Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Take Ten Giveaway Contest

In my blog post on Feb. 17, 2015 I posted that I had four cards published in the Spring 2015 issue of Stampington's Take Ten magazine.   Stampington is allowing me to host a Take Ten giveaway on my blog.  Three of the cards I submitted and that were published in this issue demonstrated both "Variation On a Theme" and were designed in response to one of Take Ten's Design Challenges.  These are two features in the magazine I find very interesting.

On my page you can see my theme was golf.  The Design Challenge was to use stripes---a long horizontal one above the focal point and a shorter one directly under the focal image.

Sharon Bridges designed cards featured in the "Different Point of View" section of the magazine.  She uses the same stamp in 3 different ways.  This is another one of my favorite features in the magazine.  You can see Sharon's cards below:

I love doing challenges and I have been having fun participating in the daily challenges on Splitcoaststampers as well as submitting cards for publication.  It's so validating to receive comments from fellow stampers and reaffirming when a card gets published.

And now to get to that GIVEAWAY:  
Take Ten magazine is all about making a card in 10 minutes or less.  Comment below with an answer to the question:  Do you find it easy or challenging to complete a card within a time limit of 10 minutes?  If you have difficulty posting a comment here, you can post your comment on my Facebook page.  I will choose a winner on Tax Day, April 15th.  Winner will be chosen by random drawing.  

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to your comments and good luck in the drawing.


  1. Greetings Paulette and big congrats having your cards featured and published. I love the bright vivid colours you use in your creations. Sometimes I get lucky and can finish a card in ten minutes but it is usually a very simple one. I find it takes me about 20 minutes to make a card with die-cuts and layers etc. which is what I usually do.
    aka Mrs Noofy

  2. Way to go! I love those oranges. I can make a card in 10 minutes-and like it!

  3. Here's what Andi had to say: Paulette: I saw your blog about Take Ten. YES! I have trouble making a card in 10 minutes because first of all, stamps are limited. Secondly, I am out of practice. Having done inchies and atcs so often I have completely gotten out of the habit of regular card making. My mom misses it- that I know! Andi

  4. Hi Paulette! How cool is this. I find it extremely difficult to make a card in ten minutes. Clean and simple challenges my desire to "just add one more detail" You do this masterfully!

  5. Deb Smith's comment posted on Facebook: Complete a card in 10 minutes? It takes me longer than 10 minutes to chose paper, stamps, ink and embellishments.

  6. take 2: making a card in 10 minutes is difficult. now, i can make a card (eventually) that i can then reproduce in 10 minutes. but, initially i need more time to make a card.
    i think you are right, joining a challenge could help get my card-making mojo going. thx.


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