SUO Challenge #122, Fun Flowers – Our Top 3!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Fun Flowers challenge.. 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.

By the way – for those of you who are in our "Top 3" each week, we have the code for a blog widget over to the left.  Be sure to grab the code if you'd like to announced this on your blog page!

 

Mary Alice Bellis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUO Challenge #96, Birds, Bees and Butterflies

Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is in the air.  The birds are chirping up a storm, bees are buzzing around newly-opened blooms and butterflies are making their lazy way throughout our garden. Your challenge this time is to make a card or other papercrafted project that features Birds, Bees or Butterflies.  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!

Of course we have guidelines and they are detailed at the left and summarized below,, including the dates that this challenge is open.

Please remember this is an SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) challenge.  Projects using non-SU! images, paper, embellishments, etc., will be removed.  We also ask that you do not have advertisements for products (e.g., classes and subscription services) in your post.  Please respect our criteria.

And now on to some inspiration from our talented design team for this week's challenge!

 

Julie Gearinger

 

Justin Krieger

 

Bronwyn Eastley

 

Robin Messenheimer

 

Connie Babbert

 

Karen Barber

 

Mary Brown

 

Pam Staples

 

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 5, 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:  May 6, 2014  (3 am USA Eastern Time) –

May 17, 2014 (6 am USA Eastern Time)

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SUO Challenge #45 – 3-Dimensional Flowers

     Everywhere I look these days, I see flowers everywhere – even on cards and other papercrafting projects!  So, with many of us in the middle of prime late Spring flower season out in the garden, we decided that those of us at our computers should have some lovely flowers to view while we're surfing the net.  So this week's challenge is to create a card or other project with 3-Dimensional Flowers on it.  It can be anything from flowers popped up from a card's surface with some Stampin' Dimensionals, to fabric and ribbon flowers, to intricately folded paper flowers – and everything in between!!

     Here are the projects offered by our SUO Challenge Design Team, a bouquet with flowers picked from the products in their Stampin' Up! stashes.  While we may not be able to sniff these lovely flowers, I'm sure we can imagine how some of them might tickle our noses' fancy if we found them out in a garden. 

Mary's Card

Mary Brown

 

Robin Messenheimer

 

Heidi's Card

Heidi Baks

 

Jennifer's Card

Jennifer Timko

 

Deb's Card

Deb Hoekstra

 

Karen's Card

Karen Barber

 

Cindy Elam's Card

Cindy Elam

 

Cindy Coutts' CArd

Cindy Coutts

 

Michelle's Card

Michelle Laycock

 

Pam's Card

Pam Staples

 

     To participate in our challenge, make a card 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 May 14, 2012, 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 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!

 

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SUO Challenge 26, Invitation to a Party

This month SU-Only Challenges is One Year Old, so it must be time for an online party!  And do we have a party for you – not only a new challenge, but two new members of our Design Team to Introduce as well as a fond farewell to one of our original members.  Here's our challenge for the week – and you'll find fun information about our new members in another post.

Create an invitation to a party – any kind of party!  Of course there are always birthdays and showers and graduations.  But there's also the Barbecue, the beach party, the end-of-summer bash, and so much more!  Hey, even Stampin' Up! Workshops are parties!  The list is endless. 

Here are our Design Team Members' takes on this challenge, and we hope that you will join us in the fun we've had making them!

 

Deb's Card

Deb Hoekstra

Heidi's Card

Heidi Baks

Jennifer's Card

Jennifer Timko

Karen's Card

Karen Barber

pam's card
Pam Staples

Robin's Card

Robin Messenheimer

Mary's Card

Mary Brown

 Cindy's Card

Cindy Elam

Favorite New Stamp Top 3

Thanks for all your entries last week!  But we did have to pick our Top 3 who are:

Jackie Topa for her hobby horse that is just too darned cute and wonderfully clever.  Several of us wonder where we were when the "clever" gene was doled out.  We think Jackie got more of them than is fair!

Bornwyn Eastley is another designer with more than her fair share of clever genes with imaginative use of the Two Tags Sizzix die.  Beautiful card!

Leslie Croghan's design, coloring and overall execution of her vintage card was just the perfect card for congratulating her mother.  Just gorgeous!

We did have to disqualify a couple of entries this week.  We've noticed that there have been several projects over the past few weeks that have included dies from companies that compete with Stampin' Up!'s Sizzix products.  Please remember that entries for this challenge should be SU! ONLY! 

Here's our standard short reminder of the "rules": Entried should be Stampin' Up! products only, be a new creation in response to our challenge, and have no links to posts that are selling anything.  You can find all the finer details on the sidebar at the top left

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