1.01.2016

Challenge One

Happy New Year to all of you! We hope 2016 brings each of you happiness, lots and lots of laughter, good health, big and small successes, and a good healthy dose of creative mojo (hopefully inspired by our challenges). :)  We are so excited to be here with you all because today marks the start of our very first Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge! We are super excited and can't wait to jump right in!


For this challenge, Ka was inspired by the decorations from her 2014 New Year's Eve party! Her house was filled with lots of gold, sparkles, fun banners and beautiful, sparkly jumbo letters. She even had a huge fancy gold frame for her guests to take pictures in. She thought it would be fun to incorporate some of the elements from her party to the challenge board. :) So, for this challenge, we would love for you to take some inspiration from the challenge board above using three elements in a row of your choice! Whatever rows you choose and are inspired by is what we challenge you to create!

You are playing for one of the following 3"x 4" stamps sets. The winner will get to choose the stamp set she wants. And, if you already have all three, why not play to give as a gift for one of your crafty friend? You can click on the links below to read more about each stamp set.


Avery Elle "Ellie"
Clearly Besotted "Warm Solutions"
Lawn Fawn "Milk and Cookies"

Now, let's check out the amazing inspiration the design team have in store for you today!!! Click on their names to be taken to their projects postings.


Lindsey chose the top row across: gold, sparkles and acetate.



Shannon chose the first row down: gold, celebrate and background stamping.



Olesya chose the first row across: gold, sparkles and acetate.



Nora chose the middle column down: Sparkles (red glitter tape), Embossing (background) and New (Embossing folder and sentiment stamp).



Stephanie chose the middle row down: sparkles, embossing and new.



Tracie chose the first row down: gold, celebrate and background stamping.

Isn't the inspiration from the design team amazing? Now that you've seen some inspiration from our design team, we hope that you will play along with us!!!!! Check out the "challenge rules" tab above to be eligible for the prize. You have until Friday, January 15 at 11:55pm CST to submit your entries. We can not wait to see what you create! HAVE FUN!!!!!!



27 comments:

  1. Hooray! I can't believe it's finally here. :) I love how differently we were all inspired.

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  2. It is wonderful to see everyone's take. Looking forward to the entries.

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  3. What a fabulous array of inspiration cards! Congratulations on the launch of your new challenge; a wonderful way to spark our New Year's creativity! Already have my thinking cap on...
    ~carol

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    1. Looking forward to your creation, cm.

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    2. Thank you, Carol! We look forward to see what you create for our 1st challenge! :)

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  4. oh wow!!! check out all these entries... totally fabulous... You gals rocked the inspiration for the very first tic tac toe challenge!
    Looking forward to participating

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    1. Thank you, Amina. Your creation will be fabulous. Excited to see what you craft.

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  5. Fantastic inspiration, ladies!!! I'm pondering which row I'll choose!!!
    =]

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    1. Thank you, I Card Everyone! Oh, can't wait to see your beauty.

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  6. Absolutely STUNNING creations from the design team!! Way to kick off this new challenge girls!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! I hope you decide to play =)

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  7. Thank you for the new challenge - it is going to be a fun ride - have a blessed Happy New Year - welcome New DT - who did a fab job!

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    1. Many thanks, Gail. Can't wait to see your creation =)

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  8. Found your wonderful blog & challenge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  9. Hi Melissa, Happy you found the Stamping Smiles Designs Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. I see you wasted no time and already entered. Yay!! Getting ready to look at your creations. Smiles, Tracie

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  10. Beautiful cards! Love this new challenge :)

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    1. Thank you, Lucinde. It is great to see your entry for the first challenge!

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  11. Thank you for the challenge and the gorgeous DT inspirations too. All of the cards are beautiful! Karen x

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Karen. Happy you participated in the challenge.

      Tracie Pond
      Stamping Smiles Designs
      Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
      #ssdtictactoechallenge
      Design Team Member

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  12. Found your fabulous challenge! Congratulations on this new venture! Awesome inspirations by DT's, such fun!

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    1. Hello Vinita, Happy you for us. Looking forward to your creations.

      Tracie Pond
      Stamping Smiles Designs
      Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
      #ssdtictactoechallenge
      Design Team Member

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  13. Great Challange blog! Amazing prizes...congrats for this new start! Enjoyed playing along! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Hello Suchi, Thank you and happy to see you participated in the first challenge. Heading to your blog, now.

      Tracie Pond
      Stamping Smiles Designs
      Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
      #ssdtictactoechallenge
      Design Team Member

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  14. Yay! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  15. I am super excited to join in on the fun with your 1st challenge.
    Just linked my "Thanks" card. New follower.
    Awesome inspiration by the DT!
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  16. Congrats to Ka and her wonderful DT for starting this exciting new challenge!!!! Have just linked my card and will definitely be a regular player in future!!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!!

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