Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Card Concept #110 {Shamrock Blessings}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#110 {Shamrock Blessings} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, March 18th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Card Concept #110 {Shamrock Blessings}

Welcome to The Card ConceptEvery 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 those fabulous 
colors for my Mixed Media card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the green as 
well as the pieced wooden shamrock to create 
a Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card. 

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was really inspired by the color and 
cut shapes of the wooden pieces that formed a shamrock 
when assembled for my Freestyle Collage card.

Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: The rustic feel of the inspiration photo
 and colors on the shamrock inspired my 
vintage style Shabby Chic card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I see a shamrock that's the 
star of the show! I decided to create a 
Classy and Elegant layered card!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Shabby Chic card was inspired 
by the shamrock, colours, and wood background.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was
inspired by the wood 
and, of course, that shamrock.

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 colors and 
design of the shamrock to create my Mixed Media style card!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card 
combines with a bit of mixed media and was
 inspired by the St. Patrick's Day vibe of the 
inspiration photo. 

Pam Staples
Pam's inspiration: I was inspired by the shamrock, 
and colors but especially the distressed door creating 
the setting for this Clean and Simple card.

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, March 18th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, March 20th.


We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #109 {Pineapple Party}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #109 {Pineapple Party} challenge!  

So many different interpretations of our inspiration photo and what fun to check out the details!  

Thanks again for making our challenge so exciting for all of us- 
you are making it so tough to 
choose only four winners for sure!! 

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

Marybeth Lopez







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 new challenge 
that will be posted in an hour!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Card Concept #109 {Pineapple Party}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#109 {Pineapple Party} Challenge!!! 



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

You have until 
Monday, March 4th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Card Concept #109 {Pineapple Party}

Welcome to The Card ConceptEvery 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: All of the festive and fun colors 
inspired my Clean and Layered card!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all of the bright colors 
(especially the hot pink :-)) to create a 
simple Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I just had to feature a pineapple 
in my super easy breezy stamped Clean and Simple card!


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: The party fans, pineapple and colors 
were my inspiration for my Clean and Layered card. 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the party theme, 
bright colors and used those along with a bit of 
inking for my Clean and Layered card. 


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours and crisp lines.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  Stripes and leaves inspired my 
Clean and Simple 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 pineapple and 
tropical feel of the inspiration photo to make 
my Clean and Elegant style card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the cheery and bold colours
 and the whimiscal pineapple cake! 


Pam Staples
Pam's taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi"!


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, March 4th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, March 6th.


We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #108 {Love is in the Air}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #108 {Love is in the Air} challenge!  

Wow, we had over 60 gorgeous entries and 
what a tough decision for our DT 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...

Sue






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 new challenge 
that will be posted in an hour!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

The Card Concept #108 {Love is in the Air}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#108 {Love is in the Air} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, February 18th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join