Monday, July 29, 2013

ABC38 'Use Up Scraps'

We have a fun challenge for you this week!  Ever wonder what to do with all your paper scraps?  I bet you have them in a box or drawer somewhere.  Well, this challenge will have you digging up those scraps and putting them to use!  We can't wait to see what you create!

I have a special announcement this week!  We are welcoming Sarah to our design team.  Sarah will be staying with us until the end of August.  Welcome, Sarah and thank you so much for joining us.  We are honored to have you with us!  Be sure to visit Sarah's blog- Sarah Stone Creations.
  
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Hi, I'm Sarah. I'm so excited to be part of this design team! I've been trying to improve my card-making technique, so being asked onto ABC Challenges DT is really an honor!

I was raised in Ohio, then in college I studied German in Berlin, which is where I met my husband. He is from Alabama, so we moved there after we got married in 2004. We moved to Wisconsin in 2010 when my husband found work here, and we're still here. I have 3 children, ages 6, 4, and 1, two girls and a boy.

My mom got me into scrapbooking when I started college, and I still scrapbook all my pictures. I have always made homemade cards, but I really got into it when I started consulting for Close To My Heart.


In addition to scrapbooking and stamping, I also like to read, crochet and knit, cook, and watch TV with my hubby.  But the most important part of my life is God and his Son, my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  He saved me from my sins by his blog when I was little, and I am eternally grateful and can't wait to spend eternity with him in heaven.  I love my church and family and try to serve at church in any way I can.

If you like challenges, come check out my Close To My Heart color dare blog, colormyheartcolordare.blogspot.com

ABC38 'Use Up Scraps'

Create any card using up some of your paper scraps or designer series paper scraps.
 

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC38 for this challenge.   Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!

 


 
 


 
 

A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC37 Winners

Good Morning!  Thank you to all of you who played along with us last week!  The 'Double Embossed' challenge was fun and I'll definitely be doing some more heat embossing on my cards.  Here are our winners for last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Doubly Embossed' Challenge is-


Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

Our 'Top 3' card winners are-
(listed in numerical order)
Click on their names to visit their blogs!





 
Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!
 
We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-

#5 Janis


Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Meet our Guest Designer ~ Vivi

Good morning!  Our guest designer this week is, Vivi and you can see her winning card found here.  Vivi made this beautiful, double embossed card for our challenge this week.  Be sure to stop by and visit her blog, she does such lovely work!  Her blog is 'Handmade by Vivi'.  We hope you can come play along with us!

 


My name is Vivi Casale, I`m 45 yo, married with no children and live in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I`m in paper crafting for about 10 years now and it all started with quilling technique.. I just could not believe what could be done with 3mm of stripes of papers..  I got crazy about it till I find out the world of rubber stamping...  fell in love immediately...  and now  cant live without my copic makers and my stamps...  just love to make a card!! and love how it can bright someones day!! 
I`m totally thrilled to be chosen for the Guest Designer, what an honor, and I hope to inspire you in this challenge! 

Thank you so much!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 22, 2013

ABC37 - Doubly Embossed

After taking last week off we are back in swing with a new challenge this week at 'ABC' Challenges.  The challenge this week is technique based - we want to see your Beautiful Cards made with two types of embossing (Doubly Embossed).

Adding texture through embossing is a great technique to use.   We thought it would be fun to challenge you a bit and ask you to use both on your cards this week.  What we would really like to see is your cards using both dry (texture) and wet (stamped and heat set) embossing.  But if that doesn't work for you then please use two different types of dry embossing patterns on your card.  We'll be happy with that as well. 

Here's some fabulous inspiration from our Design Team.  Click on their names to visit their blogs: 

 
Dry embossed and Ink Embossed :)
 
Went for a Christmas card again! Used a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and used some Frantage powder on the tree.  That stuff is of the devil I tell ya, every time I snuck up on it with my heat gun it still all blew away lol
 
Posted early!  Leaving for convention in the morning!! :) The second layer is dry embossed and the bicycle is heat embossed!!  Great challenge, Danielle!
 
 


A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

Monday, July 15, 2013

ABC36 Winners

Just a reminder that we are taking a break this week and we will be back next week on July 22nd with another fun challenge. 

The Christmas cards from last week's challenge were all so cute!  We enjoyed seeing so many holiday cards plus it's great to get a head start on making them early.  Here are our winners from last week.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
The 'Winner' for our 'Christmas in July' is-


 
Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (listed in numerical order)-

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

#4 Shelly Schmidt



#17 Janine



#32 Doreen
 

Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!
 
We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
#33 Meg
 
 
Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

There's still time to play along!

Good afternoon!  Our guest designer for this week, Lacey wasn't sure if she'd be able to make a card for us so I went ahead and made one.  Our challenge this week is 'Christmas in July 'and you are welcome to create any Christmas/Holiday card you'd like. 

 
 
Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 8, 2013

ABC36 'Christmas in July'

Good morning!  What an amazing week we had with our last challenge.  I think that was our biggest turn out yet!  Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you'll join us again this week for our Christmas challenge.
 
Next week we will be taking our summer break so I will be posting our winners from this challenge on Sunday, July 14th, but our next challenge won't be posted until the following week on Monday, July 22nd. 

ABC36 'Christmas in July'
It's never too early to begin working on our holiday cards, right?  This week you can make any Christmas/Holiday card you'd like.
 
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC36 for this challenge.   

Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs! 


  Ger

 

 Lela



A few things to remember-

--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC35 Winners

What an amazing turn out we had last week and we'd like to give a special thank you to our new followers!  We enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing all the wonderful cards you have been making.  It was sooo hard this week to pick our winners, you certainly don't make it easy for us :)  Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
The 'Winner' for our 'Anything Goes' challenge is-


 
Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

Our 'Top 3' card winners are- (we had so many entries last week so we decided to pick 5 'top 3' cards) and those winners are (listed in numerical order)-

Click on their names to visit their blogs!
 

 
 
 
Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!
 
We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
 
Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Guest Designer ~ Shelby

Shelby is our guest designer this week.  You can see Shelby's winning card here.  She made this gorgeous card for our anything goes challenge.  I love anything goes challenges because it really gives you the chance to be creative like Shelby did!  I love the beautiful image, pearls, and quote on her card!  Thank you so much, Shelby!  Be sure to stop by and visit her blog Color of Happy.

Shelby

Hi everyone!   I live with my family in beautiful Colorado.  I picked up my first copic marker in mid 2010, and I'm now a self confessed addict of all things Copic (and paper too if I'm being hones). I'm fortunate now to be a full-time SAHM now and I definitely love creating and playing with paper, markers and stamps more than my previous real job!  I currently teach multiple Copic workshops/classes at my LSS and truly enjoy seeing the students become passionate about their coloring and discover what they are capable of creating.
 
Thank you so much!  Remember, there's still time to play along with our challenge this week, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST.  To enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 1, 2013

ABC35 'Anything Goes'

Hi everyone and thanks so much for stopping by for our challenge this week!  This week is an easy one and we hope you will all play along and invite your friends too!  We can't wait to see what you all create! 

ABC35 'Anything Goes'
 
Yep, it's time for another 'Anything Goes' challenge!  Share with us what you are working on, remember we are a 'cards only' challenge blog!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC35 for this challenge.  
 
Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 Lela
 

A few things to remember-
 
--Challenges are limited to cards only.
--You may enter up to 3 times, but please make a new card for each entry.
--You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total.
--Please link this challenge within your blog post.
--When uploading please link your blog post entry, not your blog URL/address.
--No back linking, please make a new card for this challenge.

--In order to be chosen a 'Winner' or 'Top 3' you must follow the posted challenge and our blog challenge rules posted above.

Be sure to grab our blog challenge badge (at the top left sidebar) and become a follower.

When entering the challenges please be sure to use your correct email address since that is the email I will be using to contact the winner about being a guest designer.

ABC34 Winners

We had a wonderful turn out for our color challenge last week!  Thank you to everyone who played along!  Here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs and be sure to play along with us again this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge.

The 'Winner' for our 'Red, White, & Blue' color challenge is-
 
Hunter 8 1
 
Congratulations!  Be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations again on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us  as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email later today with more details about our upcoming challenge.
 
Our 'Top 3' cards listed in numerical order are-
 
 
 

 
Be sure to grab the 'Top 3' badge for your blog.  You will find it on the left hand side bar and please link the badge back to this blog.  Thanks for playing along and congratulations on being chosen within the 'Top 3'.  They were All Beautiful Cards!

We now have a Facebook Favorite!  I'll be posting our weekly Facebook Favorite here in our weekly winners post.  You are welcome to follow us on Facebook, our page can be found here.
 
Our Facebook Favorite for this week is-
 

Be sure to grab your Facebook Favorite badge from the left hand side bar and please link it back to our challenge blog.  Would you like to be our Facebook Favorite next week?  All you need to do is play along with our challenges and we could feature your card next!