A Winner And Next Challenge Details Too!
A Color Blue Winner!

The Color Blue Challenge And Current News

News From The Cruise

First, I've had reports from attendees that they loved every minute, including the classes!!!  Mitra said she had a great time too.  There may be plans for another in the future, so start planning.

DT Thursdays

Second, the DT has decided to do posts on their blogs on Thursdays when challenges are not done.  Check here on those Thursdays to see which DT member is posting for that day.  I am so excited to see what they create next.

Customer Challenge Change

Third, starting March 17, with our "Anything But A Card" challenge, we will be trying out the Inlinkz thumbnail format for customers posting on the challenges, starting .  I will have a list of sites that have free galleries if some customers need them.  For those of you who are interested in that information, please Email Me.  If all of this is new to you, I will help if I can with "how to".  It's pretty straight forward.  I think you will find it really easy after doing it once.

The Color Blue Challenge

On to our Color Blue Challenge!! Start by checking out the IO DT blogs listed below and their great designs.  Then just below that is the beautiful cards shared by our customers.

Our first pretty card for this post is by Tracey Kuzinak at My World of Cards, Scrapbooking, and Triathlons.  She chose Cover-A-CardTM Doodle Flowers to create her beautiful birthday card!  What you did with the supporting colors and the flower really makes that beautiful blue come through!! 

Tracey's card IO

This next pretty card is shared with us by Trace's friend Donna Jarvis.  Trace says she is new to stamping, but you would never know it here.  She used used Cover-A-CardsTM Flower Doodles and Wavy Lines to create the backgrounds for her pretty card.  Her flower is Flower 2.  Talk about wow, with that pretty flower and the ribbon to match.

Donna's card IO
This sweet entry is from Carol Hartery at Carol Hartery's Creations.  She chose Eggs-cellent Easter and Basket to create her vision of a blue Easter!  Very creative and pretty with the DP eggs too.

Carol Hatery - Blue Challenge
This next beautiful card is from April Williams at Stamp Willy Designs.  She was very creative and used House to create this beautiful vision of a vintage home with beautiful blue flowers.  The lace edge and flower are perfect for it! Very pretty and the matte really makes those flowers pop!!

April Williams - Blue Challenge2

This next cool and sophisticated card is shared with us by Paula Huiras.  Paula chose Cover-A-CardsTM Wispy to create the background.  For her image she used Textured Evening Gown.  Very creative with the ribbon cummerbund too!

Paula Hurias - Blue Challenge

Steph L sent this next festive and blue accented cupcake card as her entry.  She used Cover-A-CardsTM Circles for her left-hand background.  That background for your card just really makes it stand out so well, Steph.

Steph L - Blue Challenge
Our last participant is Marsha Labanow.  She used Iris (which can also be purchased as part of Red Rubber Stamp Cling Set Iris & Tulips) for her main image and Have A Sweet Day for her verse.  How very lovely and the pearls are the perfect final touch, Marsha!

Marsha Labanow - Blue Challenge
Last we have Shannon White at Enchanted Ladybug Creations.  She chose to use Clear Stamp Set Baby to create her lovely and cute card!  One stamp can also be purchased in Red Rubber as Man In The Moon.  What an adorable card, Shannon.  The colors are gorgeous!

Shannon White - Blue Chalolenge
The pretty card below is by Tami French at Team Gingerbread.  She used Clear Stamp Set Cupcakes to create her vision of sweet blue.  The images can also be purchased in Red Rubber as Cupcakes, and Cupcake Kind Of Day.  That ribbon and the flower really gives those cupcakes class!

Tami French
This next beautiful creation is from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating. To create her whispy vision she chose Small Swirl Background and Happy Birthday, and Lg. Solid Bird.

Karen McAlpine - Blue Challenge
The last entry for this post is from Cindy Messer at In Love With Paper.  She chose Clear Stamp Sets Birthday Cakes and Sentiments I to create her blue birthday!  Very creative of DP and lines too!

Cindy Messer

The pretty card below is by Pat Adam the The Rubber Maid.  She used Wire Garden Bench, to create her beautiful card.  The embellishments make it very simply elegant.

Pat Adams - Blue Challenge

This next beautiful creation is from Deloris Thiede at Stamping At The Lake.  She chose Gary Robertson's Small Lighthouse and Thank You to create her lovely seaside card.  How absolutely sea beautiful, Denise!

Deloris Thiede - Blue Challenge

The wonderful entry is from Mary Ann Cost. She used Book - Cap and Flourish 1 to create this lovely graduation card!!!  I love what you did with the punched edge, the ribbon, and the DP too!

Mary Ann Cost - Blue Challenge

Our next to last entry is from Katie Bondroff.  Katie chose to use Cover-A-CardsTM Damask and Scratches, for her backgrounds. For her image she chose Lg. Solid Bird.  Katie, your card is lovely!  The twine reminds me of nesting and the blue puffs remind me of the color of some bird eggs!

Katie Bondroff - Blue Challenge

Our last entry is from E. Marie at CraftE Marie!  She chose Cover-A-CardsTM Sm. Paisley and Primrose and Butterfly to create her beautiful vision below!  A really beautiful use of space and color, E. Marie.

E, Marie - Blue Challenge

What a great bunch of beautiful "Blue" creations, ladies.   Thank you for joining in the fun and good luck in the drawing!!

The rest of you can have a chance to win too by joining in the fun and sending me a card following the guidelines below:

  • Challenges are held the First and Third Thursdays of each month.
  • Please use at least one Impression Obsession stamp.
  • Please provide the name(s) and/or stamp number(s) of IO stamps only with your email to me.
  • Entries will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 9 p.m., EST.
  • Email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the right-hand sidebar.
  • Participant cards will be posted here the day they are entered.
  • Cards with only all IO Stamps will be added to our IO Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries tab.
  • Participants will be entered in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our a Online Store.

Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!