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Monday, July 28, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge #30, SFC3014 Add some twine.

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. First let's announce last week's winner.  Last week, our challenge was to create a round card.   The winner is K8 (Kate) who made lovely round card using Apples and Pumpkins from artist Lynne Stansbery.
 
This week's winner can please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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This week's challenge is SFC3014 Add some Twine

This week's challenge is to add some Twine to your card.  There's all sorts of wonderful brands and beautiful colors nowadays, so pick one out and put it somewhere on your card.  We'd love for you to use a Squigglefly image, to be prize eligible it's required, but everyone is welcome to play along.
 
Let's start with some great examples from the Holley Hobbyists:
 
Jen LeeFang created this wonderful card using a James Horvath stamp.  This image is called Cow Kite.  What an adorable way to use Twine on there. She added both on the button as well as on her envelope closure!
 


Jan Marshall  created this lovely card using a new image from Squigglefly artist Angela Charle.  She added wonderful twill to the base. This fun kid image is called  Cool Kids.  It's just $1.50 at the store, how great is that?

  

Elizabeth Hart designed this sweet and gorgeously laid out card using a stamp from brand new Squigglefly artist Angela Charles.  This image is called Fence. The sign on the fence come blank, so you can include the sentiment of your choice. Only $1.50 at the store.

 
 Jen Leeflang created this adorable pop up card using a brand new image from our newest artist Angela Charles. This image is called Bubbles.  What a great sentiment she added.  Don't you love the glossy finish on the bubbles? This cute little guy is $0.99!


  
Darlene Pavlick created this elegant card with a brand new image from brand new Squigglefly artist Tam Hess. She has a whole line of these adorable Tiger images named Fred.  This image is called Fred Whatever.  All the Fred images come with fun sayings, $2.50 at the store.

 Tammy Hair created this stunning card using a beautiful stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell. This lovely image is called  Ladybug Daisy.  Don't you love her gorgeous coloring on this image?  Such gorgeous papers too.

 

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog) made a bold color card using red, white and black. This fun image comes from Squigglefly artist James Horvath and is called Chicken Paperboy. What a fun image.  Only $2 at the store.
I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC3014 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge #29---SFC2914- Make a Round Card....

   Hello!  Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I would like to announce that Kathy is the winner of last weeks challenge....she used Squigglefly image: Doggy Pile by artist Crissy Armstrong
 Kathy you can please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize!
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Now, on to this weeks challenge: MAKE A ROUND CARD.....how easy peasy is that?!!
Of course, we have some awesome inspiration for you - to get your MOJO going!!

                                                                                     DEBBIE
Debbie has used Squigglefly image: Soccer Set by artist James Horvath.

    KATHY
Kathy has used Squigglefly image: Fred Whatever by artist Tam Hess.

            SHIRLEY
  Shirley has used Squigglefly image: Giraffe Headshot by artist Enid Barnes.

            LINDA
     Linda has used Squigglefly image: Fred Thinking by artist Tam Hess.


      NANCY
                    Nancy has used Squigglefly image:  Busy Bee by artist Bonita Jones.


              CAROLYN
                          Carolyn has used Squigglefly image: Bird Watcher by artist James Horvath.


            RHONDA
   I have used the Squigglefly image: Hen by artist James Horvath.

I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.
1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC2914 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!
4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)





Monday, July 14, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge #26, SFC2614 Over the Edge

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. First let's announce last week's winner.  Last week, our challenge was to create a card using your scraps.   The winner is Virgina who created a lovely card using tons of fun scraps and Up, Up and Away image collection from Squigglefly artist Michelle Bertuzzi.  
 
This week's winner can please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
 
Everyone please welcome our new Holley Hobbyist who is starting this week, Jen Leeflang!
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This week's challenge is SFC2614 Over The Edge

This week's challenge is called "Over the Edge."  Something on your card must extend over the edge of your card.  That could include your image, and embellishment, or even some lace.  Check out all the wonderful examples below.  We'd love for you to use a Squigglefly image, to be prize eligible it's required, but everyone is welcome to play along.
 
Let's start with some great examples from the Holley Hobbyists:
 
 Pat Martin  created this lovely card in the shape using  a brand new stamp from our newest artist Norma Burnell. Don't you love how she cut out the image and placed it over the edge?  Lovely flower too.  This gorgeous stamp is called  Forest Fairy.

Jan Marshall  created this beautifully shaped card using a new image from Squigglefly artist Norma Burnell.  She added wonderful over the edge butterflies to her creation in the lightest pinks. This sweet image is called  Forest Guardian.  How sweet, don't you love the skin tone?

  

Elizabeth Hart designed this sweet and fashionable card using a brand new image from artist Norma Burnell.  She has beautiful lace and diecuts over the edge of her card.  How lovely.  This image is called June's Rose.

