Monday, January 28, 2013

ABC14 ~ Valentine's Day

Good Morning!  We enjoyed seeing all of your birthdady cards from last week's challenge and we hope you'll join us again this week for another fun challenge and today's challenge is an easy one!

'Valentine's Day'
Create a Valentine’s Day card for someone special.  
  You can create any Valentine's Day card you would like. 

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC14 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our design team to get you started!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!








Inside of Jeanette's card-


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!

ABC13 Challenge Winners

WOW, what a great turn out we had last week!  There were lots of amazing birthday cards.  Thanks so much for playing along with us!  Here are our winners from last week's challenge-
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Happy Birthday Challenge' challenge is-

Anita, 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 later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 


And here are the 'Top 3' cards (we have 4 this week) (in numerical order)-












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, January 25, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Samantha

Hi everyone!  I apologize for posting this later than I usually do.  I haven't been feeling well the past few days and this cold seems to have gotten the best of me.  It's no fun being sick on my birthday.  The good news is that we are having an amazing turn out this week thanks to all of you, but there's still time to play along and I'd like to introduce you to our guest designer this week, Samantha. 

You can see her winning card here.  Welcome Samantha and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 

Here's Samantha's birthday card for this week's challenge.  Your card is beautiful, Samantha and I really like how crisp and clean it is and the colors you chose are perfect together.  The layered butterflies are so pretty and your birthday card is sure to brighten someone's birthday!  If you have time stop on by and visit Samantha's blog!



Hi everyone I am very honoured to be a guest designer with ABC challenges. I am married to the best guy in the world funny, thoughtful, understanding and loving are just a few of his qualities, but best of all he is my best friend, we have been married 2½ years and together 9 years. My son just turned 16 last week, I have several animals ( Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Chickens, Ducks and Geese, I have a passion for cooking and baking and make fresh bread, cakes, Jam and all sorts.
I LOVE to craft and have done for years,  I started paper crafting about 7 years ago all kinds of paper crafts, but 5 years ago I was offered a job in a craft shop by my now best friend.. I love my job...  I like to try a variety of styles however I made a resolution this year to try more C&S cards so thought I would make another one for this fabby challenge.

Thank you so much, Samantha!  Remember, there's still time to play along, 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, January 21, 2013

ABC13 ~ Birthday Cards

Hi everyone!  Thank  you to all of our new followers, it's so exciting watching our challenge blog grow!  Our first inspiration challenge was great and the cards were beautiful.  Thank you for playing along with us! 
'Happy Birthday'

Today is one of our DT members' birthday!  Happy Birthday, Lela!  And this week is also my birthday, my husband's birthday, and my youngest daughter's birthday.  She will turn 4 in a few days.  So I thought it might be fun to make some birthday cards this week.  You can create any birthday card you would like. 

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC13 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our design team to get you started!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!
 




Jeanette

inside of Jeanette's Card-


Rosie

inside of Danielle's card-


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!

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!

ABC12 Challenge Winners

The cards from last week's challenge were awesome!  I loved the white with the touch of red and all the snowy cards!  Thank you so much for playing along with us, it's so fun to see and visit your blogs each week!  Here are our winners-
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Inspiration Challenge' challenge is-



Karen, 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 later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 


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

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, January 18, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Wendy

Hi all!  Don't you just love this week's inspiration photo?  The cards so far have been amazing! 

Our guest designer for this week is Wendy and you can see her winning card here.  Welcome Wendy and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 

Here's Wendy's card.  Your card is gorgeous, Wendy and what a lovely inspiration!  I love all the white and the touch of red with your bird is simply beautiful!  Your bow, gems and pretty embossing are perfect.  Be sure to stop by and visit Wendy's blog!


"Wendy Fraser aka Papersniffer"

My name is Wendy and I'm a stay at home mum of one living in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.  I've always been creative, most of my childhood was spent with pencils and felt pens, and that really hasn't changed, only now I use Promarkers!  I'm always on the look out for new techniques to try and love nothing more than getting inky.

