Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #238

by DJ on May 27, 2016

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I have not gotten to stamp in over two weeks!!  Boy have I missed it but I did really enjoy our trip to Virginia last week!!  And while I was home this week, it was all about playing catch up!!  So last night was all about stampin and creating!!  It was relaxing and therapeutic!!  I created this card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  Over the next few days I will be mostly creating Father’s Day cards so…..here is to the making of masculine cards!!  They are not the easiest cards to make, but I am gonna give it a whirl!!

Card details:  Guy Greeting stamp set from Stampin Up…star punch…thinlits die…Tim Holtz embossing folder and film strip…mini stapler…vellum…Not Quite Navy and More Mustard (retired colors from Stampin Up)

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Paper Craft Crew Challenge #194

by DJ on May 13, 2016

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Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Flower Theme Challenge 194.  Play along at www.papercraftcrew.com #papercraftcrew #themechallenge #flowersHere is my take on the current theme challenge from the Paper Craft Crew….the theme…FLOWERS.  I got that covered with this fun set from Stampin Up.  The size of this flower stamp makes for the perfect stand alone focal point.

Card details:  You’ve Got It stamp set from Stampin Up…Night of Navy ink & cardstock…Cherry Cobbler ink & ribbon…buttons…hemp.

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As You See It Challenge #134

May 11, 2016
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Today I am playing along with the As You See It challenge.  I have started working on Father’s Day cards.  Thanks to the As You See It blog for the inspiration.  Living here in Florida makes this stamp set great for creating Father’s Day cards for the locals! Card details:  Stampin Up’s By the Tides […]

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“Less Is More” Challenge #274

May 5, 2016
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The “Less Is More” challenge this week was to create a CAS card using designer papers.  Here is my take on that challenge. Card details:  Something for Baby stamp set and matching dies from Stampin Up…So Saffron designer papers…Coastal Cabana designer papers…Basic Gray ink…metal embellishments.

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Retro Sketches Challenge #213

May 4, 2016
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#imbringbirthdaysback  Another pretty birthday card to add to my stash for mailing out this year.  Thanks to the Retro Sketches challenge for the inspiration. Card details:  Number of Years stamp set from Stampin Up…Melon Mambo cardstock and in…Smokey Slate ink…washi tape…ultra mini pearls…Candy dots…baker’s twine.

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Fab Friday Challenge #86

May 3, 2016
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Today I am playing along with a color challenge from the Fab Friday blog.  This color combo made me think of the ocean…..so out came my By the Tide stamp set from Stampin Up.  This card is just made up of basic stamping, cutting, tearing, layering, and sponging.  Love that some of those basic things […]

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CASology #195 & CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #170

May 2, 2016
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Here is my take on the CASology cue card….SPRINKLES.  I paired it up with the sketch challenge from CAS(E) this Sketch. #imbringbirthdaysback  I love that there is a movement to celebrate birthdays….and what better way than to create some fun birthday cards!! Card details:  Sprinkles of Life stamp set and matching punch from Stampin Up…Washi […]

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Freshly Made Sketches #234 & Color Throwdown Challenge #390

April 30, 2016
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Today is our 1st Graduation party of the season.  I decided to use the color combo from  this week’s Color Throwdown challenge along with the sketch from the Freshly Made Sketches blog.  Turned out pretty nice for a male graduation card, don’t you think??? Card details:  Number of Years & Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets from […]

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As You See It Challenge #133

April 29, 2016
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A color challenge…this one happens to be one of my favorite color combo!  I love blue and brown together.  Thanks to the As You See It blog for the inspiration. Card details:  Shaving cream technique (see instructions below)…Very Vanilla and Soft Suede cardstock…Sky Blue ink refill…Sot Suede ink…Butterfly die…Tin of Cards stamp set from Stampin […]

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Stampin Celebration Challenge #127

April 28, 2016
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Truth….I just love this set from Stampin Up!!  I thought of this set right away when I saw the current sketch from Stampin Celebration. Card detail:  Word of Truth stamp set from Stampin Up…Watermelon Wonder envelope paper…Smokey Slate designer paper, embellishments, and cardstock…Thinlits die

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