Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Card Concept #95 {Owl Cherish Our Friendship}

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

Check out our fun inspiration photo for this challenge! What will inspire you?  The owls, patterns, colors, pillows or shapes?  We are looking forward to seeing what inspired you for your card :-)




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: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the cute owls 
as well as the bright colors for my Clean and Layered 
Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:   I love the whimsical owls and 
added them to my cheerful Clean & Layered card!

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration- I was inspired to use patterned paper
 to mimic the calico fabric look on my Clean and Layered card. 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationThe patterns and sweet owls inspired 
my layered with a bit of Mixed Media card!

Maureen's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was inspired
 by the bold patterns and colours and a winged animal!

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the quilted pillows
 to make my Clean and Simple paper pieced owl graduation card.

Angel Rivera

Angel's Inspiration: I loved those cute owls peeking around 
and was drawn to the polka dots and the soft blue colors
for my Clean and Simple card!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered pop-up card was
 inspired by the quilted owls in the photo!

Marcie Sharp

 Marcie's Inspiration: The owl's big eyes, and all the 
lovely patterned papers inspired me to make this 
friendship themed Clean & Layered card. 


Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple design by was
 inspired by a winged animal along with a bright color
 set against a white background.  


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, June 25th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #94 {Inspiration on Wheels}

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Inspiration on Wheels" challenge!  


We had such a beautiful gallery!  Even with the busy season of graduations and end of the school year, many of you were able to join us and again, it is so difficult to choose only four winners!!

Thanks again for making our challenge so exciting 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...

Heather H.





Kimberly W.



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! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Card Concept #94 {Inspiration on Wheels}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #94 {Inspiration on Wheels} Challenge!!! 



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

You have until 
Monday, June 11th noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Challenge #94 {Inspiration on Wheels}

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

But, before we proceed with our inspiration photo, we are excited to announce that we have two new designers joining our team!!  Please join us in welcoming the talented Kim Lackenbach and Marcie Sharp!!

Kim Lackenbach


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.



Marcie Sharp



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.  


Now, on to our inspiration photo for our Inspiration on Wheels challenge!




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: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by colors of the bicycle 
as well as the gorgeous flowers for my Classy and Elegant, 
Clean and Layered Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I love the yellow, purple, and red, and 
combined them for a very unique Inspiration on Wheels for 
my Clean and Graphic card!

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration- I was inspired to make a Clean and Layered
 card by using the bicycle and the colors of the 
happy inspiration photo!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationThat red bicycle captured my heart! 
Pure music for my Freestyle Collage congratulations card!

Maureen's Inspiration: The flowers, bicycle, and pop 
of red inspired my Shabby Chic layered card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bike and 
the color red for my very Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the pretty bouquet 
of flowers and the colors for my Classy and Elegant style card.

Marcie Sharp
 Marcie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the gorgeous big
 bouquet of flowers and the summery colours 
for my Clean & Layered card. 

Pam Staples
Pam's 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, June 11th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #93 {Floral Centerpiece}

Happy Wednesday, Julie here with the winner and honorable mentions for our "Floral Centerpiece" challenge!  


Wow, you filled our gallery with such beautiful cards- you make it so tough to pick only four winners!!

Thanks again for making our challenge so exciting for all of us- you are all winners for sure!! Such inspiration and talent!


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

Claire





Betty



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! Check back in an hour for our next challenge- we look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, May 28th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Card Concept #93 {Floral Centerpiece}

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


Before we proceed with the new inspiration photo, we want to wish Robin Messenheimer a temporary farewell to the Design Team. Robin lives in Leilani Estates in Hawaii and due to the recent volcanic activity, Robin and her husband had to flee their home. 

They had to evacuate in a hurry and since there home has not destroyed by lava yet, they have been able to return to retrieve a few things (most of Robin's craft supplies are still at the house).  They are staying safe at a friend's home, but at this time, it appears that they will never be to live in their beautiful Leilani Estates home again.
  
Robin is hoping to be able to return to our DT in the fall and we wish her and her husband all of the best for the future.  If you have a chance, please stop by Robin's blog and let Robin know that you are thinking of her. 

We will miss you Robin- we are praying for you and all of Hawaii!

Now, on to our inspiration photo for our Floral Centerpiece challenge!





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: 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by multicolored flowers 
as well as all of the gorgeous green to create 
my Shabby Chic Mixed Media card! 


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the fresh color palette and focused
on the central pale yellow flower with sprigs of pink around it 
for my Clean and Layered card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The floral centerpiece in pinks and corals 
with one yellow flower was my starting point 
for my Classy Elegant card.



Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours, the florals, and the layout of this 
darling photo.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:   I was inspired by the colors of the flowers 
and the round plates for my Clean and Simple card.

Angel Rivera


Angel's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the soft peachy color 
with the pop of the flowers for my Clean And Simple card.

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Classy & Elegant style card was 
inspired by the colors of the beautiful flowers 

Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered style card is inspired 
by the floral bouquet and colors. I opted to do a center focus 
with the flowers and sentiment.
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, May 28th at 12:00 pm EDT.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!