Welcome to the WWYS Challenge Blog!
Hello everyone and welcome to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog! Among my group of stamping friends, we are always searching for ideas for the stamps we own... creative ways to use them, to get every single last idea we can from them! And lots of us love the weekly challenge blogs that challenge you to use a particular color scheme, theme, or sketch. So after brainstorming, I realized there isn't one out there that challenges you to create based on a particular stamp set... and we thought it would be fun to host a weekly challenge for anyone who wants to join us!
Our challenges will be posted every Monday beginning March 2nd, 2015 and you will have until Saturday 5:00 PST/8:00 EST to join the fun. Anyone and everyone is welcome to play... you just have to use the designated stamp set for the week! You can also combine with other challenges if you like. To play, just upload your creation using the sketch to your online blog, gallery, or instagram, and then leave a link to your creation in the InLinkz section on that week's post. When you leave your link, be sure to link directly to the post, gallery page, or instagram photo, where we can comment on your card.
There will be a weekly winner, selected at random! That winner will be announced on Sunday and invited to join in the next challenge two weeks in advance... if they have the stamp set and would like to participate! At the very least, you will have an awesome winner's badge to display on your blog if you win and you will be featured as the winner for the week here on the blog!
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The WWYS Design Team:
And last, but certainly not least, here are the fabulously talented ladies who contribute around here each week and work hard to make sure there are fun things to inspire you to ink up those stamp sets....
She dreamed up this whole crazy thing and then talked everyone here into joining her... mostly to force herself to use what she buys! Amanda has been crafting since she could walk, has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since November 2010, has been happily married to Brian since 2005, mommy to her handsome son Matthew since February 2016, and adores her spoiled little black & white furballs, Scarlet & Molly.
She was coerced into joining Amanda in this crazy scheme during an Orlando leadership conference, but mainly agreed to force herself into her craft room at least once a week! She has been crafting since she could crawl, has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since October 2013, has been happily married to Mark since 2001, and dotes on her spoiled little 4-legged children.
You can find Brianne here: blog | CardsbyBS Facebook | Personal Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
She has been papercrafting since she was a child. Married to Ryan & mother to 2 young boys, she keeps busy running a household, working part-time in Banking and sharing Stampin' Up! She joined as a demonstrator in 2011 and loves the flexibility of running a business at her own pace. In her spare time she runs classes with over 55's and holds her own monthly craft classes.
Caroline van der Straaten
She loves to craft, because it keeps her sane in her busy life. She started as a scrapbooker many years ago, but fell in love with cardmaking as well. She's living in The Netherlands and is a proud mom of 2 boys. She is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 8 October 2012 and is loving every minute of it.
She's always loved to make things. An avid crafter, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010 and all around maker. This year she and her husband are celebrating 20 fabulous years together. They parent three very active boys ranging from 5 - 16. CHARLET LOVES TO STAMP! In her free time you will find her stamping (of course), thrifting, reading, binge watching TV, starting random house DIY and snapping pictures. Life is good.
She has been a demonstrator since February of 1999 (!) when clearly she was only 5 years old! :) She has a passion for sharing her love of paper crafts and creating amazing projects to share with others! She is married to Andy who describes her as delightful and has 2 kids, Ella, a teenaged girl, and Carl, a 10 year old boy, and a Golden Retriever named Sophie who has become The Creativity Cave ambassador. When she is not stamping, blogging, or shooting videos, she loves to knit, relax on the beach or at the pool, and memorize movie quotes!
She lives in The Netherlands and has been crafting for more than 15 years. She joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator in October 2012, is happily married to her husband, and they have a 16 year old daughter. Loves spending time with her two dogs and, of course, loves to be creative with stamps and paper!
You can find Erna here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube
You can find Erna here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube
She has been crafting since she was a little girl and enjoys all forms of needlecraft. She began making handmade artisan soaps in 2011, and joined Stampin’ Up! in 2013 to get the discount to make soap packaging. Now, she’s a full-time demonstrator! Known affectionately in the Stampin’ Up! community as GaGa, she is engaged to David, has two grown children and life has never been better because she gets to do what she loves AND gets to share it with others!
You can find Gail here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
You can find Lee here: blog | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
She has enjoyed crafting for as long as she can remember with various crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Applique, Cross Stitch and Paper Tole. She joined Stampin’ Up! shortly after they started in Australia in 2006 shortly after losing a Baby to Trisomy 18 and it’s been the best therapy. Married to Neil for over 30 years and two teenage girls keep her busy. She previously worked in the finance industry, but loves being a stay home Mumpreneur and full time Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
She was introduced to Stampin’ Up! in November of 2013 by Brianne, fell instantly in love with the products, and became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in February 2014. Since then she’s made a habit of trading sleep for time with her paper and stamps. She owns and runs a Bodywork and Acupuncture business, enjoys spending time with her family, and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
She is a crafty momma of two awesome kiddos! She runs, works hard, and loves to craft! Oh and she's married to an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan... so on Sundays, you can count on her watching the games with her family!
She is a child of God & a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 2014 by His grace. She loves what she does! Her motto is food, friendship, fellowship & fun! She is married to an amazing man since 2013 who loves her deeply and is so supportive to her crafting addiction!
She has always enjoyed art and craft, from sketching and drawing to knitting and sewing. She joined Stampin’ Up! in 2015 to get discount on supplies and fell in love with Stamping, and even better gets to share and inspire others. She loves Pink and all things that Bling! Married to Craig with a lovely daughter, life is busy between working and crafting.
She has been crafting since she was a child. She started scrapbooking about 20+ years ago and that led to stamping which then led to Stampin’ Up! and she has been a demonstrator since August 2006. Susan has been married to Don since 1982 and has one handsome, talented son who means the world to her.
She has been a Demo since September 1999... that's sixteen years! She has been married for almost 26 years (Oct ’89), and has two sons, both at the University of Notre Dame! She loves stamping and making people smile.
You can find Tammy here: blog
Tracy ElsomOriginally from the UK, mother of 2 grown children and grandmother of one, former teacher Tracy Elsom now lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband Alex and two cats, Houdini and Rascal. She’s been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since November 2013 and is passionate about designing and creating projects using Stampin’ Up! products. She writes a daily blog with instructions for at least one new project in every blog post and loves sharing her passion with others. When she’s not papercrafting, Tracy can often be found out and about on their property overlooking the Cobequid Bay.
You can find Tracy here: blog | Facebook | Pinterest