Category Archives: Challenges

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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Blind Scrapbooking Challenge

This is something I’ve never done before but it really sounded like fun.  I did a blind scrapbook challenge over on the Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! Facebook group.

Here are the instructions (edited for clarity):

Materials

  • 12″ x 12″ Cardstock Base
  • 4″ x 12″ Matching DSP
  • 1-1/4″ X 12″ Cardstock Strip for border punch
  • 4″ x 3″ Cardstock that matches DSP or layout Base
  • 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ Cardstock that matches DSP or layout Base OR if you don’t want to journal you could add another photo 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for sentiment
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for large flower stamp
  • Scraps of Whisper White Cardstock for 2 small stamped Hearts
  • 40cm piece of matching ribbon
  • Metallic Thread
  • Pearls
  • 1 Colored Doilies or Pearlized Doilies or retired doilies
  • Wooden Embellishments – 1 leaf and 2 hearts or similar
  • 2 Matching Classic Stampin’ Pads to your cardstock
  • 2 Matching Ink Daubers to your cardstock
  • 4″ x 6″ photo
  • Adhesives – Tear & Tape, Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Method

  1. Starting with your 12″ x 12″ cardstock base, stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad.  Stamp along the top left hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice.  (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK).
  2. Stamp background with matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad, stamp along the bottom right hand side, depending on the size of your background stamp you may have to stamp twice. (NOT GOING PAST THE MIDDLE POINT OF THE CARDSTOCK) – I missed this one.
  3. Cut your doily in half, stick one half under the top edge of your matching DSP approx. 1″ off the left hand side edge, now with the remaining half of the doily stick it approx. half way along under the bottom edge of your matching DSP.
  4. Next stick your matching DSP with Tear & Tape or Snail approx. 4-1/2″ down from the top of your 12 x 12 layout across the page. (You could distress/ink the edges of this piece if you desire.)
  5. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp your large flower stamp with your matching Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad. Cut out your flower with scissors, dies, or punch.
  6. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock, stamp 2 small hearts cut out with scissors, dies, or punch.
  7. If you want, ink the edges on the 4″ x 3″ cardstock and 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ cardstock. (If you don’t want to journal you could have another photo here.)
  8. With your 1-1/4″ x 12″ cardstock strip punch the bottom edge with any border punch or die and stick on with Tear & Tape or Snail to your matching DSP approx. half an inch off the bottom.
  9. Grab your photo, you could add a couple of mats if you want. Tie your ribbon around the photo.
  10. Grab your 3-1/2” X 2-1/4″ cardstock for your journaling block (which you may have distressed or inked) and add your journaling or you could have another photo here.
  11. Using your scraps of Whisper White cardstock for a sentiment, stamp a small sentiment.
  12. Stick your journaling block (or photo) with Tear & Tape or Snail to your distressed/inked 4″ x 3″ cardstock, leaving a small border on the bottom right hand side to stick your small sentiment. Add Tear & Tape to the back of this to stick under your photo.
  13. Stick one of the stamped hearts beside your small sentiment on your journaling block on the right hand side of sentiment with a Glue Dot or two.
  14. Now with your 4″ x 6″ photo, stick it on an angle between the 2 halves of the doily.
  15. Add your 2nd stamped heart above the photo.
  16. Add some Metallic Thread behind your stamped cut out large flower with some Glue Dots. Add to the bottom of the photo just overlapping your.
  17. Add your wooden leaf embellishment under your flower with a Glue Dot or two.
  18. Stick your 2 wooden heart embellishments with Glue Dots to the top left hand side of the photo.
  19. Stamp your large title underneath the DSP toward the right hand side of the edge of cardstock base using matching Classic Stampin’ Pads Ink.
  20. Add your pearls.
  21. Your layout is finished.

Here is how I interpreted it.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Timeless Textures, Letters for You, Number of Years

Supplies:

141968 Letters For You  Photopolymer Stamp Set
140653 Number of Years Retired
140517 Timeless Textures  Clear-Mount Stamp Set
140514 Timeless Textures  Wood-Mount Stamp Set
143774 Eclectic Layers Big Shot Thinlits
141712 Large Letters Big Shot Framelits
140622 Large Numbers Big Shot Framelits Retired
143751 Seasonal Layers Big Shot Thinlits
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits
147002 Cardstock 12″ X 12″ Regals 
146983 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Gray Granite 
140272 Cardstock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Whisper White Thick 
147820 Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Coming 9/5
147083 Classic Stampin’ Pad Cherry Cobbler 
146912 Ribbon Tulle Polka Dot 5/8″ Whisper White 
146936 Doilies Pearlized 
103683 Mini Glue Dots
143263 Big Shot

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Say Goodbye to Flurry of Wishes

I LOVE snowflake stamps, just not snowflakes in real life so much.  My vision for this card was to use the large snowflake as more of a medallion instead of a snowflake, I’m not sure I succeeded.  I started with a sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#CAS269) and the color palette from Colour INKspiration Challenges (#CI32) but the Pink Pirouette just didn’t make it onto the final card.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Flurry of Wishes

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Flurry of Wishes

I followed this sketch:

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and I started with this color palette from the Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook group but Pink Pirouette didn’t make the cut.

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Find other posts I’ve written using Flurry of Wishes here.

Supplies:

139732 Flurry Of Wishes  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
143704 Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
100867 Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
102283 Versamark Pad
109129 Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool 
143263 Big Shot
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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Say Goodbye to Flower Shop

I’ll be honest with you, I thought this stamp set would leave last year with Petite Petals.  It really is a nice stamp set and punch combo but I always paired them together.  I’m playing along with The Paper Players Challenge today (#PP390).  (Notice I also used the Butterfly Basics “Happy Birthday”, I will miss that stamp.)  I feel bad that two items on this card are already sold out, the Delightful Daisy DSP and the Pansy Punch are gone!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Flower Shop, Butterfly Basics

Here is the sketch I was following:

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Check out some more projects with Flower Shop here:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/the-new-annual-catalog-is-live/

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/another-january-load-challenge-layout/

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/2015/09/13/mojo-monday-414/

Supplies:

130942 Flower Shop  Clear-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
130939 Flower Shop  Wood-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
138816 Butterfly Basics  Clear-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
137154 Butterfly Basics  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
138813 Butterfly Basics  Wood-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
130698 Pansy Punch Sold Out!
144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper Sold Out!
100867 Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
103683 Mini Glue Dots
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

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Say Goodbye to Bloomin’ Love

I’ve really loved the heart stamp in the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the heart die in the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlet Dies that coordinates.  I decided to feature the heart stamp and the beautiful Petal Garden paper on this card using the sketch from the Global Design Project.

You can’t see it in either photo but the flowers have Wink of Stella on them.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Bloomin' Love, Bloomin' Heart Thinlets

I popped up the flower and banner on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Bloomin' Love, Bloomin' Heart Thinlets

I’m playing along with the Global Design Project today (#GDP134).

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Supplies:

140643 Bloomin’ Love  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
140621 Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies Retiring
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack Retiring
122924 Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
143263 Big Shot
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
144108 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Another project using Bloomin’ Love:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Bloomin' Love, Marbled

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