Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Keeping it simple and having a play with colors and coloring. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning (#611) and Color Throw Down (#648) Here is the result: Steps: Floral Panel: (2⅞” x 4¾”) True Love Designer Series Paper colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Soft SeaContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday

Over at the Color Hue challenge site, the colors are Black and Aqua.  Such a striking combination! I felt that the Saturday Sketch (#665) would work nicely for the idea that popped in to my head. I pulled out a piece of retired Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the matching Stampin’ Write Marker for this project. Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday”

Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#309) was mixed with the Global Design Project Color Challenge (#297) and the TGIF Technique Challenge (#321). A fun and friendly Peek-a-Boo Birthday card… Here is what I created: Steps: Daisy Cut-Outs: (1⅜” x 2¾”) and (1” x 2⅜”) Basic White cardstock.  Using the Stamparatus Positioning Tool, the largeContinue reading “Daisy Garden – Biggest Wishes for your Birthday, my Friend”

Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow? Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274). Here is the result: To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps. Continue reading “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment”

Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!

Every month Stampin’ Up! creates a #SimpleStamping Challenge and this month in addition to just Stamps, Paper and Ink, we are encouraged to use a Punch.  With this in mind, I gave the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge (#365) a try. Here is the result: For my color scheme, I went with the tone-on-toneContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!”

Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”

Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday

Having some fun with a few challenges today.  I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow! Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#423), Sentiment/Theme/ Colors: Seize The Birthday – Nautical (#216), Theme: Make My Monday (#150) Outdoor Fun. Here is the result: Steps: Shapes / Circles (1) and (2):Continue reading “Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Mediterranean Moments – Celebrate Summer

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#307) was mixed with both The Paper Players (#544) Signs of Summer theme challenge and the Retro Rubber (#160) Summer Breeze theme challenge.  This is the result: Who wouldn’t love to take a summer trip to Italy, hop on a Vespa and have a picnic at the beach…I’m justContinue reading “Mediterranean Moments – Celebrate Summer”