Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!

The Happy Little Stamper’s group puts out five different challenges each month.  The July CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge was “Citrus and Zing”.  I have to tell you I struggled with this theme.  Every Lemon type stamp set that I recalled I might still have, I could not find.  Then yesterday I had an idea. Continue reading “Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference

I have started designing for the CARDZ 4 GUYZ Team.  So excited to be welcomed. This week the challenge (#275) theme is: KEYS I took a browse through all of my stamp sets…(I have lots)…and looked for all that had keys. Although many of the stamp sets used are retired, they are keepers because IContinue reading “The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference”

Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!

Is it only me that cannot believe how fast the world turns?  You blink and another year has gone by… Inspiration from the following: SKETCH: Fab Friday Challenges (#217) and COLOR: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenges (#427). Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Crushed Curry cardstock double dry-embossed.  Bottom inch withContinue reading “Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!”

Pierced Blossoms – I Like You

Having a little fun combining a number of challenges.  I sometimes think we are all on a collective wave as often as not different groups think similarly… SKETCH: Freshly Made Sketch Challenges (#493); COLOR: Color Hues Challenges (#21); SUBJECT, THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Flower Challenge (#58); and THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Paper PlayersContinue reading “Pierced Blossoms – I Like You”

Biggest Wish – Hello

My second speed challenge.  What can you make in under 10 minutes?  The As You See It Challenge (#253) asked if you can do it and use Foliage as your theme. Here is the result: How long do you think it took? Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock. AccentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

Let’s Paint the Town, Little Lady Bug!

A fun little challenge over at CAS on Friday (208) – Lady Bugs.  Couldn’t pass this one up! Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. Accent Sentiment Label: (3⅛” x 1¾”)Continue reading “Let’s Paint the Town, Little Lady Bug!”

Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen

Catching up after the holiday weekend and mixing two challenges that are due today. Something a little chill for a hot day! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#492) and Color: Color Throw Down Challenges (#649). Here is the result: Steps: Square Card Base: (8½” x 4¼” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The Happy SnowmanContinue reading “Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen”

World of Dreams Twilight – Hello, Hello

Keeping it ever so simple for this quick post. Stamps, Ink and Paper only for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge (#298) and the Theme Challenge over at Paper Craft Crew (#433). As I continue to play with stamp sets in my stash, here is the result: Note: I used my off-set sentiments in lieuContinue reading “World of Dreams Twilight – Hello, Hello”

Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible

There a few challenges out there that are looking for a CAS style of card.  CAS (Clean and Simple) is very hard for me to do.  I always want to add a little bit more, especially texture.  This time I kept the card very clean. Inspired by the following challenges.  Subject / Style: The PaperContinue reading “Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible”