Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winner and Top 5 for Challenge 125

You can find the current challenge HERE

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely projects with a Spring or Easter Sentiment.
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor, Great Impressions
 
 
 
The winner of the challenge is...
#18 Judy V
We loved the color combo and the beautiful tulips
 
Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 in no particular order:
 
We loved the partial embossing and the CAS look
 
We loved the design, embellishmetns and colors.
 
#23 Ellie
The bunnies are just adorable and we loved the way she used the blue at top and green on bottom
 
#25 Norma
We loved the overall finished look to this card.  Great use of embellishments and matting
 
#26 Myrna
We loved the CAS design and the cheerful colors that just make you happy to look at the card.
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Challenge 126 - BINGO

Welcome to Challenge 126
BINGO {plus a sentiment}
Feb 26- March 10, 2015

 Quick NOTE: Julie will be posting the winners later today -
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
come back a little later for the WINNERS' POST!

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
created by Ginny H from our Design Team!
You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use.  
Please give credit to Ginny H if you use her word art and leave a comment for her to acknowledge her time and effort.  
I have linked her name above to her website, or you can leave a comment on this post if you like.  Thanks!


[Love this one Ginny H!]
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The Theme for this challenge is a Bingo Challenge - use the following Bingo Card when you create your entry - and don't forget the sentiment! 


Our teammates are using images provided by My Artistic Adventure - and in addition we are pairing up with Add a Little Dazzle for this challenge.  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.  Our two sponsors are generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!!  
This means that we will have TWO WINNERS!
 Prize 1: Gift Certificate to Add A Little Dazzle
 Prize 2: $10 Gift Certificate to My Artistic Adventure

We are so excited to finally reveal the wonderful 
new talent we have joining us this term!  
Amy  from AOCreations
Ann  from Just For Fun
NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
We want to welcome you all - 
we are delighted to have your creative energies join our team!

Amy & Ann will be formally introduced next week - 
but this week I want you to meet 
NanaConnie in her own words:
     I am trying my best to be "retired" but somehow I keep working on various projects that feel just like my working career.  I've been creative in one form or another all my life, including things such as sewing, crochet, painting, poetry, short stories (still working on the Great American Novel), photography, scrapbooking, card making, and ceramics. 
     Family is very important to me and I am fortunate enough to live in the same town with my youngest daughter's family which includes 3 of my 6 grandchildren.  The others are all out of state (I live in California.) I also have 2 great-grandkids who are currently in Okinawa, Japan.  Their dad, my eldest grandson, is a career Marine who has served tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They are due to come home (to the USA) in less than a year.
     I'm a child of God and a lover of people.  Faith and my church important to me and so is friendship and helping others.  In my career, I have been in law enforcement, a college professor, and a lawyer.  I've been widowed for many years, but fill my time with family and lots of volunteer activites.
     I'm really excited to be part of this team. :-D
What a great photo Connie!
And here is NanaConnie's first inspiration card for you:

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
BINGO Column: Something Pink/ Flowers/ Glitter or bling

And finally, let me share with you what our 
wonderful returning Aud Sentiment Designers have been up to!  
If you want more details on the project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Victorian Vintage Valentine
BINGO Row: ribbon, something pink, die cut

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
using Vintage chic Victorian Roses A
BINGO Row: Ribbon, Something Pink, Die Cut

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Pink Shabby Thank You/Happy Birthday Card
BINGO Column: Die Cut, Lace, Embossing

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using  Pink Clown and Shabby Flower Clown Digital Collage Sheet 
BINGO Row - Ribbon, Something Pink & Diecut

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3)Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.
Challenge 126 - Bingo
runs till 10:00pm CST on Tuesday,  March 10


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Challenge 125 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of the Feb 12-Feb 24
 Challenge 125 -
"Spring or Easter Sentiment"
{This means that we want to see a SENTIMENT that uses the words "Spring" or "Easter" or directly relates to those events.  If the connection may not be apparent, please clarify your intent in your post when you link to our challenge.  Thanks - that will help us a lot -  the Aud Sentiments Team}

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge 124

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First thing I want to share with you is this week's 
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
created by Ginny H from our Design Team!
You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use.  Two things I would ask of you is to give credit to Ginny H if you use her word art and leave a comment for her to acknowledge her time and effort.  I have linked her name above to her website, or you can leave a comment on this post if you like!  Thank you!
ENJOY!
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This challenge we are teaming up with 
we are absolutely delighted to have them as our sponsors!
Here is a little info about them...
Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!
They have provided the prize for this challenge's winner -
 5 stamps from their store! 

