Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment

Playing with sketches, colors and ideas.  How about a colorful birthday card for a little fellow? Sketch: Freshly Made (#490), Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches (#424) and Theme: Cardz 4 (little) Guys (#274). Here is the result: To fit the theme, for Dogs or Puppies, I needed to dive into my retired stash of stamps. Continue reading “Bella and Friends – Enjoy the Moment”

Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday

Having some fun with a few challenges today.  I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow! Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#423), Sentiment/Theme/ Colors: Seize The Birthday – Nautical (#216), Theme: Make My Monday (#150) Outdoor Fun. Here is the result: Steps: Shapes / Circles (1) and (2):Continue reading “Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday”

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”

You Are So Fly – Batter Up! Birthday

A quick post showing you what I made for a challenge that is due today. Working with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#422) and mixing it up with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#115). The May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Batter Up! had the ideal Sports motif and the sketch worked really nice forContinue reading “You Are So Fly – Batter Up! Birthday”

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”

Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note

I’m back from my short holiday…back to work or rather back to the Studio to play with my toys… Created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Team – FMS477 using the CAS Colours and Sketches color challenge – #411.  Here is what I created: Working bottom to top. Card Base (8½” x 4¼” scoredContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note”

Scrap Strips…We all have them.  Let’s Make Cards!

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch intended for you to use up some of those half-inch scraps you keep for another day project.  Well today is the day! All of the cards I made use some manner of scrap strips from my bins.  Where the scraps originally came fromContinue reading “Scrap Strips…We all have them.  Let’s Make Cards!”

ENJOY THE MOMENT – Simple and Good Things

CASE-ING TUESDAY #284 Challenge For today’s card, I chose to keep it all very simple as the Sketch was very straight forward. Which stamp set to use? Which patterned paper to use? Which color to choose? Those are the questions I ask myself as I start to create a card.  Having a sketch as aContinue reading “ENJOY THE MOMENT – Simple and Good Things”

ENJOY THE MOMENT – Friendship Card

Sunday Sketch – SS032 Never too late to get a project completed.  The important thing is that I got it done and I am pretty happy with how it turned out! Here is what I came up with…using a new stamp set: Enjoy the Moment that will be available in January.  An organic nature setContinue reading “ENJOY THE MOMENT – Friendship Card”