Friday, April 24, 2015

Top Dog Dies Friday- I'm Hooked :)

Happy Friday and yes, I'm hooked... on the Top Dog Dies Antique Signature Die AND Antique Signature Mat die set AND the Coffee Die set!!

So much fun playing with these!! If you know me at all... I ADORE coffee and I like a little "frou frou" so when the two meet...


Along with some fun, bright, colorful papers...


You get a fun, bright, colorful card with the perfect sentiment...Verve's Coffee set :) Happy start to the WE at my house!!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Color Throwdown #339- Oh Yeah!!

Happy, Happy Hump Day!! Fun colors this week brought to us by Joan!!! I Love a black/white card with a pop of color and Joan went with yellow!!



Here's my card....


So... last Friday and Saturday I spent with the amazing Debbie Olsen in copic coloring classes. Just want to say... worth every penny!! Not sayin' I'm an expert but, Debbie gives you so many ideas and "bits of wisdom" to use when you leave. She is sweet, patient, and talented!!

This is a Saturated Canary image that I ordered a couple months ago when I signed up for the classes hoping that I would be able to color after... so, on Sunday inked her up and tried to apply what I learned. Still need to work on the "dark side" hehe!!

The sentiment is WPlus9's Strictly Sentiments 5... love the fonts and size of sentiments in this set.

For more inspiration visit Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing - April Guest Designer

And our Guest Star Stamper this week is Simonne!!

Please visit their blogs and leave them some love too!

And visit 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

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 CTD339  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.

Hope you enjoy the colors and can't wait to see what you create!!

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

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

SFYTT- happy BEE day!!

Happy Sunday y'all!! It has been raining all day...perfect for stamping :) I had not had a chance to ink up these sweet bees from Reverse Confetti so....


A little close up so you can see the glitter on the wings!


The bees were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black, and die cut with the coordinating dies, colored the stripes with copics, added some glitter for the wings so you can see the sweet stitched outline on the wings. The pom poms (a blast from the past) were layered on a Reverse Confetti Wonky scallop die (hard to see) and added a few enamel dots for fun!

Here's the SFYTT sketch...


PS My niece delivered on Thursday night, late!! Sweet Clayton and Ashley are doing well!! He's a cutie patootie or maybe I should say handsome!! They live in IN and I am NC so we have been on the phone and my sis has been texting me photos!! Hoping to go home soon, he needs a little Great Aunt cuddling!!! Wow... never imagined I would say "great aunt"!!

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Top Dog Dies Friday... Fabulous!!

I am in LOVE with the Antique Signature Dies at Top Dog Dies... here's another one!! I have made several cards using the large shaped image so, imagine my delight... giddy when the Antique Mat Die was just release...


For the base I used Top Dog Dies Signature  Antique die ... and then layered  with Top Dog Dies Antique Mat Die (newly released). You can use the larger die cut to make a shaped card.. and the Mat Die to add layers... the mat die it cuts two shapes. A thin outline on the outside with the main shape on the inside... and the die cuts have the dotted detail. Love!!


I have had so much fun playing with these and there will be more in the works...I'm still playing!! It's like a basic die with layers and change it up, whatever your heart desires... For this card I used Top Dog Dies Bottles 2 die set with a Verve sentiment from Love's Flower...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Color Throwdown #338- Celebrate!!

Happy Wednesday and Happy Hump Day!! My week's one day short as I am spending Friday and Saturday at copic coloring classes with Debbie Olsen... excited and hoping I won't embarrass myself too much :)

This week's colors are brought to us by Broni...


Isn't the bunny and bear adorable!!

Here's my card...

I played with some new Altenew stamps/dies. The Parisian motif was stamped with versamark onto watercolor paper, die cut with the coordinating die (did you know Altenew came out with dies to match some of their sets... LOVE) and then watercolored using SU and Distress Inks.HA-- I probably need some watercoloring classes too!! It was layered onto a stitched die from Lil Inkers which was layered over a die cut using SSS Piestra Tile. Those flag banners were made with my "go to" MFT flag stax. The sentiment is from Altenew's Label Love.

For more inspiration visit Karen Giron at The Sweetest Thing - April Guest Designer

And our Guest Star Stamper this week is Cassie Trask!

Please visit their blogs and leave them some love too!

And visit 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

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 CTD338  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.

Hope you enjoy the colors and can't wait to see what you create!!

I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge for the layout!!


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

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