Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked

Welcome back!  Today, I am really mixing it up! Theme and Color: The Four Seasons (June) – Pink Flowers; Technique: Double Trouble (#114) – Background and Partnership; Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#478) and Partnership; Theme and Materials: Tic Tac Toe (#167) – Flowers, Friends and Twine; Theme: Just Add Ink (#609) – Flowers; and Color Technique:Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked”

Shaded Summer – Hello

What did I do this afternoon?  More cardmaking, of course! First off, I was considering the FUSION – It’s All in the Elements – Wheel Wreath Sketch and Inspiration Challenge. My take-away? Earthy colors with metallic accents and circle shapes. Additional inspiration?  Elements as suggested by Can You Handle the Pressure (#9) and TGIF (#373).Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Hello”

Nothing Better Than – Summer Cocktails

Having a bit of fun with a few challenges…for a quick and easy summer card. Sketch: TGIF (#372); Color: Paper Players (#595), Theme: Make My Monday (#176) and Crafter’s Café (#286). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (4” x 5¼”) Pacific Point cardstock.Continue reading “Nothing Better Than – Summer Cocktails”

Limited Edition – Paper Hug Birthday

A lot has been happening in the House of “J” and as a result it has been difficult to play in the Studio. So I am trying to hit a few birds with one stone… Sketch: Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#359); Colors: TGIF (#371); Sentiment and Tool: Seize the Birthday (#239) and Theme: Paper Players (#594).Continue reading “Limited Edition – Paper Hug Birthday”

Botanical Layers – Thinking of You

Hello and welcome back.  Week three as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May and I am showcasing the new Botanical Layers stamp set. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#470) this week is Color: And I chose the TGIF Sketch Challenge (#368) for my layout. Here isContinue reading “Botanical Layers – Thinking of You”

Sending Birthday Wishes with Sending Smiles

Tuesday!! Double Facebook Challenges today: Case-ing Tuesday (#355) and Stampin’ Through the Catalog. Additional Inspiration: Color – TGIF (#367); Theme – Stampin’ Up! Only (#301) and Tools – Happy Little Stampers (Dies) and sharing with Ellibelle’s Crafty Corner (May). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Pale Papaya cardstock.Continue reading “Sending Birthday Wishes with Sending Smiles”

Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day

Had a chance to catch up and create my card for this week’s Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#354). Have to admit that I was a little stumped with this one.  Loving all the circles but what theme, what colors and what materials to use… With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I opted to playContinue reading “Perfectly Penciled – Happy Mother’s Day”

Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny

Easter is quickly approaching and so many challenges have selected this occasion for their current theme.  So, let’s play!  Starting with The Card Concept (#172) Easter Blessings with selected Colors. Double Trouble (#107) Create a scene, add a bunny and partner with Cupcake Inspiration (#541) Bunnies. Inspiration Station (#27) with a smorgasbord of tasty ideas. Continue reading “Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny”

Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You

Hi!  Welcome back. Chasing down a few more deadlines!  Sketch: Freshly Made (#529); Colors: TGIF (#362); and Theme: International Highlights for April from Kylie Bertucci. Here is the result: Like my card? Please Vote… Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Coastal Cabana cardstock dry-embossedContinue reading “Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You”

Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends

I have the honor of guesting with Retro Rubber for their Groovy Sixties Color Challenge (#179).  What fun…color challenges are one of my favorites!  I selected the retired stamp set Feathery Friends (circa 2017) for this project.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors chosen: Both LightContinue reading “Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends”