Treasured Medallion – Today We Celebrate You!

Last card of the day.  Why is that so many challenges have Sunday deadlines?  Or why is it that I only had Sunday this week to play in the Studio today? Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#439), Theme: Inspire-Create-Challenge (#100) and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Dies Challenge (September). Inspire-Create-Challenge is celebrating their 100th challenge.  CongratulationsContinue reading “Treasured Medallion – Today We Celebrate You!”

Four Season Floral – Happy Birthday

Can you stand another one?  Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#624), Color/Tools/Technique: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#132) and Theme/Technique: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#223). Here is the result: Steps: For the Faux Stitching and Die Cut, I die-cut a piece of the Petal Pink Mottled paper pattern from the retired Peony Garden Designer Series PaperContinue reading “Four Season Floral – Happy Birthday”

Power of Hope – Happy Birthday

The past little holiday we took has had a serious impact on my stamping rhythm.  A few challenges… This week over at the Global Design Project (#310), the challenge is a Sketch and for my theme, I selected the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#284) – People.  Here is the result: Steps: Designer Series Paper: AllContinue reading “Power of Hope – Happy Birthday”

Shaded Summer – Happy Birthday

A few challenges…It makes this this girl happy to create for challenges.  My husband jokes about the “Covid-Pile” of stacked cards.  Creating keeps me busy and engaged in my favorite hobby. This week over at the Global Design Project (#308), the challenge is to CASE the Designer – Wilma De Korte.  I chose the ThemeContinue reading “Shaded Summer – Happy Birthday”

Shaded Summer – Friendship Card

Welcome back!  Another deadline…card number two! The CAS Colours and Sketches Team doubled up the challenge for this week.  They went retro with a previous sketch and a throwback to some delightful retired colors. I was on the hunt…dug out the old ink pads and dove through the scrap bins…success!! Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Friendship Card”

Beautifully Penned – Happy Birthday

Welcome to the Holiday Monday!  Never seems to be a day of rest over here in the Studio.  But is it really labor when it is just what you want to do?  Playing with Paper, Ink and Stamps.  How are you spending your day off? Today’s Challenges: Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#501), Subject andContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Happy Birthday”

Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much

Welcome back!  There are a lot of theme and color challenges this coming week and very few sketches.  Isn’t that the way it goes…feast or famine.  What I always find very interesting is that with so many choices out there, the collective universe always seems to be on the same wave length…so, I am goingContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – You Mean So Much”

Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You

Wishing you a happy day!  How do you spend your Sundays?  Me? I like to create a storm in the Studio.  Several challenges combined for this card. Sketch and Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#520); Theme: Just Add Ink (#569); Theme: TGIF (#331) and Colors, Tools and Style: The Paper Players (#556) Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You”

Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”