Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169).  If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love… Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  MyContinue reading “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko”

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”

Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!

Playing with a few more challenges: Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#440), Theme/Colors: The Card Concept (#160) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (M). Here is the result: Steps: For the Sunflower element, I stamped the Sunflower image from the Jar of Flowers stamp set with Early Espresso ink on to a scrap of Basic WhiteContinue reading “Jar of Flowers – Forever Fern – You Can Do This!”

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”

All The Good Things – Good Fortune and more…

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#278) is THINGS WITH TAILS. What has a tail?  A coin, a kite, an airplane, an animal, a fish…not sure what else but I settled on a fish, a Koi fish or two. Here is what I came up with: Steps: Hunting for a “Tail”, I came acrossContinue reading “All The Good Things – Good Fortune and more…”

Beautifully Penned – Thank You

Playing in the Studio.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon…I am totally in love with the Designer Series Paper – Beautifully Penned. So many possibilities… Creating for a few challenges.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#432); Color: TGIF (#328); Style and Materials: Stampin’ Up! August #SimpleStamping Challenge. Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Thank You”

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”