Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch

My take on this week’s Sunday Sketch Challenge – SS005. The choice of stamp set – Celebrate Sunflowers was influenced by the Color Challenge presented by Hand Stamped Sentiments (#366). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: Sunflowers.  The smaller Sunflower image was stamped twice on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock using MementoContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch”

Natural Textures – Hello Friend

A really quick and easy card when you just have to get it out in the post.  Truly a #SimpleStamping card! I combined the challenges I set out for you to keep you stamping and engaged.  What did you make? Here is the result: The image I selected to illustrate the Masculine theme was aContinue reading “Natural Textures – Hello Friend”

Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!

Every month Stampin’ Up! creates a #SimpleStamping Challenge and this month in addition to just Stamps, Paper and Ink, we are encouraged to use a Punch.  With this in mind, I gave the current Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge (#365) a try. Here is the result: For my color scheme, I went with the tone-on-toneContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Celebrating You!”

Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch. I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge. Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing andContinue reading “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”

Better Places

This week’s TGIF Challenge (#316) is a sketch and I chose the current Color Throw Down (#643) palette to create this card with the new Hostess stamp set, Better Places. Keeping it simple…#SimpleStamping…stamps, papers and inks! And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (3¼” x 2⅛”) Basic White cardstock.  The Scenery image was stampedContinue reading “Better Places”

A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch.  Keep it simple or add a little more.  The choice is yours.  Additional inspiration: Colors – Color Throw Down (#641) and Theme – The Spot Challenge (#160). And this is the result: If you do know me well you will know that IContinue reading “A Good Man – Congratulations (Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch)”

Sweet Strawberry – So Sweet

I am a little behind with the Sunday Sketch – SS050.  I wanted to use the layout for my class today and to keep it simple so that it fit the Stampin’ Up! #SimpleStamping challenge for May.  And this is one of the featured cards for my class: I started with a (3” x 3¼”)Continue reading “Sweet Strawberry – So Sweet”

Happy Spring – Weekend Theme Challenge – Spring Showers

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a theme based.  The image I chose is evocative of the adage: April 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 for the Stampin’ Up! Only ChallengeContinue reading “Happy Spring – Weekend Theme Challenge – Spring Showers”

A Wild Rose Thank You – Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is another Simple Sketch.  Keep it simple or add a little more.  The choice is yours.  I chose to use the Global Design Project – GDP285 colors. A new Stampin’ Up! catalog is launching in May and several favorite products have been retired to make way forContinue reading “A Wild Rose Thank You – Weekend Challenge – A Simple Sketch”