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Welcome to the January 2017 Card Challenge!

There are 9 categories: color, theme, product, technique, sketch, favorites, lift, photo inspiration and bonus.

Cards must be new as of January 1, 2017.
Deadline is January 31, 2017 @ 8pm CST.


Make as many cards as you want and the challenge is open to everyone. No signing up, just post them as you finish them and I'll add them to the first page as we go along. Also, please remember to comment on others cards that are posted. We all love to get comments! And don't forget the most important rule, HAVE FUN!!

If you missed the deadline for last month but are still inspired to do them please post them here as “for sharing”. We would still love to see them and be inspired by them. I know “life” gets in the way!!

Please check Allow Public Embedding for your cards when you upload them!

Just in case anyone needs it, here are the directions on how to embed your cards to the thread.

*Click on the picture you want to link in your gallery
*On the right side of the page, under "Add to Favorites", click on "Link"
*Click the bubble button beside IMG code
*Click any bubble under image code to resize the photo
*Left click and highlight code that is inside the box
*Click CTRL & C to copy (or right click on highlighted part and click on “copy”)
*Come back to the thread and press CTRL & V (or right click and click on “paste”) to post the link
*click add post and that's it!

**** PLEASE READ! ****

When adding your card to the Scrapbook.com Gallery, please specify this challenge in the description. Example: if you made a card for color, write: "August inspirational card challenge - color".

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Color:

January Card Inspiration Challenge - Color By TexasMomOf4

Theme:

Any holiday

Product:

Something new – use one of the newest items to your stash

Technique:

Z Box Fold Card
http://www.toocoolstamping.com/toocoolstamping/2015/ 12/...

Sketch:

January Card Inspiration Challenge - Sketch By TexasMomOf4

Favorites:

Recreate a card or sketch you've saved in your favorites either on this site, a blog, or Pinterest. Just make sure to link up the card in the description.

Lift:

To start off the New Year, for the lift category everyone gets to pick a card from their favorite card maker to lift. Please post the original card along with your lift.

Photo Inspiration:

January Card Inspiration Challenge - Photo Inspiration By TexasMomOf4

Use the photo to inspire your card. Ways to be inspired by the photo: theme, colors, items in photo, etc.

Bonus:
It is the beginning of a new year and we all have new goals. Many of us have goals regarding our card making hobby. So, this month, make a card that helps you achieve one of your card making goals for the year. If your goal is to start earlier on making your Christmas cards, then make a Christmas card. If you need to replenish other areas of your card stash, then make a card to help replenish that area.





