Thursday, June 6, 2013

So long, farewell...

Hello everyone!

I hope that you're having a great week, and have gotten lots of crafty stuff done.  If it were up to me, I'd stay home and make tons of stuff.  Unfortunately, I have to support my addiction...I mean hobby somehow.  So I work. lol

Now, I know today's usually the day that a new challenge gets posted, but I'm sad to say there won't be anymore FYI challenges.  After two years, I believe it is time to move on.  Things haven't really picked up like I had hoped, and having zero interest in our design team call was a sign that it was time to let this go.

I've had some amazing, and wonderful ladies on my design team for almost the whole time I've been running this challenge, and I can't thank them enough for their dedication and hard work.  Each challenge they provided amazing projects for everyone to see, and I am blessed to have worked with all of them.  I wish all of my Lovelies the best as they move on to other crafty endeavors.

I'd also like to thank all of you wonderful people who were able to join us, when you could.  Your participation was very much appreciated, and your projects were gorgeous.  We loved visiting your blogs each challenge, and seeing how you were inspired by the photos.  Without you, this challenge blog wouldn't have run even this long.  So thank you very much!!

The blog will stay active, should anyone like to view the inspiration photos, but this is the last post.  Wishing everyone all the best!

Stay crafty my friends!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Challenge #46 - Lovely Lotus

Hi everyone!

You guys sure did a great job on interpreting the photo for challenge #46.  Aspen trees are my favorite, and I loved seeing how you used the photo.  We're so greatful for all who were able to join us.  The winner of our Lovely Lotus award for challenge 46 goes to:
 


Isn't this a lovely card?  Not only do I love it, but I love her explanation of how she came to putting it all together, based on the photo.  Please email me (onecraftychica@gmail.com) so that I can get the Lovely Lotus blinkie to you.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Challenge 45 - Lovely Lotus

Greetings everyone!

Challenge #45 gave us a rocky view of a beautiful lighthouse, with stormy skies.  So many of you did a fabulous job of creating such detailed projects.  We loved seeing them all!  Thank you to all who were able to join us.

Our Lovely Lotus award for this challenge is:  #11 - Kathy


Isn't this just stunning?!  I absolutely adore the scene she created, as did my Lovelies this week.  Please email me (onecraftychica@gmail.com) so that I can get the Lovely Lotus blinky out to you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

FYI Challenge #46

Hello hello!

Welcome to our next challenge here at FYI.  We had many lovely entries for our last challenge, and are thankful for all who were able to join us.  I'll be back soon with our Lovely Lotus pick from challenge #45. :-)

For this challenge, I found a picture of one of my favorite things...Aspen Trees!  I wasn't familiar to them until I lived in Colorado.  I LOVE how vibrant they are when they turn in the fall.  Just the sight of them makes me long to be back in Denver.


I remember being on the back of my friends motorcycle, traveling through the mountains, when I first saw them.  If you ever get the opportunity to visit any place that has Aspen trees, I would recommend doing so.  I love how the sun shining through these trees makes them "glow".  They're all growing in such a way that I could totally children playing in them.  So, how are you inspired?

Our design team has come up with more beautiful projects to share with you today.  I hope you enjoy them!

Debbie


Karen


Michelle


Mynnette


Rudlis


Steph


Vicki


Remember, your interpretation of the photo is just that, your interpretation. There's no right or wrong. Just tell us a bit about how you were inspired, as sometimes it isn't obvious. And, don't forget, you can create any kind of crafty project you like. The idea is to take inspiration from the photo to get your creative mojo flowing.

Please don't forget to link directly to your project, and not just your blog in general. General blog links will be deleted. All submissions should be new; please do not link to old blog posts.

Challenge closes Wed, May 29 at 11:59 PM Central. Please use the keyword FYI46 if you upload to a public gallery.

Stay crafty my friends!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Design Team Call

Hello!

It's that time again!  We're looking for a few good women (and/or men) to add to our wonderfully talented Design Team.  We're a very laid back group, and just like to have fun creating.  The new term would run from July to December.  If you're interested in applying, please see all of the details below.

As a member of our group, you'd be responsible for:

Submitting two projects a month.
Commenting on participant entries.
Helping to select our Lovely Lotus for each challenge.

