Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Color Throwdown #520

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! Getting ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow (US)?! I am prepping a little myself!

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wandal!! 




This week we're playing with kraft, geen, and dark brown/chocolate. 


So, I played with some new MFT stamps and dies to create this winterwonderland scene. The backgroung was sponged with distress ink,  adding some white embossed trees once dry. I "tore" some white cardstock for these hills, sponged a little, added the die cut deer and a couple trees, then splashed with white all over.

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 CTD520 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd520 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

November Guest Stamper-Caly Person- Create and Inspire

AND...

Evelyn Spikes, Guest Star Stamper - Beyond Just Black and White

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 November Blog Hop #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 played with this month's 50% off Stamp of the Month...Covered Bridge. The image was stamped onto PTI Select white with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copics. Added some glitter for a little shiny snow :-)


Had a chance to do the inside. The sentiment is Serendipity's Peace and Love... I masked off the "and yours".


 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....
The 50% off stamp and die of the month are.... Covered Bridge and Merry Christmas


Serendipity is discontinuing many of their wood mounted stamps and there are over 150 wood mounted stamp sets and individual wood mounted stamps on clearance in the Bargain Basement.  Most are in qty of just 1 or 2.   

As well, There are clearance sales.   They will be listed under the “Specials” tab. 

AND... 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 14, 2018

Color Throwdown #519

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by yours trulyl!! 

Okay, some would say it's too early for Xmas since we haven't celebrated Thanksgiving yet (US) but.... it is time to work on the Xmas cards... or... whatever you wish, since the only requirement is to use the colors!!



This week we're playing with red, aqua, and silver. 



Eeeks.... Stacy Yakula is designing for MFT. I have bought her stamps fro Purple Onion Designs (love her shop) but, the big thrill for me is having the designs and the dies!! Added a sweet BB yetti into the mix!

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 CTD519 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd519 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

November Guest Stamper-Caly Person- Create and Inspire

AND...

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

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 11, 2018

MFT Card challenges...

Happy Sunday Night or Monday Eve'

I had  an opportunity to "play" in the MFT card challenges this week. I don't get this opportunity a lot these days so I combined both the sketch and colors in one card.  A few weeks back, I made a comment about not having a lot of leaves in my stash ( the whole autumn thing) well, am I embarrassed or what...

I played with some alcohol ink backgrounds to make the "veins" of my leaves and even did a little "old school" stitching. 


Here's the sketch and colors...



Not sure if can combine both... but, really had fun playing with this card.

Appreciate all the kind words... Hugs, Vickie

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Color Throwdown #518

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Loril!! 



This week we're playing with slate blue, orange, brown, and white. 



So I took the opportunity to play with some fun Verve goodies!! These inks needed a little love. You will also notice that my colors are a "titch" muted. I think it's the photo - IRL the colors are brighter. 

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 CTD518 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd518 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

November Guest Stamper-Caly Person- Create and Inspire

Hannelie Bester, Guest Star Stamper - Desert Diva

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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- November Blog Hop #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 Marybeth Lopez blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

So, I was still playing with Serendipity's Acorn's and Sweetgum stamp. So I created an alcohol ink background and stamped it with the image and then stamped again onto white cardstock. The result is this blended and muted color image. It was fussy cut and mounted onto layers of white cardstock. The background is a watercolored panel I created a while back... thought it worked perfect with this sweet image. The sentiment is Serendipity's Peace and Love... I masked off the "and yours".



Here's a little close up... when I photoshopped, the leaves are a little darker than IRL. The full card pic is more true to the softness of the colors.



 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....
The 50% off stamp and die of the month are.... Covered Bridge and Merry Christmas

As well, There are clearance sales.   They will be listed under the “Specials” tab. 

AND... 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, October 31, 2018

Color Throwdown #517

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! BTW... Happy Halloween (if you participate)!!

It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Loril!! 



This week we're playing with red, kraft, aqua, and orange. Yep, lovin' these bright colors!!




So I took the opportunity to play with some fun MFT goodies!! Don't you just love that sentiment...all of the sentiments in this Sassy Pants set/line are fun!!

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 CTD517 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd517 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

October Guest Designer: Birgit EdblomRapport fran ett skrivbord

YoonYoung Kim,Guest Star Stamper - Dear Card

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 24, 2018

Color Throwdown #516

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

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 teal, rust, and cream.




So I took the opportunity to play with this sweet set from Neat and Tangled!!

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 CTD516 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd516 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

October Guest Designer: Birgit EdblomRapport fran ett skrivbord

AND... due to a little glitch last week, we have two Guest Star Stampers this week...

Elizabeth Stewart- Paper Sweetness and Stephanie Severin- Ingenious Inkling


Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 17, 2018

Color Throwdown #515

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

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 krat, green, and white.




So I took the opportunity to play with my MFT frogs that hadn't seen ink yet. Aren't they adorable!!

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 CTD515 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd515 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

October Guest Designer: Birgit EdblomRapport fran ett skrivbord

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 October Blog Hop #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. 

 So, this time I played with the Nativity cling image and used non-traditional colors. The image was stamped onto PTI select white and colored in "soft" colors. It was die cut with an old spellbinders die and adhered with foam tape. 

This week I was able to do a quick inside....



The sentiment is Serendipity's Winter Fenceline cling set.



 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

As well, There is a clearance sale on select dies – 20% off.   They will be listed under the “Specials” tab. 

AND....free shipping on any US order of $20 or more Wed 10/17 to Sun 10/21
AND... 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, October 10, 2018

Color Throwdown #514

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

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 orange, brown, rust, and yellow.




Perfect for a simple fall themed card. I used the only leave stamps/dies that I have (what' s up with that??) from PTI and a sentiment from MFT.

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 CTD514 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd514 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

October Guest Designer: Birgit EdblomRapport fran ett skrivbord

AND

Lisa Kind, Guest Star Stamper - Kind Creations

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 3, 2018

Color Throwdown #513

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! 

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 lime green, green, and navy.



I pulled out some Neat and Tangled stamps for this card. Isn't that Gator the cutest!!



 My layout was based on the sketch at CAS(E) this sketch.

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 CTD513 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd513 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

Please help us welcome...

October Guest Designer: Birgit EdblomRapport fran ett skrivbord

AND


Glenda, Guest Star Stamper - My Paper Cat

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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!!