Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Meet our new Teammates for 2015/2016!

Wow! Thank you to everyone who applied to be on The Card Concept Design Team! We are happy to introduce you to our new teammates! 

Without further ado...welcome to the team, ladies!!!

(Clean and Simple)

Hi! My name is Debbie.  I live in the state of Washington in view of Mt. Rainier with my husband and border collie.   I have 2 grown daughters and the cutest 2 year old grandson.  I’ve been stamping since around 2005 when I was introduced to Stampin’Up. I fell in love with paper, stamps, ink, ribbon, punches, etc and have not purchased a store bought card since. I look forward to being on the Design Team in the Clean and Simple category and working with these talented ladies!


(Freestyle Collage)

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 The Card Concept with Freestyle Collage!

(Mixed Media)


Hello! My name is Lilian. I was born in Taiwan, grew up in Brazil and I've been living in the US since 2006. I have been married for 11 years and I have two little boys, a Sheltie (Jazz, the dog) and a Ragdoll (Angel, the cat). I started rubber stamping in 2004 and I enjoy making cards, scrapbooking and other projects. I'm honored to be on The Card Concept Design Team! And I hope I'll inspire you with my Mixed-Media cards!

(Clean & Graphic)

Hello! My name is Shannon. I live in Ottawa, Ontario with my husband. We have been married for almost a year now. As a child I always loved all kinds of arts and crafts.I started scrap-booking as a teenager and turned to card making shortly after when I discovered all the fun techniques on YouTube. I'm so grateful to be part of The Card Concept Design Team with such a talented group of ladies! I look forward to sharing my clean and graphic designs with you!

(Classy & Elegant)


Hello! My name is Mackie Robertson! I am so excited to be joining the Card Concept Challenge!!
 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 a dental office as the 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!

(Shabby Chic)

Hi! Some of you may know me as Three Trees, but my friends and family just call me Deanne.  I have been paper crafting ever since I can remember.  I made my first scrapbook when I was five (and still have it today!) and haven’t stopped since.
I live right smack-dab in the middle of Canada (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to be exact), so to keep warm and cozy indoors I started scrapbooking.  Then I realized that I would rather share my hobby with others and started card creating.  My husband is my cheerleader and Pixie, our newest Chihuahua, is my craft room buddy.  We also own an elderly Chihuahua and two older cats.  What can I say, I LOVE animals and crafting – life is good!

Don't forget we are on summer holidays and won't be back until September 9th!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Card Concept Winners

Happy Wednesday! Lesley here! Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined us! The team had a hard time picking winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who played along!



The winners have been listed below. 
Challenge #39 goes live on September 9th at 5:00 AM (PST). 

We have decided to take the summer off to be with family and friends!

If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.







Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Card Concept #38 {A Colour Challenge} - There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 

You have one week left to join us in our challenge, based on the inspiration photo below!!!  Won't you join us?



Check out the gorgeous entries in the gallery so far, wow!



The current challenge ends on Monday, July 6th at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Card Concept {A Colour Challenge} and Designer Farewell

Welcome to The Card Concept! Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.  The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

Before we get to the challenge, we want to let you know that we will be taking a break! After this challenge closes, we will return in September for our next challenge. We decided to take the summer off and spend time with our families! 

We do have some designers leaving us and this is their final challenge with us. We are sad to see them go but we completely understand! Thank you to Kristie, Geri, Narelle, Cindy, Yoonsun, and Sheri! You are all so talented and lovely. We will miss you!


Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...


June Clean and Graphic Guest Designer
Thank you, Hannelie for being our guest this month at The Card Concept! We loved having you with us!
Hannelie Bester 

Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet
 The flowers were my inspiration.

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the flowers and colours

Clean & Graphic

Geri Greening

The colors were definitely the inspiration for my card.

The daisies were my inspiration!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the perky colors and flowers!

  I was inspired by the colors and the pretty daisies!

Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia
Ooohhh I just love these pretty inspiration colours! I haven't used a daisy on my card but I still wanted to go with a florally theme.

Debbie Marcinkiewicz




 I was inspired by the flowers to include a couple of flower shaped sequins along with the white, gray and yellow in the photo.

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
Lots of white space and simplicity inspired this card.

Cindy Lovell
I was inspired by the beautiful colors! One of my fav color combos!!

Classy & Elegant

Sheri Gilson
I was inspired by the Daisies and color combo!

Vicki Burdick


I was inspired by the colors.

Mixed Media

Yoonsun Hur
 I was inspired by the colours! 

Julie Gearinger

I was inspired by the colors, the crackle paint on the chair and the cheerful daisies! 
Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky (or on two cards in the gallery). Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, July 6th at Noon (PST).




The Winners

Happy Wednesday! Lesley here! Wow! Thank you to everyone who joined us! The team had a hard time picking winners!!! Congratulations to everyone who played along!


The winners have been listed below. 
Challenge #38 goes live in one hour at 5:00 AM (PST).

If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.







Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Card Concept #37 {The Butterfly Effect} - There's Still Time!

Welcome to the Card Concept! 

You have one week left to join us in our challenge, based on the inspiration photo below!!!  Won't you join us?



Check out the gorgeous entries in the gallery so far, wow!




The current challenge ends on Monday, 22nd at Noon (PST).

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Design Team Call (Thank You for Applying!)

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Thank you to everyone who applied for the Design Team. We had 18 amazing submissions and I am going to have a difficult time narrowing it down. I wanted to let everyone who applied know that I will be taking a few days to look through everyone's submissions and will be contacting everyone by the end of June. You will receive an email from me either way. Thank you!


Don't forget our current challenge has started! 
To play along, please click here!