Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Color Throwdown #320- Elf!!

Good Morning!! It's time for another set of colors..... brought to us by Barbara!! Tis' the Season!!


Aren't those fabulous colors!!!!


 I'm still struggling with the change in daylight and taking pics... BUT.... isn't that the sweetest image ever!! This sweet elf is from a recently release Waltzingmouse set called Jolly Old Elf. There are several variations of the elf and you could also created a Santa or a gnome.


Our Guest Designer this month is...Petra Stewart and you can find her blog here. So glad you played with us this month!! All of your cards have been fantastic!!

Don't forget to visit the other CTD DT blogs for more inspiration.

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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 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 CTD320  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.

I use this week's CAS(E) this sketch... the circle became a rectangle :)



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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bless us everyone!!

Feeling "blessed" today... time to stamp... DH spent a day doing his thing {he rarely takes time for himself}...

... a new Keurig {loving this thing, for a coffee lover there is nothing worse than waking up getting ready for work and expecting the coffee to be there- had to stop by Starbucks on the way to work Friday, long line- Saturday morning in PJs is not exactly the right attire!} I can have my java boost and DH can make a milder version {so he doesn't shake!}

Anywho... here's one of the cards I made...



Played in the Viva la Verve sketch week 1 and the Diva Dare to use vellum. That sweet bird from Verve's Christmas Joy was stamped in Early Espresso onto XPressIt Blending cardstock and colored with copics. Die cut with Verve Sweet Scallop die... die cut another scallop tag in blue and offset. Sentiment is from the same Verve set... Christmas Joy. Added some snowflakes diecut with Verve's Snowflake Tidings dies, stamped onto vellum with versamark and heat embossed with white using the snowflake images from Verve's Glad Tidings.

Getting in the Christmas Spirit!!


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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

CTD #319- comfort & joy!!

Good Morning! Welcome to this week's Color Throwdown challenge! This week Wanda picked the colors and inspiration pic-


Isn't that the sweetest hat!! LOVE IT!! I'm thinking Grandma has been searching the web and thinking of the little one!!



 I played with some new Reverse Confetti and made a Christmas card with non-traditional colors. Went a little scrappy too!! Love these new RC dies-Confetti Cuts- Branch Out, Circle Garland, and Class Act. The sentiment is from Seasonal Sentiments by RC.

For the layout I used this month's SFYTT.



Our Guest Designer this month is...Petra Stewart and you can find her blog here. So glad you are playing with us this month!!

And Welcome to Chet Wszelaki our Guest Star Stamper this week!! You can find Chet's blog here.

Don't forget to visit the other CTD DT blogs for more inspiration.

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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 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 CTD318  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 Challenge!!

Yikes it is November and I have to say we are shivering in the south- I know, I know- there are many that are dealing with snow but, dang I moved to the south to get out of the cold!!! Thanksgiving (US) will be here before you know it- I have my Thanksgiving food "wish list" from the family and working on my grocery list-it's a long one!!!


Here's my card....

Once a month (on the first Wednesday) a new challenge is posted at Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog using a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge (on the third Wednesday), but you have the whole month to join us!!

This month the challenge theme is Thankful/Grateful. Mary also gives the DT an extra challenge- this round we were asked to reuse/repurpose something.


I wanted to play with Serendipity's leaves and dies some more so I die cut the leaves with the Leaf Pops dies and then sponged with distress inks in various colors. Next, I stamped the outlines using the Leaf Pops images. For the sentiment, from the Every Days Words Small Vertical cling set, I cut out a piece of cardboard from a box and stamped the sentiment on the non-corrugated side.

Need a little inspiration to get you started?  

We have a special guest joining us this month - Lisa Minckler  From You Made Me Ink!  

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

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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I used the Retrosketch for the layout.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday!! CAS(e) this Sketch!

Happy Sunday!! Went away this WE for a highschool cheerleading competition.... my sweet Maddie's team placed 6th out of 22 and it was only the second time they have ever competed!!

So, I'm back and had a chance to make this card for the CAS(e) this sketch challenge


Thinking this could work for a guy card...?!? Played with some new Reverse Confetti Chevron dies-- all three widths cut at the same time. Sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps. I soooo flounder when it comes to CAS sketches...

Pleased I even came up with something ;)

The sketch....


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