Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Card Concept #119 {Beautiful Butterflies}

Welcome back to The Card Concept! We are so thrilled to be back designing along with all of you!

Every two weeks we will post our inspiration photo challenge and hope that you will join us by creating a card for our challenge gallery. 

Our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions for each challenge.  

A new change this year is that in addition to posting the winners on our challenge blog, we will be also be posting the winners cards on 
our Facebook page as well as our new Pinterest board.  



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 taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have the time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
butterflies and colors to create 
a simple Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful 
watercolor look of the butterflies for my 
easy breezy Clean and Simple/Mixed Media card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  Butterflies! I decided to 
create a rather Clean and Elegant 
card with a bit of layering.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My vintage layered card was 
inspired by the gorgeous butterflies and colours.

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was
 inspired by the butterflies and the colors.

Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop of color 
from the butterflies on a neutral background for 
my Clean And Simple card.



Mackie Robertson
Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the 
pretty colors and butterflies to make 
my Clean & Elegant style card.

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The layout of the butterflies are 
what inspired me today for my Clean & Layered card. 


Pam Staples 
Pam's taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have the time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the textures, 
colors, and butterflies to create a Vintage style 
Clean and Elegant card.

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, September 23rd at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, September 25th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Happy September and Welcome to our 2019-2020 Design Team!

Welcome back to The Card Concept!  We hope all of you had a great summer and we are so excited to be back with our bi-weekly challenges!

We will be resuming our challenges next week on
Wednesday, September 11th  at 8 am EDT, but in the meantime, 
 we wanted introduce you to our wonderful 2019-2020 Design Team!


Hello, my name is Tangii and I love Latte's and makin' pretty things!  I love stamping/paper crafting, coloring, quilting and decorating my home.  I live in my dream home in Southern Nevada with my amazing Hubby, my Favorite child (our blonde lab, Huck) and a sprinkling of my kiddos, lol (one lives with us full time, one is frequently away at College and one is most frequently here though her home is up the road, lol).  One of my newest loves is traveling with my Hubby, a hobby we've taken up now that the kiddo's are "grown"... and I #LoveThisLife


Hi Everyone!  I’m Julie- I live in Maryland with my wonderful husband of 36+ years and our beautiful "fur-baby", Victoria.  I have been artistic all of my life and love creating cards, sewing, painting and recently, vintage junk journals!  Since I love to experiment, my style tends to be a bit eclectic. Hopefully I will inspire you to create a card and join us!


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 Challenge Design Team!


Hi! I'm Nancy Penir, and I'm overjoyed to be part 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 as a Shabby Chic designer and design primarily in a Shabby Chic style!


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. 


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!


 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.


Hi, my name is Pam... I'm SunnyGirlScraps! A MN girl living in Smithfield, NC with my husband, Mike. Our son, Caleb, is 8 1/2 years old.  We have 2 Golden Retrievers & a senior kitty. I'm a 2-time cancer survivor! Living life is my passion... being a mom, creating & traveling. I love a fun summer road trip to MN with Caleb to spend time at the lake. I started Scrapbooking over 25 years ago then discovered Stampin' Up! and I've been making cards since 2009.  I'm also on the DT for Paper Craft Crew Challenges and participate in numerous creative blog hops. So excited to be here! 


Hello, I am Betty. I am thrilled to design for The Card Concept Challenge. Inspiration Challenges are my favorite.  I live in North Carolina with my husband, Greg, and our two cats. I am a high school English teacher. I have two children. My daughter Erica is a nurse, and my son Dawson is in college. I feel I have always done some sort of crafting since I was a kid. However, I really started paper crafting when I was a stay at home mom. I started scrapbooking our memories which led to cardmaking. 
We hope that all of you will stop back next week 
on Wed., September 11th at 8 am EDT 
to join us with our new challenge!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Winners #118 {Cacti Clusters}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #118 {Cacti Clusters} challenge!  

Just a reminder, this was our final challenge before our summer break.  We will see you again in September!

We were so excited to see all of your entries and 
each one of you could be a winner!!  

It truly is becoming difficult for our DT to only choose 
only four winners, so this time, we chose five!!

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




And our four Honorable Mentions ...




...Listed in order that they appeared in the gallery...

Alicia Thelin





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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 have a wonderful summer and join us 
again when we resume in September!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Card Concept #118 {Cacti Clusters}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for our  
#118 {Cacti Clusters} Challenge!!! 

Remember, this will be our last challenge for the summer 
and we will be back with more inspiration challenges
 in September!!



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

You have until 
Monday, July 8th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The Card Concept #118 {Cacti Clusters}

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. 

This will be our final challenge for this spring/summer season- 
we will be back in the beginning of September with all new challenges!! 



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 the greens & purples
 with just a hint of coral/pink for my Clean and Simple card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the succulents, colors and 
texture to create a Classy and Elegant /Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was so inspired by the beautiful colors 
and shapes of the succulents that I used them 
in my Clean and Layered desert cacti card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I'm in love with all succulents, 
so that was my focus... Classy and Elegant!



Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours and natural elements.

Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the woodgrain background and
 the succulents.


Angel Rivera
Angel will be taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!



Mackie Robertson


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the beautiful succulents 
to create my Clean & Layered style card.


Marcie's InspirationThe potted succulents and
 their gorgeous  colours are what inspired my 
Clean and Simple card this week!


Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the title 
"cacti clusters" and the colors in the inspiration photo.  
I created a Clean and Layered styled card.

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, July 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, July 10th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!