Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#381) is a color challenge. I selected the Sketch from the Paper Players (#575) Challenge.  My personal challenge was to use this sketch to create a single layer card highlighting the new Layering Decorative Masks – Butterflies and Flowers. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch. Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me.  It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together.  This week the challenge was to try a technique usingContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”

In Symmetry – You Are Unique (Celebrating You)

I wanted to play with the colors over at CAS Colours & Sketches (#451) and the deadline is quickly approaching.  I chose to add them to the current Sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#537). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Highland Heather cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾”Continue reading “In Symmetry – You Are Unique (Celebrating You)”

Winter Rose – Hello

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#378) is a Color Challenge. Playing around with the Iconic Dies.  I chose the floral inspiration photograph and the sketch from the Inspired By Challenge (#197) to create my card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛”Continue reading “Winter Rose – Hello”

Holiday Splendor – Merry

I am back!  A few days R&R.  Four missed challenges (can’t get them all sometimes) and a bit of catch up this evening on a few more challenges before I miss their deadlines too! Sketch and Theme:  Inspired By (#196); Tools, Materials and Colors: As You See It (#263) and additional Materials: Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Holiday Splendor – Merry”

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”

Delivering Cheer – Sending Love

Over at TGIF (#340), the team has created a Mash-Up of the October Challenges.  I chose the Colors (#336) and the Sketch (#337).  What a fun way to play again with some great ideas! Over at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges (#287), the request was to use favorite products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  IContinue reading “Delivering Cheer – Sending Love”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Today I created another clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#443) with the colors from the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#375) using one single bundle product line from Stampin’ Up! Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  TheContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Best Year – Wishes

Have a little fun on the weekend…and the challenges pile up and the deadlines are here before you know it. Catching up with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#499) and the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge (#433).  As I chose to create my card with flower dies, The Flower Challenge (#59). Here is what IContinue reading “Best Year – Wishes”

Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams

One of the cards I designed for a recent class was made with the Color Throw Down Challenge (#656) in mind.  Primary colors and a back-to-school theme.  Well, my card is for the student heading off to College or University.  Their adventure is just beginning…and that is an Occasion to celebrate! Here is what IContinue reading “Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams”