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Monday, July 29, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge #30, SFC3013 Piece me or Pierce me

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for this week's challenge? Well, first let me tell you last week's winner.  We had a great challenge last week to create a card using pink or baby blue.   We had a beautiful winner from Vicki who created a gorgeous pink card using Cheryl Alger's Simple Gift of a Flower.
 
Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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This week's challenge is SFC3013 Piece me or Pierce me.

Create a card using either technique. Paper Piecing or Paper Piercing.
Are you familiar with these techniques?  Here's some wonderful examples from the Hobbyists. Paper Piercing is done when you use something sharp, such as an awl, thick needle, tip of your scissors to pierce holes in your paper creating a decorative effect.  Paper Piecing is a technique when an image (or background image) is printed out on multiple colored papers or printed papers and then combined, i.e. pieced, into the final image.
Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists:

Pat Martin crafted a wonderful paper piecing example using a beautiful image from artist Pamela Lehto.  This tasty treat is called Cup with a Cherry.  Doesn't it look yummy?
 

 Jan Marshall  also used paper piecing on this elegant rose.  This gorgeous image is from artist Pamela Lehto and is called For All You Do.  It also comes with a nice sentiment for just $3.  Beautiful work.

 
Elizabeth Hart designed a lovely card using paper piecing for the beautiful picnic blanket.  This image is from artist Lynne Stansberry and is called Picnic for Two.  Looks like a happy place to be.

 
Charlene Mitchell used an adorable teddy from artist Cheryl Alger.  This cute image is Bentley's Bee Fortune.  She's using paper piecing on her cute little bees and some piercing too!  How wonderful for this week's challenge.
 
Darlene Pavlick created a wonderful summer theme paper piercing around her fun cut of this adorable image from Cheryl Alger.  This image is "It's a Jump Rope Kind of Day Maddie."  Too cute!

 
Tammy Hair created a stunning card using a brand new image from Fawn Palmer called A Zombie.  It comes with the sentiment shown and inside the card says "they just keep coming and coming until you're dead."  There's an additional sentiment, "Here's hoping your birthday is a real killer."  Ha!  Too great and just $3 at the store.
 

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used a great image from artist Fawn Palmer called Beautiful Mermaid.  She comes with both the sentiments shown plus others for just $3!  I used paper piercing around the image and both the sentiments.
  
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 SFC3013 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.)
 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Coming August 3rd!

August's release of new images is almost upon us, and we will be welcoming a new artist to Squigglefly!  Judith Hart has some wonderful sweet illustrations that we know you will love!  Here's a little about Judith

Hi, I'm Judith. I live in Norwich, UK with my son, Michael and our little dog Poppy. In 2008, at the grand old age of 40, I was finally brave enough to embrace my creative urges and went to college to study for a foundation degree in art and wellbeing; the best thing I ever did! Since then I have been stretching my artistic wings and am gradually learning to fly. My illustrations are based on the cute little things in life. I hope you enjoy them. 

Please come to Squigglefly August 3rd to see Judith's artwork as well as many  more from all of your favorite artists!  It's a release you won't want to miss!


Monday, July 22, 2013

New Challenge! SFC2913--color challenge, use baby blue or pretty pink...

Well, this is the week that we get to announce the winner from last weeks challenge AND the winner from our Shy Bear Hop!! Ready?
The winner from the SHY BEAR HOP is: Arlsmom aka Lynda-you have won three images of your choice!

The winner from last weeks challenge (emboss me) is: Vicki Parsons who used Shy Bears: Bouquet Bear by Lynne Stansbery-and you get a free image of your choice.

Congrats to both of you...Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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Now on to this weeks challenge, a color challenge- to make your card/project using BABY BLUE or PRETTY PINK. We have some inspiration for you, to get you started--brought to you this week by Rhonda's Rowdy Rascals.


aprils umbrella

Linda has used: YOU HAVE MY HEART by Diana Garrison
YOU HAVE MY HEART - D GARRISON (lw)

Kathy has used: CONEFLOWERS by Diana Garrison

Shirley has used: WINTER WONDERLAND by Inger Harding


Pams Fancy Rose by Pammie Lehto

Nancy has used: YOU HAVE MY HEART by Diana Garrison


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 SFC2913 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 15, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge #28 SFC2813 Emboss Me

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Some exciting news, did you know we had a blog hop last week?  we did! It was on Friday.  If you missed it, just scroll down and check it out.  It used wonderful Shy Bear images and by leaving comments on all the blogs, you could win three images from Squigglefly.  The winner for that will be announced next Monday right here during the challenge!!
 
