Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

The Tuesday after Labor Day was always the first day back at school when I was growing up.  So, I am celebrating… Several challenges also have this theme: Make The Card (#62), Make My Monday (#182), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#172) along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#489).  I have also incorporatedContinue reading “Greeting Card Kids – Off to School”

Celebrate

Welcome back! I have never actually created an ATC (Artist Trading Card) before today.  It is a little art piece that measures (2½” x 3½”) and often supports a mixed media application.  It can be used as a stand-alone creation or subsequently added to a card base creating an interesting card.  Essentially, the size (2½”Continue reading “Celebrate”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Go Fly a Kite

How about CAS (Clean and Simple) today?  One of my favorite styles of card to make using stuff in my stash. Several current challenges that fall within a similar theme: Kids – Paper Players (#600) and Addicted to CAS (#224), Words (Themes) – CASology (#405) and Alphabet (Letter H), and bringing it all together RetroContinue reading “Go Fly a Kite”

Big On Birthdays – It’s Your Day

Happy Day!  More time to play in the Studio… Over at Retro Rubber (#186), this round is a sketch.  I chose to flip it to the vertical position to better fit my “RETRO” retired stamp image from Big on Birthdays (circa 2017) and I played around with this week’s Global Design Project (#351) challenge toContinue reading “Big On Birthdays – It’s Your Day”

A Happy Hooray – Thank You

Welcome back!  It is Canada Day and we have a bit of celebrating to do so, I am mixing it up to knock several challenges off at once. Retro Rubber (#185) for the concept… Along with Double Trouble (#114) in partnership with Atlantic Hearts (#479). Additional inspiration, Style and Theme: CAS on Friday (#234); ToolsContinue reading “A Happy Hooray – Thank You”

Botanical Prints – Here For You

Can you stand another one?  I am catching up… Over at CAS on Friday (#232), the theme is Fruit.  I selected the retired stamp set Botanical Prints for the Rosehip image. I chose to use the 1970’s inspired colors suggested by Retro Rubber (#184) and to bring these ideas together, I selected the current sketchContinue reading “Botanical Prints – Here For You”

Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms

Hi! Welcome back.  I have a lovely floral card for you today.  A friend asked me to create a card for someone really special.  Her favorite flowers are Dahlias and specifically pink ones… Several challenges inspired my creation: Retro Rubber (#182) Flower Power; Just Us Girls (#631) Word Week – Flowers; The Card Concept (#175)Continue reading “Delicate Dahlias – Fragrant Blossoms”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

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”