Pansy Petals – You Make the World a Better Place

Trusting you all had a great weekend!  How can it be August already?  One year has gone by since I started this blog.  Happy Birthday to the process.  Thanks for following me! My weekend got away from me and I wanted to create a card for the Freshly Made Sketches (#496) Challenge.  Squeaking under theContinue reading “Pansy Petals – You Make the World a Better Place”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference

I have started designing for the CARDZ 4 GUYZ Team.  So excited to be welcomed. This week the challenge (#275) theme is: KEYS I took a browse through all of my stamp sets…(I have lots)…and looked for all that had keys. Although many of the stamp sets used are retired, they are keepers because IContinue reading “The Key to My Success is You – You Make a Difference”

Let’s Paint the Town, Little Lady Bug!

A fun little challenge over at CAS on Friday (208) – Lady Bugs.  Couldn’t pass this one up! Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.  Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. Accent Sentiment Label: (3⅛” x 1¾”)Continue reading “Let’s Paint the Town, Little Lady Bug!”

Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a color challenge.  The color choices were inspired by the photograph. Choose at least three when making your project. Anything goes…however, I was inspired by the nautical influence for my card today. These colors were combined with two other challenges today.  Sketch: Atlantic Hearts (#425) andContinue reading “Weekend Color Challenge – Sailing Home, what a way to relax!”

A Garden full of Thanks

Two challenges today.  Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#510) and Tic Tac Toe (#118).  I opted to combine the White-on-White technique with the suggested sketch with TSOT510 and the row I chose from TTTC118 allowed me to choose a color, in this case Shimmery White and a CAS (clean and simple) design.  The center square isContinue reading “A Garden full of Thanks”

Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!

I think I will be happy when Father’s Day passes.  June certainly has been the month for masculine card challenges.  This, however, has created an opportunity to do a deep dive in to my retired stamp set stash.  Masculine sets are keepers in my world! The color challenge over at The Color Hue (#19) thisContinue reading “Plane & Simple – Just WOW and have a Happy Day!”

Apple Pie = Special Day

Popping in for a quick post.  Getting ready for today’s class and had an idea that just needed to be tried. Theme: CAS on Friday (#205) and Style: CASology (#391). Stampin’ Up! has released a Digital Download of FREE images.  UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY.  You can find it at my on-line store. And this is theContinue reading “Apple Pie = Special Day”

Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special

I couldn’t resist The Spot Challenge (#162) this week.  Case the Designer: Maheswari Rajaguru. I took a browse through her Pinterest page and selected this card to CASE.  Copy and Selectively Edit. And this is the result: Steps: For the Ombre Panel (3¾” x 3”), I chose to cut up one of the Evening Evergreen OmbreContinue reading “Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special”

Bamboo Beauty

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#304) is mixed with the new stamp set, Bamboo Beauty.  I love the simplicity of oriental design. This is a nice sketch.  Tons of possibilities… And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (4⅛” x 3⅛”) Basic White cardstock.  Accent Panel (3” x 5”) Soft Sea Foam cardstock. UsingContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty”