Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant

I created this card for the Fusion Challenge (It’s All in the Elements).  There is a lot going on in the Inspiration Photo. My take-away? The Christmas Baubles and their colors along with the gold of the triangle. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Silver cardstock. BackgroundContinue reading “Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant”

Joyful Life – Friends

Our current challenge subject at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#282) is Animals – Actual or Animated.  When I selected this category, I had just received the Joyful Life stamp set.  All of those critters make me smile and I especially love the bike-riding pals. I hope you decide to join us and I look forward toContinue reading “Joyful Life – Friends”

Encircled in Warmth – Love, Joy and Happiness

Welcome back to the Studio!  Playing with a few challenges today and created another Holiday card. Sketch: TGIF (#337), Colors: Global Design Project (#313) and Technique: Just Us Girls (#605). Here is the result: Steps: Technique (1) Heat Embossing with an Embossing Folder Panel Strips: (3” x 3¾”) Sahara Sand cardstock.  Versamark ink was addedContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Love, Joy and Happiness”

Treasured Medallions – Celebrate

Working with the current Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#625) and one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Treasured Medallion instantly came to my mind. For this sketch, I chose the Colors from the TGIF Challenge (#336), the Tools/Technique from the Make My Monday Challenge (#158) and the Theme/Sentiment for the Inspire Create Challenge (#100). HereContinue reading “Treasured Medallions – Celebrate”

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”

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”

Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday

Time again to work on the weekly Case-ing Tuesday Challenge #300.  This week the Sample and Sketch is from page 72 of the Mini Spring Catalog.  I decided to mix it up with the Paper Players #537 Theme Challenge and the Tic Tac Toe #109 Line Challenge. And this is the result: The Tic TacContinue reading “Oh, Snap – It’s Your Birthday”