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”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday

Over at the Color Hue challenge site, the colors are Black and Aqua.  Such a striking combination! I felt that the Saturday Sketch (#665) would work nicely for the idea that popped in to my head. I pulled out a piece of retired Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the matching Stampin’ Write Marker for this project. Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday”

Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage

And now for something completely different…over at Happy Little Stampers there is a monthly Christmas Challenge and while I don’t usually start thinking Christmas until August/September, I thought, why not?  The Saturday Sketch Challenge (#664) seemed to be a good fit for one of my all-time favorite retired Background stamps: Christmas Collage and the retiredContinue reading “Holiday Joy – Christmas Collage”

A Good Man – Dad Remembered

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#662): Choose from the Archives (#279) and picking the theme from The Spot Challenge (#164), the Materials from The Paper Players (#523): Tic Tac Toe Challenge with the colors suggested by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#422). Creating a dream sequence where my father is stillContinue reading “A Good Man – Dad Remembered”

Garden Wishes – True Friend

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday (#661) Challenge and combining it with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (#364) along with the TGIF Material Challenge (#318). Flowers, Pinks, Greens, a touch of Gold…such pretty pictures. And this is the result: Steps: I dry-embossed a quarter sheet (4¼” x 5½”) of Basic White cardstock withContinue reading “Garden Wishes – True Friend”

Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala

I am continuing to play with the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. This week’s Sketch Saturday (#660) was flipped 90 degrees to better accommodate the Mandala image.  For the color palette, I chose to work with the Stampin’ Up! Only Color Challenge (#275). And this is the result: Steps: I selected a piece ofContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala”

Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges as deadlines approach. Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#659) and Color – Color Hues (#17). And this is the result: I knew that I wanted something bold for the colorful circles.  Rooting around in my stash I came across several older Paper Pumpkin andContinue reading “Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges…Inspiration came from the following: Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#658); Color – Fab Friday (#212) and Technique – TGIF (#314) And this is the result: Steps: To create the Ombre effect on my three panel strips (⅝” x 3”), I used a variety ofContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”