Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy

It just so happens that I need such a card.  Sympathy cards are my least favorite occasion to create for.  That being said, this card will be on its way in Monday’s post. I chose the layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC420), the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS363) and there is a current theme challengeContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy”

Treasured Moments – Butterfly

The colors chosen by The Spot Challenge Team this week – TSC #161 are fun and bright and I paired them with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge – TMS #605 to create this pretty card. Here is what I created… Sketch (Card) Elements: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored @ 4¼”) Granny Apple Green BackgroundContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Butterfly”

All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a theme based.  The image I chose is the other half of the adage: Spring Showers bring May Flowers.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout from Try Stampin’ OnContinue reading “All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme”

Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges as deadlines approach. Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#659) and Color – Color Hues (#17). And this is the result: I knew that I wanted something bold for the colorful circles.  Rooting around in my stash I came across several older Paper Pumpkin andContinue reading “Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats”

Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#303) was combined with the Global Design Project (#291) Theme Challenge and the TGIF Color Challenge (#315). This is a nice sketch.  I love the color combo and creating birthday cards is always fun! And this is the result: Steps: Very popular at the moment is the Alcohol BlendingContinue reading “Beautiful Moments – It’s Your Birthday!”

Sailing Home – You Make a Difference

For today’s challenges mash up… Sketch – Paper Craft Crew (#425); Subject – Cardz 4 Guyz (#270) and Color – Paper Players (#540). And this is the result: Steps: For the Guy theme, I chose to work with the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.  Any color would work for a MonochromaticContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Make a Difference”

A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby

Having fun with a few more challenges… Sketch – Just Add Ink (#553); Subject – CAS on Sunday (#204) and Color – AS You See It (#249). And this is the result: Steps: I chose the sweet little Honey Bear from the retired A Little Wild stamp set for the Baby.  Inked in Soft SuedeContinue reading “A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby”

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)”

Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For

We are planning a little break in the house of Johnstone and I am working hard at getting ahead with a few more challenges… Sketch – Global Design Project (#290); Colours – CAS Colours & Sketches (#418) and Theme – Make My Monday (#147). And this is the result: Steps: Three elements on the sketchContinue reading “Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For”

Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You

I love playing along with the various Card Challenges that are out in the blog world.  A little inspiration goes a long way. So, today, my starting point was the sketch over at As You See It – AYSI248.  The colors were inspired by the selection over at the Color Throw Down – CTD640.  TheContinue reading “Color & Contour – Sweet Thank You”