SUO Challenge #153 – Black & White with a Pop of Color

Black and White as a design theme seems to come up a lot these days. While I’m sure we all revel in all the colors that Stampin’ Up! offers in its collections, it’s always fun to see a beautiful project made using just Black and White. We’re not going to go quite that far in this challenge, though. Your challenge this time is to create a Black and White project and add a pop of color for a delightfully artistic look.

Check out our Design Team’s projects for some great ideas. We look forward to seeing what you do with this challenge.

To participate in our challenge, make a card or other paper-crafted project, using Stampin’ Up! products only, 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. If you are linking to a blog, please link to the specific post that contains your project.

Julie

Julie Gearinger

Connie

Connie Babbert

Robin

Robin Messenheimer

Pam

Pam Staples

Karen

Karen Barber

Julia

Julia Quinn

Mary

Mary Brown

 

PLEASE remember this: We’re looking for projects posted to the internet AFTER July 18, 2016. This is a NEW challenge! AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post! We’d really like it if you’d mention us early in your blog post!

Of course, your projects must 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 19, 2016 (3 am USA Eastern Time) –
July 30, 2016 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



SUO Challenge 136 – Favorite Holiday Colors!

The holidays are definitely here! No matter where you are, there is an important fall or winter holiday coming within the next month. So that means all of use paper crafters will be in full gear making cards and gifts for the season. Your challenge this time is to share with us your favorite set of holiday colors to use in your crafting.

To get you started on thinking about Holiday Colors, our Design Team has come up with a lovely assortment of cards. We look forward to seeing what you do with this challenge.

 Karen

Karen Barber

Julie

Julie Gearinger

Connie

Connie Babbert

DiagonalDoubleFoldCards

Robin Messenheimer

Pam

Pam Staples

Julia

Julia Quinn

Mary

Mary Brown

Cindee

Cindee Wilkinson

 

 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 November 23, 2015  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

Of course, your projects must 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:  November 24, 2015  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

December 5, 2015 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



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SUO Challenge #129, Cards Without Words

It seems that almost every greeting card that appears online in Stampin’ Up! groups has some sort of greeting or sentiment. But sometimes we just want a card to use to write a note off to a friend. That “get well” card might be the perfect design, but not for a note to your friend who isn’t ill.

So your challenge this time is to create a greeting card with no words on it.


Before we get started today, we’d like to introduce the newest member of the SUO Challenge Design Team:

Cindee Wilkinson!

Stampin’ Up! demonstrators who went to convention this year may have caught Cindee’s demonstration during one of the sessions. Even more of us have followed Cindee’s blog and Facebook postings and know how much fun she has with her Stampin’ Up! designs, and how beautifully they turn out. Here’s her introduction to us all:

Hi, I’m Cindee Wilkinson!  I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 6 years and a Manager since 2011. I’ve been married to my husband, David, for 37 years, and we have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Stampin’ Up! is my dream job. I love creating, teaching classes and more!

Welcome, Cindee!


Need some ideas to get your creativity started?  Then check out our Design Team projects – and have fun with your own project!

Cindee

Cindee Wilkinson

Julie

Julie Gearinger

Connie

Connie Babbert

CardsWithoutWords

Robin Messenheimer

Pam

Pam Staples

Julia

Julia Quinn

Mary

Mary Brown

 

 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 August 17, 2015  This is a NEW challenge!  AND please mention/link to the SUO Challenge Blog in your post!

Of course, your projects must 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:  August 18, 2015  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

August 29, 2015 (6 am USA Eastern Time)



SUO Challenge 71 – Favorite Retiring Stamp Sets!

     By the time we issue our next challenge here at the Stampin' Up! Only Challenges blog, dozens of favorite stamp sets will have been retired by Stampin' Up!  But this happens every year – twice a year for awhile there! – and so most of us are used to this time of transition.  This doesn't make it any easier for those of use who are SU! Demonstrators to say, "Goodbye," to our favorites.  Of course, if you're not a demonstrator (and even if you are) you may keep all your favorites around for years and years.

     As all of our current SUO Challenge Design Team Members are Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, my challenge to them was to use their favorite stamp set that is retiring this year.  For the rest of you, we'd really like to see your favorites that are retiring this year – but you may use any retired Stampin' Up! stamp set that is a favorite to enter Challenge 71.

     The challenge rules and deadlines are at the end of this blog post.  One thing I'd like to emphasize is that, as the SUO Challenges Coordinator, I'm here to help you if you have problems getting your entries posted.  Just send me an e-mail (link below) and we'll get things fixed up! 

     Finally, once again we are saying, "Goodbye," not to a stamp set but to one of our Design Team Members. Cindy Elam has been a treasure for all of us, and I'm really going to miss her style here at SUO Challenges!  But she's not leaving the Stampin' Up! community, and I'm sure we'll have lots of chances to see her work, even if it's not here.  She does have one last design for us, though.  I hope you'll enjoy it as well as the projects of all of the other Design Team members!

 

Cindy Elam

 

Mary Brown

 

Connie Babbert

 

Justin Krieger

 

Karen Barber

 

Deena Boos

 

Julie Gearinger

 

Robin Messenheimer

 


Deb Hoekstra

 

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 May 20, 2013.  This is a NEW challenge!

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:  May 21, 2013  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

June 1, 2013 (6 am USA Eastern Time)

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