This will be the last challenge for Sandie & Tracey ... we know you are off to new adventures - and we wish you the best!  Thank you so much for being such a great part of our team - we have so enjoyed all of your gorgeous and creative projects!
And here are Sandie's  & Tracey's last project for Aud Sentiments: (sob)

Lalkygirl from My-Creative-Place
using Easter Daisy

Sandie  from Fairytale Daydream
using Darcy


And now on to the remainder of our team's projects...
we will be adding our new teammates with the next challenge!
Ginny G from RubberMad
with a Shaker Card

Mandy from Paper Panda
using Indescribable Gift stamp set 


Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Magnolias's Tulip Wheel Barrow


Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT!  Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it.  You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3) Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge 125  "Spring or Easter Sentiment"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Feb 25, 2015
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Challenge 125 - Use a Spring or Easter Sentiment

Welcome to Challenge 125
"Use a Spring or Easter Sentiment"
{This means that we want to see a SENTIMENT that uses the words "Spring" or "Easter" or directly relates to those events.  If the connection may not be apparent, please clarify your intent in your post when you link to our challenge.  Thanks - that will help us a lot -  the Aud Sentiments Team}
Feb 12-Feb 24, 2015

Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down or click here for the WINNERS' POST!

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Here is your Thursday
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
created by Ginny H from our Design Team!
You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use.  
Please give credit to Ginny H if you use her word art and leave a comment for her - we all love feedback!
I have linked her name above to her website, or you can leave a comment on this post if you like.  Thanks!

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Prize: 5 stamps from the store
We are delighted to welcome a new Sponsor this challenge - we are teaming up with:
Great Impressions


Great Impressions was founded in 1984 by Ken and Deone Mackenzie.  With a love for stamping, the company grew.  The result is a quality rubber stamp in either wood mount or stickable mount backing for all your stamping needs.  Great Impressions' goal is to provide the highest quality stamps and to inspire creativity!  Please check out our online store to see over 1,000 stamp designs today!  We know you'll find something that will leave a "Great Impression" on you!

We have reached the end of one of our 6 mos. term and there are the inevitable changes in our Design Team - we are losing a few... and new blood is waiting in the wings.  Here is a message from our Ginny H:

We are sad to say goodbye to Tracey R, Sandie G and Tracey B. - we are losing three very talented ladies!  I would like to thank them for their time and effort and their wonderful creations for Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. 
Ginny H and all the Team.

Here is Tracey B's last project - 
{Tracey R's and Sandy's will be next week.}
Tracey from Tracey's Corner Cards
A delightful and creative design as always Tracey!  Best wishes!
~ginny g
  If you want more details on any of the gals' projects, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
Our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday - but now, the colorful and creative cards 
from Team A! 

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using Tilda with Egg and Chicken from Magnolia Stamps

Sandy from Sandy's Creations


Billie from Ink on My Fingers

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3)Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge # 125 - Use a Spring or Easter Sentiment
runs till 10:00pm CST on Feb 12-Feb 24, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Challenge 124 Winner and Top 5

We loved oohing and aahing over all of your wonderful Valentine and Love cards.  Each one was a work of art and it was fun to see a variety of colors besides the typical red and pink. 
Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor Lacy Sunshine Stamps


The winner of the challenge is...

#24 Anita
A beautifully coloured image and card layout.  The red is crisp and lovely.  The sentiment is just right for our challenge


Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me.  
so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 in no particular order:

#144 Vic
A wonderfully crisp and bright card. We loved the sentiment, image and colours used.

#56 Pauline
Love the cute image and the fresh colour scheme.


#143 Colette
Fabby colouring and great matching design papers with the theme

#92 Norma
Norma has created a design that is deep in layers & satiating for the opulence lover

The CAS design and colors are so eye catching.  Love the shaker element in the heart.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Challenge 124 - Week Two

Welcome to the second week of
 Challenge 124
Jan 29-Feb 10
Theme: Valentine or Love Sentiment

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #123

First thing I want to share with you is this week's 
FREEBIE SENTIMENT
created by Ginny H from our Design Team!
You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use.  Two things I would ask of you is to give credit to Ginny H if you use her word art and leave a comment for her to acknowledge her time and effort.  I have linked her name above to her website, or you can leave a comment on this post if you like!  
Thank you & ENJOY!
{I especially loved this one and used it on my card below...}


We always enjoy teaming up with Lacy Sunshine Stamps for a challenge... they have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration - and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner - 3 images of the winner's choice!




And here you are - more of the Aud Sentiment's very creative Designers providing their take on the "Valentine/ Love" theme.  What a great job - I am always so inspired by the coloring and creative framing and layering!  If you want to see more details or just check out what else these gals can do - click on their blog names to go to their links.  
Oh, and please, leave a comment - we ALL thrive on your feedback!

Mandy from Paper Panda
using Rory's Camera

Marie from Kompis-Kort-By-Mi
using Rory's Camera

Sandie from Fairy Tale Day Dream
using Rory Love Letters


Lalkygirl from My-Creative-Place
using Emily Heart Balloons


Ginny G from RubberMad
using Bugzz - Voodoo Bunny

Quick Summary of our Rules
1) As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT! Your sentiment needs to be appropriate for the theme/challenge.  That's it. You are not required to use anything specific, just the sentiment.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture [in your blog post] that shows us the sentiment.
2) You may submit up to 5 projects and enter as many other challenges as you like.
3)Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge #124 "Valentine /Love Sentiment"
runs till 10:00 pm EST on Tuesday,  Feb 10
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate  the linking tool at the bottom of the post.