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Friday, May 9, 2008

First Somethings

Welcome to our new challenge blog, STAMP SOMETHING! We are super excited about the launch of our new site. Each week on Friday mornings, we will post a new challenge. We hope our projects will inspire and motivate you to stamp something.

Some of these challenges will be difficult for us as we step out of our own comfort zones while trying new things. We hope you'll challenge yourself in your own stamping and crafting as you play along with us.

OK, now to the challenge! This whole endeavor is a first for all of us, so in keeping with the theme of "Firsts," our challenge this week will be "First Somethings." Challenge yourself to try something entirely new. Attempt a new layout or color combination or a new technique or fancy fold/card style that you've been wanting to try but have been putting off. You could also just keep with the theme of "Firsts" and make a card for a first birthday, a first baby, a first house, a first car, or any other first you can think of. Keep it as simple or as complicated as you'd like.

Everyone who plays along will receive a chance for our blog candy give away! To play, complete the challenge and post your project on your blog. Then link to our blog and leave us a comment. We want to see all those fabulous creations!

Thanks to all of you for playing along! We hope to see you back again next week! The "First Somethings" blog candy winner will be announced next Thursday evening at 7pm ET, be sure to check back. Good luck to everyone!




Check out the samples made by the Design Team Members. If you can click on the link, you will be redirected to that member's blog. There you will find all the details and how to's for these projects.

Alex's "First Friend" scrap page



Becky's "First Birthday" card



Cindy's "First" - using a handmade template to complete her card



Denise's "First Baby" card


67 comments:

Lisa H. said...

looks like fun! I can't wait to stamp later today. what great samples from your DT.

traciejane said...

Oh wow the first to leave my cards, congrats girls on the new blog and gorgeous work you've done. Mines on my blog :-)x

Vicki Parson said...

Wonderful creations by the DTs!! Thanks for the challenge!! :)

Amanda said...

Have enjoyed your first challenge, hope I have linked o.k. Mine is on my blog.
Amanda
x

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Here's a link to mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/909457?cat=3592

Picture of my son in First Grade. Also my first time using my set Elementary Essentials.

Stephanie said...

Fun! I am doing my 1st triathlon next month. I made a card for my friend who is also doing it. I figured since this is our 1st triathlon, this would be a perfect entry for this "First Somethings" challenge! Here's my card: http://fsunagel.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-1st-triathlon.html

Lisa H. said...

I'm back, but I'll have to come back again to check out the cool cards posted. here is mine, it is in honour of my BFF who is celebrating her first Mother's Day. TFL
http://mylittlecreativeescape.blogspot.com/

NurturedHeartgal said...

my first challenge ever - and lots of first with this card. http://izbzee.typepad.com

florascrap said...

Cool challenge! :) Mine is on my blog:

http://embellishedsimplicity.blogspot.com

You can also get there by clicking on my name in this post. :)

cats whiskers said...

Great Challenge, well done, mine is on my blog
Hugs Jacqui

Samantha said...

Here is mine- it is not stamped- but a cute "first tooth" scrap page

Jackie said...

Loved the first challenge and have just uploaded my card to my blog. http://party-nights-creations.blogspot.com/

~natasha~ said...

Wow I love your first challenge, I have been waiting for this. i didnt have a blog before so I had to open one so I could take part. Here is the link ~ http://natashasimagination.blogspot.com/ (or just click my name). I found it hardto find something I hadnt attempted before but once I did I enjoyed myself and cant wait for the next challenge.

Thanks girls :)

Ella Bella said...

great challenge and fab creations by the DT, here is mine :)

http://ellabella08.blogspot.com/2008/05/tilda-friends-atc-challenge-stamp.html

southern fairy said...

my firsts for the challenge.... my first piggy card
http://southernfairydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/05/tonight-tonight.html

and first attempts at pearl bracelets
http://southernfairydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/05/audi-and-some-jewellery.html

Jilli said...

Fab challenge, mines on my blog...

www.jillispaiges.blogspot.com

TFL

carol said...

