Category Archives: Challenges

Autumn Inspired Seasonally Scattered Emboss Resist Sponging Technique

Autumn inspired seasonally scattered stamp set using the emboss resist sponging technique! This week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge inspired me to use one of the fabulous (and giant!) seasonal images from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set! For this card, I heat embossed the image with the new Crushed Curry Embossing Powder and then sponged on Mossy Meadow,… Read More »

Need Inspiration? Start With Designer Paper!

Need inspiration?  Start with designer paper! This is often one of my favorite starting points.  The designer paper helps you select your color palette for your card, as well as the stamp set or shapes your images might take. I used the Flashback designer paper as my inspiration today, as well as this week’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch… Read More »

Try A Sketch Or Color Challenge

Try a sketch or color challenge to get your creativity flowing.  There are tons of design challenges all over the place.  I am participating in two challenges today.  One is a color challenge and the other is a sketch challenge.  It’s fun to see what you can do when someone else chooses the colors or the card layout.… Read More »

What’s New With My Digital Studio Software?

What’s new with My Digital Studio (MDS) software?  Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow, January 28th.  It’s Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale of the year.  You get to select exclusive free products when you place qualifying orders!  Personally, I love free!  Of course there are some MDS digital download packages that you can choose for free! This is a quick sneak peek … Read More »

Merry Christmas!!!!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!! Today’s Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge is a Christmas and a sketch challenge! Card Details: Papers:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Season of Style Designer Paper Stamp Set:  Perfectly You (Hostess Set) Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Summer Starfruit Accessories:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestones, White… Read More »

It’s Time To Wrap The Gifts

It’s time to wrap the gifts, make the tags and decorate the packages!!!  Stampin’ Up! has made this so easy with the fabulous boxes, bags and tag sets that they have!  They have also given us that fabulous Bigz Bow Die! I love the convenience of the gift boxes and there are so many sizes to choose from. … Read More »

Quick and Easy Card: Love & Joy!

This is a truly quick and easy card using Stampin’ Up!’s Love & Joy stamp from the Holiday Catalog.  My challenge was to design a card using Whisper White, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana and Real Red.  This is honestly a very odd combination!  I tried to use the Coastal Cabana in the subtlest way possible. My solution:  Stampin’… Read More »

Attention Scrapbookers: The Morning Post Alphabet Is On Sale!

Attention Scrapbookers!  The Morning Post Alphabet is 25% off for one more day only!  Alphabet stamp sets are expensive.  It’s nice to have at least one alphabet set to use to create backgrounds, labels or titles with.  This is the perfect time to order an alphabet stamp set to use in your scrapbooks.  Once you make the purchase,… Read More »