Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stamp Simply Celebration here! Blog Candy too!

Welcome everyone to Day 5 of Sharon's Stamp Simply Celebrates! celebration! Have you been playing along? There is awesome challenges, inspiration, AND blog candy on several of the challenges, like mine today! Today is my day to host a Sketch challenge for you! This is gonna kinda be a long post, so bear with me! First, here is the sketch:




And here is my sample:



And here are some more examples and inspiration for you from lots of the lovely Stamp Simply DT:

AJ
Darlene
Heather
Julie
Leslie
Susan
Sharon also used my sketch and combined it with her challenge today which is an awesome way to do these challenges!

(remember, I might have posted before some have theirs up!)

I kinda followed Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge today, in not using a traditional Christmas stamp...instead I made that little thingy, that is SUPPose to be like Santa's belly and belt, lol! But then I stuck some traditional Christmas DP on it, so threw it off there for the SS challenge, lol! Notice that I dont even follow my own sketch too closely, lol! As long as you can tell the basic sketch, its all good! So this is my challenge to you...Make a card based on my sketch here. You have until WEDNESDAY DEC. 10th to link your card in this post (you dont have to have a blog to play, but I need to be able to see the picture someway!) and then on Thursday noon I will do a random drawing for my blog candy! Wanna see the candy? Of course you do!



This is a new set from Gina K Designs last release called 'My Cuppa Joe'. I love this set! It is going to be one of my favorites I can tell, so wanted to share something I love with you all. Also, Kellie from Just Rite sent Sharon's DT (I was by proxy last month,lol!) all some wonderful gifts! How awesome is THAT!? And I ended up with 2 of the Special Occasions Font and you will also have a chance to win that along with the stamp set! YAY!!

So, go! Create! And come back and link your creation here for your chance to win! I hope you are enjoying the celebrations! Sharon is such an inspiration to so many of us, and this is my way of honoring her being such an awesome person!

Thanks for stopping by! And dont forget, over on my sidebar is a link to all the Stamp Simply DT, with their awesome creations for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge today!

--CAT

53 comments:

julialynn said...

I am loving your card, it is really cute! I am going to work on mine based on the sketch tomorrow as it is past midnight here and I have to take the lil one to preschool tomorrow...

Shirley said...

Anyone who can't guess who this is that is wishing well wishes should be skipped for Christmas! What a creative and wonderful card, Cat!

Theresa said...

Fantastic card, Cat! You are always so creative. Love it!

Jessica said...

I tried the sketch, but couldn't get my card to work with it perfectly. Anyway, here it is:

http://quick2blush.blogspot.com/2008/12/tis-season.html

I hope it's "close enough"!

Elena said...

Your card is so adorable! Love the idea with the Santa belly and belt!!!
Thank you for sharing the sketch and for delicious blog candy!
Hope that your grandbaby will get well soon!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

CAT, I absolutely ADORE your card - -that Santa belt is PERFECT!!! What a clever way to make a Santa!!! Love it!!!

Janine said...

Hey Cat!! This is such a fun card.. Great sketch too.
Have a wonderful day!!

Darlene said...

Awesome card--very creative! Thanks for the blog candy. My Cuppa Joe from GinaK is a great set--I like it too. I just got my first JustRite products so any new font would really be put to use.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season--darlene.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

I really like the sketch, gonna have to try it out.

The Rubber Maid said...

So cute! You have been so wonderful as part of the design team but even though your days are up as Arnold would say...I'll be back. Thanks for your great creations. Pat ( Julie K's mother)

Lois Bak said...

Great sketch, CAT. Here's my card -- http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1151410?cat=500&ppuser=72594

PatsyB said...

What a great card!! and that blog candy prize is really fantastic! Thanks for your generosity and for sharing your creations for us to copy (I mean, case!!) Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Love the card, and fantastic blog candy...here is my card:
http://nelliesnest.blogspot.com/2008/12/sketch-challenge-for-blog-candy.html
thanks for the chance www.nelliesnest.blogspot.com

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Great sketch, CAT! I love the cute card you made! The other DT samples are great, too! Here is my card with the sketch:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1151428?cat=500&ppuser=143903
Thanks for the chance to win the awesome blog candy, too!
Carla

Janine T said...

Wow! How generous! Thanks and I hope I win!!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

I love the creativity in that Santa card, CAT! It is awesome! Very festive!

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Nancy said...

Okay, I played along and made my creation, but alas I am so computer illiterate that I don't have a clue how to get it to my computer and then how to post a link too your blog. Love the generous blog candy!

Carrie said...

Very cute card and thanks for the chance to win the blog candy

Carol L said...

Your Santa Belly/Buckle card is so incredibly creative and unique! I LOVE it!!
TFS such great gifts just in time for the holidays too!
Here's my take on your great sketch challenge - it was really fun :)

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1151565?cat=500&ppuser=88761

Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love your card, and love your sketch. Here is my take on it.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1151642?cat=500&ppuser=139099. Thnks for looking!

