Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!

Chasing a deadline… Playing with the Sketch Saturday (#696) layout and the Make My Monday (#170) colors. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (5” x 3¾”) Basic White cardstock. Using Stampin’ Write Markers, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy, the “arrow”Continue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!”

Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays

Several Rainbow themed challenges this week.  Let’s be a little unconventional and play! For the theme: Inspiration Station (#26) and Global Design Project (#335) and the color ideology from the Paper Craft Crew (#463) to use non-traditional rainbow colors.  So, let’s use the colors suggested by the Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists and the Tuesday MorningContinue reading “Rainbows and Sunshine – Happiest of Birthdays”

Happiest of Birthdays

A rainy day…perfect for hanging out in the Studio… Had a play with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#498) and the Just Add Ink Challenge (#567). Here is the result: Steps: The sentiment, Wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays, from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set was stamped with Early Espresso ink on to aContinue reading “Happiest of Birthdays”


Keep Stamping Saturday // Sunday Sketch – SS031 I just can’t seem to keep up.  Perhaps it is because the holidays are rolling in… My Saturday Keep Stamping theme was Candles. According to the international calendar of days, Saturday was Candle Day.  Saturday came and went. Maybe I could combine Saturday’s theme with Sunday’s Sketch. Continue reading “HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS – Blow Your Candles”


Sunday Sketch – SS030- November 29th, 2020 Taking liberty with this week’s sketch.  Five elements in this layout.  A Card Base, Mat, Matted Panel and a ribbon bow feature.  I have a base, a mat, step matted element and plenty of bows! For today’s sketch, (I am so behind…getting ready for my Holiday Stamping Class),Continue reading “HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS – IT’S YOUR DAY!”

Friday Simple Stamping – Seasonal Birthday

 October 16th, 2020 This week the chosen theme for Simple Stamping is Birthday using Seasonal Colors.  Featured are the stamp sets Happiest of Birthdays and Bloom & Grow.  Open line images beg to be colored and I used three different mediums for the coloring on these cards. Each card has a clean and simple esthetic. Continue reading “Friday Simple Stamping – Seasonal Birthday”

Saturday Keep Stamping – Embossed Shadow Stamping

September 26th, 2020 This week my challenge was to make a card using the technique called EMBOSSED SHADOW STAMPING.  I ran into a little time crunch and needed a Birthday card for a guy…so only one card to show you. IT’S YOUR DAY! To compliment the sentiment from Happiest of Birthdays, I chose the lighthouseContinue reading “Saturday Keep Stamping – Embossed Shadow Stamping”

Friday Simple Stamping – Encouragement

September 11th, 2020 This week the theme for Simple Stamping is Encouragement.  According to the National Register of Calendar Days, tomorrow, September 12th is Encouragement Day.  I am sure that someone in your life needs a little pep talk! Today, I am featuring “Loyal Leaves” stamp set.  Encouragement sentiments have been selected from a fewContinue reading “Friday Simple Stamping – Encouragement”