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!”

Collage Curios Banner Love – Thanks So Much

Time is ticking…a few more combined challenges. Theme (1): CAS on Fridays Challenge (#210); Theme (2): TGIF Challenges (#327) and because I used Vintage stamp sets: Retro Rubber Challenges (#164) Here is the result: I dug out a few older stamp sets to source “Tiny Images” for this challenge:  Collage Curios (V-2013) and Tiny TagsContinue reading “Collage Curios Banner Love – Thanks So Much”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

Cool Treats from Tasty Trucks – Sweet Birthday Wishes

CANADA DAY and I am celebrating my home country’s birthday. Mixing a few challenges…Sketch: Sketch Saturday (#666), Choice of Stamp Sets: Retro Rubber (#161) and Theme: Seize the Birthday (#217) with an optional Topping – Embossing Folder. A bright fun little card. Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock. Continue reading “Cool Treats from Tasty Trucks – Sweet Birthday Wishes”

Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday

Having some fun with a few challenges today.  I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow! Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#423), Sentiment/Theme/ Colors: Seize The Birthday – Nautical (#216), Theme: Make My Monday (#150) Outdoor Fun. Here is the result: Steps: Shapes / Circles (1) and (2):Continue reading “Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday”

Mediterranean Moments – Celebrate Summer

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#307) was mixed with both The Paper Players (#544) Signs of Summer theme challenge and the Retro Rubber (#160) Summer Breeze theme challenge.  This is the result: Who wouldn’t love to take a summer trip to Italy, hop on a Vespa and have a picnic at the beach…I’m justContinue reading “Mediterranean Moments – Celebrate Summer”

Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship

May 31st…where has the month gone?  I wanted to do a little water-coloring and looked through my stash for an image that would be fun to play with.  I selected a flower from the retired stamp set Forever Florals and chose the sentiment from Grace’s Garden to go with it. Sketch: CAS Colours & SketchesContinue reading “Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship”