Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts

Can you tell that I was away from the Studio for several weeks?  Lots of challenges to catch up on before the month is through and deadlines are looming. Over at TGIF, the challenge is to decorate an envelope.  I do not do this too often unless the card is for someone very special.  I,Continue reading “Beautifully Penned – Sending Caring Thoughts”

Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

These two stamp sets:  Quiet Meadow and Nature’s Harvest go so well together.  Nature’s Harvest will be available next month as it debuts in the July – December 2021 Mini Catalog.  This stamp set was my first pick from the catalog! Inspiration for this card came from several sources: The Paper Players Sketch Challenge (#551),Continue reading “Quiet Meadow with Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

Never Blue When I Think of You.

Welcome back! Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#276) is SHADES OF BLUE. So many possibilities…Blue is such a staple color in so many areas of design. I decided to play with my Blending Brushes and see what I could create with various shades of blue. I hope that you like this card andContinue reading “Never Blue When I Think of You.”

Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You

Not quite done with these beautiful Floral images in the Meadow Dies set.  They just beg for a watercolor treatment. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#323) includes the perfect complement of colors for Meadow Flowers.  I felt that the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#428) would work very nicely to showcase these flowers. Here isContinue reading “Quiet Meadow – Thinking of You”

Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day

One of the first challenges I started doing were color challenges and specifically the ones over at Colour INKspiration.  CI-101 is a set of truly gorgeous colors and yet had me stumped.  In my mind’s eye I have played around with ideas, thought about particular layouts and possible themes.  The deadline is looming and withContinue reading “Hand Penned Petals – Have a Beautiful Day”

Jar of Flowers – You’ve Been on My Mind

Playing with the sketch from the TGIF Challenge (#320) today and another row from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#117). A bouquet of pretty yellow flowers in a glass jar.  I love how friendly yellow flowers are… Here is what I created: Steps: Jars: Vellum cardstock.  The two sized Jars, from the Jar of FlowersContinue reading “Jar of Flowers – You’ve Been on My Mind”

Garden Wishes – True Friend

Having a play with the Sketch Saturday (#661) Challenge and combining it with the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge (#364) along with the TGIF Material Challenge (#318). Flowers, Pinks, Greens, a touch of Gold…such pretty pictures. And this is the result: Steps: I dry-embossed a quarter sheet (4¼” x 5½”) of Basic White cardstock withContinue reading “Garden Wishes – True Friend”

Apple Pie = Special Day

Popping in for a quick post.  Getting ready for today’s class and had an idea that just needed to be tried. Theme: CAS on Friday (#205) and Style: CASology (#391). Stampin’ Up! has released a Digital Download of FREE images.  UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY.  You can find it at my on-line store. And this is theContinue reading “Apple Pie = Special Day”

Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala

I am continuing to play with the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks. This week’s Sketch Saturday (#660) was flipped 90 degrees to better accommodate the Mandala image.  For the color palette, I chose to work with the Stampin’ Up! Only Color Challenge (#275). And this is the result: Steps: I selected a piece ofContinue reading “Treasured Moments – Inspired Mandala”

Decorative Mandala – On my mind…

This week’s Fab Friday Challenge (#213) is a sketch and I chose the Sunday Stamps Challenge (#257) for the color palette using the new Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks as a stencil for the Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge for May to create this #SimpleStamping card. And this is the result: Steps: Focal Panel: (2¾”)Continue reading “Decorative Mandala – On my mind…”