Nothing Better Than – Coffee

My day does not begin without Coffee.  How about you? Will you join me? I combined a few challenges: Sketch – CAS Colours & Sketches (#432); Colors – Global Design Project (#305) and over at Happy Little Stampers, one of the August challenges is to use Dies and I did. Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Nothing Better Than – Coffee”

You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!

I need a bit of a break from all of the June influenced “Manly” themed projects I have been creating. We all need a little glitz and glamour in our lives. I picked the color challenge from the Paper Craft Crew (#430) and the “Mark It Up!” tools challenge from the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “You Are Simply, Elegantly, Extraordinary!”

Bamboo Beauty – You Are So Loved Collage

I created a subtle masculine card with a pop of green that can be used for any occasion.  The color palette is neutral enough that it is suitably feminine as well. This card was created for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#424) using the color challenge suggested by the Paper Craft Crew (#430).    IContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – You Are So Loved Collage”

Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You

Number 52…a full year of sketches completed.  Welcome to Sunday Sketch – SS052. Colors were inspired by the Color Throw Down Challenge – CTD642. Here is the result. Two techniques:  Clear Color Embossing and Bleach Painting. I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock (2¼” x 3½”).  The Floral image from the Color &Continue reading “Color & Contour – Thanks for Being You”

Treasured Moments – Butterfly

The colors chosen by The Spot Challenge Team this week – TSC #161 are fun and bright and I paired them with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge – TMS #605 to create this pretty card. Here is what I created… Sketch (Card) Elements: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored @ 4¼”) Granny Apple Green BackgroundContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Butterfly”

All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a theme based.  The image I chose is the other half of the adage: Spring Showers bring May Flowers.  Take from it what you will.  Be inspired by the image and/or the colors.  Have fun with it! I chose the sketch layout from Try Stampin’ OnContinue reading “All Stitched Up! – Weekend Challenge – Spring Flowers Theme”

Missing You – Loyal Leaves with Hydrangea Hill

Friends – How we miss them.  So glad many have had their Covid-19 Vaccinations and we will be able to get together again soon. Loyal Leaves is a favorite stamp set.  It was always special when I found a leaf skeleton.  However, today I just used the sentiment Missing You. I love the font. TheContinue reading “Missing You – Loyal Leaves with Hydrangea Hill”

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…”