Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Color Throwdown #412

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Barbara- we're playing with blue, green, bright pink, and coral.


Well, now isn't that a gorgeous pic... the blue wood and colorful leaves!!!


And, I am still playing with some "new to me" summer stamps. These are from Altenew. Stamped the images on PTI Select white card stock- colored with copics- the frosting is some shiny glitter :-) 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Karren Johnson, September Guestie - Karren J -Stamping Stuff as our guest designer for the month of September!  

AND.... Emily E., Guest Star Stamper - ChickMooPlusDuck


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 CTD412 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd412 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

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

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Color Throwdown # 411

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Amy Rysavy-Hope you enjoy them!! We're working with purple, poppy red, orange and yellow this week.



How gorgeous is that sunset...




I turned it into flowers from Reverse Confetti. 

A little close so you can see this gorgeous new cover plate-- left the leaves inlaid. Added some flowers from the new Blooms n Buds and a few leaves with a vellum polka dot. The sentiment is from All About You. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Karren Johnson, September Guestie - Karren J -Stamping Stuff as our guest designer for the month of September!  

AND.... Tina Magnusson, Guest Star Stamper - My Pop

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 CTD411 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd411 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

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!!


Serendipity Stamps Blog Hog and Challenge- Leave it Bare!!

Good, Good Morning welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog Hop!! Sorry, I missed the first post this month- life got a little busy and I got a little behind!!

Love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. The challenge begins on the first of the month 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, but you get a whole month to join us! At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps

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


Now we're at the halfway point!!

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. 

This month it is all about leaving it bare!! I don't know about you but, this took some thinking on my part!!



So I took the Postoid Cling set- 4 images- and stamped several of the images on white cardstock in black and fussy cut them out and layered onto a white cardstock panel. For some color I created a reddish base and layered with coral. The Hello die was cut three times with the top layer sponged in the red/pink colors and popped up with foam dots. Added a little twine to finish it off- ya' know I am addicted to twine :-)

A little close up of the Hello die... layers were sponged, black, and then white- all offset a little. 


The Postoid Cling set the the 50% off Stamp of the month...


For my next card I used the  Hot Air Balloons reverse  di,e cutting and layering with patterned paper. I die cut it again just getting the "clouds" with a complimentary piece of patterned paper and pieced those. Then is stamped one of the new Speech Bubbles- added the sentiment from Uplifting Words and fussy cut out. This was adhered with foam dots for some dimension. 



Last card... not sure this counts for a bare image :-)


I watercolored a panel using some rich fall colors... stamped the Wine Vertical Image using espresso ink...

Heat embossed with clear....



Sentiment inside... Live Each Season




Next up is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna --- as always, it's sure to be bright and beautiful!!

Here's the full hop list!!


AND PRIZES...

Prize is a $20 gift certificate to one commenter randomly selected from all the blogs.    Hoppers can leave comments through 9-25 .. the winner will be announced on Mary's blog on 9-26.

The sale this week will be Buy 3, Get a 4th Item free.   There’s no coupon code  required.   Lowest priced item is free and if they order 8 items then 2 of them are free, etc.  Sale good through 9-25.

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

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Hey- Happy Saturday!!

Yes, I had a chance to play for fun today....

Using some new goodies (although they have been available for a while AND they have been in my stash for a while) - I haven't had a chance to ink them up.....

Still trying to hold on to summer....


A little close up so you can see the background tag.... seaweed.. the fish...and that sweet mermaid...





The colors... 



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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Color Throwdown #410

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda-Hope you enjoy them!! We're working with peach, aqua, and gray this week.



Lovely colors and sweet photo!!



So I played with some new Verve. First I water colored a background and cut to size adding a gray layer underneath. I also water colored the blue/aqua and peach onto watercolor card stock- allowed to dry and then stamped the flower images from Verve's Kindness Matters- these were stamped lightly so the outline image is not as crisp- repeated the same with the sentiment from the same set. Leaves were die cut with Verve's Dreamy Leaves- stamped with Versamark using the leaf image from Dream Big and heat embossed with a clear mixture which added a bit of variation. The layout is the first week's Viva la Verve sketch for September. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Karren Johnson, September Guestie - Karren J -Stamping Stuff as our guest designer for the month of September!  

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 CTD410 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd410 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

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
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