Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

The Tuesday after Labor Day was always the first day back at school when I was growing up.  So, I am celebrating… Several challenges also have this theme: Make The Card (#62), Make My Monday (#182), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#172) along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#489).  I have also incorporatedContinue reading “Greeting Card Kids – Off to School”

Garden Birdhouses – Your Special Day

Happy Tuesday.  Time again for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge! This week, we are encouraged to use a Stencil.  Will you use one that comes in a package or will you create your own?  Cannot wait to see what you will create. I chose the current sketch over at Inspire Create (#123) and the colorsContinue reading “Garden Birdhouses – Your Special Day”

Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference

Happy Tuesday.  Time again for the Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge! Be sure to check out all the great projects made by the Design Team. This week, the theme is “Get a Little Dirty”, and we mean for you to add some Grunge and/or Distressing to your project.  Cannot wait to see what you will create.Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – You Make a Difference”

Beach Camping – You’ve Got Style

Welcome to the middle of the week.  Are you ready for a vacation?  How about camping at the beach? A few challenges inspired today’s card.  Inkspirational (#270) and Color Dare (#506) along with the colors over at Inspire Create (#121).  Bringing my idea together, Sketch Saturday (#705). The VW Camper translated into the new CaravanContinue reading “Beach Camping – You’ve Got Style”

You’re Absolutely Amazing – Butterfly Brilliance

A quick little project for you today. I made this sweet little framed project for a good friend and I thought I would share it with the Inspire Create Challenge group. Here is the result:  Steps: Frame: (5½” x 5½” with a 4” opening) Black with Hanging Ribbon Background: (4” x 4”) Floral patterned pieceContinue reading “You’re Absolutely Amazing – Butterfly Brilliance”

Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

A Nice Cuppa – With a Friend

Welcome back to the work week.  I have a bright and bold card for you today! I got to make choices:  Just Add Ink (#607) and Tic, Tac, Toe (#165). And I chose the colors from Cupcake Inspiration (#546) and loosely based the layout on the Inspire Create (#118) Sketch. Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “A Nice Cuppa – With a Friend”

Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found You

Hello and welcome back.  Alas, it is Week Four and therefore this is my last day as guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May.  It was a pleasure to be asked and I hope I get the opportunity to participate again. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#471)Continue reading “Friends Are Like Seashells – I’m So Happy I Found 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”

Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart

Welcome back!  How about a mash up of a few challenges? I started with the Inspire Create Challenge Sketch (#113) and turned it into a Fun Fold for the Creative Creases Challenge (#28).  Over at Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge (#4), in addition to using Embossing Folders and Powders, I added the color GreenContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart”