Category Archives: Challenges

Wildly Happy Foxes

The images in the Wildly Happy stamp set are just so cute.  I love the parent and child cuddling together.  I colored the foxes using the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends and the Color Lifter.  The background is the Buffalo Check background stamp in Merry Merlot on Crumb Cake with lines of Cajun Craze added.  I love how the Buffalo Check can be easily changed into a plaid.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Wildly Happy

I’m playing along with the Global Design Project for this card. #GDP198

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Supplies:

151372 Buffalo Check Cling Stamp Set
147797 Buffalo Check  Wood-mount Stamp Set
149408 Wildly Happy Cling Stamp Set
141491 Classic Label Punch
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147116 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
147112 Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
147155 Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
147154 Many Marvelous Markers
147908 Cajun Craze Dark Stampin’ Blends
147907 Cajun Craze Light Stampin’ Blends
147931 Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
147031 Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin’ Blends
144608 Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter
104199 Linen Thread
141337 Stamping Sponges
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Say Goodbye to Incredible Like You

I will miss this set, I really like the fonts and the sentiments in this set.  I added rose thread behind the flower, you can see it better in the second photo.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Incredible Like You

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I’m playing along with PP443 at ThePaperPlayers.Blogspot.com.

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Check out my other posts using Incredible Like You.

Supplies:

148708 Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set
147092 Classic Stampin’ Pad Blackberry Bliss 
147106 Classic Stampin’ Pad Mint Macaron 
147091 Classic Stampin’ Pad Rich Razzlebberry 
138337 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Mint Macaron 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
146926 Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
145372 Stitched Shapes Dies
146915 Rose Metallic Thread
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
143263 Big Shot

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Say Goodbye to Thankful Thoughts & Timeless Textures

This is the second time I’ve used Timeless Textures and I don’t think I’ve used Thankful Thoughts much either.  I’m horrible at actually sending thank you cards and I like clean lines so maybe that’s why neither got much use.  🙂

I colored the pearls with the Dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and you can’t really see it but the background is embossed with the Subtles Embossing Folder.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Thankful Thoughts, Timeless Textures

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Thankful Thoughts, Timeless Textures

I’m joining two challenges today, PCC338 over at PaperCraftCrew.com and the FabFri164 color challenge over at FabFridayStampinChallenge.blogspot.com.

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Check out my other posts for Thankful Thoughts and Timeless Textures.

Supplies:

141522 Thankful Thoughts  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
141519 Thankful Thoughts  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
140517 Timeless Textures  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
140514 Timeless Textures  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
147104 Classic Stampin’ Pad Pear Pizzazz 
147102 Classic Stampin’ Pad Soft Sea Foam 
141416 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Flirty Flamingo 
131201 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Pear Pizzazz 
146988 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Soft Sea Foam 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
147032 Flirty Flamingo Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
148536 Butterfly Beauty Dies
145372 Stitched Shapes Dies
143706 Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
144219 Basic Pearl Jewels 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
143263 Big Shot

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Say Goodbye to Hedgehugs

I think the Hedgehugs set is just so cute but I didn’t even notice the mushrooms until I made this card for today.  I colored in the bird image and the flowers using the Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Real Red, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers.  The rhinestones were colored with the Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Marker but it may be hard to see the color.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Hedgehugs

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Hedgehugs

Check out my other posts using Hedgehugs.

I followed sketch #318 from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

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Supplies:

145879 Hedgehugs  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
145876 Hedgehugs  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
147084 Classic Stampin’ Pad Real Red 
147115 Classic Stampin’ Pad Soft Suede 
147154 Markers Many Marvelous 
147157 Stampin’ Write Markers Brights 
147158 Stampin’ Write Markers Neutrals 
147155 Stampin’ Write Markers Regals 
147156 Stampin’ Write Markers Subtles 
146990 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Granny Apple Green 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
148542 Balmy Blue Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker
141706 Layering Ovals Dies
139673 Woodland Embossing Folder
148572 Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon
144220 Basic Rhinestone Jewels 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
143263 Big Shot

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Great Grandma Scrapbook Layout

I’m trying to do more scrapbook layouts so today I’m playing along with the Let’s Scrap challenge.  I had a minor issue with this layout because I put one piece of Designer Series Paper on upside down, so it’s not exactly like the sketch.  I used my Stamparatus and applied the ink with sponge daubers and stamped twice to get a clean & bold image for the pennant stamp.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin’ Up! - Letters for You, Pick a Pennant, Delightfully Detailed

Here’s the sketch I was following:

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Here is what it was supposed to look like but then things would be upside down.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Letters to You, Pick a Pennant

Supplies:

141968 Letters For You  Photopolymer Stamp Set
146499 Pick A Pennant  Photopolymer Stamp Set
148393 Pick A Pennant  Photopolymer Bundle
141712 Large Letters Big Shot Framelits
147004 Cardstock 12″ X 12″ Subtles 
144246 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Tranquil Tide 
146926 Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
146907 Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
147108 Classic Stampin’ Pad Petal Pink 
147146 Classic Stampin’ Pad Tranquil Tide 
133773 Sponge Daubers
143263 Big Shot
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
146276 Stamparatus

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Happy Birthday Rachel

Over the weekend we celebrated Rachel Tessman’s 50th birthday and I made this card for her.  I have a woefully small selection of current “Happy Birthday” sentiments that fit in this banner.  For the flower, I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink and my Stamparatus to stamp it twice.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Healing Hugs, Thoughtful Banners, Banners for You

Supplies:

141710 Banners For You  Photopolymer Stamp Set
146530 Healing Hugs Clear-Mount Stamp Set
146527 Healing Hugs  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
141614 Thoughtful Banners  Photopolymer Stamp Set
146986 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Highland Heather 
146988 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Soft Sea Foam 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
147103 Classic Stampin’ Pad Highland Heather 
147106 Classic Stampin’ Pad Mint Macaron 
141488 Bunch Of Banners Big Shot Framelits
145372 Stitched Shapes Big Shot Framelits
146335 Tufted Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
144172 Ribbon Sheer 1/8″ Whisper White 
143263 Big Shot
146276 Stamparatus
103683 Mini Glue Dots
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
133773 Sponge Daubers

I was inspired by this sketch (#PCC303):

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and this color challenge (#CI38):

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Rooted in Nature with AHSC#277

I’ve had a hard time finding my mojo lately and so I really needed a sketch.  This one appealed to me because it called to my designer series paper which makes cardmaking so much easier.  How beautiful is that paper!  I had an issue putting it on the Soft Suede layer straight so out comes the trimmer and a new Soft Suede layer.  If it wasn’t for the dimensionals under the Blackberry Bliss pattern, you may not have known I had an issue putting it together straight.  🙂

I used the Stamparatus to do the sentiment so I could emboss it twice.  I stamped it with Versamark ink, sprinkled with copper embossing powder, and heat set.  Then I stamped it again with Versamark ink, sprinkled it with copper embossing powder, and heat set!  Three times is even smoother but I was late with this post already.  🙂

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Rooted in Nature

Here is the sketch I’m following:

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Supplies:

146482 Rooted In Nature  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
146479 Rooted In Nature  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
148353 Rooted In Nature  Clear-Mount Bundle
148352 Rooted In Nature  Wood-Mount Bundle
138337 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Mint Macaron 
115318 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Soft Suede 
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper
102283 Versamark Pad
138292 Triple Banner Punch
146282 Pearls Metallic 
103083 Embossing Buddy
141636 Stampin’ Emboss Powder Copper 
129053 Heat Tool 
146276 Stamparatus
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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