Friday, January 23, 2015

With all my...


Had a chance to play a little and this is the sweet and clean card I made.

Used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge... Have a Heart!!

Had fun just piddlin'..... important word as it equates to relaxing, enjoying, happy....

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Top Dog Dies- LOVE!!

Happy, Happy Friday!! Time to show some Top Dog Dies. I'm still playing with the Heart Album Mini Finisher dies and Vintage Alphabet dies. This week I made a couple of 4 x 4 note cards. This size is perfect as a gift card or tucked into a lunch box for someone special.

I fell in love with this sweet envelope die and tiny heart. There are so many different dies in the Heart Album Finishers die set... perfect to use on their own. On this one I finished the inside as you can see above.


Aren't those letters fabulous... love the font.

Another CAS card using the same colors and the Vintage Alphabet die.

BTW.... Top Dog Dies just released 6 new dies.... you can see them HERE. Elephants, feathers, birds, borders, tags, and a background die for the already released corset die. I'll be posting some cards over the next few days using the new dies... so, stop back by!!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Color Throwdown # 326- Hip Hip Hooray!!

Happy, Happy Wednesday... it's hump day and I'm hoping it goes by fast, really, really fast!! The first two days have been exceptionally interesting :)

This week's colors are brought to you by yours truly!! I was dreaming of spring in January :)

I need a wall for these...

My original idea was beautiful flowers and vases... but, this is what I created.

Thought the colors would work well for a bright Birthday card and wanted to play with this PTI Phrase Play set. Added a little washi tape, cheesecloth, and enamel dots.

Before you head off to create, here’s some inspiration from our talented team to get you started. 

We’re also joined by January’s guest designer: Bonnie Sharp and, 
Kimberly Weiner... Wienerhoneymooners our Guest Star Stamper this week!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte

Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  AND... remember "neutrals" are free! If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD326  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  

When you are finished with your creation, head over to the Color Throwdown blog to add your entry to the Inlinkz tool.

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Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge- Hidden Gems (take #2)

Good Morning and Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for the Serendipity Stamps DT to provide a little more inspiration for this month's challenge.... Hidden Gems!!

You get the whole 4 weeks to play along! We're at the half way point for this challenge - you still have two weeks left to link up your design!

SSCB#39 Hidden Gems! Dust off your supplies! Let's see what you've been ignoring and put it to good use!! Use an item from your stash that's been under used - just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (Stamp or Die) on your project! Our favorite design will receive our winner blog badge and one random winner of this challenge will receive a $20 discount off their next order from Serendipity Stamps.You have until midnight US Eastern Standard Time on February 2 to link your project. The winner and our next challenge will be posted on February 4.

Want to go shopping? The sale this week is free shipping on any US order $15 or more. Good through 1/27.

I've been dreaming of spring... sunshine and flowers!! I used the Geranium Large Cling set stamped onto XPress It Blending cardstock and colored with copics. The background was created with Cherry Lynn's French Lattice die. Did you know that Serendipity carries Cherry Lynn dies...  The sentiment is Serendipity's Dream die. Perfect for my spring fantasy :)

We have a special guest joining us this month!! Please welcome Kimberly Wiener from Wienerhoneymooners Blog!

For more inspiration there are samples from the design team on the challenge blog or you can visit them directly and get all the details by clicking on their names below.

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and the theme of Thankful/Grateful. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

Click Here for all the details

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Top Dog Dies Friday Post...Valentine's!!

TGIF!!!! Yes... friday makes this working girl happy... not that I don't love my job but,...

AND... it's my weekly post using Top Dog Dies... Valentine's is on!!

Had a lot of fun making a sweet Heart Mini Album using a bunch of goodies from Top Dog Dies.

Sweet!! I used the Heart Mini Album die, Heart Doily die, and Heart Mini Album Finishers set, along with some Authentique papers and extras. I have several pics...

Front and center cover...

Playing with the Heart Album die and Heart Mini Album Finishers dies from Top Dog Dies. Thinking that I will give it to Darrell for his mom (Grammie) and he can add pics of the little one (my youngest daughter's beau's little girl). She's a sweetie!! She spied the jet ski in the garage the other day- 2 1/2... big jet ski but, asked me is she could go for a ride. My answer... "Yes,.. missy someone will take you for a ride but, it has to get warmer and we need to go to the lake".... totally not intimidated by the size!

Close up....

For each page/s of the mini album... I decorated one side and left the other side to scrap that picture.

 The next pages...

Here's the end..

Isn't the doily die gorgeous... and all the elements in the Finishers die set are perfect for adding a little something!!

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