Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop August- 2

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

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


So I played with the Oak Leaf die set. A while back I was playing with some alcohol inks in warm colors and this sheet was one of the results. As I was thinking about my card for this hop-I thought it would be perfect for some beautiful leaves




Here's a little close up of the leaves. Aren't they gorgeous and alcohol inks are fun to play with!! The oval was die cut with a Cherry Lynn die and I used Serendipity's Woodgrain Background stamp for the inner circle (tone on tone stamping). I added some twine and buttons for a little something. The Autumn die was cut twice and adhered a little offset for some color. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Sympathy die is the 50% off die of the month.

As well, There is a clearance sale on select dies – 20% off.   They will be listed under the “Specials” tab

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

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

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Color Throwdown #506

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!!

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Lisa!! 


This week we're playing with light gray, aqua, white, and peach! So fun- love these colors!!


Today I played with some fun MFT stamps and dies. Building up my Birthday stash!! So I have had these stamps-dies for a while and tonight was the night to pull them out. 

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 CTD506 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd506 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design

AND


Princess Jones, Guest Star Stamper 

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor 
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping 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!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Color Throwdown #505

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!!

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Jodi!! 


This week we're playing with gray, teal, and pink! So fun- love these colors!!




I pulled out some Purple Onion Designs- Stacy Yakula. Love these sweet images!! Now in the interest of full disclosure (as if you can't see, lol!) I have pink in there but, also a darker pink and i used teal but, also a lighter blue!!


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 CTD505 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd505 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design

AND


Shana Gaff, Guest Star Stamper - Stress-Free Stamping with Shana

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor 
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping 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!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Serendipity Stamps- August Blog Hop #!

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!! So I took some time off and got my days all mixed up!! When I woke up this am (looking at my phone) I realized it was Wednesday but, this girl had to get to work so here I am just a "titch" behind!!

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

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


So, I played with this month's 50% off image...Acorns and Sweetgum

When I started this card, I stamped the image for a background onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with gold. Then, I colored the image with my zigs. Yes, acorns and leaves can be different colors (in my world anywho!) Then,  decided to spritz with water and the colors ran- not exactly what I was going for :) It is pretty IRL.


Here's a little close up of the sentiment. I die cut the Thanks in the pink card stock as well as gold and layered them slightly offset. The sentiment was adhered with foam dots for dimension. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Sympathy die is the 50% off die of the month- I had another card in the works using these two specials (stamp and die) but, since I was a little off on the day of the week- you'll see that next time :)

As well, There is a clearance sale on select dies – 20% off.   They will be listed under the “Specials” tab

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

Color Throwdown #504

Good Morning Evening- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! I took some time off and my days got a titch mixed up!! When I woke up this am and realized it was Wednesday- well, this girl had to go to work so..... here's my late post!!

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Amy Rohl!! 


This week we're playing with black, copper, and white! So fun and such an elegant combination of colors!!



I pulled out some Altenew goodies for my card. The background was created with a graduated stripes image- covered in versamark randomly, stamped on PTI select white card stock and heat embossed with copper. The leaves were die cut with vellum- two stamped with the coordinating outline leaf and two embossed in copper with the solid image. Added a sentiment that was fussy cut. 

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 CTD504 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd504 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design

AND


Birgit Egblom, Guest Star Stamper - Rapport från ett skrivbord

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor 
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping 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!!