Hand-Penned Petals – Thank You

One more card for today…chasing down a deadline. Playing with: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#673) and mixing it up with Color Throwdown (#707), Stamping Up Only (#309), Double Trouble (#119) and Kylie Bertucci’s September International Highlights theme. Don’t forget to vote for my card: LINK Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were adheredContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Thank You”

To A Classic – Happy Birthday

Welcome back!  Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Weekend. One of our favorite activities is to go Cruising with our 1966 Classic Impala.  This is a passionate hobby of my husband. Isn’t she a beauty? I am playing with the following challenges: Cupcake Inspiration (#551) which I missed, Just Add Ink (#619), CAS on FridayContinue reading “To A Classic – Happy Birthday”

North Pole Mischief – Birthday Gift

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the Facebook Case-ing the Catalog challenge (#368). I am having some fun with this sketch, and I have taken inspiration from a few other challenges: Sentiment Theme – Paper Players (#603); Subject Theme – Global Design Projects (#355); and Color – TGIF (#380). Here is my bright and fun result: Continue reading “North Pole Mischief – Birthday Gift”

Nothing Better Than – Frozen Cocktails

Welcome back!  Isn’t it incredible how hot it seems to be everywhere at the moment?  I have a solution…relax with a very cool cocktail… Several challenges today: Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#566); Colors – Facebook SU! Color (August) and Themes – Cupcake Inspiration (#549), Give a Girl a Cookie (#171) and Four SeasonsContinue reading “Nothing Better Than – Frozen Cocktails”

Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday

A color challenge deadline is approaching, Just Add Ink (#613)…such a pretty combination, Fresh Freesia (soft purple), Starry Sky (vibrant blue) and Mint Macaron (lovely shade of green).  But what to do with them? I pulled out the super pretty Black and White Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and opted to watercolor one of theContinue reading “Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday”

Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card

One more… Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#661), Theme and Colors: The Flower Challenge (#69) and Sentiment: The Alphabet Challenge (Letter “F”). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Balmy Blue cardstock. Background Panel: (5” x 3¾”) Black Dotted patterned piece of paper from the now retired Pattern PartyContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Perfectly Penciled Friendship Card”

Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#389) is a Sketch. Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#603) for the chosen colors and CAS on Friday (#231) for the theme and card style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3¼” x 3¼”) Silver FoilContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams”

Flowers of Friendship – Heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day

It’s Tuesday!! Case-ing Tuesday Challenge (#347) and Stampin’ Through the Catalog Facebook Challenges. We have a Sketch, we have a Sentiment but we need more… …Colors: Inspire Create Challenge (#112) and Tools – Embossing Folder(s): Can You Handle the Pressure (#3) with a Twist and Just Us Girls (#623). Let’s see what happened: Steps: CardContinue reading “Flowers of Friendship – Heartfelt Happy Mother’s Day”

Playful Dots – Biggest Wish for a Happy Birthday

Welcome back! Some interesting challenges available at the moment.  The Global Design Project (#331) team want you to play with Circles and Dots and the Just Add Ink (#592) team wants you to pick two of three elements.  I chose Patterned Paper and Layers.  I brought these suggestions together using the current sketch from theContinue reading “Playful Dots – Biggest Wish for a Happy Birthday”

A Sunny Thank You

A quick card to meet a Sketch deadline… Playing with Sketch Saturday Challenge (#694).  The Alphabet Challenge Letter was released today: “X” is for Xanthic (relating to the color Yellow) and the Paper Craft Crew Challenge (#460) is a Tic Tac Toe board.  How about we combine all three? Here is the result: Steps: CardContinue reading “A Sunny Thank You”