Do you know what a sketch challenge is?


Heck, it took me months to figure out what a sketch challenge was all about.  Various card enthusiasts come together and draw a design for stampers to get our creativity juices flowin’.  Participating in a challenge allows you to share your love of stamping with hundereds of others who may receive a little bit of inspiration from you.  Even if you are not a winner, hundreds of people can view your card and jump to your blog and look at all the wonderful creations you’ve created.

I chose to participate in the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 145 because I sometimes am clueless about how to design a card.  Thier designs are simple and very easy to mix and match paper to create our own masterpiece.


This stamp set is one of my new one’s that I just received a few weeks ago.  But sometimes, my work and personal schedule get the best of me and I run out of time to create cards.  When I want to make one in a jiffy I use past and present sketch challenge layouts to help me when I can’t think for myself or I just happen to be in love with a certain sketch.

I think it’s safe to say this is one of my favorites.   You will definately see it sometime in the future.  I think it will make a great Christmas card sketch… don’t you think?


Handmade Card Ingredients

Stamp Set:  For the Birds
Paper:  Howlstooth & Scaring Bone DSP, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink Pad:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Textured Impressions Petals-a-Plenty

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About Maggie

I'm a Graphic Art Designer and Greeting Card Maker. It's a form of therapy and I love what I do, so I never have to work a day in my life. It's my win-win situation after a 25-year Air Force career as a hospital administrator.


  1. What a cute, fun card!!

  2. Great card Maggie! Love the paper and color choices.

  3. How cute, Maggie! I love those birds and that Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP looks terrific! Great card.

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