SUO Challenge 101 – Bows, Bows, Bows!

While it's fun having a greeting card with only lovely layers, stamps and colors, it's usually even more fun to have a bit of embellishment.  For this challenge, we'd like you to show off how you use bows, using Stampin' Up! Ribbons, Twine or Thread – or even paper or cardstock! -  to make your greeting card or other paper crafted project extra special!  Once you have your project done, post a photograph of it on your blog or in any other open online gallery, and then add a link to our Link Tool at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about linking your project or problems in creating the link, be sure to let the challenge coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, know.  We cheerfully help crafters out just about every challenge, so don't be bashful about asking for help!

If you need some inspiration to get you started, why not start with our talented Design Team's gallery!

 

Pam Staples

 

Robin Messenheimer

 

Connie Babbert

 


Bronwyn Eastley

 

Karen Barber

 

Mary Brown

 

Julie Gearinger

 

Justin Krieger


Stacey Ailes

 

To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet.  Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.

PLEASE remember this:  We’re looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER July 14, 2014.  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin’ Up! products only.    The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products.  But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin’ Up! Only!  This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin’ Up! sells a like product.  For example, Stampin’ Up! does not sell sewing thread.  So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine.  Stampin’ Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine.  If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she’ll be glad to answer it!

Challenge Dates:  July 15, 2014  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

July 26, 2014 (6 am USA Eastern Time)

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Posted on : Jul 15 2014
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SUO Challenge 100, Celebrating our First 99 Challenges – Our Top 3!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our 100th Challenge by helping us celebrate our first 99 challenges!

Thanks especially to our Top 3 whom we felt did the best job of capturing our theme for the week!  Click on the pictures of their projects to go to their blogs or galleries for more details.

 

Heidi Weaver. Challenge #59, Fun or Unusual Folds.  Besides this delightful fold, Heidi's choice of color and stamps for this project make this a gorgeous card.

 

 

 

 

Nancy Littrell, Challenge. #25, Favorite New Stamp Set. We really enjoyed looking at all the details in this mixed media card.  We especially liked the rhinestone bling around the sun images to give them that extra sparkle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa DaviesChallenge #25, Favorite New Stamp Set.  The crisp, clean and modern flair of this card definitely got our attention.  We love the white on white which really makes those colors pop.

 

 

 

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SUO Challenge 100 – Celebrating our First 99 Challenges!

We're so happy still to be around as a favorite challenge blog as we complete our 100th challenge!  What fun you all have made this over the first 99 challenges.  Your challenge today is to go back and pick one of our first 99 challenges and made a greeting or other paper crafted project to share will all of us, Design Team and Challenge Entrants as well!  Once you have your project done, post a photograph of it on your blog or in any other open online gallery, and then add a link to our Link Tool at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions about linking your project or problems in creating the link, be sure to let the challenge coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, know.  We cheerfully help crafters out just about every challenge, so don't be bashful about asking for help!

You might well ask if you have to go back through all our challenges to find something?  Absolutely not (though you certainly may!).  Here's a link to a list of our previous challenges.  When you post your entry, please include in your own blog post the Challenge Number of the SUO Challenge you chose to work (play?) with.

If you need some inspiration to get you started, why not start with our talented Design Team's gallery!

 

Robin Messenheimer

Challenge #5, Punch Art

 

Connie Babbert

Challenge #40, The Color Green

 

Bronwyn Eastley

Challenge #48, For the Birds

 

Karen Barber

Challenge #14, Favorite Retired Stamp Set

 

Mary Brown

Challenge #77, Happy Birthday

 

Julie Gearinger

Challenge #70, Butterflies

 

Justin Krieger

Challenge #60, Glitter Galore

 

Stacey Ailes

Challenge #59, Fun or Unusual Folds

 

Pam Staples

Challenge #25 – Favorite New Stamp Set

 

To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project and post a photo of it to your blog or a gallery on the internet.  Then come back here and use our link tool at the bottom of this post to share the photo with us.

PLEASE remember this:  We’re looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER June 30, 2014.  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

And, of course, your projects should be made with Stampin’ Up! products only.    The products may be those that are in current catalogs, or they may be retired products.  But (as our blog title says) SUO – Stampin’ Up! Only!  This means that products from other papercrafting, rubber stamp, die-making or other companies may not be included in your project or in any other project included in your blog post if Stampin’ Up! sells a like product.  For example, Stampin’ Up! does not sell sewing thread.  So use of sewing thread from another company is just fine.  Stampin’ Up! does sell the Sizzix Big Shot, so use of die-cuts, texture plates or other such products from another company is not fine.  If you have a question, please send an e-mail to our Coordinator, Robin Messenheimer, and she’ll be glad to answer it!

Challenge Dates:  July 1, 2014  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

July 12, 2014 (6 am USA Eastern Time)

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Posted on : Jul 01 2014
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SUO Challenge 99, It’s Summer Time – Our Top 3!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our latest challenge. It's been fun seeing what everything thinks of when they think, "Summer!"

Thanks especially to our Top 3 whom we felt did the best job of capturing our theme for the week!  Click on the pictures of their projects to go to their blogs or galleries for more details.

 

Julia QuinJulia Quinn. What a soft beach collage Julia created!  The colors and embellishments she used created a gorgeous depth and texture to this project.  The decorated inside of this card is the perfect finishing touch! Definitely a work of art!

 

 

 

Melissa Cochran (Crazy Paper Freak).  This is another beautiful collage.  The colors are so different, but the details are equally compelling.  The red color accenets and the coloring in of some of the background map really make this card pop.  All of the elements seemed to be arranged perfectly!

 

 

 

 

Joanne James (The Crafty Owl). We love the balance of this design, with the colors on the ship, as ween through the "porthole," beautifully catching the Island Indigo color of the background. The porthole is so much fun, too, as it catches the sense of the ship at sea.

 

 

 

 

 

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