Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Card Concept #55 {You Are My Sunshine}

Welcome to The Card Concept! Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here.  The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge!  So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!

This month we are thrilled to welcome Becca Cruger to our team as Guest in the Mixed Media category! Becca is truly an inspiration in this crafty area! Welcome, Becca.

I've been crafting ever since I discovered how to attach glitter to paper! You'll frequently find me with ink all over my hands because I LOVE working with messy products - especially Ranger Distress products. I am the owner of Damsel of Distressed Cards in Grand Forks, ND and teach cardmaking and mixed media art classes. I also design stamps for STAMPlorations. My designs are very eclectic and my favorite way to create cards is by layering and incorporating mixed media.

We are also happy to welcome two new designers to our team! Please join us in welcoming, Jennifer Timko & Ilina Crouse! I asked these ladies to share a bit about themselves.

Hi, I am Ilina Crouse. I am from Macedonia, but have been in the US for over 11 years. Currently I live in Atlanta, GA. By day I am an Electrical and Proposal Engineer, by night l I am an avid paper crafter.I am a wife of 11 years to my wonderful husband, Sean, and  a mommy of 3 little ones (Anna - 4yr,Milena - 2yr and Jason - 14 months). I love Clean and Simple designs and try to create every day, as my little escape from the everyday craziness. I love coloring and trying and experimenting with different techniques.

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Timko.  In my "day job,  I am a pilot for United Airlines flying the Airbus 319/320.  But I love paper crafting whenever (and wherever) I can fit it in!!  I have been married for 15 years and have two boys (13 yo and 10 yo) I drive the soccer "bus" when I'm not busy flying my Airbus.  My crazy schedule might be the reason I am a clean stamper.  I need to simplify and declutter when I can!  I love clean lines and fun details.  I am thrilled to join The Card Concept as a Clean and Graphic designer!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

Look at Becca' s gorgeous Mixed Media Card!

Clean & Simple


I was inspired by the colours and overall 'happy' feel to this card-just made me want to smile!

I was inspired words and the yellow 

Clean & Graphic

Alison Barclay 

Jennifer Timko
I was inspired by the polka dots and the sentiment!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the yellow dots, and whenever I think of sunshine I think of bumble bees!

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the sunshine!

Shabby Chic

Julee Tilman
I was inspired by the colors and the wordplay!

My inspiration came from the yellow, polka dots and overall sunny feel!!

Freestyle Collage

Laura Jane
HELLO, YELLOW was my inspiration!

Michele K. Henderson
The polka dots, sunshine and tiles gave me great inspiration!

Classy & Elegant

Ilina Crouse
I was inspired by the yellow and black 

I was inspired by the bright yellow colors!

Mixed Media

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the bright yellow and black-
 reminds me of summer, flowers and bees! 

Lilian Forsyth

I was inspired by the background and the sentence.

Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, May 23at Noon (PST).

Please note that we have been having issues with the must click on the frog button to link your card. Thank you!


  1. Beautiful new prompt and cards Ladies!
    And a special hello to Becca ;)

  2. These are fantastic! I'm amused too that I posted an all-yellow card just yesterday, but I guess while I'm in the yellow mood I'll do another ;) The DT cards are all fantastic. It's so hard to choose a style every time.