Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow? Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274). Here is the result: To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps. Continue reading “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Blossoms in Bloom – Hello

Sunday again, and I am catching up on a few more challenge deadlines. Playing with the sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#508) and the colors from the Color Throw Down Team (#645). Here is the result: Steps: Rectangles: (1½” x 3½”) cut from two patterned sheets from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack.Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Hello”

Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved

Deadlines are looming and I am playing with The Spot Challenge (#163) and using the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#644). And this is the result: Steps: On the Background Panel (4” x 5¼”), I stamped the Watercolor Image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in So Saffron ink above the Cross StripContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved”

Better Places

This week’s TGIF Challenge (#316) is a sketch and I chose the current Color Throw Down (#643) palette to create this card with the new Hostess stamp set, Better Places. Keeping it simple…#SimpleStamping…stamps, papers and inks! And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (3¼” x 2⅛”) Basic White cardstock.  The Scenery image was stampedContinue reading “Better Places”

Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You

Number 52…a full year of sketches completed.  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS052. Colors were inspired by the Color Throw Down Challenge – CTD642. Here is the result. Two techniques:  Clear Color Embossing and Bleach Painting. I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (2¼” x 3½”).  The Floral image from the Color &Continue reading “Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You”

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)”

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”

Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping explores Stencils and some of the techniques that can be employed when using them.  For this card, I chose to use Decorative Masks to make my own patterned paper.  I decided to use the current sketch challenge over at The Spot – #158 for the layout ofContinue reading “Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks”

One Single Life – Timeless Floral

Time for this week’s Sunday Sketch – SS045.  I chose to use the colors suggested by the Color Throw Down Team – CTD633.  A very soft and subtle palette. Here is what I created: These are the steps I followed: For the light blue, I selected to use Seaside Spray.  The card base and theContinue reading “One Single Life – Timeless Floral”