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Stampo
03-31-2009, 11:44 AM
The April Sketch Challenge is sponsored by Viva Las Vegastamps! (http://www.stampo.com) It's pretty simple… just create a card similar to the layout I've provided below and display it in this thread to enter. To upload a card hosted off site (like your own website, Photobucket or Imageshack) simply click on the insert image icon while composing your post (looks like a little yellow postcard) and paste the URL in the box that pops up. For instructions on inserting an attachment, you can view this post.

One entry per person… you may use whatever stamps you choose... no company or style restrictions. Everyone that plays will be entered in a random drawing for one Viva Las Vegastamps! Gift Certificate worth $100. You’ll get a special code to use on our website at www.stampostore.com or you can use it in our Las Vegas Retail Store.

But wait, there’s more! IF you use ONLY Viva Las Vegastamps! in your card AND you provide the item numbers for the stamps used as well as directions for how you made the card AND you give us permission to use your card in the Viva Las Vegastamps! Galleries around the Web or wherever, EACH such entry will get five free unmounted stamps (our choice) OR one mounted stamp (our choice)… you pick whether you want the Mounted or Unmounted prize.

But wait again… there’s even more! IF you go the Viva Las Vegastamps! route (only stamps from Viva Las Vegastamps! as stated above AND you put your card on your blog or website with the stamp numbers, directions AND a link to our website www.stampo.com for at least 30 days and you email me the link to your blog or website for verification, you may choose a second prize (unmounted rubber or mounted stamp of our choice).

Let the stamping begin!

Deadline to enter is Thursday April 30th.

Stampo
03-31-2009, 11:52 AM
This sample card using the template was created using the following Viva Las Vegastamps! stamps:
Yucca In Bloom 2 x 3 1/2 Item 141
Four Riding Cowboys 1 x 2 3/4 Item 5864
Cowboy On Cliff 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 Item 6597

XrayAmy
03-31-2009, 09:33 PM
Very cool Stampo! Thanks so much for hosting April for us!

Mellow Yellow
03-31-2009, 10:31 PM
I love your card, it is gorgeous. I was not crazy about the sketch until I saw this card :).

Arbriel
03-31-2009, 10:51 PM
Very nice illustration!
Thank you!

auscrafts
03-31-2009, 11:15 PM
I like that and a nice sketch to play with

SassyStamptress
04-01-2009, 10:13 AM
Ohhhh ... Ok .. is it one entry per person ???

Stampo
04-01-2009, 11:20 AM
Ohhhh ... Ok .. is it one entry per person ???

Yes, it's one entry per person and maybe I should change the color of the sketch as it looks icky in blue... IF you don't have a circle cutter and prefer to use a slide format (square blank inside) on the upper right part, that would be okay too... you can buy blank slides or make one...

SassyStamptress
04-01-2009, 03:48 PM
yES PLEASE CHANGE COLOR .... LOLOL ... i PRINTED IT AND WILL USE THIS AS MY TEMPLATE .... ARE YOU HAVING 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PRIZE WINNERS ??? OR JUST ONE

SassyStamptress
04-01-2009, 03:50 PM
Thank You .... much better color !!!!!!!!!

Ok LADIES and GENTS ... move out of my way .....
SassyStamptress is crafting to win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Craftyria
04-01-2009, 06:11 PM
I love this sketch! Thanks for hosting yet another great sketch!

crystalsnap
04-02-2009, 04:21 PM
Heres my go at it!!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v627/crystalsnap/waitress.jpg
It will post at 6 am (eastern) on my blog .... I had way too much fun with this challenge.....keeping my fingers crossed...
Thanks
Crystal

The Rustic Daisy (http://www.rusticdaisy.blogspot.com) (my blog)

Stampo
04-02-2009, 06:00 PM
Great! I love it!

Audreyrose
04-02-2009, 08:33 PM
Sign me up Stampo. I have a few of your stamps so I think I can do the entire challenge with them. When is it due by? I am leaving for the states on Monday and can't stamp until I return on the 19th. But the idea is in my head and so I know just what I will do. I know sign up closes April 30th do you want the cards posted by then also.
Thanks,
Audrey

vrstmpink
04-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Great for the sketch challenge, Crystal. Fun stamps!
I LOVE the technique you used, tying the twill to the tag at the bottom.
I'll have to remember that clever idea.
Vicki R

fab
04-04-2009, 10:11 AM
Crystal, this such a fun card and the coloring is great. What did you color with? It looks like watercolor. The bubble background is a nice echo for the round cutout shape too.

crystalsnap
04-04-2009, 10:51 AM
I used color pencils, gamsol, and a stump....sorta like watercoloring... I also use my water pencils on occasion. Love to color in images, it reminds me of coloring in a coloring book when I was a little girl....

