The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers

Welcome back!  A few more challenges with quickly approaching deadlines… The Challenges: Use Your Stuff (#475) – Inspired by a Book, Color Throwdown (#727) and Sketch Saturday (#717), I really enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Sunflowers by Marta Molnar.  It is a work of historical fiction based on the true life of Johanna BongerContinue reading “The Secret Life of Sunflowers – Jar of Flowers”

Rustic Winter Deer – Merry Patterns

Welcome back!  Slow start to the day.  Can you believe it is December?  My, how the year has flown by… Well, I got my act in gear and created this clean a simple card for a few outstanding challenges that revolve around a winter theme. TGIF (#396) for the subject and colors, Just Us GirlsContinue reading “Rustic Winter Deer – Merry Patterns”

Celebrate – Birthday Card

Welcome back!  Have you got any fabulous plans for the weekend?  We will be heading into the city tomorrow for a bit of fun…until then, I still get to play in the Studio. The challenges today include: The Card Concept (#183), Seize the Birthday (#250), Use Your Stuff (#470) and Sketch Saturday (#712).  Inspired byContinue reading “Celebrate – Birthday Card”

Catching Butterflies – Celebrate

A quick and simple card.  Playing with a color challenge from Just Us Girls (#653). I had a particular idea and patterned paper in mind for my original idea…but could not find it amongst my extensive hoard.  I did, however, come across another and that changed everything! The layout is loosely based on the SketchContinue reading “Catching Butterflies – Celebrate”

Oh, Baby

Welcome back!  Having a nice play in the Studio this morning… As You See It (#282) has a Baby theme and over at Festive Friday (#117), they are recognizing Memories.  Babies create precious memories.  I have selected the colors suggested over at Color Dare (#512) and the layout was adapted from the current Saturday StampsContinue reading “Oh, Baby”

Beach Camping – You’ve Got Style

Welcome to the middle of the week.  Are you ready for a vacation?  How about camping at the beach? A few challenges inspired today’s card.  Inkspirational (#270) and Color Dare (#506) along with the colors over at Inspire Create (#121).  Bringing my idea together, Sketch Saturday (#705). The VW Camper translated into the new CaravanContinue reading “Beach Camping – You’ve Got Style”

A Fish & A Wish – Hey There!

Productive day!  Indulge me in another project… Over at Paper Players (#599), this week is color.  I chose the Sketch Saturday (#704) layout for a very clean and simple card using the stamp set A Fish & A Wish.  For some fun, I played around with one of the newer stencils from the Artistic DecorativeContinue reading “A Fish & A Wish – Hey There!”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday

Lots of plans this weekend…not sure if we will be able to do all that we want.  Spring Festivals and events all start. So, I am trying to beat a few deadlines. Style and Theme – CAS on Friday Challenge (#230), AAA Cards Challenge (#212) and The Flower Challenge (#68); Color – Color Throw DownContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday”

Celebrate with Friends and Flowers

Hi!  Welcome back. As mentioned in yesterday’s post a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog is about to debut.  Unfortunately, that means some favorite stamp sets and other products are retiring.  For today’s card, and the challenges I decided to combine, I selected to use Create with Friends, Celebrate with Flowers and the Pierced Blooms Dies. TheContinue reading “Celebrate with Friends and Flowers”

Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!

Chasing a deadline… Playing with the Sketch Saturday (#696) layout and the Make My Monday (#170) colors. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (5” x 3¾”) Basic White cardstock. Using Stampin’ Write Markers, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy, the “arrow”Continue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!”