Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Color Throwdown #494

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 Rohl !! 


This week we're playing with red, blue, and white.



Sooo.... I have to admit these colors stumped me a little. LOVE that poppy and the inspiration pic but, kept thinking July 4th. At the time, I also wanted to play with some Verve (old and new) since I hadn't in the longest time!! The new monthly Verve sketch was out too. Anywho, I pulled out the stamps, did some white embossing and coloring with zig markers. There are elements I like and others I wish I had the time to do over- have you ever felt that way :-)

I think my new sweet granddaughter is throwing me off :-)


She's just chillin" in her boppy!! Yes, I know it's on the edge of the couch- we were right there just outside of the pic!! Her name is Willow Grace and she is a trooper- diagnosed with coarctation (stenosis) of the aorta and a hypoplastic left heart at 22 weeks. We were blessed that the hypoplastic left heart didn't require surgery!! She did have surgery on her aorta at 9 days old and she is fine now!!

Our May Guest Designer is Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

AND


Marcia Hill, Guest Star Stamper - Marcia's Stampin' Pad


Thrilled to have you playing along!!


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 CTD494 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd494 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 


The Viva la Verve sketch...



Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Color Throwdown #493

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Broni !! 


 This week we're playing with aqua, lime green, and white. 




Sooo.... I played with some Ellen Hutson Essentials by Julie Ebersole!! Love that mermaid tail and the sentiments in this set!!

Our May Guest Designer is Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

AND


Cher Marsino, Guest Star Stamper -  Cher's Crafty Creation 

Thrilled to have you playing along!!


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 CTD493 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd493 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 Hop- May #2

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Marybeth Lopez blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a kinda' clean and simple card for you today.



Still playing with some new stamps by a new designer - love these sweet images!! The image is from the Wedding Bliss cling set. The image was stamped onto PTI select white cardstock and colored with copics. The swath of flowers and sentiment are from the same set. 

The inside...



The sentiment is from the same Wedding Bliss stamp set but, I added a couple hearts from the Friends cling stamp set

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

AND... we have a guest this week... Welcome!!

Christine Alexander
I'm the last stop on the hop today!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

As well.... Serendipity stamps has over 100 in the $1 Cling Stamp sale!!


Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Color Throwdown #492

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 !! 


This week we're playing with red, light yellow, and medium gray. 



Sooo.... I played with some new MFT goodies. Love this Birdie Brown set and the mini cloud stencil. Haven't copic colored hair in a while - need to work on that!!

Our May Guest Designer is Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

AND


Maja, Guest Star Stamper - Rilček in Kljunček

Thrilled to have you playing along!!


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 CTD492 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd492 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 - taking a break
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!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop May- #1

It's time for the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Miriam Napier's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a kinda' clean and simple card for you today.





So I played with this month's 50% off Stamp of the Month- Petunias. The image was stamped onto PTI select white and colored with copics. Then I die cut the Thanks (Thanks- die) three times with a heavier white and patterned paper. I offset the colors a little. I added some clear wink of stella to the butterfly- lovely IRL!! The inside was stamped with May Good Bless You- what a wonderful sentiment and love the swirly font!!

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

AND... we have a guest this week... Welcome!!

Christine Alexander
I'm the last stop on the hop today!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random comment along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!


Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!