RetroSketches Challenge #143

by DJ on December 2, 2014

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Here is my take on this week’s sketch challenge from RetroSketches.  I had a bit of a struggle with this one….not sure it looks very close the the sketch!!  Sorry!!  I guess I have got to much on my mind these days….packing and and finishing up things here in Va before we move to Fl on Saturday.  I might should have just taken this week off as well but I wanted to give each of my favorite challenges a whirl before I take a break for this move, my kids coming home, and the holidays…..see you again after the first of the year!!

Card details:  Designer papers from Stampin Up…Chalk Talk  & Good Greetings stamp sets from Stampin Up…red embossing powder…white sheer ribbon…Real Red ink and candy dots…dies and punches both from Stampin Up as well.


As You See It Challenge #064

by DJ on December 1, 2014

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AYSIChallenge064Here is my take on this week’s sketch challenge from the As You See It challenge.  This will be me last time playing along with this challenge until the first of the year because we will be moving on Saturday and with the Christmas holiday and the kids coming home I am thinking that stampin will have to go to the back burner.

Card details:   Night of Navy ink and cardstock…Tim Holtz’s die and stamps…Snowflake stamps from Stampin Up…Rhinestones…wood grain embossing folder…sponged oval as my focal point and basic stamping over it.


Eat, Presents & Celebration!!

November 30, 2014
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No birthday is complete with out these things…eat a yummy cup cake…open your presents…celebrate another year!!  My card was made with these three challenges in mind:  CASology…Eat!  Crazy for CAS…Presents!  Less Is More…Celebrate!  All three of these challenges are CAS challenges which makes all this white space exactly what is called for. Card details: Stampin […]

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Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #373

November 29, 2014
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Took me until Saturday evening to get Monday’s Mojo Monday Sketch challenge complete….it has been a busy week!!  I enjoyed this sketch and like the way my card turned out.  This week we are making Tall & Skinny cards…here is the “skinny” on the measurements…  3.5 x 6″ card to fit a regular No. 6 […]

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Color Throwdown Challenge #320

November 27, 2014
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Here is my take on the Color Throwdown challenge for this week….my color combo is: Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar & Whisper White.  My trio of circles are left over from all the Acrylic Block Watercolor backgrounds that I made at our last club meeting…simply added the Baked Brown Sugar snowflakes to them.  […]

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RetroSketches Challenge #142

November 25, 2014
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Love the hodgepodge of layering that this sketch calls for.  Even though the RetroSketches challenge called for layers of the same shape I changed it up a bit and used different shapes.  Hope I didn’t take to much liberty with my choices!! Card details:  Stampin Up card kit pieces & base (used completely different than […]

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As You See It Challenge #063

November 24, 2014
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Another sketch challenge to get my Christmas cards complete!  This one was made for the As You See It sketch challenge.  My focal square was created using this cool technique….watercolor acrylic block technique.  Once I created the watercolor square and let it dry, I tore the edges!  I am loving the gray and gold together….a […]

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Fusion Challenge {Sparkly Christmas}

November 23, 2014
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Today I made another Christmas card…this time for the Fusion challenge.  This sketch also fits perfectly for this weeks CAS(E) this Sketch challenge….I can’t believe how closely this two sketches are to each other.  Slowly but surely I am getting my Christmas cards made.  Thanks Fusion for another great challenge that got my creative juices […]

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CASology Challenge #122

November 22, 2014
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Here is my card for the CASology “flag” challenge.  Banner Banter from Stampin Up was the perfect set for this challenge. Card details:  Island Indigo bakers twine and ink…Whisper White cardstock…Simply Scoring Tool…Banner Banter stamp set from Stampin Up…banner punch.

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VivaLaVerve Sketch Challenge…November #3

November 21, 2014
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Here is my take on the third sketch for this month from the VivaLaVerve Sketch blog.  I love this trio of circles….so easy to work with!!  Since I need to mail out a sympathy card I pulled out an oldie but goodie from my stash of Verve stamps!!  This weeks inspiration picture…well…it inspired me to […]

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