Saturday, October 31, 2015

Now Scheduling Sponsors For 2016

If you would like to sponsor us in 2016, please email me.  Please include store link, prize info and what you require from our DT members.   Thank you and we are looking forward to crafting with you in 2016!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Challenge 139 - Week Two


Welcome to Challenge 139
 Week Two
Aug 27 - Sep 8
Theme: Fall Fun plus A Sentiment

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #138

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!



 Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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I want to mention again how much we appreciate The Paper Shelter  for sponsoring this challenge!  They have provided two images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner.  





And now, with three of our brand new DT joining in with Team B, here is their take on the challenge using images from TPS!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.

Annie  from Just For Fun
using Autumn Leaves

Elaine from Simpli Crafti
using Autum Leaves

Ginny G from RubberMad
using "The Enchanted Professor"


Jennifer from  Glitter In My Hair.
using Autumn leaves 

Lisa from Crafty Train
using Autumn Leaves

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge 139 - "Fall Fun + a Sentiment"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Sep 8
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Welcome to our NEW DT!

We are so excited to announce 
the new DT members who are joining our team!  
Usually I would include all this info in one of our regular posts, but with four new artists coming aboard, I have chosen a new format to give a proper introduction!  I have linked their Blogs under their names so you can easily find out more about their interests and their art.  I've also picked out one of their recent cards to show you a little bit of their creative styles!
We asked each of these women to give us a little of their background to share with you all - so in alphabetical order, may I present...

Berni Cuttino
Chasing the Dream

Hi, I am Bernardine Cuttino, kindly called me BERNI.
I lived in Santa Clarita, CA, USA, 40 miles North of Los Angeles. I guess you could say, it is the High Desert, weather is triple digit's in the Summer and cold in the winter. In fact, there is snow on the mountains in the winter, very pretty. Now if you go South towards the water, there is the beach. You have the best of both worlds.
 I retired from Princess Cruises, the cruise line. Have had the good fortune to have travelled the world and visited all seven continents. My favorite place in the world is Italy. I also worked in the Motion Picture Industry for twenty years.
Started with scrapbooking and went into card making when I retired. I love to create and experiment with different techniques; and enjoy gardening. I am involved in the Women ministry at church. Create cards for OWN (Operation Write Home) for the soldiers worldwide and create cards for the Missionaries in my church who are also worldwide. Living the life of the retiree. Always looking for inspiration and ready for a challenge.

This is one of my favorite recent cards by Berni - I love the CAS design, the coloring with the light touch and the wonderful use of the black fishtail banner as a mat - it makes her fussycut image really pop!  
~ginny g


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Elaine 
Simpli Crafti


My name is Elaine and I live in central Scotland. I live with my husband of 40 years who puts up with my ever invasive hobby. I have two grown up children and a grandson Finn, who will be 6 in October. I work part time as a civil servant.
I have been a crafter since I was very little starting with knitting, crochet and sewing.  A friend introduced me to rubber stamping about 15 years ago. I started off with a shoe box and moved on to a small cupboard, then a wardrobe. I now have a full to the brim craft room, does this sound familiar!!!  I enjoy trying new techniques and experimenting with paper and colour.
I am thrilled to be part of this challenge blog and I hope I can inspire others as they have inspired me. 

Love what Elaine did with this male themed card... the wonderfully colored boots are a great touch and there are several embellishments that maintain the masculine vibe.  Love the clouds with the tiny drops of Liquid Pearls - very creative!  ~ginny g


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Jennifer Greco
Glitter in my Hair

Hi everyone! I am Jennifer and my internet home is a little blog called Glitter in my Hair.  Which yes....there sometimes is! I live in Lake Country Wisconsin with my family: two little boys, one significantly bigger boy, and one very spoiled cat. In most forum sites you can find me as {jennifer-g} because I'm just that much of an outside-the-box thinker! 

