8.25.2015

HSS Inspiration Challenge #219 and Welcome to our New Design Team Members


Before we introduce our next challenge we want to extend a warm welcome to our two newest design team members Jenny Engelke and Claire  Boulton.  We're so happy they are part of our design team and we invite you to visit their blogs to say hi and see more of their creativity. Here's a bit about them...


Hi I’m Claire, I’m an avid papercrafter and fell in love with Stampin’ Up! products when I went to my first party, I love how everything co-ordinates which takes a lot of the “thinking time” out of crafting which means more fun! Crafting has introduced me to such a wonderful, friendly community. I run regular classes and enjoy sharing my creativity with others. I was so excited when Genny asked me to be part of the team. I can’t wait to play along with the challenges and look forward to seeing what you create as well.  To see more of my projects visit my blog:  


Hi There!  My name is Jenny Engelke and l'm from a small farming community in the north east corner of Montana.  I'm a stay at home mom/volunteer and have 3 boys and a wonderful husband.  I've been a card maker for about 20 years now and have dabbled in scrapbooking as well as countless other types of crafts.  I've been a Stampin' Up demonstrator for about three years now and love it!  I am thrilled to be a part of the Hand Stamped Sentiments Design Team!!!  I invite you to visit my blog: www.giddystamper.blogspot.com

Now on to this week's challenge.  This week we have an Inspiration challenge suggested by Linda Gilmore.  So appropriate for this time of year when we want to cool off we think about lounging by a pool, wading or canoeing on a lake.  We'd love to see how these images inspire you!



Guidelines To Play Along:
  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project. 
  • Traditional paper crafting and digital projects welcome.
  • Use keyword HSSIC219 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, September 7th, 2015
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
  • Join us for a new challenge every other Tuesday. 
  • PLEASE be kind and TURN OFF your word verification, THANK YOU!


HSS Color Challenge #218 Artist Picks

We had some creative color challenge participants this week and we thank all of you for participating!
Congratulations to the following artist picks!

Every other TUESDAY we announce the Artist Picks for the prior two week's challenge. The winners receive a special badge to display on their blog to announce they were a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick.
 
Every two weeks you have the chance to play along. We'd love to see your creativity. Check out today's newest post to see what challenge we have this week!

8.11.2015

HSS Color Challenge #218

  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project. 
  • Traditional paper crafting and digital projects welcome.
  • Use keyword HSSCC218 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, August 24th, 2015
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
  • Join us for a new challenge every other Tuesday. 
  • PLEASE be kind and TURN OFF your word verification, THANK YOU!




HSS Sketch Challenge #217 Artist Picks

We had another challenge with some amazing entries.  It was great to see all of the fun takes on our sketch.  Congratulations to the following artist picks!


Every other TUESDAY we announce the Artist Picks for the prior two week's challenge. The winners receive a special badge to display on their blog to announce they were a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick.
 
Every two weeks you have the chance to play along. We'd love to see your creativity. Check out today's newest post to see what challenge we have this week!

7.28.2015

HSS Sketch Challenge #217

Guidelines To Play Along
  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project. 
  • Traditional paper crafting and digital projects welcome.
  • Use keyword HSSSC217 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, August 10th, 2015
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
  • Join us for a new challenge every other Tuesday. 
  • PLEASE be kind and TURN OFF your word verification, THANK YOU!
Thanks for playing along with us this month!!


HSS Color Challenge #216 Artist Picks

Wow!  It was another great challenge with so many amazing projects!  Thank you to all who joined along in our color challenge.  Congratulations to the following artist picks!





Every other TUESDAY we announce the Artist Picks for the prior two week's challenge. The winners receive a special badge to display on their blog to announce they were a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick.
 
Every two weeks you have the chance to play along. We'd love to see your creativity. Check out today's newest post to see what challenge we have this week!

7.14.2015

HSS Color Challenge #216

Guidelines To Play Along
  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project. 
  • Traditional paper crafting and digital projects welcome.
  • Use keyword HSSCC216 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, July 27th, 2015
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
  • Join us for a new challenge every other Tuesday. 
  • PLEASE be kind and TURN OFF your word verification, THANK YOU!


HSS Inspiration Challenge #215 Artist Picks

Thanks to everyone who played along with our inspiration challenge!  We were amazed by all of the awesome projects!  Congratulations to the following artist picks!
 
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Every other TUESDAY we announce the Artist Picks for the prior two week's challenge. The winners receive a special badge to display on their blog to announce they were a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick.
 
Every two weeks you have the chance to play along. We'd love to see your creativity. Check out today's newest post to see what challenge we have this week!

6.30.2015

HSS Inspiration Challenge #215 - DT Call - Welcome our new DT member

Before we introduce the challenge we have a few announcements.  

Introducing our newest design team member Linda Gilmore.  



Linda has been paper crafting since she decoupaged ballerinas on a cigar box at age 9. She has been stamping and crafting for years, and loves to mix Stampin' Up! products with other materials and images to create a unique look.  She loves trading ideas with other creative people and is excited about the creative challenge of the design team. 
We are very happy to have her on our team and invite you to please stop by her gallery on Splitcoast Stampers and leave a comment to welcome her. 


Design Team Call

We are looking to expand our DT X 5.  If you would like to join our DT please submit 3 different paper craft projects created with any brand.  For example, card, scrap book page, gift tag, gift bag, 3d item, decorative, etc.  Submissions deadline is Sunday, August 2nd, 11 PM CST.  Please email your projects in an email or via Dropbox or gallery link include Subject line: DT Call 2015

The basic requirements of a DT member;
  1. Serve for at least 6 months
  2. Create a papercraft project every two weeks for our challenges
  3. Comment on challenge entries 
Now on to this week's challenge...

Inspiration Challenge # 215
This week we have an inspiration challenge.  Use the photos below to inspire your project.  There's plenty in the photos below to spark your creativity.  

Guidelines To Play Along:
  • You may use ANY BRAND of products to create your project. 
  • Traditional paper crafting and digital projects are welcome.
  • Use keyword HSSIC215 when uploading to public galleries.
  • We would appreciate a link back to our HSS site.
  • Incorrect links are not eligible and will be deleted.
  • INLINKZ will close at noon (CST) Monday, July 13, 2015
  • Artist Picks will be announced on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
  • Join us for a new challenge every other Tuesday. 
  • PLEASE be kind and TURN OFF your word verification, THANK YOU!