Pretty Medallion – Just Because

Happy Tuesday and a few more challenges: Hand Stamped Sentiments (#393) and Facebook Case-ing Tuesday challenge (#364).  Over at Use Your Stuff (#452), the Mood Board had lots of elements.  I gravitated to the Watercolor and the Flower images and those influenced my choice to use a few watercolor techniques and select the Pretty MedallionContinue reading “Pretty Medallion – Just Because”

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”

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”

Nature’s Prints – Hello There

It’s Tuesday!!  A simple card for Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Sketch Challenge (#353). Additional inspiration: Color: As You See It (#273), Subject, Materials and Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#158), Style: Stampin’ Up! #Simple Stamping (April). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”)Continue reading “Nature’s Prints – Hello There”

Celebrate with Friends and Flowers

Hi!  Welcome back. As mentioned in yesterday’s post a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog is about to debut.  Unfortunately, that means some favorite stamp sets and other products are retiring.  For today’s card, and the challenges I decided to combine, I selected to use Create with Friends, Celebrate with Flowers and the Pierced Blooms Dies. TheContinue reading “Celebrate with Friends and Flowers”

Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart

Welcome back!  How about a mash up of a few challenges? I started with the Inspire Create Challenge Sketch (#113) and turned it into a Fun Fold for the Creative Creases Challenge (#28).  Over at Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge (#4), in addition to using Embossing Folders and Powders, I added the color GreenContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart”

Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays

Several Rainbow themed challenges this week.  Let’s be a little unconventional and play! For the theme: Inspiration Station (#26) and Global Design Project (#335) and the color ideology from the Paper Craft Crew (#463) to use non-traditional rainbow colors.  So, let’s use the colors suggested by the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists and the Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays”

In The Moment – Relax

The Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge for today, Thursday is to use the In the Moment stamp set. I selected the square card sketch from the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge (#465) and the colors suggested by Color Throwdown Challenge (#685). I rarely make square cards, nor use a lot of Orange.  So, here isContinue reading “In The Moment – Relax”

Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#385) is an Inspiration Board.  I opted to use the Mason Jar, the Tulips and a variation of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Additional Inspiration: Colors: Just Us Girls (#624), Theme: Crafter’s Café (#283) and CAS on Fridays (#227), CAS (clean and simple) Style: CAS on Friday (#227), TGIFContinue reading “Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family”

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”