SUO Challenge #62 – New Toys!

     Finally we're getting around to a new challenge here at SUO Challenges!  Your Design Team Coordinator is delighted to be back at the computer, not to mention healithily crafting to my heart's content!  Our Design Team Members have been champing at the bit to get their challenge cards out for you all to see, too, so I won't delay a moment longer.

     The challenge for this time?  As the title says – bring out your New Toys!  If you've placed an order from the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, go for it!  But even if you just have something in your stash that's new to you and you just need to break it out and finally use it, go for it.  New to Stampin' Up!? Then EVERYthing's new for you!  So use whatever your heart desires!

     And now for our Design Team's Creations!


Jennifer Timko

Jennifer Timko


Cindy Elam

Cindy Elam


Mary Brown

Mary Brown


Karen Barber


Deb Hoekstra

Deb Hoikstra


Heidi Baks

Heidi Baks


Connie Babbert

Connie Babbert



    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.  We're looking for cards posted to the internet after January 14, 2013, and (of course!) 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:  January 15, 2013  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

January 26, 2013 (9 am USA Eastern Time)


14 People have left comments on this post

Jan 15, 2013 - 06:01:26
Laura said:

Im a new Independant SU demonstrator, And found this challenge blog. I'm excited to join this blog ,so to get started this is a great challenge for me. Because I have lots of new Toys. TFS

Jan 15, 2013 - 08:01:23

Well, welcome to the Stampin' Up! family.  We're thrilled you've chosen to participate in our challenge.  It's always a lot of fun!

Jan 16, 2013 - 06:01:16

Thanks so much for providing such a fun challenge and the beautiful inspiration from the DT.  I'm sure you'll have lots of participants with the wonderful range of goodies available for SAB and the new catty.

Jan 17, 2013 - 03:01:57

Hello there lovely ladies!
WOW I love this challenge site! Sooo cool and never seen by me before! 🙂
Thanks sooo much for the amazing inspiration, really your cards are stunning!
Hope to play again in the future!
Smiles SHarnee 🙂

Jan 17, 2013 - 04:01:12

We're definitely glad you tried us out, Sharnee!  And it's always nice to have a smile come our way, too!

Jan 20, 2013 - 11:01:37

I always love your challenges, and this was just what I needed to get me jump started in the new year.  I found this to be the best sketch for inspiration outside my norm.  Thanks to your great team for all the wonderful samples this week, some of which I am ready to CASE.

Jan 20, 2013 - 11:01:00

I just loved your challenge to use my new toys.  I got my new products weeks ago, but this weekend is the first chance that I had to actually play with them.  I was anxious to find some inspiration to get me started, and you truly came through for me.  Thanks for all your great samples.,too.

Jan 24, 2013 - 11:01:01
Rebecca O'Gorman said:

Amazing cards, I love them all.  I am really interested to know how Karen achieved such amazing colours on that coloured cardstock, I have been stalking her blog but there has not been a post about this card yet…. 🙂
I'd love any information you can provide.

Jan 26, 2013 - 01:01:10

Thanks for the compliment! Karen has had problems with her blog; but you can find more about this card on

Jan 26, 2013 - 02:01:02
MarionE said:

What a great site this is. So happy that I found it. I'm a new demonstrator from the Netherlands and I'm totally hooked on Stampin'Up!
My compliments to the DT… what a stunning cards they've made. Such an inspiration. Glad I can enter this challenge! 
Warm hug

Jan 26, 2013 - 01:01:54

Welcome! And we are all hooked on Stampin’ Up!, too. We’re happy to have you join in our fun!

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