Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169).  If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love… Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  MyContinue reading “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko”

Color Me Autumn – Happy Birthday

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#281) is to create a Birthday card in Autumn colors. I have been doing a little bit of a cleanup in the Studio.  When I do this, I am always surprised by what I find. So, I decided to create this card from with some of those discoveries.Continue reading “Color Me Autumn – Happy Birthday”

The Power of One – Friend

The CASology Challenge – Cue Word (#395) is ONE. I created my card using the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#322) Sketch. ONE Image, ONE Word and ONE Color… Here is the result: Steps: I chose to use Very Vanilla cardstock as a neutral and Cajun Craze as my color. Background panel (4” x 5¼”) VeryContinue reading “The Power of One – Friend”

Biggest Wish – Hello

Welcome back and welcome to October! Knocking off a few challenges today…Sketch: Paper Players (#560), Color/Theme/Tools: Retro Rubber (#168) and Theme: Global Design Project (#311). Here is the result: Steps: For the Retro Rubber Challenge, I selected the retired stamp set Totally Trees (circa 2016).  Several of the Trees look like Foliage Leaves.  Three differentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

Daisy Lane – It’s Your Time to Shine!

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#280) is to add some Metal to your card.  How about a whole lot of metal? I have been away for a bit of a holiday and had a lovely time and the deadline for this challenge is just around the corner.  I wanted to create a greatContinue reading “Daisy Lane – It’s Your Time to Shine!”

Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog. The board this week has so many wonderful choices. I was torn…I had lots of ideas. I finally settled on the middle line: Die Cuts, Coloring and Wood. Here is the result: Steps: For the Die Cuts, I selectedContinue reading “Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You”

Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary

A few more challenges…Wedding White with gold and/or silver just won’t cut it with my husband…something a little more down to earth is more his style. The optional element for the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Sketch challenge (#522) was Anniversary.  Down to earth is clean and simple so I selected one of the linesContinue reading “Intricate Leaves – Happy Anniversary”

Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special

I couldn’t resist The Spot Challenge (#162) this week.  Case the Designer: Maheswari Rajaguru. I took a browse through her Pinterest page and selected this card to CASE.  Copy and Selectively Edit. And this is the result: Steps: For the Ombre Panel (3¾” x 3”), I chose to cut up one of the Evening Evergreen OmbreContinue reading “Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special”

Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping explores Stencils and some of the techniques that can be employed when using them.  For this card, I chose to use Decorative Masks to make my own patterned paper.  I decided to use the current sketch challenge over at The Spot – #158 for the layout ofContinue reading “Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks”