Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Challenge #212

Welcome to Try Stampin'!  I have a lot to cover today so I am going to jump right in.  Before I show you our photo of the week, I would like to introduce the new members of our design team - Ina GrehanSara LevinSandi Johnson and Connie Walsh.  I am sure you join me in welcoming these talented ladies to our team.

Now for our photo:
A spring-y dessert (lemon cream cheese squares). Thought I would try my hand at some food photography for a change - it looks pretty yummy to me.

Our top three or challenge #210 were by no means unanimous.  There were really great cards and the group was totally divided.  If it is hard for us to pick that is a really good thing - it means you are all great card makers.  So  here they are:

Honourable mention to: 

Just gorgeous, ladies!  Congrats!

This week, our sketch is thanks to Lynda.  
And here are the cards made by our talented team:

Beautiful cards, ladies!  You are one very talented group and I am sure you have inspired our viewers to make cards of their own.  I am very excited to see them.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and have a happy Easter!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Challenge #211

Happy spring to all!  I hope it feels like spring where you are - it sure doesn't here. It is -17 here this morning, brrrr.  Oh well, nothing we can do about it.
Our photo this week is another of Elli, this time with my husband petting her:

There were many wonderful cards entered for challenge #209 and here are the top three as picked by the team.  I am so glad I did not have to make the choices alone:

As I said, all of the cards were very good and all who entered deserve applause.  Congrats to the top three!

Now for this week's sketch, another courtesy of Hillary:
A great sketch with lots of possibilities!  Here are the cards from the team:

What great cards!  And each so different from the rest.  I am sure you will be inspired to create a card of your own based on our sketch.  I am excited to see what everyone comes up with.

One last item of business.....next week I will introduce the new members of our design team. Four talented card makers have been selected and I look forward to showing you their work each week.  So check back to see who they are.....

Have a great week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Challenge #210

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  And happy birthday to my younger grandson, Ian.  I hope everyone is enjoying a bit of the green today.

Our photo this week is a bit different - a shot of my husband's boot lace.  Needed to do some macro work and this is what I came up with:
(Probably not interesting for everyone but I love the textures in this photo)

The top three for Challenge #208 were very difficult to pick.  We had several great entries and the voting was divided.  Congrats to these three cards and kodos to all of the other entries as well. Great cards from all.

Wow!  Simply amazing, ladies!

Now for this week's sketch....courtesy of Hillary

(we haven't had a square one in quite a long time)

And the inspirations from the team.....

Awesome, team!  I am always amazed at the number of different ideas which come from  a single sketch.  I hope the team has inspired you.  Cannot wait to see  all of your cards.
Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Design Team Call

Have you ever thought you would like to be on a design team.  Here is a chance to join the best team on the web.  I am looking for two or three new designers to join our group.  
If you are interested, please email me at cherylsteve.robinson@shaw.ca  with a link to your blog, and include three examples which best illustrate your style of paper craft. I will be selecting our new designers by March 20th and will let everyone know by then.  I look forward to seeing your work.
Thank you


Challenge #209

Hi all!
I hope everyone is having a great week so far.  It has started to warm up here so I am one happy camper.  Elli and I are finally able to get out for longer walks since I do not have to worry about her ears getting too much cold.  Which brings me to our photo this week.  Elli will be one year old tomorrow and here is the photo from her birthday invitation.  Finn is coming over for a party....
That is her sad, happy, angry, excited face.  Hope she brings you a smile!

Now for our top three from challenge #207:

Great cards, ladies!  All of the entries were awesome and the decision was not an easy one.  Thanks to all who participated this week.

Our sketch this week is another from Sarah C.  
This is such a cute sketch and I can envision lots of great interpretations from it.
Here are the samples from our team:

(two entirely different ideas from one sketch ...by the same designer, wow!)

Beautiful cards, ladies!  You always amaze me with your ideas, and I am sure you inspire our viewers each and every week!

I am excited to see what everyone comes up with for this sketch.  Please post below... and have a great week.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Challenge #208

Good day to all you card makers out there!  I thought I would show you a photo of my daughter's dog after playing with Elli in the snow - just because it makes me smile.
  Hope it has the same effect on you!

Challenge #206 had some absolutely gorgeous cards and it was extremely difficult to choose a top three, but here they are (in no particular order):

Congrats, ladies and a huge thank you to all who participated.  Well done!

Now... on to challenge #208.  Our sketch this week is another courtesy of Sarah C.  
And here are the cards from the team:

Wow!  It is amazing how one sketch can inspire so many different creations.  I am sure that it, and the awesome cards from our team, will inspire you as well.  I cannot wait to see what you come up with.
Have a great week!