from all!

Now for the draw winners........
                         NJ Stamping Queen
                         Sandie L.
Ladies, please email me with your names and addresses so that I can send you your prizes.

Thanks to all for making last week a huge success!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Challenge #161 - Use A Photo

Happy April Fools!  I hope you all have some "pranking" fun today.  
Thanks to all who participated last week.  Tomorrow I will announce the winners of our prizes so stay tuned.  It was a good week and I noticed a whole bundle of you visited not only our site bit the designers' blogs as well.  I am sure you had fun and I am positive we will do it again some time.
Now for this week's sketch:
And the twist is to use a photo (if you want).

Now for the designers' beautiful samples:

Gorgeous, ladies!  Now it is your turn, my friends, to create your own beautiful projects.  Cannot wait to see them!

Have a great crafty week and please check back tomorrow for the top 3 and winners.  Bye for now!