Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Keeping it simple and having a play with colors and coloring. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning (#611) and Color Throw Down (#648) Here is the result: Steps: Floral Panel: (2⅞” x 4¾”) True Love Designer Series Paper colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Soft SeaContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible

There a few challenges out there that are looking for a CAS style of card.  CAS (Clean and Simple) is very hard for me to do.  I always want to add a little bit more, especially texture.  This time I kept the card very clean. Inspired by the following challenges.  Subject / Style: The PaperContinue reading “Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible”

Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!

A few more challenges…Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#610) and Style and Theme: Happy Little Stampers June CAS.  I chose the colors from another challenge that unfortunately decided to take a break, but they were fun colors!  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Here is what I created: Steps: Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½’)” Basic WhiteContinue reading “Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!”

Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

A Garden full of Thanks

Two challenges today.  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#510) and Tic Tac Toe (#118).  I opted to combine the White-on-White technique with the suggested sketch with TSOT510 and the row I chose from TTTC118 allowed me to choose a color, in this case Shimmery White and a CAS (clean and simple) design.  The center square isContinue reading “A Garden full of Thanks”

Bamboo Beauty – Strength

One of my favorite challenges has a deadline today…got to get cracking! The challenges that I combined are – Sketch: Just Add Ink (#558), Colors: The Paper Players (#545), and Theme: CASology (Week 392). Here is the result: Steps: Shape / Circle: (2⅝”) Shimmery White cardstock die-cut with one of the Layering Circle Dies. TheContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Strength”

Many Layered Summer Blossoms – Friends

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#308) was mixed with both the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#117) and the CAS on Friday Challenge (#207). Here is what I created: A pretty yellow bouquet of flowers.  So fresh, so bright! I have wanted to do a paper-piecing with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies since they becameContinue reading “Many Layered Summer Blossoms – Friends”

Natural Textures – Hello Friend

A really quick and easy card when you just have to get it out in the post.  Truly a #SimpleStamping card! I combined the challenges I set out for you to keep you stamping and engaged.  What did you make? Here is the result: The image I selected to illustrate the Masculine theme was aContinue reading “Natural Textures – Hello Friend”

Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!

Every month Stampin’ Up! creates a #SimpleStamping Challenge and this month in addition to just Stamps, Paper and Ink, we are encouraged to use a Punch.  With this in mind, I gave the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge (#365) a try. Here is the result: For my color scheme, I went with the tone-on-toneContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!”

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”