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 

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Card Concept #108 {Love Is In The Air}

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 the wonderfully 
warm colors and the layout of those pillows on the sofa.  
My Clean and Layered card is full of those colors 
and there's plenty of "love" too!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors as well as 
the different patterns to create a Shabby Chic Valentine!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was so inspired by the bold color 
combination, along with the lines and shapes, and
 brought them into my Clean and Graphic card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: I tried to keep my Clean and Layered card 
mostly light with a heart and text like the inspiration photo. 

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  Red and white standing out against 
the black and white. Contrast and design for a 
Clean and Layered card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the colours and the word "Love."


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the letters and the overall theme of love.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the bold print on those fun pillows!


Mackie Robertson


Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
Valentine theme for my my Clean & Simple style card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration:  My Clean & Layered card was
 inspired by the pretty monogrammed pillow with the stitching. 


Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, pillows, 
hearts and elegant font for this 
Clean and Layered 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 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, February 18th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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


We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #107 {Rainbow Cupcakes}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #107 {Rainbow Cupcakes} challenge!  

Wow, we had so many wonderful entries!  

Every card linked to our gallery could be a winner, and it was very difficult 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...

Tenia Nelson





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, January 23, 2019

The Card Concept #107 {Rainbow Cupcakes}

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 the rainbow of colors, 
the layered look and celebration feel of the photo 
to create a Clean and Layered card!

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow colors 
against the dark background to create a 
Clean and Layered/ Mixed Media card! 


Michele's Inspiration: I love those rainbow treats and 
dark background, and used them in my layered 
Freestyle Collage card. Yum!


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow colors 
and the cupcakes to create a baking themed 
Clean and Layered birthday card.


Nancy's Inspiration: All those yummy cupcakes were the
 inspiration for my not so Clean (confetti!)and Layered card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was inspired 
by the yummy rainbow of colours on a neutral background.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was inspired
 by the rainbow of colors and my sentiment tower was
 inspired by the tower of cupcakes.


Angel's  Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow colors
 against the textured background for 
my Clean and Graphic card!



Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the rainbow colors 
to make this fun Clean & Layered style card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean & Simple card was inspired 
by the fantastic cupcakes, and the slight 
chalkboard/vintage feel of the backdrop. 




Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card features a 
background inspired the rainbow of colors and a cake 
inspired by the cupcakes on a white table.

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, February 4th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners #106- Pink Party

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #106 {Pink Party} challenge!  

Wow, we had so many gorgeous entries!  All of the cards are so beautiful and you are all so talented!! 

Every card linked to our gallery could be a winner, and it was very difficult to choose only four winners, so this week we had a tie and we will be highlighting five!

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...

Kathy Schweinfurth




Cat

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, January 17, 2019

The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party} Challenge!!! 



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

You have until 
Monday, January 21st at noon (EST) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Card Concept #106 {Pink Party}

 Happy New Year! Welcome to The Card Concept
Every 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 all of those yummy 
pinks and the hint of black & gold for 
my Clean and Layered card!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the black and white 
along with all of the beautiful shades of pink to create 
a vintage Mixed Media card! 


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I love the deep, bright shades of pink, 
the fullness of the flowers, and the circular shapes, and added
 those fun elements in my Clean and Layered card.


Kim Lackenbach
Kim's Inspiration:  The pink tones, black accents and  gold metal
 inspired my Clean and Layered/Clean and Graphic card. 


Nancy Penir
Nancy's InspirationAll that clean fresh white and the 
bright pink peonies inspired my 
Classy and Elegant card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered/ Classy and Elegant
 card was inspired by the flowers, the colours, and the hint of gold.



Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was inspired 
by the colors and the black polka-dotted plate.


Angel Rivera
Angel's  Inspiration: I was inspired by those pretty pink
 flowers with little touches of black and gold for my 
Clean and Layered/ Clean and Graphic card!



Mackie's Inspiration: I love pink!!! So that's what 
inspired my Classy and Elegant style card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The gorgeous flowers along with the
 elegant black and gold of the table settings
 inspired my Classy and Elegant card. 




Pam Staples
Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the white space 
with the POP of Pink along with the contrast of the
 Black and White plate for this Classy and Elegant 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 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, January 21st at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, January 23rd.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!