Perched in a Tree – Merry & Bright

Happy Tuesday!  Time again, for the Design Challenges: Cardz 4 Guyz (#310) and Hand Stamped Sentiments (#403). I decided to combine them with the sketch from Paper Players (#619) and another combination of the colors from the Color Dare (#523) Tic Tac Toe board. Here is the result:  Steps: All elements were adhered to theContinue reading “Perched in a Tree – Merry & Bright”

Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings

Welcome back!  Lots happening around town this weekend and the weather is supposed to be fantastic, so I am trying to get ahead… Current challenges: The Card Concept (#181); Freshly Made Sketches (#577); Addicted to CAS (#230) and the Alphabet Challenge (#Letter N). Using the Red/Blue/Purple tones from the Forest Lake inspiration photograph, here isContinue reading “Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings”

Perched in A Tree – Your Kindness

Welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#399) launching today! This week, we have a Color Challenge to serve as Inspiration for your project. I am looking forward to seeing what you will create with these colors. I selected the current sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#576) and additional Materials as suggested by MakeContinue reading “Perched in A Tree – Your Kindness”

Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card

Some Sundays just get off to a slow start… A few clean and simple (CAS) style challenges came together quickly. AAA Cards (#223) for the theme, Addicted to CAS (#228) for the subject and Less is More (#472) for the color. Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make…yet I love a black and whiteContinue reading “Simply Sketched – Sympathy Card”

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”

Shaded Summer – Hello

What did I do this afternoon?  More cardmaking, of course! First off, I was considering the FUSION – It’s All in the Elements – Wheel Wreath Sketch and Inspiration Challenge. My take-away? Earthy colors with metallic accents and circle shapes. Additional inspiration?  Elements as suggested by Can You Handle the Pressure (#9) and TGIF (#373).Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Hello”

Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness

Hello and welcome back.  Week Two as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#469) this week is a Sketch: Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#602) Choose Two – Stenciling, Heat Embossing or Texture Paste. Happy Little Stampers (May) Stencil – AnythingContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness”

Iconic Dies – Happy Birthday

A little fun before I prep for tomorrow’s class. Sketch: Global Design Project (#330), Colors: Color Throwdown Challenge (#680); and Tools: Happy Little Stamper Challenge (Dies – February 2022. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Crumb Cake cardstock. Background Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock dry-embossed withContinue reading “Iconic Dies – Happy Birthday”

A Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Hi, welcome back!  Trying to catch a deadline. This card is for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#569) and I selected the colors from the current Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#112). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Mint Macaron cardstock. Continue reading “A Friendly Hello Birthday Card”

Winter Blue Jay – Best Wishes

Hi, welcome back!  Deadlines, deadlines and a few more deadlines. This card is for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#513) and I selected a Winter Theme to play along with CAS on Friday (#219). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Night of Navy cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” xContinue reading “Winter Blue Jay – Best Wishes”