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”

Reindeer – Ringed with Nature Christmas

Having some fun with a few more ideas presented by Inspired By (#214) and Inspiration Station (#43) and sharing with Critter Crazy (#69). Here is the result:  Steps: Enjoying the Red, Black and White color scheme with the Plaids, Checks and Trees for this fun magical Holiday Reindeer card.  Love inspiration challenges. Thanks for spendingContinue reading “Reindeer – Ringed with Nature Christmas”

Special Delivery – Merry Christmas

Welcome back!  There are a ton of things I should be doing but…the Studio beckons and a few more ideas are rumbling around in my head. Each month, Stampin’ Up! presents us with a few opportunities to play with our products: #SimpleStamping (Just Stamps, Inks, Paper and perhaps a twist) and #CreativeChallenge (Could be Anything). Continue reading “Special Delivery – Merry Christmas”

Holiday Happy – Mingle All the Way

Welcome to the Hand Stamped Sentiments (#402) Color challenge beginning today! I selected the sketch and took some inspiration from the Inspired By (#211) challenge. My take-away was the concept of three, the triangular shapes and the holiday colors. Here is the result:  Steps: I like “Chalk Board” Art and the designs in the MingleContinue reading “Holiday Happy – Mingle All the Way”

Driving By in a Groovy VW Bus – Just to Say Hi!

So, let’s get back to The Inque Spot Studio Weekly Challenges.  I am resuming where I left off with the Sunday Sketch SS015. For my second card of 2022, I selected to use the FREE Sale-a-bration offerings: Driving By stamp set and the fun and colorful Sunshine and Rainbows Designer Series Paper. This card wasContinue reading “Driving By in a Groovy VW Bus – Just to Say Hi!”

Stitched Stars – Winter Peace and Happiness

Chasing another deadline…and I mixed it up with a few others… The current Global Design Project Challenge (#320) is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) a lovely card created by Kayla McCreadie.  I selected a Winter Themed Holiday card and my inspiration take-aways were: a) Layered Die-Cuts, b) Blended Background, c) Soft Background Wording, andContinue reading “Stitched Stars – Winter Peace and Happiness”

Winter Rose – Hello

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#378) is a Color Challenge. Playing around with the Iconic Dies.  I chose the floral inspiration photograph and the sketch from the Inspired By Challenge (#197) to create my card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛”Continue reading “Winter Rose – Hello”

Holiday Splendor – Merry

I am back!  A few days R&R.  Four missed challenges (can’t get them all sometimes) and a bit of catch up this evening on a few more challenges before I miss their deadlines too! Sketch and Theme:  Inspired By (#196); Tools, Materials and Colors: As You See It (#263) and additional Materials: Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Holiday Splendor – Merry”

Delivering Cheer – Wrapped in Love

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#330). I did change the orientation to vertical from horizontal and flipped the two panels putting the taller one on top of wider one.  My choice of materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Delivering Cheer – Wrapped in Love”

Welcome Home, Friend

Hi!  Today I am having fun with the Inspired By Sketch and Theme Challenge (#194).  This time of year we are experiencing the Fall/Autumn colors (They are peaking in my area at the moment) and getting our homes ready to welcome friends and family over for Thanksgiving. A few other challenges fit this theme too. Continue reading “Welcome Home, Friend”