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TGIF #20- Sketch Challenge

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Time to Chill…Time For a Sketch!

Hello weekend.  Are you as ready as I am? I love short weeks but then I am trying to squeeze everything in and guess what… it’s impossible.



I wish I could say I had a relaxing weekend planned.  Instead I will be making 110 swaps for the upcoming Founders Circle event next week.  Yes, last minute procraftinator at her FINEST.

Did I ever tell you how much I dislike making the same thing more than twice? I’ve never been a happy swap maker until AFTER the swapping has occurred.  Then I am glad I did it.  During the swap making, I sit with a big ole ugly face and roll my eyes about 597 times.  Yes.  I. Do.


So that had nothing to do with what I have to share and I love today’s sketch for the TGIF challenge.  It’s super cute and easy.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

TGIF20, Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Snow Place



Oh my geeeee…. the Penguin.  Isn’t he the cutest little guy ever??

Did you know that my most favorite animal in the whole wide world is the penguin?  Yes.  Love them.  Love how they walk.  Love how cute they are.  Plus I love to hear my mother say the word “Penguin” in her southern accent.  You would never understand what animal she was talking about.  <not kidding>

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen



The BEST part about this set is that it comes as a bundle.  That means there are matching framelits that go with it.  That’s HUGE.  No fussy cutting.  This set is called Snow Place.  I think it’s darling especially because of the penguin but also the snowmen in the set are adorbs too.

Snow Place stamp set, TGIFC20, Kimberly Van Diepen

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Fun Things to Note:

Isn’t this a fun set?

One thing to note that I used and I’m in love with.  Actually a couple of things…

  1. The new Archival Basic Black ink is AMAZING.  See my penguin image that I stamped above? Notice how crisp that image is.  This black ink is the best I’ve seen.  I love love love it.
  2. The White Perfect Accents (they look like pearls but they are not) are wonderful to use plain white like I did above -OR- color them with a sharpie to have a little color.

Snow Place stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Kimberly Van Diepen

Play Along!

Okay, now it’s your turn to play along with our TGIFC Design Team this week.  It’s fun and easy.  Click HERE to see what the other designers created using this sketch.  Don’t be shy.  Join in.

P.S. You are the BEST!

A quick update from yesterday’s post because you guys are so awesome.  My class went fantabulous.  We had a ball making cards and it was fun to be in that zone again.  I love creating but even more I love sharing HOW to create.  I had 4 new lovely ladies stamping tonight and the best part was watching their eyes light up when heat embossing.  Does it still make your eyes light up? I love heat embossing because it feels like magic.

I will be sharing the cards we make this coming week.  There are 6 total.  I am pretty amazed at how great my new stampers did with these cards.  I will admit, they were not easy but they pressed forward and had a blast.

Have a GREAT weekend my friends.  Create something fun and beautiful and most of all, enjoy it.  Oh.. and don’t forget to send a card to someone and encourage them.  It’s important.


P.S.S. I just noticed today’s date…. 9/11.  NEVER FORGET….

I remember exactly what I was doing, where I was the time it started and what I was thinking.  Hard to forget something that horrific.  Never forget.

Love you.


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TGIFC16, Sketch Challenge

Oh boy!  It’s Friday and it’s time for a sketch!! Remember, we would love for YOU to take part in these challenges.  We have great designers and participants.  You will DEFINITELY be inspired.

This week I tried something a little different.

I decided to try my hands at the Starburst technique since I thought it was perfect-o for this sketch.  First, I love this sketch because I love love love the SUNSHINE.  Don’t you? Even though it still so dang hot here I love the heat.

TGIF16, Sunshine, I think You're Great stamp set


A couple things about this card when I was designing.  When I used the Gold Designer Vellum it was blending too much into the Whisper White cardstock.  To make this pop a little more I used a ruler and my Project Life Journaling Pens to create a straight line along side the edge of the vellum.  As you can see it wasn’t perfect but I’m totally okay with that.

The cloud with the “HI” inside it comes from the I Think You’re Great stamp set.  I think this set is perfect for anyone because who doesn’t like to be told they’re GREAT once in awhile?  I will definitely use for my kiddos.


I think You're Great stamp set, TGIFC16, Stampin' Up!


Okay! It’s YOUR turn.  I can’t wait to see how you interpret this sketch.  See what the other TGIF designers have created HERE.

Have a GREAT day and stamp something pretty!!