Monday, April 1, 2013

Just Because - Blog Hop

Welcome! I hope you'll hop all the way through to see all of the wonderful projects created by our little group of cyber friends. Thank you in advance for stopping by!


Just Because... I like to do sketch challenges!! I'll do these in the order I made them. I decided to go with  ColourQ (CQC182) and I used same sets on all of the cards since I like to make things match.

This first one was created for Freshly Made Sketches (FMS79) which was for the layout and SU! Only Challenges (SUOC67) just because it has a Spring is in the Air theme. I like how the DSP mounted then embossed looks on this card.

This next one was created for Fab Friday (FabFri15) which was for the layout. Notice something funny? I was running into issues with DSP matching these colors and so I made it work. I stamped a bunch of the flowers rock n' roll style, punched them out and glued them to the DSP to cover the wrong color. Cool huh?!

This one was created for Retro Sketches (RS57), alnother layout. This super simple sketch turned out to be my favorite. I absolutely love how this card turned out. For the Perfect Polka dots on the stamped Whisper White squares I temporarily stuck them to a piece of paper and ran them through the Big Shot TM. Then I re-positioned them onto the DSP.

Last one! The Paper Players (PP139) Tic Tac Toe Challenge popped up today and I had just enough time to put one last card together with an hour to spare. I chose a diagonal which meant I had to use Ribbon, A Tag and Pearls. Done! I admit, I had a little help from Gayle Wheeler's card for the flower placement.

I hope you enjoyed my creations! Comments, Pins and Follows are always appreciated. Please be sure to scroll down and click to get to the next blog.

WINNER:
Last month's blog candy winner is: AMY WILLIAMS
She was the ONLY participant so that was an easy win for Amy!
Please contact me with your address so I can send you your pearls.

SUPPLY LIST: (for all cards)
  • Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Friendly Phrases
  • Colors: Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Always Artichoke, Lucky Limeade
  • DSP: Floral District, International Bazaar
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Always Artichoke and Pool Party Seam Binding
  • Punches: 1" Square (for Flags), Scallop Edge Border, Small Oval
  • Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslits TM , Large Scallop Edgelit TM, Ovals Collection Framelits TM, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions TM Embossing Folder, Two Tags BigZ TM Die

24 comments :

  1. These are all fantastic!! Such a great color combo, and I NEVER would have thought of just replacing the flowers on the DSP -- brilliant!! I can't decide if the RetroSketches one or the Tic Tac Toe one is my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love your rock n roll technique on the flowers. What a great idea! I also love how you covered up the non matching color. Genius!!

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  3. Very lovely cards, Julie! I love how you tied them all together with the same color scheme. Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

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  4. Beautiful. You have been busy stamping! I am really liking the retro sketches, the collage look. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  5. Oh, you smarty pants! I love that you covered up the spots with the wrong color! These are such great projects! I love them all!

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  6. Hi Julie, I adore all your cards and the tag. Beautiful colours and lovely use of the sketches! Kx

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  7. :) Very clever to "fix" what didn't quite work! I too love sketches and these all worked out so lovely!

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  8. Julie, I love all of your cards. You have really rocked the Summer Silhouettes set and made me wish I had bought it! I love the flower vignette. I love the ribbon with the baker twine. I love the single flower on the tag and I love the placement of the sentiment! So glad you joined my challenge at the Paper Players this week
    Jaydee

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  9. Wow these are all totally beautiful! I especially love your entry for Freshly Made Sketches! Summer Silhouettes is a favourite of mine and I love how you carried this theme through your set. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  10. These are all so lovely! All these pretty floral images are just the thing at this time of year! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

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  11. All beautiful cards and lovely images. Thank you so much for sharing this week at the colourQ!

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  12. I love all of your cards! The colors work so well together and the layouts are unique and fun.

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  13. Congrats on being picked as a "princess" over at Freshly Made Sketches this week! (for the first card) http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2013/04/winners-for-sketch-79.html

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  14. Wow, Julie! All of these cards are beautiful! I think this stamp set was made for you. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, Freshly Made Sketches and the Paper Players.

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  15. What fantastic cards!! And so clever the way that you changed that DSP. I love that you showed how versatile that stamp set is. Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

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  16. Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the colors and your layout for the tag card is fantastic. Love how you've framed the focal image in the espresso tag...great job with all the challenges...so glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  17. Gorgeous cards. Love the image in the oval card as well as the arrangement of flowers for the Retrosketch card. Great colors too!

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  18. Lovin' ALL the beautiful cards you made with this set Julie, making me wanna go pull it out -I feel inspired!!!

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  19. Wow...great set of cards! Love the colors and details on all of them! Thanks for playing along with the spring challenge this time on SUO Challenges!

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  20. All of your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday!

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  21. Very pretty colors! All of them are fab but I have to say I like the one with our sketch. Thanks for playing at Fab Friday.

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  22. Very pretty cards!! Love all the different versions!! Thank you for joining us @ Fab Friday!!

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  23. I came across your gorgeous card for the Paper Players Tic Tac Toe challenge on Pinterest, absolutely loved it and wanted to CASE it immediately! When I visited the original blog post I was happy to see more gorgeous cards, thank you SO much for the inspiration! Ruth x

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  24. What a beautiful project featuring, Summer Silhouettes. I love it so much that I have linked your post to our challenge site this week - http://stilladdinktive.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/spot-that-stamp-set-summer-silhouettes.html CONGRATULATIONS!

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