In Your Words – Smile!

The last card for today to complete the outstanding September challenges. Stamp Set: Stamping Through the Catalog Facebook Challenge for today and Tools: Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.  (I missed this one …time zone / time out – oh well). I mixed these two challenges with the current Color: Colour INKspiration Facebook Challenge (#108) andContinue reading “In Your Words – Smile!”

Mountain Air – Happy Birthday

Time to celebrate the 500th Sketch Challenge from Freshly Made Sketches!  Incredible.  I love to use a sketch as a starting point and the library of options at Freshly Made Sketches is an great resource.  The Design Team strives for a clean and simple esthetic and that was what I was working towards.  However, asContinue reading “Mountain Air – Happy Birthday”

All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains

Having a play with a number of challenges:  Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s (#509), Colors – Color Throw Down (#646), Technique / Tools – The Spot Creative Challenge (#165) and the June Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge and Theme – Cardz 4 Guys (#272). Here is the result: Who says you have to goContinue reading “All Squared Away in the Majestic Mountains”

Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala

I am continuing to play with the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. This week’s Sketch Saturday (#660) was flipped 90 degrees to better accommodate the Mandala image.  For the color palette, I chose to work with the Stampin’ Up! Only Color Challenge (#275). And this is the result: Steps: I selected a piece ofContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”

Basic Patterns Decorative Masks – Weekend Technique Challenge #2

Continuing with this week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping exploring Stencils and some of the techniques that you can do with them, I created my card using Embossing Paste. This is an excellent way to use Decorative Masks to create dimension on your projects. I chose to try the Slim Line card design overContinue reading “Basic Patterns Decorative Masks – Weekend Technique Challenge #2”

Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping explores Stencils and some of the techniques that can be employed when using them.  For this card, I chose to use Decorative Masks to make my own patterned paper.  I decided to use the current sketch challenge over at The Spot – #158 for the layout ofContinue reading “Weekend Technique Challenge – Basic Patterns Decorative Masks”

Beautiful Brushstrokes – Wrapped Bouquet

To show you some of the new product available in the 2021 Spring Mini Catalog, today’s inspiration was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches – FMS471 and a color combination from the Global Design Project – GDP277. I had a play with the new dies from the Beautiful Brushstrokes Die Set.  These dies come withContinue reading “Beautiful Brushstrokes – Wrapped Bouquet”