Thursday, September 18, 2014

Challenge #45- 15 minute challenge

Is it just me or does it seem like our everyday lives get busier and busier? It's not always easy to find the time to get your craft on, but today we are encouraging you to block out 15 minutes from your schedule and do some creative play! Our design team has some awesome tips to share for maximizing limited time...
Heather's Tip: "While you have all of your supplies out, die-cut and stamp extra pieces to create multiple cards quickly."
by Heather Ruwe

  Betty J.'s Tip: "Make your card CAS, using few colors, and simple techniques when you have no time."
by Betty J.
Jessica Pascarella

 Jessica's Tip: "I find that when I am limited on time to create a card, my creative mojo seems to vanish! I rely on Pinterest to search for card sketches and find the perfect one that inspires an idea."
by Jessica Pascarella



Tracy's Tip: "I find that I often spend so much time fixing imperfections that only I would notice. Remember that the card is made with love, and the recipient probably won't even notice any "mistakes". As Jennifer McGuire says, "It's only a card"."

by Tracy Ercole
  Ashley's Tip: "Create a quick card by combining premade elements, like journaling cards with stamping! Also, skip the coloring by using colored ink."
by Ashley Marcu

Here's how to enter your 15 minute project...

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 28th at 11:59 EST to enter.     


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Challenge #44- Winner

We were blown away by all the talent that entered our Sketch challenge. You guys rocked that sketch. Great Job!

Our top tangle goes to...
by Annette Allen
What a stunning card. We love the color scheme and all that stamping. Congratulations! 

Please email neatandtangledstamps(at)gmail.com and let us know which stamp set you would like. And feel free to display the "top tangle" badge on your blog!

There were a few other projects that caught our eye that we thought deserved some recognition, so here are the honorable mentions, or as we like to call them, the "lovely little tangles"!


by Heidi
by Jill
by Leslie

Wonderful work, ladies! Please feel free to display the 'lovely little tangle' badge on your blogs!

Make sure to check out the next challenge that will debut this Thursday (September 18th)...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Challenge #44- Sketch

Hello and welcome. Today we are announcing a new challenge and we thought it was time to bring back a sketch challenge...

We are thrilled to have the awesome Kelly Rasmussen as our guest designer. Just look at her beautiful take on the sketch...
by Kelly Rasmussen
Stunning. I love the unique way she used the You + Me stamp set. A closer look...
by Kelly Rasmussen 
Thanks for joining us Kelly! Make sure to visit her blog HERE. It has lots of eye candy!

Let's see how the design team tackled the sketch...
by Ashley Marcu


by Tracy Ercole

by Jessica Pascarella



by Betty J. 


by Heather Ruwe
Here's how to enter your project based off the sketch...



Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, September 14th at 11:59 EST to enter.     

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Challenge #43- Winner

We thought your gift ideas were so fun. Thanks to everyone who played along.
The top tangle goes to...
by Cornelia (Fun Stamping)
What a gorgeous card set! Who doesn't need a thank you card on hand? Great Job!

Please email neatandtangledstamps(at)gmail.com and let us know which stamp set you would like. And feel free to display the "top tangle" badge on your blog!

There were a few other projects that caught our eye that we thought deserved some recognition, so here are the honorable mentions, or as we like to call them, the "lovely little tangles"!

by Myrna Sweet
by Amante del Papel

by Joeann I.

Great gift ideas, ladies! Please feel free to display the 'lovely little tangle' badge on your blogs!

Make sure to check out the next challenge that will debut this Thursday (September 4th)...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Challenge #43- Create a Gift

We are continuing the birthday celebration and now it's time to open the gifts! 
That is what today's challenge is all about and we have the super talented Latrice Murphy as our guest designer today to kick off the inspiration....
by Latrice Murphy
She created a card set for her daughter's art teacher using the Everyday Circles and the Ink Splash stamp sets. What a great idea! We love the bright, neon ink colors too. Make sure to check out Latrice's awesome blog HERE.

Let's see the gift giving inspiration from the design team (Make sure to check out each designer's blog for more information on their project)...
by Tracy Ercole
by Jessica Pascarella
by Betty J.
by Heather Ruwe
by Ashley Marcu
Here's how to enter your gift giving project...

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, August 31st at 11:59 EST to enter.     


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Challenge #42- Winner

We are continuing the party and announcing the winners from our Happy Birthday Challenge...
The top tangle goes to...
by Just Kate Crafting
Congratulations! What a great way to use the Photo Booth stamp set! Great color scheme too!

Please email neatandtangledstamps(at)gmail.com and let us know which stamp set you would like. And feel free to display the "top tangle" badge on your blog!

There were a few other projects that caught our eye that we thought deserved some recognition, so here are the honorable mentions, or as we like to call them, the "lovely little tangles"!


by Rachel Izakowicz

by Crafty Math Chick

by Christine Redmond

Fantastic cards, ladies! Please feel free to display the 'lovely little tangle' badge on your blogs!

Make sure to check out the next challenge that will debut this Thursday (August 21st)...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Challenge #42- Happy Birthday!

Since this is Neat and Tangled's birthday month, we thought a Happy Birthday challenge was in order! To help us get the party started is our guest designer for this challenge, the super talented Kelly Booth...
by Kelly Booth
What a fun card! Thanks so much for playing along. Make sure to visit Kelly's blog HERE.

The design team wanted to join the festivities. Here are their birthday themed projects...
by Jessica Pascarella

by Betty J.
by Heather Ruwe
by Tracy Ercole

You're invited to the party too! Here's how to enter your birthday themed project...

Challenge Guidelines:
  • Create a NEW project based on the challenge theme. Your project must fit within the challenge theme in order to be eligible to win.
  • Submit your entry through the Inlinkz tool below. (If you have a blog, please link to the blog post with your challenge entry, not your entire blog!)
  • Link back to our challenge and display our challenge graphic in your blog post.
  • The use of Neat & Tangled stamps is not required, but it is strongly encouraged! If you don't own any Neat & Tangled stamps, check out the FREE digi stamps HERE
  • You may enter as many times as you'd like.
  • We'd love for you to be a follower of Little Tangles!
  • You have until Sunday, August 17th at 11:59 EST to enter.