Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together

A couple of deadline are looming and I wanted to play with them… Sketch Only: FUSION Card Challenge (Lemon Hydrangea); Theme: Paper Players Challenge (#552) and Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#431). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (2¾” x 2¾”) Basic White cardstock.  The Little Girls on the Beach and the SeagullContinue reading “Beautiful Moments by the Sea – Doing it Together”

Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts

Can you tell that I was away from the Studio for several weeks?  Lots of challenges to catch up on before the month is through and deadlines are looming. Over at TGIF, the challenge is to decorate an envelope.  I do not do this too often unless the card is for someone very special.  I,Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts”

Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!

Is it only me that cannot believe how fast the world turns?  You blink and another year has gone by… Inspiration from the following: SKETCH: Fab Friday Challenges (#217) and COLOR: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenges (#427). Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Crushed Curry cardstock double dry-embossed.  Bottom inch withContinue reading “Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!”

Art Gallery – Floral Thanks

The CAS Color & Sketch Challenge (#492) this week is a double.  The color choice had me diving into my paper storage bins and hunting out retired ink pads.  What fun to play with the old and mixing it with the new! Here is the result: Steps: Square Card Base: (8½” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Art Gallery – Floral Thanks”

Let’s Celebrate – Just Because

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #SimpleStamping Challenge.  For the month of June, the theme was “Just Because” and we were encouraged to use a punch in addition to Stamp, Paper and Ink. Keeping this challenge in mind, I mixed it up with the current sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches (#425).  For myContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate – Just Because”

Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow? Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274). Here is the result: To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps. Continue reading “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment”

Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday

Having some fun with a few challenges today.  I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow! Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#423), Sentiment/Theme/ Colors: Seize The Birthday – Nautical (#216), Theme: Make My Monday (#150) Outdoor Fun. Here is the result: Steps: Shapes / Circles (1) and (2):Continue reading “Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday”

A Good Man – Dad Remembered

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#662): Choose from the Archives (#279) and picking the theme from The Spot Challenge (#164), the Materials from The Paper Players (#523): Tic Tac Toe Challenge with the colors suggested by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#422). Creating a dream sequence where my father is stillContinue reading “A Good Man – Dad Remembered”

Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship

May 31st…where has the month gone?  I wanted to do a little water-coloring and looked through my stash for an image that would be fun to play with.  I selected a flower from the retired stamp set Forever Florals and chose the sentiment from Grace’s Garden to go with it. Sketch: CAS Colours & SketchesContinue reading “Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship”

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”