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Home Sweet Home!!  I feels good to be back into the swing of things after spending the last 10 days traveling to see our daughter who is serving with Dayspring Outreach Ministries in Mexico.  We so enjoyed our time with her and left there feeling very blessed.

For my first card since the 10th of April, I am playing along with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and also submitting this card for the Design Team call over at the CASE Study blog.  For the DT call we were to pick our own Muse and CASE (copy and share everything) one of their cards.  I picked Silke Ledow….I love her clean crisp lines & she makes the most gorgeous bows.  You asked us to step outside our comfort zone in making our cards for this DT call….I did just that by trying my hand at one of her bows!!  My doesn’t quite measure up to hers but I did it!!

Card Details:  Color Combo–Very Vanilla, Real Read, Basic Black…Stampin Up’s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set, Designer Paper, buttons and pearls…tried my best to make a bow like Silke’s!!


Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #340

by DJ on April 10, 2014

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This is my last challenge for a while….we are fly to Mexico in the morning to see our daughter who is serving with Dayspring Ministries.  She left for Mexico in January and will be there until August…this is about the half way point of her time there but more importantly it is her 18th birthday on Tuesday!!  We are so excited that it worked out for us to go visit and celebrate with her.  A great big thank you to my parents who came to take care of our business and make sure things run smoothly there.  So until our return from Mexico…no more stamping which also means no more blog posts.  With all that being said…here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

Card details:  Designer paper from Stampin Up…stamps from Verve…buttons, ribbon slide, and ribbon are from Stampin up…this card was created with just basic stamping and the use of designer papers, along with a few embellishments…thanks for stopping by!!


As You See It Challenge #031 & Unscripted Sketches Challenge #251

April 9, 2014
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This week’s challenge from the As You See It challenge was a fun one…speed stamping!!  We were challenged to created our card in under 10 minutes.  I finished my in 8:58….I had my inks pulled out but I forgot to pull out any cardstock besides my Very Vanilla…oh well I still got it finished in […]

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CASE Study Challenge #185

April 8, 2014
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This month we are CASEing  Jaclyn Miller over at the CASE Study challenge.  Do you remember what it means to CASE someone?? CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything….so you look at Jaclyn’s card and you “copy” it and make your own…use what she has created as an inspiration for making your own card.  Does that sound […]

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Fusion Challenge #7

April 7, 2014
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This is my take on this weeks Fusion challenge.  I used both the sketch and the inspiration photo…thus a truely fused card!!  I left the front without a sentiment thinking it could make a nice Mother’s Day card, or a fun BFF card…I guess I will wait and see what I need and then add […]

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VivaLaVerve Sketch Challenge…April #1

April 6, 2014
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This weeks VivaLaVerve challenge is both a sketch & color challenge.  Here is to another month of Verve sketch challenges…one down and 3 more to go!!  Congratulations to last month’s lucky winner. Card details: color combo–Old Olive, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride…circle punches and scallop punch from Stampin Up…stamps and boarder banner die from Verve…I finished […]

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Chevron Chic…Diva Inspirations Hop and Challenge

April 5, 2014
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Today I am playing along with the Verve’s  Chevron Chic Diva challenge….I am loving this Chevron trend!!  I kept I card simple…elegant yet simple!! Card details:  Chevron embossing folder for the background…black embossed flowers from Verve…die cut them with the matching die…added a rhinestone to the center of each flower…gingham ribbon…there you have it…I think […]

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RetroSketches Challenge #108

April 4, 2014
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Today I am playing along with the RetroSketches challenge.  Alot of extras got packed into my day so I am keeping this one short and sweet!! Card details: embossed my hive die cut out using the square lattice embossing folder…layered Basic Gray onto Smokey slate with a splash of Cherry Cobbler…emobssed white on black for […]

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Unscripted Sketches Challenge #250 & Dynamic Duo Challenge #96

April 2, 2014
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Friends…life just wouldn’t be any fun with out them!!  Today’s card was make in honor of all my cyber friends that I have made playing along with posted challenges!!  I am using two challenges on today’s card…Dynamic Duo & Unscripted Sketches. Card details: pre-embossed square card from Michael’s…Flower Shop stamp set from Stampin Up along […]

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Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #339 & Just Us Girls Challenge #234

April 1, 2014
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Today it is Tall & Skinny card day….that is right two different challenges this week asked for a tall and skinny card…the Mojo Monday Sketch challenge and the Just Us Girls challenge.  The dimensions that I used for my card were…3.5 x 11″ cut of cardstock, scored on the long side at 5.5″.  I like […]

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