Winter Rose – Hello

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#378) is a Color Challenge. Playing around with the Iconic Dies.  I chose the floral inspiration photograph and the sketch from the Inspired By Challenge (#197) to create my card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛”Continue reading “Winter Rose – Hello”

Blessings Of Home – Thank You

Welcome back!  A change of pace from Holiday cards…using one of the new stamp sets that will be available in January 2022. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#633); Theme: Inspire Create (#104); and Color: Color Throwdown (#670). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5⅜”Continue reading “Blessings Of Home – Thank You”

Share What You Love – Thanks

A very quick and simple card this afternoon.  The Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers are often all you need to make a pretty card.  Mixing new with old is also a fun way to use up items in your stash. The current sketch offered by the Global Design Team (#318) is perfect for simple stamping. Continue reading “Share What You Love – Thanks”

Blessings of Home – Thank You

I thought I would take a stab at Kylie Bertucci’s November International Blog Highlights Theme Challenge – Thank You. I would be honored if you chose to vote for my card. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/VoteForMeNovember2021 My card was inspired by the following challenges. Sketch & Style: Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#531) and Colors: TGIFContinue reading “Blessings of Home – Thank You”

Artistically Inked – Best Wishes

Welcome back!  Today I created another clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#443) with the colors from the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#375) using one single bundle product line from Stampin’ Up! Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  TheContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Best Wishes”

Merriest Moments – Joy

On to the next Holidays…Thanksgiving followed by Christmas! This afternoon, I decided to tackle Stampin’ Up! October Simple Stamping Challenge (Stamps, Ink, and Paper) Theme: Christmas or New Year’s and (yeah!) we were allowed to add embellishments. I selected the current layout from Tuesday Morning Sketches (#629) because it was perfect for showcasing a stampContinue reading “Merriest Moments – Joy”

Shaded Summer – Love You

Hi!  Welcome back!  Are you ready for Halloween?  How can it be the end of the month already? A couple of challenges end today and I am sneaking in a card to be considered… Sketch: Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays Challenge (#529) and Color: the Facebook Stampin’ Up! Only Colour Challenge for October. I swapped outContinue reading “Shaded Summer – Love You”

Floral Happy Birthday

Over at As You See It, there is a luscious color challenge (#261) and I chose to use the technique challenge suggested by the TGIF team (#339) to create this afternoon’s card. Here is the result: Steps: The alcohol blending technique is very popular at the moment and I do like playing with color… IContinue reading “Floral Happy Birthday”

Inspired Thoughts – Floral Hello

Catching up on a few challenges… Subject: The Flower Challenge (#61) Fifth Anniversary Celebration; Colors: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#442); Materials and Tools: The Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#448) Tic Tac Toe Board. All mixed up with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#327) Sketch. Here is the result: Steps: Tic: Die Cut – HexagonContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Floral Hello”

Nature’s Harvest – Thank You

…and I am back…had a very lovely visit with family…but time to get back to creating… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#508) with the colors from the Facebook Colour INKspiration Challenge (#109). Keeping it Simple – Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image – Echinacea:  Very Vanilla cardstock (2⅝” x 3⅞”).  The Blossoms image andContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thank You”