Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Card Concept #113 {Spring Celebration} - There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#113 {Spring Celebration} Challenge!!! 



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

You have until 
Monday, April 29th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Card Concept #113 {Spring Celebration}

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 soft 
Spring-y colors for my Clean and Layered/
Mixed Media card!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the flowers, the 
greenery and the Easter theme to create a 
Shabby Chic/Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the 
adorable grey bunny, the pink flowers as well as 
the lines of the table runner and used them 
in my Clean and Layered spring card!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The plaid runner and 
pink centerpiece inspired my Clean and Layered card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My vintage Shabby Chic card 
was inspired by the beautiful soft pastel palette.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  The colors of the flowers, the plates 
and the plaid runner inspired my Clean and Layered card.

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


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Classy and Elegant style card 
was inspired by the gray bunny and the pretty colors.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the Easter theme, the greenery 
as well as the soft grey and pops of pink! 

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

1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo 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, April 29th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 1st.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #112 {Cottage Florals}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #112 {Cottage Florals} challenge!  

Wow, oh wow!!  What a gorgeous gallery with all of the beautiful cards and designs!!  Thanks again for making our challenge so exciting for all of us!


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



We normally choose three Honorable Mentions but this week we have chosen four (due to a tie) :-)...

Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winner's names 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
#113 {Spring Celebration} challenge! 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Card Concept #2 {Cottage Florals}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#112 {Cottage Florals} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, April 15th at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The Card Concept #112 {Cottage Florals}

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. 

Before we show our new inspiration photo, we want to take a moment to say farewell 
to our sweet Kim Lackenbach!  
Due to family obligations, she is stepping down from our Design Team and we will miss her greatly!  Thank you Kim for all of your wonderful inspiration and we wish you all the best in the future!



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:  Every little thing about this week's photo 
inspired my Mixed Media card... the colors, the textures, 
the flowers... LOVE!!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by all gorgeous flowers 
and foliage along with the distressed woodgrain to 
create a Shabby Chic Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele is taking a break for this challenge- 
please stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The spring flowers in the rustic 
bucket inspired my Clean and Layered card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was inspired
 by the gorgeous blooms and natural wood background.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was
 inspired by those beautiful flowers and the woodgrain.

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


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered Style card was 
inspired by the beautiful flowers and the rustic background!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie is taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi!"! 


Pam Staples
Pam's card is on the way!

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, April 15th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, April 17th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #111 {Scattered Seashells}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #111 {Scattered Seashells} challenge!  

We had such a variety of styles and designs in our gallery- thanks again for making our challenge so exciting for all of us!


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





Congratulations to all of the our winners!!
Please be sure to click on the winner's names 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
#112{Cottage Florals} challenge! 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Card Concept #111 {Scattered Seashells}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#111 {Scatttered Seashells} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, April 1st at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join