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”

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”

Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible

There a few challenges out there that are looking for a CAS style of card.  CAS (Clean and Simple) is very hard for me to do.  I always want to add a little bit more, especially texture.  This time I kept the card very clean. Inspired by the following challenges.  Subject / Style: The PaperContinue reading “Nature’s Berries – Anything is Possible”

Better Places

This week’s TGIF Challenge (#316) is a sketch and I chose the current Color Throw Down (#643) palette to create this card with the new Hostess stamp set, Better Places. Keeping it simple…#SimpleStamping…stamps, papers and inks! And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (3¼” x 2⅛”) Basic White cardstock.  The Scenery image was stampedContinue reading “Better Places”

Bamboo Beauty

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#304) is mixed with the new stamp set, Bamboo Beauty.  I love the simplicity of oriental design. This is a nice sketch.  Tons of possibilities… And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (4⅛” x 3⅛”) Basic White cardstock.  Accent Panel (3” x 5”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock. UsingContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty”

Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day

I wanted to create a card for the current Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #313 and the deadline is today.  The theme:  Masculine.  Always a challenge to create cards for men.  For most, pinks and purples just doesn’t cut it! I chose the layout from the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge – PCC422 and since I usedContinue reading “Rooted in Nature – Father’s Day”

Strong, Loyal and True – Painted Poppies with Loyal Leaves

Creating for a few challenges today: Layout/Sketch: Global Design Project – GDP286 Theme – Outdoor Colors: Paper Craft Crew – PCC421 Colors: Color Throw Down – CTD637 Sentiment – Comfort: CASology – Week 387 And this is the result: I went for a minimalist Clean and Simple look for the square card design.   FocalContinue reading “Strong, Loyal and True – Painted Poppies with Loyal Leaves”

Positive Thoughts – Friends Like You…

Celebrating how friends help us through it all. Positive Thoughts is a great stamp set.  I love the nature elements and the sentiments.  The one I used:  Friends like you …mean more every year was split apart with the second half stamped inside the card. The layout for this card was inspired by the currentContinue reading “Positive Thoughts – Friends Like You…”

Nature’s Beauty – Birthday Fox

There are a few Theme Challenges this week: Global Design Project – GDP279   ANIMAL CASology – Week 384   FOX and Watercooler Wednesday Challenge – WWC309   MASCULINE I wanted to keep this card very clean with minimal layers yet be striking. From the Nature’s Beauty stamp set, I stamped the Fox on to a small pieceContinue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Birthday Fox”

Dandy Garden Suite

Every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays there is an opportunity to “Stamp Through the Catalog” with like-minded Stampers.  The stamp set(s) are pre-selected and you can play along and create.  I like to participate in this activity and this week, I had the stamp set(s).  Tuesday was Garden Wishes and Thursday was Dragonfly Garden.  BothContinue reading “Dandy Garden Suite”