Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Color Throwdown # 379- Hugs!!

Happy, Happy Hump Day!! It's time for another set of colors from Color Throwdown!! Lynn picked the colors this week...


We're working with pink, purple, bright pink, and gold this week!! Aren't those cookies fabulous!! It's a whole a buncha hearts.... Happy Valentine's Day (early!!) This is one of the few "heart" cards/tags I was able to make this year.... BUT... can't get by Valentine's Day without at least one and Lynn's picture is perfect!!


I used Lil Inkers stictched hearts and made a shaker card... it's been a while  and who doesn't love a little bling!! The Hugs is a PTI die cut with gold paper- layered several times. I used white for the bottom layers and added the gold die on top (saves a little on the paper). The sequin mix is from Verve. 
Guests...

Kay Miller - My Joyful Moments - February Guest Designer. Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

AND...

Bonnie Sharp, Guest Star Stamper - The Lucky Clucker - Our guest this week!!

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 CTD379 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd379 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Color Throwdown # 378- CAT-ITUDE!!

Happy, Happy Hump Day!! It's time for another set of colors from Color Throwdown!! Lori picked the colors this week...


 Fun, fun, fun!! Well, I should be in full Valentine mode like the inspiration pic... But, I'm still working on inking up those stamps/dies I bought before Xmas 2015!!


For this card I used the rug from MFT's Merry Christmoose- stamped on PTI select white and colored with copics. Next, I die cut this sweet kitty and fish from MTF's Cat-itude stamps and dies and colored with copics. The sweet kitty was popped up for a little dimension. Added some black "dots/sprinkles" to offset the design a little. The kitty's ears are pink (just in case you wondered if I got that pink in there)

Kay Miller - My Joyful Moments - February Guest Designer. Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

AND...
Samantha Johnson, Guest Star Stamper - Samantha's Cards. Thrilled to have you too!!

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 CTD378 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd378 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink (Oh yeah, Amy has joined the group, yippee!!)

For my layout I used this week's CAS(e) this sketch.



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Monday, February 1, 2016

Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge... Anything Goes!!

Good Morning and welcome to this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge-- Anything Goes!! I pulled out these sweet flowers and one of my fav sentiments to make my card today!!

Here's a little close up of these sweet flowers!!


The completed card...


I LOve it!! Sorry, I shouldn't act that way- it's just seems it's been a long time since I made a card that I really liked- the holidays... busy... a bit of health issues... my mind was totally elsewhere!! Had a wonderful time coloring these sweet flowers Butterfly Garden with copics. adding a little patterned paper/twine to offset each other and that fabulous sentiment... Be Happy!!

It's a new year and we're switching things up a little - starting in February the newest challenge will begin on the first of every month. At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples by the design team as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies fromSerendipity Stamps.

Maybe you have something new you haven't had a chance to give the proper attention to?  We've got the Queen of Never Before Used Schtuff joining us this month - Darnell Knauss from djkardkreations!



Want to go shopping? The 50% off stamp of the month is the Tandem Bicycle stamp!


We're looking forward to seeing your projects linked up!  You have until Midnight February 28 to linkup your designs!

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Enjoy the Journey- Tag You're It!!

Had another opportunity to play with the Tag You're It challenge!! Honestly, I LOVE making tags... too fun... small little works of art... perfect addition to a gift...

the Tag for inspiration...


my interpretation...


Yep... couldn't pass up a chance to use this sweet RV and petite places dies from Papertrey Ink.. I switched it up by making a round tag.. my clouds are a background die from PTI- thinking I should've inked the edges in gray- dang-  (kinda' covered up by that big sun), Added a little green grass--- we're seeing some here now :) 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Color Throwdown #377- Wild About You!!

It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge!! I'm still playing with lots of goodies I purchased in the last few months of 2015 and never had time to play with!! Hoping everyone survived the snow/sleet..... we had more sleet here than snow....AND that does slow down these southern towns a bit!! This weeks colors were picked by Lisa....



LOVE these colors.... kraft, gray, and yellow!!



Thought these un-inked, un- used die-namics from MFT were perfect and I am still playing with pre-Christmas purchases and the holidays slowed me down :) I'm sure I'm not the only one with a little new stuff sitting somewhere :) Used a bunch of new/had/older MFT goodies on this one. 

Love this background, arched stitched die-namics... and I think the original cloud die-namics!! Oh, that sweet lion too!!

Amy Rysavy is the  January Guest Designer - Prairie Paper & Ink Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

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 CTD377 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd377 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape

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