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Friday, August 31, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge #34, SFC3412 - Falling into Fall

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Are you ready for this week's challenge? Well first let me tell you about last week's winner.  The contest last week was to create a card using a technique.  This week's winner is Linda Osterwise who created a card using artist Mike Eustis' image "Get Whale Soon."  Her card is so adorable, check it out here!

Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com, for your prize.
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Now, on to this week's challenge, SFC3412 Falling into Fall

This week's challenge is very simple.  Create a card with EITHER Fall theme embellishments or School theme embellishments.  The card itself doesn't have to be completely fall/school theme as long as there are fall or school theme embellishments on it somewhere.

Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists.

Pat Martin created a stunning fall card in Halloween theme using a great stamp from artist Jane Beljo.   This stamp image is called Winnie.  She's just perfect for those upcoming cards you want!  This adorable stamp will start sale at the beginning of Sept, so keep your eye out for the store!!

Jan Marshall  made a card using girly image from artist Diane Carubia called Shy Maisy.  Isn't she just too cute?  I love this card, it's perfect for fall with it's colors of orange and those gorgeous leaves!  But, as you can see, she has actually made a Thank You card, by putting a Thanks tag as well as friendship themed leaves.

Elizabeth Hart designed this fall theme card using Diana Garrison's image called "Butterfly Beauties."  I just love her amazing color choices.  So rich and warm.  The place that she added a wonderful "Fabulous Fall" is where the sun image on the stamp is.  Gorgeous work.

Charlene Mitchell shows a sweet fall card with two pals called Snuggle Buddies from artist Lynne Stansberry.  The saying she is using is also from the Squigglefly and was given away as a freebie at Papercraft Planet (here).  I just love those crystal leaves.  Perfect for fall time!
Lisa Minkler crafted this wonderful fall theme card using an adorable stamp from artist Mike Eustis called Summer Friends.  I love her color combination and the way she sets out the image from the rest of the card.  Happy Fall, indeed!

Tammy Hair created a wonderful card that's just perfect for the challenge using a fun stamp from artist Fawn Palmer.  This image is called Patchwork Apple.  It's perfect for the kids or the teachers.  Great work, Tammy!

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used an adorable stamp  from artist Fawn Palmer called Happy Baby.  Though made to be a Congratulations stamp for someone who has just had a kiddo, I turned this stamp into a nice fall theme card.  This wonderful stamp also comes with two great sayings so check it out on the site!! 
I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card this week. Now run out and make a card to play along with us, don't forget to add some fall or school theme embellishments.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use a stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3412 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge 33-SFC3312-Techniques

HI ALL!
We have a winner from last weeks entries-lots of you used a Squigglefly image this last week-we hope you'll play again this week!
Sue used Squigglefly image TLC by Lynne Stansbery! Congrats Sue!!
Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com, for your prize.
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Now, on to this weeks challenge: TECHNIQUES-try out a new one or use a favorite old one! Just make sure if you want to be in the running to win a free digi image-you must use a squigglefly image, and there are several freebies on the Squigglefly site to pick from!
Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals has some inspiration for you...
Linda used SF image: Did you say Facelift - Lynne Stansbery and combined it with a funny sentiment 
A Woman Can Be Satisfied - Marlene Shaw.  


Jenni used SF image: Twin Dollies - Lulu Lancaster


Debbie SF image: For your Birthday by Fawn Palmer

Sharon used SF image: Sun Shiny by Mike Eustis


Shirley used SF image: Christmas Beagle by Marla Shega

Andrew used SF image: Badonkadonk - Squigglefly 
Badonkadonk with Die Cutting

Kathy has used SF image: Sassy Sally and Bella Get Clean by Cheryl Alger

RHONDA
I used Clucky by Mike Eustis

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3312 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)




Monday, August 13, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge #32, SFC3212 Three Layer Dip

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Are you ready for this week's challenge? Well first let me tell you about last week's winner.  The contest last week was to create your card in Black and white.  The winner is Loretta creating a great round shaped card, using a wonderful Freebie called Hi Bella, which is a Shy Bear from artist Lynne Stansberry.  If you love that Shy Bear image, check out all of the amazing Shy Bears.  Just as Loretta won by starting with a freebie, so can you, so check out all the wonderful stamps at Squigglefly and give this challenge a try!

Loretta, please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com, for your prize.
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Now, on to this week's challenge, SFC3212 Three Layer Dip

This week's challenge is very simple.  Create a card using at least three layers of paper or embellishments somewhere on your card.  Show us a great set of layers in different places.  We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists.

Linda Weber created this wonderful card using Siobhan Harrison's Santa Tree-Topper.  What an adorable card.  Check out the layering she has used everywhere.  Thanks so much for joining our team this week, Linda!  Just think of all the great handmade Christmas cards you could make if you just get a few in every week starting now.

Jan Marshall  made this bright and beautiful card in yellow.  She's using a wonderful new stamp called Sun Shiny from artist Mike Eustis.  I like how she not only layers her papers and her items one on top of the other, but she is also layering them one item below the other.  That's a totally different way of thinking! Check out her white brads in the corner, clever, huh?

Elizabeth Hart designed this adorable card using a brand new design from artist Mike Eustis called Mischievous Mouse.  She's using wonderful layering too, on her mouse image, on her saying, on the adorable cuppie cake.  Oh so darling!

Charlene Mitchell shows great layering in several places, on the saying, on her cute flowers, layers of paper and ric rac, just adorable!  Oh, lovely.  Her card is using the new image called  Baby Bunting by artist Fawn Palmer.
 

Lisa Minkler crafted this humerus card using wonderful shades of green everywhere and a great image from artist Lynne Stansbery called Did You Say Facelift.  Check out all her amazing layers....wow!  I love that funny saying, "Remember...as far as anyone knows, we ARE a normal family!"  How many fun sayings can you think of to go with this lady?

Tammy Hair created a wonderful card using artist Fawn Palmer's For Your Birthday.  Look at all her double layered papers!  I love how she ties them all together by using a tiny sliver of light blue behind each one.  So great.

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used an adorable stamp in Christmas theme from artist Siobhan Harrison and is called "Christmas Goody Bag.  My card actually has 5 layers using a couple types of paper.  Just think, if you did a Christmas theme card even one per week, you would be done by the time Christmas got here!

I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card this week. Now run out and make a card to play along with us, don't forget to have lots of layers.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use a stamp from Squigglefly.

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3212 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Squigglefly Challenge 31-SFC3112-Black, Gray, and White

Hi everyone! Well we have a winner for last weeks challenge: SUE S
Sue used Shy Bear Ornament by artist Lynne Stansbery--Congrats Sue!
Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com, for your prize.

Now for this weeks challenge brought to you by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals:
We would love to see your cards made with just three main colors-Black, Gray and White.
We have some DT inspiration for you to get your creative juices flowing:

Shirley has used Squigglefly image: Did you say Facelift? - Lynne Stansbery
Squigglefly F word
and the inside of Shirley's card:

Linda used two images: Diana Garrison - Whimsical Dragonfly border and Happy Baby - Fawn Palmer

Jenni used: Dragonfly garden by Diana Garrison

Sharon used image: Himself the Elf by Siobhan Harrison

Debbie used: dragonfly Gaze by Diane Carubia

Kathy used image: Dandelions by Chesney Young
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I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card this week. Now run out and make a card to play along with us. Be sure to include a sentiment on it. To be eligible for the prize, use a sentiment or an image from Squigglefly. Cheers!
We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3112 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)