We do have a system for commenting, so that it's not so difficult to keep up with all of the entries.  There are no limits as to what you create, or with what medium you choose.   

All you need to do is send the following to me at onecraftychica@gmail.com

Your Name
Email Address
Blog Address
A bit about yourself.
3 of your best projects.

Remember, we're a crafting blog, not just a papercrafting blog. You can make ANY kinds of projects you like, based on the photos.

Alright!  You have until May 31st to apply. The new DT will be announced on June 5th. 

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Challenge #44 - Lovely Lotus

Greetings everyone!

Challenge #44 gave us a fiery bold sunset, with stormy skies, set above a dark landscape.  We had many wonderful entries, and were impressed by each one of them.  We're so glad to have had all who joined us participate.

Our Lovely Lotus award for this challenge is:


Isn't her take on the photo lovely?  I think she totally rocked it!  Please email me (onecraftychica@gmail.com) so that I can get the Lovely Lotus blinkie to you.

Don't forget, challenge #45 is still going on, and you have plenty of time to enter!  To enter, or for the details, you can scroll down or click HERE.  We can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

Have a great day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

FYI Challenge #45

Good day y'all!

As I type this up (Wednesday evening), I am watching the snow accumulate outside my window.  Yes, snow.  In May!  When I woke up this morning, there were clear skies, and green grass.  Around 3pm, the sleet and snow started to fall, and we now have about 2 inches. *sigh*  I am really missing the warm Texas weather right about now. lol  I do hope that most of you are getting nicer weather, wherever you are.   :-)

Anyway, enough about that.  We have a new inspiration photo for you today!  It's supposed to be a bit gloomy here for the next few days, so this photo is kinda fitting, don't you think?  I love lighthouses.  I've never actually seen one in real life, but I've seen TONS in photos online, and from friends' vacations.  The sharpness of the rocks against the cool gray sky in this photo is beautiful to me.  The lighthouse is just an added bonus.  So, how are you inspired?


My lovelies have created more gorgeous projects for your viewing pleasure.  Check them out!

Debbie


Karen


Michelle


Mynnette
 
 
Rochelle


Rudlis


Sara


Steph


Vicki


Remember, your interpretation of the photo is just that, your interpretation.  There's no right or wrong.  Just tell us a bit about how you were inspired, as sometimes it isn't obvious.  And, don't forget, you can create any kind of crafty project you like.  The idea is to take inspiration from the photo to get your creative mojo flowing.

Please don't forget to link directly to your project, and not just your blog in general.  General blog links will be deleted.  All submissions should be new; please do not link to old blog posts.

Challenge closes Wed, May 15 at 11:59 PM Central. Please use the keyword FYI45 if you upload to a public gallery.

Stay crafty my friends!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Challenge #43 - Lovely Lotus

Our last challenge, #43, was a serene sunset. A great big thank you to all who joined us for the challenge!

The Lovely Lotus for Challenge #43 is:

Love the sponging!

Congratulations Sandie!! Please email Karen (carefree.creations AT gmail.com) for the Lovely Lotus blinky.

Have a wonderful weekend! And don't forget to join us for Challenge #44!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

FYI Challenge #44

I sure do hope someone is having a warm spring - it is snowing here!! At least we have a new inspiration challenge :)

The sunset is stunning and very inspiring!

The design team has created some awesome cards:

Debbie

Karen

Michelle

Mynnette

Rochelle

Sara

Vicki

I hope you'll join us!

Happy inking!

Remember, your interpretation of the photo is just that, your interpretation. There's no right or wrong. Just tell us a bit about how you were inspired as sometimes it isn't obvious. And, don't forget, you can create any kind of crafty project you like. The idea is to take inspiration from the photo to get your creative mojo flowing.

Please don't forget to link directly to your project, and not just your blog in general. General blog links will be deleted. All submissions should be new; please do not link to old blog posts.

Challenge closes Wed May 1 at 11:59 PM Central. Please use the keyword FYI44 if you upload to a public gallery.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Still Time for Challenge #43

Hi folks!

This is just a friendly reminder that there is still time to join in on the latest For Your Inspiration Challenge - #43 that provides this serene photo:

Hope you'll join us!

* Please use the linky in the original challenge post to add your submission! *