Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!

Is it only me that cannot believe how fast the world turns?  You blink and another year has gone by… Inspiration from the following: SKETCH: Fab Friday Challenges (#217) and COLOR: CAS Colours & Sketches Challenges (#427). Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Crushed Curry cardstock double dry-embossed.  Bottom inch withContinue reading “Itty Bitty Birthdays – Another Year Older!”

Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel

It is the Holiday Weekend!  HAPPY July 4th.  We have a few plans so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to make room to have some fun…and I am giving myself permission to play with retired stamp sets. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Double Embossing, SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS006 and I chose CARDZContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel”

Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color challenge.  The color choices were inspired by the photograph. Choose at least three when making your project. Anything goes…however, I was inspired by the nautical influence for my card today. These colors were combined with two other challenges today.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#425) andContinue reading “Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!”

Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake

The Global Design Project Challenge (#296) is to case a card created by Emma Goddard.  My inspiration for this C.A.S.E. (copy and selectively edit), was the photo presented by The Card Concept Challenge (#157).    Vacations at the Lake, a lazy day in the boat and a Hudson’s Bay Blanket to throw over your legsContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – At the Lake”

Natural Textures – Hello Friend

A really quick and easy card when you just have to get it out in the post.  Truly a #SimpleStamping card! I combined the challenges I set out for you to keep you stamping and engaged.  What did you make? Here is the result: The image I selected to illustrate the Masculine theme was aContinue reading “Natural Textures – Hello Friend”

Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm

Today, I am tackling the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#609) and chose the theme suggested by the As You See It team (#252). Here is the result: Stormy weather suggested a monochromatic color scheme. Steps: Focal Image: (2⅜” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  The Rectangle image from the Watercolor Shapes stamp set was stamped with 2ndContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Are My True North in any Storm”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

A Good Man – Dad Remembered

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday Challenge (#662): Choose from the Archives (#279) and picking the theme from The Spot Challenge (#164), the Materials from The Paper Players (#523): Tic Tac Toe Challenge with the colors suggested by the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#422). Creating a dream sequence where my father is stillContinue reading “A Good Man – Dad Remembered”

On A Wing – The Sky is the Limit

Dipping in to the stash with a little nostalgia.  We have to admit that there are just some stamp sets we choose to hang on to and more than a few leftover bits and pieces of cardstock and patterned paper. For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#114), the retired stamp set the Sky is theContinue reading “On A Wing – The Sky is the Limit”

Sailing Home – You Make a Difference

For today’s challenges mash up… Sketch – Paper Craft Crew (#425); Subject – Cardz 4 Guyz (#270) and Color – Paper Players (#540). And this is the result: Steps: For the Guy theme, I chose to work with the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.  Any color would work for a MonochromaticContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Make a Difference”