Saturday, April 19, 2014

Always believe...

Can you believe... I finally have an arm that works {at least halfway} and some extra time {long WE} and I had a chance to play in some fav challenges!!


Had a blast playing with some new Reverse Confetti... Paper Crane. Made a shaker card- adding silver sequins... who doesn't love a little bling!! Now, I started to color the crane in grays- I was taught to start with the darker color, work in, and then, go back and darken. So, after I started coloring the dark... I kinda' liked the effect- so I stopped... did add the lightest gray to tone it down a little...what do you think??

Close up...

Inspiration came from CASE study challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "winged things", Seize the Sketch, and Curtain Call-confetti challenge. WOW... that's four-usually I'm tickled pink if I can make a card that fits two challenges!!


Hope you're having a wonderful Easter Holiday. We're enjoying a quiet one at my house! Usually the holidays are all hustle/bustle.

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

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CTD #288 -- hello!!

Yes... it's Wednesday and a short week.... 

The Color Throwdown colors and inspiration photo this week are brought to us by Melody!


Scrumptious colors...

Here's my card...

Had fun watercoloring and stenciling!! When I went away with my friends for the WE- stamping friends- there's always some enabling and inspiration going on- oh, and it's the perfect atmosphere for shopping!! The flowers and hello die are the result of an early am WPlus9 {new release} shopping spree on the iPad. Stamped MFT's MPD Distressed Background image onto watercolor paper and added some texture/dimension with SSS Falling Snow Stencil using modeling paste. The flowers and leaves were colored with ink using a watercolor brush and then spritzed with water.

WE have two Featured Star Stampers joining us this week- Happy to have you!!

Sandy Matthis at Stamp With Sandy and Jane Howden at... Scrap Pieces of Me   

Continuing to join us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD288.  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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Serendipity Stamps Challenge # 30- take 2!

It's time for the second installment of this month's challenge... Shades of Gray!! This round the DT were asked to think "Love is in the Air"... anything that implies love- hearts, valentine, wedding, anniversary... you get the idea!!

Here's my card...



I used this gorgeous Heart Wreath with Bow from Serendipity stamps along with the Congratulations sentiment. I think this card would work well for a wedding or anniversary.

Created a super simple inside this time... stamped off the gorgeous wreath image once prior to stamping on the inside... Lots of room to leave your own personal message.



Hope you find time to join us, and...

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and use black, gray, and white. 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.

The deal- Buy 3 items, Get a 4th one free.   Good through 4/23.  
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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What's in it
Stamps: Heart Wreath with Bow {422G}, Congratulations {473D}- Serendipity Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black {Memento}, W series copics- little blending on the flowers for contrast
Paper: Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White {SU}
Accessories: Wood Embossing Folder {Cuttlebug}, Ribbon {SU}, White Embossing Powder {SU}

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CTD # - You're a Good Egg!

Happy Hump Day!! I was off last Thursday and Friday.. sooo. . my Wednesday was Friday eve' - sure wishing I could do it again this week! Guess... I would REALLY like to retire- should I add a PayPal button for y'all to contribute to my retirement :)

Enough dreaming... Here are the fabulous colors this week from Lori. Perfect for Spring and Easter.

 
 Love the pedestal stand... would be a perfect centerpiece for Easter.

My card..

Played with a couple Waltzingmouse Stamp sets... A Good Egg and Chicken Wire. Some sequins, twine, and an old SU set {for the chicken scratches} finished it off.

Joining us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
AND... another sweet friend is Heather who joined us last WE.... enjoyed meeting you!!
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD287.  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, April 2, 2014

CTD #286- Thanks!

Happy Hump day... well, it's Friday eve' for me... whoo hoo!! Going on a road trip to meet up with some of the CTD girls!! Lots of fun planned!! Wish everyone could come but, some live pretty far away :(

Joan brought us the colors this week and they're gorgeous...


Aren't those birds fun... thought about doing a "birds on the branch" thing but, this girl is in spring mode!!

And, I'm playing with some new Reverse Confetti. Petals 'n Posies with the matching dies!! The sketch is from RetroSketches. Not sure if you can see it well... I am darn poor at taking pics with white backgrounds.

Joining us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
AND... another sweet friend is this week's Guest Star Stamper... thrilled to have you Deb! Deb's blog can be accessed here.
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD286.  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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