Eden’s Garden Wreath – Hello

I am delighted to be invited to be a Guest with the Tic Tac Toe Team this week.  I was given Challenge (#179) and I selected the Center Vertical Column: Wreath, Wood and Patterned Paper. Let the fun begin…I selected a number of concurrent challenges to inform my selections. Starting with the Alphabet (Letter L)Continue reading “Eden’s Garden Wreath – Hello”

Hand-Penned Petals – Thank You

One more card for today…chasing down a deadline. Playing with: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#673) and mixing it up with Color Throwdown (#707), Stamping Up Only (#309), Double Trouble (#119) and Kylie Bertucci’s September International Highlights theme. Don’t forget to vote for my card: LINK Here is the result:  Steps: All of the elements were adheredContinue reading “Hand-Penned Petals – Thank You”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Better Places – Happy Father’s Day

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#294) is to create a Tag or add a Tag to your card.  Bringing it all together, I was inspired by: Time Out Challenge (#211) Outdoor Theme; Just Add Ink Challenge (#599) – Favorite Animal; and Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#352) for the Slim-Line Sketch. Here is theContinue reading “Better Places – Happy Father’s Day”

Crafting Forever – Handcrafted

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#387) is Color.  Additional Inspiration: Theme: Less is More (#462) Sketch: Retro Rubber (#180) Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Coastal Cabana cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Basic White cardstock. The Rectangle Frame from the retired Swirly Frames stamp setContinue reading “Crafting Forever – Handcrafted”

Fable Friends – Happy Spring

Enjoying a lovely Spring morning in the Studio.  As mentioned, March seems to be the month for Spring themes and color challenges.  I’m game, let’s play! Sketch / Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#544), Color: Just Add Ink (#593), Tools: Can You Handle the Pressure (#2) and Technique: Happy Little Stampers – Watercolor (March). HereContinue reading “Fable Friends – Happy Spring”

Flowing Flowers Remake – Thank You

I was asked to re-make a card I created as a Thank you card. As such, I thought I would enter it into Kylie’s International Challenge for March. All of the details were the same except I substituted Thank You from the Happy & Heartfelt stamp set for I Like You from the Flowing FlowersContinue reading “Flowing Flowers Remake – Thank You”

Spring Floral – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  A slew of challenges are due, so here we go… Sketch: The Paper Players (#580); Tools: TGIF (#357); Colors / Theme / Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#150) and a Recipe from As You See It (#269) to use all of the elements: Die Cuts / Twine / Textured Embossing / Pastel Colors andContinue reading “Spring Floral – Thinking of You”

Joyful Life – Friends

Our current challenge subject at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#282) is Animals – Actual or Animated.  When I selected this category, I had just received the Joyful Life stamp set.  All of those critters make me smile and I especially love the bike-riding pals. I hope you decide to join us and I look forward toContinue reading “Joyful Life – Friends”

Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog. The board this week has so many wonderful choices. I was torn…I had lots of ideas. I finally settled on the middle line: Die Cuts, Coloring and Wood. Here is the result: Steps: For the Die Cuts, I selectedContinue reading “Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You”