My days are split between the MILLION different full-time jobs that ARE "Mama", and being the ENTIRE Environmental Department for a ready-mixed concrete & sand and gravel company. My NIGHTS are spent creating!  

I have been stamping, scrapping, and covering all sorts of things with glitter since 2001. I love all things crafty - it may not be cheaper than therapy, but it's SO much prettier!  I am SO excited to be joining the fabulous team here at Aud Sentiments! I love this challenge and it's such a thrill to play along and help inspire other crafters. Stamp happy!

This image is beautifully colored with her highlights and shadows - but the most creative touch for me is the spray of bling around the swirls of her dress.  It's like the movement of her hemline is throwing out the gems!  So cool Jennifer!  ~ginny g




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I am happily married with 3 young children and a Husband that is supportive of my Craft Obsession!  I  have been crafting since 1991.  I started out learning 3d decoupage and made mainly pictures.  There was no die-cutting in those days so I used to cut out each layer with a craft knife.  One picture took me 22 hours!  I then changed over to card making but still using 3d "traditional" decoupage.  I played around a bit with Rubber stamping and colouring but found that the lack of tools available back then hindered a good result or I just wasn't any good at it!  A few years ago I discovered die cuts and chalk and find it relaxing to sit and chalk and make up toppers.  Then I met a lovely lady and now fab friend who purchased one of my toppers.  She is into stamping and colouring and she introduced me to Promarkers and the wonderful world of Digi Stamps and encouraged me to have another go at colouring.  I have never looked back.  I love colouring both digi and rubber stamps and experimenting with colours.  
I am so happy to be a part of this team and working alongside such talented crafters.

One of my recent favorites for Lisa is this Greyscale coloring on a CAS card.  Stunning!  The image just pops off the page with the simple embellishment and the balance of the sentiment.  Great card Lisa!  
~ginny g



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A huge welcome to all four of you from the 
Aud Sentiments' Design Team
Julie, Ginny HP, Billie, Sandy, ~ginny g & Annie


Current Challenge HERE

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Challenge 139 - Fall Fun

Welcome to Challenge 139
Fall Fun + a Sentiment
Aug 27 - Sep 8, 2015

 Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down to the WINNERS' POST!

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!

There is a new FREEBIE every Thursday!
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Our teammates are using one of the two images provided by  The Paper Shelter  who is sponsoring this challenge.  TPS is also generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!  If you see an image you like, or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on the link to go directly to their shop.



We have four brand new members
joining our team...
and we are so excited to have them!

A written introduction for each, 
written in their own words, is coming soon.
A HUGE welcome to some very talented ladies:

Berni from Chasing the Dream
Elaine from Simpli Crafti
Jennifer from Glitter in My Hair
Lisa from Crafty Train

Berni starts today with Team A and Elaine, Jennifer and Lisa's work will all be seen next Thursday when Team B presents our inspiration pieces!

So, here is what our Aud Sentiment Designers have created to inspire you!  What I love about the projects today is that you can see different ways you can use one image and come up with such uniquely different  projects.  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the Week Two post next Thursday! 

Berni from Chasing the Dream
using Autumn Leaves

Billie from Ink on My Fingers
using Autumn Leaves

Ginny H from As I do Rodos 
using  Funny Cornucopia 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
using  Autumn Leaves

Sandy from Sandy's Creations
using Autumn Leaves

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge #139 - Fall Fun + a Sentiment
runs till 10:00 pm CST on Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

#138 Winner and Top 5

Thank you to all of our amazing and talented participants in our Fairy + A Sentiment challenge.  It is fun to see all of the different types of fairies and the gorgeous colors used.

Thank you also to our fabulous sponsor Sweet Pea Stamps


The winner of the challenge is...
#29 Laine
Comments from the DT: Gorgeous coloring and color combo.  Love the depth to the card design. Added bonus that she used one of our DT (Ginny) sentiments

 Congrats! 
Please read the following directions and 
complete BOTH steps to claim your prize:
1. Leave a comment on this post so we know you have read it
2. You have two weeks to email me with winner of challenge 138 in the subject line so I can send you details about how to claim your prize.

