VivaLaVerve Sketch for October…Week #1

by DJ on October 21, 2014

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I created this card for the VivaLaVerve sketch challenge…week #1.  Week 1′s challenge also included a color combo…for this color combo I used Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, and Only Orange.

Card details:   Whisper White, Hello Honey, and Lost Lagoon cardstock…Lost Lagoon designer papers…Verve stamps…black hemp…star die…basic stamping and sponging.


As You See It Challenge #058

by DJ on October 20, 2014

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AYSIChallenge058Here is my take on the sketch challenge from the As You See It blog.  I used one of my all time favorite color combos…red, black & white!

Card details:  Basic Black ink and Cardstock…Designer papers and stamps from Stampin Up…Rhinestones and Cherry Cobbler ribbon


Fall Fancy October Diva Inspiration Challenge

October 19, 2014
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Time for another fall themed card….this one is for Verve’s Diva Inspiration challenge.  Today’s card is a perfect reflection of the beauty we have been driving through on our trip to Chicago to see our daughter.  The mountains and foliage through the West Virginia mountains are just gorgeous!! Card details:  Peach Parfait, Gumball Green & […]

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CASology Challenge #117

October 17, 2014
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Candy & Chalkboards….they pair up sweetly!!  Perfect for this week’s CASology challenge!! Card details:  Waltzing Mouse Candy Shop stamps…Glass jar technique–stamped the jar 3 times, once on white paper in black ink, once on white paper with Real Red ink & once embossed with white powder on black cardstock–cutout the red candies only and layered […]

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Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #158

October 16, 2014
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I was thinking about how thankful I was that all this rain that we are having is not snow….since I had snow on my mind and this new stamp set arrived at my door, I decided to play with it!!  The Freshly Made Sketches layout worked perfectly for this new stamp set from Stampin Up. […]

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RetroSketches Challenge #136

October 15, 2014
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Another fall themed card for this gorgeous fall day!!  Here is my take on the RetroSketches challenge and since it is once again a fall themed card I will post it for the As You See It challenge.  The Day of Gratitude stamp set from Stampin Up always makes for a great card!! Card details: […]

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Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #367

October 14, 2014
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Today I am playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  When I saw this week’s sketch, I right away thought about Verve’s Button Best stamp set.  It worked perfect for making the scallops across the card. Card details:  Pistachio Pudding, Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar inks, cardstock, and ribbon from Stampin Up…Button […]

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Unscripted Sketches Challenge #6

October 13, 2014
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Today is another gorgeous fall day here in VA and I just had to make a fall themed card.  So…using the Unscripted Sketches layout I designed this fall birthday card. Card details:   Cajun Craze ink, cardstock, and ribbon…Work of Art & Banner Greetings stamp sets from Stampin Up…wooden leaf cut outs that I bought […]

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Fusion Challenge {Hardwood Florals}

October 11, 2014
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This afternoon we have a surprise 50th birthday party to attend so I decided to use the Fusion challenge as my inspiration for making a card to take.  This is my second 50th birthday party this month…wow…what does that say about me!??! Card details:  Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow & Whisper White cardstock and inks…Postage Collection […]

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CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #96 & As You See It Challenge #057

October 10, 2014
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Fall is in the air…Autumn breeze, brightly colored leaves, pumpkin flavored everything, and lots of candy corn!!  I just love this time of year.  My card today fits the Autumn theme in the As You See It challenge & the Verve Inspiration challenge, and I also used the CAS(E) this Sketch layout.  It made for […]

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