Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, January 21st at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party}

 Happy New Year! 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 designers 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of those yummy 
pinks and the hint of black & gold for 
my Clean and Layered card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black and white 
along with all of the beautiful shades of pink to create 
a vintage Mixed Media card! 


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the deep, bright shades of pink, 
the fullness of the flowers, and the circular shapes, and added
 those fun elements in my Clean and Layered card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  The pink tones, black accents and  gold metal
 inspired my Clean and Layered/Clean and Graphic card. 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationAll that clean fresh white and the 
bright pink peonies inspired my 
Classy and Elegant card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered/ Classy and Elegant
 card was inspired by the flowers, the colours, and the hint of gold.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was inspired 
by the colors and the black polka-dotted plate.


Angel Rivera
Angel's  Inspiration: I was inspired by those pretty pink
 flowers with little touches of black and gold for my 
Clean and Layered/ Clean and Graphic card!



Mackie's Inspiration: I love pink!!! So that's what 
inspired my Classy and Elegant style card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The gorgeous flowers along with the
 elegant black and gold of the table settings
 inspired my Classy and Elegant card. 




Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the white space 
with the POP of Pink along with the contrast of the
 Black and White plate for this Classy and Elegant card.


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, January 21st at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Tuesday, January 22nd.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Thursday, January 3, 2019

The Card Concept #105 {Christmas Tree}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #105 {Christmas Tree} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us with your favorite card design 
that you created from 2018 or a photo of your 
Christmas tree  for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, January 7th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Winners #104 {Elegant Holiday}

Happy Thursday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our  #104 {Elegant Holiday} challenge!  

What a gorgeous inspirational gallery!  Every entry was wonderful and it is becoming increasingly difficult to choose only four winners!

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

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

Wanda Cullen





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 hope you will join us in our current 
#105 {Christmas Tree} challenge- 
see all of the details and inspiration here!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

The Card Concept #105 {Christmas Tree}

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



Due to the Christmas and New Year holiday, this bi-weekly challenge
 will be a bit different.  

Please feel free to post one of your favorite cards that you designed from 2018 (and tell us why it is your favorite) or, if you prefer, share a photo of your Christmas tree with all of us. 

Our Designers will try to comment as they can for this challenge and we are hoping to visit your blogs and see your favorite card from 2018 or 
Christmas trees :-)

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: This card was one of my favorites in 2018 
and was originally designed for our challenge #91.  Since Mixed Media/
Shabby Chic is my favorite design style, I think this card represents 
both styles and I love the vintage image along with the verse sentiment!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: This card, which I named, "Is Anybody Home?" 
was my very favorite from 2018, featured in May. I love the
 bright colors in the color palette, and the tiny details
 in the camper too!

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: This card was one of my favorites from
 2018 because I love the gold embossed sentiment and the 
patterned papers of this Clean and Layered card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationOur 9 1/2' tree (one of our four trees!) in 
the great room. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:  This card was one of my favourites this year.  
I made it for  one of our May challenges.  I love the colours, the layout,
 and the long flowing twine.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  This card was one of my favorites this year. 
I made it for my daughter who challenged me with a request 
for a birthday card for a friend whose favorite things are cats, 
dinosaurs and outerspace. I thought 'challenge accepted!'

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: This was my favorite card this year- I love 
the cute unicorn image as well as the detailed background! 
So fresh and fun!!


Mackie is is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: This was my favourite card this year. 
I jumped back into the alcohol ink craze and made many cards
 using them this year. This one uses alcohol inks and of course 
a bold and glittery sentiment! 


Pam Staples

Pam's InspirationThis is my in-laws Christmas Tree taken on 
Christmas Eve but before all the gifts were placed under the tree.
 It's a real tree which reminds me of how much I love real trees. The 
Christmas Card is the actual card that I've sent out to close family 
and friends along with some of my best customers. I love the 
Buffalo Check (and, to think, I almost didn't buy the stamp!). I grew 
up in Minnesota and Deer just really feel like Christmas for me.


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, January 7th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Since this challenge is for "fun" , we will not have a Challenge Winner or Honorable Mentions/

We will resume with our normal photo inspiration challenge on Wednesday, January 9th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork/photos in our gallery! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Card Concept #104 {Elegant Holiday}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #104 {Elegant Holiday} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us with your card design
 for our gallery!!

You have until 
Monday, December 24th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Card Concept #104 {Elegant Holiday}

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 designers 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's inspiration: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the beautiful 
textures as well as the gorgeous silvers and green to
 create a Classy & Elegant/Mixed Media card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the glistening 
elegance of the silvers, blues, and greens of the winter 
branches, and created a Clean and Layered, Mixed Media/
Classy and Elegant card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim is taking a break for this challenge. 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Nancy Penir

Nancy's InspirationAll that classy elegance in one photo! 
Pure inspiration inspired my Classy & Elegant layered card!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the neutral background, the splash of silver sparkle, 
and the pop of chartreuse.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the texture
 and all the silver to create my somewhat
Clean and Layered card.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop of green 
surrounded by silver for my Clean and Simple card.



Mackie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the elegance and 
the beautiful silver colors with a touch of green for 
my Classy & Elegant style card.



Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The frosty, fresh and sparkly colours
 of the inspiration photo is what inspired my 
Clean & Layered card.



Pam Staples
Pam's InspirationThe elegance of the silver 
floral arrangement featuring soft touches of green 
is the inspiration for my Classy & Elegant card.
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, December 24th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Thursday, December 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!