Tonight we are having a special blog hop to thank our recently retired StampTV Challenge Hostess Team members:
These 5 designers have provided StampTV with a challenge each week during the months of June, July and August.
Please join in our Thank You Discussion on Stamp TV and feel free to play along and say thank you with your own take on one of their challenges!!!
Color Challenge - Carla Suto
My first card was made for my dear friend, Carla Suto. Carla's color challenges and card examples left us breathless with the gorgeous way she coordinates color, patterns and layers. When the stamp set "Fun Furnishings" was released, I noticed early on that Carla had a love relationship with that set. So, it was easy for me to pick the stamp set I would use for Carla's card. I picked her Color Challenge One (Chocolate, Green and Ivory) Here's my card for you, Carla.
CS: GKD PL "Chocolate Kiss", "Cream De Menthe" and Ivory. DP: Basic Grey "Cappella", PTI "Green Tea Leaves". Stamps: "Fine Furnishings Additions", by Nina Brackett.
Sketch Challenge - Melissa Shultz
My next card was made for Melissa Shultz. Melissa was an outstanding sketch challenge hostess. Melissa, Peggy Wainman and myself were all chosen to be Center Stage Spotlight Design Team Members in December 2009. When we were assigned our new stamp sets for the upcoming release that month, it seemed incredible how we seemed to have been matched to the sets we were to showcase. For instance, Melissa's set was "Tech Talk" and guess what???? She works in IT (technology). So, for Melissa, I selected "Tech Talk" and incorporated it in her Sketch #7. Here's my card for you, Melissa and thanks for those great sketches.
CS GKD PL "Chocolate Kiss", "Turquoise Sea" and White. Stamp Sets: "Tech Talk" by Melanie Munchinger.
Blast From the Past Challenge - Linda Payne
My next card is for Linda Payne. How I loved her Blast from the Past challenges. She often added "with a twist" on her challenges and came up with some great "twists" which became the REAL challenge. For Linda's card I selected Blast From the Past #3, Patterned Embossing. I wasn't able to play along with this challenge when Linda posted it, so I wanted to catch up and make one just for this fabulous lady. (I took the easy way out....there was no "twist" with this challenge). Linda, this is my card for you.
CS: GKD PL, "Lovely Lavendar", "Vibrant Violet" and White. DP: Basic Grey "Kioshi". The Sateen Flowers are colored with Copic Markers and can be purchased from GKD.
Inspiration Challenge - Brenda Turner
Here's my card for the lady with all the inspiration, Brenda Turner. Brenda rocked the inspiration challenges and I had a very difficult time deciding what one I would thank her with. I decided to do her seasonal challenge the Halloween/Fall Window and again, it's a catch up - I wasn't able to play it during the challenge. Here's my card for you Brenda.
CS: GKD PL "Vibrant Violet", "Sweet Mango", "Black Onyx", "Sweet Corn"and "Sand". Stamps: "Autumn Splendor" StampTV Kit, and "Botanicals". EB folders and sponging.
Christmas Challenge - Giovana Smith
My final thank you card is for Giovana Smith. Giovana's Christmas Challenges took Christmas cards to another level. What a talented lady she is. Anyway, while most of us were sweltering in the summer heat, Giovana gave us something "cool" to work on. I decided to thank Giovana with a card from her Christmas Challenge #5 , glitter, sparkle and bright items. Thanks Giovana for helping us get a jump on our Christmas cards while we "cooled" in the summer heat. This is my card for you.
CS: GKD PL, "In the Navy", "Wine with Everything" and "Lovely Lavendar". Stamps: "Tree Silhouettes" and "Winter Wings" (sentiment) by Asela Hopkins.
Thanks so much, ladies. It was a great summer of challenges and I had a real blast playing in each of them. My cards are in the mail to each of you.
Now, shake a leg....go one hop further and see what exciting cards my friend, and the very talented lady, Betty Neville has made.
Come on and join us, post a card for all or any one of these fabulous challenge hostesses - we'd love your company and they would love your card!
Thanks so much for stopping by - all comments are welcome!!!