Thanks for the compliment!!!
Crystal:clap:

Stampo
04-04-2009, 11:41 AM
The cards are due by April 30th, Audrey.

StamPoor
04-04-2009, 12:01 PM
What a fun card, Crystal. Now I'm hungry. :lol:

fab
04-04-2009, 09:07 PM
I hope everyone will also post these in the gallery Amy set up for the sketch challenges. Then later in the month they can all be seen together. Two of us have posted are cards from March there already.

crystalsnap
04-05-2009, 05:16 AM
Where is the gallery?...so I can post my card there....

I looked but I must have missed it completely

thanks Crystal

StamPoor
04-05-2009, 08:53 AM
I had the same problem at first, Crystal. Go to the galleries section and scroll down to ut Gallery Row where subjects are listed alphabetically. "Sketch Challenges" is the one you want. Good luck. Look forward to seeing your entry.

fab
04-05-2009, 10:15 AM
Ingrid, thanks for getting the location up. Perhaps we should put the gallery page link on page one of each months sketch thread so everyone can find it easily. I had to hunt it down the first time too. I think it would be great if we post them both on this thread for comments and in the gallery for viewing convenience.

stampin stacy
04-05-2009, 02:18 PM
there is a gallery link at the top of your pages, it is in brown and the line says:

user CP Gallery FAQ MembersList Calendar New Posts Search Quick Links Log Out

hope this helps

fab
04-05-2009, 03:10 PM
Yes, that helps, but what I was suggesting was a link to the specific page for the sketch challenge uploads.

Audreyrose
04-05-2009, 09:56 PM
Thanks Stampo. I will be home n plenty of time to get it done!

crystalsnap
04-06-2009, 12:09 PM
Trying to get my posts up so I can upload my photo!!!
Crystal

XrayAmy
04-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Trying to get my posts up so I can upload my photo!!!
Crystal

:lol: You'll also need to give the software an hour to catch up with you before it kicks you into the next category and you can upload.

fab
04-06-2009, 12:24 PM
Try the game room! It is a great place to add posts fast.

crystalsnap
04-06-2009, 05:37 PM
Finally was able to post my pic for the challenge in the gallery.....
Thanks
Crystal

fab
04-06-2009, 09:10 PM
:clap::clap::clap:

I know it was challenging the first time I tried to even find the right place!

fab
04-09-2009, 03:14 PM
Here is my contribution. I needed a card for a 2nd Birthday for a grandaughter. The stamps are from a set of clear stamps. There was a smaller giraffe that I used on the inside and on the envelope too. The green is just for scanning so you don't lose the edges and not part of the card.

Stampo
04-09-2009, 05:03 PM
Fun card, Fab... glad you were able to find a use for the template... thanks for playing.

fab
04-09-2009, 06:51 PM
I will probablly use it again for other cards it is very adaptable. Thanks for sponsoring April Stampo. The word stamp I wanted to use was long so my proportions changed to allow for that.

Stampo
04-13-2009, 09:32 AM
Well, this Sketch Challenge went over like a lead balloon! LOL

https://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14897(1).jpg

fab
04-13-2009, 09:59 AM
I do use one of your "back" stamps a lot, the one that says "so it's not Hallmark, so shoot me". I bought it in your shop years ago on an infrequent trip to Vegas. It is always good for a laugh.

I guess folks are just busy with the holiday. Maybe it will pick up later in the month or maybe you made the rules and prizes way too complex.

