Itty Bitty Christmas Package – Very Merry

A very simple little card for you today. I chose to work with the Inspired By Challenge (#198) for the sketch and the suggested photo inspiration and was influenced by the Less Is More Challenge (#457) for the clean and simple syle, theme and additional color. So many of the current challenges are using aContinue reading “Itty Bitty Christmas Package – Very Merry”

Crafting Forever – Inspired Happy Birthday

I selected a number of challenges to work with… Sketch: Retro Rubber (#172); Theme: Seize The Birthday (#228) and Color: Color Throw Down (#670).  Funny thing…on the way to the Studio I discovered that over at Double Trouble (#98), the challenge (1) was to create a new project using your stuff.  The challenge (3) wasContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Inspired Happy Birthday”

Here’s A Card – Thanks

Hi again, let me show you what I made in my afternoon playdate with the Studio! I have combined several challenges while making this card.  I changed the orientation of the sketch from horizontal to vertical and opted for a Slim-Line profile. Sketch: TGIF Challenge (#342); Card Style: Just Us Girls Challenge (#610); Theme: CASContinue reading “Here’s A Card – Thanks”

Merry Café – Coffee

I don’t know about you, but my day doesn’t start without a Coffee. A few challenges are using this as their current theme…how could I resist! Global Design Project (#315) and CAS on Friday (#217).  I mixed these up with the sketch from Atlantic Hearts (#444) and the themes from Retro Rubber (#170) and TimeContinue reading “Merry Café – Coffee”

Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169).  If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love… Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  MyContinue reading “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko”

Biggest Wish – Hello

Welcome back and welcome to October! Knocking off a few challenges today…Sketch: Paper Players (#560), Color/Theme/Tools: Retro Rubber (#168) and Theme: Global Design Project (#311). Here is the result: Steps: For the Retro Rubber Challenge, I selected the retired stamp set Totally Trees (circa 2016).  Several of the Trees look like Foliage Leaves.  Three differentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

On the Grow – Thinking of You

Over at Retro Rubber, the current challenge (#166) is a Fall-like table setting that looks so very appealing.  I chose the colors from the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (#436) and had a play with Water Coloring…a Happy Little Stampers September challenge. Here is the result: Steps: From the Very Vanilla cardstock background panelContinue reading “On the Grow – Thinking of You”

Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog today!  I needed a birthday card for a little fellow and thought I could combine a bunch of challenges… Theme #1: Retro Rubber Challenge (#165) Transportation, Theme #2: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#221) By The Sea, Theme #3: Just Add Ink Challenge (#569) Just Add “N” – Nautical, Color:Continue reading “Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday”

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!”

Better Than Ever – Every Year!

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#277) is AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. and just like fine wine, you get better with age… I hope I inspire you to join us with this challenge and that you will create your own “Age” card! Here is what I came up with: Steps: Focal Scene: (2¼”Continue reading “Better Than Ever – Every Year!”