Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You

Having a play with the current Paper Craft Crew Theme (#469) and Sketch (#470) Challenges for a quick Scrap Card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Gold Vellum Scrap Strips: approximately (3½” to 4”) by (½” to ⅝”) LeftContinue reading “Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You”

Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends

I have the honor of guesting with Retro Rubber for their Groovy Sixties Color Challenge (#179).  What fun…color challenges are one of my favorites!  I selected the retired stamp set Feathery Friends (circa 2017) for this project.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors chosen: Both LightContinue reading “Groovy Sixties Color Pop – Feathery Friends”

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”

Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!

Chasing a deadline… Playing with the Sketch Saturday (#696) layout and the Make My Monday (#170) colors. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (5” x 3¾”) Basic White cardstock. Using Stampin’ Write Markers, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy, the “arrow”Continue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!”

Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays

Several Rainbow themed challenges this week.  Let’s be a little unconventional and play! For the theme: Inspiration Station (#26) and Global Design Project (#335) and the color ideology from the Paper Craft Crew (#463) to use non-traditional rainbow colors.  So, let’s use the colors suggested by the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists and the Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays”

Beautiful Moments – Celebration

How can it already be Thursday?  I am still catching up, but I wanted to share the card I created for my Inque Spot Studio Challenges to keep you stamping from last weekend. I chose to participate in today’s Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog suggested stamp set, Hello Beautiful and picked the colors from theContinue reading “Beautiful Moments – Celebration”

Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#384) is Color.  Such a pretty mix, this time around… I picked one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Lovely Lattice, for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#151) for subject, theme and technique and water-colored the image for the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge.  The Spring theme wasContinue reading “Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News”

Floral Birthday – Celebrate

A quick card for a few CAS (clean and simple) challenges.  I tried my hand at creating doodled flowers. Less is More (#459) and CAS on Friday (#226) were the challenges, and I chose the colors from the current CAS Colours & Sketches (#459) to play with. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base /Continue reading “Floral Birthday – Celebrate”

Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored

Welcome back!  Let’s play with a few challenges… Inspiration Station (#24) Mardi Gras, Retro Rubber (#177) Tic Tac Toe Board and bringing it all together, Freshly Made Sketches (#525). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base / Card Front: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Gold cardstock. Side Trim: (½” x 5½”) Basic BlackContinue reading “Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored”

Floral Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing

Chasing a few more challenges…welcome back! Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#458); Color: CAS Colours & Sketches (#455); Style: AAA Cards (#207) and Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday (February). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Top Square: Starting with a (5½” x 4¼”) piece of Copy Paper, IContinue reading “Floral Color & Contour – You’re Absolutely Amazing”