Yes, you read that right! Every day, plus one monthly, over on SplitCoastStampers there is a challenge posted. Some are for everyone, and some are for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only.
So the first challenge that I accomplished was a sketch challenge. Click the following link to see the sketch (sorry, I can't figure out how to post it in my blog yet! This is still a learning experience!) It is a challenge that is posted for everyone.
And here is my sample.
Stampin' Up! supplies used are: Blooming with Love stamp set; Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Basic Gray card stock; Rose Red Patterns Designer Series Paper; Jet Black StazOn stamp pad; Rose Red, Basic Gray, and Going Gray Classic stamp pads; Rose Red and Regal Rose Stampin' Write Markers; Blender Pen and Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.
Next up is a challenge for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only. The requirements for it was to use a stamp set with a matching wheel, two coordinating colors (called Dynamic Duos on Stampin' Up's Color Wheel - great item!!), and watercoloring as the technique used on the card. So, here goes:
Again, all Stampin' Up! supplies were used, including: Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set with matching Cupcakes wheel; Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa (Dynamic Duo!), and Confetti White card stock; Candy Lane Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Classic stamp pad and reinker, Close to Cocoa Classic Reinker and Whisper White Craft reinker, and Real Red Stampin' Write Marker; AquaPainter and 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.
Finally, this last challenge is actually a three-in-one, and is also posted on the Demo-only side of SCS. While each challenge can be done separately, I chose to combine the entire kit-and-kaboodle into one. So here are the parameters: Color Challenge (Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla); Embellishment Challenge (any floral embellishment that Stampin' Up! sells); and a sketch challenge, which can be found here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=140379&d=1238362911
So here is the final product.
Stampin' Up! supplies used for this card include: Playful Petals stamp set; Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss and Very Vanilla card stock; Bella Rose Designer Series Paper; Basic Brown stamp pad and Stampin' Write Journaler and Mellow Moss Stampin' Write Marker; Coluzzle, Eyelet Border Punch, Sponge Daubers, Trio Flower Punch, Crimper, and Clear Rhinestone Brads.
So, what do you think? If any of these projects catch your eye and you'd like to re-create them, just email me or give me a call, or better yet, click on the button at the top right corner of my blog to order online right now.
Until next time...Happy Stamping!