Up & Away – Happy Birthday

There are a couple of challenges out there that are asking for a “FUN FOLD”.  So, I decided to play along… They are the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#283) and the Double Trouble Twist Challenge (#92).  For my layout, I chose the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#622). Here is the result: I chose to makeContinue reading “Up & Away – Happy Birthday”

Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much

Welcome back!  There are a lot of theme and color challenges this coming week and very few sketches.  Isn’t that the way it goes…feast or famine.  What I always find very interesting is that with so many choices out there, the collective universe always seems to be on the same wave length…so, I am goingContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Thinking of You

Welcome back! Card Two for the day.  Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#620); Color: Stampin’ Up! Colour Facebook Challenge (August); Materials: Double Trouble Challenge (#91). Here is the result: Steps: For the background panel (4” x 5¼”), I chose one of the Plaid sheets from the retired Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack.  The colorsContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thinking of You”

Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

Continuing with my less is more theme for my WEEKEND CHALLENGE to you – SIMPLICITY, I created this elegant and simple card to show you what can do. I discovered a new blog challenge group: Less Is More which completely supports the concept of Simplicity.  What fun! A new challenge to keep my eye onContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

Kind People – Slim Line Card

I wanted to create a card for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge (#617) and I thought the layout was a good candidate for a Slim Line card and that is the current Make My Monday Challenge (#154) requirement. Additionally, there were a few other challenges that influenced what I ultimately made.  Color Choice: ColorContinue reading “Kind People – Slim Line Card”

Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

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!”

Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm

Today, I am tackling the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#609) and chose the theme suggested by the As You See It team (#252). Here is the result: Stormy weather suggested a monochromatic color scheme. Steps: Focal Image: (2⅜” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The Rectangle image from the Watercolor Shapes stamp set was stamped with 2ndContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm”

You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White

Who doesn’t like a graphic black and white design with a pop of color? A few simple elements and you are swinging! Playing with the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#608) and the Colour INKspiration (CI-100) Challenges. Here is the result: Steps: Rings: Magenta Madness (1⅞”), Bermuda Bay (2⅜”) and Gorgeous Grape (1⅜”).  The Rings were createdContinue reading “You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White”

Nautical All Squared Away – Thanks

So many of the challenges that I like to do have deadlines that fall on Sunday.  So here is another quick post. Working with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#607) and mixing it up with the Card Concept Challenge (#156). Who doesn’t love a little Red, White and Blue?  Such a fresh combination.  Ahoy, there…ComeContinue reading “Nautical All Squared Away – Thanks”