Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!

A few more challenges…Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#610) and Style and Theme: Happy Little Stampers June CAS.  I chose the colors from another challenge that unfortunately decided to take a break, but they were fun colors!  Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana. Here is what I created: Steps: Background Panel: (4¼” x 5½’)” Basic WhiteContinue reading “Today’s Plan…Summer Cocktails – Bottom’s Up!”

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”

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!”

Bamboo Beauty – You Are So Loved Collage

I created a subtle masculine card with a pop of green that can be used for any occasion.  The color palette is neutral enough that it is suitably feminine as well. This card was created for the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#424) using the color challenge suggested by the Paper Craft Crew (#430).    IContinue reading “Bamboo Beauty – You Are So Loved Collage”

Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow

This week’s Weekend Challenge was a Simple Sketch. I was influenced by the Global Design Project (#295) theme challenge and the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#277) materials challenge. Given the size of the stamped image (1¼”), I opted to flip the sketch from a vertical position to a horizontal position for a more pleasing andContinue reading “Sitting Here – While Good Things Grow”

Floral Square Circles – Hello

Here it is!  Sunday’s Sketch – SS003…a quick post as I have the Weekend Challenge yet to do… A little creative paper snipping to use a chosen row from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  Even though I was a guest designer for this board…there are seven more choices and I wanted to play. AndContinue reading “Floral Square Circles – Hello”

Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much

A quick little card to enter into the Freshly Made Sketch (#488) Challenge using the Reflection Technique. Here we go… Steps: Focal Image: The Black-Eyed Susan Floral image from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede ink to the right and again on to a hard plastic sheet (much like that whichContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Thank You So Much”

Blossoms in Bloom – Hello

Sunday again, and I am catching up on a few more challenge deadlines. Playing with the sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesday’s (#508) and the colors from the Color Throw Down Team (#645). Here is the result: Steps: Rectangles: (1½” x 3½”) cut from two patterned sheets from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack.Continue reading “Blossoms in Bloom – Hello”

Very Versailles – Thinking of You

Visiting with an old friend that hasn’t seen a lot of love lately.  When a new catalog comes out, we tend to create with all things new and several of the staples in our stash get a little neglected.  For these two challenges, I pulled out the Very Versailles stamp set and complimented it withContinue reading “Very Versailles – Thinking of You”

Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday

I have been invited to be the guest designer for this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#116).  So exciting!  Thanks to the Design Team for giving me this opportunity.   Tic Tac Toe is always fun…eight different ways to inspire your creativity. You may remember that I have mentioned GREEN is my very most favorite color,Continue reading “Bloom Where You Are Planted – Birthday”