So, are you ready for this week's challenge? Well, first let me tell you last week's winner.  We had a great challenge last week to create a Thank You card.   We had a beautiful card submitted by Lawren using Retro Tulips from Squigglefly artist Jan Beljo. Congrats!
 
Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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This week's challenge is SFC2813 Emboss Me!

Add something embossed to your card, it can be any of the wonderful backgrounds that create embossing, any of the spellbinders die cuts that have embossing, any brass stencils that use dry embossing, or add a great embellishment or cardstock that already comes embossed.
Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists:

Pat Martin crafted this cute little boy theme card with an adorable image from Cheryl Alger.  I love the swirl embossing, which she sanded down to show texture and color.  The cute image is called "Its a Jump Rope Kind of Day Max."
 

 Jan Marshall  created this beautiful card covered in embossed hearts.  The flowers are a gorgeous new image just released from artist Diana Garrison called Cone Flowers.  She added a perfect Thinking of You sentiment to go with it. 

 
Elizabeth Hart designed a lovely card using a beautiful frame from artist Pamela Lehto called Lattice Frame.  Inside the frame, she added a gorgeous image from Alecia Blake called Beach Birthday Girl. She used a wonderful embossing pattern that makes me think of little bubbles on the ocean.

 
Charlene Mitchell used an stunning image Birds and Ladybugs from Cheryl Alger to create this beautiful card.  This fun image set comes with three different adorable scenes for only $3.00!  I love the embossed backgound she used.  The sentiment is "a Big Little Hello" which is by none other than Charlene herself!!
  
Darlene Pavlick created a wonderful summer theme card using a lovely stamp from Fawn Palmer.  This image is called Just Flying By  and it comes with the adorable teddy bear as well as the sentiment shown plus two additional sentiments for only $3!
 

Tammy Hair created a stunning card using a brand new image from Fawn Palmer called Beautiful Mermaid.  Isn't her card just stunning?  It comes with the wonderful sentiment shown plus two additional sentiments for only $3.  Gorgeous, Tammy!
 

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used a great image from artist Cheryl Alger called Max and his Ladybug.  Isn't he great?  I added a light blue embossed background and a trail of ladybugs.  The sentiment I am using is from Squigglefly artist  Charlene Mitchell and is called A Big Little Hello.
  
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 SFC2813 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.)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Shy Bear Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to the Squigglefly Shy Bear blog hop. 

This hop is dedicated to Melissa Chettle and her son Justin.  She was a friend of Design Team member Charlene and she passed away unexpectedly this June at just 43 years young.

Melissa was an avid crafter and a HUGE fan of the Shy Bear images.  She had even commissioned  Charlene to design many Shy Bear cards for her.  Unfortunately she never saw them.  So we are having this wonderful Blog Hop in her honor, using all Shy Bear cards. 

These adorable images come from Squigglefly artist Lynne Stansbery who is the creator of Shy Bear.
Card By Holley; Image Sunflower Bear
 
Be sure to leave comments on each blog as you go, as well as comments here.  One lucky blog Hopper will be selected and will get their choice of three wonderful images from Squigglefly! The blog hop winner will be announced on Monday, July 22th during the posting of that week's challenge!
 
Here's the Hop Order:
Squigglefly -- http://squigglefly.blogspot.com (you are here)
 

Monday, July 8, 2013

Squigglefly #27-SFC2713--Thanks so very much...

Hello all! Are you ready to see the winner of last weeks challenge? Well.....the winner is....
Lenoria used Squigglefly image: SIMPLE PLEASURES BIRDBATH    by artist: by Marla Shega.
        
