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”

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”

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”

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”

Under My Umbrella – Showers of Flowers

Last week’s Sunday Sketch – SS041 got away from me as it is already Friday.  It is a great layout for a scene.  A week ago, a fellow Demonstrator made a card that caught my imagination and reminded me that I really like the stamp set she used and I was inspired to case herContinue reading “Under My Umbrella – Showers of Flowers”

Happy Birthday – True Love / Art Gallery

Colour INKspiration – CI93 has been bumbling around in my head since last Tuesday, February 9th. This is such a great image. I love a bright green and a bold blue. The sandy color was what was throwing me…  I sat down to work on a sketch challenge but got inspired by scraps of theContinue reading “Happy Birthday – True Love / Art Gallery”