Another Stamp Off Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is a sketch challenge by Jackie (apparently I get that part wrong a lot so I can’t really promise it is Jackie’s but I think it is).  It could also be a layout challenge because it is called Pile It On. In any case, here is the challenge.


Here is my card:

Swirly Bird, Time Of Year, Swirly Scribbles, Bunch Of Banners

I used a few stamp sets for this card.  One is called Swirly Bird (the bird), on is called Time Of Year, which is a hostess set in the Annual Catalog (Birthday) and the happy came from Crazy About You.  I used a couple of different Big Shot Dies too.  The wreath is from Swirly Scribbles and I cut the banner out using Bunch Of Banners.

As a side note, Buffy, Jackie and I are on our way to go to Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage.  Buffy and I are both going to the one in New Jersey but unfortunately, Jackie is going to Phoenix.  I can’t wait.  We will get an early peek at the 2017 Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogs and have a fun filled day with other demonstrators from the area.  If you are interested in more information and becoming a demonstrator, just send me an email.  I will be glad to answer any questions you have.  One of  my newest downline, Char, is also going! It should be a lot of fun.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I am sure we will be wowed!

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Swirly Bird Kites

Swirly Bird, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin Up,

Here is another way to use the stamp set called Swirly Bird.  If you look at the set, there are a couple of weird looking stamps.  It took me a while to figure out what they were for.  I finally inked them up and stamped them to see if I could figure it out.  I realized when you put the two of them together, they make a kite!  Isn’t that clever?  The set also includes the tiny little bows that you can put on the kite string.

The cloud shapes came from the set of Framelits called Umbrella Weather.  If you don’t have that set (why would you not have it?) you could always cut the clouds out by hand.  Seems like a lot of work to me, so you really need to buy that set too!

Lastly the sentiment comes from the stamp set called Thoughtful Banners.  All of these items are in the 2016 Annual Catalog.

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Swirly Bird Club Challenge

Every month I give my Club Members a card challenge to make for the next meeting.  Usually it is a sketch challenge but sometimes I do colors or themes.  Our September meeting is tonight and is another sketch challenge.  Here is the challenge:

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Here is the card I made:

Swirly Bird, Vertical Greetings

I used a couple of stamp sets to make this card.  The bird is from the stamp set called Swirly Bird and has a set of matching set of Thinlits called Swirly Scribbles.  You can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Vertical Greetings.  I love this set because of the sentiments can fit so nicely is a thinner spot because they are vertical (makes sense!).  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Floral Boutique.

In the next week or so I will show you pictures of the cards my club members made with this sketch.  They are an awesome set of stampers so I am sure they will be amazing.

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A Swirly Bird Thanks

Swirly Bird, Hello You

I haven’t used my Swirly Bird Stamp Set or Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in a while so I thought I would bring them back out.  They are such fun to play with that it reminded me of how much I like this bundle.  Who doesn’t like scribbles, flowers, birds, kites, sailboats and splatters?  It has everything you could want!

First I decided to use a couple of the new In Colors for this card called Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy.  Then I cut the scribble out using our Silver Foil Paper to add a little shine to the card.  The “thanks” is from the Hello You Thinlits.

Here is a picture of Madelyn at the big pool for the first time.

Madelyn At Pool

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Swirly Bird

Swirly Bird, One Big Meaning

As you can tell, I love the new Swirly Bird stamp set and the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits that are in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  There is just so much you can do with this set.  You probably already know I like it since I changed my blog heading using it.  You can save 10% by buying them in a Bundle.

This time I used the set to make sailboats.  Of course, this makes Rob happy because he loves to sail.  He always complains there aren’t a lot of stamp sets that have boats in them so he was happy to see this one.  He actually doesn’t really care, but he pretends to like it when there is one.  He is happy that I have found a hobby but isn’t really into stamping himself.  Of course, he wishes it wasn’t quite so expensive but he doesn’t really mind.

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Swirly Scribbles

Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribbles

Here is another card I made using the Swirly Bird Stamp set and the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies (you can save 10% by buying them in a Bundle).  As you can tell, I love this set.  It really is very versatile because it has so many different looks.  Be prepared because you are going to see a lot of cards made with this set.  Every card looks totally different.

I cut the word “enjoy” using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies.  There are two word dies with this set.  The other one is “for you”.  That is one nice thing about Stampin’ Up!  You can mix and match most of their products to make different cards.

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A Stamp Off In Color Challenge

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Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our New In Colors.

2016 2018 In Colors

We could use all of them or just a couple.  If you know me at all you know I would not use all of them.  I would get hives using all of them so I decided to use four out of five.  Not too bad for me!

Swirly Bird, Swirly Scribbles

I made this card for our challenge but liked it so much I decided to use it as one of the cards  for my Stamp Club.  The stamp set I used is a brand new one from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  It is called Swirly Bird and has a set of matching Thinlits called Swirly Scribbles.  You can save 10% by purchasing both in a bundle.  I can tell you that you are going to see this set used a lot on my blog.  I like it a lot because there are so many different ways to use it.  The In Colors I used were Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy (with a little Daffodil Delight thrown in).

Now let’s head over to Buffy’s and Jackie’s blog to see what wonderful creations they made!

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