Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Color Throwdown #394- Happy Birthday!!

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! This week the colors were chosen by our "other" Amy- Amy Rohl!! You're going to love them!!


This week we're playing with red, pink, and blue...


I played with the new MFT Pretty Posies stamps and die-namics. I decided to make a shaker card :-) The window was cut with MFT's Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows (largest size). The inside of the window was sponged with light gray (bottom- covered with beads right now) and the top portion was sponged with blue. Addes some seed beads. I die cut a bunch of the flowers and used second generation stamping for the background and full color for the outlines. Added a little twine :-)

Don't forget to check out our guest this month and featured star stamper....

Jill Hawkins (May Guest Designer)Fastest Turtle  

AND...


Tenia Nelson, Guest Star Stamper - Jazzy Paper Designs

Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

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 CTD394 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd394 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin 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... read every one!!


Friday, May 20, 2016

BE- Tag You're It!!

I seriously love making tags- tiny works of art!! So, when I had chance to play this week, of course, I decided to make one for the Tag You're It Challenge--- my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna created the inspiration...


And here's mine...


I went with the bottom patterned paper topped with solid cardstock- mine is not embossed. Used Verve's Flourished border (Jeanne used a small scallop). My focal point is a beehive/bee in the same area/used a summer critter!! The bee, honeycomb (water-colored with Zigs and die cut with the Verve Honeycomb die- instead of the little flags on Jeanne's tag), and hive were die cut with Verve's The Buzz die set. Sentiment is from Verve's  The Buzz stamps. Tag is from PTI. 

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Color Throwdown # 393- Hello!!


Good Morning!! Happy Hump Day!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! I had a blast looking at all the cards using Amy's colors!!

Broni picked the colors this week... we're playing with dark pink, light pink, gray, and white!!


Broni picked the colors this week.. she must have been thinking of a spa day... big tub, soft colors.. relaxing :-)



I pulled out Altenew's peonies again... LORD I love peonies. And they were perfect to blend those two pink colors. I have a couple peonies in my yard- the white one that I bought a few years ago was supposed to have light pink centers... over time the white became more pink with darker pink accents. Interesting how nature takes over. 

Don't forget to check out our guest this month and featured star stamper....

Jill Hawkins (May Guest Designer)- Fastest Turtle  

AND...


Elizabeth Stewart, Guest Star Stamper - Paper Sweetness


Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

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 CTD393 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd393 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin 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... read every one!!


Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Good Morning- so glad you stopped by today. The Serendipity Stamps DT are showing off some new goodies in the store and combining it with this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge-- This month it's all about diecutting!! AND this time around the DT were asked to add an additional challenge... Relax/Enjoy!


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

I have a couple cards for you today!! 


First I used Cherry Lynn dies (Serendipity sells these BTW) -adding a Serendipity Bandana die with patterned paper- I use the die twice so the inner circle was in a contrasting color.  Next I die cut the new Boots die and stamped with the coordinating Boots stamp- colored with copics and mounted with foam for a little dimension. Added a tri-color Howdy die that was popped up with dimensionals. You can purchase the Howdy die by itself or as a set with a sweet cowgirl.

Here's a little close up...


For my next card I used the new It's Five O'Clock Somewhere stamp...


I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock and heat embossed with white. Next I pulled out my Clean Color Brush Markers and did some loose watercoloring. Such a fun card- perfect for starting out the summer months.

Here's a little close up...



ETA: I finished off the inside with one of my fav sentiments and totally forgot to attach--


Added some color on watercolor cardstock but, just in the opposite corners- the sentiment was colored ombre.

We have a very special guest this month - Carol Mayne from Just Me: C Blog! Carol has a clean graphic style packed full of bold beautiful color!  Take a closer peek and see all the glitter sparkle!

Don't forget to leave comments as you hop.... the prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.    You can leave comments through 5-22 .. the winner will be announced on Mary's blog on 5-23.

AND... there's always a little something extra.. The sale this time is  a 40% Off Coupon.    The code will be “40fromhigh0516” which gives 40% off the highest priced item in your cart.   Good Wed May 18th – Sun May 22.   

Mary's also having a yard sale- lots' of bargains to be had. Here's the link. 

Last, but not least.... the stamp of the month....Lemonade Pitcher at 50% off...



Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna (the full list is below). Jeanne is the Queen of bright colors... they're beautiful too!!
There are lots of new goodies :) in the store, you can find them here

Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!


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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Hello...

Happy Saturday... I've been doing laundry (we've all been there) and hanging out with the little one- riding bikes and scooter (up and down the sidewalk-- yes, I may have met my 10,000 steps for the day ::-) She's at the fair and I got a little play time.''

Made a card using the sketch from CAS(e) this sketch and the inspiration from Inspired By All the Little Things...

My card...


Played with My Favorite Things Trendy Triangles and he seniment die cut is from Papertreyink. Added tiny splotches with an old Su stamp.

A little close up..


The sketch...


The inspiration..


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