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Creative Challenge—It’s About Time!

As I was thinking today about what I might post, I realized that it had been a LONG time since I’d done a creative challenge. It’s definitely the perfect time to change that! Two catalogs have come out in the past few months, and I know we’ve all got lots of great ideas floating around in our heads.

So. . . . Creative Challenge 2014—create any project using any of the new products from the annual or holiday/autumn catalog. I’ll give you until September 15. Winning entries will receive a free stamp set of your choice. . . there are so many to choose from!

Happy stampin’!

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Yeah, What a fun contest! Thanks Shelli!
Here is a Halloween Card using the Holiday Home stamp set!
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMartha Inchley
and a Christmas card using the Santa Stache stamp set!
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMartha Inchley
I had so much fun using the new Four Feathers stamp set.

Thanks for this challenge Shelli. Lots of fun to play along.

I have three versions of my ombré card.
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKylie Bertucci
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGloria Kremer
I have three using new sets from the annual catalog in this post that was part of a Blog Tour featuring new beginnings - new baby, new job, graduation, back to school - anything marking a new chapter in life! http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/08/new-beginnings-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
I'm loving the new Gift Box Punch Board in the Holiday Catalog! It makes the cutest boxes so quickly and easily! http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/08/a-round-array-tiny-candy-boxes.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
I had fun creating this card for a customer who recently got engaged. It uses the Something to Say Set in the annual catalog. http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/08/something-to-say-engagement-ring.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
I am loving the new Annual and Holiday catalogs. Had fun designing these two cards for my stamp club! http://stampingwithsass.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-2014-club-projects.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Elasser
Halloween themed thank you cards are my favorite! Here's a fun card using the Freaky Friends stamp set!!! One of my favorite!!! And of COURSE the fun Halloween Street stamp!!!
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal
What a lovely idea. I'm on Holiday now (Crete) but will be home on Monday. And there is a lovely big box of goodies waiting for me. So I can start creating on Tuesday.
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEveline van Heijst
Shelli, What a great challenge! I used new Designer Series Paper and two new stamp sets (along with Blendabilities and paper snips) to create this fun holiday card. Who doesn't love a moose on a sled?
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian King
I lumped all of my entries into the Friday August 15th post. I hope that is ok! You can see them at

Thank you for the challenge!
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKerry McDonough
I used the new sets Big News and Hi There on the two cards in this post. I hope you like them! http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/walk-in-wednesday-big-news-and-papillon-potpourri.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
We used a bunch of new products when I held my Quarterly Team Meeting in July. http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/team-meeting-projects-july-2014.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
I used the Hi There and What's Your Type? new sets in one of my Walk In Wednesday Classes during July. http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/walk-in-wednesday-hi-there-and-whats-your-type.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
A bright and cheery birthday card using the new Age Awareness Set. By the way, I'm loving the new photopolymer sets! They are so easy to work with! http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/age-awareness-sweet-taffy-stripes.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
Blendabilities Markers are so much fun to work with! Pairing them with an older set makes that set seem new again! http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/countless-sayings-2-sweet-hearts.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
Here's another card using a couple more of the awesome new photopolymer sets - Bravo and Project Life Point & Click. http://inspirationink.typepad.com/inspiration-ink/2014/07/bravo-woo-hoo-banners.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichele Reynolds
Love the Something for Baby stamp set and framelit. I wanted a very special card for a Customer who was expecting her first child and this set was perfect.

I posted this back in May but it is one of my favourite cards / sets. And yes my Customer was tickled "blue" with the card (she had a boy).

August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth
. . .who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, . . . 2 Timothy 1:9
And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, ... But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:4-10
But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what Law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law. Romans 3:21-27
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1
. . .who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, . . . 2 Timothy 1:9
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. Hebrews 9:14
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSue
Hi Shelli,
Thank you for allowing me to step out of my box and enter my very first challenge. Who better than to do it for you... :-) I made book marks using the Scalloped and Angled Tag punches, and the coaster board. I am LOVING the Holiday catalog; it's the best one since I've been a demo! Hope you like my projects. Here's the link to my blog:
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBobbi Miller
What could be better for the Holiday Season than holiday sweaters? Why owls in holiday sweaters of course! http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2135247/entry/trim_the_tree
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Elsom
Thanks so much for this challenge! I had so much fun creating this New Home card with products from the 2014 Catalog and the Holiday Catalog. Please check it out: http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2014/08/remarkable-stampers-pinworthy-blog-tour.html
August 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Amato

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