Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Challenge #216

Good Tuesday morning to everyone!  I believe we really have the beginnings of spring here.  Our photo for this week reflects that.  
Our tulips are finally starting to bud and here is a shot from yesterday morning.  Hopefully a sign of spring!

Now on to business.  In case you have not seen, Try Stampin' - Or Not- has started a facebook page, a place for discussions, for you to post your handiwork and an overall friendly crafting community.  You can join our group atTry Stampin' - Or Not- On Tuesday Facebook Group and then you can join in the fun!

Our top 3 for challenge #214 are as follows:



Great work, ladies!  I just love it when I see such varied projects from our sketch!  Way to go, and hats off to each and every entrant.  Your entries are all top notch.

Now, on to this week's sketch - another from Lynda.  
Isn't this a cool one?  I am sure you will all have some fun with it.
Here are the examples our team came up with.  It looks like they had fun:







Wow!  That is all I can think of to say.  Your cards are amazing and I am 100% positive you will inspire some really great creations from our followers.  
Wishing all a great week.
and don't forget to join in the fun on our facebook page.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that our new facebook group is up and running.  Please jump over to:https://www.facebook.com/groups/1624326894466151/ and request to join.  
The group is open to anyone who is interested in card making and crafts.  It is a place where you can post your cards, comment on our challenges and express any ideas you may have which are craft related.  
TRY STAMPIN' is now a social community and I hope you will join in.  All kinds of good things will happen there!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Challenge #215

Good Tuesday morning to you!  I hope you are enjoying a better day weather wise than we are.  It is mixed snow and rain for us today (Ugh) but I guess there is nothing we can do about it.
Our photo for this week is another of our Basset, Elli.  Here she is enjoying a stick (which she is not supposed to have).
She even looks like she knows she is doing something forbidden!

Now for the top three from challenge # 213.  Here they are in random order:



Great job, ladies!  Very cool cards from everyone again this week and it was really hard to choose.  Thanks to all who played along with us.

Our sketch this week is another from Lynda.  This is a really fun one and I am sure you will enjoy creating cards inspired by it.


And here are the designs from the team:





Great cards, team!  All four are so different from one another.  I know you will give our viewers lots of ideas to go from. Cannot wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Oh, before I go, I just wanted to mention our name change.  We are now "Try Stampin' - or Not - on Tuesday.  Too many of you thought that you have to stamp in order to enter a card.  That is not the case.  ALL FORMS of crafting are encouraged.

Thanks for stopping by this week!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Challenge #214

Good morning, everyone.  It appears spring might actually be here now so my photo of the week is representative of that.  We planted tulips for the first time last fall, and they are starting to come up.  Here is a somewhat abstract image of one sprout.

Now, on to our top three from challenge #212.  In random order, here they are:



All the cards this week were, once again, awesome and each and every entrant deserves a pat on the back.  Congrats to the top three!

Our sketch this week is another courtesy of Lynda.
And from the team, here are your inspirations:










Beautiful cards, team!  You ladies leave me in awe every week and I am sure that our followers feel the same way.  I know everyone out there has been inspired to create a card of their own.  Please show us what you make!
Have a great week.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Challenge #213

Good Tuesday morning!  I hope you all had a beautiful Easter with lots of family time.  
Our photo this week is of a little owl we saw in our tree the other day.  He was not much bigger than a coffee mug and he let me get a lot closer than I thought he would.
What a cutie!

Now for our top 3 from challenge #211.  Here they are (in no particular order):



Gorgeous cards, ladies!  I love how everyone sees our sketch in a different way and is inspired to create something unique!  A big thank you to you three and to the other talented card makers who entered this week.  Everyone did such a great job and all of the cards are worthy of merit.

On to our challenge.....Our sketch this week is courtesy of Lynda.  
And here are the creations from the team:






Amazing cards from the team.. and all (once again) so different.  That is what makes us artists -  truly individual vision and imagination!  What is your vision for the sketch?  I cannot wait to see it.  Have a great week, all.


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!