Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season

Welcome back!  How about an unconventional colored Holiday card? Sketch: Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#374), Colors: Sunday Stamps (#267), Theme: Happy Little Stampers October (Christmas) and Occasion: Watercooler Wednesday (#326). Here is the result: Steps: Circle Element: (1⅝”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Joyful Season, from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set was coloredContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season”

Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You

Running a bit behind with the Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#320), but here it is! The sample that we are casing this week is a card found in the Holiday Catalog on page 65.  I chose to use the color palette from the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#265) and the stamp set from today’s Facebook Stampin’ ThroughContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You”

Queen Anne’s Lace – Happy Birthday

I just don’t know what happens…you turn around and another challenge deadline looms! So, I am playing with the Sketch from Sunday Stamps Challenge (#264), the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#658) and keeping it simple for the September #SimpleStamping Birthday Challenge. Here is the result: Steps: I stamped the Floral image fromContinue reading “Queen Anne’s Lace – Happy Birthday”

Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello

Continuing with my WEEKEND CHALLENGE – SIMPLICITY… A number of challenges came together, inspiring me to create this simple masculine card. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#433); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#554); Subject and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263). Here is the result: Steps: The Wheat Grass focal image: (1½ x 5”)Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Hello

Hi, thought I would share another card I made for a few more challenges that are coming due… Sketch: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#262); Color and Materials: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#124) which tied in nicely with the Stampin’ Up! August Colour Challenge on Facebook. Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) JustContinue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Hello”

Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts

I decided to play with the Blended Alcohol Technique for this card. Over at Sunday Stamps (#259), the current challenge is Color and you must pick at least three colors.  As a “Green” girl, I opted for what I determined to be White, Soft Sea Foam, Just Jade and Pool Party. To create the backgroundContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts”

Very Versailles – Thinking of You

Visiting with an old friend that hasn’t seen a lot of love lately.  When a new catalog comes out, we tend to create with all things new and several of the staples in our stash get a little neglected.  For these two challenges, I pulled out the Very Versailles stamp set and complimented it withContinue reading “Very Versailles – Thinking of You”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”

Simply Succulents – Thanks

The Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#112) deadline is approaching and I decided to use my chosen line with the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge (#256). And this is the result: Steps: The Sketch suggests a Circle / Semi Circle shape behind the focal image.  I chose to die-cut a piece of Vellum with the Lacy SucculentContinue reading “Simply Succulents – Thanks”