Wednesday, August 2, 2023

August 2023


Greetings everyone! Welcome back to another exciting month at the Colorful Options Challenge! 

This month we celebrate....


Thank you for joining us for the Red-White-Blue Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this month too.

This month we challenge you to use the color yellow-green.  Please remember that you may incorporate any neutrals or metallics that you need in your design and that your design does not need to be monochromatic.  If yellow-green is not to your liking, join us with a rainbow-inspired craft instead. 

Our Design Team showcases a range of artistic styles that you can also experiment with. To view the process behind their creations, click on their respective blogs and show some love by leaving a comment.

 And now, our design team makes......

Deanne, A Little Bit O' Paper: Color of the month

 Diane, Nellies Nest: Combined Color of the Month

Edenmkccreate :  Color of the Month

Makiramkccreate :  Color of the Month 

Maire, bailyrosey: Color of the month

Sarah Lihz, Sassy's Cards/Gifts : Color of the month

For more inspiration, visit the August 2023 Colorful Options Pinterest Board.

We are pleased to announce that we will be awarding a Simon Says Stamp $25 gift certificate as a prize this month. To enter, post below or on Instagram using the hashtag #colorfuloptionshcallenge. Winners will be selected randomly, ensuring everyone has an equal chance to win. Exciting news!

Please note that our contest is open to all art forms, not just paper crafts. Whether it's painting, ink work, decoration, drawing, or any other artistic endeavor, we welcome your submission! 

If you are a junior maker under 18, kindly indicate your age after your name. Thank you! 

We look forward to seeing your interpretation of the challenge.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

July 2023 Top 3

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Wow, what a phenomenal response to our red, white, and blue challenge! We were absolutely blown away by the sheer number of exceptional entries. A huge thank you to all the participants for sharing your incredible talents with us. 🌟

After much delightful deliberation, the design team has handpicked the top three cards, and we can't wait to share them with you in the order they were submitted. Get ready for some amazing inspiration! 🎉

Rosemarie, Daenys Creations: #38

Tasie, Challenge by Tasie: #78

On to the next top 3.  Anything-but-a-card makes listed in the order of submission....

Wendylynn, Wendylynn's Paper Whims: #4

Wendylynn, Wendylynn's Paper Whims:: #50

Olga, ElephantFairies : #97

Don't forget to grab your badge! We sincerely hope you proudly display it on your blog for everyone to see. 

Your support means the world to us, and we truly appreciate it. Make sure to visit us again tomorrow for an exciting new Colorful Options Challenge! Thank you once again for being a part of our community.

July 2023 Designer Spotlight & Challenge Winner


Happy Tuesday, everyone!

A big, heartfelt "thank you" to all of you wonderful participants in last month's yellow-green challenge! Your enthusiasm and creativity made it truly special, and we're grateful for the time and effort you put into playing along.

Wow! We were blown away by the exceptional entries we received this month. The sheer abundance and incredible variety left us in awe. Your remarkable talent never ceases to amaze and inspire us.

And now, the moment we've all been waiting for: let's announce this month's lucky winner, chosen by Drumroll, please! 🥁

And our Design Team's


Brandi, #scrappy.boymama:  #48

Please be sure to grab your badge.  We hope you share it proudly on your blog.

Prize Winner, please email me no later than
August 15th with your email address.  All prizes
not claimed will be forfeited.  

Designer Spotlight, please email me before August 8th to discuss your design team contribution.  

Makira ...
Thanks again for your support, and please stop back tomorrow
for a new Colorful Options Challenge!