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Stampin' With Friends Sketch Challenge Hop

Hello, stamping friends and welcome to 2022! It's time for another Stampin' with Friends blog fact, the first for the New Year!  I'm excited...aren't you? First, let me thank you all for supporting my blog in 2021, your comments and visits served as motivators.  Thank you to my fellow SwF bloggers...because of y'all, I blew the dust off my blog keyboard and vowed to minimally post a blog monthly.  Going into the new year, my goal is to minimally post to my blog at least twice a month.

Have you guys set goals for 2022? I'd be honored if you would share at least one of them with me in the comments.

Wow! There are 19 (including myself) participating in this first Stamping with Friends blog hop is a sketch challenge. Sketch, layouts, templates...whatever you choose to call them...are a great way to open the creativity gates...especially if you get stuck on where to start a project.

 What is a sketch challenge? Simple, a layout/diagram is selected and we create a card. Now, although you'll see the same layout, we won't all choose the same colors, stamp set, designer paper, technique, or embellishment...and some may even change things up a bit.

The sketch chosen was from Freshly Made Sketches, sketch #95 (FMS95). I was a little challenged by the sketch...only because for me I have a difficult time discerning what the measurements are as intended by the designer just by looking at them.  I generally prefer sketches where measurements are given so I don't have to guess...or rather "go rogue".

To complete this card, I chose Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden.  I hope you guys had the opportunity to shop the collection last month because as you now know, the gems and DSP are not available in the current Jan - Jun 2022 Mini Catalog...😧. I used multiple simple techniques: heat embossing, second-generation stamping, and tone-on-tone stamping to create my own background. 

I sincerely hope that you enjoy my card and those of the other hoppers as well. The products I used to create the card are listed below.  Reminder, you'll only be able to purchase the Stamp/Die Bundle.

Product List


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New Birthday Kit

Let’s give a big “Hip Hip Hooray” for the new addition to the Kits Collection: Light the Candles—a birthday card kit you’ll be using all year! This kit features bright colors, sparkly embellishments, and a simple peek-through technique that will make you want to party. These cards are perfect for wishing the happiest of birthdays, or to use as invitations to an exciting birthday bash! Now is the perfect time to stock up on birthday cards to use throughout the year.  Everything you need to make 8 cards (4 each of 2 designs including envelopes) Don't wait:  Click HERE to add this kit to your cart. 

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Happy Stamping!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Donna! Loving the Evening Evergreen

  2. Replies
    1. I know, right?! Totally disappointed that it wasn't carried over into the mini, but so glad I stocked up on's a favorite.

  3. Love your card! Nice combination of that dsp!

  4. So elegant! I love every detail!

  5. What a great card Thanks for sharing

  6. Awesome card..thank you for hopping with us.


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