A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

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”

Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel

It is the Holiday Weekend!  HAPPY July 4th.  We have a few plans so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to make room to have some fun…and I am giving myself permission to play with retired stamp sets. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Double Embossing, SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS006 and I chose CARDZContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel”

Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible

There a few challenges out there that are looking for a CAS style of card.  CAS (Clean and Simple) is very hard for me to do.  I always want to add a little bit more, especially texture.  This time I kept the card very clean. Inspired by the following challenges.  Subject / Style: The PaperContinue reading “Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible”

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”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges…Inspiration came from the following: Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#658); Color – Fab Friday (#212) and Technique – TGIF (#314) And this is the result: Steps: To create the Ombre effect on my three panel strips (⅝” x 3”), I used a variety ofContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”

Grace’s Garden – Positive Thoughts

Another fun evening…Christine Bertram’s Mystery Stamp Night for April. Christine provides you with Clue #1.  These are the materials you need to prepare before she goes live.  Following subsequent clues, you create your card in real time.  But never fear, if you miss the live broadcast, you can always watch the replay. Select a pieceContinue reading “Grace’s Garden – Positive Thoughts”

Butterfly Bijou – Making Magic

Another challenge deadline is coming up fast.  I really liked the suggested sketch this week from the Paper Craft Crew – PCC423 and played with the current colors suggested by the Global Design Team – GDP289. I have been creating projects with the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and had a few pieces on myContinue reading “Butterfly Bijou – Making Magic”

Brushed Blooms – Wishing You All The Best

I needed a card for a friend and I chose to work with the colors suggested by the Color Throw Down Team – CTD632 I did not mean to make a card so literal to the inspiration photo. I wrote the colors down in my TO DO note book a week ago. Spring and SpringContinue reading “Brushed Blooms – Wishing You All The Best”

Celebrating You with a Wrapped Bouquet

Playing around in the Studio with the MOJO Monday Sketch #554 and The SPOT Creative Challenge #152. Here is what I created: The painted chair inspired the (2¾” x 4½”) panel.  I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock and dry embossed it with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  To create the pickled effect,Continue reading “Celebrating You with a Wrapped Bouquet”