Friday, January 12, 2018

#tgifc142 Sketch Challenge

 It's sketch challenge time, friends!!! This is ALWAYS a fun challenge because it is SO versatile and brings so many different ideas!

 Remember last week when we introduced.....? Well, guess what? We have MORE for you!
 The FABULOUS Dena Rekow!!!

My name is Dena Rekow and I have been paper crafting since 1999, when I decided I wanted an ink pad of a color other than black for use in my classroom (I used to teach High School Biology). I love sharing my creativity and brightening the world with my "happy" one card at a time! I am passionate about crafting and absolutely love teaching people how they can create with stamps, ink and paper! I also love to knit, hang out on the beach and spend time with my husband of 20 years and our two amazing kids and stamp ambassador, Sophie, a golden retriever.


Before we check out our sketch and what our designers have created, we'd like to take a moment to thank you all for playing along with us last week for our color challenge. We'd also like to recognize our winner from last week's challenge - AND IT'S A BACK TO BACK!!!!



Alright, let's take a peek at our sketch and what our designers have 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 1/18/18
  • 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- #TGIFC142
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 1/19/18
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!

Friday, January 5, 2018

#tgifc141 Color Challenge

Welcome to the FIRST CHALLENGE of 2018!!! We are so excited to be starting another year of designing and inspiring with you! To kick off the New Year we hope that you can join us for an amazing color challenge!







Before we check out our team's take on this challenge, we want to take a moment to recognize the talents of our winner from last week's challenge:




Alright, let's see those colors!







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 1/11/18
  • 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- #TGIFC141
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 1/12/18
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!



Friday, December 29, 2017

#TGIFC140 December Designer's Delight



Hello, TGIF Challenge friends!!! As we wrap up this year, we once again reflect on all of the memories of the last year, the good, the bad, the fun, the sad. We all seem to be so busy though, wrapping up one year and getting ready to start another - that's why we decided to mix it up a  little this week. This week you'll see a variety of projects from our designers, as we let them have free reign over what they chose to design. Our challenge to you is to choose one, or more to be inspired by and create based off of their project(s)

This week we are bringing you even MORE inspiration!!! We have TWO new designers on our TGIF Challenges team! Please help us welcome the fabulous Maria Willis and Tami Hewlett!!!
Maria discovered stamping and paper crafting almost 4 years ago, immediately joined Stampin' Up! and has never looked back! She is super excited to be joining our design team and sharing with all of our amazing TGIF Challengers. Be prepared to be inspired by many different styles from this amazing stamper, and be ready to see and learn about many techniques from her - she truly is the BOMB!


Tami fell in love with stamping over 15 years ago, and has been an avid paper crafter ever since.  While she's a CPA and Controller by day, she looks forward to her free time when stamping provides the perfect creative outlet.  Art has been a passion since childhood, whether it's painting, sewing, or even cake decorating.  Tami is a California native with a loving husband and two grown children, one still in college.  She is so excited to be part of the TGIF Challenge Design Team.





 Thank you to all of our participants from last week and congratulate our winner!!!!
Jan Clothier!


Let's see what our design team created when left to their own devices:


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 01/04/18
  • 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- #TGIFC140
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 01/05/18
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!


Friday, December 22, 2017

#TGIFC139 Last Minute Santa! What are you making?

Hello TGIF friends. As Santa is getting ready for the big day, I am sure you are all hustling around as well! This week's theme is "Last Minute Santa". What do you say we share some of those last minute card & gift giving ideas with each other this week? We hope you can join in the fun!



Thank you all so much for playing along with us each week! We love seeing your creativity and how our challenges inspire you. This week we would like to recognize our winner from last week's challenge:
Jenny Hall!!!!



Let's break the "No Peeking" rule and see what our Design Team has been keeping under wraps:


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 12/28/17
  • 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- #TGIFC139
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/29/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!


Friday, December 15, 2017

#TGIFC138 It's Time to be Inspired!

Hello, TGIF Challenge friends! This week we chose to use Christmas Carols as our inspiration. We want to make sure first that we want everyone to be able to participate, so if you don't celebrate Christmas, PLEASE, choose a song from whatever holiday you might celebrate, or ANY SONG in general 

 Thank you to all of our participants from last week and congratulate our winner!!!!

Mary Deatherage





Let's see what our design team created when inspired by some of their favorite carols:






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 12/21/17
  • 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- #TGIFC138
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/22/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!


Friday, December 8, 2017

#TGIFC137 It's a SQUARE Sketch Challenge

Hello, TGIF Challenge friends!!! Welcome back for another week of inspiration. This week we have a great sketch for you. It's been a LONG time since we have done a square card sketch, so we figured it was time! Now of course, you can use this as a jumping off point, so you don't HAVE to do a square card - but extra points if you do!

 Thank you so much to all of those that participated last week with our color challenge! There were some AMAZING, and GORGEOUS cards submitted. We want to take a moment to CONGRATULATE our winner:





Now, let's see how our team tackled these squares:





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 12/14/17
  • 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- #TGIFC137
  • Winning project(s) will be posted on next week's challenge on Friday 12/15/17
  • 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 :-)
 Now show us what you've got!