 
 Jen Leeflang created this adorable pop up card using a beautiful image from Sandra Caldwell. This image is called Watch It Grow.  Don't you love this stair step card?  How about her punch over the edge as well as the image popping out on top?
 


  
Darlene Pavlick created this elegant card with a brand new image from brand new Squigglefly artist Norma Burnell. She's known for her stunningly detailed fairy images.  This image is called Magical Ride.  I love how this image pops right off the card.  TOO Beautiful!
 
 
 Tammy Hair created this adorable card using a beautiful stamp from artist James Horvath called  Chicken Tiger.  Don't you love her gorgeous coloring on this image?  How funny is this image?  Too cute.
 
 

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog) made a colorful card using green and gold. This fun image comes from Squigglefly artist Sandra Caldwell and is called Dizzy Gal.  Isn't she too cool? I just love her!

 
I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC2614 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)

Monday, July 7, 2014

New challenge #27....SFC2714.....Use your scraps

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. First let's announce last week's winner.  Last week, our challenge was to create a "Let the sunshine in" card/project. The winner is: AJ who used Squigglefly's digital image: Polly's Pink Flower by Cheryl Grant Alger.
 This week's winner can please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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Now on to our new challenge: USE YOUR SCRAPS...and of course we have some wonderful inspiration for you from our DT....                                                      
                                                                                                DEBBIE
Debbie has used Squigglefly image: Fashion Fanny by  Sandra Caldwell.

Kathy has used Squigglefly image: CONGA BONGOS by Carmen Gamble.
                   
            

        SHIRLEY
                           Shirley has used Squigglefly image: This little piggy had Chardonay by Suzanne Urban.

            LINDA
     Linda has used Squigglefly image: BEE FIDO PUPPY by Sandra Caldwell.


     NANCY
                    Nancy has used Squigglefly image:  DIZZY GAL by Sandra Caldwell.


       CAROLYN
                          Carolyn has used Squigglefly image: FRED MISS YOU by Tam Hess.


            RHONDA
                   I have used the Squigglefly image: SWEET GIRL by Paulette Long.

I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.
1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC2714 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)





Monday, June 30, 2014

Squigglefly Challenge #26, SFC2614 Let the Sunshine in

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's Squigglefly Challenge. First let's announce last week's winner.  Last week, our challenge was to create a single layer card.  The winner is Sarah who created a wonderful 4th of July theme card using Lynne Stansbery's Shy Bear God Bless Our Troops.  This week's winner can please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
 
We are also sad to say this will be designer Charlene Mitchell's last time with her inspiring creations.  Please leave a comment on this week's posting to wish her well and thank her for her wonderful work.  We know she will continue to be around and join in the fun contests in the future.  We will all miss her.  Next month we have a brand new design team member starting on the Holley Hobbyists, Jen Leeflang. Welcome!
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This week's challenge is SFC2414 Let the Sunshine in!

This week the challenge to create card that has the Sun on it.  It can be a die cut, an image, a button, brad or eyelet, even a print on your paper.  Your card does not have to be summer in theme, but please have a sun somewhere. We'd love for you to use a Squigglefly image, to be prize eligible it's required, but everyone is welcome to play along.
 
Let's start with some great examples from the Holley Hobbyists:
 
 Pat Martin  created this adorable card in the shape and color of the SUN. Great job, Pat! She's using two adorable images from new artist Sandra Caldwell, Americana Beauty and Firecrakers.

 
Jan Marshall  created this adorable card and added her own die cut of the Sun. She's using a sweet image from artist Cheryl Alger called  Backpack Max.  Isn't he adorable?  looks like he has a full backpack and an armload of books!
 
 

Elizabeth Hart designed this summer day card using a wonderful sun in the background using a great guy from artist James Horvath. This image is called Cool Kid.   Didn't we all know a kid like this growing up?
 
 

Charlene Mitchell made a great guy themed birthday card using a brand new image from James Horvath.  This fun card has the sun in the background . Her image is called Cool Kid.  Isn't it fun to see the same image used twice and how different it looks on two different cards?
 
 
 
Darlene Pavlick created this fun filled card with a brand new image from Squigglefly artist Cheryl Alger. She created her own sun as part of her card.  The image scene is comprised of  The Game is in the Player on the right and Pigtail Gabby on the left.  TOO CUTE!!
 
 
 Tammy Hair created this adorable card using a beautiful stamp from artist Sandra Caldwell called  Bearly Spring.  Don't you love her gorgeous coloring on this image?

 

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog) made a birthday theme card. I used a sun button and put it in the center of my flower.  The image I used is from artist Niina Niskanen and is called Birthday Girl.
 
I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.

1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC2614 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Faces!



NEW ARTISTS!