Hi Girls, Great 'first' challenge and some gorgeous examples from the entries so far! The DT stuff is fab!
My 'first' Anniversary card is
HERE


Thanks for sharing everyone :)

Carol x

NattyK said...

What a fab new blog. great cards by the DT. I have added my entry to my blog.

Natalie x

Ria's Scrapkaarten said...

Ahhh cool challenge :) Beautifull cards.

Here is my card
http://dragonmagicscrapkaarten.blogspot.com/

hugs Ria

Tarasdesigns said...

great cards from the DT and great first challenge. my card is on my blog - http://tarasdesigns.blogspot.com/2008/05/stamp-something-first-challenge.html

Tara x

Sarah said...

Great first challenge and cards by the DT. My card can be found on my blog

My Blog

Annapurna said...

Great creations by the team. Good luck to you all on this venture.

Here is my mother's day card for first something.

mousekemom said...

I just uploaded my page...this is so much fun! Thanks!

April
www.mousekemom.blogspot.com

Katharina said...

Wonderful DT creations! Thanks for the fun challenge. I made a card on which I used 2 stamps for the first time.
Here is my card
Thanks for looking :)

samgirl said...

Love it!! Great first challenge - love your creations! :)
Mine is on my blog Here

ENJAY said...

Hello and congratulations on a fantastic new blog! This is the link for 'My first' card, it is my first time at adding a bookmark to a card.
thankyou Nicola.xx
http://enjayscraftpages.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-day-recipe.html

Annchen said...

I think I put the link in the wrong post ;-)

Here is my entry:
Think pink


This is my first stamp and the stiches is the first attempt. I don't know how to say it in english, in german it calls: fadengrafik

Debbie said...

Fab 1st challenge, congrats on the new blog. Mine can be seen on my blog.

Andrea said...

Hi, great theme!
I made a card on which I used all stamps for the first time.

Here is my card:

http://kartenfreak.blogspot.com/2008/05/cute-card-thursday-challenge-9-gems-and.html

Joanne said...

I had a lot of fun with this one - it's the first time I have used this stamp. Here's the link to my card - Frogs with Balloons

MIUMIU said...

Nice to meet you, empathize with your blog.
Linking to your blog, please.

http://vuitton-miumiu.blogspot.com/

Beth said...

Congratulations on the new challenge blog! The DT cards are beautiful! Here's my card.

PattiM said...

Here's my card... Made for a scrapper that I met IRL recently.... The stamp is on the front and then I added flowers, sticker, etc.....BTW... I love the pattern for this card... Thank you....

On my blog, scroll down some, under Thursday, May 8th

http://scrappingismypassion.blogspot.com/

Patti M
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!!

ink'n'rubba said...

Great start for the new stamping challenges! My first card is on my blog here

Stacey said...

Great challenge! Here is my first ever card using black and white doodles!

Here is my card.

Shelly said...

Hi, just discovered this blog, fab! Will definately be popping in now and again. Here's my 'first something' entry on my blog...

milli said...

What a great challenge!!
This is the first time I participate.
I get so inspired looking at all your beautiful work!

Here is my card

Vicki C. said...

Hi there! Here's my blog - www.paperhugs.blogspot.com - there are two projects - the tic tac toe board - which is the first time I have used Cat's Pajamas stamps. Below is the card I gave my mother in law for mother's day. This is the first card I have ever made for her. Hope you like them both.

Jen B said...

HI! Congrats on the new site. My SU Demonstrator had your link on her blog, so I thought I'd check it out. I'm about 5 months into stamping and have been intimated by watercoloring, but here's my first attempt (hope I linked this correctly). THANKS for the challenge. Will definately be poppin' in to play.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/911943?limit=last1

KAP said...

Love the challenge here is my scrapbook page: http://vanpalmperk.blogspot.com/2008/05/today.html

Joy said...

Hi great challenge and great new Blog. Good luck with it. Here is the link to my First Something

http://craftyjoy-joy.blogspot.com/

craftyb said...

Hi SS team, congratulations on your new challenge blog! Perhaps my interpretation of "first" is a bit wide but here it is anyway! I've used my FIRST Tilda stamp! bx

Glitter Monkey said...

