Winds of Change – You Make Me Smile

Over at Time Out, Challenge (#213) they are looking for a vacation related theme. What is your ideal vacation?  Sun, Sand, Surf? Or like me, the cobbled streets of Europe.  My ideal is cycling through the tulip fields in the Netherlands… Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) SoContinue reading “Winds of Change – You Make Me Smile”

Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday

Lots of plans this weekend…not sure if we will be able to do all that we want.  Spring Festivals and events all start. So, I am trying to beat a few deadlines. Style and Theme – CAS on Friday Challenge (#230), AAA Cards Challenge (#212) and The Flower Challenge (#68); Color – Color Throw DownContinue reading “Celebrate with Flowers – Happy 8th Birthday”

Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny

Easter is quickly approaching and so many challenges have selected this occasion for their current theme.  So, let’s play!  Starting with The Card Concept (#172) Easter Blessings with selected Colors. Double Trouble (#107) Create a scene, add a bunny and partner with Cupcake Inspiration (#541) Bunnies. Inspiration Station (#27) with a smorgasbord of tasty ideas. Continue reading “Happy Easter – Sweet Bunny”

Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You

Hi!  Welcome back. Chasing down a few more deadlines!  Sketch: Freshly Made (#529); Colors: TGIF (#362); and Theme: International Highlights for April from Kylie Bertucci. Here is the result: Like my card? Please Vote… Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Coastal Cabana cardstock dry-embossedContinue reading “Hello Beautiful – Sea Life Thank You”

Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#385) is an Inspiration Board.  I opted to use the Mason Jar, the Tulips and a variation of the Happy Mother’s Day sentiment. Additional Inspiration: Colors: Just Us Girls (#624), Theme: Crafter’s Café (#283) and CAS on Fridays (#227), CAS (clean and simple) Style: CAS on Friday (#227), TGIFContinue reading “Spring Tulips – So Glad We’re Family”

Anything is Possible – Hand-Penned Petals

Before the weekend begins again, I am just getting around to the Inque Spot Studio Client Sketch Challenge from last weekend (SS023).  Somehow, time gets the better of me…or perhaps…I try to do too much…but playing in the Studio makes me very happy!  I chose to work with the current colors suggested by the FacebookContinue reading “Anything is Possible – Hand-Penned Petals”

Spring has Sprung – You are Wonderful

Saturday chores are complete and now it is time to play. Combining a few challenges.  Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#647) with the suggestion to create a scene; Theme: As You See It (#270) using Spring Flowers; Time Out (#209) to add a Cute Critter; and Color: Color Thrown (#683) for the Gray, Pink and Lime.Continue reading “Spring has Sprung – You are Wonderful”

Ranunculus Romance – Hello

Running a little behind on a few challenges and deadlines are quickly approaching… Here we go!  Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#346) for the Sketch. Principal Colors were suggested by the TGIF Challenge (#358) and Inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge (#296) for the Flowers, adding the Green, emphasizing the Yellow and picking up onContinue reading “Ranunculus Romance – Hello”

Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#384) is Color.  Such a pretty mix, this time around… I picked one of my favorite retired stamp sets, Lovely Lattice, for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#151) for subject, theme and technique and water-colored the image for the Happy Little Stampers March Watercolor Challenge.  The Spring theme wasContinue reading “Spring Floral Basket – Such Happy News”

Spring Floral – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  A slew of challenges are due, so here we go… Sketch: The Paper Players (#580); Tools: TGIF (#357); Colors / Theme / Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#150) and a Recipe from As You See It (#269) to use all of the elements: Die Cuts / Twine / Textured Embossing / Pastel Colors andContinue reading “Spring Floral – Thinking of You”