Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

A Nice Cuppa – With a Friend

Welcome back to the work week.  I have a bright and bold card for you today! I got to make choices:  Just Add Ink (#607) and Tic, Tac, Toe (#165). And I chose the colors from Cupcake Inspiration (#546) and loosely based the layout on the Inspire Create (#118) Sketch. Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “A Nice Cuppa – With a Friend”

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found You

Hello and welcome back.  Alas, it is Week Four and therefore this is my last day as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May.  It was a pleasure to be asked and I hope I get the opportunity to participate again. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#471)Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found You”

Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#296) is the theme Wildlife. Again, I chose a Deer.  The majestic stag from the retired Nature’s Beauty stamp set is one of my favorite wildlife images. I complimented my scene with images from the new Grassy Grove stamp set and the sentiment from the Nothings Better ThanContinue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart

Welcome back!  How about a mash up of a few challenges? I started with the Inspire Create Challenge Sketch (#113) and turned it into a Fun Fold for the Creative Creases Challenge (#28).  Over at Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge (#4), in addition to using Embossing Folders and Powders, I added the color GreenContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart”

Flowers of Friendship – Heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Tuesday!! Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#347) and Stampin’ Through the Catalog Facebook Challenges. We have a Sketch, we have a Sentiment but we need more… …Colors: Inspire Create Challenge (#112) and Tools – Embossing Folder(s): Can You Handle the Pressure (#3) with a Twist and Just Us Girls (#623). Let’s see what happened: Steps: CardContinue reading “Flowers of Friendship – Heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day”

Special Moments – Good Luck Gift Package

It is not too often that I create gift packaging or Dimensional projects however there is such a challenge over at Inpire.Create.Challenge (#111) this week so, I will give it a try. Floating around the crafty-sphere, I came across an interesting 3D gift packaging idea created by Alison Primmer-Bradley (L’Atelier D’Alison) that felt new andContinue reading “Special Moments – Good Luck Gift Package”

Artfully Layered – Blessings of Home Floral Thank You

Such a dark day today.  I don’t know about you, but dark days zap my mojo.  Had a hard time getting started on this project… Sketch: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#276), Colors: Inspire Create Challenge (#110) and Technique Style: Happy Little Stamper Watercolor Challenge (February). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Artfully Layered – Blessings of Home Floral Thank You”

Special Moments – In the Moment

Playing with a number of challenges today.  So very inspiring! Sketch: Inspire Create (#109), Theme: Time Out (#206) and Colors: Double Trouble (#103) and Inspiration Station (#23). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Blushing Bride cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Abstract Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper.  TheContinue reading “Special Moments – In the Moment”