Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two Challenges in One

Hey Stampers!
I'm curious... have you ever heard of card challenges in the papercrafting world?  Have you ever participated in one?  I have observed them from the sidelines for a couple of years now, not feeling like I had the time to think it through and participate.  With my new found unemployment?/retirement? I decided I should give it a go.  One challenge I particularly like is called Mojo Monday. Their challenge changes each Monday and revolves around a particular layout design that you are required to follow.  Another challenge that has intrigued me is a color challenge where you are to use specific Stampin'Up! colors.  Once I decided to go for it, I decided to jump in with both feet and combine both challenges... a Mojo Monday design with Color Challenge colors. Here's my card and then I'll give you some more details:

The Color Challenge was from Splitcoast Stampers Tuesday Color Challenge. This week it was black and Real Red. I needed a valentine for my hubby so that's where I went with it.   Here's a link to that site:

Splitcoast Stampers color challenge

The layout from Mojo Monday was very specific. Design layouts give you the skeleton of a design and you are free to incorporate what you want for a theme, colors, etc.  Here's the link:

Mojo Monday

I enjoyed my first attempt and plan on doing this some more... maybe several times a week if I can. My goal is to progress in my design/color/technique skills as an artist and card maker and pay more attention to what the rest of the world is doing in this hobby and learn from them.

Let me know if you decide to try a challenge!  It's fun!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Card challenges are what keep me making cards these days! Photography takes up most of my time, but I don't want to stop making cards, either. This is such a pretty card!

  2. Such a fun little valentine. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

    1. Thanks... it was fun, hoping to do many more!

  3. I think you did a nice job working with the pattern paper and the sentiments are lovely.