Feels Like Home – Missing You

The clocks are ticking…and I am catching up! Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#524), Theme: Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#455), Color: Color Throw Down Challenge (#661) and Gender: Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (#325). Here is the result: Steps: Using the retired stamp sets, By the Dock, Water Front and Snow Front, I created the sceneContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”

Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!

It is time to show you what I created for my INQUE SPOT STUDIO’s WEEKEND CHALLENGE and SUNDAY SKETCH.  I combined the two. I aim to keep you stamping with these challenges.  I hope you had a chance to play along.  The challenges are posted to my Facebook Business Page and my Instagram account. HereContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!”

Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams

One of the cards I designed for a recent class was made with the Color Throw Down Challenge (#656) in mind.  Primary colors and a back-to-school theme.  Well, my card is for the student heading off to College or University.  Their adventure is just beginning…and that is an Occasion to celebrate! Here is what IContinue reading “Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams”

In Good Taste – You’re So Cool

Having a play with a #SimpleStamping card (Stamps, Ink and Paper) using a little embellishment and bit of embossing to step it up a notch. This week, over at Sketch Saturday (#671), the challenge was to choose a layout from the archive collection and I selected Sketch #295.  I ultimately created a masculine card forContinue reading “In Good Taste – You’re So Cool”

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”