Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery Blog Hop

Hey- Happy Tuesday! Welcome to the second day of the Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery Blog Hop!!
You should have arrived here from Rebecca's blog.... if you just happened by, start at the beginning via Serendipity Stamps blog or The Twinery blog (links below).

 Both companies Design Teams are providing you with some inspiration using Serendipity Stamps images and/or dies and The Twinery Twine! Just check out the company blogs each day! 
 
I have a couple cards to share with you today!!
 

For my first card I "weaved" a little basket with the Lilac solid twine and added some Serendipity Wildflowers! The flowers were stamped twice on XPress It Blending cardstock- the "full" image was colored with copics and fussy cut. For the second image, I selectively colored a few of the flowers with copics, fussy cut, and popped on top for a little dimension.

The inside... super sweet sentiment from Serendipity stamps..... There Are Only Two Ways

For my second card I had fun making "twine" balloons! The balloons were created using Honeydew and Strawberry striped twine. Added the "Happy" die cut and white embossed the Birthday sentiment from Serendipity Stamps. Loving Serendipity's word dies (actually I need to branch out, I seem to be hooked on this Happy, LOL!)


 A little MFT shimmer mist and enamel dots to finish!
 
AND... of course there are prizes!!
 
Mary at Serendipity stamps is offering a $25 GC... just leave a comment as you hop along for a chance to win. AND... another $25 GC to someone who "likes" Serendipity Stamps on facebook- you must leave a comment to win. AND... Serendipity has a 20% off all items in the "Garden" category through August 3.
 
The Twinery is offering a solid sampler pack to one lucky commenter too!
 
The next stop on the hop is Stacey... enjoy!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Color Throwdown #301- Awesome!!

Welcome to this week's colors at CTD!! They are brought to us by my sweet friend Wanda...


Aren't they fabulous!


I  recently received some new stamps by Altenew. Love these.

Hey guys I am having a little problem with blogger soooo…. please go to the Color Throwdown blog to see all the DT cards and links along with Diane Jaquay our Guest Designer this month and our Featured Stamper this week.

Sorry!

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

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SSCB #33- Twine!

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to the next installment of the this month's challenge at Serendipity Stamps!


This month we are playing with twine!! Our sponsor this month is  The Twinery... in love!!


The DT continue to have an extra challenge- last time we focused on "hot" so... now, it's all about  "cool"....lemonade, cool colors, outdoor activities... boats... water... etc.  I decided to play with this sweet image.... Reminds me of when I was young and the sprinkler was running{(not as expensive as it is now..water bill :)} We played in bathing suits or summer clothes and ran through the sprinkler until we were soaking wet!! Good Times!!

Stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto watercolor cardstock and heat embossed with clear. Out came the waterbrush to add color. Made a subtle cloud background using MFT cloud dies sponging with soft sky. The sun uses the outer layer from the Sunflower diecut {Julie inspired me} Added a clear button strung with twine from The Twinery


Jen Cuthbertson - who designs for The Twinery is joining us again.                

Make sure and stop by their blogs to see some fantastic creations. Click on their names for direct links to their blogs!

Hoping you'll play... there are prizes :)

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and use twine. 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 extra 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.

                                                                  Pauline Pollington

Sale--Buy 3, get a 4th free. Good until July 23rd.

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


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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color Throwdown #300- Happy!!

Hey... I am the hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Color challenge and here are the colors I chose!


Blues with a touch of orange!!

Here's my card....

The background was sponged with ink using a TCW stencil... abstract panels... the diecut "Happy" is from Serendipity stamps (popped on foam dots)... added some string and enamel dots! FYI... the TCW stencil has several images that mix and match and the Serendipity word dies also come in combos- LOVE!!

Our July Guest Designer is Diane Jaquay from Peaceful Lane.

This week's Guest Star Stamper is Jen Mitchell. 

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
Cindy Lawrence- The Creative Closet
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD296.  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. 

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

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Color Throwdown #299- Wish Big!!

Happy Wednesday and time for another Color combo at CTD!! This week the colors were chosen by Tammy and I LOVE them!!


Look at all that goodness!!

I had some fun coloring a Mo Manning image that I won at my sweet friend Kim O'Connell's blog. I have had this image for forever!! The background was stamped with an image from Verve's Bountiful Backgrounds (love this set soo much- actually had to replace it recently) using versamark. The sentiment is from Verve's Birthday Phrases.

Our July Guest Designer is Diane Jaquay from Peaceful Lane.

This week's Guest Star Stamper is Vicki Dutchert - All I Do is Stamp. 

So happy to have you both playing with us!!

Visit the other team members' 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
Cindy Lawrence- The Creative Closet
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD296.  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. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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