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Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #93 August 14, 2009

I think it’s about time I get back into my normal stamping routine.  Since before convention, I hadn’t stamped for close to two months…gasp!  I’m thrilled that I’ve spent every day stamping since I returned home from convention:)

I fell in love with todays sketch.  So in love that I made 3 cards.  I’m sure you will be hooked on Beate’s sketch as well.  You can see the sketch HERE.  Thanks Beate!

Don’t forget about Stampin’ Up!’s current campaign.  Purchase $35 from the “Growing Up” section of the 09-10 Catalog, and get a package of FREE BUTTONS!  Each card below features  a Designer Button (Playground, Sherbet, and Button Latte).  Click HERE to see all of August’s Specials.

The first card is for my daughter who is going to her friends 15th birthday party tomorrow.  Bright &  fun for any teen girl.  

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The second card is for my cousin who is having a baby shower in the beginning of September (baby boy on the way).  I wasn’t asked to make anything as far as invites and announcements.  I received a store-bought invite and I about gasped!  I think I need to give my family back in Pittsburgh a call and re-explain what I could have done for them lol! 

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Nursery Necessities is definitely one of my favorite available baby sets (is in the “Growing Up” section).  I have done so much with this set.  I will be sad when it retires. 

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Created the waves with my Slit Punch and covered with Crystal Effects.  The button featured in this sample is from Sherbet Designer Buttons.   I did continue the wave theme on the inside of the card with the stamped sentiment “it’s a boy” from this set (the pic just didn’t turn out nice, so I’m opting not to post that).

The third card is for a wonderful stamping friend.  She just simply amazing.  I used the same sentiment on this one from Nursery Necessities with the super cute Animal Crackers set.  Both of these sets are in the “Growing Up” section.

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I know!  Stinkin’ cute!  I have had this set for months and just introduced it to ink last night.  But I forgot to add the button from Button Latte Designer Buttons lol.  So, it is in the upclose pic below. 

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Check out more takes on todays sketch at these amazing sites:

Cambria Turnbow, Charmaine Ikach, Jenn Balcer, Laurie Schmildin, Lori Craig, and Sharon Harnist.


Birthday Bliss set (115442); Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper (115680), Pink Passion cs (102762), Summer Sun cs (103124), Green Galore cs (101768), and Whisper White cs (100730); Stazon Jet Black Pad (101406), Only Orange pad (102696), Pixie Pink pad (105212), Green Galore marker (100048), Pink Passion marker (100053), Pixie Pink marker (105112), Tempting Turquoise marker (100058), and Summer Sun marker (100077); Big Shot die-cut machine (113439); SU! Lots of Tags sizzlits 4-pack dies (114508); Tempting Turquoise 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon (109038); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Playground Designer Buttons (116313).


Nursery Necessities set (113506); Bashful Blue cs (105125), Certainly Celery cs (105125), Basic Gray cs (108692), Bermuda Bay cs (115317), Vellum Paper (101839), and Whisper White cs (100730); Bashful Blue pad (105209), Certainly Celery pad (105217), and Basic Gray pad (109120); Big Shot die-cut machine (113439); SU! Pennant bigz xl die (113483); SU! Backgrounds 1 texturz plates (114512); Crystal Effects (101055); Sherbet Designer Buttons (116312); Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon (109064); Scallop Edge Punch (112091); 1-3/4″ Circle Punch (112004); Slit Punch (104388).


Animal Crackers set (113395) and Nursery Necessities set (113506); Tall Tales Designer Series Paper (115678), Brilliant Blue cs (100721), Chocolate Chip cs (102128), Old Olive cs (100702), and Whisper White cs (100730); So Saffron pad (105213), Rose Red pad (101778), Chocolate Chip pad (100908); Button Latte Designer Buttons (114333); Rose Red 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon (111366); Old Olive 1/4″ Grosgrain ribbon (111368); 3/4″ Circle Punch (107217); Scallop Edge Punch (112091); Circle Scissor Plus (112530); Glass Mat (112531).

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Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fabulous weekend!


6 Responses to “Beate’s weekend sketch challenge #93”

  1. Lori Craig Says:

    WowZEE! That is A LOT of numbers! Your cards are great! I especially love the little zoo animal one! I’m glad you are stamping again. I’ve missed you! Hugs!

  2. Well when you come back, you do it full force, LOL! Darling cards — my fav is the sailboat … too cute! Great to have you back, sweetie!

  3. Unbeleivable! Fantastic work as usual! That crayon box and colouring set is adorable!!

  4. Beate Says:

    I am so excited you got to stamp. And you stamped three gorgeous cards! You go girl!
    Have a wonderful weekend! I am glad you are BACK!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Lynn Says:

    I’m glad to see you back stamping! Your cards for this weekends sketch are fantastic!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Shawna Says:

    THREE great cards! Wow, you’re on fire girl!

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