Swan Lake for Sketch Challenge #72 at Craft Project Central

I finally had some time to complete the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge for June at Craft Project Central. There is still one more day to enter this challenge for a chance to win a one month subscription to the site. I had a little bit of trouble with this sketch, trying a couple different backgrounds Read More

Oh So Eclectic for GDP092

I just love the images, colors and dies in the Oh So Eclectic suite of products. I limited myself on how much I could order from the new Stampin’ Up! catalog but this bundle was a must-have for me. It might have caught my eye because it is the featured product on the catalog cover. Read More

Lovely Words Thinlits + Foil Frenzy DSP for GDP090

I wish I could buy every new product in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. But that is just not my reality, so I had to be selective with what I purchased in June. One of the first papers I jumped on was the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP pack is so much Read More

Guest Designer for GDP089 Color Challenge

I’m so honored to be a Guest Designer at the Global Design Project this week! There is a new color challenge up on the blog this morning and I hope you will play along. I love using challenge blogs to give my creativity a kick start or nudge me out of my comfort zone. The Read More

More Mother’s Day Card Inspiration for GDP085

For this Global Design Project challenge we were to pick our three favorite retiring In-Colors and make a card. I don’t happen to have all of the 2015-2017 In-Colors so I made a few substitutions. I used Calypso Coral in place of Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry in place of Delightful Dijon. My third color Read More

Global Design Project 082 | Sketch Challenge

Today I am sharing a set of cards I made for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. These cards are very simple to make, but also a lot of fun because there is watercoloring involved! Here are my cards: And here is the sketch that inspired my cards: The first thing I did was stamp Read More

Ice Cream at the Amusement Park | Handmade Birthday Cards

Today I am sharing handmade birthday cards I created for the Amusement Park theme Challenge at the Global Design Project. Here is my first card: And here is the banner that inspired my card: Every year we take a trip to Silverwood Theme Park. Our schools have an incentive program where the kids earn a free ticket Read More

A Tweet Congratulations for GDP077 and FMS278

Today I am playing along with the the color challenge at the Global Design Project and the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. Here is what I came up with: And here are the banners that inspired my card: I really love the images in the Best Birds stamp set. I get a nice crisp Read More

Oh So Succulent Background for GDP076

Today I am playing along with the challenge over at the Global Design Project. We were to case a fabulous card by Kylie Bertucci and I decided to keep a similar design but use the Oh So Succulent stamp set. Here is what I came up with: And here is the design that inspired my cards: Read More

Always Bee You for GDP075 and FMS276

I managed to hit three separate challenges with my card today! I am using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, the theme from the Global Design Project, and the color combination from Splitcoast Stampers. Here is what I came up with: And here are the banners that inspired my card: The first thing I worked on Read More