Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Color Throwdown #481

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Amy Rysavvy !! 


This week were're playing with dark purple, light purple, off white, and kraft.



My colors may be a little on the light side :-)

I had a little fun with some MFT goodies!! My Story stamps and dies. The rug is from a Christmas set... Merry Christmoose (retired). A little masking and two images stamped and die cut- popped on top for a little dimension (lamp shade and that sweet kittie)!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Claire Apostoloff as our February Guest Designer- Life on the Scrap Heap

AND 

Allyson Andersen, Guest Star Stamper - Laughadaisy



Thrilled to have you playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD481 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd481 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me


Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop February #2

Oh my word.... It's the end of February... I am so busy with life right now!! Can't believe the month is almost gone!! My family is coming in this WE for a baby shower (flying in from IN).... yikes!! My youngest has a little coming- it's been a bit of a rocky road- she (Willow Grace) has a congenital heart defect and will need open heart surgery. BUT.. this WE we are celebrating with a Baby Shower!!

Having the opportunity to stamp once in a while is my sanity!!! Have you ever felt that way?!?!

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Julie Warner's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 


So, I played with this month's stamp of the month (50% off folks- just sayin') Judy's Easter Basket


Here's a little close up. the image was stamped onto PTI Select white cardstock and colored with copics. Added some crystal accents for a little glimmer on those eggs. The sentiment is the Happy die- die cut several times and layered for a little dimension. 

I even had a chance to finish off the inside- I love to do this but recently haven't had time.


It's fun to add a little something on the inside- I place it on the lower half of the card so there's room for a personal message!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

AND...


Serendipity will be offering Free Shipping on all US orders of $25 or more from Wed 2/21 through Sun 2/24. 
Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Color Throwdown #480

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda !! 


How.s that for a bright color palette- lilac, green, and gray!!


I had a little fun with some (new to me) Altenew goodies!! The background is a stencil that I lightly sponged with gray ink selectively. Then I die cut the flowers and leaves from watercolor paper and colored with my zigs. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Claire Apostoloff as our February Guest Designer- Life on the Scrap Heap


AND 

Kelly Schirmer- Guest Star Stamper- Gingham Girl

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD480 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd480 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me


Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Color Throwdown #479

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by yours truly !! 


 This week we're playing with pink, red, and gray!!


I had a little fun with some new MFT goodies!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Claire Apostoloff as our February Guest Designer- Life on the Scrap Heap

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD479 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd479 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me


Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!

Serendipity Stamps February Blog Hop- #1

Oh my word.... It's the first of February... I am so busy with life right now!! Having the opportunity to stamp once in a while is my sanity!!! Have you ever felt that way?!?!

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Julie Warner's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 



So I played with Serendipity's Toadstool with Violets - I was in an orange mood so the flowers aren't violets :-) I stamped the image onto a die cut stitched panel and then colored with copics. I don't usually color nature images- it was fun for a first try (maybe need to practice a little). This was mounted onto patterned paper to add a little something, something. Lastly, I added the Hello die (die cut several times and layered offset for a little hint of color).

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!