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”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Thinking of You

Welcome back! Card Two for the day.  Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#620); Color: Stampin’ Up! Colour Facebook Challenge (August); Materials: Double Trouble Challenge (#91). Here is the result: Steps: For the background panel (4” x 5¼”), I chose one of the Plaid sheets from the retired Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper pack.  The colorsContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thinking of You”

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”

Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Mixing it up!  Having fun combining a few challenges: Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#432), Color: Just Add Ink (#560), Stamp Set: Stampin’ Through the Catalog (Celebrate with Flowers – June 27, 2021). I decided to flip the Sketch 90 degrees.  Here is the result: Steps: Three Rectangle Blocks: Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Left Block (¾” xContinue reading “Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday”