Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday

Mixing it up!  Having fun combining a few challenges: Sketch: Paper Craft Crew (#432), Color: Just Add Ink (#560), Stamp Set: Stampin’ Through the Catalog (Celebrate with Flowers – June 27, 2021). I decided to flip the Sketch 90 degrees.  Here is the result: Steps: Three Rectangle Blocks: Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Left Block (¾” xContinue reading “Celebrating with Flowers – Happy Birthday”

Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch

My take on this week’s Sunday Sketch Challenge – SS005. The choice of stamp set – Celebrate Sunflowers was influenced by the Color Challenge presented by Hand Stamped Sentiments (#366). Here is the result: Steps: Focal Image: Sunflowers.  The smaller Sunflower image was stamped twice on to a scrap of Basic White cardstock using MementoContinue reading “Celebrate Sunflowers – Thanks a Bunch”

Shapes & Colors – Happy Hello

We all learned our colors and shapes with Building Blocks. The current sketch from the Paper Craft Crew (#428) made me think of this fundamental lesson.  Especially when paired up with the new Watercolor Shapes stamp set.   I kept the concept but altered the design layout.  I chose to use the current color challenge fromContinue reading “Shapes & Colors – Happy Hello”

Nautical All Squared Away – Thanks

So many of the challenges that I like to do have deadlines that fall on Sunday.  So here is another quick post. Working with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#607) and mixing it up with the Card Concept Challenge (#156). Who doesn’t love a little Red, White and Blue?  Such a fresh combination.  Ahoy, there…ComeContinue reading “Nautical All Squared Away – Thanks”

Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special

I couldn’t resist The Spot Challenge (#162) this week.  Case the Designer: Maheswari Rajaguru. I took a browse through her Pinterest page and selected this card to CASE.  Copy and Selectively Edit. And this is the result: Steps: For the Ombre Panel (3¾” x 3”), I chose to cut up one of the Evening Evergreen OmbreContinue reading “Expressions in Ink – You Are So Special”

Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy

It just so happens that I need such a card.  Sympathy cards are my least favorite occasion to create for.  That being said, this card will be on its way in Monday’s post. I chose the layout from Atlantic Hearts (AHSC420), the colors from Hand Stamped Sentiments (HSS363) and there is a current theme challengeContinue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Sympathy”

Simply Succulents – Thanks

The Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#112) deadline is approaching and I decided to use my chosen line with the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge (#256). And this is the result: Steps: The Sketch suggests a Circle / Semi Circle shape behind the focal image.  I chose to die-cut a piece of Vellum with the Lacy SucculentContinue reading “Simply Succulents – Thanks”

Sailing Home – You Make a Difference

For today’s challenges mash up… Sketch – Paper Craft Crew (#425); Subject – Cardz 4 Guyz (#270) and Color – Paper Players (#540). And this is the result: Steps: For the Guy theme, I chose to work with the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.  Any color would work for a MonochromaticContinue reading “Sailing Home – You Make a Difference”

A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby

Having fun with a few more challenges… Sketch – Just Add Ink (#553); Subject – CAS on Sunday (#204) and Color – AS You See It (#249). And this is the result: Steps: I chose the sweet little Honey Bear from the retired A Little Wild stamp set for the Baby.  Inked in Soft SuedeContinue reading “A Little Wild – Hello Little Baby”

Butterfly Brilliance – Happy Birthday

I came across a new sketch challenge site: Atlantic Hearts and I liked the current sketch so I thought I would see what I could create with it.  The challenge: AHSC #419. And this is the result: This sketch was perfect for using up some of my hoard of patterned paper.  Yesterday, I used aContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – Happy Birthday”