Friday, May 25, 2018

#tgifc161 Technique Challenge

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Are you singing along? We have a fun technique for you to try along with us this week!

To add to the excitement - we have a BRAND NEW Design Team Member!!!
Christy Velasquez!!!

I am Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Cary, NC and have been paper crafting for over 15 years. Growing up with an artistic mom who painted and had her own craft business, I think I get my love of creating with my hands from her. I have a wonderful husband who supports my passion for this business and two adorable Pomeranian fur children. 
Creating hand made cards is something I am passionate about and I love to see the smile it brings to people's faces when you give them one of your creations. In a world driven by technology where so much communication is done through our devices, I think it is more important now to spread the handmade kindness with old fashioned snail mail.

We are excited to have her on our team - AND we are excited to recognize last week's challenge winner:


And the runner up is:

Jenny Hall

Thank you for all of the amazing entries last week! You all rocked it!
Now on to this week's challenge! We hope you love what our team has to share!

Elizabeth Price

Carolynn Sander | Care Bear Stamps

Charlet Mallett

Christy Velasquez

Andrea Tracy-Tucker


Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 5/31/18

  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC161
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 6/1/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)

Friday, May 18, 2018

#tgifc160 Inspiration Challenge

Hi there, and Happy FRIDAY!!! TGIF, right?
Hope you had a great week and got the chance to create a little. Did you love last week's fun sketch challenge? Well, this week we have a great inspiration challenge for you.
We really hope that you WOOD play along with us.

Before we get to our design team's creations, we want to take a moment to thank you all for playing last week, and we want to give a special shout-out to 


for rocking last week's challenge!

So, WOOD you like to see what our team has come up with?








Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 5/24/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC160
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/25/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, May 11, 2018

#tgifc159 Sketch Challenge

Hi there! Happy FRIDAY!!! It's another great week around here as we embark on our 3rd year of bringing you our weekly challenges and inspiration. Last week was exciting, with our color challenge and opportunity to possibly be chosen as an upcoming guest designer. You'll definitely want to read this whole post to find out those details!!!

We have another fun sketch challenge for you this week. It's going to be fun to see how not only our designers interpret this, but you as our play along challengers do as well!

Okay, so are you ready to know who we chose as our winner?
Well
we
chose


Congratulations!!! We will be in touch with you shortly to make arrangements for your guest designer post!!!

We also have a prize for:
KATHRYN WHITTAKER!!!

We will be in touch soon to get your info so we can send you your prize!!!

Now, let's see what kind of magic the design team worked up.







Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 5/17/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC159
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/18/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, May 4, 2018

#tgifc158 Color Challenge

May 2015.... it was an important month. Life changing even, maybe.... LOL. Do you know why? That's when this little challenge blog came to life. The blog looked a little different, and so did the team, but there's a few of us still around, and a few of you are as well. How long have you been stamping with us? Have you been with us since the beginning?

Well, our very first challenge was a color challenge, and it's a color challenge this week!

Our winner from last week's tic tac toe challenge is:



Speaking of winners, we have something very fun for you this week. We want a LOT of you to play along with us this week...so we have PRIZES!!!
We will be doing drawings for those who comment here, who comment on each designer's blog post, AND a really cool prize for the winner of this week's challenge!!! AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE A GUEST DESIGNER ON AN UPCOMING POST!!!!


Pi








#cardbomb, #stampinup, #tgifc158, #color, #challengeblog, #butterfly, #stamps, #ink, #paper, #papercraft, grunge, #petalpallette, #card, craft, #create,







 

Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!
You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 5/10/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC158
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/11/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, April 27, 2018

#tgifc157 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge!!!


Happy Friday!!! We sure do hope that you've had a wonderful week, and are ready to spread your creative wings with us! This challenge is always a fun one - it's a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!!! You get to choose what you are using in your challenge card, as long as it's 3 items or techniques in a row!!!

Doesn't that look like a fun challenge tic-tac-toe?  Check out what our designers came up with -
AFTER you check out last week's R.A.C.K. challenge winner!!!





Alrighty - let's play!



#cardbomb, Maria Willis, Stampin' Up!, Southern Serenade, watercolor, flowers, happy birthday, technique, cards, stamping, handmade, crafty, creative, ink, paper, papercraft, color, diy, rubber stamping, card making, color, gift giving






Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!


You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 5/3/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC157
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 5/4/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)



Friday, April 20, 2018

#tgifc156- Because Kindness Matters

Hello, and happy Friday!!! We here at TGIF Challenges hope that you are having a great week. Question for you - when was the last time that you were part of a R.A.C.K.? Do you know what a R.A.C.K. is? It's a Random Act of Kindness. Maybe you were on the giving end, maybe you were on the receiving end. Either way, they're pretty awesome. Sometimes it's a little Thank You card, sometimes it's a little gift item, like a wrapped chocolate. This week we would like to inspire you to pass along a R.A.C.K. to someone who really wouldn't expect it, but deserves a little extra in their day.


Before we see what our design team has come up with for their R.A.C.K.s - we wanted to take a moment to thank y'all for playing along with our fun sketch challenge last week. It was hard to choose a winner, but we ultimately chose:





Cathy Caines | In the Cat Cave









Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!


You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 4/26/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC156
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 4/27/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)


Friday, April 13, 2018

#tgifc155- Sketch Challenge

Hello, and Happy Friday!!! We are ready to kick off this weekend with an awesome, kinda funky sketch challenge for you!

 We had some beautiful entries this week for last week's color challenge! Thank you so much for playing along with each week. Congratulations to last week's winners (we had another tie, y'all created some gorgeous cards!) -






Now, let's take that peek to see what our talented team came up with for our sketch!





cardbomb, Maria Willis, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenges, #TGIF155, #cards, #handmade, #watercolor, #technique, #dragonflydreams, #dragonfly, #papercraft, #creative, #stamps, #ink, #paper,


Ashley Van Camp, Design With Ink




Of course, the beauty of a challenge site is that you not only get to see what the Designers have made but you also get to play along!


You can go and check out our Guideline page for complete details, but here are a few things to keep in mind: 

Deadline for entries will be at 10am PST on Thursday 4/19/18
  • Uploaded projects need to be direct linked to your blog, Facebook, or other on line gallery.
  • Please post the TGIF Challenge graphic on your blog and link back to our site
  • Your project MUST be new and inspired by our challenge parameters
  • When sharing your project publicly, please use this weeks hashtag- #TGIFC155
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 4/20/18
  • Questions should be left in the comment section
  • Challengers can even post your cards on our FB page too!!  "Like us" while you're there :-)