Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You

Hi!  Welcome back. Chasing down a few more deadlines!  Sketch: Freshly Made (#529); Colors: TGIF (#362); and Theme: International Highlights for April from Kylie Bertucci. Here is the result: Like my card? Please Vote… Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Coastal Cabana cardstock dry-embossedContinue reading “Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You”

Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest

A quick little card for the Freshly Made Sketches (#527) challenge and the Color Throwdown (#684) challenge… Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Gray Granite cardstock. Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Basic White cardstock. The sentiment, You’re the nicest, was stamped with Gray Granite ink in the upperContinue reading “Honeybee Home – You’re the Nicest”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Sundays are great days to spend in the Craft Studio. So, Let’s see what I just finished making… I worked with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#526). I was influenced by, but did not enter, the following challenges:  Tic Tac Toe (#152) for the Floral, Spring Color and Die Cut line and the Colors fromContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”

Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored

Welcome back!  Let’s play with a few challenges… Inspiration Station (#24) Mardi Gras, Retro Rubber (#177) Tic Tac Toe Board and bringing it all together, Freshly Made Sketches (#525). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base / Card Front: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Gold cardstock. Side Trim: (½” x 5½”) Basic BlackContinue reading “Celebrate in Style – Truly Tailored”

Honeybee Home – Thank You

A quick card to meet a few of today’s deadlines… Playing with Freshly Made Sketches (#521) and the colors from Color Throw Down (#678). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Crumb Cake cardstock. Top Panel: (4” x 3¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  The sentiment, Thank You, from the ArtfullyContinue reading “Honeybee Home – Thank You”

Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes

Welcome back!  There is really something very elegant when you combine black with silver.  I recall a lovely LBD (Little Black Dress) I wore to a fancy-dress party at Holiday Time.  I chose to hand sew a string of Rhinestones around the neckline and the sleeve cuffs.  The silvery sparkle elevated that simple dress toContinue reading “Simply Sophisticated – Christmas Wishes”

Approaching Perfection – Birthday Card

Let’s play with some Fall colors and create a fun Birthday card. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#505), Colors: Color Throw Down Challenge (#662) and Theme: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#224). Here is the result: Steps: The “Topping” for the Seize the Birthday challenge is to add a “Cake”.  I selected the Cake image fromContinue reading “Approaching Perfection – Birthday Card”

In Your Words – Fantabulistic!

Hi, welcome back!  Ran out of steam yesterday but there is another deadline looming, so… Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#504), Theme: Less Is More (#452) and Color: CAS Colours & Sketches (#438). Here is the result: Steps: Mini Slim Line card. For the Hexagons, I die-cut four colors of cardstock: Basic White, Granny AppleContinue reading “In Your Words – Fantabulistic!”

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”

Mountain Air – Happy Birthday

Time to celebrate the 500th Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!  Incredible.  I love to use a sketch as a starting point and the library of options at Freshly Made Sketches is an great resource.  The Design Team strives for a clean and simple esthetic and that was what I was working towards.  However, asContinue reading “Mountain Air – Happy Birthday”