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”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Keeping it simple and having a play with colors and coloring. Sketch:  Tuesday Morning (#611) and Color Throw Down (#648) Here is the result: Steps: Floral Panel: (2⅞” x 4¾”) True Love Designer Series Paper colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends: Light Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Soft SeaContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Bamboo Beauty – Strength

One of my favorite challenges has a deadline today…got to get cracking! The challenges that I combined are – Sketch: Just Add Ink (#558), Colors: The Paper Players (#545), and Theme: CASology (Week 392). Here is the result: Steps: Shape / Circle: (2⅝”) Shimmery White cardstock die-cut with one of the Layering Circle Dies. TheContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – Strength”

You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White

Who doesn’t like a graphic black and white design with a pop of color? A few simple elements and you are swinging! Playing with the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#608) and the Colour INKspiration (CI-100) Challenges. Here is the result: Steps: Rings: Magenta Madness (1⅞”), Bermuda Bay (2⅜”) and Gorgeous Grape (1⅜”).  The Rings were createdContinue reading “You’re So Cool – Groovy Black and White”

You Are So Fly – Batter Up! Birthday

A quick post showing you what I made for a challenge that is due today. Working with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#422) and mixing it up with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#115). The May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Batter Up! had the ideal Sports motif and the sketch worked really nice forContinue reading “You Are So Fly – Batter Up! Birthday”

Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved

Deadlines are looming and I am playing with The Spot Challenge (#163) and using the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#644). And this is the result: Steps: On the Background Panel (4” x 5¼”), I stamped the Watercolor Image from the Artistically Inked stamp set in So Saffron ink above the Cross StripContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty Artistically Expressed – You Are So Loved”