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Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop...Sketch 106


Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators who have gathered together for a monthly blog hop.  The blog hop goes live on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.   Join us and enjoy a hop around the world!


This month we have a sketch challenge!  This is Around the World on Wednesday Sketch Challenge #106.


Isn't this a fun sketch?  I have been wanting to use the Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP and this sketch was the perfect opportunity.


The Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP is so pretty.  The print is pearlized so it has subtle shine.  There is a lovely gradation of color as you can see on the 3 strips I used.  There are 5 sheets in the pack and the colors that can be found are Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Misty Moonlight, Mossy meadow, Petunia Pop, Pretty Peacock, and Wild Wheat.  

  • Petunia Pop Card Base- 4-1/4" x 11".
  • Basic White layer 4" x 5-1/4" embossed using the Timber 3D Embossing folder.  This is my current go-to embossing folder when I want some texture but nothing too obvious.
  • Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP  three strips 1/2" x 5-1/4" .
  • Stylish Shapes circle dies #5 (#1 being the smallest) stamped with an image from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set.  Flowers colored using Old Olive and Petunia Pop Stampin' Blends.  The background color is Shy Shamrock (2024-26 In Color) applied with a Blending Brush.
  • Stylish Shapes banner die-sentiment from the Thoughtful Wishes stamp set inked in Memento Tuxedo Black.  The little Petunia Pop gem is from 2024-26 In Color Shimmer Gems.
  • Tiny bow tied using the Petunia Pop Bordered Ribbon.
  • Lots of  Wink of Stella on the flower petals.


  • Basic White CS layer 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Stamped the Thoughtful Wishes image 3 times and colored using Stampin' Blends.
  • Thoughtful Designs Specialty DSP strip 1/2" x 5-1/4" along the side.


Now it is time to check out what the creative and talented Chris Smith has made using the sketch.










Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!  Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - US

Angie McKenzie - US

Kelly Taranto - US

Shel Anderson - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- you are here!

Chris Smith - US

Theresa McEntee - US

Bree Renwick - US

Lori Willcox - CA

Teri West - US


CA Camp-June

The Creativity Abounds Design Team is an international group of 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  We do a monthly blog hop, a monthly tutorial bundle and 3 times a year we hold a stamp camp. 

The Country Birdhouses Stamp Camp will be held onJune 14th an 15th. To register all you need to do is purchase the following products and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9:

  • 163401 Country Birdhouse bundle
  • 163146 Basic Gray& Smoky Slate Pearls
  • 163414 Eyelet 3D Embossing Folder
  • 163417 Petal Pink & White Diagonal Trim Combo Pack
  • 163393 Country Woods Designer Series Paper

If you already own these products simply place an order of $86.75 and use the Host Code TMTUAHE9.  Yes, the stamp camp is FREE with the required purchase.

You will receive 13 kits which will include all the cardstock pieces necessary to make the projects.  You will use your own stamp set, dies, embellishments and DSP.  You will also receive both a written and video tutorial for each project. 

In addition to the 13 projects you will be invited to join a private Facebook group for the camp.  On June 14 and 15  each design team member will present another project using the above products.  These lives will be spread out over the 2 days but they will be recorded so you can watch them when it is convenient for you.  

Hope you will join us!



Cheryll Miller

Such a sweet card Sharon, love the colours. Great take on the sketch and the inside is as pretty as the outside! xx

Angie McKenzie

Such a lovely card with so many delightful details, Sharon! Adding Wink of Stella to the flower petals was a brilliant touch to coordinate with this gorgeous pearlized feature of the DSP strips. Lovely blending of Shy Shamrock, too! xx

Chris Smith

This is such a pretty way to use the specialty paper! It highlights those bitty flowers perfectly and it's a wonderful approach to the sketch.

Bree Renwick

I love the sweet simplicity of this card! The soft shaded Pool Party background really makes the Petunia Pop stand out!

Jan Clothier

I really like this, Sharon. I like the use of that Specialty DSP. It's such a fresh design with the colours you've used and the clean design. It's also interesting to see Thoughtful Wishes used alone without the (admittedly gorgeous) Thoughtful Journey DSP. Lovely card! :-)

Aurélie Fabre

Wow, a big card! That metallic paper is just perfect for the sketch and I love the use of stamps you made on the focal element. Bravo!

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