Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Card Concept #98 {Pastel Party}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 




Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black & white 
"zig-zag-y" pattern in the back along with the sherbet colors 
for my Freestyle Collage card.


Vicki's Inspiration: I wanted to try a softer color
 palette for my Clean and Elegant Christmas Card.



Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black and 
white graphics as well as the pastel rainbow
 colors to create a somewhat "Clean" Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: What's a better inspiration than a 
pastel unicorn? I added one to this Clean and Simple 
stamped and die cut card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: For my Clean and Layered card, I was inspired
 by the rainbow and unicorn words. 



Nancy's InspirationThere's a party going on with our
 inspiration photo. I went with the celebration theme for 
my not so "Clean" but Layered card!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:   My Clean and Simply Layered (LOL!) 
card was inspired by the colours and pattern.



Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the background, 
the banners and the words 'ice creams for sale' 
for my Clean and Layered card.


Angel's Inspiration: Rainbows, hearts and unicorns, oh my!
 I was inspired to create a fun Freestyle Collage card!


Mackie's Inspiration: Pastels and rainbows were the 
inspiration for my Clean & Layered card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The gorgeous black and white graphic 
background paired with the rainbow and hearts 
inspired my Mixed Media card. 

Pam Staples
Pam is taking a break for this challenge :-)


Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, October 1st at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners- #97 {Colorful Basics}

Woohoo, Happy Wednesday!  Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Colorful Basics" challenge!  

We are so thrilled that you joined us and what a fabulous gallery!  You make it so difficult to narrow down the winners and this week we had a tie in our Honorable Mentions (so we have five winners versus our normal four :-))

Thanks for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- you are all winners for sure!! 

Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Dana Kirby 
Sorry for the resolution- this card is on Instagram :-)




Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We will be posting our new challenge in an hour and hope to see your card in our gallery!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Card Concept #97 {Colorful Basics}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #97{Colorful Basics} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as your inspiration.

You have until 
Monday, September 17th noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September 5 {Colorful Basics}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 




Please feel free to use any of the styles we have defined or create your own with a combination of styles.  We want you to have fun with our inspiration!

Our design team members will also be selecting a style (or combination of styles) and will explain how they were inspired by the challenge.  So come and join us!  We'd love you to try your hand at a brand new style of card making or feel free to work in your comfort zone.  It is totally up to you!

The styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team and their inspiration: 

Tangii's Inspiration: I loved the rainbow of colors!  I changed 
the "tone" of my colors for my Clean and Graphic card.


Vicki's Inspiration: I loved the boldness of the stripes so I used 
that as my inspiration for a Clean and Simple Birthday Card.


Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow 
colors for my Clean and Simple Mixed Media card.

Michele K. Henderson

Michele's Inspiration: I was really inspired by that great 
combination of stripes, and the idea of home 
for my Clean and Layered card!

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow stripes 
for my Clean and Layered card.


Nancy's Inspiration: Those bright rainbow stripes inspired 

my multi-layered birthday cake in a Clean and Layered style.


Maureen Plut

Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card 
was inspired by the rainbow colours and stripes.


Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fun rainbow of 

colors to create my Clean and Simple card.



Angel is taking a break and will be back for our next challenge :-)


Mackie's Inspiration: The rainbow color stripes inspired
my 
Mixed Media style card!

Marcie Sharp

Marcie's Inspiration: The rainbow stripes influenced my stamped 
background, while the furniture inspired me to use
 a 'new home' theme for this Clean and Graphic card. 



Pam Staples
Pam is taking a break and will be back for our next challenge :-)


Our Rules:

1.  Use the challenge inspiration to create a card.
2.  Use one of the challenge styles to create a card (or if you prefer, combine a few styles).
3.  Explain in a post which style or combination of styles you used and what inspired you from our photo.  
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, September 17th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Happy September and Welcome to our 2018-2019 Design Team!

Welcome back to The Card Concept!  We hope all of you had a great summer and we are so excited to be back with our bi-weekly challenges!

We will be starting our new challenge year tomorrow at 8 am EDT, but in the meantime,  wanted introduce you to our wonderful 2018-2019 Design Team!


Hello, my name is Tangii and I love Latte's and makin' pretty things!  I love stamping/paper crafting, coloring, quilting and decorating my home.  I live in my dream home in Southern Nevada with my amazing Hubby, my Favorite child (our blonde lab, Huck) and a sprinkling of my kiddos, lol (one lives with us full time, one is frequently away at College and one is most frequently here though her home is up the road, lol).  One of my newest loves is traveling with my Hubby, a hobby we've taken up now that the kiddo's are "grown"... and I #LoveThisLife 


Hi Everyone!  I'm Vicki — a wife, mom and Mimi to 12 grandkids and 1 great grandchild as of May 2018.  I am also Puppy Mom to Holly Noelle and Reese Mackenna, my two little Yorkies.  My hubby and I have been married for 34 years. I started out as a scrapbooker and Creative Memories Consultant in 1997. I dabbled in cardmaking a tiny little bit until May of 2015. Once I started my blog, Twinkling Paper Studio, on August 1st of 2015, I was "All In". I give a lot of "how to" information on my blog so that you can try to recreate a similar project if you like. My style is usually Classic and Elegant and normally clean as well.  I hope I can inspire you in some way when you are creating. 