I just had to have a go at this one, especially as Denise and Cindy are such dear friends. My card is on my blog. Lol Lynn x

** Shaz ** said...

Great challenge good luck with the blog xx
here is a link to my blog
http://craftylittleblogger.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

Great job ladies - I can't wait to go and visit everyone.

LeAnne said...

Just stumbled across your blog and it looks like FUN! This is the first time I have used this stamp set from a brand-new company, H & M stamps:
http://weeinklings.blogspot.com/2008/05/dads-cabin.html
TFL!
LeAnne

Alexandra said...

These are all so great ladies - I am excited so many people are playing along!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Maya said...

I have tried to paint on canvas for the first time,and it is a gift for my sister and her newborn son :)

Here it is: http://mayas-hobbyblogg.blogspot.com/2008/05/tanta-aunt.html

JoanOttevanger said...

this is a great way to do things you never done this is my first thing you can find it overhere.
http://scramum.blogspot.com

Aimee said...

This is the first time I've left images alone and NOT colored them--very hard to do since I love SU markers, watercolor crayons, etc.
Here's my card:
http://msmannersstamping.blogspot.com/2008/05/mustnotcolor.html

Anonymous said...

What a fun first challenge! I just got this stamp set, so it's the first time I've used it. It's a fabulous Stampin' Up set with wonderful verses and sentiments. Care to see my card? http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/912135?nocache=1

Regina Davis

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Great Challenge theme Here is my entry. How about first kiss!Entitled Oh, Mr. Darcy

http://thepatchworkheartcom.blogspot.com

a portland granny said...

Thanks for making this opportunity open to us!

Here is my entry. I hope I'm not too late! Sorry-- you will have to copy and paste my add'y as I can't bring it up in blue.

http://sassafrasandgingerbread.
blogspot.com

Thanks again-this was fun!
Joan in Portland

a portland granny said...

oops sorry about my blog address
here it is in one line..


http://sassafrasandgingerbread.blogspot.com



joan

Richelle said...

Yeah...new challenge!! Great cards DT.

Here is my card.

First car

nessy said...

fantastic work ladies!!
just remembered i made this card to fit into this challenge ,it can be found on my blog
http://nessysnotes.blogspot.com/2008/05/welcome-baby-elsie-may.html

thanks for looking
vanessa xx

Zoe xx said...

OOh another fab challenge blog!! I made twin first birthday cards - they can be found here

Heather said...

Very fun!! Here's mine
http://hhugginsgirl.blogspot.com/2008/05/say-cheese.html
Looking forward to next week.

Staci said...

Thanks for the challenge it was lots of fun to do something new. It's posted on my blog.

Else Slipsager Petersen said...

I love challenges, and this one was fun to make. Great blog you made.

Mine is posted on my blog: http://slipsager.blogspot.com/

Sally said...

Hi,
What a great theam for the competition. I have entered! Its my first card posted on my first blog. So much fun.
http://apinksunshine.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

Here's a link to my very first explosion box ... it was fun to make and the box portion was easy peasy - it's a die cut from a LSS!
See http://sueblondin.blogspot.com/2008/05/1st-explosion-box.html for a couple pics of the box I made for my Sis for Christmas.

Jeanne said...

I uploaded to my blog my first "Grid" card thanks to Beate's Wednesday Tutorial on SCS.

Thank you for the challenge, it made me think.

Sammee said...

Great challenge, it really made me think. I know its a bit late,have been having problems adding a comment, laptop having funny turn! TFL. Sam x

Sue said...

Great new blog, and some lovely examples. Here is my tag made using the first stamp I ever bought.
http://suetheiron.blogspot.com/2008/05/sunday-stampers-stamp-something.html

Brea said...

Better late than never, I suppose! I actually made this card for my mom for mother's day, but just got around to writing my post today! This was my first time to stamp with acrylic paints.

http://tommyandbrea.com/?p=218

** Shaz ** said...

Are you not going to do anymore challenges ??? or am i looking in the wrong place??