Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Card Concept #123 {Thanksgiving Table)- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #123 {Thanksgiving Table} Challenge!!! 

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

You have until 
Monday, November 18th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Card Concept #123 {Thanksgiving Table}

Welcome to The Card Concept

Before we show you our challenge photo, we would like to take a moment to say goodbye to Maureen Plut!  She is stepping down from the Design Team so she can spend more time with her family and we will miss her so!   

 It is quite a commitment to be on a Design Team and we have enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful cards and inspiration from Maureen over the past few years. 

Please join us in saying farewell to Maureen- we wish you all the best, Maureen!!

Now, on to our new challenge!  As you know, 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: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking a break this week! 
If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the colors 
along with the black and white checked pillow 
in the background to create a somewhat
clean and layered Mixed Media card!

Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration:  I love the fall colors and that 
big fall pumpkin, and included them in 
my Clean and Layered design.

Nancy Penir

Nancy's Inspiration: The richness of the holiday 
table and colors inspired my layered 
Classy and Elegant card.

Susan's Inspiration: I was inspired by the 
flowers and the colors to make 
my Clean and Layered card.



Angel Rivera

Angel's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pop 
of colors for my Clean And Simple card!




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

Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The bright flowers and white candles 
that kept everything fresh looking were what inspired
 my Clean and Layered/Classy and Elegant card. 


Pam Staples
 Pam's card is on the way!


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the vases
 of flowers and the blue water glass to 
create a Clean and Layered card.


The Card Concept Rules:
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) 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, November 18th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 


Winners #122 {Bountiful Blessings}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #122 {Bountiful Blessings} challenge!  

Wow, what a spectacular gallery!! Every single entry could be a winner and we had a tough time narrowing it down to only four winners, so this week we have six!!


We had a tie for our main Challenge Winner ...







     And our four Honorable Mentions ...




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

Dana Kirby




Debbie Bonczek


Papercraft Goddess


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 new challenge 
to be posted in one hour!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Card Concept #122 {Bountiful Blessings}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #122 {Bountiful Blessings} Challenge!!! 

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

You have until 
Monday, November 4th at noon (EDT) to 
link up your card!  Click HERE to join us!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Card Concept #122 {Bountiful Blessings}

Welcome to The Card Concept

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 or combine styles, create a card and 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.  In addition to announcing the winners here on our challenge blog, we will be also be posting their cards on our Facebook page as well as our new Pinterest board.  

We are looking forward to having you play along!

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: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii's Inspiration: I used those fabulous colors for 
inspiration for my Clean and Layered card.


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


Michele K. Henderson
Michele is taking a break for this challenge- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the pumpkins and 
gourds to create a layered Mixed Media style card!


Maureen Plut
Maureen's Inspiration:My Shabby and Vintage card was 
inspired by those gourd-eous  colourful gourds!


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: Everything in the photo inspired me to
 make a Clean and Layered fall themed card!



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



Mackie Robertson
Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the beautiful 
fall colors and pumpkins to created my 
Clean & Layered style card!


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: My Classy and Elegant card was 
inspired by the rich autumn colours and the ornate 
and patterned look of the front door and steps. 


Pam Staples
 Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the texture of the 
brick steps as well as the flowers and pumpkins 
to create a Clean and Layered card!


Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration: I was inspired by the fall colors, 
patterns, and textures and created a 
Mixed Media styled card. 



The Card Concept Rules:
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, November 4th at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery! 



Winners- #121 {Adventure Awaits}

Happy Wednesday!  Julie, here with the winner and honorable mentions for our #121 {Adventure Awaits} challenge!  

We had a smaller gallery than normal with less than ten participants,
 but each one could be a winner!! 

Our main Challenge Winner is...





     And our three Honorable Mentions ...




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

Heidi



Cheryl McAskill


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 new challenge 
to be posted in one hour!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits}- There's Still Time!

Just a reminder that you still have plenty of time left to play along 
with us for #121 {Adventure Awaits} Challenge!!! 

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

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

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Card Concept #121 {Adventure Awaits}

Welcome to The Card Concept

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.   

At the end of the challenge, our Design Team will choose one Main Winner and at least three Honorable Mentions.  In addition to announcing the winners here on our challenge blog, we will be also be posting their cards on 
our Facebook page as well as our new Pinterest board.  

We are looking forward to seeing what inspires you-
will it be the colors, the overall theme, the items or something else?  


Choose a design or combine styles, create a card and come play along!




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: 

Tangii Crain
Tangii is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Julie Gearinger
Julie's Inspiration: I was inspired by the train station 
setting along with the masculine colors of those
 fabulous suitcases and the stone wall texture to create 
Shabby and Vintage/Mixed Media card!


Michele K. Henderson
Michele's Inspiration: I loved the stacked suitcases 
and the vintage colors. I added old-fashioned cases
 to my Freestyle Collage card!


Nancy Penir
Nancy's Inspiration: I was inspired by the colors to create 
a Mixed Media with a bit of vintage card!

Maureen Plut
Maureen is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!


Susan Powell
Susan's Inspiration: My Clean and Simple card was 
inspired by the suitcases, the neutral colors and the brick.



Angel Rivera
Angel is taking this challenge off- 
if you have time, stop by her blog to say "hi"!





Mackie Robertson
Mackie's InspirationI was inspired by the adventure
 of travel to create my Clean Layered card.


Marcie Sharp
Marcie's Inspiration: The stack of luggage and general 
theme of travel and adventure inspired 
my Clean and Layered card! 


Pam Staples
 Pam's Inspiration: I was inspired by the luggage and the 
idea of travel as well as textures within the photo 
to create a Clean and Layered card!

Betty Wright
Betty's Inspiration:  I was inspired by the travel theme, 
the suitcases, and the letters under the benches 
to create a Freestyle Collage card.



The Card Concept Rules:
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, October 21st at 12:00 pm EDT.

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

We look forward to seeing your artwork in our gallery!