Hi Everyone!  I’m Julie- I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband of 35+ years and our two beautiful "fur-babies".  I have been artistic all of my life and love creating cards, sewing, painting and recently, journaling!  Since I love to experiment, my style tends to be a bit eclectic. Hopefully I will inspire you to create a card and join us!

Hi! My name is Michele. I am a northern transplant to a sweet Southern town here in the deep South. My husband and I, along with our four feline fur babies live in steamy Alabama where we love Southern style barbecue and Crimson Tide football! I've been artsy all my life but started card making a few years ago and fell in love with this wonderful crafting community. I love working with layers of paper and color and am thrilled to join to be designing with The Card Concept!


Hi, My name is Kim and I'm from Connecticut, USA. I've been married for 36 years, have 2 wonderful daughters and the sweetest grandson in the world. I started playing with paper when my daughter made a scrapbook of her a trip to Europe and I wanted to try it. I quickly switched to card making and love to create cards for family and friends. I enjoy reading all avenues of social media related to crafting. When not in my craft space I like dining out, movies, home decorating and travel.

Hi! I'm Nancy Penir, and I'm overjoyed to be part of my favorite challenges, The Card Concept! Married, mom of 5, and grandmother of 11 darlings; 6 boys, 5 girls. I'd like to say my life's slowed down with an empty nest, but I've filled it with crafting! I love making cards, sewing, keeping up the garden, (we live on 2 1/2 acres), raising chickens, and watching it all grow! I've found the most wonderful community of talent and kindness through all of you. Nurturing our connection is my passion! Style? Making layers and patterns all work on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" canvas!

 I am a St. Patrick's day baby from Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with a passion for card making. When I'm not in the studio, I'm a Grade One elementary teacher, happy wife to Tony, proud mom to Jake, and loving Grandmoe to Ashlynn and Beckham.  I am honoured to be part of The Card Concept DT and love designing primarily in a Shabby Chic style!

Hi there! My name is Susan. I live in a small town in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada with my husband of 25+ years and one of our daughters (who is getting ready to go off to University). Our other daughter left a few years ago and is almost finished her schooling. There aren't any craft stores where I live but thankfully there's the internet or I'd go crazy. My husband and my kids would tell you that's not a long trip - haha. By day I'm an Education Assistant in the town high school (we only have one) and by night I'm a stamper. I love all styles of cardmaking but usually find myself gravitating  towards the CAS style. 

Hi all!  My name is Angel and I am from Louisiana but live just north of San Antonio, TX with my hubby of over 22 years and the two youngest of our three boys (19, 16, and 13). I started out as a scrapbooker way back in 1998 (decorative-edged scissors, anyone??), then slowly moved over to card making about 11 years ago.  I feel my style is mostly Clean And Simple (CAS) but every now and then I get a bit fancier ;)  I am thrilled to be part of The Card Concept Design Team!

Hello! My name is Mackie Robertson! I am so excited to be part of The Card Concept Challenge team!! Here is a little background about me. I have a very understanding husband, a grown son, a dog and cat. I am a retired Dental Hygienist, but I still work in my dental office as the dental hygiene practice manager. I went to my first Stampin' Up party about 10 years ago and I have been inky ever since! I love ALL styles of stamping...from CAS to Mixed Media. If I'm not in my craft room creating something, then I am on Pinterest or Blogland looking at other's creations for inspiration! I am currently on the design team for Paper Sweeties.  I just love it!  I started my blog to share my creations, and  to hopefully inspire others to join this wonderful art form! Happy Stamping!

 I'm a fun-loving, dance party enthusiast living in rural Ontario that fills my time with creativity! My two children keep me busy with their interests and my husband and I enjoy geocaching with them. I'm an avid reader and lead the book club at our local library. My cardmaking style adapts to whatever mood I'm in. I range from feeling comfortable creating clean, bold designs with pops of colour and sparkle, to lots of layers and fussier designs. I enjoy creating felt flower creations and spray-painting and adding glitter to anything in our house the family will allow.

Hi, my name is Pam... I'm SunnyGirlScraps! A MN girl living in Smithfield, NC with my husband, Mike. Our son, Caleb, is 8 1/2 years old.  We have 2 Golden Retrievers & a senior kitty. I'm a 2-time cancer survivor! Living life is my passion... being a mom, creating & traveling. I love a fun summer road trip to MN with Caleb to spend time at the lake. I started Scrapbooking over 25 years ago then discovered Stampin' Up! and I've been making cards since 2009.  I'm also on the DT for Paper Craft Crew Challenges and participate in numerous creative blog hops. So excited to be here! 

We hope that all of you will stop back tomorrow at 8 am EDT and 
join us with our new challenge!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Winners- #96 {Golden Table}

Woohoo, Happy Wednesday!  Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Golden Table" challenge!  

We are so thrilled that so many of you joined us for our last challenge before our summer break!  What a gorgeous gallery and, again, such a difficult decision to narrow down the winners to only four :-)

Thanks for making our challenge so much fun for all of us- you are all winners for sure!! 

Our main Challenge Winner was chosen by the entire team and 
this week's winner is...

Bobby 






Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winning photos to visit their blogs to see how they created their cards and, if you have time, leave them some "love" :-) 


Thanks again for stopping by! We hope all of you have a wonderful summer and join us again when we resume in September!