Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday

I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  So exciting!  Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity.   Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity. You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color,Continue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday”

In Bloom – Happy Birthday

We are starting over again.  New stamps, new ideas…sketches never go out of style!  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS001. Not sure what happened re: Sunday. I just a chance to work on this sketch today. Hope you will like it! Colors were inspired by the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#100).  The theme was chosen toContinue reading “In Bloom – Happy Birthday”

Apple Pie = Special Day

Popping in for a quick post.  Getting ready for today’s class and had an idea that just needed to be tried. Theme: CAS on Friday (#205) and Style: CASology (#391). Stampin’ Up! has released a Digital Download of FREE images.  UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY.  You can find it at my on-line store. And this is theContinue reading “Apple Pie = Special Day”

Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes

More deadlines…working with the CAS Colors and Sketches Challenge today (#419) and the Colour INKspiration Challenge (#99). Such soft pretty colors and a sweet little sketch. Here is the result. Steps: I started with a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the Leafy Vine image from the Quite Curvy stamp set in SoftContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Birthday Wishes”

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”

Garden Wishes – Best Wishes

Thought I would try my hand at another new Challenge:  Fusion.  I like the concept: use the sketch, use the inspiration photo for theme – color – image separately or fuse the two. Although it was a Mother’s Day theme, I went with a Best Wishes theme. Today, I opted for the Sketch only.  IContinue reading “Garden Wishes – Best Wishes”

Wrapped Bouquet – Love You Bunches

Almost a year’s worth of Sunday Sketches.  WOW!  Number 51 – SS051. I took inspiration from The Card Concept Challenge (#154) photograph.  The Blue and White Table Setting is reflected in my choice of patterned paper.  A Blue and Very Vanilla sheet of Designer Series Paper from the Boho Indigo Product Medley kit.  Never oneContinue reading “Wrapped Bouquet – Love You Bunches”

Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For

We are planning a little break in the house of Johnstone and I am working hard at getting ahead with a few more challenges… Sketch – Global Design Project (#290); Colours – CAS Colours & Sketches (#418) and Theme – Make My Monday (#147). And this is the result: Steps: Three elements on the sketchContinue reading “Enjoy the Moment – Good Things Are Worth Waiting For”

Sweet Strawberry – So Sweet

I am a little behind with the Sunday Sketch – SS050.  I wanted to use the layout for my class today and to keep it simple so that it fit the Stampin’ Up! #SimpleStamping challenge for May.  And this is one of the featured cards for my class: I started with a (3” x 3¼”)Continue reading “Sweet Strawberry – So Sweet”

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”