Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor

Welcome back! Fall may actually be here.  The temperature has dropped, and I have a few red leaves on my Maple tree. Several challenges are pursuing a Fall theme and I created this card influenced by them.  Inspiration Station (#39), Make the Cards (#63), Tic Tac Toe (#178) and Global Design Project (#359). Here isContinue reading “Beautiful Day – Autumn Splendor”

Happiness Abounds – Just Because

Hi and welcome back to the Studio!  A number of current challenges involve color and specifically the new Stampin’ Up! 2022 / 2024 In-Colors. CAS Colours & Sketches (#475); Sunday Stamps (#285); and Inspire Create (#119): So, I have combined them with the current Global Design Challenge (#348) to case the layout of a cardContinue reading “Happiness Abounds – Just Because”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”

Gorgeous Leaves – A Little Note

Having a wonderful play with a few more challenges. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#509) with the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#666) along with the Less is More Challenge (#454) and the CAS on Friday Challenge (#216) for Style and Theme. Here is the result: Steps: Single layer card base (7” xContinue reading “Gorgeous Leaves – A Little Note”

Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note

I’m back from my short holiday…back to work or rather back to the Studio to play with my toys… Created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Team – FMS477 using the CAS Colours and Sketches color challenge – #411.  Here is what I created: Working bottom to top. Card Base (8½” x 4¼” scoredContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – A Little Note”

Gilded Floral – Thanks

Every month, a fellow demonstrator, Kylie Bertucci creates a space to showcase our cards. The top ten card makers are invited to participate in a blog hop held later in the month.  While I have participated in the past, I have not asked anyone to vote for me.  I would appreciate it, if you couldContinue reading “Gilded Floral – Thanks”

Bouquet of Hope – Hello

Hard to believe that I actually got this week’s Sunday Sketch – SS043 completed for this Sunday! I chose the color scheme from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge – CTD631 and altered the sketch slightly to fit the trendy Slimline card size as suggested by the design team over at The Spot Challenge – #151Continue reading “Bouquet of Hope – Hello”

Just a Little Floral Note

Another dark and rainy day…perfect time to catch up a few outstanding personal projects. I so loved the Weekend Color Challenge when I chose it, back in January, for last week but got a little overwhelmed with how to use all the colors together.  Last week’s Sketch was on my to do list but gotContinue reading “Just a Little Floral Note”

Under My Umbrella – Showers of Flowers

Last week’s Sunday Sketch – SS041 got away from me as it is already Friday.  It is a great layout for a scene.  A week ago, a fellow Demonstrator made a card that caught my imagination and reminded me that I really like the stamp set she used and I was inspired to case herContinue reading “Under My Umbrella – Showers of Flowers”

Opulent Treasured Medallion

So many beautiful new stamp sets in the 2021 Spring Mini Catalog. Difficult to choose which one to use at any given time. This week’s sketch over at The Paper Craft Crew – PCC413 was the inspiration for my card using the Treasured Medallion stamp set. Here is what I created: The beauty of PrettyContinue reading “Opulent Treasured Medallion”