Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SOS #161: Eat Five A Day!

It's Tuesday, and time for a new challenge. This week's theme is Eat Five A Day, which most people should recognize as the name of the program whose purpose is to encourage us to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. No, don't worry, we aren't going all healthy on you or anything, but we would like you to use fruit or vegetable images on your projects this week.

Here's what the gals have put together to inspire you:

Lauren

Leslie
Jessi
Donna
Deena
Alica


Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and dig out fruit or veggie images, or papers, or embellishments ... use them, then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made.

The linky thing will be open until Monday, July 28th, at 11:55 pm EDT. To be eligible for the Saturday Shout-out, please remember to limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Saturday Shout-out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week, we loved all the creations and here are our Top 4 favorites for the Wooden Ships Challenge:

Carol


Donna


Nancy


Mellymoo

Now it's your turn! For our current challenge we would like you to use something you can't seem to put down lately (using a lot) on your creation, then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, July 21. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SOS BONUS Challenge - WINNERS!

Ladies, you have blown us away with your Christmas card creations for our bonus challenge with the lovely Jingle Belles. While there can be only one winner, we have also chosen two runners-up.

First, the runners-up (in no particular order):



We really liked the simplicity of this card. So stinkin' cute.




How clever is this door hanger project? And her coloring is fabulous.


And now for our winner (drum roll, please):



Ira's project knocked our socks off! She made a harmonica folding card of Mrs. Santa's house, and the detail on her pages is outstanding. 

All three of you can grab the Top 3 badge from our sidebar. And Ira, please contact me at LQHanna at gmail dot com so we can discuss your Guest Design Team position. 

Fabulous jobs, everyone, and thanks for playing along with our bonus challenge and the Jingle Belles!

The Shout-Out for our Wooden Ships challenge will be posted Saturday, as usual. Don't forget our current challenge: Can't Put It Down (or Away). We hope you'll play along. :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SOS #160: Can't Put It Down (or Away)

Happy Tuesday. This week's challenge should be an easy one for you: we want you to use something that you can't seem to put down, or put away. Something you are using a LOT lately. This could be a technique, a pad of paper, a color combination, a tool, pretty much anything. It's easy, because you are already using it, right? So why not use it one more time and link it up to our challenge!

Please make sure to tell us what your "something" is, as it's not always easy to tell when we look at your project, thanks!

Here's what our talented gals have made to inspire you:

Leslie
(water color background technique using mini distress inks, an acrylic block, and water color paper)
Alica
background technique using embossing folders,inks and water color paper
Jessi
My new Spectrum Noir markers, Tiddly Inks images, and my ever-trusty never far away Stardust pen
My Distress Inks, and my hoard of dimensional butterfly stickers!
Lauren 
My watercolor paints, markers, and sewing machine!
Donna 
washi tape and bling strip
Barbara
I seem to be using a lot of Pink lately, and  my ovals.

http://adeenacard.blogspot.ca/
Deena
 paper piecing and die-cutting

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash, or just to your craft desk (heh heh), make something, then come back here and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

The Linky thing will be open until Monday, July 21st, at 11:55 pm. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your number of challenges to 13, including ours.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Shout-Out

Good Morning and a fabulous sunny weekend to everyone!
Big Thank You to all who played with us last week and here are our Top 3 favorites for our Red, White, Blue Challenge:

Shari T


Barb Thompson

Sarah T


Now it's your turn! Our current challenge is called Wooden Ships, and we'd like you to use wood or wood veneer on your card, OR you can use a sailing/boating theme - then come back and link us up below so we can see what you've made!

Mr Linky will be open until 11:55 pm on Monday, July 14. To be eligible for out Saturday Shout-Out, please link to no more than 13 challenges, including ours.



Friday, July 11, 2014

SOS BONUS Challenge with the Jingle Belles - Reminder

We're a little over half-way in our bonus challenge with the Jingle Belles. We're making Christmas cards in JULY!  This is in addition to our regular Tuesday posts, and there's stuff up for grabs for two lucky winners - one on each blog! Please see last week's SOS BONUS post for more details.

Here are some more cards to inspire your Christmas mojo:

Stephanie (from Jingle Belles) says"I pulled out one of my oldest Hero Arts Background stamps and did some inky sponging with emboss resist ... and a Northwoods sentiment that I used on this bookmark in 2007 (although I'm guessing it's older than that) ... a little bling finished the simple mailable design."


Leslie  
Stamp and sentiment are old A*Muse

Donna
Made entirely from the same 2012 card kit as last week's card

Jessi
The stamps were a gift about a year and a half ago, all the papers are scraps from 2 years ago, and the Pearl mist is also about 2 years old.

Make sure to stop by this week's Jingle Belles' post to see more of our gals' cards. The link-up for both blogs are on last week's posts for SOS and Jingle Belles.

We hope you'll play!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SOS #159: Wooden Ships


[If you're looking for the SOS-JB BONUS challenge, please scroll down or click here.]

Happy Tuesday, and welcome to a new challenge.  This week's theme is Wooden Ships, and we'd like you to use wood or wood veneer on your card, OR you can use a sailing/boating theme, OR you can combine them. Your choice! Please note: we will not accept wood grain paper or tape or techniques for this; we'd like to see wood veneer embellishments or things made from wood veneer paper sheets (like this.)

Here's what the gals have made this week to inspire you:

Leslie


Now it's YOUR turn! Go into your stash and dig out some of that wood stuff you have, or some sailing or boat-related stuff, make something, then come back and link us up below so we can stop by and see what you've made!

And don't forget we have a special BONUS challenge with the Jingle Belles. Why not make a Christmas card now and beat the rush!? :)

The linky thing for the Wooden Ships challenge will be open until Monday, July 14th, at 11:55 pm. To be eligible for our Saturday Shout-out, please limit your total number of challenges to 13, including ours.