The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

Welcome back!  A few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines… The Challenges: Use Your Stuff (#475) – Inspired by a Book, Color Throwdown (#727) and Sketch Saturday (#717), I really enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  It is a work of historical fiction based on the true life of Johanna BongerContinue reading “The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers”

Embellished Ornaments

Card number two for today.  Giving myself a speed challenge courtesy of As You See It (#289).  Can I do it ten minutes or less?  Let’s see… I chose the sketch from Freshly Made (#564) and the colors from Color Throwdown (#721). The trick for speed stamping is to be prepared and then set theContinue reading “Embellished Ornaments”

Post Script – Mixed Media Hello

Hi!  Next challenge deadline… Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#685), Inspiration: Festive Friday (#123) and Colors: Color Throwdown (#720). Here is the result:  Steps: All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch layout. An interesting mix of elements for a subtle Hello card. Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Continue reading “Post Script – Mixed Media Hello”

Coffee Cafe – Life Happens, Coffee Helps

I hope you have had your cup of caffeine today.  What is your favorite?  Coffee, Tea, Cocoa?  I am a true lover of coffee. Over at Double Trouble (#125a), the team has a coffee theme going on and partnering with the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and Caffeinated Christmas Cards (#11).  I’m game! I choseContinue reading “Coffee Cafe – Life Happens, Coffee Helps”

Butterfly – Happy Everything Blueprints

Welcome back to the Inque Spot Studio!  The suggested option for the current Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s Sketch challenge (#580) is Flight.  I have had the Tim Holtz: Happy Everything Blueprints stamp set for a long time but it had never seen ink.  The Butterfly image felt appropriate for the theme to create a cleanContinue reading “Butterfly – Happy Everything Blueprints”

Sweet Candy Canes – Merry & Bright

One more Holiday card.  Thursday’s featured stamp set on the Facebook Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge is Sweet Candy Canes found on page 10 of the July – December Mini Catalog. I selected the sketch over at Global Design Project (#366) which I tweaked a bit and chose the suggested colors over at Color ThrowdownContinue reading “Sweet Candy Canes – Merry & Bright”

Special Day, Special Person – Framed Florets

Happy Sunday! I had an opportunity to squeeze in a clean and simple card for the Freshly Made Sketches (#558) and Color Throwdown (#715) challenges. Did you have a chance to be creative this weekend? Here is the result:  Steps: The Squares were arranged and the Floral Accent was added.  A retired Gold Iridescent EnamelContinue reading “Special Day, Special Person – Framed Florets”

Soft Seedlings – Hello

Welcome back!  A Sunday to play in the Studio… Playing with Color Throwdown (#714) and the sketch over at Atlantic Hearts (#494). Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were arranged and adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Leaves were popped up with Dimensionals. A great Fall Hello cardContinue reading “Soft Seedlings – Hello”

Potted Geraniums – Happiness

Another Sunday deadline…so glad that I have time to play in the Studio! Working with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#493) and the Color Throwdown Challenge (#713). Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were arranged on the card base to resemble the sketch.  The Flowers were popped up with Dimensionals. Love itContinue reading “Potted Geraniums – Happiness”

Amazing Bear – Count on Me

Welcome back!  Hope you are enjoying your Weekend. Over at The Male Room (#166), the challenge is to choose a song title and create a card.  I chose “Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear” by Harry Nilsson.  For my Bear, I opted for the cutie in the Count on Me stamp set. To completeContinue reading “Amazing Bear – Count on Me”