Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season

Welcome back!  How about an unconventional colored Holiday card? Sketch: Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#374), Colors: Sunday Stamps (#267), Theme: Happy Little Stampers October (Christmas) and Occasion: Watercooler Wednesday (#326). Here is the result: Steps: Circle Element: (1⅝”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Joyful Season, from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set was coloredContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season”

See The Good – I See You!

It is time to show you what I created for my personal INQUE SPOT STUDIO’s WEEKEND CHALLENGE and SUNDAY SKETCH.  I combined the two. I aim to keep you stamping with these challenges.  I hope you had a chance to play along.  The challenges are posted to my Facebook Business Page and my Instagram account.Continue reading “See The Good – I See You!”

Balloon Bash – Hooray!

Hi and welcome back.  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a few things going on…So, I have combined a number of challenges for today’s card. Keeping it simple: Stampin’ Up!’s #SimpleStamping Challenge for September – Birthdays, CAS on Fridays Theme Challenge (#213) – Balloons, Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge (#372) – Petal Pink,Continue reading “Balloon Bash – Hooray!”

Daisy Garden Spotlight – Thank You

Hey, Welcome back! The Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog Team’s Challenge stamp set choice for today is the fabulous Daisy Garden Background stamp.  There is so much you can do with it. I kept it simple matching it up with the Hand Stamped Sentiment Sketch Challenge (#371) that influenced me to use the Spotlight TechniqueContinue reading “Daisy Garden Spotlight – Thank You”

Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

These two stamp sets:  Quiet Meadow and Nature’s Harvest go so well together.  Nature’s Harvest will be available next month as it debuts in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set was my first pick from the catalog! Inspiration for this card came from several sources: The Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551),Continue reading “Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

Golden Anniversary – Congratulations

It so happens that I have been invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a friend.  I, of course, needed to create a card. Lots of inspiration out there in the challenge blog world this week… FUSION – Summer Dreamin’ for the Sketch and a pick up on the soft whites and beiges along withContinue reading “Golden Anniversary – Congratulations”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch

My take on this week’s Sunday Sketch Challenge – SS005. The choice of stamp set – Celebrate Sunflowers was influenced by the Color Challenge presented by Hand Stamped Sentiments (#366). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: Sunflowers.  The smaller Sunflower image was stamped twice on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock using MementoContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch”

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!”

Garden Wishes – True Friend

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday (#661) Challenge and combining it with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (#364) along with the TGIF Material Challenge (#318). Flowers, Pinks, Greens, a touch of Gold…such pretty pictures. And this is the result: Steps: I dry-embossed a quarter sheet (4¼” x 5½”) of Basic White cardstock withContinue reading “Garden Wishes – True Friend”

Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy

It just so happens that I need such a card.  Sympathy cards are my least favorite occasion to create for.  That being said, this card will be on its way in Monday’s post. I chose the layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC420), the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS363) and there is a current theme challengeContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy”