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!”

A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend

Farm House / Shabby Chic is something I love to look at but rarely use for inspiration in my card making. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#322) is just that.  A favorite of Andrea Tracy-Tucker – Designer of the Month.  I chose to use the color palette suggested by the Fab Friday team (#216).Continue reading “A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend”

Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique

Last week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping was a technique.  I just got it completed. The technique I chose was Misted Watercolor.  The tutorial can be found on Split Coast Stampers.  I so enjoy water coloring and I wanted to share this with you. Over at Fab Friday, the current challenge (#215) is toContinue reading “Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique”

Shapes & Colors – Happy Hello

We all learned our colors and shapes with Building Blocks. The current sketch from the Paper Craft Crew (#428) made me think of this fundamental lesson.  Especially when paired up with the new Watercolor Shapes stamp set.   I kept the concept but altered the design layout.  I chose to use the current color challenge fromContinue reading “Shapes & Colors – Happy Hello”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges…Inspiration came from the following: Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#658); Color – Fab Friday (#212) and Technique – TGIF (#314) And this is the result: Steps: To create the Ombre effect on my three panel strips (⅝” x 3”), I used a variety ofContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”