Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman

Having a bit of fun with a bunch of challenges today.  Principally, the Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#392).  While there may not be any snow here in my neck of the woods, there sure is a lot from where I came from…let’s go skating! My choices were influenced by:  Retro Rubber (#198), Four Seasons (January), ShoppingContinue reading “Winter Fun – Spirited Snowman”

Stately Oak – Lovely As A Tree

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz (#311) and Hand Stamped Sentiments (#404) challenges launching today! So, what starts with “O” and is appropriate for a fellow?  A color – Orange perhaps; some fruit – an Olive for a Martini or an Orange Slice for a Drink; a bird – an Oriole or an Owl; aContinue reading “Stately Oak – Lovely As A Tree”

Sweet Treats – Sweet Candy Canes

Welcome back!  The impending Holiday has kept me busy and will likely do so the closer we get to Christmas.  Had a chance to create a quick little card for you this morning. Three challenges running with a very similar theme: Cupcake Inspirations (#558), Cookie Challenge (#175) and Use Your Stuff (#472). Here is theContinue reading “Sweet Treats – Sweet Candy Canes”

Reindeer – Ringed with Nature Christmas

Having some fun with a few more ideas presented by Inspired By (#214) and Inspiration Station (#43) and sharing with Critter Crazy (#69). Here is the result:  Steps: Enjoying the Red, Black and White color scheme with the Plaids, Checks and Trees for this fun magical Holiday Reindeer card.  Love inspiration challenges. Thanks for spendingContinue reading “Reindeer – Ringed with Nature Christmas”

Embellished Ornaments

Card number two for today.  Giving myself a speed challenge courtesy of As You See It (#289).  Can I do it ten minutes or less?  Let’s see… I chose the sketch from Freshly Made (#564) and the colors from Color Throwdown (#721). The trick for speed stamping is to be prepared and then set theContinue reading “Embellished Ornaments”

Merry – Thanks

So glad you came back!  Welcome.  Will you get what you are hoping for this Christmas?  Need to send a Thank You card?  I have you covered. Playing with Can You Handle the Pressure (#20) along with the colors from Sunday Stamps (#297) to create a clean and simple card for the Alphabet Letter “R”Continue reading “Merry – Thanks”

Post Script – Mixed Media Hello

Hi!  Next challenge deadline… Sketch: Tuesday Morning (#685), Inspiration: Festive Friday (#123) and Colors: Color Throwdown (#720). Here is the result:  Steps: All elements were adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch layout. An interesting mix of elements for a subtle Hello card. Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Continue reading “Post Script – Mixed Media Hello”

Winter Rose – Just Because

Deadlines two and three…Welcome back! Sketch – Global Design Project (#370) and Color: Creative Colour (#64). Here is the result:  Steps: All elements were adhered to the card front to resemble the sketch.  The Winter Rose and Sentiment Banner were popped-up with Dimensionals.  Champagne and Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added for a bit of bling.Continue reading “Winter Rose – Just Because”

Winter Noel

Welcome back!  Sunday rolls around and so do the deadlines. First up: Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#583), Color: Color Dare (#523) and Retro Rubber (#196) for Style, Tools, Technique and Embellishment. Additionally, Creative Creases (#46) as I made an Easel Card. Here is the result:  Steps: The decorated, stamped Easel Stop was adheredContinue reading “Winter Noel”

Coffee Cafe – Life Happens, Coffee Helps

I hope you have had your cup of caffeine today.  What is your favorite?  Coffee, Tea, Cocoa?  I am a true lover of coffee. Over at Double Trouble (#125a), the team has a coffee theme going on and partnering with the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop and Caffeinated Christmas Cards (#11).  I’m game! I choseContinue reading “Coffee Cafe – Life Happens, Coffee Helps”