Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko

I have the pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the Retro Rubber – Anything Goes Challenge (#169).  If you are a collector (hoarder) of your older (vintage) stamp sets, participating in the Retro Rubber Challenges is a great excuse to give them some love… Anything Goes?  Well now, that is a wide-open category.  MyContinue reading “Celebrate Every Moment – Harvest Gingko”

Toxic Treats – Spooky Halloween

Welcome back!  Shall we embrace October 31st and create a little Halloween magic? Sketch: CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge (#439) with the Just Us Girls Challenge (#604) and The Paper Players Challenge (#561) for the theme. Here is the result: Steps: On a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, I blended the ink colors So Saffron,Continue reading “Toxic Treats – Spooky Halloween”

Soft Spring – Thank You

Had a great group of Girls over for class today.  We had a lot of fun! But it is time to get back to business…challenge deadlines are looming… A sweet little sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (#619) led me to a favorite retired stamp set, Soft Spring.  I picked the colors from the FacebookContinue reading “Soft Spring – Thank You”

Hello, Baby – Welcome Little One

A cute little baby card. INSPIRATION: Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#613); Theme: Double Trouble Challenges (#88); and Materials and Colors: Tic Tac Toe Challenges (#121) Here is the result: I did dive in to my stash of retired stamps and papers for this challenge because they worked so well for a sweet baby card.  AllContinue reading “Hello, Baby – Welcome Little One”

Golden Anniversary – Congratulations

It so happens that I have been invited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of a friend.  I, of course, needed to create a card. Lots of inspiration out there in the challenge blog world this week… FUSION – Summer Dreamin’ for the Sketch and a pick up on the soft whites and beiges along withContinue reading “Golden Anniversary – Congratulations”

Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen

Catching up after the holiday weekend and mixing two challenges that are due today. Something a little chill for a hot day! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#492) and Color: Color Throw Down Challenges (#649). Here is the result: Steps: Square Card Base: (8½” x 4¼” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The Happy SnowmanContinue reading “Your Friendship Warms My Heart – Spirited Snowmen”

Just Peeking In – Pretty Kitty

Let’s go for it! Sketch:  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#512) adding in a little Double Trouble (#87) with Thing 1, 2 and 3; Theme: Make My Monday (#151); and Color: Colour INKspiration (#102) Here is the result: Steps: Square Frame: (2⅜”) In Good Taste Designer Series Paper – Gray Stone Slate pattern die-cut using twoContinue reading “Just Peeking In – Pretty Kitty”

Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel

It is the Holiday Weekend!  HAPPY July 4th.  We have a few plans so I decided to combine my two weekend challenges to make room to have some fun…and I am giving myself permission to play with retired stamp sets. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Double Embossing, SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS006 and I chose CARDZContinue reading “Daring Adventure – Pack Your Bags and Travel”

Cool Treats from Tasty Trucks – Sweet Birthday Wishes

CANADA DAY and I am celebrating my home country’s birthday. Mixing a few challenges…Sketch: Sketch Saturday (#666), Choice of Stamp Sets: Retro Rubber (#161) and Theme: Seize the Birthday (#217) with an optional Topping – Embossing Folder. A bright fun little card. Here is the result: Steps: Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock. Continue reading “Cool Treats from Tasty Trucks – Sweet Birthday Wishes”

A Jaunt, A Journey! Jolanda is on a Joyride!

Having a little fun with the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#278) – Name Your Game using my Initial and flipping the Sketch from The Paper Players Challenge (#547) to accommodate my idea. A quick and easy card. Here is the result: Steps: Choosing a word that started with a “J” was the first order ofContinue reading “A Jaunt, A Journey! Jolanda is on a Joyride!”