Daisy Lane – Thank You

The inspiration photo presented by the Cookie Challenge (#158) for July is so pretty.  Lovely little flowers in soft colors bearing the message, Thank You. I created a very quick and simple card based on the theme and colors. Here is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The Daisies fromContinue reading “Daisy Lane – Thank You”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts

Can you tell that I was away from the Studio for several weeks?  Lots of challenges to catch up on before the month is through and deadlines are looming. Over at TGIF, the challenge is to decorate an envelope.  I do not do this too often unless the card is for someone very special.  I,Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts”

Hello Color – Happy Birthday

The Color Combination Challenge over at The Color Hues (#22) is one of my all-time favorites.  Who can resist the freshness of Lime Green (closest color match Granny Apple Green) and Aqua (closest color matches Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay). The retired stamp set, Hello Color was just perfect for this challenge.  A Hippy DippyContinue reading “Hello Color – Happy Birthday”

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”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Keeping it simple and having a play with colors and coloring. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning (#611) and Color Throw Down (#648) Here is the result: Steps: Floral Panel: (2⅞” x 4¾”) True Love Designer Series Paper colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Soft SeaContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch

My take on this week’s Sunday Sketch Challenge – SS005. The choice of stamp set – Celebrate Sunflowers was influenced by the Color Challenge presented by Hand Stamped Sentiments (#366). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: Sunflowers.  The smaller Sunflower image was stamped twice on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock using MementoContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges…Inspiration came from the following: Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#658); Color – Fab Friday (#212) and Technique – TGIF (#314) And this is the result: Steps: To create the Ombre effect on my three panel strips (⅝” x 3”), I used a variety ofContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”