Blessings of Home – Have a Perfect Birthday

It’s Tuesday!!  Let’s have some fun. Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Sketch Challenge (#349) and Stampin’ Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge – Blessings of Home stamp set. I chose the colors from my Inque Spot Studio Weekend Keep Stamping suggestion and played with the Tic Tac Toe (#154) and the Make My Monday (#171) challenges to createContinue reading “Blessings of Home – Have a Perfect Birthday”

Ranunculus Romance – Hello

Running a little behind on a few challenges and deadlines are quickly approaching… Here we go!  Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#346) for the Sketch. Principal Colors were suggested by the TGIF Challenge (#358) and Inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#296) for the Flowers, adding the Green, emphasizing the Yellow and picking up onContinue reading “Ranunculus Romance – Hello”

Watercolor Words – Love Hearts

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#383) is a Sketch. I decided to employ the *KISS* Principle – Keep It Simply Simple!  I picked one color to tie into the selected Designer Series Paper pattern and the Tools / Theme from Dies “R” Us Challenge (#187) and the Shapes from the Make My Monday ChallengeContinue reading “Watercolor Words – Love Hearts”

Welcoming Woods – Seasonal Meadow

Welcome to Monday…a brand new week! To complement the Colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#457), I chose the current Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#523). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very Vanilla cardstock. Frame: (3” x 4⅜”) Early Espresso cardstock die-cut with two of theContinue reading “Welcoming Woods – Seasonal Meadow”

Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday

Another Butterfly…I love the Butterflies…they are so pretty… The current challenge over at Just Us Girls (#619) invites you to create your own Stencils using Dies.  What I great idea!  The die sets that I chose were: Tasteful Labels, Brilliant Wings and the retired Ornate Borders. To complement the Stencils I created, I chose theContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday”

Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#381) is a color challenge. I selected the Sketch from the Paper Players (#575) Challenge.  My personal challenge was to use this sketch to create a single layer card highlighting the new Layering Decorative Masks – Butterflies and Flowers. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Positive Thoughts – Pretty Butterfly”

Bamboo Beauty – Thank You

This week’s Weekly Challenges at The Inque Spot Studio are here.  I am playing with the Sunday Sketch SS017 and my personal Color Challenge and Inspiration Photo. Be inspired…use the sketch and/or the Colors to create a project or two and share it with me. Here is what I created: Steps: Card Base: (8½” xContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Thank You”

Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#285) is to use Shades of Brown. I chose Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Soft Suede and Early Espresso. I selected the current card layout from the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#534) and the Happy Little Stampers November Christmas Theme to bring my design ideas together.Continue reading “Nature’s Beauty – Thinking of You (at Christmas)”

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”

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”