Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference

I have started designing for the CARDZ 4 GUYZ Team.  So excited to be welcomed. This week the challenge (#275) theme is: KEYS I took a browse through all of my stamp sets…(I have lots)…and looked for all that had keys. Although many of the stamp sets used are retired, they are keepers because IContinue reading “The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference”

Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!

Is it only me that cannot believe how fast the world turns?  You blink and another year has gone by… Inspiration from the following: SKETCH: Fab Friday Challenges (#217) and COLOR: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenges (#427). Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Crushed Curry cardstock double dry-embossed.  Bottom inch withContinue reading “Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!”

Just Want to Say – Happy Birthday

Who is a star in your life?  Celebrate them in a big way… Inspiration from the following: SKETCH: Sunday Sketch Challenges (#260); COLOR: Color Throw Down (#650); and THEME: Seize The Birthday Challenges (#218) Here is the result: Steps: DSP Panel: (3¾” x 5½”) Neutrals Family Designer Series Paper Stack (retired Smoky Slate Dotted pattern).Continue reading “Just Want to Say – Happy Birthday”

Pierced Blossoms – I Like You

Having a little fun combining a number of challenges.  I sometimes think we are all on a collective wave as often as not different groups think similarly… SKETCH: Freshly Made Sketch Challenges (#493); COLOR: Color Hues Challenges (#21); SUBJECT, THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Flower Challenge (#58); and THEME and/or MATERIAL TYPE: The Paper PlayersContinue reading “Pierced Blossoms – I Like You”

Biggest Wish – Hello

My second speed challenge.  What can you make in under 10 minutes?  The As You See It Challenge (#253) asked if you can do it and use Foliage as your theme. Here is the result: How long do you think it took? Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Soft Succulent cardstock. AccentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts

I decided to play with the Blended Alcohol Technique for this card. Over at Sunday Stamps (#259), the current challenge is Color and you must pick at least three colors.  As a “Green” girl, I opted for what I determined to be White, Soft Sea Foam, Just Jade and Pool Party. To create the backgroundContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Caring Thoughts”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday

Over at the Color Hue challenge site, the colors are Black and Aqua.  Such a striking combination! I felt that the Saturday Sketch (#665) would work nicely for the idea that popped in to my head. I pulled out a piece of retired Tempting Turquoise cardstock and the matching Stampin’ Write Marker for this project. Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Birthday”

Bamboo Beauty – Strength

One of my favorite challenges has a deadline today…got to get cracking! The challenges that I combined are – Sketch: Just Add Ink (#558), Colors: The Paper Players (#545), and Theme: CASology (Week 392). Here is the result: Steps: Shape / Circle: (2⅝”) Shimmery White cardstock die-cut with one of the Layering Circle Dies. TheContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Strength”

Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”