Lady Kestrel
04-13-2009, 11:10 AM
I'm working on mine, Stampo. I had some trading cards to finish and some celebrating to do with Easter and my birthday on the same weekend. I should be ready to post it in a day or two.

crystalsnap
04-13-2009, 11:35 AM
Dont give up yet.....theres still time...LOL

Stampo
04-13-2009, 04:35 PM
Glad to hear there may be more coming... Fab, the rules are basically the same as March in as much as there will be a random drawing by my cats and dogs for the $100 gift certificate... the other goodies I offered are just icing on the cake for anyone who wants to use my stamps... it's certainly not required.
http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14897(1).jpg

fab
04-13-2009, 04:44 PM
I know, but they look long and that may have run the timid off.

auscrafts
04-14-2009, 12:56 AM
I used Buzz and Bloom stamps

auscrafts
04-14-2009, 01:02 AM
Iwas going to post it in the gallery but I think I may need to have more posts to do so

Stampo
04-14-2009, 07:25 AM
Great one, Auscrafts... and here is the appropriate place to post it for the contest... I THINK Amy posts them in the Gallery as well but that may be a wrong assumption... maybe you do have to post your own in the Gallery she set up... I'm sure she'll clarify this. Thanks for playing.

fab
04-14-2009, 01:41 PM
Yes, we post our own there. Amy said said she did not want to take the posting on when I first asked for a galery for the sketch contests but that she would create the gallery. It also seems to post automaticly to your own personal gallery at the same time.

Stampo
04-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Yes, we post our own there. Amy said said she did not want to take the posting on when I first asked for a galery for the sketch contests but that she would create the gallery. It also seems to post automaticly to your own personal gallery at the same time.

Okay, but don't you post them here too?:confused:

fab
04-14-2009, 07:10 PM
Yes, we have to post them here to be in the contest and then in the gallery so we can see all the entries together.

auscrafts
04-14-2009, 11:40 PM
well after a lot of trial and error I managed to post it in the sketch gallery as well

Jeanette
04-15-2009, 01:30 AM
All of the cards are just great.

I'll be sending one soon.

Jeanette

fab
04-15-2009, 03:46 PM
Thanks for fighting through it and posting to the gallery too. I love being able to look at the collection there instead of fighting through a lot of pages on the thread.

ekduncan
04-16-2009, 04:35 PM
I love looking at everyone's sketch submissions.
it's so much fun to see all the cool ideas and stamps
people have.

ekduncan
04-16-2009, 04:37 PM
All stamps by Viva Las Vegas Rubber Stamps. Instructions and stamp numbers can be seen on my Flickr account
at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekduncan/3448092305
Grins and giggles - Evelyn

Stampo
04-16-2009, 05:31 PM
Fabulous card, Evelyn... the first to use all VLVS! And great listing with details on Flick'r... wasn't that someone's horse? LOL Please email me your address and your choice of mounted or unmounted as you qualify for two count 'em TWO bonuses.

http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14734.jpg

ekduncan
04-16-2009, 05:41 PM
I'll email you my info.

Thanks again -E

fab
04-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Neat card! This would make a great card for someone leaving on a big trip/

Jeanette
04-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Dear Evelyn,

This card is a real beauty. Love it.

Jeanette

fab
04-17-2009, 09:36 AM
What kind of paint is it that you used on the sky in the night skyline piece?

piecesandpom
04-17-2009, 09:52 AM
Have to get through this month's tag challenge before I can get this one together - think I may have decided on two of three images, but no promises since I haven't inked them up.

Income taxes, 62 inchie magnets for June craft fair, FAFSA forms, altered post it note holders, birthdays, 4X6 magnetic note holders, Easter plus working unemployment stuff and redoing the family budget - I'm finally done with most of my obligations and can focus on stamping and looking for work! ;)

auscrafts
04-17-2009, 10:15 AM
lovely stamped images made into a supper card

ekduncan
04-17-2009, 01:34 PM
What kind of paint is it that you used on the sky in the night skyline piece?

Faskolor paint is an airbrush paint used for model car bodies.
I've added additional information on how to make the skyline background. You can see it by clicking on my flickr link where I originally posted the card. Hope this helps.
-Evelyn

StamPoor
04-17-2009, 02:24 PM
What a great card, Evelyn! Loved it. :lcow:

And Stampo, the "My Friend Flicka" movie about a horse was one of my childhood favorites. I'm thinking there was a TV series about Flicka as well.

fab
04-17-2009, 02:47 PM
Thank you! I went to the site and found a very full description of the materials and process. I recall a similar technique using pearl and mettalic acyrilic paints a few years ago........Thanks again

Stampo
04-17-2009, 02:48 PM
The postman picked up your rubber a while ago, Evelyn, so it's winging its way to you... hope you like it!

https://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14901.jpg

fab
04-17-2009, 03:14 PM
How nice of you, Stampo. The contest runs all month and you are already sending out special prizes!