 
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Color

Sample

Winter Wishes By TexasMomOf4

Participants

Peacful Snow By Sewflake

January Card Challenge Color - Mr. & Mrs. By Vawm

Let it Snow! By Vivian Lake

Sparkly snowflake By Cardiographer

Hearts By Trek



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Theme

Sample

Seasons Greetings By TexasMomOf4

Participants

JOY By Scrap-Time

Hug day By Cardiographer

Hugs By Vivian Lake

January Card Inspiration - Theme By Vawm

U & Me By Vivian Lake

Carry Your Heart By JustJenScraps

XOXO By Vivian Lake

Valentines Day Card By Lorilei1971



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Product

Sample

Tis the Season By TexasMomOf4

Participants

happy birthday By Scrapanda

Any occasion card By Vivian Lake

Flamingo Friday By Sewflake

Mickey Happy Birthday By Scrap-Time

Warm wishes - slider By Cardiographer

Heartfelt thanks By Cardiographer

Light up birthday card By Cardiographer

Best Wishes Butterfly Cards By JustJenScraps



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Technique

Sample

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas By TexasMomOf4

Participants

Winter scene - Z box fold card By Cardiographer



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Sketch

Sample

Happy Holidays By TexasMomOf4

Participants

January Card Sketch By Vawm

Snow By Cardiographer

Happy Birthday By Scrapanda

Love By Trek

Valentines Day Card By Lorilei1971

Happy Anniversary Hearts By Scrap-Time



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Favorites

Sample

Button Christmas Card By TexasMomOf4

Participants

Wine Birthday By Scrap-Time

Victorian Thank You Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee

Metallic Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee

Dinosaur Birthday By Scrapanda

Happy husky By Cardiographer



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Lift

Sample

Original



Participants

Sewflake

Original

Lift



Vivian Lake

Original

Lift



JustJenScraps

Original

Lift



Motherload

Original

Lift

EMS - Topstitch Baby Card By Motherload

Cardiographer

Original



Lift







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Photo Inspiration

Sample

Tree Card By TexasMomOf4

Participants

Let it Snow! By Vivian Lake

January Inspiration Card - Photograph By Vawm



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Bonus

Sample

Paint Chip Christmas Card By TexasMomOf4

Participants

Let it Snow! By Vivian Lake

Moose multiples By Cardiographer

Yorkie Birthday Box By Scrap-Time

Love ATC's By Trek



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So this is really for just sharing because I made them last year. But in my frantic to get them done I forgot to post them. Well, I had the kits all done except for the insides. One of my goals this year is all the kits that are almost made up (but missing a piece) to finish them so they can go out in my card sale this year. So I put insides in 10 cards I had made up through the year from the kits I made. I hope this makes sense. But since I didn't post them yet I'm putting them here to share. Now you can see last years box set and this years box set.

Stacked Penguins By Scrap-Time


 
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Happy New Year! Looking forward to all the awesome cards our talented group of ladies will create in 2017! I definitely need to replenish various groups of cards in my box so the bonus category is particularly inspiring to me this month


 
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  • Cardiographer Said:
Happy New Year! Looking forward to all the awesome cards our talented group of ladies will create in 2017! I definitely need to replenish various groups of cards in my box so the bonus category is particularly inspiring to me this month



Glad I could help. I have to take inventory and see what I need. I get wiped out of Christmas and Thank you cards the fastest.


 
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Not sure how many I'll get to, but I'm in!


 
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Product - something new - the two stamps
happy birthday By Scrapanda


 
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Amanda, I just realized that I have that birthday stamp too. Love all the other stamps that come in that set.


 
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For the product challenge - definitely used the papers I received for Christmas.

Any occasion card By Vivian Lake


 
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Here is one from my newest products....
the stamp, ink, and stamp perfect tool
Flamingo Friday By Sewflake


 
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  • TexasMomOf4 Said:
Amanda, I just realized that I have that birthday stamp too. Love all the other stamps that come in that set.



DH got me the set for Christmas - I told him I needed new sentiment stamps because I was getting sick of using the same ones! LOL


 
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Found the card from my favorite card maker that I lifted this card.
Cindy is as lovely as her cards!!
http://onehappystamper.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834eaf91453e...

She inspires me to keep perfecting my Copic technique! I still have a lot to learn!
Celebrate 2 By Sewflake

I changed the design for my needs and paper I wanted to use.


 
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Color

Winter Wishes By TexasMomOf4

Technique

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas By TexasMomOf4

Sketch

Happy Holidays By TexasMomOf4

Favorites

Button Christmas Card By TexasMomOf4

Lift

Original https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/card/42 27579.ht...

80th Birthday By TexasMomOf4

Photo Inspiration

Tree Card By TexasMomOf4

Bonus

Paint Chip Christmas Card By TexasMomOf4


 
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theme:

JOY By Scrap-Time


 
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caught up on love. Now headed to back to bed hopefully I can fall asleep. See you in the morning!


 
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favorites:

Wine Birthday By Scrap-Time


 
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ACU!


 
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Busy bees here!! Haven't posted all my fun stuff yet . . . . MUHAHAHAHA


 
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Some of you have asked about the snow on my card I made for the technique. I just used textured cardstock.


 
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Product

Mickey Happy Birthday By Scrap-Time


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ACU2H


 
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For the lift category:

such a great guy By Vivian Lake

Inspired by:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/24481292972146208 4/


 
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Card for the color inspiration.

Peacful Snow By Sewflake


 
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For the color challenge.

January Card Challenge Color - Mr. & Mrs. By Vawm

And one for the card sketch for the month.
January Card Sketch By Vawm

Thanks for looking!


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This one can be for the color, photo inspiration or even the bonus!!! So many choices!

Let it Snow! By Vivian Lake


 
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Hope everyone is having a great day! It's rather dreary here today with rain off and on. When that freezes, it's going to be like a skating rink!

I've ended up with a few for the product category. I didn't get much of a chance to play with my new supplies over the holidays so it's been fun to do so.

Product:

Warm wishes - slider

By Cardiographer


Heartfelt thanks

By Cardiographer


Light up birthday card

By Cardiographer

Color:

Sparkly snowflake

By Cardiographer

Theme:

Hug day

By Cardiographer


 
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Here's mine for Favorites using sketch #4 in the January Card Sketch Challenge!

