Archive for the ‘Challenges’ Category

So berry sweet

I’ve finally had a chance to stamp and for long enough that something turned out good!  Yay!
This was a card that’s been in my head since last week.  I used three Splitcoast challenges from last week:  Color Combo, Sketch Challenge and Ways to Use it.
Black, Real Red, Old Olive and White card stock, Tart & [...]

Color Challenge Flower

So, I subscribe to Kristina Werner’s blog and I’ve been waiting for her 50th Color Challenge with much excitement!  So, here is her challenge:

And here’s what I came up with:

I used patterns from MelStampz (which is amazing by the way, you should totally go check out all the free templates and tutorials!) and Mirkwood Designs.
Everything [...]

2 cards, Same layout

Last week, I hosted a Chat & Challenge on SUDSOL, where I was responsible for bringing a sketch and challenging other people to create a card based on the sketch.

I loved this sketch and had enough time to make two quick cards as examples:

And the second card:

You can see that the colors are completely different, [...]

Noteable Posts

On Saturdays, I want to share with you some of the neat projects I’ve found over the week.  There are so many amazing stampers & crafters out there and I only have so much time to play.
So, here is my list of cool things I found this week:  My Noteable Posts
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Mini Catalog: Scene in a Garden

Okay, so remember last week, when I was talking about the sketch challenge at splitcoast stampers?  And then I realized that I couldn’t show you the card I made since it used a stamp set from the new mini catalog?
Well, here it is:

I had the image colored and ready to use, and then I stumbled [...]

Color Challenge

Hey!  I just saw today that yesterday’s color challenge was Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze.  That happens to be one of my favorite combinations so I just had to play along!  Here’s what I’ve got:

I used the Flower Trio punch to make the cherry blossoms and I traced a tree onto the [...]

Technique Lover’s Challenge

Okay…so this little basket was so inspiring for me, I just got to work immediately!  Today’s technique lover’s challenge was this mini easter basket by Claire Brennan.   Once you see this basket, you’ll want to try it yourself!  I couldn’t believe how cute it was and just couldn’t resist.  So, to save you a step [...]

Inspiration challenge

Hello all.  I was finally able to complete my card for the inspiration challenge on splitcoast stampers.  It was IC171 – Fitz & Floyd, and what I found as inspiration was this beautiful set of pottery.

I just loved the colors and the vine/flower design.  It took a while for me to decide how to get [...]

Owl Treat Purse: Splitcoast Technique Challenge

This is my first time playing along with the Technique Lovers Challenge, but this was tons of fun and super easy!  A great challenge.
The original treat purse is found here on Julie’s blog: Paper Pleasing Ideas.  Here’s my take:

The front of the owl was inspired by this card.  I tweaked it just a bit and [...]

Challenge Card

Today’s card is my submission for the KWernerDesignBlog color challenge.  Here are the colors:

I saw this and really was sure about this combination, but then I found a card that used the tag punches to make purses and the ideas just all came together.  Here’s the end result:

Please email me if you have any questions.  [...]