Vintage Bird – Nature Walk

A quick card for the Paper Players (#624) clean and simple Bird theme. A favorite bird, the wren, from the retired Nature Walk stamp set was selected for this challenge. Here is the result: Steps: A few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added for a bit of sparkle.  A no greeting blank note card celebratingContinue reading “Vintage Bird – Nature Walk”

The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

Welcome back!  A few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines… The Challenges: Use Your Stuff (#475) – Inspired by a Book, Color Throwdown (#727) and Sketch Saturday (#717), I really enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  It is a work of historical fiction based on the true life of Johanna BongerContinue reading “The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers”

Butterfly – Happy Everything Blueprints

Welcome back to the Inque Spot Studio!  The suggested option for the current Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s Sketch challenge (#580) is Flight.  I have had the Tim Holtz: Happy Everything Blueprints stamp set for a long time but it had never seen ink.  The Butterfly image felt appropriate for the theme to create a cleanContinue reading “Butterfly – Happy Everything Blueprints”

Naturals Note Card

Getting in a little more play time!  A whole slew of challenges for this card:  Double Trouble (#121) partnering with Use Your Stuff (#467).  Color Scheme suggested by Crafter’s Café (#289) and Stampin’ Up! Only (#311).  Additional Materials influenced by Inkspirational (#274) and Note Card Style as suggested by TGIF (#388). Here is the result: Continue reading “Naturals Note Card”

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”