Hi Everyone. Happy SUnday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players Challenge this week and it's sketch week: When you take a look at the design team creations, you will realize how wonderfully versatile the sketch is! There is some wonderful inspiration for you in the gallery. I decided to keep it pretty simple and close to the sketch. The only thing I had to do was move the sentiment. It was a very easy card to pull together and a great way to showcase the fabulous DSP as well as the stamp set. Here's my card:... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Monday. I'm playing along with two challenges this week - the colors from Just Add Ink and the floral theme from The Flower Challenge When I saw these colors, I decided I really wanted to try no-line coloring of the Stampin' Up! Good Morning Magnolia flower. Now, no-line scares the heck out of me as you have to add all of the shading and detail by hand and I generally rely on those being included when I stamp normally. However, since taking coloring classes earlier this year (prior to my little accident!), I decided it was time... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Susan's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and it's a color challenge: The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you, including our very talented guest designer for this challenge YoonYoung Kim For my card, I decided to stick very closely to my two least favorite colors .... pink .... and purple! I paired it with the neutrals of black, white and gray, so that the ahem, pink and purple, could take center stage. :-) I brought out my new favorite Stampin' Up! Free as a Bird set and... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday. It's the fabulous Bobby's turn to host our Addicted to CAS Challenge this week and this is her code word: I must admit, I was initially tempted to go with a masculine card. Instead, I decided to go with something a little more feminine:-) I partially stamped the Pattern Play stamp into the bottom left corner and added some shading with my warm grey Copic markers. I then stamped the Build A Rose stamp and leaves and die-cut them. I really do love this rose - it's one of my favorite Altenew stamps. Of course, I... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Anne Marie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week! This color scheme is as bright and cheerful as AM herself and the colors were a great combo to use in the depth of winter in Minnesota! While I was cleaning out my crafting space, I discovered a stamp that I bought years ago at a crafting fair in Minneapolis. It's. Rubbernecker Stamp and I can't find it on their webpage anymore. BUT... I love it and decided it was a keeper. For my color of choice -... Read more →