Joyful Life – Good Friends

Having a play with some delightful colors and a great new stamp set, Joyful Life.  Those two, Buster Bear and Cotton Tail are having so much fun! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#497) Inverted; Color: Paper Players Challenge (#553) and as I water colored the image, Happy Little Stampers August Water Color Challenge. Here isContinue reading “Joyful Life – Good Friends”

Nothing Better Than – Chocolate on your Special Day

And the challenges keep on coming…can you stand to look at another of my creations today? Sketch: Try Stampin’ on Tuesday Challenge (#517); Color and Subject: August Cookie Challenge (#159) and Theme: Seize the Birthday Challenge (#220). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: (1½” x ¾”) Basic White cardstock.  The Bon-Bons from the NothingContinue reading “Nothing Better Than – Chocolate on your Special Day”

Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Hello

Hi, thought I would share another card I made for a few more challenges that are coming due… Sketch: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#262); Color and Materials: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#124) which tied in nicely with the Stampin’ Up! August Colour Challenge on Facebook. Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) JustContinue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Penned Flowers Hello”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

Feels Like Home – Missing You

The free SALE-A-BRATION stamp set Feels Like Home was also a first pick from the upcoming August / September 2021 Brochure.  This stamp set can be yours for a qualifying $50.00 US purchase. The end of the month is quickly approaching and I have not yet participated in the Stampin’ Up! July Color Challenge.  TimeContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”

Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

These two stamp sets:  Quiet Meadow and Nature’s Harvest go so well together.  Nature’s Harvest will be available next month as it debuts in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set was my first pick from the catalog! Inspiration for this card came from several sources: The Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551),Continue reading “Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

Biggest Wish – Thanks

This week, the Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#314) is a sample from page 95 of the 2021/2022 Annual Catalog. I was inspired by a few other challenges.  Color: The Color Throw Down Challenge (#653); Materials: The Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#123) – Center Line; and Tool: The Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge. Here is theContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Thanks”

Hello, Baby – Welcome Little One

A cute little baby card. INSPIRATION: Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#613); Theme: Double Trouble Challenges (#88); and Materials and Colors: Tic Tac Toe Challenges (#121) Here is the result: I did dive in to my stash of retired stamps and papers for this challenge because they worked so well for a sweet baby card.  AllContinue reading “Hello, Baby – Welcome Little One”

Golden Anniversary – Congratulations

It so happens that I have been invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a friend.  I, of course, needed to create a card. Lots of inspiration out there in the challenge blog world this week… FUSION – Summer Dreamin’ for the Sketch and a pick up on the soft whites and beiges along withContinue reading “Golden Anniversary – Congratulations”

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”