Rene said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing!

Rene' Mewes
RM3116@charter.net

Tammy Hershberger said...

Cat, that die cut looks exactly like Santa's belly! How creative! You did a great job! (Just FYI... I did the sketch, too!)

Alana said...

Ooh, I'm drooling here! I love the stamp sets! I like that card you made with the sack & beans (Nov. 27)!!

Thanks for the blog candy goodies offering!!

Here's my card...
http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l317/AlanaM_83/Crafts%202008/?action=view&current=199ACard139TisTheSeason.jpg

renee said...

Ooh la la I love this card!! it is sooooo cute!!! Great Job. thanks for sharing. blessings Renee

jenn said...

I love your card, what a fantastic idea. Such a great sketch, thanks. Here's mine http://jennscrafts.blogspot.com/2008/12/non-traditional-christmas.html

Sharon said...

That Santa belt is so creative. Love the sketch.

Sharon

nancy littrell said...

Love your card and wonderful sketch design. I played, which means one less card to make for Xmas :-) TFS
My card:http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1151876?cat=500&ppuser=18672

Elaine said...

I think I can play along now and play. I'm so glad you have this set from Gina K up for your candy - coffee sets are my absolute most favorites of all - from any company! But since Gina is especially sweet, I really want this one! :)

SusanR said...

I LOVE that coffee set! Your Santa card is just the cutest :)
Susan
joer@zoominternet.net

Joan Fricker said...

Cat, cute card!

Joan

Anonymous said...

The card is so cute. My grandkids will love that.

Sandee Q
snappyscraps@sbcglobal.net

Gina said...

Love it,Santa is so cute!

Marsha said...

Cute card. And such generous Blog Candy offered! Love this sketch. Really enjoyed making a card with this sketch. Uploaded to Splitcoaststampers: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1152437?cat=500&ppuser=13762

beth b said...

adorable card. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays.

Kim said...

You've been nominated!! See my blog for the details!! Have a great day!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Fantastic sketch, Here is a card that I made for it.

http://jetstudio.blogspot.com/2008/12/another-challenge.html

Thanks for this great sketch and also the chance to win the awesome blog candy!!

Nancy said...

I just love your Santa card. It is too cute! I hope i can find time to stamp up a card in time. Your sketch is a lot of fun.

lisa808 said...

Thanks for this challenge! I posted my card on SCS and my blog. Here are the links:

http://craftingwithprincesslisa.blogspot.com/2008/12/two-challenges-blog-candy.html

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1153339?cat=500&ppuser=150659

Tracey said...

Love your card and sketch! Here's mine based on it...

http://trays-spot.blogspot.com/2008/12/lovin-cards.html

Charith said...

I'm loving this 12 Days of Christmas celebration! Thanks so much for this wonderful sketch!
I didn't follow it exactly, but I did follow the basics. I made two cards to put in the gift we mail to BIL and SIL's family.
Thanks again for the sketch. I will be using it again!!

Wishing You Penguin Cards

jeannen2 said...

I really loved this sketch. I'm going to make a bulk assortment following it for many of my Christmas cards this year. Here's what I did:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1154405
I love all the challenges -- often don't have time to play, but I'm glad I made the time today! TFS! Jeannie

Anita said...

My daughter, Katie, made the card for this challenge. http://cardsandcoffee.blogspot.com

Rebecca Ednie said...

here is my version. www.eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com monday night 11:30pm

Tiya-B said...

Here's my entry thanks for the challenge.my card is at tiya-b.com

Brenda said...

Cat this a great sketch and I have a lot of fun making this card. Thank for the challenge.

http://stamp-it-up.blogspot.com/2008/12/happy-holidays-dove.html

Nancy said...

Love that Santa belly card! Too cute!

http://windstarcreations.blogspot.com/2008/12/ssc-day-5-sketch-challenge.html

Anne H. said...

Fantastic card and great sketch!You can see my card Here
Anne xx

Cathy said...

Jumping in here right under the wire with my entry for this wonderful sketch challenge.

I made an Easter card - trying to hurry spring along so I can get back out in the garden!

Here's my card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1156254?cat=500&ppuser=188455

Michelle Vocke said...

What a great sketch! Thank you for the challenge and for the opportunity to win the generous blog candy -- the "my cuppa joe" and the Special Occasions font sets are fabulous!

Here's the link to my entry:

http://michellevocke.blogspot.com/

Thank you.

catdidit said...

THANKS ALL FOR PLAYING!! THE CHALLENGE IS NOW CLOSED. I WILL BE POSTING THE WINNER EARLY IN THE AM AND WILL ALSO TRY TO CONTACT THEM AND WAIT FOR A REPLY! -CAT

TheLittleFrog said...

Love your card, Cat! Here is mine...

http://thelittlefrogdesign.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-about-sketch-challenge.html

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