                             Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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Now on to this weeks challenge!
This is a very special challenge that we have came up with ...(thanks TAMMY for the idea!!)   Our challenge is made up with one lady in mind, as we want her to be recognized for all she does for Squigglefly!!
 She is busy every week commenting on EVERY blog entry into the challenges, commenting on all the DT cards every week, she sends us DT all the images to work with, she contacts the artists and lets them know when their images have been used... ( and this list could go on forever)!!!
 Are you wondering who it is? Well, it is our very own...                               
                                      HOLLY YOUNG
Holly is an amazing card maker, she is also extremely knowledgeable with putting digi images together too-in fact you can find a couple of videos HERE (go down to the bottom of the page.)
She is a super gal, offering lots of INSPIRATION to everyone around her, and in the blogging world!!
So, we ALL (yep, you get LOTS of extra inspiration today--because both Squigglefly DT teams have made cards!!) wanted to get together and make THANK YOU cards, especially for Holly this week!
 THANK YOU HOLLY - For all you do...We sure APPRECIATE IT ALL!!

first up is Holley's Team

Holley Barnhart 
Holley has used: Just Flying By-by artist Fawn Palmer.





Charlene Mitchell
Charlene has used: For All You Do-by artist Pamela Lehto.


Pat Martin
Pat has used: Quilted Frame -by artist Pamela Lehto.
and she used: From Hands to Heart by Lynne Stansbery.


Elizabeth Hart
Elizabeth has used: Just Be Yourself by artist Cheryl Alger.

Darlene Pavlick
Darlene has used: Bentley's Bee Fortune by artist Cheryl Alger.

Next up is Rhonda's team



Big Bear Heart/Cheryl Alger

Debbie Ebat
Debbie has used: Just Flying By-by artist Fawn Palmer.
just flying by

Linda Weber
Linda has used: Cat Angel by artist Pamela Lehto.


Shirley Quarry
Shirley has used: Cup with Cherry by artist Pamela Lehto.



I have used: Just Flying By-by artist Fawn Palmer.
Don't forget to send your Thank You out to someone who inspires you, and does SO MUCH for you!!

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 SFC2713 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!





Monday, July 1, 2013

Squigglefly Challenge #26, SFC2613 Purple Passion

Welcome to the Squigglefly Challenge Blog!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for this week's challenge? Well,first let me tell you last week's winner.  We had a great challenge last week to use something long and something short.  The winner was Kaye G for her card using a lovely flower called Rose Boquet by Squigglefly artist  Laura Campbell.

Please contact Holly at usyungs@gmail.com for your prize.
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This week's challenge is SFC2613 Purple Passion!

 Simply create a purple theme card, it's that easy.  You can color your image however you like.  You can use other colors, but please use a lot of purple(s) on there somewhere.
Let's start with some inspiration from the Holley Hobbyists:

Pat Martin crafted this adorable box using wonderful purples and this adorable baby from artist Fawn Palmer.  The box contains a gift for a baby shower! This stamp is called Baby Upside Down and comes with two adorable sentiments (not shown here) for only $3.


Linda Weber is guesting with Holley's Team this week and created this amazing card with gorgeous purple everywhere using a beautiful image from Cheryl Alger called Allie and her Bunny.  So precious!


 Jan Marshall  created this lovely gift bag, so here's a close up, followed by a full image of her project.  This darling image is from artist Diane Carubia and is called Flower Pot Fairy.  This stamp will be released in the Squigglefly store this weekend! 




Elizabeth Hart designed a lovely card using a sweet stamp from artist Pamela Lehto called Flower Cake.  I just LOVE that sentiment she added in addition to her purple decorated ribbon. You can purchase the sentiment here. Awesome Elizabeth.


Charlene Mitchell used an stunning image called to create this purple colored masterpiece.  This gorgeous lady is called Venus has Arrived by artist Fawn Palmer.  The image comes with two fun sayings (not shown).  Also, the image she used here "a big hello" will be released at the Squigglefly store this weekend, keep your eyes out!

  
Darlene Pavlick created a gorgeous birthday card using a beautiful Floral Cake stamp.  She colored it in all different shades of purple and it looks amazing.  This stamp is from artist Pamela Lehto.  Looks good enough to eat!


Tammy Hair created a humorous card using a brand new image from artist Fawn Palmer.  She's called "A Corset and Fishnets"  she comes with that adorable saying shown below as well as an additional saying "I am not a HAS BEEN I am a WILL BE."  Too cute.

And lastly, I (Holley Barnhart from Holley's Blog)  used a great image from artist Fawn Palmer called HoHum.  Isn't she great?  I filled the rest of the card with gorgeous purple d├ęcor and topped off the base of the card with gorgeous lace from Istanbul.
  
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 SFC2613 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.)