Ringed with Nature – Friends

Welcome to both the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#398) and the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge (#305) launching today! This week, I am combing both of my team challenges.  We have a great Sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and a great Technique, Distressing, just perfect for Guy cards at Cardz 4 Guyz. Let the funContinue reading “Ringed with Nature – Friends”

Fresh Cut Flowers – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  Slow start to my day.  I had a number of errands to take care of this morning.  Just happy that I had some time to play this afternoon. Working with the current FUSION challenge (Pinwheels) and the Just Add Ink (#620) Inspiration photograph. Here is the result: Steps: All of the elements wereContinue reading “Fresh Cut Flowers – Thinking of You”

Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor

Welcome back! Fall may actually be here.  The temperature has dropped, and I have a few red leaves on my Maple tree. Several challenges are pursuing a Fall theme and I created this card influenced by them.  Inspiration Station (#39), Make the Cards (#63), Tic Tac Toe (#178) and Global Design Project (#359). Here isContinue reading “Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor”

Count On Me – Love

Welcome back!  I just got back from the New Orleans Stampin’ Up! BackStage conference.  What an interesting city.  What a great conference! Anyhow, happy to be back in the Studio and I am catching up with a few challenge deadlines. Sketch: CAS Colour & Sketches (#484), Festive Friday (#116) for the Materials and the AlphabetContinue reading “Count On Me – Love”

Sending Smiles – Thank You

A very clean and simple card for you today…I completely ran out of time yesterday and a deadline is nearing on one of my favorite challenges. CAS Colour & Sketches (#483) for the cool colors and marrying them up with the Sending Smiles stamp set and the current Sunday Stamps (#290) Sketch. Here is theContinue reading “Sending Smiles – Thank You”

Hello – Garden Birdhouses

It’s Sunday!  And another challenge deadline has snuck up on me…so, indulge me. Working with the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Sketch (#568), the Colors suggested by Creative Colour Challenges (#50) and picking up two elements from the Just Add Ink (#617) Choose Two Challenge. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Hello – Garden Birdhouses”

Jar of Flowers – Friendship Card

Hey there, welcome back!  While I had the watercolor paper and the brushes out…why not use them for the Global Design Project (#356) Challenge to Case (Copy and Selectively Edit) of a lovely card created by Emma Goddard. Elements:  Floral Spray, Centered Greeting, Colors, Background Decorative Pattern, Twine and Gems. Here is the result:  Steps:Continue reading “Jar of Flowers – Friendship Card”

Fresh Cut Flowers – Season of Chic Birthday Wishes

Welcome back!  It was a busy day.  A full house for my afternoon class.  So, I am taking a few minutes (LOL) to create a card this evening. More challenges today: As You See It (#281) Recipe; Make the Cards (#61) for the Colors; Freshly Made (#549) for the Sketch; and Colour Crazy Craft (#32)Continue reading “Fresh Cut Flowers – Season of Chic Birthday Wishes”

Merriest Moments – Yuletide Christmas

Welcome back!  In anticipation of my upcoming Holiday cards class that begins this month and runs through to November…Let’s get in the spirit. Four challenges today: Make My Monday (#181) Christmas in August, Jingle Belles for a Slim-Line card, Tic Tac Toe (#175) for the elements and the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#671) that I adaptedContinue reading “Merriest Moments – Yuletide Christmas”

You’ve Been Good – North Pole Mischief

Happy Tuesday and a happy day!  I have some more time to play. Several really fun challenge ideas have been combined for this card.  Most nights, I have challenges on the “brain” and often have a plan when I wake up… Paper Players (#604) – Black and White with a Pop of Color; Can YouContinue reading “You’ve Been Good – North Pole Mischief”