Eden’s Garden Wreath – Hello

I am delighted to be invited to be a Guest with the Tic Tac Toe Team this week.  I was given Challenge (#179) and I selected the Center Vertical Column: Wreath, Wood and Patterned Paper. Let the fun begin…I selected a number of concurrent challenges to inform my selections. Starting with the Alphabet (Letter L)Continue reading “Eden’s Garden Wreath – Hello”

Count On Me – Love

Welcome back!  I just got back from the New Orleans Stampin’ Up! BackStage conference.  What an interesting city.  What a great conference! Anyhow, happy to be back in the Studio and I am catching up with a few challenge deadlines. Sketch: CAS Colour & Sketches (#484), Festive Friday (#116) for the Materials and the AlphabetContinue reading “Count On Me – Love”

You Can Do Anything – So Hoppy Together

Welcome to the weekend!  We had a lovely visit to a local Winery this afternoon.  If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend City Scape Winery. But before we left, I created this card for the following challenges: Sketch: Freshly Made (#485), Theme: Alphabet Letter “J” and Color: Facebook Color INKspiration (#127). AContinue reading “You Can Do Anything – So Hoppy Together”

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”

Go Fly a Kite

How about CAS (Clean and Simple) today?  One of my favorite styles of card to make using stuff in my stash. Several current challenges that fall within a similar theme: Kids – Paper Players (#600) and Addicted to CAS (#224), Words (Themes) – CASology (#405) and Alphabet (Letter H), and bringing it all together RetroContinue reading “Go Fly a Kite”

Hippest Hippos – Let’s Flirt!

Have you had a chance to get your hands on those ever so cute Hippos from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure?  Not yet?  Well, the stamp set, Hippest Hippos and coordinating Hippo Dies, can be yours free with a qualifying purchase. I couldn’t resist using them for the current Alphabet Challenge – Letter G: “G”Continue reading “Hippest Hippos – Let’s Flirt!”

Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card

One more… Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#661), Theme and Colors: The Flower Challenge (#69) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (Letter “F”). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock. Background Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Black Dotted patterned piece of paper from the now retired Pattern PartyContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card”

Charming Sentiments – Just For You Butterfly Surprise

Welcome back…a few more challenges…keeping it clean and simple and black and white. Sketch: Just Add Ink (#606); Theme, Tools and Technique: Can You Handle the Pressure (#8); Tools and Technique: Alphabet Challenge (Letter “E”) and Use Your Stuff (#449) for Anything Goes. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Charming Sentiments – Just For You Butterfly Surprise”

Perfectly Penciled – Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello and welcome back.  Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#390) is Color. Other Tuesday Team Challenges and deadlines are combined with today’s card. Sketch:  Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#358); Theme, Tools and Materials: Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#472); and I am sharing this project with the Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#122) and the AlphabetContinue reading “Perfectly Penciled – Sending Birthday Wishes”

You Are One of a Kind – Fable Friends

Having a little bit of colorful fun with a few Animal Challenges.  Keeping it simple, just Stamps, Inks and Paper. Alphabet (Letter “A”) Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday (April) Color Throwdown (#686) for the colors chosen and Colour Crazy Craft (Week 14) because I chose to use Stampin’ Blends to color the stamped images. Here is theContinue reading “You Are One of a Kind – Fable Friends”