Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Card Concept #115 {Mosaic Madness}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#115 {Mosaic Madness} Challenge!!! 


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

You have until 
Monday, May 27th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Card Concept #115 {Mosaic Madness}

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 proceed with our inspiration photo, we would like to 
welcome Betty Wright to our Design Team!  

Betty Wright
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 are so excited to have Betty join us!

Now, on to our inspiration photo for our #115 Challenge....

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.  
Please stop by her blog to say "hi"!



Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors as well as the patterns
 to create a Classy and Elegant/ Mixed Media card!



Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the beautiful 
symmetry along with the colors and used both
in my super Clean and Simple layered card.



Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: The colors and mandala style 
inspired my Elegant and Classy/Clean and Layered card.


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: The bright colours and circular 
shapes inspired my Clean and Layered card.


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by those patterned circles which made me think 
of maracas and that made me think FIESTA.



Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the shapes and
 fun colors for this die-cut happy 
Clean and Layered card!


Mackie Robertson


Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean and Graphic card was
 inspired by the geometric patterns and colors!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered/ Clean and Graphic 
card was inspired by the mosaic look and 
colours of the inspiration photo. 


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors, circles, 
and patterns for my Mixed Media 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, May 27th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 29th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners- #114 {Galoshes Galore}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #114 {Galoshes Galore} challenge!  

Again, we had a fabulous gallery with so many fun and beautiful card 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...


And our Honorable Mentions....



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
challenge- to be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Card Concept #114 {Galoshes Galore}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to join us for 
#114 {Galoshes Galore} Challenge!!! 



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

You have until 
Monday, May 13th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Card Concept #114 {Galoshes Galore}

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 proceed with our inspiration photo, we would like to announce that 
Pam Staples will be stepping down from the Design Team for a while.  
We are hoping she will be able to re-join us in the fall- 
we will miss you Pam!  


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:  The gorgeous spring colors and cut flowers 
inspired my Mixed Media card.

Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors and 
garden theme to create a Clean and Simple 
one layer card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I found my inspiration from the 
garden fence and the colors of the galoshes 
for this Clean and Layered look.

Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the polka dot 
rainboots used for planting for m
Clean and Layered card.

Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration: My Clean and Layered card was 
inspired by the bright colours and happy flowers!

Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration:  My Clean and Layered card was inspired 
by the garden theme and those cute boots.


Angel Rivera
Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the row of flowers 
and pop of color for my 
Clean and Layered/Mixed Media card!

Mackie Robertson
Mackie's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered style card was 
inspired by the flowers, galoshes and rainbow colors!

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Clean & Layered card 
was inspired by the cute and colourful 
springtime scene. 


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, May 13th at 12:00 pm EDT.

Our Challenge Winner and the Honorable Mentions will be announced on Wednesday, May 15th.

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 

Winners #113 {Spring Celebration}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #113 {Spring Celebration} challenge!  

Again, we had a fabulous gallery with so many fun and beautiful card 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
challenge- to be posted in one hour!

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!