Monday, October 18, 2010

CCAT4- Impress With Less

Today's challenge is all about using what you've got - Impress With Less! Create a simple small scene with a black backdrop (frame) on a white background. You can upload your card until October 30th. Here are the designs that we came up with:

Cecile made a card with My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up. Find out more about his great digital software from your Stampin' Up! demo!

Stacey made this card using the Lovely As a Tree stamp set.

Jenna used the Winter Post stamp set for her card.

What will you create? Upload your images!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

CCAT3 - Style a While

Today's challenge (which will be open and accepting your designs below - until September 30, 2010) encourages you to Style a While and create a beauty using a dark focal point and shimmery products.  We hope you enjoy the challenge.  Here are some designs to help you get thinking...
By Jenna
By Stacey

By Cecile
By Luci

Give it a try... Take those supplies out and put something together!  We would love to see what you come up with, and when you are done, you will have a beautiful card for your next occasion.  We promise - it's fun!

When you are done, link your photo here:

Congratulations Stephanie!

Once again the lovely Stephanie has won with her stunning card!  Your design is absolutely beautiful and we hope you are enjoying the challenges.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

CCAT2 - Use What Ya' Got! - Fancy Frames

Do you love to collect pretty paper?  We know you are out there!  As part of your therapy this week, we are challenging you to Use What Ya' Got in the way of designer paper, of course.  

So, here's the challenge:  Let's take the inspiration from Miu Miu's (near $500) sunglasses and create a project using your designer paper (or make your own) to frame your focal image on your project.  Upload your image to an online gallery or your blog and link it up below.  Don't forget to label your picture with CCAT2 so we can find it and leave comments! 

Here are our ideas:

by Stacey

by Cecile

by Luci

by Jenna

Can't wait to see what you create!  Happy creating and add your images below:

She's the First, the Only and So Deserving!

How lucky can we be to have such a beautiful card posted on our challenge blog?  Congratulations to Stephanie our Featured Model!  Her cards and blog are always beautiful to behold!  She gets to wear the following accessory on her blog - and gets a fashion surprise!


Congratulations Stephanie and thank you for being our Featured Model!  To see her beauty, click here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CCAT1 - Our First Challenge!

Introducing our first color challenge - inspired by Chico's:

Dare to Wear these Colors:  
Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Pacific Point 
(These are Stampin Up color names, but feel free to use other papers that match these colors.)

Aren't these luscious Fall colors?  Don't forget to post your designs below.  On September 2 (note change in date)*, we will randomly generate a top model, and award our most prestigious badge of honor, and a fashion treat!

NOTE:  If you load your picture to an online gallery, please add CCAT1 to your image and a link back to our challenge blog.

Here are our design ideas:

By Jenna

By Luci

* We decided to change the date so we can get onto an easy-to-follow schedule.  Since this is so early in our blog-planning stage, we did not think this would upset anyone's plans to contribute.  

So, for future reference, our plan is to post a new challenge on the 15th and 30th of each month.  Moving this deadline date, will allow us to keep within that schedule - plus, we cannot wait to show you our next challenge!  Thanks for stopping by.

Welcome to our Crafty Catwalk Challenge

Welcome to our little home on the web.  We are 4 crafty, busy moms across the miles with limited time to create.  What better way to stay connected and push our creative energy than to challenge each other... with a deadline!

So, we hope you will join us on our journey and maybe even submit a challenge.  We have been working on the foundation of this challenge throughout the summer, and while it is being launched at the end of August, please know that any similarity to any other blog or challenge is completely unintended and accidental.  We are inspired by many, but our ideas are not copied, unless proper credit is given, I assure you.

With that, let me welcome you to our Crafty Catwalk.  This is our vision:

The fashion industry offers so many trends that inspire and can be translated into our crafty creations.  We plan to be inspired and inspire others with those sights, textures and trends in our paper crafting world.  We will create designs and hope that you will walk the catwalk with us and perhaps entertain the idea of becoming a top model!

Our challenges will be open during a 2 week fashion show (as busy moms, we felt this would help other busy moms, as well!)   Feel free to incorporate up to 3 other challenges, if you would like.  Link your picture using the linking tool below each challenge. 

Our challenges will likely follow this pattern (but, we reserve the privilege to switch things up in our little world):
  • Fashion Show Challenge - Week 1 & 2:   Dare to Wear these Colors (A color challenge to try.)
  • Fashion Show Challenge - Week 3 & 4:   Shopping Chic (Use those supplies that you purchased - we'll make a suggestion.)
  • Fashion Show Challenge - Week 5 & 6Style a While - (Add something special to the card - it will be a technique for the week.)
  • Fashion Show Challenge - Week 7 & 8:  Impress with Less - (Create a simple look with just simple cards!)