Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Card Concept #78 {Pastel Party}

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

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 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: 



Ruth's Inspiration: The soft pastels made me want to go
super Clean & Simple and just One Layer.

Becca's Inspiration: A departure from my usual 
Mixed Media style, I decided this pretty inspiration 
image deserved a Clean & Layered treatment. 
I loved the colorblocked dresser and all those 
stuffed animals just made me reach for my
baby-themed stamps.

Vicki Finger
Vicki's Inspiration: I chose the pastel colors as the 
inspiration for my Classy & Elegant card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the pastel colors, 
the kitty images as well as the different patterns for my
Freestyle Collage/Shabby Chic card.

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration:I was inspired by the beautiful soft
pastel colors for my fun Clean & Graphic card.

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I had to do something fun with 
that little sweater and those soft pastels in my
Clean & Simple Freestyle Collage card.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Oh those sweet pastels! I'd call it
Clean & Layered, with a touch of Classy Elegance. 

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered design was
inspired by the colours and patterns.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: The soft pastel colors and 
the straight lines of the dresser inspired my
Clean & Simple baby card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi" 

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful
pastels for my Classy & Elegant style 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.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, October 2nd  
at 12:00 pm EDT.



Winners #77-Weathered Florals

Happy Wednesday, Julie here and what a fabulous gallery you created for our "Weathered Florals" challenge- again, you have amazed all of us with your beautiful cards!

Thank you to everyone who joined us- you are definitely making it extremely difficult for our DT to choose only four winners!!



Now, onto to our winners for the "Weathered Florals" Challenge:


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













Again, congratulations to all of the 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 and we hope you will play along with us!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Card Concept #77 {Weathered Florals}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #77 {Weathered Florals} Challenge!!! 


We would love to see your card creations using the photo above as inspiration and you have until Monday, September 18th at noon (EDT) to link your card to our gallery.  

Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Card Concept #77 {Weathered Florals}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  We are so thrilled to be back after our summer break! If you did not see our previous post, we introduced our Design Team and welcomed our new designer, Ruth Andrews- please check out all of the details here!

Every two weeks we post our inspiration photo challenge and we hope you will join in with us and create a card for our challenge gallery.  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 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: 



Ruth's Inspiration: I was inspired to try Shabby Chic 
by the woodgrain panel and the texture on the bag.

Becca's Inspiration: My Mixed Media creation was inspired
 by the pretty pink blooms and the textured bag. 
incorporated some burlap in the background to get a textural 
feel and kept my overall design light and airy.

Vicki Finger


Vicki's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rustic elements 
in the Inspiration Image and tried to use similar 
elements for Clean and Layered my card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration- I was inspired by the whitewash 
on the door, the different tones of gray as well as the 
beautiful flowers and all of the texture for my 
Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card.

Kim Heggins
Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the layers 
of the beautiful pink flowers for my 
Clean and Layered card.


Michele will be sharing with us soon :-)

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: Loved the rustic layers and 
casual side swept flowers that inspired my 
Clean and Layered card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: I was inspired by the wood and 
flowers for my Clean and Layered card.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bouquet and 
the woodgrain to make my Clean and Layered card.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: Those pretty pink flowers and the 
distressed wood inspired by Clean and Layered card!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Classy and Elegant style card 
was inspired by the beautiful flowers and 
that gorgeous door!


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.
4.  Link your post using our linky (please link to the actual post on your blog and not just your blog).
5.  Comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will close on Monday, September 18th  
at 12:00 pm EDT.



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Happy September and Welcome to our 2017-2018 Design Team!


Happy September and welcome back to The Card Concept!  We are so excited to start up our challenge season again tomorrow 09/06/17 at 8 am EDT!  

Before we begin our new challenge season, we are sad to announce that Veroncia Zalis will be stepping down from the  Design Team.  Veronica is very active with her family as well as the Inspired By All The Little Things Challenge site so we know that we will see her lovely artwork there as well as on her blog.  We will miss her inspiration here at The Card Concept and wish her all the best!

We are thrilled to announce a newest member to our
Design Team, Ruth Andrews.
  

Hello! I'm Ruth, an exiled Scot living in England. I started card making in September 2014 when a craft shop opened in my town. I decided to start blogging to record my journey and it's all rather spiraled from there! I LOVE any kind of crafting and whilst card making is my main addiction at the moment, I've started sewing again and occasionally dabble in mixed media. I'm married to a very understanding man and am a SAHM to two little girls who won't stop growing and asking questions - crafting is my escape. Excited to join the Card Concept and to try out different styles!

Ruth will be starting with our new challenge tomorrow along with the rest of our 2017-2018 Design Team:


I've been crafting ever since I discovered how to attach glitter to paper! You'll frequently find me with ink all over my hands because I LOVE working with messy products - especially Ranger Distress products. I am the owner of Damsel of Distressed Cards in Grand Forks, ND and teach card making and mixed media art classes. I also design stamps for STAMPlorations. My card designs are very eclectic and my favorite way to create is by layering and incorporating mixed media.


Hi Everyone!  I'm Vicki — a wife, mom and Mimi to 12 grandkids.  I am also Puppy Mom to Holly Noelle and Reese Mackenna, my two little Yorkies.  My hubby and I have been married for more than 33 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 generally Classic and Elegant and usually pretty clean as well.  I hope I can inspire you in some way when you are creating. 


Hi, my name is Julie Gearinger and I live in Frederick, Maryland, with my wonderful husband of 34+ years and our two beautiful "fur-babies".  I have been artistic since childhood and in 1999 attended my first Stampin' Up! workshop.  I started creating cards more seriously in 2010 and love designing in a variety of styles.  I am so honored to be part of The Card Concept Design Team and hope I can inspire you!  


Hello….my name is Kim Heggins, I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my hubby of almost 26 years and 25 year old daughter.  I am so excited to be part of this incredible team.  I am a preschool program director/teacher and soon to be retired teacher, can't wait!   I started making cards when my daughter was born, I made her birth announcements and have not looked back. I love to sew, bake, scrapbook, quilt, cross stitch and making cards. I have a very supportive hubby and spend most of my free time in my Mickey Mouse themed craft room, I love everything Disney. My style is pretty much CAS with a twist, I love bright colors and just started using Copics and having so much fun!



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 be part of The Card Concept Design Team!



Hi! I'm Nancy Penir, and I'm overjoyed to be part of one 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 Design team

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.  I'm super excited to be part of The Card Concept Design Team!


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!

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