Retro Sketches Challenge #162

by DJ on April 29, 2015

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I have had to make way to many sympathy cards lately.  Regardless of the need for the card it is always nice to know that there are great sketches out there to offer up inspiration.  For this card, I am playing along with the sketch challenge from the Retro Sketches blog.  As usually this sketch gave me the inspiration I needed for this sympathy card.

Card details:  Wild Wasabi ink and cardstock from Stampin Up…Verve sentiment stamp…Fabric brad and ribbon in Tangerine Tango from Stampin Up…Square Lattice embossing folder…simple stamping and layering.

 

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CAS(E) this Sketch #120

by DJ on April 28, 2015

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I just love a collage card and this week’s challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch called for a bit of collage work.  So of course I just had to play along.  I used this week’s sketch to create a birthday card for a dear friend.

Card details: Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin Up…Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey & Mossy Meadow inks…Very Vanilla & Blackberry Bliss cardstock…rhinestones…basic collage stamping and layering.

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As You See It Challenge #084

April 27, 2015
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Today I am playing along with the As You See It challenge.  I love a simple sketch challenge to start my week off!!  This one was perfect for whipping up a card in the little bit of time that I had. Card details: Flower Shop stamps and matching punch from Stampin Up…Printed Vellum from Stampin […]

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RetroSketches Challenge #160

April 24, 2015
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Here is my take on the sketch challenge from RetroSketches.  Love the sentiment that I used…how true it is!! “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful!” Card details:  Coastal Cabana designer papers, cardstock, and bakers twine…Basic Black ink, cardstock, and hemp…Just Saying stamps and matching dies from Stampin Up…basic stamping, layering, and paper […]

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CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #119

April 22, 2015
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Today I am playing along with the challenge from the CAS(E) this Sketch blog.  I love this tree set from Stampin Up’s Occasions Mini catalog…Sheltering Tree!!  Only a few weeks left to order from this catalog!!  Don’t miss out!! Card details: Sheltering Tree stamp set from Stampin Up…Pink Pirouette and Very Vanilla cardstock…Garden Green, Chocolate […]

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As You See It Challenge #083

April 21, 2015
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Here is my take on this week’s assortment challenge from the As You See It blog.  This week we are suppose to use all the “pieces” that are in the “bag” on our card…pink, butterfly, lace, sparkle, and newsprint.  I got all 5 elements packed onto my card and like the way it turned out. […]

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Retro Sketch Challenge #158

March 31, 2015
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Today I am playing along with the Retro Sketch challenge…I just love this doily die and was excited to use it for this sketch.  I hope I have not bored ya’ll with yet another card using the Bloom With Hope stamp set.  I have just been having to much fun with it…hopefully it will inspire […]

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CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #116

March 30, 2015
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I needed a sympathy card for a friend who just lost a sister….so I decided to use the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.  I love the simplicity of this card…elegant and eye catching!! Card details:  Stampin Up’s Bloom with Hope stamp set…Cherry Cobbler & Basic Black color combo…basic stamping with layering!!

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As You See It Challenge #080

March 29, 2015
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I always enjoy trying new things…especially when it comes to making cards.  So this week’s challenge from As You See It fit me perfectly.  They challenged us to try a new technique…at least new to me!!  I had just pinned these instructions (pictured on the right) about making a bow using the envelope maker, so […]

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As You See It Challenge #079

March 26, 2015
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Today I am playing along with the As You See It sketch challenge.  I actually made two card for this sketch…one using the punched out thinlits die word happy and the other card using the negative space that it left behind.  I love them both…which one is your favorite?? Card details: Stampin Up stamp sets–Gorgeous […]

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