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”

Biggest Wish – Hello

Welcome back and welcome to October! Knocking off a few challenges today…Sketch: Paper Players (#560), Color/Theme/Tools: Retro Rubber (#168) and Theme: Global Design Project (#311). Here is the result: Steps: For the Retro Rubber Challenge, I selected the retired stamp set Totally Trees (circa 2016).  Several of the Trees look like Foliage Leaves.  Three differentContinue reading “Biggest Wish – Hello”

On the Grow – Thinking of You

Over at Retro Rubber, the current challenge (#166) is a Fall-like table setting that looks so very appealing.  I chose the colors from the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (#436) and had a play with Water Coloring…a Happy Little Stampers September challenge. Here is the result: Steps: From the Very Vanilla cardstock background panelContinue reading “On the Grow – Thinking of You”

Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to my blog today!  I needed a birthday card for a little fellow and thought I could combine a bunch of challenges… Theme #1: Retro Rubber Challenge (#165) Transportation, Theme #2: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#221) By The Sea, Theme #3: Just Add Ink Challenge (#569) Just Add “N” – Nautical, Color:Continue reading “Moving Forward – Happy, Happy Birthday”

ABC / 123 – It’s Back to School for You and Me!

This card is a real mash-up of challenges.  However, getting ready for school was one of my favorite things to do.  Even today, when I pass the School Supply aisles in the store, my heart quickens…So indulge me as I take a trip down memory lane! Sketch: Sketch Saturday Challenge (#672); Theme: Stampin’ Up! OnlyContinue reading “ABC / 123 – It’s Back to School for You and Me!”

Better Than Ever – Every Year!

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#277) is AGE IS JUST A NUMBER. and just like fine wine, you get better with age… I hope I inspire you to join us with this challenge and that you will create your own “Age” card! Here is what I came up with: Steps: Focal Scene: (2¼”Continue reading “Better Than Ever – Every Year!”

Collage Curios Banner Love – Thanks So Much

Time is ticking…a few more combined challenges. Theme (1): CAS on Fridays Challenge (#210); Theme (2): TGIF Challenges (#327) and because I used Vintage stamp sets: Retro Rubber Challenges (#164) Here is the result: I dug out a few older stamp sets to source “Tiny Images” for this challenge:  Collage Curios (V-2013) and Tiny TagsContinue reading “Collage Curios Banner Love – Thanks So Much”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

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”