Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!

Every month Stampin’ Up! creates a #SimpleStamping Challenge and this month in addition to just Stamps, Paper and Ink, we are encouraged to use a Punch.  With this in mind, I gave the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge (#365) a try. Here is the result: For my color scheme, I went with the tone-on-toneContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!”

Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much

A quick little card to enter into the Freshly Made Sketch (#488) Challenge using the Reflection Technique. Here we go… Steps: Focal Image: The Black-Eyed Susan Floral image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede ink to the right and again on to a hard plastic sheet (much like that whichContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much”

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”

Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend

Another round of challenges… Sketch – Freshly Made Sketches (FMS483); Subject, Technique and Materials – TIC TAC TOE (TTTC111); Sentiment – CASology (Week #389). And this is the result: For the TTTC111 Tic Tac Toe, I chose Shimmer, Shine, Glitter; Coloring; Dragonfly.  The FMS483 Sketch allowed any shape, so the Silver Embossed, Colored, Shimmery DragonflyContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Dear Friend”

Happy Spring – Weekend Theme Challenge – Spring Showers

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a theme based.  The image I chose is evocative of the adage: April Showers bring May Flowers.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout for the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “Happy Spring – Weekend Theme Challenge – Spring Showers”

You’re So Nice

To put up with me and all my posts. I get so energized by working through various challenges. Working in the Studio is my happy place! So this is what I worked on this afternoon. I liked the color combination from the CAS Color and Sketches Challenge #407 this week.  Misty Moonlight, Flirty Flamingo andContinue reading “You’re So Nice”

Dandy Garden Suite

Every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays there is an opportunity to “Stamp Through the Catalog” with like-minded Stampers.  The stamp set(s) are pre-selected and you can play along and create.  I like to participate in this activity and this week, I had the stamp set(s).  Tuesday was Garden Wishes and Thursday was Dragonfly Garden.  BothContinue reading “Dandy Garden Suite”

Dragonfly Garden Wishes – Hello

Yesterday, I created a card with the Forever Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It was still on my work table and it was just begging to be used.  I came across the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge – FMS470.  This sketch was the perfect setting for the Laser-Cut backgrounds. I hope you like this card asContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden Wishes – Hello”

Ornate Garden – Thank You

Today, I have created a card to enter in to an International Challenge.  The Theme is Thank You.  There is so much to be grateful for and I enjoy making these types of cards. It is important to acknowledge those that make a difference. The colors I chose to work with are from Colour INKspirationContinue reading “Ornate Garden – Thank You”

Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Sampler

For my class this week, Celebration of Color – All Occasions Cards, I chose to highlight the beautiful Sale-a-bration Field & Flowers Designer Series Papers. The inspiration for the cards I created came from various sketch challenges.  Sunday Sketch SS038, Case-ing Tuesday #288, Just Add Ink #538, and The Power of Three as suggested byContinue reading “Flower & Field Designer Series Paper Sampler”