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UnderstandBlue 09-05-2012 07:53 PM

HYCCT1201A Chatter Thread
 
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Challenge Title: Show Me What You're Made Of
Hostess: Understandblue aka Lydia
Keyword: HYCCT1201A
Date: Monday, October 1st, 2012

Hello and welcome to the third annual Hope You Can Cling To Challenge! We are SO excited to have you here, and so grateful for your participation in this inspiring event! If you've been with us for the first two years of this challenge - welcome back! If you're joining us for the first time - welcome! You will all have such a great time and make some great friends. You inspire us!

Because cancer is such a difficult test of a person, I thought we would begin this challenge by showing the world what we're made of, artistically speaking!

My challenge to you is to make a project that reflects the absolutely essential part of your style - the thing that makes you, YOU. You will journey to your stampy happy place and find that go-to design principle that makes you the happiest and most comfortable.

For some of you, it may be vintage, for some it may be a card that sparkles, or one that makes you laugh. All I want you to do in this challenge is BE YOURSELF and tell me what it is in your description that your stamping style is made of.

For me, I am the happiest with very high contrast, clean designs. My favorite card is a simple card on white cardstock with a WOW punch of blue and yellow, or blue and orange. I like very saturated and surprising color combos in a sea of white. My ideal card would look very much like a stained glass window, which is what I think of when I make cards like my sample, attached. Those vivid colors just make me sigh with happiness.


I can't wait to see what YOU'RE made of!


VIEW THE GALLERY FOR THIS CHALLENGE HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery HERE
View the Hope You Can Cling To Master Challenge Thread HERE

UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS:
1. All Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Entries must be uploaded to the Hope You Can Cling To Gallery, with the specific challenge keyword, no later than November 7th, 2012 at 12:00 Noon Central Time to be eligible for our fabulous prizes! Post a link to your entry in this thread.
2. You may not combine challenges, but you are welcome to create multiple cards for each challenge.
3. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
4. Please package all challenge entries with an envelope, protected with a clear plastic bag and mail them to our partner at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer and their family. We would like for them to receive cards throughout the month of October, but we understand if you'd like to mail all your cards at once.
5. Since these cards will be used by visitors for patients, most should be blank inside, but feel free to send cards with messages of hope for the patients in addition to your challenge cards!

The Department of Volunteer Services Unit 115
Attn: Maggi Suttles
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030

(Please note - because MD Anderson is part of the State of Texas, they ask that no religious sentiments be used on cards sent to the Cancer Center)

Thank you for participating in this card drive!

vdoyle8 10-01-2012 04:36 AM

Whoooooo hooooo! We're off!

Ok, I've been searching for the real me for ages LOL! Let's see what comes out now...

muzbysmom 10-01-2012 04:41 AM

Good morning ladies! We are off and running!!

ohmypaper! 10-01-2012 04:54 AM

What a fun challenge!!!! I am cleaning my kitchen but I am going to be thinking on this challenge as I work! I have laughed that I don't have a style YET ....I will be thinking as I work about what kind of card makes me happiest to make!!! Thanks for such a fun challenge to start us off!!

UnderstandBlue 10-01-2012 04:55 AM

Yay! I'm so glad y'all are bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning! I can't wait to see what you do! :)

stamp_momma 10-01-2012 05:02 AM

And, we're off!!!

scootsv 10-01-2012 05:05 AM

Oh my! Here I just cleaned my room and got out everything PINK and now I have to revert to my normal! Thanks for making this first challenge EASY! Back to the real world!

This should be fun and inspirational! Thanks for all you do!

mrslaird 10-01-2012 05:09 AM

Yay! It's started! :) Not sure what my favorite style is either, but I'll have fun! :)

UnderstandBlue 10-01-2012 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by scootsv (Post 19720952)
Here I just cleaned my room



Wait - what? Did I miss a step??? LOL

ravengirl 10-01-2012 05:10 AM

Hooray! We are started! I am gobbling down my breakfast and going to try and get my morning routine done so that I can maybe make my card before I have to leave for work.

starbucks_stamper 10-01-2012 05:27 AM

Yay, we started!! Looking forward to getting in my craft room in a bit.... Great challenge Lydia!

andreasscraps 10-01-2012 05:35 AM

Awesome challenge Lydia! Can't wait to play when I get home from work!!

Greywolf 10-01-2012 05:42 AM

Thanks Lydia for a good start to this year's HYCCT challenges. Like many others, I'm not sure who the real "me" is. I'll be back in a bit when I figure that out. LOL!

catdidit 10-01-2012 06:00 AM

Wait...I might scare folks off if I show you what I'm made of! haha!

Good one Lydia! Gonna have to go find 'me'.....

Cook22 10-01-2012 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by ravengirl (Post 19720967)
Hooray! We are started! I am gobbling down my breakfast and going to try and get my morning routine done so that I can maybe make my card before I have to leave for work.

Blush, I came home from work and for a huge break with my normal Monday routine I DIDN'T start the housework; I came upstairs and made a card first. But now I'd better do some cleaning...
I'm with those who don't have a personal go-to style, too, but I've done my best.

Music Makes me Happy

coffeestamper 10-01-2012 06:08 AM

Great challenge LYdia...here's my two:
TOTALLY STAMPALICIOUS-ANYTHING GOES! by coffeestamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

Ksnurse 10-01-2012 06:13 AM

Will the real KSnurse please stand up?......Ummmm...waiting.....still waiting....hmmmm.. well, if she ever shows herself maybe I'll know what my style is but until then I'll just wing it.....so glad we're starting and I'm off all week....comp time....Yee'Haw!!!

