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”

A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake

A number of challenges have an outdoor masculine theme and I wanted to see what I could create… Sketch and Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#516); Color and Materials: Retro Rubber Challenges (#163) and Theme: CASology Cue Card (#393). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Very VanillaContinue reading “A Lovely Day for a Walk in the Park – Moon Lake”

A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend

Farm House / Shabby Chic is something I love to look at but rarely use for inspiration in my card making. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#322) is just that.  A favorite of Andrea Tracy-Tucker – Designer of the Month.  I chose to use the color palette suggested by the Fab Friday team (#216).Continue reading “A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend”

Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

Many Layered Summer Blossoms – Friends

This week’s Case-ing Tuesday Sketch Challenge (#308) was mixed with both the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#117) and the CAS on Friday Challenge (#207). Here is what I created: A pretty yellow bouquet of flowers.  So fresh, so bright! I have wanted to do a paper-piecing with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies since they becameContinue reading “Many Layered Summer Blossoms – Friends”

Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday

Having some fun with a few challenges today.  I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow! Sketch: CAS Colours & Sketches (#423), Sentiment/Theme/ Colors: Seize The Birthday – Nautical (#216), Theme: Make My Monday (#150) Outdoor Fun. Here is the result: Steps: Shapes / Circles (1) and (2):Continue reading “Swirly Bird – Nautical Happy Birthday”

Best Year – Vintage Birthday

This week, I actually have the stamp set suggested for Thursday’s Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge.  Best Year is a versatile stamp set with a lot of great sentiments with carryforward statements for the inside of the card. The general layout for the card I created was inspired by the current Global Design Project ChallengeContinue reading “Best Year – Vintage Birthday”

Nothing’s Better Than…Coffee:  Let’s Have Some!

Sitting here this morning enjoying my cup of coffee and decided to use that as inspiration for the card I created for these two challenges: Layout: Freshly Made Sketches – FMS481 Color: Just Add Ink – JAI550 And this is the result: I chose to use the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set.  I stamped nineContinue reading “Nothing’s Better Than…Coffee:  Let’s Have Some!”

Wrapped Bouquet – Weekend Color Challenge

This week’s Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is Color.  The image I chose incorporated a number of lovely Spring colors.  I chose to pair the colors with this week’s Sunday Sketch – SS048. Here is what I created…using the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and Wrapped Flowers Dies Bundle. Sketch (Card) Elements: Card Base: (8½”Continue reading “Wrapped Bouquet – Weekend Color Challenge”

Strong, Loyal and True – Painted Poppies with Loyal Leaves

Creating for a few challenges today: Layout/Sketch: Global Design Project – GDP286 Theme – Outdoor Colors: Paper Craft Crew – PCC421 Colors: Color Throw Down – CTD637 Sentiment – Comfort: CASology – Week 387 And this is the result: I went for a minimalist Clean and Simple look for the square card design.   FocalContinue reading “Strong, Loyal and True – Painted Poppies with Loyal Leaves”