Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Ju Jubes

Hey Good Morning!  Do you have a favorite candy?  The one you hoped for in your Halloween sack? For me that would be Ju Jubes, Gum Drops, “Dots”, and any other colorful jelly type chewy morsels.  Do you have a favorite flavor?  Me? Cherry or Fruit Punch, if fruity.  Wintergreen or Cinnamon, if spicy. WhenContinue reading “Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Ju Jubes”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Question for you…Chickens or Eggs, which comes first? My general approach to challenge(s) kind of works like this.  Often, I start with the colors.  That generally gives me a feel for a potential theme, if one is not suggested.  Next, usually comes the sketch.  How can I work those colors into that sketch? Continue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

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”

Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked

Welcome back!  Today, I am really mixing it up! Theme and Color: The Four Seasons (June) – Pink Flowers; Technique: Double Trouble (#114) – Background and Partnership; Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#478) and Partnership; Theme and Materials: Tic Tac Toe (#167) – Flowers, Friends and Twine; Theme: Just Add Ink (#609) – Flowers; and Color Technique:Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – Artistically Inked”

Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)

Welcome back! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today, I am playing with the Theme and Sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#534); Theme – Seize the Birthday (#238); Colors – Color Throw Down (#692) and Tools – Can You Handle the Pressure (#7). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)”

Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

Hi!  Chasing a few deadlines…with a quicky little scrappy card. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#533) and Color: Color Throw Down (#690). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Crushed Curry cardstock. Accent Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Basic White cardstock. Rectangle Shapes: (⅝” x 3½”) and (⅝” x 1”) FromContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Today I created another clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#443) with the colors from the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#375) using one single bundle product line from Stampin’ Up! Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  TheContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Artistically Inked – Happy Birthday

Another dark and rainy day…should be prepping for a class…but I wanted to play… The weekly Stampin’ Through the Catalog stamp set choice today is Artistically Inked.  Mixed this up with my interpretation of the TGIF Sketch Challenge (#329) and the current colors in the inspiration photo over at Just Add Ink (#567). Here isContinue reading “Artistically Inked – 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”

Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!

A few more challenges…Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#610) and Style and Theme: Happy Little Stampers June CAS.  I chose the colors from another challenge that unfortunately decided to take a break, but they were fun colors!  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Here is what I created: Steps: Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½’)” Basic WhiteContinue reading “Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!”