Craftyria
04-17-2009, 05:38 PM
I just finished my card. I had a lot of fun making it. I will take a photo and post tomorrow when the lighting is better.

I used the two doggie stamps that 1hand1heart sent me last year. I love those stamps.

ekduncan
04-17-2009, 09:42 PM
[QUOTE=Stampo;44050]The postman picked up your rubber a while ago, Evelyn, so it's winging its way to you... hope you like it!

Wow- that was quick! I'm looking forward to my surprise batch of stamps. I currently own 11 of your stamps and am looking forward to expanding the collection.

Thanks again for offering the bonus incentive in this month's challenge. It made me go the extra mile in figuring out how I could create a card using only my Viva Las Vegas Stamps but you have made the additional twist to the challenge worth it. I hope others take you up on it as well.

Many Thanks
-Evelyn

Craftyria
04-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Here is my card: http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w283/craftyria/April/IMG_3561.jpg

Both of the stamped images are from Viva Las Vegas Stamps.
Sleepy Eyed Basset (item 2176)
Big Eared Dog (item 1310)

I also posted it, along with directions and a link to here and to Viva Las Vegas Stamps, on my blog: http://www.craftyria.com/2009/04/woof-woof-card.html
I don't delete posts off of my blog, so it will stay up longer than 30 days.

I loved this sketch and I really love these stamps! I have a beagle-basset named Marty who really loves this card.

Stampo
04-18-2009, 08:06 AM
Wonderful, Ria... I love this card and thanks for the link... please email me your name and address and whether you prefer two mounted or 10 unmounted stamps... thanks!

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/funny-pictures-hamster-has-a-corn.jpg

fab
04-18-2009, 08:32 AM
I loved how you used the walnut ink to warm this up and bring the paper color and ink tones together.

Craftyria
04-18-2009, 09:19 AM
Thank you! I really had fun stamping that card. I tried several different mixes of inks and papers, but I liked the walnut ink on the tan paper the best. I think it gave it a nice effect without having to color-in the stamps.

I also like how the big dog's ears didn't stamp solid and dark, it makes it look more like fur.

Thanks for your kind comments.

fab
04-18-2009, 10:21 AM
I hope you will post this one in the sketch Gallery so we can see all the entries in one place. This goes for all of you who may have posted one here but not in the gallery yet.

Craftyria
04-18-2009, 08:03 PM
I hope you will post this one in the sketch Gallery so we can see all the entries in one place. This goes for all of you who may have posted one here but not in the gallery yet.

Thanks for the reminder! I posted it in the gallery.

ekduncan
04-18-2009, 08:39 PM
Ok - I seem to be the idiot of the group. I've tried twice to post to the sketch gallery and I can't get it to work. Not sure what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone tell me what the trick is? Many thanks - Evelyn

Stampo
04-18-2009, 08:49 PM
I think you might need to have 10 posts first... go play some of the games... LOL

fab
04-18-2009, 08:57 PM
I thought Amy had fixed things so you could post the cards without a certain number of posts?

Jeanette
04-19-2009, 08:46 AM
http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt225/JeanetteWaters/RSCDoxieonVacationSmall.jpg

Here's one for you Stampo. I call it Doxie on Vacation.

Jeanette

Stampo
04-19-2009, 11:06 AM
What a fun card, Jeanette... I love animal cards. Thanks for playing.

http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14922.jpg

rscowtown1
04-20-2009, 12:05 PM
love the card Jeanette!
And Stampo, love the stamp, but it should be dogs LOL who can have just one?

ekduncan
04-20-2009, 03:12 PM
[QUOTE=Stampo;44050]The postman picked up your rubber a while ago, Evelyn, so it's winging its way to you... hope you like it!

I got my stamps today and they are soooo cool!
Thanks so much.

-Evelyn

Stampo
04-20-2009, 04:22 PM
love the card Jeanette!
And Stampo, love the stamp, but it should be dogs LOL who can have just one?

Not me, that's for sure... LOL

Stampo
04-20-2009, 04:24 PM
So glad you're pleased with your rubber, Evelyn... if there are any traders, we have ongoing round robins of rubber in our Website forums...

