Thursday, October 16, 2014

Challenge #47- Inspired by the design team

Our next challenge is all about inspiration. We want to see how our amazingly talented design team has inspired you!
We've paired up our design team members and asked them to create a card inspired by a fellow team member. Danielle was sweet enough to join along....

TEAM #1- JESSICA PASCARELLA and ASHLEY MARCU

Jessica picked this card created by Ashley as her inspiration...
by Ashley Marcu
....and created this card...
by Jessica Pascarella
Ashley picked this card created by Jessica as her inspiration....
by Jessica Pascarella
...and created this card...
by Ashley Marcu

TEAM #2- BETTY J. and TRACY ERCOLE

Betty picked this card created by Tracy as her inspiration...
by Tracy Ercole


...and created this card...
by Betty J.

Tracy picked this card created by Betty as her inspiration...


...and created this card...
by Tracy Ercole

TEAM #3- DANIELLE WALLS AND HEATHER RUWE

Danielle picked this card created by Heather as her inspiration...
by Heather Ruwe
...and created this card...
by Danielle Walls

Heather picked this card created by Danielle as her inspiration...
by Danielle Walls
...and created this card...
by Heather Ruwe
Now go pick a card created by one of our design team members and use it as inspiration to create a card. You can pick ANY card created by the designer. It can be from their blog or this blog, from any of their projects. Make sure to include your inspiration in your blog post. We can't wait to see your projects!

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, October 26th at 11:59 EST to enter.     





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Challenge #46- Winner

We were thrilled to see so many of you participated in the Anything Goes Challenge. Thank you for sharing your talent with us! It's time to announce the winner....
The top tangle goes to...
by Rachel Izakowicz
We just love your clean, graphic card using the Tiny Triangles and the You + Me Stamp Sets. 

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 Samantha M.
by Cornelia (fun stamping)


by Tenia Nelson

Fantastic 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 (October 16th)...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Challenge #46- Anything Goes!

Hello. Did you know that this Saturday (October 4th) is World Card Making Day? In honor of this special day, we created an Anything Goes Challenge. No rules or guidelines. We just want you to have fun creating!
Here are a few projects from our design team to inspire you for this challenge...
by Tracy Ercole
by Jessica Pascarella
by Ashley Marcu

by Heather Ruwe

by Betty J.
We can't wait to see your "anything goes" projects. Remember, the winner of each challenge receives a Neat and Tangled Stamp Set of their choice! Happy World Card Making Day! 

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, October 12th at 11:59 EST to enter.     

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Challenge #45- Winner

It's time to announce the winner from the 15 minute challenge. Everyone who entered created such fantastic cards in a small amount of time. Great Job!

Our top tangle goes to...
by Isha
What a fun and happy card! 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 Tenia Nelson


by My Life in the Paper List
by Erika W. 
Great 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 (October 2)...

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.