Merry Birthday!

Love weekends, especially ones where you can carve out some time to craft. Let me tell you a little bit about this card for a grown up Christmas baby.  I love that I am able to combine stamp sets and custom create a special card. I was inspired by various challenges: Themes – Happy LittleContinue reading “Merry Birthday!”

Snow is Glistening – A Blizzard of Seasonal Wishes

Another hot day today.  I am thinking cool thoughts and took another dive into my stash bins. Come play with me as I work on a few more challenges: Sketch – Sunday Stamps (#288), Theme – As You See It (#280), Theme and Color – Jingle Belles (Blue Christmas) and least but not last Materials,Continue reading “Snow is Glistening – A Blizzard of Seasonal Wishes”

Fly Away, Fly Away – Little Lady Bug

Chasing one more deadline…Welcome back!  Playing with the Theme from CAS on Friday (#236), the Technique suggested by Make My Monday (#180) and the CAS Colours &Sketches (#480) Sketch which I flipped. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Shimmery White cardstock. Focal Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Shimmery WhiteContinue reading “Fly Away, Fly Away – Little Lady Bug”

Under The Sea – Let’s Get Together

Welcome back!  How can it already be August? New month, new ideas… Another clean and simple card playing with the Theme from Just Add Ink (#614), the Colors suggested by Color Throwdown (#703) and the Freshly Made (#546) Sketch. Here is the result:  Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.Continue reading “Under The Sea – Let’s Get Together”

Beach Sunset – Friends Are Like Seashells

Welcome back!  Have any great plans for the weekend?  How about another trip to the beach? Inspiration: Time Out (#219), Key Word Themes: Use Your Stuff (#453) and Can You Handle the Pressure (#12), Colors: Color Dare (#507) and bringing it all together the current Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#565) Sketch which I flipped toContinue reading “Beach Sunset – Friends Are Like Seashells”

Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#385) is an Inspiration Board.  I opted to use the Mason Jar, the Tulips and a variation of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Additional Inspiration: Colors: Just Us Girls (#624), Theme: Crafter’s Café (#283) and CAS on Fridays (#227), CAS (clean and simple) Style: CAS on Friday (#227), TGIFContinue reading “Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family”

Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#384) is Color.  Such a pretty mix, this time around… I picked one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Lovely Lattice, for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#151) for subject, theme and technique and water-colored the image for the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge.  The Spring theme wasContinue reading “Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News”

Star of Light – Guiding Light

Welcome back!  I had a play in the Studio after yesterday’s ON-STAGE @ HOME, Stampin’ Up!’s Convention Day 2 event came to a close.  All jazzed up with creative energy! Combining a few challenges…are you ready? Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#446); Theme: Inspired By Challenge (#195); Color: Stampin’ Up! Colour FB Challenge for NovemberContinue reading “Star of Light – Guiding Light”

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”

Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog. The board this week has so many wonderful choices. I was torn…I had lots of ideas. I finally settled on the middle line: Die Cuts, Coloring and Wood. Here is the result: Steps: For the Die Cuts, I selectedContinue reading “Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You”