Inspired Thoughts – Floral Hello

Catching up on a few challenges… Subject: The Flower Challenge (#61) Fifth Anniversary Celebration; Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#442); Materials and Tools: The Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#448) Tic Tac Toe Board. All mixed up with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#327) Sketch. Here is the result: Steps: Tic: Die Cut – HexagonContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Floral Hello”

Painted Poppies – Happy Birthday

I thought I would to try to create a no layer card as there are a few challenges that asked for this treatment: Alphabet Challenge (N for No Layers) and Happy Little Stampers CAS (October). I think one of the hardest things to do is create a card that has no layers.  Keeping a cardContinue reading “Painted Poppies – Happy Birthday”

Feels Like Home – Missing You

The clocks are ticking…and I am catching up! Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#524), Theme: Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#455), Color: Color Throw Down Challenge (#661) and Gender: Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#325). Here is the result: Steps: Using the retired stamp sets, By the Dock, Water Front and Snow Front, I created the sceneContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”

Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much

Welcome back!  There are a lot of theme and color challenges this coming week and very few sketches.  Isn’t that the way it goes…feast or famine.  What I always find very interesting is that with so many choices out there, the collective universe always seems to be on the same wave length…so, I am goingContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much”

Count On Me – Happy Anniversary

Another quick post.  Another deadline approaching… Sketch: Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#441) mixed up with Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#128). Here is the result: Steps: The Sweet Ol’ Bear from the Count On Me stamp set was stamped on to a Crumb Cake piece of cardstock with Soft Suede ink.  The image was layered withContinue reading “Count On Me – Happy Anniversary”

ABC / 123 – It’s Back to School for You and Me!

This card is a real mash-up of challenges.  However, getting ready for school was one of my favorite things to do.  Even today, when I pass the School Supply aisles in the store, my heart quickens…So indulge me as I take a trip down memory lane! Sketch: Sketch Saturday Challenge (#672); Theme: Stampin’ Up! OnlyContinue reading “ABC / 123 – It’s Back to School for You and Me!”

Plentiful Plants – Positive Thoughts Friendship Card

I am working on some designs for my cardmaking class tonight.  Yup, I always leave it to the last minute…that is how I roll. And there is always a challenge or two that inspires me.  Sketch: Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#438) and another line from the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#125) highlighted although theContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – Positive Thoughts Friendship Card”

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”

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”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”