Monday, July 2, 2012

July Stack-a-holic Challenge

Hello Monday & hello to my friends! I hope you had a fabulous summer weekend! I had a weekend that was pretty much spent outside...in the Utah heat. LOTS of baseball and softball....I will tell you more about it later in today's post :) But I hope you are all refreshed and ready for another week! CHA is getting close...anyone want to guess what the theme of our booth is?? Leave me a comment!!

Speaking of comments...I have 2 winners from fans who left comments throughout last week! Thank you for interacting with us here on the blog! Congratulations to:

I will have to watch this for some fun ideas!
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                                                                                 These are beautiful. Love Karen's layout!
 Lesley @ Trendy Twine



Please email me your address so I can send you some new paper right away!!

And I also want to thank EVERYONE who applied for our first every DCWV Design Team! I was blown away with how many applications we received, over 150! I wish I could hug each of you because I know the work and effort it took to apply. Please know I am so proud of all of you!! I am so glad I have a whole team of people at DCWV to help me choose the top 12 to be on our team. It will not be an easy process. Watch for our big announcement of the team at CHA on July 16th!


Another month and another Stack-a-holic Template Challenge is here! I don't know about you but I never get sick of these challenges! I love searching for new sketches, making my own projects and of course seeing yours!!! If you have never played with us before, here is how it works! Create a layout based on the given template using one of our many stacks! Submit your page by July 29th by either emailing it to me {erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com}, posting a photo of it on our DCWV Facebook Page or by posting it on your blog and sending me a link. 

Our sketches this month come from Sketch Savvy and Got Sketch! Thank you ladies for providing me with such fabulous options!!!


This month I used the brand new "A Type of Art Stack" which is out at Jo-Ann Stores right now! I LOVE THIS STACK! I want to shout it from the roof tops lol!! Here is July's page sketch!

Page Sketch from Sketch Savvy

And here is my layout!


I used some awesome #Number pages in the stack to document my son's basbell team winning FIRST place this season! He played in a tournament all weekend and WON the entire thing :) So proud of my little guy!!! I love all of the 1's on the page. And the great colors look perfect with the black and white photos!



This stack is fab!! Go check it out if you haven't seen it yet!



And now for the card sketch...I used the new Gilded Orchard Stack which is also at Jo-Ann Stores. Soo beautiful! You will see on my card! Here is July's card sketch....

Card Sketch from Got Sketch?



Wow, those colors just pop! I love the combination of the green, purple and teal. Oh and of course the gold accents!


Love the little hello stamp from Unity Stamp Company! 

To make the slanted paper on the left side of the card, I cut 1 inch strips and glued them down on a piece of cardstock that was bigger than the area I wanted to cover on the card. Then I glued it on the card at an angle and trimmed the edges. Here are a few little shots I took with my phone while I crafted...I wanted to challenge you a bit but not leave you out in the dark!!



I hope you like these sketches! I can't wait to see what you create!!

Have a great Monday!!








66 comments:

  1. Such a fun fun card sketch and it looks great with the new paper. Can not wait to play along this month.

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  2. I love the layouts. Thanks for sharing them. Can't wait to play.

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  3. Oh the Gilded Orchard stack looks lush! Gotta have it!

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  4. Love your card. I just bought the Gilded Orchard set too. When I saw it, I immediately put it in my hands! So pretty!!

    Melissa

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  5. I love all the new stacks and the projects are great.

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  6. Love both those new stacks! Definitely playing this month

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  7. I can't wait to play. I already have perfect pics and was waiting to see a great sketch!

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  8. always glad to see new stacks. wish i could afford to buy all of them.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  9. These are both so fun! Love the new stacks....can't wait to play along =)

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  10. I love seeing all the new layout sketches. Maybe one week I will join the fun!

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  11. Wow over 150 applications!!! you have your work cut out for you, good luck and can't wait to see the team.
    This is the first time you have a square card. Can't wait to get started on this challenge.

    Gloria H

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  12. Wow - I love both of these stacks! I'll look for them at JoAnns!

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  13. love the card.. i am ready to play this month challenge.

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  14. Wow! These are some great sketches. I love these so the challenge is on. As, for the CHA Booth that is a good question. I am going to take a wild guess. "Steam-Punk"?

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  15. Another great set of sketches!

    I have no idea what DCWV is choosing as a theme for the summer CHA. But I do know it will be super awesome!

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  16. I love the sketches. I need to give these a try this month!

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  17. Great inspirations. Love that sketch.

    Hugs,
    Kate

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  18. More fun sketches! Can't wait to get started.

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  19. Just got home from Joann's and purchased the Heirloom stack--love vintage. Look forward to using it with these sketches.

