Monday, May 4, 2015

Polka Dotty Hills - STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge

Today, I've got a card that brings out the bright and fun. This weekend was 67 degrees here in North Dakota, which is practically tropical weather! So I was inspired to do a little summery number on my card stock. 

I'm using the new sketch challenge going on over at STAMPlorations:




One of the things I love to do is to mix and match funky, retro patterns. There's just something about putting two things together that shouldn't work, but do. The way these rolling "hills" light up the foreground of the card makes this girl super happy! 

To go with the funky hills, I have a funky house from The Bee's Knees - Houses STAMPlorations set. I also used the Clouds ARTPlorations stencil and some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to make the bright sky. 

You should totally go play along at STAMPlorations! We've got some great prizes for you to win, including a guest design spot. 

Speaking of,the fiesty and talented Monika Reeck is joining us this week with another version of a funky card with mixed and matched patterns. Stop by and say hello!

I'm sending my card over to:
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take it Make it Challenge
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards - Spring has Sprung
Try it On Tuesdays - 1960s retro
Little Red Wagon - "B"lieve it (my b is for Blue Skies)


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On a more personal note, many of you know that April's been a crazy month for me. It seems like everything I need to do all year long is packed into this one little month. I know I haven't been able to leave as many comments because of this, but I do want you to know that things will be slowing down. I have one trip next week to D.C. for work, but then I'll be able to breathe a little (fingers crossed). 

This weekend was truly spectacular darlings, and I thought I'd share a little bit about what I've been up to. 
This was my Saturday:


  I've been working with my local Young Professionals Chapter to plan and orchestrate a community-wide clothing and necessities drive that would help 7 local nonprofits including our battered women's shelter, homeless shelter, and organizations that help New American Families. We distributed 1000 orange bags door-to-door two weeks ago and on Saturday we went to collect them from people's houses. 

As you can see, we got an amazing response and were able to help out some families who really needed it. 

After that, I did a quick change and got 1920s glam for the evening:


This is my gorgeous cousin, Amber, and myself all decked out. The Dean of the medical school where I work gave me two tickets to a charity ball and I have to tell you it was F-A-N-C-Y. Probably the fanciest thing I've ever been to. You know... one of those awkward situations where you don't know which fork goes with what dish... or whether the utensil you're holding is a fork at all... :) It was a ton of fun, though, and I felt very Daisy-ish with my updo. 

So... yeah! It was a busy weekend. Like I said, I have one more week of running around like a chicken with my head cut off and then I'll be back to the normal Miss-stalk-your-blogs-for-inspiration self. 

Thank you for popping by! 

43 comments:

  1. Becca - great work in the clothing drive, and I love how you and your cousin are decked out for the ball! Hope it was a great time! The rolling hills in your card look marvelous! ESPECIALLY combined with the beautiful colors in your building. GREAT design tip! hugs, de

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  2. your little mismatched paper house is wonderful and so cute! and you look gorgeous all dressed up for the ball!!

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  3. You two are so dressed up and fancy, so glad you had fun!! I love your wonky house, such a wonderful interpretation of the sketch! hugs :)

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  4. Fun sketch, and I love your take on it, Becca, and what a great picture of you! You clean up well :))

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  5. I love your take on the sketch Becca! You have taught me something too - would never have thought to stamp the hills with those stamps - brilliant! You and your cousin look beautiful too, love your beautiful up do and those gorgeous dresses.
    Also hun it's lovely to see your charity work - way to go girl! Karen x

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  6. What a gorgeous picture of you and your cousin all decked out!! It sounds like so much fun going to a ball!! And what a fabulous card!! I love those rolling hills!! The house is awesome, as it the sun!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Oh you glammed up nice! That style fits you really well. Love the sketch too - great job with the tiny house

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  8. wooohooo two different look from you
    the one at the first pict so normal with jeans and the one with full lovely make up you look glamorous yeaaah lady you look so beautiful and I never have that invitation (Thanks God) also I must never learn to use which fork for which things yeah...you are lucky to go that charity Ball
    and now about the card
    you also made a CHILD LIKE card like I did and Sari..as I have seen this sketch and my imagination is child card..I dont have so much Stamplorations card girl (grinz) and I loooveee your home hill and the retro feel here ..cute sun cute cloud and cute one sentiment..adorable DT card
    I really miss your visit Becca but I know as DT member many job to commenting assignment and I know I never forget you sweety...I miss the time that Becca always there on each post of mine hehehe but life must be change if no changes it will be boring right..
    I am happy today with you on the same page at Stamplorations as GDT
    hugs from Germany
    Monika

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    1. oppps my comment is too long like a children book ..really sorry...I love your concept on your card cute and sweet and also retro :)

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  9. Really adorable card!! Love your take on the sketch Becca!! That house is so cute and your coloring is fabulous! Such a wonderful photo of you and your cousin!! How fun!! :)

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  10. Such a fun and sweet card!

