Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#295) is to theme based: “D” is for…and I chose Deer. Bringing it all together: Make My Monday Challenge (#173) – Theme; Sunday Stamps Challenge (#282) – Sketch; and Happy Little Stampers (May) – CAS Style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday”

Batik Boutique – Happy Birthday

Hello and Happy Day!  Quick card for you today featuring the Batik Boutique stamp set.… Over at CAS Colours & Sketches (#448), there is a double challenge.  Some favorite retired colors, Delightful Dijon, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse along with a sketch.  Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)Continue reading “Batik Boutique – Happy Birthday”

Art Gallery – Floral Thanks

The CAS Color & Sketch Challenge (#492) this week is a double.  The color choice had me diving into my paper storage bins and hunting out retired ink pads.  What fun to play with the old and mixing it with the new! Here is the result: Steps: Square Card Base: (8½” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Art Gallery – Floral Thanks”

Butterfly – Thank You

I wanted to try my hand at Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Blog Challenge for May.  The theme is Thank You. I was influenced/inspired by several other challenges… Sketch – Case-ing Tuesday (#302); Colors – Just Add Ink (JAI552); Styling – TIC TAC TOE (TTTC111).  The Tic Tac Toe line includes Embossing, Layers and Scallops.  TheContinue reading “Butterfly – Thank You”

Thank You – Boho Art Gallery

Time again to work on the weekly Case-ing Tuesday Challenge #299.  This week the Sample and Sketch is from page 2 of the Mini Spring Catalog.  I decided to mix it up with the Tic Tac Toe #108 Materials Challenge and the Paper Players #536 Color Challenge. And this is the result: For the TicContinue reading “Thank You – Boho Art Gallery”

Dandy Floral Art Gallery – Best Wishes

Time for this week’s Sunday Sketch – SS047.  I chose to use the colors suggested by the Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI96. Here is what I created: These are the steps I followed: I started with a (3”) square of the Petal Pink colored Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and die-cut the circle withContinue reading “Dandy Floral Art Gallery – Best Wishes”

Gilded Floral – Thanks

Every month, a fellow demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci creates a space to showcase our cards. The top ten card makers are invited to participate in a blog hop held later in the month.  While I have participated in the past, I have not asked anyone to vote for me.  I would appreciate it, if you couldContinue reading “Gilded Floral – Thanks”

Birthday Fun – Girls and Boys

This week’s Sunday Sketch – SS040 is a great simple layout.  Pick your colors, pick your theme and you are off to the races. I wanted to make Birthday cards and the colors chosen for these two cards were inspired by two different color challenges. Color Throw Down – CTD628 and CAS Color and SketchContinue reading “Birthday Fun – Girls and Boys”

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Sampler

For my class this week, Celebration of Color – All Occasions Cards, I chose to highlight the beautiful Sale-a-bration Field & Flowers Designer Series Papers. The inspiration for the cards I created came from various sketch challenges.  Sunday Sketch SS038, Case-ing Tuesday #288, Just Add Ink #538, and The Power of Three as suggested byContinue reading “Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Sampler”

Art Gallery – Thank You

Today I created a card for the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge – FMS466.  I also chose to use the colors for December over at the SU! Color Challenge. January 1st – the first day of the new year and it is so dreary…all day cloud and rain.  I needed a little cheer me up, soContinue reading “Art Gallery – Thank You”