Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much

Welcome back!  There are a lot of theme and color challenges this coming week and very few sketches.  Isn’t that the way it goes…feast or famine.  What I always find very interesting is that with so many choices out there, the collective universe always seems to be on the same wave length…so, I am goingContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much”

Harvest Meadow – Thank You

Time to case the catalog…this week, it is a card found in the Sale-a-bration Brochure on page 3.  Not quite ready for Christmas, so let’s have some fun combining a few challenges! Sketch: Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#319); Materials: As You See It Challenge (#257) and Theme: Global Design Project (#307). Here is the result:Continue reading “Harvest Meadow – Thank You”

Pretty Kitty – Blank Card

My upcoming WEEKEND CHALLENGE is SIMPLICITY.  It is always difficult to remember that sometimes “Less is More”.  I am trying to embrace this concept.  We often have lots of supplies at our disposal and it is so tempting to just add a little more… To wit, I combined a number of challenges that are outContinue reading “Pretty Kitty – Blank Card”

Hand-Penned Petals – Here for You

Never seems that I actually get the Tuesday Case the Catalog Challenge completed on Tuesday…so it is time to catch up! Sketch: Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#315); Color: As You See It Challenge (#255) and Theme, Material and Style: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#124). Here is the result: Tic = Flower…Hand-Penned Petal stamp set, Tac =Continue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Here for You”

Biggest Wish – Hello

My second speed challenge.  What can you make in under 10 minutes?  The As You See It Challenge (#253) asked if you can do it and use Foliage as your theme. Here is the result: How long do you think it took? Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock. AccentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm

Today, I am tackling the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#609) and chose the theme suggested by the As You See It team (#252). Here is the result: Stormy weather suggested a monochromatic color scheme. Steps: Focal Image: (2⅜” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The Rectangle image from the Watercolor Shapes stamp set was stamped with 2ndContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm”

Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday

I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  So exciting!  Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity.   Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity. You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color,Continue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday”

Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

I should be in the garden – the real one, but I am in the Studio garden…playing with the new stamp set / die bundle: Artistically Inked and the Artistic Dies. Today, I worked with the Global Design Project Case (#292) and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#420) and this fit withContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday”

A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby

Having fun with a few more challenges… Sketch – Just Add Ink (#553); Subject – CAS on Sunday (#204) and Color – AS You See It (#249). And this is the result: Steps: I chose the sweet little Honey Bear from the retired A Little Wild stamp set for the Baby.  Inked in Soft SuedeContinue reading “A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby”

Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You

I love playing along with the various Card Challenges that are out in the blog world.  A little inspiration goes a long way. So, today, my starting point was the sketch over at As You See It – AYSI248.  The colors were inspired by the selection over at the Color Throw Down – CTD640.  TheContinue reading “Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You”