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Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Sketch Challenge, Stars and Stamps | 8 comments

Sketch Challenge #205

Good Morning Peeps! It’s hard to believe we only have 3 days left in this year…where does the time go? I want to thank each and every one of you who participated in this year’s sketch challenges. You have all provided tons of inspiration to everyone who looks at the Stars & Stripes blog.

It seems a lot of folks have down time between Christmas and New Year’s, and a lot of them fill the time making cards. Here’s an idea: You can revisit the older sketches to make cards. Print out the PDF of all 200 sketches plus all the Bonus sketches. I’ve already done this so I’ll be ready with some designs in case I get stumped along the way. The link for this PDF is here. Of course I’ll be back next week with a new sketch.

This week’s sketch is a great CAS [clean and simple] card. It will also be easy to make multiples.


The inspiration for this week’s is from a card by the creative Cindy. You can find this card on her blog Mostly Markers – Cards. The link is here. I love the color combo Cindy used!

205 sample

Well peeps, I’m going to scoot and make some cards using this sketch… and yes, I’ll be using past sketches I’ve never tried before as well. Come on… join me! Time to start the New Year’s countdown: 10… 9… 8… 7… 6……


  1. Marlene and Cindy. Ooooh, me gusta mucho! This is a fab design and sketch. I can see this getting a lot of use around these parts. Thanks!

    • Thanks for the OBDB reminder Adele. I just added the masculine version and it says I’m #50.

  2. Thank you Marlene for all your 2013 sketch challenges, and for making my card into a sketch. It will be fun to see what everyone does with it!

    • You’re very welcome Cindy. We are getting some terrific cards made with this sketch.

  3. I just love how the arrows point right to the sentiment in Cindy’s design!

  4. i really like this sketch! funny because a good chunk of the cards i’ve been making lately have been similar!

  5. Great sketch; great inspiration card, Cindy; and awesome cards posted!!


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