A Study in Red – Something Fancy Valentine

Welcome to the weekend!  Time to play in the Studio… Several challenges are going Red…and at this time of the year red often goes with a Valentine.  So here is my clean and simple take. Today’s Line-Up: Festive Friday (#126), Give a Crafter a Cookie (#176), Inkspirational (#282) , Paper Craft Crew (#503) and bringingContinue reading “A Study in Red – Something Fancy Valentine”

Amazing You – Full of Love

Just one more card…one last challenge deadline!  Black and White, anyone? The Challenges: Just Us Girls (#663), Colorful Options (January), Stampin’ Up! Only (#318) and bringing it all together, Tuesday Morning Sketches (692). Here is the result: Steps: Always a fan of Black and White.  This is a very simple stamped card.  Just Stamp, InkContinue reading “Amazing You – Full of Love”

The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

Welcome back!  A few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines… The Challenges: Use Your Stuff (#475) – Inspired by a Book, Color Throwdown (#727) and Sketch Saturday (#717), I really enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  It is a work of historical fiction based on the true life of Johanna BongerContinue reading “The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers”

Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman

Having a bit of fun with a bunch of challenges today.  Principally, the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#392).  While there may not be any snow here in my neck of the woods, there sure is a lot from where I came from…let’s go skating! My choices were influenced by:  Retro Rubber (#198), Four Seasons (January), ShoppingContinue reading “Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman”

Love Cats – Three Hearts

Welcome back!  Time again for the Hand Stamped Sentiments (#406) challenge.  This time it is an inspirational mood board reminiscent of Valentine’s Day.  How will you be inspired? Me? I chose the Colors, Cat and Hearts. My design was also influenced by the following challenges: Make My Monday (#192) – Three Hearts, Color Hues (#45)Continue reading “Love Cats – Three Hearts”

Amazing Year – Enjoy Your Day Bouquet

Design Team Time…must be a Tuesday.  Welcome back to the first 2023 challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments (#405). Color anyone? Inspiration came from two places.  As You See It (#289b) for the floral bouquet and Paper Players (#622) for the tag and I chose the sketch from Sunday Stamps (#300). Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Amazing Year – Enjoy Your Day Bouquet”

Beautifully Happy – Happy Thoughts

Welcome back!  I am playing with some of my new goodies.  The new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure goes live tomorrow, and I am giving you a wee sneak peek! I chose the sketch and some of the inspiration photo colors from Inspired By (#218) to make my card.  I felt that theContinue reading “Beautifully Happy – Happy Thoughts”

Winter Fun

Another New Year card celebrating the fun ways to get about in the snow and ice. Today’s challenges: The Card Concept (#185), The Male Room (#169) and Freshly Made Sketches (#566). Here is the result: Steps: All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch layout.  The top Skate was popped upContinue reading “Winter Fun”

Welcome to 2023 – Cheers

Happy New Year. Starting with a little bit of Cheer to celebrate the New Year.  Welcome back! A few challenges to get into the spirit…Inspiration Station (#44) for the grown-up version, Just Add Ink (#635) and Atlantic Hearts (#505). Here is the result: Steps: Completing the card, the Champagne Glasses were adhered in place onContinue reading “Welcome to 2023 – Cheers”

Christmas Bells – Celebrate the Season

Need an idea for a Christmas card?  Have some sparkly paper on hand?  Have some fun! Playing with the Festive Friday (#124) challenge… along with Happy Little Stampers (December) Christmas and Dies challenges. Here is the result:  Steps: Two of my favorite stamp sets in my Christmas collection came together for a pretty little card. Continue reading “Christmas Bells – Celebrate the Season”