Category Archives: Challenges

Why I LOVE Stampin’ Up! With Giant Graphic Flowers!

I found this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge to be an honest challenge!  I wanted to create a birthday card using Stampin’ Up!s Best of 25 Years January Stamp Set which is all about birthdays!  The sketch contained an oval.  It made me realize that I like using circles and rectangles in my cards more than ovals. … Read More »

Create a Card With Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection!

Create a card with Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection and a really great card sketch!  I LOVE the card sketch that I started with on the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge today.  WOW!!!!  Would you look at this!!! Tell me that is not a beautiful layout!  I would never have thought of this layout without a little help from… Read More »

2 Stampin’ Up! Scrapbook Pages Made From 1 Sketch!

Yesterday I shared a scrapbook page I made using Stampin’ Up!s My Digital Studio software (MDS).  I am amazed at how quickly you can put together a page or card using MDS.  Today, I have a scrapbook page I made the good old fashioned way!  I used my papers, inks and tools!  It’s always going to be my… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Meets a Card Sketch Challenge!

I have really been enjoying working with card sketches.  I feel like I’m a very creative person and I really love to do my own thing.  I find it really challenging to take a sketch someone else came up with and create a card with it.  I feel that way about teaching too.  I can’t teach from a… Read More »

3 of 8: My Stampin’ Up! Card Challenge!

What do you get when you challenge yourself to make 8 completely different cards with the same 3 pieces of card stock?  You get 8 great cards and a lot of time relaxing while you stamp! Stampin’ Up! offers so many different stamp sets, tools and embellishments that it is fun to challenge yourself to see how many… Read More »

The Craft Off: Using the Artisan Embellishments from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge gave me the opportunity to use some of the embellishments in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Mini Catalog’s Artisan Elements Kit!  I originally purchased two of the kits thinking that I had no idea what to do with it.  I thought that my daughter, who is 21 and very creative, might have… Read More »

Playing With Stampin’ Up! Butterflies!

For my Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge this week, I decided to play with butterflies.  I have not used the new Swallowtail Butterfly background stamp in the Spring Mini Catalog.  I decided that this sketch would be perfect! Stampin’ Up! has so many butterfly choices that includes punches and stamp sets!! This challenge was not only a sketch… Read More »

A Great Scrapbook Layout

Not only can you participate in weekly card sketch challenges at Paper Craft Crew, you can participate in monthly scrapbook page sketch challenges!!!  I love this.  I have not created many scrapbook pages since my kids started college!  I have all of the high school graduation pictures to get into albums along with those first days of college… Read More »

Exciting News and My January Customer Thank You Card!

I’m so excited to share my news!  I’ve been invited to join the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  I love designing cards and participating in sketch and color challenges so I’m very excited about this new venture!  I hope to inspire you with my designs and I’m inviting you to participate in the weekly challenges along with me!… Read More »

Fun Stampin’ Up! Color Combinations

I just can’t find it in myself to use Fall and Christmas Colors.  After looking at the colors of the new papers in the Spring Mini and the Sale-a-bration flyer, I just had to move forward and use bright cheerful colors! The Paper Craft Crew Challenge 22 was not only a sketch challenge, it was also a color… Read More »

No Peeking? It’s Only a Sneak Peek!

It’s okay if we just sneak a peek at not one, but four new items that will be available in the Spring Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that are coming out soon! No…the card stock is not new.  That’s Whisper White and Lucky Limeade as is the ink.  The framelit is not new, that is from the Apothecary Accents.  The… Read More »

The Story of the PCCC#20 and the Happy Birthday Card!

It’s time for the next Paper Craft Crew Challenge!  I decided to make something that wasn’t a Christmas project today.  It never hurts to build up your birthday card stash either!  I was definitely in a Midnight Muse mood! I think it’s a lot of fun to search magazines and websites for inspiration!  I have to say that… Read More »