Animal Outing – Welcome Little One

Hello and welcome back.  I am pleased to let you know that I have been invited to be a guest designer with the CAS Colours & Sketches team for the month of May. The CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge (#468) this week is Color: Additional Inspiration: Theme: Crafter’s Café (#284) and Cookie Challenge (#168), SketchContinue reading “Animal Outing – Welcome Little One”

Thank You – Happy & Heartfelt

Welcome back! Creating Roses with Alcohol inks is very popular at the moment and I thought I would give it a try. To that end, I opted for the Just Us Girls Challenge (#627) and the colors suggested by Just Add Ink Challenge (#598). Bringing it all together, I selected the sketch from my personalContinue reading “Thank You – Happy & Heartfelt”

Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#385) is an Inspiration Board.  I opted to use the Mason Jar, the Tulips and a variation of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Additional Inspiration: Colors: Just Us Girls (#624), Theme: Crafter’s Café (#283) and CAS on Fridays (#227), CAS (clean and simple) Style: CAS on Friday (#227), TGIFContinue reading “Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family”

Enjoy the Moment

Welcome back!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today I am playing with the current sketch over at CAS Colours & Sketches (#460).  The stamp set, Enjoy the Moment, hasn’t seen a lot of love lately and I was looking for an opportunity to use it.  This sketch seemed ideal. I picked the current colorsContinue reading “Enjoy the Moment”

Timeless Flowering Tulips – Happy Easter

Continuing to play… …the Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge (#463), the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#152) for Theme, Color and Tools, the Flower Challenge (#66) for Subject and the Happy Little Stampers Challenges (March) for Tools – Stencils and Dies. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Highland Heather cardstock.Continue reading “Timeless Flowering Tulips – Happy Easter”

Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#384) is Color.  Such a pretty mix, this time around… I picked one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Lovely Lattice, for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#151) for subject, theme and technique and water-colored the image for the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge.  The Spring theme wasContinue reading “Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News”

Fable Friends – Happy Spring

Enjoying a lovely Spring morning in the Studio.  As mentioned, March seems to be the month for Spring themes and color challenges.  I’m game, let’s play! Sketch / Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#544), Color: Just Add Ink (#593), Tools: Can You Handle the Pressure (#2) and Technique: Happy Little Stampers – Watercolor (March). HereContinue reading “Fable Friends – Happy Spring”

Spring Floral – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  A slew of challenges are due, so here we go… Sketch: The Paper Players (#580); Tools: TGIF (#357); Colors / Theme / Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#150) and a Recipe from As You See It (#269) to use all of the elements: Die Cuts / Twine / Textured Embossing / Pastel Colors andContinue reading “Spring Floral – Thinking of You”

Tropical Thank You

Two interesting challenges:  My Inque Spot Studio Weekend Challenge to keep you stamping is a Technique – Tissue Watercolor Background(s) and the current Fusion Challenge which includes three (3) suggestions – Colorful Tropical Birds, the Colors and a Sketch. From the Fusion Challenge, I chose five (5) of the Colors: Soft Suede, Merry Merlot, MangoContinue reading “Tropical Thank You”

Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday

Another Butterfly…I love the Butterflies…they are so pretty… The current challenge over at Just Us Girls (#619) invites you to create your own Stencils using Dies.  What I great idea!  The die sets that I chose were: Tasteful Labels, Brilliant Wings and the retired Ornate Borders. To complement the Stencils I created, I chose theContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday”