Nature’s Harvest – Thank You

…and I am back…had a very lovely visit with family…but time to get back to creating… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#508) with the colors from the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#109). Keeping it Simple – Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image – Echinacea:  Very Vanilla cardstock (2⅝” x 3⅞”).  The Blossoms image andContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thank You”

In Your Words – Smile!

The last card for today to complete the outstanding September challenges. Stamp Set: Stamping Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge for today and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.  (I missed this one …time zone / time out – oh well). I mixed these two challenges with the current Color: Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#108) andContinue reading “In Your Words – Smile!”

Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary

A few more challenges…Wedding White with gold and/or silver just won’t cut it with my husband…something a little more down to earth is more his style. The optional element for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch challenge (#522) was Anniversary.  Down to earth is clean and simple so I selected one of the linesContinue reading “Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary”

Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog today!  I needed a birthday card for a little fellow and thought I could combine a bunch of challenges… Theme #1: Retro Rubber Challenge (#165) Transportation, Theme #2: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#221) By The Sea, Theme #3: Just Add Ink Challenge (#569) Just Add “N” – Nautical, Color:Continue reading “Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday”

Soft Spring – Thank You

Had a great group of Girls over for class today.  We had a lot of fun! But it is time to get back to business…challenge deadlines are looming… A sweet little sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (#619) led me to a favorite retired stamp set, Soft Spring.  I picked the colors from the FacebookContinue reading “Soft Spring – Thank You”

Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas

It is a hot one today!  Although, here in the South, the temperatures never seem to be “cold”, I am thinking about Christmas. Holiday card making classes start at the end of this month, so I am trying out a few options. I am a traditional Red and Green Girl but it is interesting sometimesContinue reading “Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas”

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”