Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”

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”

Pale Papaya – I Thought of You Today

A quick little card for the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #362 and for the Water Cooler Wednesday Challenge – WCC314. Creating a monochromatic card using the new In-Color Pale Papaya. I created a circle mask when I made my last card.  I re-used it for this card.  I used the (2⅛”) Layering CircleContinue reading “Pale Papaya – I Thought of You Today”

Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day

I wanted to create a card for the current Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #313 and the deadline is today.  The theme:  Masculine.  Always a challenge to create cards for men.  For most, pinks and purples just doesn’t cut it! I chose the layout from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge – PCC422 and since I usedContinue reading “Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day”

Dandy Birthday Wishes

The new Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI95 colors are so lovely this time around.  The image is wonderfully exotic too and had me dreaming up an idea… Here is what I created: These are the steps I followed: I chose Shimmery White cardstock because it has a heavier weight and I was going to abuseContinue reading “Dandy Birthday Wishes”

Our Little World of Friendship

While I had all the materials out and about my workspace, I thought I would create another card but this time for the Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge – PCC415.  PINK, YELLOW, BLUE and GREEN. All of these colors are found in the Sale-a-bration Flowers and Field Designer Series Paper. PINK: Flirty Flamingo, YELLOW: SoContinue reading “Our Little World of Friendship”

Nature’s Beauty – Birthday Fox

There are a few Theme Challenges this week: Global Design Project – GDP279   ANIMAL CASology – Week 384   FOX and Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC309   MASCULINE I wanted to keep this card very clean with minimal layers yet be striking. From the Nature’s Beauty stamp set, I stamped the Fox on to a small pieceContinue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Birthday Fox”

Sending Sunshine – Enjoy

An escape from the cold winter weather… For the sketch challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches – CASC406 and the Just Add Ink – JAI541 Blended Backgrounds using the colors for the month…Real Red, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie selected for the SU! Only Color Challenge for February, I have created this card becauseContinue reading “Sending Sunshine – Enjoy”

Floral Sympathy

Needed one of these today… I chose the Mojo Monday #552 sketch created by Julee Tilman from Poetic Artistry and a color combination from The Spot for Inspiration Challenge #148. Here is the result: I started with the Patterned Paper.  I chose the Night of Navy and White floral pattern from the Sale-a-bration selection: PaperContinue reading “Floral Sympathy”

Heal Your Heart – So Sorry

Today I created a card for the Thursday Stamping Through the Catalog Challenge – Sale-a-bration stamp set:  Heal Your Heart. Expressing sympathy is always difficult and having a few of these cards in your stash is always welcome when you have the occasion to need one.  The sentiments in Heal Your Heart say just theContinue reading “Heal Your Heart – So Sorry”