Demonstrator Sketch Challenge

Demonstrator Sketch Challenge

Last night was our meeting for area Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Most are members of my team, but there are several other demos in the area that don’t have local uplines, so we include them as well. They’ve all been such a wonderful addition to our group. We learn so much – at least I do! – and have fun.

This month, we said goodbye to one of my dear friends and downline Chris. She and her husband are moving at the end of the month – to Japan! I think she’ll still be able to be a demo, since they’re military. We’ve promised to Skype meetings so she can still join us. (How awesome is this time we live in?) It was fun – but kind of sad at the same time. We’re all super excited for Chris and her husband, though, as they embark on this adventure.

Each meeting, we have a challenge to work on for the month. Last month, it was a sketch challenge, and I wanted to show you the cards that team members made. I was super happy, because almost everyone shared a card. Our Make & Take Hostess didn’t, because she was prepping for the Make & Take. She actually did all the work, since she knew we’d want to eat and chat with Chris; all we had to do was assemble. I’ll share that later. And Chris has been in a whirlwind for months getting everything ready to go – and she’s had a horrible cold. So she was also excused. Here are the others, though.

First – here’s the sketch and the inspiration for the sketch. (Disclaimer: I’m pretty confident I made the card for another sketch challenge. So even though I “redid” the sketch, it’s not original. I think it’s one from Jackie or Susan for our Friday challenges.)

Sketch Challenge, Stampin' Up!


Butterfly Basics, Stampin' Up!

Card that inspired the sketch

Here are our team cards.

Stampin' Up!, Sketch Challenge

Carol’s Card

This is Carol’s. How cute is that? Love the paper and coordinating Washi Tape. And look how she turned the card to make it a little more original. Fun!


Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Sandy’s Card

How spooky is this? I love how Sandy used rhinestones for the eyes. The sequins, banner, paper – everything works so well together.


Stampin' Up!

Liz’s Card

Liz used the Balloon Bouquet punch  – and it looks like she used elements from the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set and Project Kit along with other catalog products. How clever is that? I love the little touches of glitter, too.

Stampin' Up!

Christy’s Card

Christy used Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for the shape and butterflies instead of banners. I love how she made it original while still keeping all the elements of the sketch. And how gorgeous are those colors? Night of Navy and Whisper White are so classic.

Stampin' Up!

Judy’s Card

This is Judy’s card. Ugh. There have been several times I haven’t gotten a certain pack of Designer Series Paper, but Judy created a card that made me change my mind. This is one. The Moroccan Designer Series Paper is on my next list. (And, don’t forget if you buy three packs, you get one free! But hurry – you only have through October 31, 2016.) I love Judy’s added colors, the die-cut elements – and that pinecone! So cute. Something else I may add to my list.

Judy made another card. She was going to use pumpkins as one of the elements of the sketch, but it didn’t work out. So here is her pumpkin card.

Stampin' Up!

Judy’s Other Card

I love everything about this – the colors, the textured pumpkins, the twine and metallic elements – gorgeous. I’m definitely CASEing this one!

So there you go! I hope we’ve given you some inspiration. For next month we’re doing a “BINGO” card. I’m looking forward to that! If you’re a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and live close enough to Winchester, VA to make it to our meetings, please leave me a comment and I’ll send you details. And if you’re interested in becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, give me a shout – or click here to join my team.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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