Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October Stack-a-holic Challenge


It's October. I just can't believe it. Life is wonderful and time flies so fast! I am happy that it's the start of a new month for several reasons, one being a new monthly challenge! I love this part of my job because I see how wonderful and talented our fans are! Plus it lets me get my hands dirty and create when it seems like my work days are spent more and more on the computer.

I love the sketches this month! The page sketch is different for us since it only has 1 photo. You know I usually always pick multiple photo sketches. But pick a special photo for a special moment and use it on this layout. Thank you, Susan from Sketch Savvy, for supplying our sketch!

Here is October's Layout Sketch...


And my special moment to scrap was my son finally learning to tie his shoes! A big deal to us :)


I used the Neon Chic Stack that is out at Michaels right now. I love the bright colors and fun prints. I thought it would be perfect to show the excitement in my sons face.


And instead of the flowers on the sketch, I had to add lots of bows obviously ;)

Here is our October Card Sketch from Got Sketch??



I thought it would be so fun for any kind of occasion! Here is what I came up using the Carnival Stack which is at Michaels too.


I mixed the fun prints from the stack with some old book print for my flower. I think the basic flower makes your eye focus right on the papers!


Ok, ready to play!? Here is the scoop if you want to enter in this month's challenge! Our October deadline is 10-30 at Midnight Central Time. To enter, make a project using the sketches (you are welcome to participate in both layout & card challenges) just make sure you are using a DCWV Stack! Take a photo and either email it to me at erinmadsen@diecutsinc.com or post it on our DCWV Facebook Page.  You are welcome to post the photos to your blog and just give me the link :) 

I can't wait to see what you create with these sketches! I gave the sketches to our Design Team Members and this is what a few of them came up with...




Sara / Safari Kids Stack


Karen / Sweet Blossom Stack




I hope these beautiful pieces are getting the ball rolling in your head of all the possibilities! Come play with us!! 

Have a wonderful day!

37 comments:

  1. Wow! Some gorgeous samples today and love those sketches! Hopefully I will actually get around to playing this month :)

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  2. Great projects using those sketches! I usually like multi-photo layouts, too, so I don't know if I'll participate in the layout challenge, but I'm pretty sure I'll play with the card challenge this month.

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  3. wonderful projects. very colorful. tfs.

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  4. Pretty sketches! Erin and DT your projects were fabulous, thank you for the inspiration:)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

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  5. I'm excited to give this one a try, thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I like seeing what others do with the sketches first! That really inspires me!

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  7. Wow, really lovin what I am seeing. I am going to try my best to participate this month.

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  8. Great sketches this month, and wonderful projects from all of you. Love the layouts, especially the jungle. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wonderful sketches and projects!

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  10. What fun sketches! I hope to play along this month!

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  11. Looking forward to getting started on these sketches!

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  12. Fun Sketches. Love the clean lines. All the layouts were fabulous.

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  13. Beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing them with us. Good luck to all who join in.
    Hugs, Jess

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  14. I like both sketches and the proects were beautiful!

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  15. Now I know what I'm doing for the rest of the week!! Thanks once again for such inspiring sketches...excited to enter this one!! The DT rocked these projects and your son is 100% adorable. Capturing the "tying your shoes moment" is priceless!
    Creative wishes,
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  16. These sketches are so cute...I love the projects that have been created...So Beautiful

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  17. Great sketches, the projects are all so wonderful.

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  18. Great job on all the projects!!

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  19. I love the sketches. I love the strips of paper on the layout sketch. Great possibilities.

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  20. Great sketches and beautiful projects from the DT!

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  21. Great sketches, as always!! Thanks for the inspiration, ladies!!

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  22. What beautiful projects from everyone!Love the sketches too.

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  23. Great sketch, Im hoping to participate in this one.

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  24. Oh my goodness, those layouts are so great!!

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  25. Can't wait to play along! I LOVE Britt's card!

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  26. Gorgeous projects! Here is my take on the sketch!

    http://disneydarling07.blogspot.com/2012/10/cest-magnifique.html

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  27. Love my Stardust Stack, it is simply the best! Kudos to the designer of this one! :)

    http://inthehillsofnorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2012/10/ethereal-adjective.html

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  28. Love all the pretty patterns. Thank you for the inspiration and here's my take on the sketch! http://papercraftingparadise.blogspot.com/2012/10/word-art-wednesday.html

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  29. Fab sketches - looking forward to some cheery crafting with my Brights Stack :)

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  30. I had a lot of fun with this one! Here's my entry! thanks, erin!
    http://rwkrafts.blogspot.com/2012/10/october-stack-holic.html

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  31. Loved them both and created a card and layout....both are here....
    http://teenabugg.blogspot.com/2012/10/dcwv-october-stack-holic-challenge.html

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  32. love them both as well awesomeoness

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  33. I loved the card sketch so much that I ended up making two and posted them on Facebook!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration :)

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