Thank you so much, Wendy!  Remember, there's still time to play along, 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, January 14, 2013

ABC12 ~ An Inspiration Challenge

Good Morning!  What a wonderful turn out we had last week and the clean and simple cards were beautiful!  Thank you for playing along and making last week's challenge so fun! 

Today I'm welcoming you to our very first inspiration challenge!  I love this photo; it's so pretty with the snow on the trees and the red cardinal.  There are so many possibilities with this inspiration photo!   


'Inspiration Challenge'
This is an easy challenge this week.  Simply create a card using the photo above as your inspiration.  You can create Valentine's Day cards, red and white cards, white cards with a touch of red, snowy cards, cards with trees, winter themed cards, etc.

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 ABC12 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our design team to get you started!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!












Rosie is taking a break this week.

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!

ABC11 Challenge Winners.

Thank you so much for playing along with our clean and simple challenge last week.  We enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing all the lovely CAS cards.  Clean and simple cards are my very favorite cards so I especially enjoyed last week's challenge.  It wasn't easy to choose our winners this week, but here they are!
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Clean & Simple' challenge is-

#62 Samantha


Samantha, 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 later with more details about our upcoming challenge. 

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








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, January 11, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Tammy

Good Morning!  We hope you are enjoying this week's Clean & Simple challenge.  We'd like to say thank you to all of our new followers, it's exciting watching our challenge blog grow and thank you for helping us along. 

Our guest designer for this week is Tammy and you can see her winning card here.  Welcome Tammy and thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! 

Here's Tammy's card.  Her card is a wonderful Clean & Simple card, I love the stamping she has on her card and the colors she chose to use.  It's sooooo pretty Tammy!  Be sure to stop by and visit Tammy's blog! 




Greetings from Calgary AB Canada! I am really excited to be a guest designer with ABC challenges.  I am a happily married WAHM and we have a lovely 3 yr old named Riley who is my inspiration.  We also have 2 pound puppies Pickles (pug) and Tonka (bijon). 

I have been scrapping for about 8 years now.  I started first with Scrapbooking, then on to cards and now I have joined the SMASHbook bandwagon and having such a great time creating in a variety of mediums.  I don't have any particular style unless eclectic is one.  I tend to create depending on my mood or the products that I work with.  Some of my faves are 6x6 paper packs, lots of ribbon, my spellbinders and bling.  There is always so many embellishments to choose from out there, it's hard to narrow it down. :)  I love surfing the internet and blogs looking for inspiration. 

Besides crafting I also enjoy traveling, country music and have a serious Diet Coke addiction.  I hope you will stop by my blog
http://tampatha.wordpress.com and say hello.  Don't forget to leave a link to your blog so I can visit you as well.

Thank you so much, Tammy!  Remember, there's still time to play along, 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, January 7, 2013

ABC11 ~ Clean & Simple Cards

Hi everyone and welcome to our first challenge for the New Year and with that we have also have a new look, hope you like it!  This week we have a fun challenge for you!  Each member of our design team has created a challenge for you and this week's challenge was created by Jeanette.


'Clean & Simple Cards'
This week we are creating Clean & Simple cards.  Your cards should be quick and easy to make, have lots of open, uncluttered space, and you’ll want to avoid using any advanced techniques.  You can create any CAS card you would like.


***If by chance there is a problem with the linky this week and you are unable to enter your card simply post a link in our comments section and I will try to 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 ABC11 for this challenge.   Here are a few samples from our design team to get you started!  Be sure to click on their names and visit their blogs!




Inside of Jeanette's card-
 





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!

ABC10 Challenge Winners!

We hope you had a great start to the new year and thank you for playing along with us last week.  We loved all the sparkle we saw last week, what amazing entries!  Here are the 'Winner' and 'Top 3' cards from last week.
 

Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'New Year Sparkle' challenge is-

 
 
Wendy, 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 'New Year Sparkle' challenge-
 





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