Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season

Ah, Christmas in July…and the blog world is full of challenges!  Shall we play? Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#616); Happy Little Stampers Christmas (July) – add Jingle Bells; Double Trouble (#89) – add Ribbon and use something already in your stash; and share what you made for Christmas at the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (SUO280). IfContinue reading “Bells and Boughs – The Joy of the Season”

Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts

Can you tell that I was away from the Studio for several weeks?  Lots of challenges to catch up on before the month is through and deadlines are looming. Over at TGIF, the challenge is to decorate an envelope.  I do not do this too often unless the card is for someone very special.  I,Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts”

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”

Jar of Flowers – You’ve Been on My Mind

Playing with the sketch from the TGIF Challenge (#320) today and another row from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#117). A bouquet of pretty yellow flowers in a glass jar.  I love how friendly yellow flowers are… Here is what I created: Steps: Jars: Vellum cardstock.  The two sized Jars, from the Jar of FlowersContinue reading “Jar of Flowers – You’ve Been on My Mind”

Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”

Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte

Playing with a few challenges today.  It is always fun when one challenge sparks an idea and you are able to tie it in to several other favorites challenges. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches (#485), Colors: Just Add Ink (#554), Materials: The Paper Players (#514) and additional Materials and Theme: Tic Tac Toe (#113). And thisContinue reading “Perfect Blend – Thanks a Latte”