Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor

Welcome back! Fall may actually be here.  The temperature has dropped, and I have a few red leaves on my Maple tree. Several challenges are pursuing a Fall theme and I created this card influenced by them.  Inspiration Station (#39), Make the Cards (#63), Tic Tac Toe (#178) and Global Design Project (#359). Here isContinue reading “Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor”

Soft Seedlings – Thinking of You

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the Facebook Tuesday Case-ing the Catalog challenge (#371) a day late.  A couple of busy days post-Convention and getting ready for the Holiday Card Classes this afternoon and evening. The card sample sports a (3¾”) square cut in four.  What will you choose? A stamped image, a piece of prettyContinue reading “Soft Seedlings – Thinking of You”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Nature’s Prints – Thinking of You

Further to my earlier post regarding favorite things, a very close second would be CAS (clean and simple) cards and the color that makes me happiest: Green. I love to participate in the various challenges because it forces me out of my “box” and makes me think how to use all of the materials andContinue reading “Nature’s Prints – Thinking of You”

Bike Ride – Happy Paths

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge (#394) and the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday Sketch challenge (#366).   It is fun when you are on a design team, and you are able to combine challenges creating synergy. For Hand Stamped Sentiments, I opted for the upper left inspiration photograph and selected the Bicycle.  TheContinue reading “Bike Ride – Happy Paths”

A Fish & A Wish – Hey There!

Productive day!  Indulge me in another project… Over at Paper Players (#599), this week is color.  I chose the Sketch Saturday (#704) layout for a very clean and simple card using the stamp set A Fish & A Wish.  For some fun, I played around with one of the newer stencils from the Artistic DecorativeContinue reading “A Fish & A Wish – Hey There!”

Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

Tropical Best Wishes

A paper crafter by nature is a paper lover and more than not a paper hoarder.  Every so often you come across items you just have to have…in my case Lark Crafts paper books from Sterling Publishing: For the Love of Paper.  Today, I used a sheet from the Botanicals collection. A quick and simpleContinue reading “Tropical Best Wishes”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Enjoy the Moment

It’s a lovely day and I am having a play in the Studio.  A quick clean and simple card for a few challenges… Inspiration: Sketch: Paper Players (#588), Color: Cupcake Inspirations (#542), Style and Theme: AAA Cards (#213), Sentiment: Just Us Girls (#629). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Enjoy the Moment”