Approaching Perfection – Love You Lots Belated Birthday

Welcome back!  A quick card for you today and I mean quick. Trying my hand at the current As You See It (#277) Speed Challenge.  The key to the challenge is to map out your idea, source your materials (i.e stamps, inks and papers etc.) and have them on hand ready to go when youContinue reading “Approaching Perfection – Love You Lots Belated Birthday”

Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

Tropical Best Wishes

A paper crafter by nature is a paper lover and more than not a paper hoarder.  Every so often you come across items you just have to have…in my case Lark Crafts paper books from Sterling Publishing: For the Love of Paper.  Today, I used a sheet from the Botanicals collection. A quick and simpleContinue reading “Tropical Best Wishes”

Nothing Better Than – Summer Cocktails

Having a bit of fun with a few challenges…for a quick and easy summer card. Sketch: TGIF (#372); Color: Paper Players (#595), Theme: Make My Monday (#176) and Crafter’s Café (#286). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (4” x 5¼”) Pacific Point cardstock.Continue reading “Nothing Better Than – Summer Cocktails”

He’s All That – Thank You

Working on a number of pending deadlines… Somewhere been day and night, we have a sunset:  Time Out Challenge (#214) and along with the sun we have a beach and birds: Just Add Ink Challenge (#605) and Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#163). Bringing it all together, the Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog stamp set choiceContinue reading “He’s All That – Thank You”

A Fish & A Wish – A Sea of Thanks

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#297) is the theme On the Water. Having some fun with one of my new favorite stamp sets: A Fish & A Wish.  I selected the colors from the Facebook SU! Color Challenge for May…just squeaking in…and the sketch only from the current FUSION Challenge. I chose toContinue reading “A Fish & A Wish – A Sea of Thanks”

Floral Celebration – Celebrating You

Today I am playing with a new stamp set (to me) Floral Celebration from Close To My Heart.  I received this stamp set as a winner of a random draw from the Double Trouble team.  It only seems fitting that I use it on the newest Double Trouble Challenge (#111). Additional Inspiration: Sketch: Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Floral Celebration – Celebrating You”

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found You

Hello and welcome back.  Alas, it is Week Four and therefore this is my last day as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May.  It was a pleasure to be asked and I hope I get the opportunity to participate again. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#471)Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found You”

Daisy Garden – Thank You

It is Tuesday!! Time for the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#356) Challenge. Additional Inspiration: Stampin’ Up!’s #SimpleStamping Challenge for May and Crafter’s Café (#285) Challenge for Theme Materials. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (4⅝” x 3¼”) Spotted Orchid Oasis piece of paperContinue reading “Daisy Garden – Thank You”

Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You

Having a play with the current Paper Craft Crew Theme (#469) and Sketch (#470) Challenges for a quick Scrap Card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Gold Vellum Scrap Strips: approximately (3½” to 4”) by (½” to ⅝”) LeftContinue reading “Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You”