Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Color Throwdown #472

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, gray, and black. And... I had to play with another Essentials by Ellen Hutson I bought last year and never inked up!!



I used the Ugly Sweater and Sweater Words & Appliques to make my card. The sweater and Santa were stamped and then colored with copics. After everything was colored the sweater background looked a little bland so I added some "stars" with a white gel pen. The open hole border is from Verve. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Debra James as our December Guest Designer- One Card at a Time 
and


Kathy Straw, Guest Star Stamper - Mocha Frap Scrapper

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 CTD472 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd472 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 layout is this week's CAS(e) this Sketch



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


Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop #1- December

Oh my word.... It's December... Did  you have a great Thanksgiving and are you getting ready for Christmas??? Me, I can't believe it's almost here!!

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 Julie Warner's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For today, it's all about winter [again :-)] brrr...



I decided to use the Tall Trees- Medium and Small in who different kinds of cards. The first is a traditional Christmas card- with my first "bells" of season!! The Joy die was cut three times, layered, and popped up with microfoam dots for a little dimension. 


 In the close up, you can see the detail of the ground around the trees- Love!!


For my second card, I used the Tall Tress for a Thank-You card. Versatile for the season- nontraditional season colors but, you may have a few "Thank Yous" to send after the holidays.


For the sun, I used Serendipity's Retro Starburst Cling set- fun, huh!! I wanted to show that the set can be versatile and not just for graphic cards. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


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!!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Color Throwdown #471

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 Rysavvy!!



This week we're playing with black, white, gray, and gold!! Lots of sparkle (at least on my card)!!



 I played with some PTI Retro ornaments!! Interpreted that gray as silver (it works). Die cut the ornaments, stamped the "decoration" for them in versamark and heat embossed with gold and silver embossing powder. Love that sentiment!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Kelly Lunceford as our November Guest Designer - Flutterby Atomic Butterfly

and

Joyce Mehrberg, Guest Star Stamper - Cards by the Sea

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 CTD471 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd471 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!!


Saturday, November 25, 2017

SAW THAT. Santa.

If you happen to stop by, first I wish you had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING (if you live in the States, that is!!) Second, I had a chance to play a little today... that is not often these days... 

I played with one of my fav Julie Ebersole Essentials by Ellen Hutson using this week's Freshly Made Sketch...


Ellen Hutson is celebrating their 11th Anniversay... Wow... 

So their challenge is to use your favorite Essentials by Ellen set.... this happens to be one of my favs (and fits the season!) I love this Santa... he has a bit of modern flare or maybe a little quirky but, I LOVE it!!

The sketch....


If you stop by, appreicate all the kind comments. !! Hugs, Vickie



Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Color Throwdown #469

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


 We're playing with blue, light blue, and silver this week!! Aren't those pinecones gorgeous!!


Played with some Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Kelly Lunceford as our November Guest Designer - Flutterby Atomic Butterfly

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 CTD469 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd469 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!!