Craftyria
04-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Not me, that's for sure... LOL

I LOVE that stamp, too. It's so true. And the "dog" should be pleural in my case as well. True, True, True.

fab
04-22-2009, 06:10 PM
It is not so hard to take a marker and just add an "s" on your card or project. Dogs like having a buddy too.

Love the dog card. These are some cute stamps.

Audreyrose
04-24-2009, 05:04 PM
So sorry to give this a last minute post, but Ihave been super busy after gettinghoe fromthe States. I thought I would be able to participate int he challenge, but it is just not going to happen. I really wanted to but timei s short.
So sorry!:(

fab
04-24-2009, 07:36 PM
Welcome home! You still have most of a week to post. This one runs till next Thursday night so don't give up. If not, there is always next month.

Craftyria
04-26-2009, 08:09 AM
I got my goodie box of stamps! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I loved the packaging, too! I won't speak of it as not to spoil it for anybody else.

Audreyrose
04-26-2009, 12:25 PM
I decided to take some time and enter the challenge after all (Fab talked me into it) Hope you all like the card. I am not use to uploadingg here but will give it a whirl. Thanks Stampo for the great stamps and the wonderful clear embossing powder, don't know what I did before without it. I think the poodle lovers will enjoy the card:clap:

Stampo
04-26-2009, 01:03 PM
Great card, Audrey... my dogs give it four paws up! Email me your address so I can get some rubber headed your way... let me know whether you want mounted or unmounted! Glad you found time to play!

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/funny-pictures-cat-bets-the-dog.jpg

fab
04-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Thanks for playing Audrey. I'm always amazed at the great variety of results we get from a challenge.

Audreyrose
04-26-2009, 06:45 PM
Thanks for encouraging me Fab. I had decided not to play until you "budged" me to do so. I only have 4 stamps from Stampo so I did what I could do with what I had I actually think it turned out cute and who can argue with Stampo's dogs:laugh: Thanks again for the encouragement.

fab
04-26-2009, 07:10 PM
Well, now you will have more of his stamps because you won them for using his and for putting it on your blog too. You know you could have played with any stamps but I think sometimes when we are forced to work within a set of constraints it can make us even more creative.

You also could have played using any other stamps you have.

Hey everybody out there you still have about 3 more days.

Stampo
04-26-2009, 07:58 PM
Audrey... please correct your blog as you have an extra s in the URL and it goes to another site... thanks... note the addresses in my signatuie.
www.vivalasvegasstamps.com/ is wrong it has an extra s.... that's why I tend to use stampo.com as people find it easier to spell.

crystalsnap
04-28-2009, 05:21 AM
This was a fun challenge to do!!! It does make me work a little bit harder when I have some sorta constraint. LOL Check out my card in the gallery!!!
Crystal

Stampo
04-28-2009, 08:52 AM
Thanks for playing Crystal... to enter the contest, you need to post your card in this thread. Thanks.

crystalsnap
04-28-2009, 09:05 AM
I've already posted it on this thread....look here (http://www.rubberstampchat.net/showthread.php?t=2609&page=2)!!!

Thanks
Crystal

Char-
04-28-2009, 09:12 AM
Here is my take on the sketch:
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff224/one_who_crops/aprilshowers.jpg
The Stamp is by See D's and was colored with Koh-i-noor colour pencils and Gamsol. The metal butterfly was colored with Copic.

fab
04-28-2009, 11:38 AM
Crystal, thanks for posting it in the gallery too.

Char, this is lovely. Love all the purple tones.

Has anyone volunteered yet for a may challenge?

crystalsnap
04-28-2009, 12:14 PM
Here (http://rusticdaisy.blogspot.com/2009/04/sit-eat-pay-leave.html) is where I posted it on my blog to try to get more people for the challenge. It was posted the day after posting it on here, and yes I used all VLVS stamps too!!! Take a look-see at my other stuff if ya like.
Thanks again
Crystal

Stampo
04-28-2009, 02:51 PM
Thanks, Crystal... I got confused (not unusual for me)... email me your name and address and preference for mounted or unmounted and we'll get your goodies out to you... sorry for the lapse in memory. I love the card and appreciate your promotion on your blog.

