Category Archives: Challenges

Create a Quick and Easy Soft Subtle Card!

It’s easy to create a quick and easy soft, subtle card.  Stampin’ Up! has an entire section of the catalog devoted to sentiments and stamp sets that make beautiful tags and gift cards.  The Tea Party stamp set is new this year and has a wonderfully vintage look.  The oval shapes coordinate with the oval framelit set making… Read More »

Truly Grateful Meets The Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge!

Operation Write Home has a weekly sketch challenge and this week’s sketch is so fabulous, I couldn’t resist participating.  The Gently Falling and Truly Grateful stamp sets just jumped off the shelf asking to be used for this sketch!  This is another one of those classic, quick and simple card layouts.  Imagine your favorite stamp set or designer… Read More »

Pursuing Happiness With Summer Solstice From Stampin’ Up!

Featured Retiring Product Series:  Pursuit of Happiness, Summer Solstice, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper There are days where you feel creativity flowing from your fingers and other days where you feel like you have to pull out the creativity with a winch and a chain!  Then there are days like today where you… Read More »

Pursuing Happiness At The Comfort Cafe With Stampin’ Up!

Featured Retiring Products:  Comport Cafe Designer Series Paper, Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set, Not Quite Navy Ribbon Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! are my favorite patterned papers.  They have different coordinating patterns printed on both sides of the papers.  This opens the paper crafting possibilities.  You can do some great folds when your paper is printed on… Read More »

More With The Best of Flowers From Stampin’ Up!

I really enjoyed stamping the day away on Sunday!  I created several cards and scrapbook pages.  What a relaxing way to spend the day! I really love creating a card from a great sketch.  I find it such a challenge to start with a layout and then selecting the papers, inks and stamps that you will make that… Read More »

Why I LOVE Stampin’ Up! With Giant Graphic Flowers!

I found this weeks Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge to be an honest challenge!  I wanted to create a birthday card using Stampin’ Up!s Best of 25 Years January Stamp Set which is all about birthdays!  The sketch contained an oval.  It made me realize that I like using circles and rectangles in my cards more than ovals. … Read More »

Create a Card With Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection!

Create a card with Stampin’ Up!s Neutrals Collection and a really great card sketch!  I LOVE the card sketch that I started with on the Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge today.  WOW!!!!  Would you look at this!!! Tell me that is not a beautiful layout!  I would never have thought of this layout without a little help from… Read More »