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”

Quiet Meadow – Hello

Thought I would share this card I created for the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s Challenge (#511) and the current COLOUR INKspiration Challenge (#102). The colors are so soft and pretty together. Here is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Smoky Slate and Gray Granite inks were added to the panelContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Hello”

You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White

Who doesn’t like a graphic black and white design with a pop of color? A few simple elements and you are swinging! Playing with the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#608) and the Colour INKspiration (CI-100) Challenges. Here is the result: Steps: Rings: Magenta Madness (1⅞”), Bermuda Bay (2⅜”) and Gorgeous Grape (1⅜”).  The Rings were createdContinue reading “You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White”

In Bloom – Happy Birthday

We are starting over again.  New stamps, new ideas…sketches never go out of style!  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS001. Not sure what happened re: Sunday. I just a chance to work on this sketch today. Hope you will like it! Colors were inspired by the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#100).  The theme was chosen toContinue reading “In Bloom – Happy Birthday”

Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes

More deadlines…working with the CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge today (#419) and the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#99). Such soft pretty colors and a sweet little sketch. Here is the result. Steps: I started with a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the Leafy Vine image from the Quite Curvy stamp set in SoftContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes”

Color & Contour – Thank You

Playing and playing with some of the new products and mixing them up with the stash of some other goodies found in The Studio. Creating for a few challenges:  Sketch – Paper Players (PP538), Colors – Colour INKspiration (CI98), Theme and Materials – Paper Craft Crew (PCC424). And this is the result: For the PCC424Continue reading “Color & Contour – Thank You”

Be Awesome – There is Nothing Better!

I created this card for the Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI97. These are fun colors to work with. To create my color collage, I chose to use the backside of Dots from the Life is Beautiful stamp set. The colors: Rococo Rose, Calypso Color, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry were stamped off once and randomlyContinue reading “Be Awesome – There is Nothing Better!”

Dandy Floral Art Gallery – Best Wishes

Time for this week’s Sunday Sketch – SS047.  I chose to use the colors suggested by the Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI96. Here is what I created: These are the steps I followed: I started with a (3”) square of the Petal Pink colored Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and die-cut the circle withContinue reading “Dandy Floral Art Gallery – Best Wishes”

Happy Thoughts – Brilliant Butterflies

I was invited to be a guest designer for the new Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI96.  This is such an honor.  I have such fun participating in this particular challenge.  Isn’t this a wonderful Spring image? Hoping you like what I came up with…I created a colorful backdrop for the fantastic new Butterflies in theContinue reading “Happy Thoughts – Brilliant Butterflies”

Dandy Birthday Wishes

The new Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI95 colors are so lovely this time around.  The image is wonderfully exotic too and had me dreaming up an idea… Here is what I created: These are the steps I followed: I chose Shimmery White cardstock because it has a heavier weight and I was going to abuseContinue reading “Dandy Birthday Wishes”