Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Card Concept #136 {Bright Florals}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, 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.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, let us know what inspired you from the photo, what style and/or styles you chose and don't forget to display our inspiration photo and link back to our challenge :-)

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

You will notice that 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 for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bright 
flowers and blue tile background to create 
this Clean and Layered card.


Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break for this challenge 
and should be back for our next one!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the blue tile
 background as well as the colorful flowers to create
 a somewhat clean (although with a bit of distressing) 
Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was so inspired by the bright 
colors of the flowers, and that gorgeous textured blue 
background, and captured them in my 
Clean and Layered card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  I was mesmerized by the inspiration photo, 
and worked to capture as much of it's beauty 
as I could for my Clean and Layered card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's Inspiration: I was inspired by the background
 and the deep rich florals to create my 
Clean and Layered card this week!


Angel Rivera
Due to the pandemic, Angel is taking a break from 
the Design Team- she is spending quality time with her family 
and hopefully will be able to re-join the team in the fall. 


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My inspiration was the pink, yellow 
and orange of the flowers against that blue background 
to create my Clean and Layered style card. 


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the embossed background and 
]gorgeous bright colours! 

Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: The rich color scheme and 
overall drama inspired my Classy and Elegant card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the bouquet 
of flowers and textured background for my 
Clean and Layered styled card. 


The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  Please try to comment on the cards ahead of you and behind you in the linky.  Everyone loves comments!

FYI- We have noticed that recently a few of our entrants are not following our rules, especially Rule #3 and  Rule #4 (see above).  

The deadline to participate is 
Monday, June 8th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!

Winners #135 {Red, White and Blue}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #135 {Red, White and Blue} challenge!  

What a wonderful red, white and blue gallery- we were so thankful that so many of you were able to join us!

All of the gorgeous entries make it so difficult to narrow down the winners to only four, but we did it! 

Our Main Winner ...







     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Cimbalacreativefun

Maria Rodriguez


Amanda Mertz

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" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in our next challenge that will be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Card Concept #135 {Red, White and Blue}- It's Not Too Late!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for the #135 {Red, White and Blue} Challenge!!! 



We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, May 25th at noon (EST) to 

link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Card Concept #135 {Red, White and Blue}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, 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.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

You will notice that 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 for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the flags to 
create this Clean and Simple patriotic card.



Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the Red, 
White & Blue color palette for my 
Clean and Simple card.


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I love all things patriotic and 
was inspired by all of the flags and stars 
to create a Shabby and Vintage 
Memorial Day card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: America, America, the red, white, 
and blue! What could be more inspiring in this 
bold Clean and Graphic card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  Colors and stars inspired my
Clean and Layered shaker card.



LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's InspirationI was inspired by the country theme
and colors for my Shabby Chic and Vintage card.



Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: The stars inspired my 
Clean and Simple style card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card 
was inspired by the stripes and the celebratory theme!



Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the Patriotic feel 
of the picture for my Clean and Layered style card.


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the stars, stripes, 
and hearts to create a Clean and Layered styled card.




The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  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, May 25th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 27th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!


Winners #134 {Mother's Day}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winners and honorable mentions for our #134 {Mother's Day} challenge!  

What a wonderful gallery! All of the entries were fabulous and we know that the recipients of your gorgeous cards will treasure them for sure! 

Again, we had a tough time narrowing the winners down to only four so our Design Team has voted!  Here are our five total winners with a tie for our Main Winner...

Our Main Winners ...

     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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


Diane Louise


Claire A


Rose J

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" :-) 

Just a reminder, this year we will be highlighting our winners and honorable mentions on our Facebook page as well as on our Pinterest board.  


Thanks again to all who played along with us! 
We hope you will join us in our next challenge that will be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Card Concept #134 {Mother's Day} - It's Not Too Late!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for the #134 {Mother's Day} Challenge!!! 


We would love to have you join us!

You have until 
Monday, May 11th at noon (EST) to 

link up your card to our gallery!  
Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Card Concept #134 {Mother's Day}

Welcome to The Card Concept!  

For those of you who are new to our challenge, 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.  

Just a reminder, an inspiration photo is exactly that- a starting point for inspiration. Will it be the colors, the overall theme, the texture, the actual items and/or something else that will inspire your card?  

Choose a design style (or combine styles), create a card, and in your blog post, in addition to letting us know what inspired you from the photo, please let us know what style and/or styles you chose.  

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  We will announce the winners here on our challenge blog, as well as our Facebook page and our new Pinterest board.  

Again, as we mentioned above, 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!

You will notice that 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 for 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!

In case you missed the link above, the styles are explained HERE.

Now for the design team's inspiration: 

Esther Asbury
Esther's Inspiration: I was inspired by the oval picture
 frame and the beautiful flowers to create 
this Shabby Chic Mixed Media card.


Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I love the feminine colors and 
that vintage-y gold, that was the inspiration 
for my Clean and Layered card. 


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors of the 
bouquet as well as the overall vintage feeling to create 
a Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!

Julie Gearinger
Julie was so inspired by the beautiful bouquet, 
she also created a Clean and Simple card!




Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft pastel 
color palette and the pretty burst of blooms for my 
very Clean and Layered card.


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration:  Who can resist an inspiration photo with a
beautiful bouquet? They inspired my Clean and Layered/ 
Mixed Media/Classy and Elegant themed card.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne's InspirationI was inspired by the colors, 
the florals, and the copper accent pieces to create 
my Classy and Elegant card this week!


Angel Rivera
Angel's taking a break for this challenge!


Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My inspiration came from the 
pretty pink flowers and gold in the photo, to 
create my Classy and Elegant Style card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The inspiration for my 
Classy and Elegant card came from the gorgeous 
colours and the beautiful gold frame.


Anita Trippi
Anita's Inspiration: I was inspired by the soft colors, 
the glitz and the floral image for this 
Classy and Elegant style card!


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the assortment 
of flowers in the bouquet as well as the touches 
of gold to create a Classy and Elegant/ 
Shabby and Vintage styled card.



The Card Concept Rules:
1.  Use the challenge inspiration photo to create a card- no back linking.
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) and please display our graphic (inspiration photo) in your blog post.  
5. We do not mind if you combine our challenge with others, but please do not combine ours with another inspiration challenge.   
6.  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, May 11th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 13th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!