Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog. The board this week has so many wonderful choices. I was torn…I had lots of ideas. I finally settled on the middle line: Die Cuts, Coloring and Wood. Here is the result: Steps: For the Die Cuts, I selectedContinue reading “Inspiring Thoughts – Thinking of You”

On the Grow – Thinking of You

Over at Retro Rubber, the current challenge (#166) is a Fall-like table setting that looks so very appealing.  I chose the colors from the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge (#436) and had a play with Water Coloring…a Happy Little Stampers September challenge. Here is the result: Steps: From the Very Vanilla cardstock background panelContinue reading “On the Grow – Thinking of You”

Shaded Summer – Friendship Card

Welcome back!  Another deadline…card number two! The CAS Colours and Sketches Team doubled up the challenge for this week.  They went retro with a previous sketch and a throwback to some delightful retired colors. I was on the hunt…dug out the old ink pads and dove through the scrap bins…success!! Here is the result: Steps:Continue reading “Shaded Summer – Friendship Card”

Joyful Life – Join this Piggy for Coffee?

Time to create for the two Weekend challenges. The WEEKEND COLOR CHALLENGE and the SS010 SUNDAY SKETCH.  Running out of time, I chose to combine the two challenges. What will you make?  Don’t forget to share your project(s) with me on my Facebook page: The INQUE SPOT Studio | Facebook Here is the result: ColorsContinue reading “Joyful Life – Join this Piggy for Coffee?”

Dragonfly Garden – Hello

There were a few challenges that I really wanted to play with that had summer Wildflower Garden themes and beautiful colors.  I was just waiting for the right sketch to combine them all together. Sketch: Sketch Saturday Challenge (#673); Theme and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263); and the Inspiration board from the Hand Stamped SentimentsContinue reading “Dragonfly Garden – Hello”

Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello

Continuing with my WEEKEND CHALLENGE – SIMPLICITY… A number of challenges came together, inspiring me to create this simple masculine card. Sketch: Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (#433); Theme and Style: The Paper Players Challenge (#554); Subject and Color: Sunday Stamps Challenge (#263). Here is the result: Steps: The Wheat Grass focal image: (1½ x 5”)Continue reading “Inspired Thoughts – Harvest Hello”

Joyful Life – Good Friends

Having a play with some delightful colors and a great new stamp set, Joyful Life.  Those two, Buster Bear and Cotton Tail are having so much fun! Sketch: Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#497) Inverted; Color: Paper Players Challenge (#553) and as I water colored the image, Happy Little Stampers August Water Color Challenge. Here isContinue reading “Joyful Life – Good Friends”

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”

A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend

Farm House / Shabby Chic is something I love to look at but rarely use for inspiration in my card making. Over at TGIF, the current challenge (#322) is just that.  A favorite of Andrea Tracy-Tucker – Designer of the Month.  I chose to use the color palette suggested by the Fab Friday team (#216).Continue reading “A Jar of Meadow Flowers – Hello Friend”

Let’s Celebrate – Just Because

Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #SimpleStamping Challenge.  For the month of June, the theme was “Just Because” and we were encouraged to use a punch in addition to Stamp, Paper and Ink. Keeping this challenge in mind, I mixed it up with the current sketch challenge from CAS Colours & Sketches (#425).  For myContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate – Just Because”