Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#295) is to theme based: “D” is for…and I chose Deer. Bringing it all together: Make My Monday Challenge (#173) – Theme; Sunday Stamps Challenge (#282) – Sketch; and Happy Little Stampers (May) – CAS Style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Grassy Grove – Happy Birthday”

All Squared Away – Good Things Grow

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#293) is to add texture to your card. What does texture mean to you?  Dry or Heat Embossing, Visual Patterns, Layers, Twine or Ribbon…there are a lot of textures to choose from. Bringing it all together: Just Add Ink Challenge (#597) – Choose Two [Paper and Pattern]; ColourContinue reading “All Squared Away – Good Things Grow”

Spring Garden – Let Love Grow

Welcome back!  A busy day in the Studio…don’t you just love Sundays? Color Challenge: Sunday Stamps (#279) Spring Burst.  Lime – Granny Apple Green, Orange – Mango Melody and Grapefruit – retired Ruby Red. Theme / Inspiration Challenges: The Card Concept (#171) – Boots and Garden Pots and Just Us Girls (#625) – Geraniums, BirdsContinue reading “Spring Garden – Let Love Grow”

Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday

Welcome to the new week!  I am playing with the new stamp set, Waves of Inspiration.  This stamp set and the coordinating suite of products is available now and is a sneak peek of what will be available in the new Annual Catalog. There are several CAS (Clean and Simple) challenges that I have beenContinue reading “Waves of Inspiration – Happy Birthday”

Tropical Winter Birthday

Enjoying a morning in the Studio with a few challenges.  I pulled a lot of older stamp sets to create this card… Sketch / Style: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#543) and Color / Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#277) and why not, Just Add Ink (#592). I flipped the sketch to the horizontal position.  Here is theContinue reading “Tropical Winter Birthday”

Artfully Layered – Blessings of Home Floral Thank You

Such a dark day today.  I don’t know about you, but dark days zap my mojo.  Had a hard time getting started on this project… Sketch: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#276), Colors: Inspire Create Challenge (#110) and Technique Style: Happy Little Stamper Watercolor Challenge (February). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Artfully Layered – Blessings of Home Floral Thank You”

Cherry Blossom Birthday – Friendly Hello and Art in Bloom

Overcoming a bit of post-Holiday inertia.  So hard to get back in the groove.  I created a quick card for a few challenges. Paper Players (#576) Tic Tac Toe and the colors suggested by Sunday Stamps (#275) along with the technique and sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#540). Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Cherry Blossom Birthday – Friendly Hello and Art in Bloom”

Special Moments – Wonderful You!

Welcome back!  Had a little trouble with my mojo today…but I did find it late in the day. Creating for the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge (#274) and a few Winter Themes: Paper Players Challenge (#574), Make My Monday Challenge (#166) and the Cookie Challenge (#164). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½”Continue reading “Special Moments – Wonderful You!”

A Little New Year Cheer

Several Challenges have a similar theme for the first week of January and as deadlines are looming, I created this card to suit them. For Theme: Just Us Girls (#613) Beverage; For Theme: Paper Players (#572) Make 2022 Sparkle; For Color and Inspiration: Sunday Stamps (#273) Winter Bokeh and putting it all together, Sketch: AtlanticContinue reading “A Little New Year Cheer”

Evergreen Forest – Happy Birthday

It is the weekend!  Having a bit of a play this morning… Working with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#630) and mixing it with the theme option challenge from Seize the Birthday (#226) and the colors suggested by the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#269). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Evergreen Forest – Happy Birthday”