Top 5 in no particular order
Comments from DT: Beautiful shaker card with first rate coloring

#5 Mervi
Comments from DT: Such a creative way to use the sentiment.

Comments from DT: Gorgeous coloring and beautiful card design

#22 Julie
Comments from DT: Gorgeous colors and coloring! Love that the sentiment is on the charm

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Challenge 138 - Week Two


Welcome to Challenge 138
 Week Two
Aug 13-25
Theme: 
Fairies plus a sentiment

Click HERE for the Winner and Top Five for Challenge #137

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!

 Come back next week for another FREEBIE!
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I want to mention again how much we appreciate Sweet Pea Stamps for sponsoring this challenge!  They have provided images for our DT to showcase for your inspiration and they are providing the prize for this challenge's winner!  
Here are more of the Aud Sentiment's Designers 
providing their take on the challenge!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
All the images are from Sweet Pea Stamps!

Amy  from AOCreations
Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge 138 - "Fairies + a Sentiment"
runs till 10:00pm EST on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015
 To enter - go to the first week of our challenge HERE 
& locate the linking tool at the bottom of the post.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Challenge 138 - Fairies

Welcome to Challenge 138
Fairies + a Sentiment
Aug 13 - Aug 25, 2015

 Quick NOTE: Julie posted the winners last night, 
so if you want to see some talent - [or see if you won!] - 
just scroll down to the WINNERS' POST!

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This week's Freebie Sentiment 
Since we require a sentiment on your project, Ginny H from our Design Team is providing a sentiment every week for you!  You are welcome to copy and paste any or all of the sentiments for your personal use, or use it as inspiration for your design.  If you use Ginny's sentiment, she would love it if you leave her a comment, either here or on her website As.I.Do.Rodos.
 Thanks!


There is a new FREEBIE every Thursday!
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Our teammates are using images provided by Sweet Pea Stamps who is pairing up with us to sponsor this challenge.  They are also generously offering a prize for the winner of this challenge!!  If you see an image you like or if you want to shop around in their catalog of images, you can click on their name to go directly to their shop.  Thank you to all the artists from Sweet Pea Stamps!

We are sad to say we are losing three of our current DT.  NanaConnie has some wonderful plans for the next several months and needs fewer commitments ... we wish her safe travels!  Marie has found her young family is going to need more support than ever with the youngest starting school... Soccer Club, homework and all the usual events for the young students will need more "Mommy time"!!   And finally, Amy too has a series of commitments that will need her re-prioritizarion!  Thank you all for the time and effort you have given Aud Sentiments over the many months - we have so enjoyed having your creative spirits with us and we wish you all safe journeys!  
Julie, Ginny H and Ginny G

Our Designers have been busy, busy, busy creating projects to inspire you!  If you want more details on any project, or want to see more of their work - their blog names are linked for your convenience.
To keep you motivated, our 2nd team will provide even more inspiration at the mid week post next Thursday! 

Julie from Julie's Crafty Spot
Taking a brief break to recover from surgery but will be back with a project next week

 NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic
using "Dragon Keeper"

Sandy from Sandy's Creations

Only THREE Key Rules:
  1. As you might guess from our name - we require a SENTIMENT that is appropriate for the theme/challenge.  If you make a card and put the sentiment on the inside instead of the front, you need to include a picture on your blog post that shows us the sentiment.  
  2. Please mention Aud Sentiments and create a link to us.  When you enter your link at Inlinkz, it needs to go directly to your project, not just to your blog's home page.
  3. You may enter up to 5 times, but all entries need to be new & posted after the start of our challenge.  
Other details regarding our challenges can be found by going to the tab titled "Challenge Rules" at the top of the page.

Challenge #138 - Fairies plus a Sentiment
runs till 10:00 pm CST on Tuesday, August 25, 2015