Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings

Welcome back!  Lots happening around town this weekend and the weather is supposed to be fantastic, so I am trying to get ahead… Current challenges: The Card Concept (#181); Freshly Made Sketches (#577); Addicted to CAS (#230) and the Alphabet Challenge (#Letter N). Using the Red/Blue/Purple tones from the Forest Lake inspiration photograph, here isContinue reading “Perched in a Tree – Nature Sings”

Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility

How about we pull out the one stamp set that made me swoon when I flipped through the very first catalog I ever saw. Oriental Brushstrokes. It had retired by the time I started buying Stampin’ Up! products and it took me a few years to find it. I think it will be part ofContinue reading “Oriental Brushstrokes – Tranquility”

Cottage Rose – Friends Forever

Welcome back to Tuesday.  Having a play with the Facebook Case-ing The Catalog (#361) and mixing it up with a few other challenges. Color: Just Add Ink (#608), Theme: Alphabet (Letter “F”) and Tools: Make My Monday (#177) and Colour Crazy Craft (#23). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (11” x 4¼” scored atContinue reading “Cottage Rose – Friends Forever”

Happy & Heartfelt – Yay for Love!

Welcome back!  Creating for a few other challenges this afternoon… Working with the TGIF Challenge Sketch (#351) keeping it clean and simple using the Theme suggested by the Time Out Challenge (#205) and sharing it with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#293) and the Crafter’s Café Challenge (#281). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½”Continue reading “Happy & Heartfelt – Yay for Love!”

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”

Spirited Snowmen – Love Never Melts

Happy Sunday!  It will be a day filled with cardmaking…and I am working through a few challenges. Over at Double Trouble (#97B), they have partnered with the Try Stampin’ On Tuesday team to use the Sketch (#533) for a Peek-a-Boo Card Style.  For the theme, I selected the current Make My Monday (#162) suggestion. HereContinue reading “Spirited Snowmen – Love Never Melts”

In the Moment – Relax Your Way

Our current challenge at CARDZ 4 GUYZ (#284) is to use Checks, Gingham and/or Plaid. By adding color to a black and white patterned piece of paper, you can make it work for any color scheme.  For this card, I added Pool Party ink with a Brayer to the checked pattern found in the HostessContinue reading “In the Moment – Relax Your Way”

Count on Me – Hello

Had a play with the Less Is More Challenge (#450).  This a newer one for me.  Hope you like it! Here is the result: Steps: For the “Spots”, I chose to add them via the Dots Embossing Folder.  However, the challenge is to create a one-layer card, so I made a void embossing mask withContinue reading “Count on Me – Hello”

Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You

Continuing with my less is more theme for my WEEKEND CHALLENGE to you – SIMPLICITY, I created this elegant and simple card to show you what can do. I discovered a new blog challenge group: Less Is More which completely supports the concept of Simplicity.  What fun! A new challenge to keep my eye onContinue reading “Nature’s Harvest – Thinking of You”

Feels Like Home – Missing You

The free SALE-A-BRATION stamp set Feels Like Home was also a first pick from the upcoming August / September 2021 Brochure.  This stamp set can be yours for a qualifying $50.00 US purchase. The end of the month is quickly approaching and I have not yet participated in the Stampin’ Up! July Color Challenge.  TimeContinue reading “Feels Like Home – Missing You”