Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#309) was mixed with the Global Design Project Color Challenge (#297) and the TGIF Technique Challenge (#321). A fun and friendly Peek-a-Boo Birthday card… Here is what I created: Steps: Daisy Cut-Outs: (1⅜” x 2¾”) and (1” x 2⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool, the largeContinue reading “Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend”

Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake

The Global Design Project Challenge (#296) is to case a card created by Emma Goddard.  My inspiration for this C.A.S.E. (copy and selectively edit), was the photo presented by The Card Concept Challenge (#157).    Vacations at the Lake, a lazy day in the boat and a Hudson’s Bay Blanket to throw over your legsContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake”

Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch. I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge. Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing andContinue reading “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow”

Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing

With pride, I dedicate this card to many of my friends… Strong and resilient as Hammered Metal, you move through the world with grace and kindness.  Each of you unique. I love you and you are truly amazing! Steps: Colored Strips of cardstock were sourced from my storage bins and trimmed (4” x ¼’) inContinue reading “Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing”

Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#305) features the new stamp set Plentiful Plants and the colors suggested by the Global Design Project Team (#293). I am back in the 70’s and in my Mother’s Living Room… Steps: Focal Image: All pieces were die-cut with the coordinating Perfect Plant Dies. The Clay Pot was stampedContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart”

Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

I should be in the garden – the real one, but I am in the Studio garden…playing with the new stamp set / die bundle: Artistically Inked and the Artistic Dies. Today, I worked with the Global Design Project Case (#292) and the colors from CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#420) and this fit withContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday”

Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#303) was combined with the Global Design Project (#291) Theme Challenge and the TGIF Color Challenge (#315). This is a nice sketch.  I love the color combo and creating birthday cards is always fun! And this is the result: Steps: Very popular at the moment is the Alcohol BlendingContinue reading “Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!”

Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For

We are planning a little break in the house of Johnstone and I am working hard at getting ahead with a few more challenges… Sketch – Global Design Project (#290); Colours – CAS Colours & Sketches (#418) and Theme – Make My Monday (#147). And this is the result: Steps: Three elements on the sketchContinue reading “Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For”

Butterfly Bijou – Making Magic

Another challenge deadline is coming up fast.  I really liked the suggested sketch this week from the Paper Craft Crew – PCC423 and played with the current colors suggested by the Global Design Team – GDP289. I have been creating projects with the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and had a few pieces on myContinue reading “Butterfly Bijou – Making Magic”

Best Year – Vintage Birthday

This week, I actually have the stamp set suggested for Thursday’s Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge.  Best Year is a versatile stamp set with a lot of great sentiments with carryforward statements for the inside of the card. The general layout for the card I created was inspired by the current Global Design Project ChallengeContinue reading “Best Year – Vintage Birthday”