A Study in Red – Something Fancy Valentine

Welcome to the weekend!  Time to play in the Studio… Several challenges are going Red…and at this time of the year red often goes with a Valentine.  So here is my clean and simple take. Today’s Line-Up: Festive Friday (#126), Give a Crafter a Cookie (#176), Inkspirational (#282) , Paper Craft Crew (#503) and bringingContinue reading “A Study in Red – Something Fancy Valentine”

Holiday Berries

Welcome back!  It is the end of the week, and I am getting prepped for my weekend but before I do, I have a no sentiment Holiday card for you. Playing with the colors suggested by the Facebook Colour INKspiration (#131) challenge along with the sketch from Sunday Stamps (#294) tying in elements from theContinue reading “Holiday Berries”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first? My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch? Continue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Texture Chic – Falling Leaves

How does a whole week go by, and you still seem to be chasing your tail?  Or in this case a challenge deadline… Fall themes are everywhere at the moment, and here are the challenges that inspired me.  Paper Players (#611), Paper Craft Crew (#487) and Alphabet (Letter N) along with Tic Tac Toe (#182)Continue reading “Texture Chic – Falling Leaves”

Soft Seedlings – Hello

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Facebook Tuesday Case-ing the Catalog (#372) challenge. Combining this sketch with a number of Fall themed challenges.  Stampin’ Through the Catalog featured stamp set – Soft Seedlings and the Tic Tac Toe (#171) and Paper Craft Crew (#484) boards. Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements wereContinue reading “Soft Seedlings – Hello”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Happy Tuesday.  Time again for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge! Be sure to check out all the great projects made by the Design Team. This week, the theme is “Get a Little Dirty”, and we mean for you to add some Grunge and/or Distressing to your project.  Cannot wait to see what you will create.Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”

Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday

A color challenge deadline is approaching, Just Add Ink (#613)…such a pretty combination, Fresh Freesia (soft purple), Starry Sky (vibrant blue) and Mint Macaron (lovely shade of green).  But what to do with them? I pulled out the super pretty Black and White Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and opted to watercolor one of theContinue reading “Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday”

You’re So Cool – Sweet Ice Cream

It is a hot one today and it got me thinking about Summer Treats.  Just had to pull out a great retired bundle for this card: The Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and the coordinating Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch. Three Challenges:  Sketch – Paper Craft Crew (#477); Themes – If You Give a CrafterContinue reading “You’re So Cool – Sweet Ice Cream”

Happiness Abounds – You Are Wonderful

Can you stand another card?  Playing in the Studio with a few more challenges. Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#476), Style and Theme: The Flower Challenge (#70), Style and Element: Addicted to CAS (#223) and Color: TGIF (#375). Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Mossy Meadow cardstock used asContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – You Are Wonderful”

Triangle Tingles – Happiness Abounds Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Let’s play with color…mixing it up with a current challenge from Use Your Stuff (#450). Color:  Just Us Girls (#637) and Paper Craft Crew (#475). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Sweet Sorbet cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock. Right Angle Triangles: (11”Continue reading “Triangle Tingles – Happiness Abounds Best Wishes”