Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor

Welcome back! Fall may actually be here.  The temperature has dropped, and I have a few red leaves on my Maple tree. Several challenges are pursuing a Fall theme and I created this card influenced by them.  Inspiration Station (#39), Make the Cards (#63), Tic Tac Toe (#178) and Global Design Project (#359). Here isContinue reading “Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor”

Ocean Front – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  I have a sweet clean and simple #simplestamping card for you today. Playing with: Facebook Colour INKspiration (#128), CASology (#406), Inspiration Station (#36) and Stampin’ Up!’s Simple Stamping Challenge (September). Here is the result:  Steps: Are you tempted to just “Jump In” into this beautiful blue ocean after running down the “Sandy” beach?Continue reading “Ocean Front – Thinking of You”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Bike Ride – Happy Paths

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge (#394) and the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday Sketch challenge (#366).   It is fun when you are on a design team, and you are able to combine challenges creating synergy. For Hand Stamped Sentiments, I opted for the upper left inspiration photograph and selected the Bicycle.  TheContinue reading “Bike Ride – Happy Paths”

It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!

Holiday weekend and some more time to play.  Welcome back!  I have another clean and simple card for you. Creating for a few more challenges.  Inspiration – Just Add Ink (#610), Style – Tic Tac Toe (#168), Theme – Inspiration Station (#33) and the Sketch only – FUSION (June 23, 2022). Here is the result: Continue reading “It’s a Panda Party – Celebrate Today!”

Let It Ride

Welcome back!  A few challenges have collided suggesting that I dig out a favorite stamp set. CASology (#404), Inspiration Station (#32) and Just Us Girls (#639). I chose the current Freshly Made Sketches (#542) and went for a very clean and simple look using the tools suggested by Less Is More (#468). Here is theContinue reading “Let It Ride”

Daring Adventure – Guy Greetings

More testosterone…with Father’s Day around the corner, many, many masculine challenges abound.  So here is one more… Double Trouble (#113) partnering with Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#559).  How about adding elements from Tic Tac Toe (#166) and Inspiration Station (#31). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Guy Greetings”

Floral Celebration – Celebrating You

Today I am playing with a new stamp set (to me) Floral Celebration from Close To My Heart.  I received this stamp set as a winner of a random draw from the Double Trouble team.  It only seems fitting that I use it on the newest Double Trouble Challenge (#111). Additional Inspiration: Sketch: Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Floral Celebration – Celebrating You”

Celebrate With Flowers – Rain or Shine

Still trying to catch up on challenges deadlines…another quick clean and simple card based on the CAS Colours & Sketches – Sketch (#467). Additional Inspiration: Theme: Inspiration Station (#28), Alphabet Letter (B), Time Out (#212), and Color: Color Hues (#39). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic WhiteContinue reading “Celebrate With Flowers – Rain or Shine”

Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny

Easter is quickly approaching and so many challenges have selected this occasion for their current theme.  So, let’s play!  Starting with The Card Concept (#172) Easter Blessings with selected Colors. Double Trouble (#107) Create a scene, add a bunny and partner with Cupcake Inspiration (#541) Bunnies. Inspiration Station (#27) with a smorgasbord of tasty ideas. Continue reading “Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny”