Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank You, Challenge Ladies

Hello blogging friends, 
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.
We have a special StampTV Challenge Magazine Volume 3* located on the Freebie Tab, where all of their challenges are shared in a download PDF that you can save to your computer and print out at your leisure!
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!!!



Vicki Dutcher said...

Cheri- THEY ARE GOING TO LOVE THESE!! Wonderful creations

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Wonderful cards! I especially love the mix of dp and layout of your color challenge card.

tlgirl353 said...

Cheri- You did a fab job on all of these . Just beautiful!!!!!

Carolina said...

Such beautiful work...girls are going to be over the moon excited to receive these!

Jennie said...

Such pretty designs Cheri! Lovely colors and dp combos. Great job :o)

Olga said...

WOW GF, you out done your self, so many gorgeous over the moon beautiful pieces of art!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Oh my, Cheri! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! What wonderful designs! Of course, I am partial to mine - lol! I love the soft papers and row of pearls on that beautiful card! Thanks for your sweet words and for the "thanks"!

scalder said...

I really regret not trying more of the challenges as I go through this blog hop:( LOVE the cards you came up with especially the Christmas one!! Thanks for sharing YOUR creativity!!!

Giovana said...

WOW Cheri!! All your creations are amazing! thanks so much for your sweet words, they mean a lot to me!
God bless.

Jessica said...

Wow is right! All are so pretty! And I just love your uses of BG papers... I love Capella the most I think!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a fun and special way to thank our hostesses Cheri!!! A truly fabulous job!!!

Melanie said...

hee hee, yup sets are not only matched with designer but often inspired by them! :) love Melissa and all my techie stampin buddies! beautiful designs Cheri!!

Sharri said...

Cheri,Beautiful cards! I love the colors and the designs! The girls are going to love them!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Miesje said...

Loved them all!!! They are truly amazing cards and all so different!

Payne Holler Cards said...

yikes! these are toooooo gorgeous - thank you sweetie - of course, I believe I am partial to mine (-:
these are just fab fab fab! thank you so very much!!

Brenda said...

Cheri you out did yourself, these are all beautiful! Thank you and thank you for all of your support with my challenges it was always a joy to see your fabulous cards each week.

Betty Neville said...

These are all gorgeous Cheri - wonderful job on all! The ladies are lucky to receive these gems! BTW - thank you for the sweet intro!

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