Let’s Celebrate – Just Because

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #SimpleStamping Challenge.  For the month of June, the theme was “Just Because” and we were encouraged to use a punch in addition to Stamp, Paper and Ink. Keeping this challenge in mind, I mixed it up with the current sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches (#425).  For myContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate – Just Because”

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”

Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#309) was mixed with the Global Design Project Color Challenge (#297) and the TGIF Technique Challenge (#321). A fun and friendly Peek-a-Boo Birthday card… Here is what I created: Steps: Daisy Cut-Outs: (1⅜” x 2¾”) and (1” x 2⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool, the largeContinue reading “Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend”

A Garden full of Thanks

Two challenges today.  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#510) and Tic Tac Toe (#118).  I opted to combine the White-on-White technique with the suggested sketch with TSOT510 and the row I chose from TTTC118 allowed me to choose a color, in this case Shimmery White and a CAS (clean and simple) design.  The center square isContinue reading “A Garden full of Thanks”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique

Last week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping was a technique.  I just got it completed. The technique I chose was Misted Watercolor.  The tutorial can be found on Split Coast Stampers.  I so enjoy water coloring and I wanted to share this with you. Over at Fab Friday, the current challenge (#215) is toContinue reading “Best Wishes – Weekend Challenge – Technique”

Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday

I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  So exciting!  Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity.   Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity. You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color,Continue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday”

Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship

May 31st…where has the month gone?  I wanted to do a little water-coloring and looked through my stash for an image that would be fun to play with.  I selected a flower from the retired stamp set Forever Florals and chose the sentiment from Grace’s Garden to go with it. Sketch: CAS Colours & SketchesContinue reading “Forever Florals Watercolor – Fragrant Friendship”

All Squared Away – Cheers

On to another couple of challenges… Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday (#507) and the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge (#271) And this is the result: Steps: To make my own Background, I added one of the Square image stamps from the All Squared Away stamp set to the Stamparatus positioning tool and hinged stamped theContinue reading “All Squared Away – Cheers”

Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You

Number 52…a full year of sketches completed.  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS052. Colors were inspired by the Color Throw Down Challenge – CTD642. Here is the result. Two techniques:  Clear Color Embossing and Bleach Painting. I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (2¼” x 3½”).  The Floral image from the Color &Continue reading “Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You”