Monday, December 31, 2012

ABC10 ~ New Year Sparkle!

Hi everyone!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday and we'd like to take a moment to wish you and your families a Happy New Year!  And with the new year in mind we have a great challenge for you this week!  (Please Note*  there are no winners this week since we didn't have a challenge last week.  Our next winner's post will be on Jan 7th.)

Each member of our design team has created a challenge for you and for the next few weeks I will be posting their challenge ideas.  This week's challenge was created by Danielle.



'New Year Sparkle'
Create a card using things that are shiny and sparkly.  You can use:  rhinestones, glitter, glitter paper, cording, metallic brads, metallic paper, shiny microbeads, metallic buttons, gold or silver embossing, etc.  Your card can be any theme, just be sure to use something that sparkles.


***There have been some problems with the linky this week and blogger and I'm not sure why.  If you are unabe to link your card just post a link in our comments section and I will enter your card for you.  Thanks!  Patty***

You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total (including this challenge) and please post cards only.  We would love it if you would become a follower of our challenge blog and help us grow! 


Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC10 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!









 
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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all of our blogging friends and your families!  We'll be back on Dec 31st with another challenge!  Have a great week and enjoy the holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

ABC9 Challenge Winners

Good Morning!  We didn't have a real big turn out last week, but I know so many of us are trying to get ready for the holiday.  Remember we are taking this week off and we will be back with our next challenge on Monday Dec 31st.  All of us here at ABC challenges would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Here are the 'Top 3' and 'Winner' cards from last week's challenge.
 
Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Holiday Cards with Paper Piercing' challenge is-
 
 

Tammy, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us in 2 weeks as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.

And here are the 'Top 2' cards- (we only have 2 top cards this week) from our 'Holiday Cards with Paper Piercing' challenge-




# 3 Chan


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'.  They were All Beautiful Cards

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Our Guest Designer ~ May Park

Hi everyone!  We are so thrilled that you stopped by and we hope that you can play along with us this week!  This week we are making 'Holiday Cards with Paper Piercing'. 

Our guest designer for this week is May.  You can see May's winning card here.  Welcome May and thank you so much for being our guest designer!  Her card is amazing!  I love the way she did her paper piercing and the colors are so bright and cheery!  Beautifully done!  Be sure to check out her blog and leave her some love!  



Hello everyone! My name is May Park, and I live in Marina del Rey, California, with my wonderful husband. I’m so honored and thrilled to be a guest designer for ABC challenge this week! Thank you so much for having me.
 
I made my first scrapbook page when I went to the Crop Night at Michael’s in 2010. I’ve been a crafter for over two years and seriously making cards from last year. Now stamping and paper crafts have been part of my life. I’m totally addicted! I love living a creative life which brings me happiness.


If you would like to see more of my creations, please visit my blog at http://mayholicraft.wordpress.com

Please note*- This week the linky collection will be closing earlier due to the holiday.  The linky will close Saturday at 12 noon EST instead of Sunday.   Like usual, I will post the winners on Monday morning Dec 24th and our next challenge will be posted on Monday December 31st.  Our DT is taking the week of Christmas off.  Thanks so much!

To enter your card for our current challenge please see the post below.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, December 17, 2012

ABC9 ~ Holiday Cards with Paper Piercing

Welcome to another weekly challenge here at ABC Challenges.  It's only been a few weeks since we started this challenge blog and we are so excited to have so many of you joining us weekly.  Thank you for helping us grow! 

*Please Note*-This week our challenge entry linky will close on Saturday at 12 noon EST.  I will post the winners on Monday as usual, but our design team will be taking next week off and our next challenge will be posted on Monday Dec 31st.

Each member of our design team has created a challenge for you and for the next few weeks I will be posting their challenge ideas.  This week's challenge was created by Rosie.

'Holiday Cards with Paper Piercing'
Create any Christmas or holiday card you would like using the paper piercing technique.

Just a friendly reminder to everyone that you may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total (including this challenge) and please post cards only.  We would love it if you would become a follower of our challenge blog and help us grow!  ***Please Note***- Our DT members will not be leaving comments for entries that do not follow the rules.  Thanks for your understanding!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC9 for this challenge.  

Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!











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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC8 Challenge Winners

We are so thrilled that so many of you are playing along with us each week and we wanted to say a great big thank you!  We hope you'll continute to play along with our challenges!  Here are the 'Top 3' and 'winner' cards from last week.
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Let it Snow' challenge is-

Kendra, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.

And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from our 'Let it Snow' challenge-

#5 Karen




#26 Kathy


#44 Christine



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

Friday, December 14, 2012

Our Guest Designer- Angie Vallee

Good Morning!  So far there have been so many lovely snow cards this week here at ABC challenges!  'Let it Snow'Create a card using either snow, or snowflakes, or a snowman. 
You can use one or all three if you like, it's up to you.  Show us some snow! We are excited to see so many entries this week and be sure to follow us!  Please see the post below to enter your card in this week's challenge.

