Island Vibes – Welcome

For three Facebook Challenges, I created a color-blocked card. Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#339) for the Sketch, Colour INKspiration Challenge (#114) for the Colors and for the Theme / Stamp Set choice, the Stampin’ Through the Catalog – January 20 Challenge. If you have Facebook and your app is open, the links should work…if not,Continue reading “Island Vibes – Welcome”

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)”

In the Moment – Relax Your Way

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#284) is to use Checks, Gingham and/or Plaid. By adding color to a black and white patterned piece of paper, you can make it work for any color scheme.  For this card, I added Pool Party ink with a Brayer to the checked pattern found in the HostessContinue reading “In the Moment – Relax Your Way”

Type-Written Thanks

One more challenge due today and I have finished prepping for class.  So, I decided to have another play! I am working with the Fusion Challenge (It’s All in the Elements).  My take-away?  Type-Written Thank You Theme and the Sketch.  Over at CASology (#397), the cue word is “Type”, therefore I have incorporated that themeContinue reading “Type-Written Thanks”

Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season

Welcome back!  How about an unconventional colored Holiday card? Sketch: Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge (#374), Colors: Sunday Stamps (#267), Theme: Happy Little Stampers October (Christmas) and Occasion: Watercooler Wednesday (#326). Here is the result: Steps: Circle Element: (1⅝”) Basic White cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Joyful Season, from the Encircled in Warmth stamp set was coloredContinue reading “Encircled in Warmth – Joyful Season”

Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart

Having another play in the Studio and creating for a few more challenges… Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#441) with the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches (#440). Here is the result: Steps: I followed the sketch pretty much as is… Left Panel: (2⅜” x 3¾”) Black and White Leaf patterned paper piece from theContinue reading “Plentiful Plants – You Touched My Heart”

Approaching Perfection – Birthday Card

Let’s play with some Fall colors and create a fun Birthday card. Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#505), Colors: Color Throw Down Challenge (#662) and Theme: Seize The Birthday Challenge (#224). Here is the result: Steps: The “Topping” for the Seize the Birthday challenge is to add a “Cake”.  I selected the Cake image fromContinue reading “Approaching Perfection – Birthday Card”

Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!

It is time to show you what I created for my INQUE SPOT STUDIO’s WEEKEND CHALLENGE and SUNDAY SKETCH.  I combined the two. I aim to keep you stamping with these challenges.  I hope you had a chance to play along.  The challenges are posted to my Facebook Business Page and my Instagram account. HereContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Celebrate You!”

Balloon Bash – Hooray!

Hi and welcome back.  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a few things going on…So, I have combined a number of challenges for today’s card. Keeping it simple: Stampin’ Up!’s #SimpleStamping Challenge for September – Birthdays, CAS on Fridays Theme Challenge (#213) – Balloons, Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge (#372) – Petal Pink,Continue reading “Balloon Bash – Hooray!”

Happy Hello – Textures & Frames

How can a Studio called, the INQUE SPOT, not get excited about the “Ink Spot” stamp in the new Textures & Frames FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set?  It will a ‘keeper’ for sure! In my recent – Celebration of Color Class, one of the cards created used many of the Bright’s Family of Colors and thisContinue reading “Happy Hello – Textures & Frames”