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!!


Serendipity Stamps Blog #2- November!!

Oh my word.... It's November... are you getting ready for Thanksgiving and 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 Miriam Napier's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For today, it's all about winter, brrr...



This card was created using the Branch die which was die cut in black and the Birds Looking Up die also die cut in black. The background is a wood embossing folder that I sponged with gray ink. The Winter die, from the Seasons die set, was cut three times using black, gray, and white- layered "off set" a little to show all three colors. 

Here's a little close up of one of the birds and the Winter die.



Here's my next card....

This card was also created using a set from a new illustrator at Serendipity Stamps... isn't that font fun!! This For Unto Us set comes with the one Nativity image and several sentiments that coordinate. 



Love the season but, not the cold!!!

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!!

AND.... there is a sale going on!! Wed 11/15 – Sun 11/19 all items (stamps and dies!)  in the Autumn, Halloween, and Thanksgiving categories will be 20% off.  
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

  Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Color Throwdown #468

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


 We're playing with brown, orange, green, and kraft this week!! Perfect for this time of year, right!!


So, I created this sweet little scene using MFT's Happy Hedgehogs stamps and matching die-namics. The images were stamped onto PTI Select white cardstock and color with copics. Added a green border around the image using Blueprints 32. Some of the images were "popped up" with foam for added dimension. The grass was done "free hand". 

Some inspiration...

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

and


Cecile Ribon, Guest Star Stamper -  jeux de mains, jeux de vĂ©lin

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 CTD468 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd468 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!!


Sunday, November 5, 2017

Tag You're It Challenge

Happy Sunday Evening! I've had a great day... hoping you did too!! And, a great day at my house is relaxing and getting a bit of time to stamp!! 

I had a chance to play in the current Tag You're It challenge.... don't you just love making tags, I know I do!! Ha... the hard part is giving them away!! Isn't that awful- I just little works of art!!

Here's the inspiration....



Here's my sweet little tag...


As you can see I went with the colors and the swag at the top. The images/sentiment are from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I have to say these are some of my favorites. Claire had to close the shop a while ago but, I have been thinking I needed to pull some out to play. Claire is now with Gina K. designs and some of her images are being sold there. 

Thanks for stopping by and appreciate all the kind words!!

Hugs, Vickie!!

MFT Card Challenge

Happy, Happy Sunday Evening!! I had a little time to play today and made a card for two challenges!!

Starting to play with the winter stamps...



I stamped this sweet penguin and tree, colored with copics and die cut with the coordinating dies. MFT Chill Wishes. The pennant was die cut with Blueprints 13 using patterned paper from MFT's Tranquil Textures pack, The sentiment was stamped onto MFT's Oval Word Window frames. I chose to use a half oval (MFT's Stitched Dome Stax) rather than the square as shown in the sketch.



The sketch...

Thanks for stopping by and appreciate all the kind words!!

Hugs, Vickie!!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Color Throwdown #467

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



We're playing with teal, green, and red. So, I tried something new!!



Yana created this fabulous card (yes, it's gorgeous- watch the video!) using pencils on black card stock and i have been wanting to try my hand at that. Okay... I think it takes a bit more practice and a knowledge base of coloring on black cardstock... the colors can end up being a bit different- my blue is more blue than teal and red is a "bugger" to get to cover black!! 

I stamped Altenew's Sketched Flowers onto black cardstock with versamark and heat embossed with gold. Next, came the coloring. I have Derwent Inktense pencils which are vibrant colors but, the card stock seemed to "soak up" the colors and I had to let it dry in between and then re-color. Yes, I was a newbie at this!!

Some inspiration...

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

and


Tara Chaussee, Guest Star Stamper - Secret Bee's Studio

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 CTD467 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd467 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- November!!

Oh my word.... It's November... are you getting ready for Thanksgiving and 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's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For today, it's all about winter, brrr...

Love the season but, not the cold!!!



There is a new illustrator at Serendipity Stamps... isn't that font fun!! I die cut an oval with Cherry Lynn dies (Mary carries an assortment in her shop) for the sentiment- Happy Holidays set. In the meantime, I traced the next smallest oval onto my white cardstock (to give me an idea of the space to stamp the florals). Colored with copics and added a little patterned paper and twine.

Here's a close up of the sentiment and greenery!



For my next card, I used the Snowballs Reverse die and created a stencil. This was laid over the top of some blue paper that was sponged with Distress inks. Once the stencil was in place over the blue card stock and secured with washi tape, I added some white modeling paste to make my snow. Stamped that sweet Snowman on Skis image, colored with copics, and fussy cut. The "snow hill" was created using Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders One dies (available in the Serendipity shop) and everything was layered with foam for dimension. 



 A little close up of the snowman/snowwoman and snow!!




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!!

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

  Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Color Throwdown #466

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



We're playing with purple, olive, and rust. Purple again this week :-) Honestly I normally struggle with purple but, I'm learning to fall in love!!



I played with some new Verve- Autumn Leaves and the matching Falling Leaves dies. I added a lot of white and touch of gold. All of the images were heat embossed with gold- the leaves were colored with my zigs and the pumpkins I left white.


Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and


Kapina, Guest Star Stamper - Little Turtle's Room

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 CTD466 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd466 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!!


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Color Throwdown #465

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!!



We're playing with purple, white, and black. Honestly I normally struggle with purple but, I'm learning to fall in love!!



I played with the Altenew 6-step rose/die set. I still need a little practice with those layers (although I love how they add the layer design on the back of the packaging. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and

Estelle TBT, Guest Star Stamper - Scrap of Me

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 CTD465 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd465 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 #2 October

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

For today, I played I went fall...


I played with the the stamp of the month Autumn Chair - it's 50% off for the month of October. 

I stamped the image onto PTI select cardstock and colored with copics. Did a little distressing around the edges and splatter of orange shine and brown marks for a totally distressed effect. The Blessings die was cut three times, layered, and popped up with micro foam dots for some dimension. 



Here's a little close. 

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!!

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

  Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Color Throwdown #464

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!!


We're playing with orange, taupe, and black. Love it!!



Instead of the traditional fall card, I decided to go with a little something different. The background was created with a stencil and modeling paste. Added the wine bottle and glass in the bright orange. MFT goodies used. 

A little short/sweet this week since I finally realized I attributed the stamps and dies last week to MFT and there were from Verve.... sorry!!

My husband and I are helping my youngest get a new house- well, it will be fairly new when we are done. Didn't take out any walls but, new flooring, carpeting, lights, kitchen etc. etc. It has been a project but, I think we are finally in the home stretch!!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and


Rosemary Dennis, Guest Star Stamper - Hey There Rosi Girl

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 CTD464 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd464 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!!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Color Throwdown #463

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!!



 Another gorgeous fall palette!! This week we're playing with orange, kraft, and white. 



I played with Verve stamps this week.

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and


Amanda Smith, Guest Star Stamper - Pixels. Beading. More

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 CTD463 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd463 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!!