Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!

A few more challenges…Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#610) and Style and Theme: Happy Little Stampers June CAS.  I chose the colors from another challenge that unfortunately decided to take a break, but they were fun colors!  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Here is what I created: Steps: Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½’)” Basic WhiteContinue reading “Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!”

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”

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”

A Good Man – Dad Remembered

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#662): Choose from the Archives (#279) and picking the theme from The Spot Challenge (#164), the Materials from The Paper Players (#523): Tic Tac Toe Challenge with the colors suggested by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#422). Creating a dream sequence where my father is stillContinue reading “A Good Man – Dad Remembered”

Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved

Deadlines are looming and I am playing with The Spot Challenge (#163) and using the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#644). And this is the result: Steps: On the Background Panel (4” x 5¼”), I stamped the Watercolor Image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in So Saffron ink above the Cross StripContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved”

Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special

I couldn’t resist The Spot Challenge (#162) this week.  Case the Designer: Maheswari Rajaguru. I took a browse through her Pinterest page and selected this card to CASE.  Copy and Selectively Edit. And this is the result: Steps: For the Ombre Panel (3¾” x 3”), I chose to cut up one of the Evening Evergreen OmbreContinue reading “Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special”

Treasured Moments – Butterfly

The colors chosen by The Spot Challenge Team this week – TSC #161 are fun and bright and I paired them with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge – TMS #605 to create this pretty card. Here is what I created… Sketch (Card) Elements: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored @ 4¼”) Granny Apple Green BackgroundContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Butterfly”

A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch.  Keep it simple or add a little more.  The choice is yours.  Additional inspiration: Colors – Color Throw Down (#641) and Theme – The Spot Challenge (#160). And this is the result: If you do know me well you will know that IContinue reading “A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)”

Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You

I love playing along with the various Card Challenges that are out in the blog world.  A little inspiration goes a long way. So, today, my starting point was the sketch over at As You See It – AYSI248.  The colors were inspired by the selection over at the Color Throw Down – CTD640.  TheContinue reading “Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You”

Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping explores Stencils and some of the techniques that can be employed when using them.  For this card, I chose to use Decorative Masks to make my own patterned paper.  I decided to use the current sketch challenge over at The Spot – #158 for the layout ofContinue reading “Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks”