Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)

Welcome back! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Today, I am playing with the Theme and Sketch from Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#534); Theme – Seize the Birthday (#238); Colors – Color Throw Down (#692) and Tools – Can You Handle the Pressure (#7). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scoredContinue reading “Artistically Inked – Thank you (for the birthday gift)”

Symbols of Fortune – You Are So Loved

Chasing a few other deadlines… Sketch – Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#533) Option: Things That Fly; Theme – Paper Players (#589) Birds and/or Bees and; Materials – Tic Tac Tac (#160) Tic (Gold), Tac (Layers) and Toe (Pearls). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. TheContinue reading “Symbols of Fortune – You Are So Loved”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Ranunculus Romance – Just for You

Welcome back… The Inspiration Photograph and Colors suggested by The Card Concept Challenge (#173) are so pretty and became the starting point for today’s vintage style card. My creative choices were influenced by: Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#157) a Butterfly, a Spring theme, and material – Vellum, Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#299) Ranunculus Romance BundleContinue reading “Ranunculus Romance – Just for You”

Wildflower Path – Happy Birthday

Cool and cloudy today – perfect weather to play in the Studio. The challenges: Sketch: Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#549) Option: Scraps Color: Color Hues (#38) Pink & Green Subject: The Flower Challenge (#67) add a Heart and Theme: Seize the Birthday (#235) add Stripes Here is the result: Steps: In order of how IContinue reading “Wildflower Path – Happy Birthday”

Have a Beautiful Day – Expressions in Ink

Playing around with a few more challenges.  The coordinating theme is Gold. Sketch with Metallics option: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#547); Materials and Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#154) Gold and Dies along with the Free space. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (3¾”Continue reading “Have a Beautiful Day – Expressions in Ink”

Lucky Me – I Can Count on You

Got off to a late start today.  Errands…they needed to get done.  So, I am now back in my happy place. Several challenges are gearing up for St. Pat’s Day…best to get them done before the 17th! Sketch with Animal option: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#545), Colors and Inspiration: Double Trouble (#105), Heart 2 HeartContinue reading “Lucky Me – I Can Count on You”

Calming Camellia – Love You, Friend

Lots of sketch challenges are due today.  So here we go… Sketch / Theme: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#542) and Color / Theme: Tic Tac Toe (#149). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Evening Evergreen cardstock. Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Soft Succulent trimmed Ombre Gift Bag. CircleContinue reading “Calming Camellia – Love You, Friend”

Lovely Letters – Love

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#289) is to create a *LOVE* card. I took a lot of inspiration from many challenges. I started with the Double Trouble (#102) Challenge…while I missed the deadline, I still had fun with the guidelines.  Thing One: Anything, Thing Two: Partner with other challenges, and Thing Three Twist:Continue reading “Lovely Letters – Love”

Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#288) is to create a card using Something that begins with “P”.  I chose Patterned Paper. With the new 2022 Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure launching this month, there are a lot of new options…I selected to use the new Tropical Layers Dies and mix it upContinue reading “Tasteful Touches – You Are The Best”