Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello

Continuing with my WEEKEND CHALLENGE – SIMPLICITY… A number of challenges came together, inspiring me to create this simple masculine card. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#433); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#554); Subject and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263). Here is the result: Steps: The Wheat Grass focal image: (1½ x 5”)Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello”

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!”

Hydrangea Hill – Happy Birthday

I think I mentioned that last week’s long weekend messed with my schedule.  Saturday’s Weekend Challenge is in progress and Sunday’s Sketch – SS002 is finally completed. All week, I pushed ideas around and just didn’t quite know what to do… The January – June 2021 Mini Catalog retirement list is out and I amContinue reading “Hydrangea Hill – Happy Birthday”

You’re The Best – Boho Indigo Study in Texture

Created a card for the Freshly Made Sketches Team – FMS476.  A two color:  Blue and White creation using a particular favorite, the Boho Indigo Product Medley All-Inclusive Kit. Here is what I created: Working bottom to top. Card Base (8½” x 5½” scored at 4 ¼”) Basic White. Accent Panel (4⅛” x 5⅜”) MistyContinue reading “You’re The Best – Boho Indigo Study in Texture”

TRUE LOVE – Thinking of You

Are you a fan of Black and White?  I am totally loving the new True Love Designer Series Paper and I used it for the SS036 Sunday Sketch. The Geometric patterns are perfect for Masculine and/or Graphic design cards. This is what I created… I stayed true to the dimensions of the Sketch, showcasing twoContinue reading “TRUE LOVE – Thinking of You”

WRAPPED BOUQUET – Friendship Card

Sunday Sketch – SS035 I waited until today to make this card.  Anticipating that the “Man in Brown” would be bringing me my new stuff and I was so glad he came early! While I had decided that I was going to use the new stamp set Wrapped Bouquet for the SS035 Challenge, hadn’t madeContinue reading “WRAPPED BOUQUET – Friendship Card”

Jolly Gingerbread

Keep Stamping Saturday Challenge Did you know that Saturday, December 12th is Gingerbread House Day? It is also Poinsettia Day, but I chose to do Gingerbread. I really like the little house in the current Paper Pumpkin kit. Here is what I created: Similar to the other Gingerbread House I created last week, I usedContinue reading “Jolly Gingerbread”

Itty Bitty Christmas – Thinking of You

December 2nd, 2020 Are you ready for Christmas? Have you addressed all your cards? One more… CASE-ING TUESDAY #280.  I came across this very pretty retired Specialty Designer Series Paper the other day called Springtime Foils.  The floral image reminded me of the winter Amaryllis blooms so popular at Christmas.  I chose this to beContinue reading “Itty Bitty Christmas – Thinking of You”

Thinking of You at Christmas

October 27, 2020 Case-ing Tuesday #275 (August – December 2020 Mini Catalog, page 81) and using the colors from Colour INKspiration Challenge #88 Key elements from the sample in the Mini Catalog include a matted focal image, patterned paper, flag and some ribbon. And this is the card I created… As I was influenced byContinue reading “Thinking of You at Christmas”

Friday Simple Stamping – Encouragement

September 11th, 2020 This week the theme for Simple Stamping is Encouragement.  According to the National Register of Calendar Days, tomorrow, September 12th is Encouragement Day.  I am sure that someone in your life needs a little pep talk! Today, I am featuring “Loyal Leaves” stamp set.  Encouragement sentiments have been selected from a fewContinue reading “Friday Simple Stamping – Encouragement”