Monday, August 21, 2017

Penny for your Thoughts Card Challenge

 Click >HERE< for the Bug Me Badge Winners!

Hello! It's time for our second card challenge of August 2017!  This one is a little different but so much fun as you can see from our designers' creations below!  The theme is "Penny for Your Thoughts" which means you need to use a thought or speech bubble on your card.  That's really simple right?  Make sure your card is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing and link it below.  For ideas and inspiration, check out our designers' cards.  For more details about each card, click on their blog link by their name and do leave them some comment love when you stop by.



 




 




 




 



Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 







Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your Penny for your Thoughts! cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Penny for your Thoughts (Thought or Speech Bubble)  card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card.  Videos are not allowed.  Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  Important! Make sure your card has a speech or thought bubble on it.  It needs to have either thought circles from the "thought" or the "tail" speech tab indicating "speech." If you are unsure, look at our design team samples in this post. Thank you!


Bug Me! Badge Winners

Our last challenge was buzzing with bugs, insects and butterflies for Bug Me!  All the cards were fabulous and perfect for the challenge.  After voting, we picked one of the entries for our First Class Card.

Congratulations to #7 Jan R!
First Class Badge Winner
We loved Jan's super simple but oh so cute card and the adorable bee!
Jan, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!
Again, congratulations!




Of the designers available to vote, we then each picked our one personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#2 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Sherri's Personal Favorite


#12 Alicia O, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#11 Marina R, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#3 Leslie M, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#1 Arlene R, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#6 Billie A, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of our In the Mailbox badge winners!  You may grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly display on your own blog.


Thank you to each of you that played along with our Bug Me! challenge.  We have another challenge underway for A Penny for Your Thoughts (Speech or Thought Bubble) cards.  We hope you'll join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers



Monday, August 7, 2017

Bug Me! (Insects & Bugs) Card Challenge!

Hi all! Do bugs & insects make you itchy?  Us too but we still want to see them on your cards for this challenge!  So show us what you've got for bugs & insects (butterflies count too!) in your card making these next two weeks!  Card Challenge Theme:  Bug Me! (Insects & Bugs).

To inspire you, our CIE Designers have another great assortment of "buggy" cards!  Please click on each designers blog name for more details about their creations and leave them some comment love. We also want you to join us  in welcoming Sherri Thacker from Sherri's Flip-Floppin' Blog to the team! Sherri has participated in our challenges in the past and guest designed for us last month. We are thrilled to have her join our team and share her style of card crafting with all of you.  For more about Sherri and all our Designers, click on the Cards in Envy Tab above under our header.

Here are our Designers' Bug Me! card creations--







 




 




 




 



Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 








Sherry, Bits of Cheer











We'd love to see your Bug Me! cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Bug Me! (Insect or Bug)  card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card.  Videos are not allowed.  Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  


Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  


Baby Blue or Pretty Pink Badge Winners!

Thank you, thank you for all the wonderful baby blue or pretty pink cards for our last challenge! So inspiring and so many to choose from! After voting, the CIE Designers narrowed it done to one top card--

Congratulations to
#4 Kathy K
Our First Class Card!
We loved Kathy's unique image, sentiment and design and of course, the pretty baby blues!

Congratulations again, Kathy! You may grab the First Class Card badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.



After selecting the First Class card, each designer then picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#30 Chris I, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#20 Allisa S, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#8 Bobbi, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#24 Marina, In the Mailbox as Annie & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#17 Darnell, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#10 Tammy A, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#29 Kathy S, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#14 Alicia O, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all our In The Mailbox Badge Winners!
You my grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

Thank you to each of you for playing along with our Baby Blue or Pretty Pink card challenge! We have a new challenge already up on the blog for the next two weeks--Bug Me!  (we're looking for cards with bugs, insects and of course butterflies!)  We hope you'll join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers