Hello stamping friends!  I hope you’ve been enjoying your week, and have had some time to get inky!

As you know, I have a wonderful team of demonstrators signed up with me, and we have so much fun together!  We love to get together and stamp, talk about our families, our business, and share tips, tricks and the latest stampin’ news.  Well, the summer months are rather hectic for everyone’s schedules, so since we weren’t able to have our usual monthly meeting this month, I put up a sketch challenge on our team Facebook page for everyone to participate.

By the way, our team is called the INKcredibly Creative Crew; I think it suits us quite well! 🙂

Here is the sketch that I put up for the team:

stamp and create sketch challenge 1

And here is the card I came up with:

INKcredibly Creative Crew SC

I am really having fun using the Garden in Bloom stamp set, and the coordinating English Garden Designer Series Paper!

I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and stamped the sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set in Melon Mambo ink.  I then used my Big Shot and the Ovals Framelits collection to die cut it, then used the next size up to die cut another oval in Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I then took a strip of 2″ wide Melon Mambo cardstock, and stamped the small flower and butterfly outline from Garden in Bloom in Melon Mambo ink, to create a muted background effect.  After layering on the sentiment ovals and stamped strip onto a panel of English Garden DSP, I then tied a strand of retired Mossy Meadow thick Baker’s Twine around the layers, then attached the whole piece to a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock.

This cute card came together very quickly, and I think it would make a great card for a customer!  In fact, I’m thinking I’ll make more of these, and deliver them with my party orders that will be arriving for distribution tomorrow! 🙂

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team create; the deadline is this Friday, so I’ll come back & share with you!

If you would like to be part of this amazing team, who have a lot of fun stamping together, sharing business and creative ideas, all while doing what we love – and earning some money doing it- we’d love to include you!  If you know you’d like to join, CLICK HERE to go directly to the sign-up page; if you’d like to discuss it with me first, please call me at 604.298.0472 or email me at debsmart@shaw.ca and I’ll be happy to go over this exciting opportunity with you!

Until then – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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