Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color Throwdown #353- HELLO!!

Happy Hump Day!! Glad you stopped by to check out this week's Color Throwdown colors!! I am the hostest and we are playing with Green, Yellow, and Purple!! Yes, I "bit the bullet" and even picked purple as a color!! Actually love the color but, it's not one I normally gravitate to!




I played with one of the Crazy Birds and my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.... yes, everyone in blogland convinced me I NEEDED these. This was my first time and I'm thinking I need a little more practice :) but, I LOVE the bright colors you can achieve quickly -just need to practice the blending. Sentiment is one of the PTI wet paint dies.

Visit the rest of the DT and our special guests this week for more inspiration...

This month's Guest Designer... Valentyna Komisarenko - Flourishtina

AND...


Donna, Guest Star Stamper - Playing Paper

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 post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD353 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd353 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
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrate!!

It's been a busy summer... 

A couple WEs ago, I had a chance to play with SSS Balloon dies, SSS Stars stencil and Wendi Vecchi gold embossing paste, AND my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.... enjoyed my chance to play a little...



The die is from Serendipity Stamps die cut with gold cardstock.... the curve is perfect for these balloons!!

Made this card for Curtain Calls Celebrate challenge. Love the gold tipped balloons... I just switched it up to gold stars. 



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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Time to Party! July SFYTT

Good evening!! It rained here for a little... the doppler shows a bit more than we got but, maybe it's coming later... high hopes, right :)

Last weekend I finally had a little break in summer plans and was able to make a few cards. This is one of them. I played with some Reverse Confetti and used this month's SFYTT sketch.


 Played with a bunch of Reverse Confetti that I've had for a little while :) I started out with one of the Quick Card Panels and die cut an Envie wrap in white and then die cut the circle of the Envie wrap with the largest circle from Circle -n- Scallops. Stamped and die cut a party hat from Party Hats (stamps and dies) and popped it up on foam after adding some black tissue paper for the trim and pom pom. To the white background panel I added a couple of chevrons from the Triple Chevies.

Here's the sketch...


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown #352 -- Just a Note!!

Happy Hump Day!!

S0- are you a crunchy grass person or sogging wet? Yes, I know that was out of left field but.... we have not had rain for so long when you walk on the grass it crunches. AND- we have a small farm in IN that the south side has a pond in the middle of a terraced field that has never held a rain drop!! We are on voluntary water restrictions here in NC... watering a lawn wouldn't help at this point... only cost an arm and a leg without green grass!!

On to the fun for the day....


Tammy picked the colors this week... fun!! Lovin' that little bucket!!

 I played with some new Verve stamps and dies... always fun to play with new things!! My mint green is more on the bluish side...it was the ink closest to the color that I owned... does that mean I need to go ink shopping :) 

My card uses Floral Notes and the matching die along with the Flourishes die set. Here's the LINK to all the new goodies. I CASEd the background stitched circle from Julee's card HERE. Loved it for this sketch. 

This month's Guest Designer... Valentyna Komisarenko - Flourishtina

AND...


Dawn Easton, Guest Star Stamper - Treasure Oiler Designz

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 post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD352 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd350 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT!!


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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

My layout is the Viva la Verve sketch week 2 by my sweet friend Marisa!!




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Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog- Monochromatic!!

Hey... Good Morning!! We're at the halfway point for this month's challenge and the DT are back with more inspiration!! This month the challenge is monochrome... monochromatic!!

A new challenge is posted on the second Wednesday of every month. The design team provides inspiration twice a month (at the beginning of the challenge (the second Wednesday of the month, and at the half way point - the fourth Wednesday of the month) but you get the whole 4 weeks to play along! You still have two weeks left to link up your design!

Ready for our latest challenge?



SSCB#45 Monochrome - Here's a quick definition: consisting of or displaying images in black and white or in varying tones of only one color. We're looking for projects - any theme - any occasion with a monochrome color scheme - you can use any color you like - but one color only! Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.



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 August 10 to link your project. The winner and our next challenge will be posted on August 12. 



Want to go shopping? The 50% off Stamp of the month for July is Winter Doe (shown above).

You can also get a free Craft Pick with orders of $25 or more while supplies last. It will be listed as one of the bonus products during checkout and you can add it to your cart there. To jump to the store click here. 





I have to say this stretches my brain cells a bit :) BUT... that's what a challenge is all about, right!! I used Serendipity dies for this card.... Sweet, Baby, and that cute bootie (with both a solid die background and the fancy top die!) The Baby die set comes with a sweet bow but, I wanted to add a little twine. The stitched tag is a Pretty Pink Posh die... Serendipity sells both Pretty Pink Posh and Cheery Lynn dies along with their own unique dies. Here's the link to all the dies that Serendipity sells.

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.

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