I love sketch challenges.  It is a perfect way for me to begin a card.  In other words, it makes my life much easier!  So today I am playing along with the Global Design Project #214 for a sketch challenge.

It is also the first time I have inked up the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  Oh my!  I adore this stamp set!!  I hope you will give it another look.  It is on the last page of the Holiday Catalog.



Here is the sketch for the challenge.



That deer is so pretty.  He , or she, is so peaceful looking.  Exactly what I wish for this Holiday season.  I hated to add the sentiment and cover up part of the deer.  But after seeing the beautiful script of the sentiment, I fell in love with it as well.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Christmas.  I have all of the “Itty Bitty” stamp sets.  This one is especially great with different fonts for the variety of Christmas wishes.

The background designer series paper is from Magnolia Lane DSP.  I thought the leaves paired beautifully with the deer and his woods.  To emphasize the “snow”, although you have to use your imagination there, I added the Shimmery Crystal Effects to the base of the trees and at the deer’s feet.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new project.


  • Card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 5
  • Deer base layer is 4 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • White stamped layer is 4 X 2 1/2
  • Sentiment base layer is 2 3/4 X 5/8
  • Stamped sentiment is 2 5/8 X 1/2



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The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!



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