Fab, did I miss your card?

http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14749.jpg

piecesandpom
04-28-2009, 03:01 PM
Here's my attempt. I used Beeswax, TAC and SUp stamps.

StamPoor
04-28-2009, 03:17 PM
What a lovely card, Karen!

Stampo
04-28-2009, 03:20 PM
Karen and Char,
Thanks for playing... great cards! It's fun to see all the different variations on the same theme...

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/funny-pictures-cat-likes-how-canada-tastes.jpg

crystalsnap
04-28-2009, 03:36 PM
Stampo...

I sent you a private msg with my info...
Thanks again!
Crystal

fab
04-28-2009, 04:14 PM
Stampo, I guess you did. It was post #32 on this thread.

Karen, this is a charming card. Sometimes it is hard to combine stamps from several sources but these work together in a very unifed way.

Stampo
04-28-2009, 04:58 PM
Now I remember it FAB... sorry... early onset altzheimers you know...

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/4/2/128831555433586994.jpg

fab
04-28-2009, 06:12 PM
I live in a Sun City active retirement community and we don't blame it on Alzheimers.
We just say "I'm old, what do you expect"/

Audreyrose
04-28-2009, 06:55 PM
Stampo, I son't know where you come up with those cute pics, but I sure do love them and they make me smile.

Stampo
04-28-2009, 08:06 PM
Stampo, I son't know where you come up with those cute pics, but I sure do love them and they make me smile.

They're teh cheezburger catz and I follow them on Twitter, Audrey...

http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2009/2/21/128797421505939466.jpg

piecesandpom
04-28-2009, 09:04 PM
Thanks for the words of encouragement.

I don't have a problem combining stamps - to me it's what makes this art form even more fun!

StamPoor
04-29-2009, 11:44 AM
Char, I missed your card before -- purple is one of my favorite colors and iris are among my favorite flowers. Shame on me for skipping a page of posts or something. Anyway, it's beautiful and I loved seeing it.

rsfiend
04-29-2009, 03:06 PM
I used all Viva Las Vegas stamps and it's on my blog, too. http://corner-cathy.blogspot.com/ Thanks.
http://http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_xUObfpUg4WI/SfIqZ3tJCAI/AAAAAAAAAFE/7SMR_WesEvA/s1600-h/viva+las+vegas+entry.jpg

Stampo
04-29-2009, 04:01 PM
Love the frog card, Cathy... wish it would show up here as well as on your blog... also, the link to Viva Las Vegastamps! doesn't work on your Blog and you've got it as Viva Las Vegas Stamps which is incorrect... please email me your name and address and whether you want two mounted stamps or 10 unmounted stamps and we'll get them right out to you. Thanks again for such a fun card!

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/funny-pictures-cat-chooses-what-chick-to-eat.jpg

Stampo
04-29-2009, 04:03 PM
Cathy's card...

fab
04-29-2009, 04:39 PM
Cathy, I think you have to post it on this thread to be in the contest. Hurry, it is almost the end of the month! Stampo has extra prizes for using his stamps and more for putting it on your website. But ya gotta get it here too.

Please also post it to the gallery thread that has most of our contest stuff in one place. It makes it easy to view all there.

Karen.......today I had lunch at a place called "Pom", remindes me of your name here.

fab
04-29-2009, 04:41 PM
Whoops, I missed the end of the thread again. I see Stampo has taken care of things first.

Lady Kestrel
04-29-2009, 05:24 PM
Sorry, I did the same thing!

fab
04-29-2009, 07:13 PM
Oh, well, it feels good to not be alone in the errors. I do like the cat pictures too and if they bring us a smile, that is almost as good as a laugh.

Friday is next month.......is anyone doing the May Challenge?

Lady Kestrel
04-30-2009, 02:22 PM
Stampo,
I finally figured out what I want to do, and I've been working on mine for most of this afternoon. Unfortunately, I have to go out to a meeting in 10 minutes, but I will post it before midnight EDT.

Cynthia

fab
04-30-2009, 03:37 PM
I will look for it in the morning!

Stampo
04-30-2009, 04:10 PM
That's great, Cynthia... you actually have until 3 am EDT. LOL... my dogs are ready to pick a winner tomorrow!

http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14945.jpg

fab
04-30-2009, 06:41 PM
We have not seen a post from Amy in a while here. I hope all is well. I still have not seen any volunteers for next month's challenge. Maybe we won't til after convention in May.

