The Gift of a Good Friend – Apple Harvest

Welcome back!  I got some of my chores finished.  A trifecta for you.  Tuesday’s featured stamp set on the Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge is Apple Harvest.  I selected the sketch over at Just Add Ink (#626) and opted for the Color Dare (#519) challenge for the color choices. Here is the result:  Steps:Continue reading “The Gift of a Good Friend – Apple Harvest”

Oceanfront – Summer Birthday

Welcome back to Tuesday.  Working on a summer masculine birthday card to showcase both the Cardz4Guyz (#299) Theme and the Hand Stamped Sentiments (#392) Sketch. and I mixed these up with a few more summer themed challenges:  Seize the Birthday (#241) and Stampin’ Up! Only (#304). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” xContinue reading “Oceanfront – Summer Birthday”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Hi, welcome back!  I have been mulling over my design for the FUSION Challenge for days and now the deadline is here.  Time to get cracking… So many elements on this Bookshelf inspired me and I had a deep dive into my collection of stamp sets (retired) to keep the scale of the images similar.Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”

Tasteful Touches – Thank You

It’s Tuesday!!  Let’s have some fun. Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Sketch Challenge (#348) and Just Add Ink (#595) Inspiration Challenge for a quick card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock. Accent Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Evening Evergreen cardstock. Background Panel: (3⅞” x 5⅛”) Soft Succulent andContinue reading “Tasteful Touches – Thank You”

Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

Continuing with my less is more theme for my WEEKEND CHALLENGE to you – SIMPLICITY, I created this elegant and simple card to show you what can do. I discovered a new blog challenge group: Less Is More which completely supports the concept of Simplicity.  What fun! A new challenge to keep my eye onContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

Feels Like Home – Missing You

The free SALE-A-BRATION stamp set Feels Like Home was also a first pick from the upcoming August / September 2021 Brochure.  This stamp set can be yours for a qualifying $50.00 US purchase. The end of the month is quickly approaching and I have not yet participated in the Stampin’ Up! July Color Challenge.  TimeContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”

Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

These two stamp sets:  Quiet Meadow and Nature’s Harvest go so well together.  Nature’s Harvest will be available next month as it debuts in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set was my first pick from the catalog! Inspiration for this card came from several sources: The Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551),Continue reading “Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch.  Keep it simple or add a little more.  The choice is yours.  Additional inspiration: Colors – Color Throw Down (#641) and Theme – The Spot Challenge (#160). And this is the result: If you do know me well you will know that IContinue reading “A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)”