Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Throwdown # 336- beautiful ride!!

Good Morning.. I would say happy hump day but, I am off Friday so, it's a short week and I am healthy!!  Welcome to this week's Color Throwdown. Wanda is the hostest this week!!

At first I was a little stumped with these colors, not sure why since I LOVE them!! Then I decided to go literal with the inspiration pic and a PTI set that I have had for over a year and never inked.

Here's my card...

Now, the funny thing... I wanted to add some dimension and could've sworn I had the matching dies but, 2 looks through my room and couldn't find them. So I did some "straight" stamping and added a little dimension with layers, enamel dots, and embossed sentiment.

Wouldn't you know the next day, I was cleaning up this "little pile" I had on the floor and there were the dies :) Y'all have "little piles" right!?!

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

Welcome to our Guest Star Stamper this week... Natasha.... you can find her blog HERE.

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 CTD336  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!!

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Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog- Monograms and Verse!!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. Once a month (on the first Wednesday) we post a new challenge with 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 get the whole month to join us!

Monograms and Verse – Create a monogram card or a card that features a verse. If you choose to do a monogram feel free to be creative! Snip a letter off a die. Use a single letter from a verse stamp. Mix letters from different alphabets.  Need a little more inspiration?  Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.

Want to go shopping?  We're trying something new - a  "stamp of the month".  This time it's the Jar Label.  You can purchase the stamp of the month all through April for 50% off.  You can see it here.

Here's my card... I die cut the Valentines and snipped off the V for my card!! Fun, Huh!!

Now when I think of monogramed cards... I think clean and simple. I did clean and simple but added a few layers and stitching for a little interest along with this fabulous paper (Amy Tangerine Stitched)- isn't that floral pattern gorgeous!!

Here's a little close up of my "monogram"

Our special guest this month is Karen Dunbrook of Snippets blog. I hope you will stop by her blog - I think you're going to love what you see! 

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.

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not display a Serendipity Stamps image.

Click Here for all the details

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Pink & Main- Snail Mail!!

I am thrilled to tell y'all I was contacted by Michelle from Pink & Main stamps and she asked me if I would be interested in trying out some of her stamps. It's a new company... but, oooh the stamps are CA-UTE!! 

I have been playing with Buggy and Buggy Sayings which will be released on April 1st...

Yes, I have one more "bug" card for you using the soon to be released Buggy and Buggy Sentiments from Pink & Main!!

Eeeks.... isn't that snail adorable!! Now, I do need some lessons on snail shell coloring but, love this cutie anyway!!

He/She is just scooting along with a little snail mail!!

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Pink & Main- Bug Me!!

Hey- I'm back again with another Pink & Main card using the Buggy and Buggy Sentiments sets!! I have had so much fun stamping and coloring these bugs!!

This one uses the sweet caterpillar and another sentiment from the sets. See, I told you all of these "bug" images are adorable!! Don't forget these will be available for purchase April 1st!!

Have a great evening!!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015


Happy Sunday!! I had lots of time to stamp this WE!! Had lots of fun too!! Here's another card using the sweet Buggy stamp set and Buggy Sayings from Pink & Main.

Sweet, huh!! I stamped this butterfly onto XPress It Blending cardstock and colored with copics. Added the sentiment in multicolors. The sentiment actually says "fluttering by to say..." but, I cut off the last two words.

Here's a close up. 

I used the ColorQ colors and the layout is Freshly Made Sketches.

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