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  20. Congrats to the winners, nice looking sketches this week.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  21. Congrats to the winners and wonderful layout and card. Love the sketches will definitely join in. hehehe

    Luanne

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  22. I just got the last starry mat stack (can't remember the name)and one of the gilded orchard mat stacks today! Thanks so much for letting us know. I was on vacation last week, and almost missed getting them. They are both awesome!

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  23. These came great! I love the stacks. Gotta get to Jo's

    Paula

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  24. Lovely sketches and projects! Wish our Joann's had all the paperstacks.

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  25. Congrats Sharon and Lesley! Enjoy your goodies! And I am loving the new sketches! I already have an idea for mine and I am hoping to get a few new friends to join in on the fun! Your page is so good Erin! Love the #1's and the great story it tells! The black and white photos are striking with these fun colors!

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  26. I'm going out on a limb, and I'm going to say the theme will be sports. This is one area DCWV hasn't really ventured into yet. (Since I've been following).

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  27. Oh wow. 150 entries. still going to cross my fingers.
    Love the new stacks. Cute sketch.

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  28. Love both of these sketches! I have the perfect paper stack! Thanks for the tip on cutting the diagonal paper.

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  29. Wonderful sketches, as always...and love the inspiration! Strips on a diagonal is fun! And congrats to those winners, too! Happy 4th!

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  30. Good morning,
    The sketches look awesome, I can't wait to create some fun today.....Congrats to the winners for June
    I want to thank you for the opportunity to try out for a DT spot, I can't wait to see the amazing team you all pick, I'm sure it wasn't easy picking only 12 ...
    Congratulation to all the winners! I can't wait to see what you all create.
    Kimberly

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  31. Great sketches & projects, can't wait to play along. Congrats to your little guy!

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  32. Congrats to the winners! Your projects for the sketches are very nice. I'm going to try to make time to enter the card challenge this month.

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  33. I am soooo addicted to all your stack collections and these look like they are on my "got-to-buy" list this week! Thanks for sharing great l/o's...he's too cute and looks so proud!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh wow - Gilded Orchard. Sigh ..............
    kosec@sbcglobal.net

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  35. Love your layout and card. I am so hoping once my son's wedding is behind us along with the reception (different days) that I can find some time to do a layout. I want to play!

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  36. Lovely layout and card too! I don't think I'll have time to play this month. I'm too far behind in my cards! Great new stack! You guys are always making me want more stacks! TFS Hugs Jess

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  37. I hope I get a chance to play this month :)

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  38. I loved your CHA booth from last year, I can't even imagine what theme could outdo that. Great layout and card, hope I get some time to join the challenge this month.

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  39. DCWV always blows me out of the water with your CHA booths, I cannot imagine what's up your sleeve! It must be difficult for your team of designers to try and outdo the previous CHA show! Wish I could be there to see whatever you do come up with, it will be uber fantastic I am sure! Great sketches for the challenges and congrats to your son's baseball team! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  40. Great sketch, Erin! And lovely card for today!

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  41. So fabulous! Keep up the good work and showing us all the new products!!

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  42. These are both really great sketches. I love the Gilded Orchard paper you used for the card. I do believe this stack will make it on my shopping list. =-)

    Olivia

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  43. Great sketches. I love these stacks.

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  44. Great projects and so fun. Just came back from JoAnnes with the Stardust collection and am headed to my craft room to start playing. Gorgeous new papers. Thanks for making all these wondeful, fun papers.

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  45. Great sketches I can't wait to see these stacks in person

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  46. Love the new artzy stack!! And the Gilded Orchard paper is very beautiful!!

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  47. Congrats to the winners!! Oh, these projects are awesome. Thanks for all of the inspiration, too!!

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  48. LOVE your layout and your card!! You must be so proud of your little boy!! This month's sketches look FABULOUS!!

    CarolynG
    always_painting@yahoo.com
    http://www.carolynscraftycreations.blogspot.com/

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  49. Great sketches! I will be playing as soon as I get home from vacation!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  50. Fun sketch. I entered on Facebook.

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  51. Great sketches, can't wait to participate!!

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  52. I'm not into layouts but I still love checking these out for ideas that that can be incorporated into cards. I'm quite excited to play with these stacks myself. I recently picked up the smaller size of the 3 new stacks. Fun stuff.

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  53. I took the layout challenge. Fun!

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  54. This is a wonderful LO sketch!! I posted on FB and hope to be back and make a card, too!

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  55. Another fun challenge! I just sent you the link to my layout on my blog.

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  56. Love your challenges, added my layout to my Facebook page and also emailed a link to my blog. Thanks for the challenge this month.

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  57. finally finished mine! i used the old safari kids cardstock stack. http://rwkrafts.blogspot.com/2012/07/july-stack-holic-layout.html

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  58. I finally got around to completing mine, I did both the layout and card, posted on facebook and will send a link to my blog, I used the Sweet Stack to create a Christmas themed layout and card.

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