July's release is right around the corner, and we have a big treat for you this month with the addition of three new artists!  We are happy to announce Norma Burnell, Tam Hess, and Angela Charles have joined Squigglefly.  You will get to see their artwork next weekend, but in the mean time here is a little about each artist.

Norma Burnell


“The magic of nature is what inspires me. From the little hummingbirds that visit my garden in summer to the great horned owls heard throughout the winter nights...there is magic in the air!”

Discovering the art of Zentangle about 4 years ago Norma began incorporating "tangles" into her fantasy drawings and thus "Fairy-Tangles™" was born. She received her Zentangle® Teacher Certification in October of 2011 at the 7th Zentangle Teacher Training program held in Providence, RI. She is also a co-author with 3 other fabulous Zentangle artist/teachers for the book, The Art of Zentangle.

Norma Burnell, is an accomplished artist and has been involved in the arts all her life.  She has taught many art classed to both children and adults. In addition to her art, Norma enjoys biking, gardening and being a computer geek. She works full time as a web and graphic designer for a small agency in Newport, RI

Tam Hess


I am Tam Hess, skilled coffee drinker, cake taster and spaceship driver. Professional artist, blogger and photographer. Mostly loved family and fun!

I have always had fun sketching and playing around with whimsical shapes. I enjoy creating something new and different. I especially like to take an object rooted in reality and twist it to my imagination. Most of the little characters and designs are a result of my "skewed" point of view.
I have a website full of card making tips, tricks, and resources at cardmakingartists.com

Angela Charles


Cute, colorful and whimsy doodle drawing has been a part of my art world
since childhood. I began drawing at the age of 8 and knew then I was
destined to create art when I won an art contest at school. I enjoy creating
illustration images that tell a short story or that will inspire others to tell their
own.

Creating happy and friendly art that makes people smile is one of my
passions and daily goals. With my art I aspire to encourage others to
celebrate everyday living because with each day given is truly a gift.


Monday, June 23, 2014

New Challenge SFC2514....One Layer Card

HI, there is a new challenge over at the SQUIGGLEFLY CHALLENGE BLOG this week....but before we get to that I wanted to congratulate  Nana Connie  for her entry using Squigglefly image: Sassy Sally is just hanging around, by Cheryl Alger. You can click on her name to go see her card!



Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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For more Squigglefly news, I wanted to tell you all that Squigglefly has three new artists, they are Tam Hess, Norma Burnell, and Angela Charles. Their images will be in the store on July 5th.
We are also welcoming a new design team member Jen Leeflang.  Jen's blog is http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com-stop on over and say HI!

Ok, on to the new challenge....the challenge is a ONE LAYER CARD. We have lots of DT inspiration for you to feast your eyes on....
Debbie has used Squigglefly image: Travel at your own Pace by Cheryl Alger.

Kathy has used Squigglefly image: Tulip Display by Lynne Stansbery
                               

        SHIRLEY
                           Shirley has used Squigglefly image: Birds on a Wire by Diana Garrison

            LINDA
     Linda has used Squigglefly image: Pig by James Horvath.


     NANCY
                    Nancy has used Squigglefly image: Old Maid Americana by Sandra Caldwell


       CAROLYN
                          Carolyn has used Squigglefly image: Travel at your own Pace by Cheryl Alger


            RHONDA
                   I have used the Squigglefly image: FIRECRACKERS by Sandra Caldwell.

I hope these cards have inspired you to make a card to play along this week.  You are always welcome to play no matter what images you use, but to be eligible for the prize, please use at least one stamp from Squigglefly!

We realize that many people don't have blogs, but instead participate in our challenges using on-line galleries. We love that you are helping us spread the word about Squigglefly! However, many of the galleries require passwords and not all of us at Squigglefly belong to every gallery or group. To help us make sure we don't miss your artwork, we are asking that if you do use an online gallery that you leave us a comment on the challenge post. That way we'll be sure to have a member of the Squigglefly team who is a member of that gallery (SCS, CDAC, PCP, etc) can validate your entry.
1.) If you up-load your creation to any on-line photo galleries, please use SFC2514 for your keywords when loading your creation photo there. 1b) please leave a comment on the challenge blog post so that someone from Squigglefly can validate your entry for the prize.

2) You don't *have* to include a Squigglefly image on your creation, but in order to qualify for the prize you will need to use one! You can also combine SF images with non-SF images to qualify! Don't have one? There are several FREEBIES you can grab from the Squigglefly store, hop on over there. Those images will qualify you for the prize.

3) You have one week to complete the challenge and it will close Sunday evening. The winner will be announced at the same time the new challenge post comes up...so be sure to check back EVERY Monday to see if you are a winner!

4) Please leave a direct link to your entry in the comments below. The linking tool works sporadically and we don't want to miss your project! (No back-linking please.)