Just Because – Happiness Blooms

Happy Sunday!  I have been invited to be a Guest Designer for the AAA Cards Team. What a nice opportunity to share with such talented designers. This week, the challenge (#215) is to create a No Layer Card with the theme options of Plant, Grow and/or Farm. Perusing my collection of stamps for an imageContinue reading “Just Because – Happiness Blooms”

Color Block – Hello

One last challenge for today…playing along with retired colors. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Accent Panel: (2¾” x 4⅛”) Taken with Teal cardstock. Focal Panel: (2⅝” x 3¾”) Shimmery White cardstock die-cut with one of the rectangle dies from the Stitched Rectangles Dies set.Continue reading “Color Block – Hello”

Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You

Wishing you a happy day!  How do you spend your Sundays?  Me? I like to create a storm in the Studio.  Several challenges combined for this card. Sketch and Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#520); Theme: Just Add Ink (#569); Theme: TGIF (#331) and Colors, Tools and Style: The Paper Players (#556) Tic Tac ToeContinue reading “Forever Fern – Inspired Thank You”

Garden Plants – Hello

Welcome to my blog today!  I have a few weekend plans and am working to complete a few more challenges. Theme: Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#282) Plant Life, Color: Color Throw Down Challenge (#657) and Sketch: Global Design Project Challenge (#306). Here is the result: Steps: I stamped the large Rectangle shape from the WatercolorContinue reading “Garden Plants – Hello”

Kind People – Slim Line Card

I wanted to create a card for the current Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge (#617) and I thought the layout was a good candidate for a Slim Line card and that is the current Make My Monday Challenge (#154) requirement. Additionally, there were a few other challenges that influenced what I ultimately made.  Color Choice: ColorContinue reading “Kind People – Slim Line Card”

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!”