Friday, March 27, 2009

Stampin' Addict Challenges

A few weeks ago, one of my good demo friends Angie and her husband started a new website for those of us who love Stampin' Up! products: Stampin' Addicts. It's a place to share ideas and get answers to questions about stamping. The site has grown from 30 orginal members to over 500 in a short amount of time.

I offered to help in anyway I could and got the assignment to be in charge of the challenges. Basically that means I coordinate the six challenges a week. I only host two of them and we have four very talented hostesses who also offer them too.

The two I host are the card sketch challenge on Thursdays and the scrapbook challenge on Saturday. This weeks card sketch challenge was based on a sketch I found on the makingbirthdaycards website. Here is the card I made for the challenge:

The card features the Flower Fancy stamp set from the main catalog and Oval All from the Occasions Mini that will be available next week. The colors are Baja Breeze, Basic Black and Whisper White. Like that scalloped oval? It will also be available in the Occassions Mini Catalog. I love it! I ran the black strip through my Big Shot with the Texture Impression Plates that are available exclusively through Stampin' Up!

For last Saturday's scrapbook challenge, I decided to post a mini album instead of a scrapbook sketch. It's a flag accordion album and it turned out so cute! Mine features the Sunshine Garden Simple Scrapbook Kit. I will be offering this at my May Stampin' Buffet on May 2 as a great Mother's Day present for grandma, or just a cute album for your own collection.

For more information and to play along, visit Stampin' Addicts and click on the forum section. The challenges are open to anyone who wants to play along. There are no time limits or other rules, just have fun!


Kathy said...

I hope I get time to play along with the challenges soon! I love your cards. the Blue and the Black is stunning.

Sara said...

I love the card, it is gorgeous!!!