In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!

If I wasn’t creating this card today, heck, yeah!, I would definitely be cuddling up with a book.  I am in South Carolina and we rarely get any snowy weather in my little corner of the State.  Well, we certainly got it! Snow Day!  A perfect time for hunkering down with my nose in aContinue reading “In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!”

Bearing Gifts – Believe

One last deadline for today… The current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#449) was flipped to the horizontal position as it better suited my chosen focal image stamp. Other influences: Colors (Green, Red, Gold and Silver), Plaid Ribbon Trims and the Kraft Colored Tree and Shelf – The Card Concept (#165); Tools (Die-Cuts and both Heat-SetContinue reading “Bearing Gifts – Believe”

Cozy Christmas – Merry Holidays

I think this will be the last one for today…It has been a productive Sunday in the Studio. Colors and Inspiration were provided by The Card Concept Challenge (#164) and I selected the current Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#448) to use for the card I created. I love the warm cozy feel portrayed in the photographContinue reading “Cozy Christmas – Merry Holidays”

Harvest – Thanks

It is an exciting day.  ON-STAGE @ HOME, Stampin’ Up!’s Convention starts tonight and runs on through to Saturday.  Not sure how much time I will have to create and blog, so I am trying to get ahead. Working on combining a few challenges…are you ready? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#631) and the ColorsContinue reading “Harvest – Thanks”

Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169).  If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love… Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  MyContinue reading “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko”

Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!

Playing with a few more challenges: Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#440), Theme/Colors: The Card Concept (#160) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (M). Here is the result: Steps: For the Sunflower element, I stamped the Sunflower image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set with Early Espresso ink on to a scrap of Basic WhiteContinue reading “Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!”

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”

Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake

The Global Design Project Challenge (#296) is to case a card created by Emma Goddard.  My inspiration for this C.A.S.E. (copy and selectively edit), was the photo presented by The Card Concept Challenge (#157).    Vacations at the Lake, a lazy day in the boat and a Hudson’s Bay Blanket to throw over your legsContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake”

Flowers of Friendship – Miss You

Catching up on a few more challenges.  Deadlines are looming… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#486), Colors: Color Hues (#18), Style: Paper Craft Crew (#427) and Theme: The Card Concept (#155). And this is the result: For the Color scheme I chose a piece of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper for the Purple and colored aContinue reading “Flowers of Friendship – Miss You”

Wrapped Bouquet – Love You Bunches

Almost a year’s worth of Sunday Sketches.  WOW!  Number 51 – SS051. I took inspiration from The Card Concept Challenge (#154) photograph.  The Blue and White Table Setting is reflected in my choice of patterned paper.  A Blue and Very Vanilla sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Boho Indigo Product Medley kit.  Never oneContinue reading “Wrapped Bouquet – Love You Bunches”