Wednesday, July 17, 2013

BUILD YOUR OWN CHALLENGE 1

I decided it would be fun to get you all more involved in my blog by having the first (of hopefully many!) Build Your Own Challenge.

These challenges will be a little different from those you have seen elsewhere. At least, I THINK they will be different. There could be something similar out there that I'm simply not aware of.

The reason my challenges will be different is found in the title -- build your own. I will provide a variety of suggestions for the components of each challenge. And you, through your votes, will come up with all the various parameters for creating a card.

For each challenge, I will offer suggestions for: Stampin' Up! color combination and topic/occasion.There will then be two weeks (well, one day less) during which you will be able to cast your votes for each category, and the "winner" with the most votes in each of the categories will set the expectations for the challenge.

Once all the votes have been tallied, and the challenge is set, you will create your own version and upload your entry to a special spot on my Flickr account. That way, you can all keep track as the entries come in. I will give you two weeks in which to develop your own card.

By the end of the two weeks, I will have received all your takes on the challenge, and one card will be chosen based on: creativity, challenge met, and overall success of the design. The "winner" of the challenge will then receive a prize and be featured on my blog for her (his?) efforts.

If this idea meets with success, I will try to continue to do a new challenge each month. That's my intent anyway.

With that said, I would like to put forth a few basics that will stand for all the challenges:

Use only Stampin' Up! stamp sets
Can be created in MDS (My Digital Studio) if you wish
Any neutral colors always allowed
Use any embellishments you choose

Now, to announce the first ever candidates for the voting ballots:

Choose THREE colors from this list:

Rich Razzleberry
Bermuda Bay
Melon Mambo
Pear Pizzazz
So Saffron
Blushing Bride
Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Rose Red
Island Indigo
Cherry Cobbler
Wild Wasabi

Choose ONE topic/occasion from this list:

Summertime
Sun
Birthday
Good Times
Friends
Flowers

As a result of the voting, the top THREE vote getters in the color category and the top vote getter in the topic/occasion list will set the challenge. Keep in mind that the three colors we come up with may be sort of a crazy color combination -- in your mind anyway. But, then isn't that what a CHALLENGE is all about?? To get yourself to work a little bit outside your comfort zone? To help plant those "creative seedings"? To allow yourself to grow creatively? To have FUN?

To cast your vote (even if you don't end up playing along with the challenge), note your choices of THREE COLORS and ONE TOPIC/OCCASION in the comments section for this post. 

Let's have lots of fun with this and make it a success! Remember the winner of the challenge will receive a prize and be a star feature on my blog!

created in MDS


PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES VIA COMMENT NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT, TUESDAY, JULY 30. 
The challenge will be announced the next day, Wednesday, July 31.

Challenging
Smiles.




15 comments:

  1. You asked for it, LOL! My colors are so saffron, cajun craze and wild wasabi. My topic would be friends of course. There you go, sounds like fun.

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  2. At first I thought this sounded really cool and lots of fun. Then I got to the Stampin' Up part. Seeing as I do not own any SU stamp sets, I am unable to join in. Good luck with it though. Sounds fun.

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    1. I'm so sorry you couldn't participate. In the future, I may change the requirements. Keep watching! :>)

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  3. My votes are for Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, and a floral theme. I'm curious to see how this pans out!

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  5. Love that you are promoting card making! So much fun to send and receive a card, at least that's our view over at www.ritewhileucan.com where we love all things stationery. Visiting via the Friday Flash Blog party

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    1. Thanks, Barb! By the way, I started following your blog www.ritewhileucan.com on Bloglovin! Love your enthusiasm for paper!! :>)

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  6. This is SUCH fun! The colors I choose are Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi. I like Friends for a theme.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I wish you could have participated! Maybe next challenge? :>)

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  7. Thanks for linking up with the Friday Flash Blog. I hope you checked out the highlighted posts as well as everyone’s terrific entries. Have a fabulous weekend!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  8. Fun challenge! I've just started making cards. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! If you ever have any cardmaking and/or papercrafting questions, I'd love to help you! Let me know. :>)

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