Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card

Some Sundays just get off to a slow start… A few clean and simple (CAS) style challenges came together quickly. AAA Cards (#223) for the theme, Addicted to CAS (#228) for the subject and Less is More (#472) for the color. Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make…yet I love a black and whiteContinue reading “Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card”

Pansy Petals Birthday

Sharing another card that I created this afternoon. A very pretty floral birthday card. My materials and color choices were influenced by two challenges: Less Is More (#472) and Color Dare (#511).   Here is the result: Steps: The Leaf Sprigs and the Pansies were arranged and adhered around the Oval Frame.  The Pansies wereContinue reading “Pansy Petals Birthday”

Perfect Pomegranate – Fab!

Welcome back!  Another quick clean and simple card for you this morning with a bit of framing detail.  Blue and Green is such a fresh color combination and one of my favorites.  I have combined the Color Throwdown (#706) challenge with the Less Is More (#471) Theme challenge.  Hope you like it! Here is theContinue reading “Perfect Pomegranate – Fab!”

Summer Solstice

Happy Saturday!  Hope you have some time to play and be creative… Today, I am keeping it simple and playing with the Theme from Less Is More (#470), the Colors suggested by the Global Design Project (#353) Team and the Tuesday Morning (#668) Sketch. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Summer Solstice”

Yuletide Christmas – Itty Bitty Christmas Greeting

Welcome back!  Ever have a project that just seems to be a comedy of errors?  Well, this was one of those. Working with the Less Is More (#469) Traditional Christmas challenge. This was originally going to be a single layer CAS card.  Somehow, I was a real fumble fingers and smeared ink left and right.Continue reading “Yuletide Christmas – Itty Bitty Christmas Greeting”

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”

Through It Together – I Miss You

A very clean and simple one layer card for you today…black and white with a pop of color. Three Challenges: AAA Cards (#217), Less Is More (#467) and Paper Players (#596). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored at 5½”) Basic White Thick cardstock. The Butterfly image from the retired SereneContinue reading “Through It Together – I Miss You”

Splendid Thoughts – Sending Hugs

Afternoon playdate in the Studio. Taking inspiration from the current Time Out Challenge (#215), I selected to give you a sneak peek of a new stamp set, Splendid Thoughts that will debut in the new Holiday Mini Catalog available in July. I also decided to keep this card clean and simple.  You know that isContinue reading “Splendid Thoughts – Sending Hugs”

Animal Outing – Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome back.  I am pleased to let you know that I have been invited to be a guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#468) this week is Color: Additional Inspiration: Theme: Crafter’s Café (#284) and Cookie Challenge (#168), SketchContinue reading “Animal Outing – Welcome Little One”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”