Our guest designer for this week is Angie.   You can see Angie's winning card here.  Welcome Angie and thank you so much for being our guest designer for our 'Let it Snow' challenge!  Your card is gorgeous, Angie!  I'm amazed at all the perfect details, beautiful coloring, and such pretty color choice too!  Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love!

 



Hello everyone!!  My name is Angie, or AJ, to some.  I'm so honored and excited to be ABC's guest designer this week!  Thank you so much Patty and the rest of your very talented DT!!

       I'm a nurse and I've been a crafter my entire life.  Paper crafts are my #1 passion!  It's not just something I enjoy doing, it's something I NEED to do!  It has very therapeutic properties for me.  I try to do something creative every day.  My sister Jo and I share this love and we started our blog just 6 short months ago.  If you would like to see more of our creations, please visit our
       blog at yukisgirls.blogspot.com.
 
Thank you so much, Angie!  Remember, there's still time to play along, the linky collection will remain open until Sunday 12 noon EST and to enter your card in our challenge please see the post below.  Have a great day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

ABC8 ~ 'Let it Snow'


Good Morning and welcome to another weekly challenge here at ABC Challenges.  Each member of our design team has created a challenge for you and for the next few weeks I will be posting their challenge ideas.  This week's challenge was created by Ger

 'Let it Snow'
 Create a card using either snow, or snowflakes, or a snowman.  You can use one or all three if you like, it's up to you.  Show us some snow!

This is just a friendly reminder to everyone.  You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total (including this challenge) and please post cards only.  We would love it if you would become a follower of our challenge blog and help us grow!  ***Please Note***- Our DT members will not be leaving comments for entries with more than 10 total challenges, thanks for your understanding!
 
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC8 for this challenge.  

Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!


Jeanette


Jackie

Lela

Danielle 

Rosie

 
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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC7 Challenge Winners

That was a fun challenge last week, and we loved all the holiday bling we saw!  Thank you to all of you for playing along with us!  Here are the 'Top 3' and 'winner' cards from last week.

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

Our 'Winner' is

 
May, 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 on being chosen our challenge 'Winner'.  You are also invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (in numerical order) from our color challenge-




#23 Kevin


#36 Rina

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

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our Guest Designer ~ Kim

Good Morning!  This is a fun challenge this week here at ABC challenges!  Holiday cards with bling!  We are excited to see so many entries this week and be sure to follow us!

Our guest designer for this week is Kim.   You can see Kim's winning card here.  Welcome Kim and thank you so much for being our guest designer for our holiday cards with bling challenge this week!  Isn't here card amazing?  I love the nontraditional colors she used, simply beautiful!

 
Hi, my name is Kim and I'm honored to be ABC's guest DT member this week! Thank you Patty and team!

 I've been scrapping for over 10 years and seriously making cards for about 5.  I grew up in Minneapolis MN and moved to rural MN about 8 years ago.  I have 2 small kiddos who keep me on my toes daily (4yrs and 18 mos).  When they are napping and when my house is quiet at night you can most likely find me in scrapbooking room.

 If you'd like to see more of my work, visit my blog at
 
www.agirlandherstamps.blogspot.com

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

Monday, December 3, 2012

ABC7 ~ Holiday Cards with Bling!

Good Morning and welcome to another weekly challenge here at ABC Challenges.  Each member of our design team has created a challenge for you and for the next few weeks I will be posting their challenge ideas.  This week's challenge was created by Jackie


'Holiday Cards with Bling'
Create any Christmas or holiday card you would like and let's add some bling too!  You can use rhinestone gems or glitter! 

I know our challenge blog is fairly new and we had a big week last week so this is just a friendly reminder to everyone.  You may combine this challenge with up to 10 challenges total (including this challenge) and please post cards only.  We would love it if you would become a follower of our challenge blog and help us grow!  ***Please Note***- Our DT members will not be leaving comments for entries with more than 10 total challenges, thanks for your understanding!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC7 for this challenge.  

Here are a few samples from our new design team to get you started!

Ger 

Rosie

Patty

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 (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.

Now it's your turn!  Show us the cards you've created!

ABC6 Challenge Winners

Good morning!  What an amazing turn out we had last week and all the DT members would like to thank everyone who played along.   We saw lots of holiday cards last week and it sure was fun visiting some new blogs.  Special thanks to you all for making our challenge successful!

 Since we had such a great turn out last week the DT members have decided to have 2 winners this week and 5 top cards.
Here are the 2 'Winners' and 'Top 5' cards from our anything goes challenge.

Click on their names to visit their blogs!


Our 2 'Winners' are (in numerical order)-

#15 Alyce
#90 Angie

Alyce and Angie, be sure to grab the 'Winner' badge for your blogs.   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 our challenge 'Winners'.
 You will both be invited to join us next week as a guest designer.  I will be sending both of you an email shortly with more details about our upcoming challenge.

And here are the 'Top 5' cards (in numerical order) from our anything goes challenge-

# 4 Anita M

 # 20 Alica

# 26 Lis-m

 # 84 BethieJ 

# 88 Donna BMC
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 5' this week.  All our entires were All Beautiful Cards!