Stampo
04-30-2009, 06:45 PM
Auntie Amy posted the May Challenge this morning, Fab... and Amy posted something today, I thought she'd been MIA too!

fab
04-30-2009, 06:49 PM
Oh Good......I shall go look for it now.

Lady Kestrel
04-30-2009, 11:57 PM
Here's my entry:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v618/Lady_Kestrel/Aprilsketch.jpg
I'm going to use this one for a friend who is retiring from teaching this year. Inside it says, "I'll bring the wine and you bring the lampshades!"

Cow(1870), cat(6459), and dog(6276) - VLVS
Letters & fireworks - Hero Arts
Confetti - from an unknown pull-apart theme set
Background paper (handmade) - purchased in Williamsburg last fall
Solid blue cardstock - a canabalized file folder :)

fab
05-01-2009, 10:36 AM
Well, I'm glad I looked. The background paper is just perfect for this theme. And I love that you told the source of the blue matting......nice recycling job. Thanks for telling us what went inside as it really ties it all together!

Stampo
05-01-2009, 12:12 PM
We have a winner! The dogs picked Crystal Boling's waitress card... congratulations, Crystal... you've won a $100 gift certificate to Viva Las Vegastamps! and I'll email you the code to use to shop... have fun and thanks again to all who participated... there were great cards!

http://www.stampostore.com/images/uploads/14953.jpg

Stampo
05-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Great card Lady Kestral... love the cow! Do you have this on a blog as well? If not, then just let me know whether you want five unmounted stamps or a mounted one. Thanks for playing!

Jeanette
05-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Congratulations Crystal on you win. Enjoy all of your goodies.

Jeanette

StamPoor
05-01-2009, 01:37 PM
Congratulations, Crystal. Have fun with your spending your prize.

Lady Kestrel
05-01-2009, 01:40 PM
Congratulations, Crystal! Enjoy your loot!

Stampo,
I love that cow, too! (I was thinking the bananas could also be chili peppers.) I don't have a blog, but I'll send you a PM.

fab
05-01-2009, 02:59 PM
Congrats Crystal.......I loved your card and you were so speedy getting it up there.

Craftyria
05-01-2009, 04:12 PM
Congratulations Crystal!

I'm very jealous! LOL.

crystalsnap
05-01-2009, 07:13 PM
I cant thank Viva Las Vegastamps enough.... I love their stuff....!!!! As soon as I get some more stamps from them, I'm gonna be posting them like crazy on my blog. So, you may get a few for customers.... !!!

Thanks again.....
crystal

fab
05-01-2009, 07:49 PM
I hope you have all managed to put your entries into the sketch challenge gallery too. It makes it easy to see them all together instead of having to scroll through many pages here.

auscrafts
05-02-2009, 12:39 AM
Congratulations, Crystal

Spideycindy
05-02-2009, 09:42 AM
Congrats Crystal, and Woot, Woot to all the entries! It was alot of fun even for me to lurk at the lovely entries!<3
Spidey

fab
05-02-2009, 10:24 AM
Stampo, your dogs have good taste. Probably liked the food on that card! LOL

Stampo
05-02-2009, 12:06 PM
That's what I thought too... it was the only card with delectable treats on it.

http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/funny-pictures-cat-does-not-want-to-get-neutered.jpg

fab
05-02-2009, 01:14 PM
Now, if you had only told us up front that the dogs would be choosing we could have rubbed our entries with bacon.

XrayAmy
05-02-2009, 02:44 PM
We have not seen a post from Amy in a while here. I hope all is well. I still have not seen any volunteers for next month's challenge. Maybe we won't til after convention in May.

Auntie Amy posted the May Challenge this morning, Fab... and Amy posted something today, I thought she'd been MIA too!

Awe...it's nice to missed. :laugh: I've been busy with new images, an upcoming show next weekend to get ready for, taking care of the Guest Artist and the Spring VC. Just a lot of stuff going on at once right now. :o

XrayAmy
05-02-2009, 02:45 PM
Congratulations Crystal!

fab
05-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Always nice to see you around Amy. Busy is better than sick.

Audreyrose
05-03-2009, 07:27 PM
Congrats Crystal!!!! You are one lucky girl!!