A Happy Hooray – Thank You

Welcome back!  It is Canada Day and we have a bit of celebrating to do so, I am mixing it up to knock several challenges off at once. Retro Rubber (#185) for the concept… Along with Double Trouble (#114) in partnership with Atlantic Hearts (#479). Additional inspiration, Style and Theme: CAS on Friday (#234); ToolsContinue reading “A Happy Hooray – Thank You”

Botanical Prints – Here For You

Can you stand another one?  I am catching up… Over at CAS on Friday (#232), the theme is Fruit.  I selected the retired stamp set Botanical Prints for the Rosehip image. I chose to use the 1970’s inspired colors suggested by Retro Rubber (#184) and to bring these ideas together, I selected the current sketchContinue reading “Botanical Prints – Here For You”

Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms

Hi! Welcome back.  I have a lovely floral card for you today.  A friend asked me to create a card for someone really special.  Her favorite flowers are Dahlias and specifically pink ones… Several challenges inspired my creation: Retro Rubber (#182) Flower Power; Just Us Girls (#631) Word Week – Flowers; The Card Concept (#175)Continue reading “Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”

Easter Greetings

A full-on mash-up today.  With Easter around the corner, several challenges have adopted this Spring theme.  Okay, I will go along for the ride… Tic Tac Toe (#155) – Embossing, Rabbit, Patterned Paper; Alphabet (Z) – Zig-Zags; Four Seasons (April) – Decorated Cookies; The Cookie Challenge (#167) – Decorated Cookies; Just Us Girls (#626) –Continue reading “Easter Greetings”

Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends

I have the honor of guesting with Retro Rubber for their Groovy Sixties Color Challenge (#179).  What fun…color challenges are one of my favorites!  I selected the retired stamp set Feathery Friends (circa 2017) for this project.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors chosen: Both LightContinue reading “Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends”

There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams

So much happening in the world…hard not to be affected by it. Today, I took inspiration from several current challenges: AAA Cards Challenge (#210) for Style; Alphabet Challenge – Letter “Y” for Colors; Retro Rubber Blog Challenge (#178) for Stamp Set choices and a stepped of version of Simple Stamping re: The Inque Spot StudioContinue reading “There is Hope on the Horizon – World of Dreams”

Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored

Welcome back!  Let’s play with a few challenges… Inspiration Station (#24) Mardi Gras, Retro Rubber (#177) Tic Tac Toe Board and bringing it all together, Freshly Made Sketches (#525). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base / Card Front: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Gold cardstock. Side Trim: (½” x 5½”) Basic BlackContinue reading “Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored”

High Tide – You Are Strong

Squeezing in another couple of challenges… Playing with the Retro Rubber Sketch (#176) and the Card Concept (#169) Color and Inspiration Photograph. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Real Red cardstock. Cross Strip: (5½” x 1½”) Cross Hatch Writing piece of vellum paper from the Vellum Layering DesignsContinue reading “High Tide – You Are Strong”