Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You

Having a play with the current Paper Craft Crew Theme (#469) and Sketch (#470) Challenges for a quick Scrap Card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3” x 4¼”) Gold Vellum Scrap Strips: approximately (3½” to 4”) by (½” to ⅝”) LeftContinue reading “Shiny Celebration – Let’s Celebrate You”

Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#296) is the theme Wildlife. Again, I chose a Deer.  The majestic stag from the retired Nature’s Beauty stamp set is one of my favorite wildlife images. I complimented my scene with images from the new Grassy Grove stamp set and the sentiment from the Nothings Better ThanContinue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Be Awesome”

Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#389) is a Sketch. Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#603) for the chosen colors and CAS on Friday (#231) for the theme and card style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3¼” x 3¼”) Silver FoilContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams”

Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness

Hello and welcome back.  Week Two as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#469) this week is a Sketch: Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#602) Choose Two – Stenciling, Heat Embossing or Texture Paste. Happy Little Stampers (May) Stencil – AnythingContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – May all your Paths lead to Happiness”

All Squared Away – Good Things Grow

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#293) is to add texture to your card. What does texture mean to you?  Dry or Heat Embossing, Visual Patterns, Layers, Twine or Ribbon…there are a lot of textures to choose from. Bringing it all together: Just Add Ink Challenge (#597) – Choose Two [Paper and Pattern]; ColourContinue reading “All Squared Away – Good Things Grow”

Through it Together – You are Capable

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#291) is to create a Slim Line card. Wow!  That is a wide-open category…Anything Goes. I prefer to make Mini Slim-Line cards (6” x 3½”) so, I chose the layout from the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#695) and the Colors from the Facebook SU! Color Challenge for March. HereContinue reading “Through it Together – You are Capable”

Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams

One of the cards I designed for a recent class was made with the Color Throw Down Challenge (#656) in mind.  Primary colors and a back-to-school theme.  Well, my card is for the student heading off to College or University.  Their adventure is just beginning…and that is an Occasion to celebrate! Here is what IContinue reading “Setting Sail – Follow Your Dreams”

Apple Pie = Special Day

Popping in for a quick post.  Getting ready for today’s class and had an idea that just needed to be tried. Theme: CAS on Friday (#205) and Style: CASology (#391). Stampin’ Up! has released a Digital Download of FREE images.  UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY.  You can find it at my on-line store. And this is theContinue reading “Apple Pie = Special Day”

Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats

Enjoying time in the Studio and working on another round of challenges as deadlines approach. Sketch – Sketch Saturday (#659) and Color – Color Hues (#17). And this is the result: I knew that I wanted something bold for the colorful circles.  Rooting around in my stash I came across several older Paper Pumpkin andContinue reading “Celebrating Circles – Huge Congrats”