Best Year – Wishes

Have a little fun on the weekend…and the challenges pile up and the deadlines are here before you know it. Catching up with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#499) and the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge (#433).  As I chose to create my card with flower dies, The Flower Challenge (#59). Here is what IContinue reading “Best Year – Wishes”

Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies

Playing with a few other challenges this afternoon. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#434), Theme: CAS on Friday Challenges (#212) and Tools: Happy Little Stamper Challenges for August. Here is the result: Steps: I die-cut two Butterflies from the free Sale-a-bration Be Dazzling Specialty Designer Series Paper with one of the Butterfly dies from theContinue reading “Extraordinary Bedazzled Butterflies”

Soft Spring – Thank You

Had a great group of Girls over for class today.  We had a lot of fun! But it is time to get back to business…challenge deadlines are looming… A sweet little sketch over at Tuesday Morning Sketches (#619) led me to a favorite retired stamp set, Soft Spring.  I picked the colors from the FacebookContinue reading “Soft Spring – Thank You”

Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas

It is a hot one today!  Although, here in the South, the temperatures never seem to be “cold”, I am thinking about Christmas. Holiday card making classes start at the end of this month, so I am trying out a few options. I am a traditional Red and Green Girl but it is interesting sometimesContinue reading “Festive Foliage – Merry Christmas”

Dragonfly Garden – Hello

There were a few challenges that I really wanted to play with that had summer Wildflower Garden themes and beautiful colors.  I was just waiting for the right sketch to combine them all together. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Challenge (#673); Theme and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263); and the Inspiration board from the Hand Stamped SentimentsContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Hello”

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!”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness

I have combined the two weekend challenges to create a single card. WEEKEND TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE – Use Soft Pastels. SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE – SS008 and the Paper Players Challenge (#553) for the colors. Here is the result: There are several ways to use the new Soft Pastels and I tried three different techniques: (1) DirectContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Happiness”

Joyful Life – Good Friends

Having a play with some delightful colors and a great new stamp set, Joyful Life.  Those two, Buster Bear and Cotton Tail are having so much fun! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#497) Inverted; Color: Paper Players Challenge (#553) and as I water colored the image, Happy Little Stampers August Water Color Challenge. Here isContinue reading “Joyful Life – Good Friends”

Beautifully Penned – Thank You

Playing in the Studio.  What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon…I am totally in love with the Designer Series Paper – Beautifully Penned. So many possibilities… Creating for a few challenges.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#432); Color: TGIF (#328); Style and Materials: Stampin’ Up! August #SimpleStamping Challenge. Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Thank You”

Kind People – Slim Line Card

I wanted to create a card for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge (#617) and I thought the layout was a good candidate for a Slim Line card and that is the current Make My Monday Challenge (#154) requirement. Additionally, there were a few other challenges that influenced what I ultimately made.  Color Choice: ColorContinue reading “Kind People – Slim Line Card”