Friday, June 28, 2013

Guest Designer ~ Kate

Our guest designer this week is, Kate and you can see her winning card here.  Kate made this darling red, white, and blue card!  Isn't it sweet?  Thank you so much, Kate and be sure to stop by and visit her blog Downrightcrafting.




Kate
 
Hi my name is Kate, I have been crafting all of my life in one way or another and was introduced to the land of blog by a very good crafting friend.  A little timid at first it did not take me long to find my feet and to start entering all the fabulous challenges.  I found copics three years ago and have never looked back, a year ago,  I attended my Copic Certification Class to become a Copic Certified Designer.  I am thrilled to be a DT member on several challenge site along with being the Social Media and DT co ordinator for the Hobby House, and so pleased I was asked to be a GDT for 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, June 24, 2013

ABC34 Red, White, & Blue

Good Morning!  This week we have a fun color challenge for you and since the 4th of July is next week we decided to go with some patriotic colors, but feel free to make any card you'd like using these colors.  We can't wait to see what you all create! 



ABC34 Color Challenge 'Red, White, & Blue'
 
Create any card using the colors:  red, white, and blue.  I used Stampin' Up! colors as a reference, but if you do not have these colors just use the closest colors you have.  We want everyone to be able to play along!

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC23 for this challenge.  
 
Below are our design team cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs! 
 
I wanted to take a minute to let you all know that one of our Design Team members, Jan will be leaving us.  Jan, I want to personally say thank you for all of your hard work and for all of your help.  And, thank you for the beautiful cards you made for us each week, you do such lovely work and you have certainly been an inspiration to us!  Jan made one last card for our color challenge this week and it's super cute, love that adorable image!  Be sure to come back and visit us often, Jan.  We will miss you!
 

 
  
 
 
 
 
 Lela
062413 Red, White and Blue
 
Here's my red white & blue creation for this week....geez this was hard since I have nothing Patriotic but flowers & butterflies are always pretty too :-)

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.

ABC33 Winners

WOW, the summer themed cards from our last week's challenge just blew us away!  We has a hard time choosing our winners this week!  Thanks so much for playing along with us and here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!
The 'Winner' for our 'Summer' 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' cards listed in numerical order are-
 
 
 
Ice Cream Sunday Harriet
 
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, June 21, 2013

Guest Designer ~ Marie

Welcome to our weekly guest designer post and this week we have a super cute summer themed card made by our guest designer, Marie.  You can see Marie's winning card here.

Thank you, Marie for making this lovely summer themed card for our challenge this week.  My 4 year old little girl is sitting next to me and she said she likes the pretty girl on your card and I agree!  your card is beautifully done, everything from the image to all of the perfect details and I love the mix of papers too!  I'm ready for a day at the beach now!  If you have a minute be sure to stop by and visit Marie's blog:   Marie / Cards by MI 



Hi everyone, I'm having the great honour to be guest designing for the ABC challenges this week. My name is Marie but I almost everytime sign my cards "Cards by Mi". I live in Kalmar, Sweden and use crafting as my relief from pain and to get my mind sorted and relaxed, just like so many other of you out there. Crafting has been a big part all the time of my life. Getting sick and wasn't allowed to move around I spend my time playing with paper and pens, crochet needles, cross stitching and stuff like that. My granny thought me everything I needed to know and still to this day I always have her in my mind when I'm crafting. - Don't leave the back side sloppy was she always saying to me, refering to the back of my projects. So that's what I carry with me. I hope I will be able to spend many more years doing what I love creating and sharing my love of crafting here in the blogland. Once again thanks to the ABC challenges for having me as a guest this week. Happy crafting everyone!

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, June 17, 2013

ABC33 'Summer'

Can you believe the first day of summer is this week?!!  This year is just flying by!  And with summer in mind this week we are making 'Summer' themed cards!  Super easy, right?  Well come join us and play along, we love visiting your blogs!

Summer Theme
Create any card you like with the summer season in mind.  Be creative and have fun with this challenge!
 
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC32 for this challenge.  Below are our design team's cards to get you inspired.  Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!
 
My Summer Themed card....the colors anyway.  This is also serving double duty as a swap card for convention :-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

ABC32 Winners

We enjoyed seeing all the wonderful 'Animal' cards you all made!  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 'Animal' 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' 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!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Tracie

Good Morning everyone!  I'd like to take a minute to say thank you to our DT gals who have helped me out so much this past week!  My daughter graduated high school last week and I was busy with her party so I wasn't around much and the DT gals have helped me out so much!
Our guest designer this week is Tracie C and her blog is Crafty Creations.  Be sure to stop by and visit her blog, she does such lovely work!  Thank you, Tracie for being our guest designer this week.  The card you made for our 'Animals' challenge is just adorable!  I love, love, love, the lasso!  That's so creative!  And your coloring is perfect too!



I am so excited to be chosen as the Guest Designer for “ABC” Challenges this week.  I have always lived in the Midwest and love all aspects of crafting.  I was in 4-H as a young girl and tried every craft out there from knitting, crocheting, tole painting and quilting.  I grew frustrated with how long it took to finish these projects.  I attended a card making class taught by a co-worker about 5 years ago and have been addicted ever since.  I love all the people I have met with this hobby.  I love going to crops, seminars, classes and meeting people who have the same interests. 

I am currently teaching a few classes at Remember This Remember That in Gardner Kansas and love it.  The owners and manager are fantastic and great to work with.

I chose a Mo Manning image for this card.  The country girl in me loves any image with a cowgirl in it.  Thanks Patty for such great inspiration in ABC Challenges. 
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, June 10, 2013

ABC32 I (Heart) Animals


Hello and welcome to another week of challenges at 'ABC' Challenges.  This week's challenge was created by AnnMarie - take a look.

ABC32  'I (heart) Animals'
Create any card with an animal on it.

Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC32 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.

ABC31 Winners

Wowie do you all like to make masculine cards - and what a fabulous job you did with this challenge.  We had a difficult time narrowing down our winners this week.  Without further chit-chat here are our winners from last week's challenge.  Click on their names to visit their blogs!

The 'Winner' for our 'Masculine' challenge is-
Cards by MI (Marie)



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-

#41 - laney





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, June 7, 2013

Our Guest Designer ~ Brenda

Our guest designer this week is Brenda!  Brenda made this amazing masculine card for our challenge this week.  If you would like to see Brenda's winning card you will find it here.

Brenda, the masculine card you made is so wonderful, I love the layout and the over all design!  The colors and mix of papers are just right.  Thank you so much for being our GD this week!  Be sure to take a moment to stop by Brenda's blog - Rose Blossom Legacies



I am Brenda, and it's an honor to share this card for ABC Challenges!  I love making masculine cards because they bring a challenge in themselves.  We like to create the pretty and fun, but don't always create a whole lot of cards for the men in our lives.  I am a full-time Close to My Heart consultant, so I am blessed to play with paper every single day.  I have been paper crafting for nearly 23 years, and it's truly such an enormous joy!  We live in beautiful Minnesota and take full advantage of enjoying the 10,000+ lakes! 

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, June 3, 2013

ABC31 Masculine Cards



This week's challenge is sure to be an easy one for you all.  With Father's Day coming up soon and I'm sure we can all stock up on some other manly cards so lets make masculine cards this week!
ABC31 'Masculine'
Create any masculine card you would like.  If you'd like to make a card for a little boy that's okay too.
Don't have a blog?  No problem, we will visit your online gallery; simply use the keywords ABC31 for this challenge.  

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

Photo

The quickest & simplest card I've ever made in my life!  Yaay masculine card challenge LOL!!! 



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.