Better Than Ever – Every Year!

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#277) is AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. and just like fine wine, you get better with age… I hope I inspire you to join us with this challenge and that you will create your own “Age” card! Here is what I came up with: Steps: Focal Scene: (2¼”Continue reading “Better Than Ever – Every Year!”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference

I have started designing for the CARDZ 4 GUYZ Team.  So excited to be welcomed. This week the challenge (#275) theme is: KEYS I took a browse through all of my stamp sets…(I have lots)…and looked for all that had keys. Although many of the stamp sets used are retired, they are keepers because IContinue reading “The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference”

World of Dreams Twilight – Hello, Hello

Keeping it ever so simple for this quick post. Stamps, Ink and Paper only for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge (#298) and the Theme Challenge over at Paper Craft Crew (#433). As I continue to play with stamp sets in my stash, here is the result: Note: I used my off-set sentiments in lieuContinue reading “World of Dreams Twilight – Hello, Hello”

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”

A Garden full of Thanks

Two challenges today.  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#510) and Tic Tac Toe (#118).  I opted to combine the White-on-White technique with the suggested sketch with TSOT510 and the row I chose from TTTC118 allowed me to choose a color, in this case Shimmery White and a CAS (clean and simple) design.  The center square isContinue reading “A Garden full of Thanks”

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”

Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!

Every month Stampin’ Up! creates a #SimpleStamping Challenge and this month in addition to just Stamps, Paper and Ink, we are encouraged to use a Punch.  With this in mind, I gave the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge (#365) a try. Here is the result: For my color scheme, I went with the tone-on-toneContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!”

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”