In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!

If I wasn’t creating this card today, heck, yeah!, I would definitely be cuddling up with a book.  I am in South Carolina and we rarely get any snowy weather in my little corner of the State.  Well, we certainly got it! Snow Day!  A perfect time for hunkering down with my nose in aContinue reading “In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!”

Bearing Gifts – Believe

One last deadline for today… The current Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#449) was flipped to the horizontal position as it better suited my chosen focal image stamp. Other influences: Colors (Green, Red, Gold and Silver), Plaid Ribbon Trims and the Kraft Colored Tree and Shelf – The Card Concept (#165); Tools (Die-Cuts and both Heat-SetContinue reading “Bearing Gifts – Believe”

Merriest Moments – Joy

I am playing in the Studio.  Still working on Holiday cards and this is what I made this morning…combining sketch and color with the Merriest Moments Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies). Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#447) and Color: Inspire Create Challenge (#103).  Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Merriest Moments – Joy”

Star of Light – Guiding Light

Welcome back!  I had a play in the Studio after yesterday’s ON-STAGE @ HOME, Stampin’ Up!’s Convention Day 2 event came to a close.  All jazzed up with creative energy! Combining a few challenges…are you ready? Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#446); Theme: Inspired By Challenge (#195); Color: Stampin’ Up! Colour FB Challenge for NovemberContinue reading “Star of Light – Guiding Light”

Merriest Moments – Thinking of You

Hi!  Happy Sunday!  Lovely bright day here but certainly crisp.  I suspect the warmer jackets will need to come out of storage… I am having a play with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#445) and the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#444).  As the colors sent me in a Christmas card direction,Continue reading “Merriest Moments – Thinking of You”

Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!

Playing with a few more challenges: Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#440), Theme/Colors: The Card Concept (#160) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (M). Here is the result: Steps: For the Sunflower element, I stamped the Sunflower image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set with Early Espresso ink on to a scrap of Basic WhiteContinue reading “Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!”

Treasured Medallion – Today We Celebrate You!

Last card of the day.  Why is that so many challenges have Sunday deadlines?  Or why is it that I only had Sunday this week to play in the Studio today? Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#439), Theme: Inspire-Create-Challenge (#100) and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Dies Challenge (September). Inspire-Create-Challenge is celebrating their 100th challenge.  CongratulationsContinue reading “Treasured Medallion – Today We Celebrate You!”

Balloon Bash – Hooray!

Hi and welcome back.  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a few things going on…So, I have combined a number of challenges for today’s card. Keeping it simple: Stampin’ Up!’s #SimpleStamping Challenge for September – Birthdays, CAS on Fridays Theme Challenge (#213) – Balloons, Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge (#372) – Petal Pink,Continue reading “Balloon Bash – Hooray!”

Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog today!  I needed a birthday card for a little fellow and thought I could combine a bunch of challenges… Theme #1: Retro Rubber Challenge (#165) Transportation, Theme #2: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#221) By The Sea, Theme #3: Just Add Ink Challenge (#569) Just Add “N” – Nautical, Color:Continue reading “Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday”

Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies

Playing with a few other challenges this afternoon. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#434), Theme: CAS on Friday Challenges (#212) and Tools: Happy Little Stamper Challenges for August. Here is the result: Steps: I die-cut two Butterflies from the free Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling Specialty Designer Series Paper with one of the Butterfly dies from theContinue reading “Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies”