Stamp-Off Sketch Challenge
It’s Stamp Off Friday! Woot! I love the Stamp Off! challenges with Susan and Jackie. They always stretch my creativity, and I can’t wait to see what Susan and Jackie do with the challenges. Whenever I think, “WOW! I have a great entry here!” I go to their blogs and think, “WOW! My entry was really sad compared to these two.” They’re simply amazing, and I love their work.
This week we have a sketch challenge, and it was so much fun.
This sketch has so many possibilities. I thought about doing flowers in the oval, with little flowers as the embellishments, but that seemed too easy. Two of my downline, Liz and Sandy, participate in a challenge each week, and this week it was to create a Mother’s Day card without flowers. I decided to use that theme for my card, as well as our Stamp-Off sketch.
While this isn’t specifically for Mother’s Day, it could be, because my Mom and my kids’ mom are super sweet. (Ah – you got that, did you? Good for you! It’s like when I tell people Mike’s in-laws are amazing. They look at me with that, “Huh?” look for a second. And then I nod and say, “Yes, I’m talking about my parents. They’re the best. And Mike will totally agree!”)
This year, I’ve been on a mission to use more of my ribbon (not on this card, obviously) and my designer series paper (DSP). This is a DSP card. I used the Tasty Treats Specialy DSP as my starting point. While I thought about ovals and flowers, I decided to use the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits instead of ovals. Since the DSP gave a hint of sweetness, I used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set for the sentiment and the coordinating Cupcake Cutouts Framelits for the banner and “sweet” sentiment. Using mini cupcakes or ice cream seemed to be a “no-brainer,” so I used strawberries from the Cool Treats stamp set instead.
The Good News
Except for the the Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and Ink, everything on this card is carrying over to the new Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog. How cool is that? So many fun products are carrying over, and there are lots and lots of new products that are on my wish list.
And now – a plug for…
In case you missed it, the horizontal DSP layer is ice cream. It’s hard to see, but, yeah – it’s little bowls of ice cream. I LOVE ice cream. Everyone in our family (Mike & me, my parents, and all the kids) have been on a low-carb/high fat diet lately. It’s just healthier, I think. Jon – who started all of this with his healthy habits – discovered Halo Top ice cream. Oh my goodness! What an amazing product. It’s the best. Check it out! Of course, you can’t eat two pints and expect to lose weight, but it’s a great way to get some sweet in your life!
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