Thursday, September 30, 2010

4CCC -#5 - Crazy Egg Challenge!!!

Happy Thursday folks! The sunshine here in central Alberta has been a welcome sight after all the rainy, cold weather we have been experiencing all summer.....we had better enjoy it while we can hey? 'Ol Man Winter will soon be visiting....giggle....

OK, onto bidnisssss......last week's FALL challenge brought forth some AMAZINGLY TALENTED cards and projects. Y'all are making this "choosing business" rather difficult - but we love it! We tossed around many participants but had to come up with only 3 - here they are in no particular order:



Debbie



Congratulations ladies!!
Please copy the picture, save the picture as a .jpeg to your computer and when you add it to your blog, link it back to our challenge blog if you like!


This week's challenge (#5) is our first "Crazy Egg" Challenge and this week we want to see a *CHICK* somewhere on your card...now that means a bird of some kind :) Our wonderful Leanne is offering up the prize for this challenge (as it IS the last Thursday of the month - already!) Here is a pic of the goodies you will receive if you are our lucky winner!

We will use Random.org to choose our lucky recipient and we will also be giving our our 3 Golden Egg Awards as well....

Here are the projects we came up with to offer you inspiration for this week's challenge:

Leanne




If you want to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using InLinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-5 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.)

Please leave a direct link to your post here. :)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Golden Egg Awards and a "Theme" Challenge!

Happy Thursday!!

Welcome back for another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge! We were totally {giddy} with excitement that we had so many GORGEOUS entries last week for our embossing challenge and let me just say that y'all made it extremely difficult on us "chicks" to pick just three! There is some serious crafting talent out there, and unfortunately, we couldn't pick you all...so without further adieu, here are our 3 winners from last week's challenge (in no particular order)......

Jo



....here is your "Golden Egg" badge to display proudly on your blog!!!


Congratulations ladies!!
Please copy the picture, save the picture as a .jpeg to your computer and when you add it to your blog, link it back to our challenge blog if you like!

This week's challenge (#4) is a theme hosted by myself, Lori, and it's to celebrate FALL. This can be the colors of Fall, the holidays in Fall, anything that reminds YOU of Fall :) Easy peesy, right??? I am so excited to challenge you this week with this theme as it is one of my favorite seasons of the year due to all the gorgeous, rich colors - I cannot *wait* to see what y'all come up with! To view our blogs individually, please just click on our names!!
Here is my card for this week's challenge:


And here are the other 3 Chicks' gorgeous FALL creations:







If you want to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using InLinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-4 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.)

Please leave a direct link to your post here. :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #3 and Golden Egg Award :)

WELCOME BACK to 4 Crafty Chicks for week #3. We want to say a huge thanks to everyone who played along with our color combo, the cards were sooooooo amazing! Boy oh boy did you all make it hard to pick only three this week but here they are in no particular order:



Joycelyn








Congratulations Pattie, Joycelyn and Piali! Please copy the picture and save the picture as a .jeg for your blog and then please link it back to our challenge blog if you like.


Here we are on challenge #3 and it is being brought to you by me "Tamie"...I will be the hostess-with-the-mostess this week. I am so excited to challenge you to one of my favorite techniques. Are you ready for it? Embossing heat/dry. It seems to just add that little somethin' to a card.

Here is my card! I used two Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots and Leafy Branch. The Leafy Branch folder I colored the inside of it to get the effect on my card.






Look at what the other Crafty Chicks created with the embossing challenge.


Lori


Melissa


If you want to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using InLinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-3 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.) .

Please leave a direct link to your post here. :)




We look forward to seeing all of your amazing creations and your blogs too! Thanks for stopping in and joining us :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Color Challenge and Our First Golden Egg Winners!

Welcome back for another 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge! We were totally thrilled to see so many wonderful entries for last week's sketch challenge and it was very hard to pick just three but the "Golden Egg" awards go to... {insert drum roll here....}





Congratulations Ivette, Janet, and Sally! Please copy the picture and save it as a .jpeg for your blog and link back to our challenge if you like!

Now for this week's challenge - a color challenge!! Many of you know how much I LOVE color challenges so I figured that my first week as 4CCC hostess HAD to be a color challenge. Here in Alberta, the weather is starting to feel like winter is lurking right around the corner so I wanted to choose some colors that didn't make you feel cold. :) How do you like these?


I love these colors together and had no trouble coming up with a warm weather card:




Look and see what the rest of the chicks created with this bright combo:






If you want to join us for this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using InLinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-2 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.)



We look forward to seeing your creativity using this week's colors! Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #1

We're so glad you've joined us for the inaugural challenge here at 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog! I know I speak for the crafty chicks when I say that we are so excited you have decided to check us out and we encourage you all to play along. I get the honor of hosting the first challenge and I decided to throw you a sketch for our first go-round!

If you wish to participate in this challenge, please link directly to your post (not just to your blog), using InLinkz below. If you are uploading your project to an online gallery, please use keyword 4CCC-1 (eg. splitcoaststampers, paper craft planet, etc.)

I have been playing with the My Digital Studio program and I must say, "It is phenomenal!" Here is the sketch I created using MDS:


Here is what I came up with using our sketch:


....and here are the other chicks' cards:

Melissa
Tamie

Lori

We look forward to seeing your great projects using this week's sketch! Thanks for stopping in!



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Welcome to the 4 Crafty Chicks challenge blog....

Welcome to 4 Crafty Chicks! We are a close-knit circle of friends who are addicted to the paper crafting world and we want to share that addiction with as many out there as possible! We all know the type...the paper hoarders, the stamp addicts, the ribbon stashers, the button collectors...you know who you are :)

** Who We Are **

Lori Turner - Inkingly Yours
Tamie Camp - Paper Infusions and More
Leanne Elliott - Banking on Crafts
Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession

Every Thursday morning, each of us "chicks" will take a turn hosting the challenge for the week...be it a sketch, inspiration, color, theme, etc. In order to be eligible for the prizes, your card must be linked with inLinkz to your actual post on your blog by the following Tuesday at midnight, MST. Us 4 Crafty Chicks will be using mostly Stampin' Up! colors for our challenges, but please don't worry if you don't have those colors - just use whatever you have that is as close to those colors as you can - it's all about having fun here and being able to participate!

We will be awarding a "Golden Egg" (badge for your blog) to the top 3 submissions for that challenge - they will be announced on the morning of the new challenge for the week. A prize will be offered on the last challenge (Thursday) of the month. When there are 5 weeks in the month, we will be having a "Crazy Egg Challenge," which will give participants the chance at a funky, cool badge on their blog! We ask that you turn off your word verification on your comment section of your blog - makes it a lot easier to comment.

Thank you so much for popping in this morning and please stay tuned for our very FIRST challenge tomorrow hosted by our lovely and talented chick, Leanne! Please spread the word about us and be sure you are back here tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. MST - we can't wait to see what you come up with for our first challenge...