Beautifully Hand-Penned – Thanks

To showcase the new Sale-a-bration Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper and how nicely it goes with the Hand-Penned Petals Suite, I chose to combine a few challenges. Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#437); Subject/Theme: Global Design Project (#303) and Colors: Just Add Ink (#565). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Beautifully Hand-Penned – Thanks”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Mixing it up!  Having fun combining a few challenges: Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#432), Color: Just Add Ink (#560), Stamp Set: Stampin’ Through the Catalog (Celebrate with Flowers – June 27, 2021). I decided to flip the Sketch 90 degrees.  Here is the result: Steps: Three Rectangle Blocks: Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Left Block (¾” xContinue reading “Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color challenge.  The color choices were inspired by the photograph. Choose at least three when making your project. Anything goes…however, I was inspired by the nautical influence for my card today. These colors were combined with two other challenges today.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#425) andContinue reading “Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!”

Bamboo Beauty – Strength

One of my favorite challenges has a deadline today…got to get cracking! The challenges that I combined are – Sketch: Just Add Ink (#558), Colors: The Paper Players (#545), and Theme: CASology (Week 392). Here is the result: Steps: Shape / Circle: (2⅝”) Shimmery White cardstock die-cut with one of the Layering Circle Dies. TheContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Strength”

Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday

I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  So exciting!  Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity.   Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity. You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color,Continue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday”

Brilliant Wings – Thank You So Much

How is it that when you take a little time for yourself on the weekend, you end up so behind? Just catching up! Sketch: Fusion (Thank You), Colors: Just Add Ink (#555), and Materials: TGIF (#317) I chose just the Sketch and all products used to create this card can be found in the 2021/2022Continue reading “Brilliant Wings – Thank You So Much”

Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte

Playing with a few challenges today.  It is always fun when one challenge sparks an idea and you are able to tie it in to several other favorites challenges. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#485), Colors: Just Add Ink (#554), Materials: The Paper Players (#514) and additional Materials and Theme: Tic Tac Toe (#113). And thisContinue reading “Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte”

A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby

Having fun with a few more challenges… Sketch – Just Add Ink (#553); Subject – CAS on Sunday (#204) and Color – AS You See It (#249). And this is the result: Steps: I chose the sweet little Honey Bear from the retired A Little Wild stamp set for the Baby.  Inked in Soft SuedeContinue reading “A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby”

Butterfly – Thank You

I wanted to try my hand at Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Blog Challenge for May.  The theme is Thank You. I was influenced/inspired by several other challenges… Sketch – Case-ing Tuesday (#302); Colors – Just Add Ink (JAI552); Styling – TIC TAC TOE (TTTC111).  The Tic Tac Toe line includes Embossing, Layers and Scallops.  TheContinue reading “Butterfly – Thank You”