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!”

Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

A Jaunt, A Journey! Jolanda is on a Joyride!

Having a little fun with the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#278) – Name Your Game using my Initial and flipping the Sketch from The Paper Players Challenge (#547) to accommodate my idea. A quick and easy card. Here is the result: Steps: Choosing a word that started with a “J” was the first order ofContinue reading “A Jaunt, A Journey! Jolanda is on a Joyride!”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”

Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch. I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge. Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing andContinue reading “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow”

Rev Up The Fun! – Happy Birthday

For this week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#306), I am featuring a favorite retired stamp set.  Every once in a while, you need to take a break from the new and visit with an old friend. The sketch was ideal for combining a few other challenges together: Stampin’ Up! Only (#276), Seize the Birthday (#215)Continue reading “Rev Up The Fun! – Happy Birthday”

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”

Grace’s Garden – Positive Thoughts

Another fun evening…Christine Bertram’s Mystery Stamp Night for April. Christine provides you with Clue #1.  These are the materials you need to prepare before she goes live.  Following subsequent clues, you create your card in real time.  But never fear, if you miss the live broadcast, you can always watch the replay. Select a pieceContinue reading “Grace’s Garden – Positive Thoughts”

Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day

I wanted to create a card for the current Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #313 and the deadline is today.  The theme:  Masculine.  Always a challenge to create cards for men.  For most, pinks and purples just doesn’t cut it! I chose the layout from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge – PCC422 and since I usedContinue reading “Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day”

Dragonfly Wishes – Hello

Playing around in the Studio with the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge – PPC416 and The Stampin’ Up! Only Theme Challenge – SUO270. Here is what I created: Loving the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and decided to use it for the three panels in the sketch.  The focal element is the Vellum Dragonfly representingContinue reading “Dragonfly Wishes – Hello”