Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#288) is to create a card using Something that begins with “P”.  I chose Patterned Paper. With the new 2022 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure launching this month, there are a lot of new options…I selected to use the new Tropical Layers Dies and mix it upContinue reading “Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best”

Etched in Nature – Just For You

Very cool and rainy day here…so I chose to play in the Studio. I started with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#519). I added the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#676) and two elements from the Just Add Ink Challenge (#587).  Here is what I made: Steps: Paper:  Cold Press 140 lb. WatercolorContinue reading “Etched in Nature – Just For You”

Awesome Otters – It’s Birthday Time

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#287) is to have fun with Spots and/or Stripes. With the 2022 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure launching this month, there are a lot of great new options… I selected to use the new FREE Sale-a-bration Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper pack for the delightfully funContinue reading “Awesome Otters – It’s Birthday Time”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch. Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me.  It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together.  This week the challenge was to try a technique usingContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”

Stitched Stars – Winter Peace and Happiness

Chasing another deadline…and I mixed it up with a few others… The current Global Design Project Challenge (#320) is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) a lovely card created by Kayla McCreadie.  I selected a Winter Themed Holiday card and my inspiration take-aways were: a) Layered Die-Cuts, b) Blended Background, c) Soft Background Wording, andContinue reading “Stitched Stars – Winter Peace and Happiness”

Merry Little Christmas

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#332).  My choice of colors, materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  Tic Tac Toe (#141) and Inspiration photographs from Just Add Ink (#582) and Just Us Girls (#612).  Let the fun begin… Challenge: TTTC141 * TicContinue reading “Merry Little Christmas”

Holiday Splendor – Merry

I am back!  A few days R&R.  Four missed challenges (can’t get them all sometimes) and a bit of catch up this evening on a few more challenges before I miss their deadlines too! Sketch and Theme:  Inspired By (#196); Tools, Materials and Colors: As You See It (#263) and additional Materials: Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Holiday Splendor – Merry”

Delivering Cheer – Wrapped in Love

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#330). I did change the orientation to vertical from horizontal and flipped the two panels putting the taller one on top of wider one.  My choice of materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Delivering Cheer – Wrapped in Love”

In the Moment – Relax Your Way

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#284) is to use Checks, Gingham and/or Plaid. By adding color to a black and white patterned piece of paper, you can make it work for any color scheme.  For this card, I added Pool Party ink with a Brayer to the checked pattern found in the HostessContinue reading “In the Moment – Relax Your Way”

A True Friend Touches Your Heart

Sometimes you just need a card that expresses how you feel and the message is the center piece.  I picked the sketch layout from the “Clean Team” over at Freshly Made Sketches (Challenge #511) asking you to keep your card clean and fresh.  The colors suggested by the Team over at Just Add Ink (ChallengeContinue reading “A True Friend Touches Your Heart”