Monday, April 20, 2015

Oh My Stars! STAMPlorations Sketch and I'm Back!




And I'm baaaaack! Last week was an amazing whirlwind of all things Philadelphia. Actually, I mostly got to see the inside of a conference room. I did sneak out Friday morning *shhh* to go see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, though.




These are some of my crazy cool coworkers, along with myself, standing in Love Park. It was a really great time and I feel like I knocked it out of the park work-wise, but I was definitely ready to step off that plane and get back into my craft room. 

I've missed you guys (or gals, mostly, I guess)!! 

So I'm brushing off the rust and what better way to do that than by showing off the latest STAMPlorations sketch:




So many ideas popped into my head for this sketch, but in the end, I decided to go with stars! I also stepped outside of my normal comfort zone and did things a little bit more clean and simple.



I stenciled the stars using ARTplorations Oh My Stars! Stencil and Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, and Festive Berries. The amazing sentiment is from the Fond Expressions set.

Come play along with me at STAMPlorations!  We've got some great prizes and some awesome inspiration for you, including guest designs from the very talented SuchiConi, and Robyn.

As for me, I'm sending this on over to the following challenges:
Allsorts - Quick and Simple 
Hiding in my Craftroom - Freestyle/ATG
Just Add Ink - Sequins 
Mod Squad - Color Wheel challenge - I used primary colors


Now, I'm off to go a visitin'! There's so many beautiful things in the blogosphere that I've missed, I'm sure. Thanks for popping by for a visit! 

Oh - And there are 5 days of fun going on over at STAMPlorations! They are having a blog hop to celebrate the new release and there are TONS!! of prizes. Go check it out! I'll be hopping along with them this week, so keep your eye out!

33 comments:

  1. Great photo and card Becca, thanks for sharing.

    B x

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  2. Wow, love your take on the sketch Becca! Love the bright colours and the addition of the sequins is wonderful! Looks like you had a fabulous time! hugs :)

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  3. Welcome back! With a bang too - great job with the stars~

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  4. Hope you had a great vacation, Becca ! I loved this interpretation of sketch..it is gorgeous! Those stars seem so cute and add lovely colors ! :)

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  5. Sounds like you had a great time in Philadelphia Becca. Love your stars card, perfect for the challenge. Just wanted to let you know my card for The Pony Case Press arrived safely today - it's gorgeous, thank you so much.

    Hugs.

    Karen x

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  6. Beautiful card - great sketch! Looks like you had a blast on your business trip!

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  7. Perfect colors for the color wheel - you can't go wrong with the primaries! And I love how you interpreted the sketch, window cards are so much fun, Your stars, embossed background and sponging all work beautifully here. Looks like you enjoyed your business trip! Glad you found time to make a card, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

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  8. Saw this card this morning...awesome texture and dimension. Must have been inspired by that LOVE sign in Philly. So glad you accomplished what you wanted there. Missed you.

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  9. Saw this card this morning...awesome texture and dimension. Must have been inspired by that LOVE sign in Philly. So glad you accomplished what you wanted there. Missed you.

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  10. Glad to see you back safe from Philly, love the interpretation of the sketch, simple and effective. :)

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  11. Lovely card, beautiful colours.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, good luck;-))m

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  12. Love your take on the sketch Becca...great job with the CAS style too. Carol x

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  13. So glad to see you back and what a fun photo! ;) Awesome take of the sketch and the stars look cool in the colors you've chosen!

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  14. what fun, such a cool photo Becca! super cute card, luv those stars!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  15. Welcome back, Becca -- awesome Love Park photo! You do CAS so well -- love the cascade of stars and the inked edges!

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  16. Love this photo of you all spelling out love, too cute!! Cute card too. Replacing the flowers from the sketch with the trailing colorful stars was a great idea!

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  17. It looks like you had a great time and glad you played hooky and got to see some of the city! This card is bright and fun and a perfect birthday card

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  18. glad you had a fun trip and got to get out on a day.. LOVE your fun card and color soft feel of it!!! stars always rock

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  19. Welcome back and with an amazing card to boot! Glad you escaped for a bit--board rooms can be well boring! Love the white lattice background! xoxo

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  20. Gorgeous Becca. Looks like you had a good time.

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  21. I am SO glad your work trip and presentation went well! PHEW & YEW! and all that:) Great photo....love your CAS [ish] card...especially the stars! LOOOVE them:):)

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  22. so fun...love the photo too...

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  23. What a great shot!
    and your take on the sketch is beautiful and full of life!

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  24. Such a super amazing card - so bedazzled with stars and I love it!! You did a fantastic job of making this card and I love how you interpreted the sketch!!! Have a wonderful day!!

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  25. What a fun photo!! Love your Simple card. Your stenciled stars look STAMPED!! Love the white die cut you used on the background. Fabulous card!!

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  26. It sounds like your trip was a lot of work and a little bit of play :-) Glad you're back to crafting!
    This card is lovely, Becca. Love your take on the sketch. Bright and happy!
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  27. Love that you got you got to go to Love Park. I need to get there one day too. Love your dreamy card too. Makes me feel like I am floating on a cloud. Love all the white.

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  28. Love the sketch & love your card, Becca! Glad your trip went well. I'd love to go there some time.

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  29. What an awesome photo, Becca!! I'm glad you are home safely!! Your card is so beautiful!! The stars are fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  30. The sequins are a great complement to the gorgeous brightly coloured stars, Becca. Such a fun card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  31. Stunning CAS Becca...loving all the stars and color coordination. The Love Park photo is incredibly gorgeous! Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and leave some love. I was so thrilled and honored. So today I join into your crafty followers :-) Have a good day.

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  32. Becca I miss you
    I hope you are back from holiday and can play to my Blog hehehe just miss you sweety
    cool star you put there to mimic the sketch and I love the color combo and the embossed paper behind it..
    great picture of LOVE of you :)
    you look so happy :)
    I just joining the sketch challenge at Stamplorations
    hope you have time to visiting me :) maybe leaving me some love
    and my Bday linky party till 30 April tomorrow Sweety maybe you would like to try to CASE ing one of my card..
    hugs
    Monika

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