Bottled Happiness – Thank You

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#388) is an Inspiration Board and I was drawn towards the lower left image.  I loved the graphic and spare nature the image.  I chose the current sketch at Paper Craft Crew (#468) for my layout. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”)Continue reading “Bottled Happiness – Thank You”

Hot Tropical Pink – You’re Amazing

Our current challenge at HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS (#386) is Sketch.  Additional Inspiration: Style – CAS (clean and simple) Colors: Less is More (#461); Theme: Happy Little Stampers April Challenge. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Side Panel: (1¼” x 5½”) Gold Foil cardstock. Center ShapeContinue reading “Hot Tropical Pink – You’re Amazing”

Artfully Layered – Hey There…

Moving away from the Spring theme for a moment, I created a quick little masculine card as I need to let a guy friend know that I am thinking of him. I started with the Tuesday Morning Sketch (#646) for the layout design and picked the colors suggested by the group at Color Throwdown (#682). Continue reading “Artfully Layered – Hey There…”

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”

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 – Thank You

Thursday and an opportunity to play along with the Stampin’ Through the Catalog Challenge on Facebook today is to use the Artfully Layered stamp set. A couple of other challenges came to mind when I was thinking about what I could create with this stamp set: Colors: Just Us Girls (#620) and Sketch: CAS ColoursContinue reading “Artfully Layered – Thank You”

Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!

The Happy Little Stamper’s group puts out five different challenges each month.  The July CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge was “Citrus and Zing”.  I have to tell you I struggled with this theme.  Every Lemon type stamp set that I recalled I might still have, I could not find.  Then yesterday I had an idea. Continue reading “Citrus Bubble Over – Your Kindness is Refreshing!”