UnderstandBlue 10-01-2012 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Cook22 (Post 19721099)
Blush, I came home from work and for a huge break with my normal Monday routine I DIDN'T start the housework; I came upstairs and made a card first. But now I'd better do some cleaning...
I'm with those who don't have a personal go-to style, too, but I've done my best.



YOU'RE PINK!!!! <3 <3 <3

eggette 10-01-2012 06:19 AM

Here is mine! I love dies and I think that that is my style......not really sure....Lol

HYCCT1201A Friend by eggette - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

togrady 10-01-2012 06:26 AM

What a fun challenge! I feel like my style is always evolving and I enjoy making a few different types of cards. I have a favorite style that always appeals to me when I see others do it, and that makes me happy to create, so I will start there! Thanks for hosting, Lydia and have fun today ladies! I can't wait to see what everyone makes.

CAKath 10-01-2012 06:42 AM

So exciting! Great challenge and beautiful samples from all.

Shadow's Mom 10-01-2012 06:45 AM

Well Mz. Lydia...great challenge! Being a lover of all styles...CAS, vintage, shabby chic...it's hard to really nail down one particular thing that says "me". I love making my own designer paper and I love distressing...so here's today's style :)

Experience

scootsv 10-01-2012 06:50 AM

Here is my first one. thanks for the challenge.

HYCCT1201A Seasonal by scootsv - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

allee's 10-01-2012 06:52 AM

This is who I am: paper and ink!

Sunflower

Iris

Greywolf 10-01-2012 06:55 AM

One down, two more to go ... for today. I'm having fun already!

Made of Lace

Cook22 10-01-2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 19721126)
YOU'RE PINK!!!! <3 <3 <3

Yep - I couldn't find a pink Snoopy online so I used a bucket of pink paint in GIMP :D.

Jeanne S 10-01-2012 07:12 AM

Here's mine:
HYCCT1201A Perfectly Pink Owl by Jeanne S - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

togrady 10-01-2012 07:13 AM

Well I may have a corneal abrasion and my eye is watering so much I can't see straight. Hopefully the doc will call me back and I will get this resolved so I can get to work on my card! In the meantime I have enjoyed looking at all the cards posted so far. Thirty of them already!!!

It is so great to see the variety of styles, every one of them so pretty. It gets me even more excited for the challenges to come. :)

Ksnurse 10-01-2012 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cook22 (Post 19721300)
Yep - I couldn't find a pink Snoopy online so I used a bucket of pink paint in GIMP :D.

I love the pink Snoopy!!:D

Shadow's Mom 10-01-2012 07:40 AM

Loving the pink Snoopy, Sabrina!

fionna51 10-01-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UnderstandBlue (Post 19720966)
Wait - what? Did I miss a step??? LOL

I sure need this step...I haven't even got a six inch square space to work on and the floor has all kinds of sharp objects on it.

And I have bare feetsies ;)

Greywolf 10-01-2012 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by togrady (Post 19721339)
Well I may have a corneal abrasion and my eye is watering so much I can't see straight. Hopefully the doc will call me back and I will get this resolved so I can get to work on my card! In the meantime I have enjoyed looking at all the cards posted so far. Thirty of them already!!!

It is so great to see the variety of styles, every one of them so pretty. It gets me even more excited for the challenges to come. :)

So sorry you are having eye problems Tiffany. Mine tear up just thinking about it! I hope you get it resolved really quick so you can participate in HYCCT.

I just took a tour of the gallery so far too, and love what I see. I'm impressed at how some of you can describe your style so clearly. I left love on many cards, but I know I won't be able to keep up with that throughout the month. I remember how long it took me to go through galleries last year!

CAKath 10-01-2012 08:06 AM

HYCCT120A Just my Style
 
Woo Hoo! We are off. Here's my CAS card for your style challenge, Lydia.

HYCCT1201A Just my Style by CAKath - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

SinCityGal 10-01-2012 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cook22 (Post 19721300)
Yep - I couldn't find a pink Snoopy online so I used a bucket of pink paint in GIMP :D.

Pink Snoopy just made my day!! So cute!! :D

Crafty Math Chick 10-01-2012 08:24 AM

Hmmmm... (pondering) ... what makes me 'ME' as a stamper....

Ksnurse 10-01-2012 08:47 AM

The real Ksnurse hasn't stood up yet but I'm such a girly girl that there are flowers and bling on a good number of my cards so I'm guessing that's where I'm at....well, that and tilted off-kilter focals....that about sums up my life.......off kilter but doing it with bling!!

HYCCT1201A, Frou Frou Bling Chick by Ksnurse - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

simplybeautiful 10-01-2012 09:23 AM

here is mine

HYCCT1201A ~ Never Give Up by simplybeautiful - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

naturecoastcrafter 10-01-2012 09:38 AM

Here's What I'm made of!

Just My Style by naturecoastcrafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

hbrown 10-01-2012 09:46 AM

Interesting challenge..... I'll have to sit down and just see what comes out, then. I've changed my style several times over the past 10 years of crafting, so it'll be interesting to see what I decide on tonight. :-)

MelenaPrincess 10-01-2012 10:02 AM

I'm working on it :) So happy to be in my stampy happy place!


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