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Today I am playing along with two challenges…Friday Mashup challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge.  This weeks Mashup challenge was to us the Bokeh technique and/or a die cut image….I made it a true mashup and used both!!  I was not sure what the Bokeh technique was, so I did some searching and found this easy to follow tutorial on YouTube.   I like the look and I am sure I will be using it again in the future!!  This weeks color combo for the Color Throwdown challenge was….Pacific Point, Crushed Curry & Old Olive.

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As You See It Challenge #050

by DJ on August 23, 2014

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AYSIChallenge050Today I am playing along with the As You See It challenge.  I had fun with this sketch and enjoyed the trio of squares running down the side…so many possibilities.  I went back and forth on what stamp set to use but settled on this hostess set from Stampin Up because of the antique feel of the stamps…made me miss my daughter!!  She loves antique malls and we had so much fun spend the afternoon in one before she left for college.  So this vintage card was made in her honor!!

Card details:  Cajun Craze inks, cardstock & ribbon and Soft Suede inks…woodgrain embossing folder…postage punch…Stampin Up hostess set from last years catalog…used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up my squares with my mini images…sponged all the edges and the embossed background…sentiment and punch both from Stampin Up.

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Color Throwdown Challenge #306 & Seize the Sketch #27

August 22, 2014
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So we made a very quick trip to Chicago and dropped my daughter off at Moody Bible Institute where she will be studying Linguistics and preparing for the mission field.  Our goodbyes were bittersweet…while I am super excited for her, I sure am gonna miss her.  The 15 days that she had here at home […]

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CASE Study Challenge

August 17, 2014
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Here is my card for the CASE Study anniversary blog-hop challenge.  There was so much great inspiration that it was hard to decide which card to CASE.  I decided to CASE Sarah Martina Parker’s card.  I loved her color combo….minty green, black, and gold.  I also followed the sketch as well. Card details:  Pistashio Pudding, […]

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As You See It Challenge #049

August 16, 2014
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Today I am playing along with the As You See It challenge….the challenge this week….a color combo!!  Blackberry Bliss, Strawberry Slush, and Very Vanilla Card details:  torn card stock background in Strawberry Slush and Blackberry Bliss…retired Apple Blossoms stamp set stamped in Blackberry Bliss…Itty Bitty flower punch outs in Strawberry Slush…pearls at the center…Blackberry Bliss […]

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As You See It Challenge #48

August 12, 2014

Here is my take on the As You See It challenge for this week!!  The challenge this week was to include 5 different elements…an arrow, a frame, some stitching, Tangelo Twist, and a ripped edge.  I got all of them included!! Card details…embossed sentiment using Real Red embossing powder…Black “film” frame die from Stampin Up…Tangelo […]

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Seize the Sketch & CASE Study Challenge

August 11, 2014
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Here is my take on two challenges….Seize the Sketch & CASE Study challenge.  I am CASEing JJ Bolton’s card for the CASE Study blog hop….I loved her windowed sequins!!  I feel like my hearts are alittle small for this technique but since it was almost complete when I got that feeling I decided to just […]

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Fusion {the beach house}

August 11, 2014
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Today I am playing along with the Fusion challenge….{the beach house}.  Fitting…since as we speak…I am typing up this post from a beach house  (actually it is more like an inn and not a house) in Corolla NC.  We brought our daughter down to the beach to spend some time with her best friend before we […]

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Mojo Monday Challenge #357

August 8, 2014
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Here is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I needed a guys birthday card for one of my daughter’s friends and decided to use this sketch to create it. Card details:  Soda Pop designer papers…Verve’s surf board stamps…Stampin Up sentiment stamp and dies…did some paper piecing and lots of sponging!!

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Color Throwdown Challenge #304

August 6, 2014
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Here is my take on this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.   I love this week’s color combo…Bermuda Bay, Real Red & Smokey Slate.  Earlier today I was inspired by Monika’s card that she made for another challenge and decided to CASE it using this week’s color combo.  It really changed the look of the card […]

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