Butterfly Brilliance – Chic Birthday

Welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#395) launching today! Be sure to visit and see what the Design Team created. This fortnight, we have a Sketch for you.  Looking forward to seeing what you will create. My theme, color and style were influenced by the following challenges: Theme: Just Us Girls (#644), Color: ColorContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – Chic Birthday”

Season of Chic – You Are Amazing

Welcome back!  I am playing around with several new products.  The Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder & Die Set along with some of the very pretty items that make up part of the Texture Chic Suite. I opted to use the sketch only from the current FUSION challenge… and matched it up with the JustContinue reading “Season of Chic – You Are Amazing”

Perfect Pairings – Stars & Stripes

It is the summer holiday weekend! Time for some star-spangled color. Color Hues (#44), Cupcake Inspirations (#547) and Four Seasons (July): And I chose the current Facebook Case-ing Tuesday Sketch (#362): Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Starry Sky cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾” x 5”) Basic White cardstockContinue reading “Perfect Pairings – Stars & Stripes”

Charming Sentiments – Splendid Stems

Welcome back!  Having a nice play in the Studio…working on a few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines and a little sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog available in July. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#477), Theme and Technique: Seize the Birthday (#240) and Color: Color Hues (#43). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base:Continue reading “Charming Sentiments – Splendid Stems”

Nature’s Prints Floral – Perfectly Penciled

It has been a Sunday chore day, but I managed to squeeze a few moments to make this quick little card. Playing with two challenges:  Stampin’ Up! Only (#303) for the theme and Color Hues (#42) for the color choice.  The Sketch was inspired by a card I recently saw made by Sue Vine. (SeeContinue reading “Nature’s Prints Floral – Perfectly Penciled”

Wildflower Path – Happy Birthday

Cool and cloudy today – perfect weather to play in the Studio. The challenges: Sketch: Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#549) Option: Scraps Color: Color Hues (#38) Pink & Green Subject: The Flower Challenge (#67) add a Heart and Theme: Seize the Birthday (#235) add Stripes Here is the result: Steps: In order of how IContinue reading “Wildflower Path – Happy Birthday”

I Can’t Begin to Count…

…when we’ve laughed together or counted sheep! A fun card mixing up a few challenges: AAA Cards Challenge (#211) for Style and Theme; Color Hues (#37) for Colors; and a Sketch idea from an older Tuesday Morning Sketches design. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.Continue reading “I Can’t Begin to Count…”

Special Moments – Good Luck Gift Package

It is not too often that I create gift packaging or Dimensional projects however there is such a challenge over at Inpire.Create.Challenge (#111) this week so, I will give it a try. Floating around the crafty-sphere, I came across an interesting 3D gift packaging idea created by Alison Primmer-Bradley (L’Atelier D’Alison) that felt new andContinue reading “Special Moments – Good Luck Gift Package”

Art in Bloom – Stay Strong

Many are making cards in support of Ukraine and I chose to contribute. Over at Color Hues (#36), the colors are yellow and blue… … and I chose the sketch over at Paper Craft Crew (#461) and the Tic Toc Toe (#151) for the focal image and embellishment. A quick card. Here is the result:Continue reading “Art in Bloom – Stay Strong”

Happy Birthday Hugs

Ready for number two? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#644), Theme: Seize the Birthday (#233) and Color: Color Hues (#35). I wanted to keep the sketch as clean as possible as there were only two elements and the dichromatic option means only two colors, so I went with the suggested pink and blue colors. I alsoContinue reading “Happy Birthday Hugs”