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Spring is all about Renewal – last challenge and opportunity to win stamps!

March 7, 2013
As temperatures in some parts of the world rise, everything that was brown and dried up starts to go green, get all bright and happy, and look so very ALIVE!  Our challenge today is to take a winter-themed card, and redo it with spring colors and images. So, even if you’re stuck under several feet of snow and Spring still seems very far away, these cheerful colors are sure to bring your thoughts to warmer days ahead!
Today’s the final challenge and opportunity to win a NATURE’S WISHES set. Just share a winter-themed card, and a revamped, springy card. We’ll post winners of this challenge tomorrow (along with the others from previous days, too), so get to stamping as soon as you can! This one needs a quick turnaround! :)
Designer Therese Schaffer took this sweet and simple wintery card . . . .
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swapped out the cute eskimo for Garden Critters (30-152), Background –  Sweetness (40-208) and the sentiment from To You (30-067) to make this bright colored confection:
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Karen Dunbrook‘s cards always embody sweet simplicity, and this winter-turned-spring design is no different.  Amazing how swapping the image can make such a difference, even when using almost the same color palette!
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Supplies: polka-dot sprig Product #4304H; eloquence Product #30-162
And last, but certainly not least, Jill Foster took this set of Les Petite Christmas cards
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and used them as the basis for a new set featuring Garden Critters, Nature’s Wishes, 40-162 Crystal Pattern, 40-169 Diamond Pattern, 4310K Verdant, 30-155 Blooming Garden.

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Want to see how she watercolored the cute little bunny on the center card? Click below for the PB&J Quick Tip video!

Are you inspired? Get stampy with us, and throw your card in for consideration! We can’t wait to see what you create! We’ll be back tomorrow with winners and a whole bunch of submissions to show off!

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2013 5:03 am

    Sorry I’m not going to be able to join in with artwork – migraines have thwarted my execution of the ideas you’ve provided me with. It’s been a delightful series of posts & today’s challenge in particular is a very novel one. Thank you again for all the hard work that is put into keeping us stampers fed with ideas.
    Paula (PEP)

    • Jennifer Avilés permalink
      March 7, 2013 7:32 pm

      Paula, Thank YOU for always, always being so supportive!

  2. Kailash permalink
    March 7, 2013 5:31 am

    Such gorgeous inspiration with this challenge. Love the designers cards. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. March 7, 2013 6:56 am

    Such a Great Video Jill…. You are making me want to get my Watercolor Pencils out as they have not been used in many years I use to Watercolor everything….Love this!!

  4. jo22anne permalink
    March 7, 2013 7:40 am

    Love them all! I love the style, all different with such different themes, they all make you smile and I love on the first card that the little girl is right at the edge of the bottom of the card and not centred. Congratulations to all you have made spectacular cards.

    Joanne

  5. Michelle Johnson permalink
    March 7, 2013 8:25 am

    Beautiful, love them. Thanks for the tutorial on your coloring technique. :)

  6. Diane permalink
    March 7, 2013 10:09 am

    Jill always inspires me and “sells” me stamps I ordinarily would look at twice. What a gem! Love PB&J!

  7. barbara lassiter permalink
    March 7, 2013 11:02 am

    Thanks for another informative video! Your cards are cute and beautifully colored. After seeing this video, I feel I need to watercolor something. I was going in a different direction for a bag tag for a friend’s birthday gift, but now I think it will have watercolors on it somewhere. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. March 7, 2013 12:37 pm

    This was a pretty cool challenge. The examples are great. Here are the cards I made:

    http://thatmightlookgoodonacard.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-is-all-about-renewal.html

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. March 7, 2013 1:13 pm

    Great inspirational cards. Wish I had more time to play. My card:
    http://hobbyandideas.blogspot.ch/2013/03/best-wishes.html

  10. tish rowe permalink
    March 7, 2013 2:09 pm

    Just wonderful—thank you all so much for showing us what to do with the stamps.
    Tish

  11. March 7, 2013 3:47 pm

    Here’s the link to my card http://www.flickr.com/photos/stampinnurse/8538300626/in/photostream
    In the description is the link to the winter card it’s based on http://www.flickr.com/photos/stampinnurse/8374796979/in/set-72157626348106493/
    Thanks for the inspiration & fun contest!

  12. March 7, 2013 5:44 pm

    That was short notice – thanks for the challenge and inspiration – I had FUN! Here is my take on it:
    http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/2013/03/spring-is-all-about-renewal.html

    And thanks for the chance to win!

  13. March 7, 2013 6:47 pm

    Excellent tips, can’t wait to give it a go!

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