Victorian Thank You Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee


 
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Theme: Any Holiday

Hugs By Vivian Lake


 
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For the photo inspiration.
January Inspiration Card - Photograph By Vawm


 
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Just checking in and will catch up after crop.


 
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Theme

Seasons Greetings By TexasMomOf4

Product

Tis the Season By TexasMomOf4


 
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Here is mine for the theme challenge, I chose Valentine's Day:
January Card Inspiration - Theme By Vawm


 
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Here's one that I lifted.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26324954069490341 3/

Mine -

Valentine Heart Card By JustJenScraps


 
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Here's one for Product

The pp is a new stack I found after Christmas (on sale!). The butterflies have been in my stash for YEARS.

I just learned this fold and am totally addicted to it!

Best Wishes Butterfly Cards By JustJenScraps


 
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U & Me By Vivian Lake


 
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Here's another one for favorites using sketch #3 for the January Card Sketch Challenge!

Metallic Birthday Card ~ Red Rubber Designs DT By DreaSlee


 
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I would like to join. I am currently on medical leave (since October) and have been doing layouts and cards from the scraps . This will really be a great challenge for me.


 
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I finished one for Theme. I chose Valentine's Day.

Carry Your Heart By JustJenScraps


 
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I would like to join. I am currently on medical leave (since October) and have been doing layouts and cards from the scraps . This will really be a great challenge for me.



You are more than welcome to join.


 
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Technique:

Winter scene - Z fold box card

By Cardiographer

Sketch:

Snow

By Cardiographer

Bonus:

Moose multiples

By Cardiographer


 
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Not a big card maker, but I did lift a card from Jan Hopkins, so I thought it would be nice to give her a shout out in this thread! So, for the lift category, here's my card:
EMS - Topstitch Baby Card By Motherload

Inspired by this card: https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleri...


 
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Sketch category
Happy Birthday By Scrapanda


 
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Someone commented that she "hopes I don't give these cute animals up". I did not mean to give that impression because I'm REALLY not giving up on these guys.

But they are time consuming. None of my animals and "bugs" have stamped faces, but rather "made" by me. I fell in love with this technique long ago when a good online friend gave me a private tutorial. My gallery is full of these guys and you can even see my technique get more complicated as time goes on.

Thank you for all the love. It means a lot. But mostly, they bring us all a big smile for our day.

XOXO By Vivian Lake


 
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Favourites category
Dinosaur Birthday By Scrapanda


Original
https://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/card/35 84375.ht...


 
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I need to scrap, but I've been making cards instead. I've finish the categories for February's challenge and I've already started making the cards for the samples. I think I'll be making more cards today as samples...or will I actually scrap?


 
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no stress Karen! If the samples aren't done no problem! But hope you are having fun!!


 
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Caught up with love!!!


 
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Bonus category - need to restock birthday cards.

Yorkie Birthday Box By Scrap-Time


For Sharing:
Yorkie Birthday By Scrap-Time


 
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  • Scrap-Time Said:
no stress Karen! If the samples aren't done no problem! But hope you are having fun!!



No, stress. I enjoy playing along with everyone. However, I got some "Happy Mail" from someone (Kathy) that I've had fun playing with. So, int he process of playing samples for February are getting done.

Plus, I think I am more motivated to make cards than to scrap. However, I will need to scrap 4 layouts by the end of the month.


 
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ACU!


 
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  • trek on 01-30-17 12:49 PM
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Ladies,
Great cards!!!


color

Hearts By Trek

sketch

Love By Trek

bonus

Love ATC's By Trek


 
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2 more for me

Favorites:

Happy husky

By Cardiographer

Lift: I lifted this card from Nylene motherbambi

Valentine X Card

By Nylene Motherbambi

My version:

X fold - lovebirds

By Cardiographer


Edited by Cardiographer on 01-30-17 08:54 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'll post February's Challenge either tonight or tomorrow morning.


 
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I think this one will be considered Sketch and maybe Holiday Theme. I didn't get any other categories this month
Valentines Day Card By Lorilei1971


 
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February's Challenge


 
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Did I make it?!! Just in time!!

Sketch category

Happy Anniversary Hearts By Scrap-Time


 
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caught up on love.


 
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