Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#381) is a color challenge. I selected the Sketch from the Paper Players (#575) Challenge.  My personal challenge was to use this sketch to create a single layer card highlighting the new Layering Decorative Masks – Butterflies and Flowers. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly”

Special Moments – Wonderful You!

Welcome back!  Had a little trouble with my mojo today…but I did find it late in the day. Creating for the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge (#274) and a few Winter Themes: Paper Players Challenge (#574), Make My Monday Challenge (#166) and the Cookie Challenge (#164). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Special Moments – Wonderful You!”

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”

A Little New Year Cheer

Several Challenges have a similar theme for the first week of January and as deadlines are looming, I created this card to suit them. For Theme: Just Us Girls (#613) Beverage; For Theme: Paper Players (#572) Make 2022 Sparkle; For Color and Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#273) Winter Bokeh and putting it all together, Sketch: AtlanticContinue reading “A Little New Year Cheer”

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”

A Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Hi, welcome back!  Trying to catch a deadline. This card is for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#569) and I selected the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#112). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Mint Macaron cardstock. Continue reading “A Friendly Hello Birthday Card”

Wonder of Christmas – Joy to the World

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hoping that your day has been fun and that you and your family and friends were able to create some fine memories. Over at our house, it is pretty quiet.  Just the two of us…the dinner is cooking and I had some time to play in the Studio this afternoon. Over at PaperContinue reading “Wonder of Christmas – Joy to the World”

Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes

Welcome back!  There is really something very elegant when you combine black with silver.  I recall a lovely LBD (Little Black Dress) I wore to a fancy-dress party at Holiday Time.  I chose to hand sew a string of Rhinestones around the neckline and the sleeve cuffs.  The silvery sparkle elevated that simple dress toContinue reading “Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes”

Forever Ferns – Thank You

It’s Tuesday! I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#329). I have been influenced by the following challenges: Stampin’ Up!’s November #SimpleStamping Sentiment Challenge, Paper Players (#566) Theme, Color Hues (#29) for color and Alphabet “P” is for Patterned Paper.  Let the fun begin… Here is the result: Steps: This month the #SimpleContinue reading “Forever Ferns – Thank You”

Peaceful Boughs – Season’s Greetings

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  Just like Sunday is a day with lots of challenge deadlines, Tuesday is a day with lots of Design Team challenges. So, without further ado, I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#328). My choice of materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  TicContinue reading “Peaceful Boughs – Season’s Greetings”