Etched in Nature – Just For You

Very cool and rainy day here…so I chose to play in the Studio. I started with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#519). I added the colors from the Color Throw Down Challenge (#676) and two elements from the Just Add Ink Challenge (#587).  Here is what I made: Steps: Paper:  Cold Press 140 lb. WatercolorContinue reading “Etched in Nature – Just For You”

Back on Your Feet – Sigh…

Welcome back!  Chasing another Sunday deadline… Working with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge (#639) along with the Color Throw Down Challenge (#675) and the CAS on Friday Challenge (#222) theme. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock. Panels: (approximately 2⅝” x 4”) Basic White cardstock.  TheContinue reading “Back on Your Feet – Sigh…”

In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!

If I wasn’t creating this card today, heck, yeah!, I would definitely be cuddling up with a book.  I am in South Carolina and we rarely get any snowy weather in my little corner of the State.  Well, we certainly got it! Snow Day!  A perfect time for hunkering down with my nose in aContinue reading “In The Moment – Heck, Yeah!”

Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You

Playing around with the current Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#514) and mixing it up by Water Coloring for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge (December) with the colors suggested by the TGIF Challenges (#345). I opted to create an A2 card instead of a Square card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” xContinue reading “Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You”

Blessings Of Home – Thank You

Welcome back!  A change of pace from Holiday cards…using one of the new stamp sets that will be available in January 2022. Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#633); Theme: Inspire Create (#104); and Color: Color Throwdown (#670). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5⅜”Continue reading “Blessings Of Home – Thank You”

Blessings of Home – Thank You

I thought I would take a stab at Kylie Bertucci’s November International Blog Highlights Theme Challenge – Thank You. I would be honored if you chose to vote for my card. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/VoteForMeNovember2021 My card was inspired by the following challenges. Sketch & Style: Try Stampin’ On Tuesdays (#531) and Colors: TGIFContinue reading “Blessings of Home – Thank You”

Joyful Life – Friends

Our current challenge subject at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#282) is Animals – Actual or Animated.  When I selected this category, I had just received the Joyful Life stamp set.  All of those critters make me smile and I especially love the bike-riding pals. I hope you decide to join us and I look forward toContinue reading “Joyful Life – Friends”

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”