Awesome Otters – It’s Birthday Time

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#287) is to have fun with Spots and/or Stripes. With the 2022 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure launching this month, there are a lot of great new options… I selected to use the new FREE Sale-a-bration Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper pack for the delightfully funContinue reading “Awesome Otters – It’s Birthday Time”

Flowing Flowers – I Like You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#380) is a sketch. Each week at The Inque Spot Studio, I issue a personal challenge to my clients to play along with me.  It is a way to engage all to keep stamping when we cannot get together.  This week the challenge was to try a technique usingContinue reading “Flowing Flowers – I Like You”

In Symmetry – You Are Unique (Celebrating You)

I wanted to play with the colors over at CAS Colours & Sketches (#451) and the deadline is quickly approaching.  I chose to add them to the current Sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#537). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Highland Heather cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾”Continue reading “In Symmetry – You Are Unique (Celebrating You)”

Winter Rose – Hello

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#378) is a Color Challenge. Playing around with the Iconic Dies.  I chose the floral inspiration photograph and the sketch from the Inspired By Challenge (#197) to create my card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛”Continue reading “Winter Rose – Hello”

Merriest Moments – Holly, Jolly and Bright

I have created a clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#447) and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#289). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock.  The sentiment, May your Christmas be…, from the retired Peaceful Noel stamp set was stamped inContinue reading “Merriest Moments – Holly, Jolly and Bright”

Holiday Splendor – Merry

I am back!  A few days R&R.  Four missed challenges (can’t get them all sometimes) and a bit of catch up this evening on a few more challenges before I miss their deadlines too! Sketch and Theme:  Inspired By (#196); Tools, Materials and Colors: As You See It (#263) and additional Materials: Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Holiday Splendor – Merry”

Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant

I created this card for the Fusion Challenge (It’s All in the Elements).  There is a lot going on in the Inspiration Photo. My take-away? The Christmas Baubles and their colors along with the gold of the triangle. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Brushed Silver cardstock. BackgroundContinue reading “Season’s Greetings – Simply Elegant”

Merriest Moments – Joy

I am playing in the Studio.  Still working on Holiday cards and this is what I made this morning…combining sketch and color with the Merriest Moments Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies). Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#447) and Color: Inspire Create Challenge (#103).  Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Merriest Moments – Joy”

In the Moment – What a Beautiful Day

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#377) is a Sketch Challenge. Today is a lovely sunny and warm day here in South Carolina.  Even though the Autumn colors are gorgeous at the moment, I just couldn’t bring myself to create for the current season, nor the upcoming holidays, Thanksgiving or Christmas.  So, I chose toContinue reading “In the Moment – What a Beautiful Day”

Snow is Glistening – Tumbling Snowflakes

Welcome back!  Today I created a clean and simple card – for CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#445) and the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge (November 2021) using the lovely Snowflake Stencil from the Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. BackgroundContinue reading “Snow is Glistening – Tumbling Snowflakes”