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  11. This is a fun take on this fortnights sketch Becca. Love the little scene you've created. :)

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  12. Love your card Becca, a great take on the sketch and fabulous design. Sounds like life has been fun this weekend...you look very glamorous. Carol x

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  13. your card is so adorable. frame it, put it on the wall- love it! thanks for sharing your weekend. great times, memories. :) great photos!

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  14. When people mix patterned paper on cards, I just sit and drool wishing I could do this with such fabulous results. When it comes to patterns, I'm the villiage idiot. Your card however is so happy and fun, all due to those patterns. As busy as you are, when do you have the time to craft. Incidentally, Gatsby would have been so smitten with lovely you and your pretty cousin.

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  15. What a fun card! Beautiful!
    Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday!

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  16. You girls look FABULOUS!!! OOOH - bit of glamour- nice!! And on top of your successful charity drive.... Talk about a busy life!!!! And your card is "Divine Daaahling!".... I love how the house pops out like that!!!

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  17. I love the mix of patterns - so fun and great take on the sketch. Gorgeous pic of you and your cousin!

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  18. Cool card! I especially love the sun. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  19. What a CUTE card Becca, just delightful!! LOVE the photo of you all dolled up for the ball. You both looks GREAT!!

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  20. You have an amazing sense of what patterns work well together and how to put them together. This card is so pretty and feels spring and growth. You have a huge heart and it shows by your writing and what you have been doing. Your grandmom would be proud and is:) Love the glamour chic of you 2 flappers. I think of Laura La Plante and Colleen Moore seeing both of you together

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  21. Such an adorable cute card! That house and the scenery you created is super awesome! :)

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  22. ohhh love the scene on your card!!! that looks super cool!! and how fancy and dressed up are you!! looking good :)

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  23. A great card, the ball sounds wonderful, thanks for joining us on the TIOT challenge hugs Bee

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  24. Becca, love how your card turned out. I like the triangle paper in the hills and the paperclip sun. Great job using the house stamp too! You and Amber looked like you had a great time at the ball. You are both very classy!!

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  25. Really a wonderful card, Becca. Love the texture and the colors and patterns you've used here. April was busy for me too, but probably not nearly as yours was. Hope you're enjoying D.C. Helping those less fortunate is such a kind thing to do, and we all should be doing more! And the 20s glam! Wowzers! Fancy and fun, I hope! Bev

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  26. This is so fun, Becca ... those rolling patterned hills are brilliant ... and what a fabulous 'sun'! Well done with your clothing and necessities drive ... and oh my, that 20s ball ... how elegant and stylish! Anita :)

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  27. Amazing take on the sketch Becca, I love the cards you create, you have such imagination xx

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  28. Great card Becca! Love the mix of papers and your bright sky is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge!

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  29. Great card! I especially love the wire sun! So cute. I don't know how you managed to fit in making a card on such a busy weekend - just looking at your photos made me feel tired. :)

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  30. Great card! I especially love the wire sun! So cute. I don't know how you managed to fit in making a card on such a busy weekend - just looking at your photos made me feel tired. :)

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  31. What a fun little card ......Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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  32. Awesome take on the sketch! I love it!
    ♥ Samantha
    Designs by Sammy

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  33. Oh, so nice to see you doing such a lot for the needy, Becca!!! Me, too love to do my bit for charity - knitting and crocheting blankets and sweaters for children!!! So rewarding to be able to do something for someone who really needs it and it fills your heart with thankfulness for everything that you have, hey!!! Wish I could be there to join you!!!!
    Your card is so super fun!!! Those hills and little house are so funky and I love your cute scene!!! Lovely, Becca!!!
    Have a great day!!!!

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  34. This is such a cute card, love your take on our Retro theme.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  35. Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  36. Beautiful sweet card, thanks for sharing and joining us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

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  37. What a great take on the sketch. The house is so fun!!

    You sure collected a lot of things for your group to give away. Congrats!!

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  38. Hi Becca! I love the retro patterns you used -they go together very well, so inspiring! You look smashing in your festive photo... And so well done with the charity work! Amazing!

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  39. Packing my belongings and moving into that fabulous little retro house...and so thrilled it has plenty windows, as there's some mighty sweet scenery in those rolling hills! Truly, a most sweet and fabulous card! You and your cousin are stunning...yes, Fitzgerald would be proud of your 'Daisy-take'! Your volunteer work....heart-warming and touching! You are such a bright light for so many people (count me in that list, too!)
    Hugs~c

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  40. Love the card, great retro patterns! Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Don't you both look cute too! Chrisx

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  41. The funky house and funky hills look fab together, Becca! Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

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