Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Color Throwdown # 501

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!! 


 This week we're playing with gray, yellow, kraft, and white!



So I played with some new Neat and Tangled stamps and dies. Ha- just love that elephant and giraffe flying and the sentiment :-)

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 CTD501 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd501 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...

- Kathy Schweinfurth- Stamps At Play as our July Guest Designer

AND

Svetlana KalajdaGuest Star Stamper - 

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, July 4, 2018

Color Throwdown Blog- #500

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! DID you read that title---- color challenge 500... WOW!! It's hard to believe... time flies!!

Happy, Happy July 4th to all our US friends!! Hoping you enjoy your day and any celebrations you have planned!!

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


This week we're playing with navy, blush, and gold!


So I went the floral route using some Altenew stamps and dies.

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 CTD500 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd500 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

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

We're thrilled to have Kathy Schweinfurth- Stamps At Play as our July Guest Designer

AND


Lucie G, Guest Star Stamper - Lucie G Cards

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 Blog Hop- July #1

First, Happy Happy July 4th to all the US stampers out there. I will be hanging at the pool tomorrow with my youngest daughter, youngest granddaughter, and hubs!! Hope you enjoy your day and any celebrations you have planned!!

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 clean and simple card for you today.



So, this image is all in one.... It's Five O'Clock Fun image for summer (well, depending all year 'round) I stamped the image with Versamark black ink and colored with copics. When creating a CAS card you can add little elements to give it a little sumthin' sumthin'

For this card I added a wonky frame, popped it up on the base with foam, and added crystal effects (glassy effect to the glasses- you can's see it the pic but, IRL it looks good). Other ideas may be to add some twine, glitter on the rims of a couple of the glasses, sequins, liquid applique for foam on the beer mug etc. etc. 


For the inside I added this Rest, Relax sentiment- perfect for a little summertime libation :-)


 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, June 27, 2018

Color Throwdown #499

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


This week we're playing with blue, yellow, and green!


 It's another beachy theme to me!! Okay, Okay... it's not quite a beachy theme but, it's summer and I am in the throes of thinking beach :-) So I played with some new MFT BB Gill Friends. Creating a watercolor background and then stamping/copic coloring lots of fish and underwater plants!!

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 CTD499 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd499 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

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

Welcome to this week's Guest Star Stamper!!


Emily Henry, Guest Star Stamper - The Creative Em

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, June 20, 2018

Color Throwdown #498

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!! 


 It's another beachy theme to me!! This week we're playing with peach, light pink, bright pink, and green.



I pulled out some goodies from Reverse Confetti to make this sweet flowery card. The Hello is a fairly new die cut an the flowers are from Love Blooms. Added some versamark dots from the Lots of Dots set.

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 CTD498 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd498 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

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

Welcome to this week's Guest Star Stamper!!


Jacquie Southas, Guest Star Stamper - What Did I do Today?

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

I'm also playing in the Reverse Confetti Stock Your Stash challenge!!


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

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop June- #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.



So, I'm still in the beach mode, that time of year.... right!! So I played with the Lighthouse die. The background was water colored with blues and browns for the sands using distress oxide inks. After the ink was sponged onto the watercolor card stock- I sprayed with water. This was done several times to get the color variation I wanted. When the sky was 99% dry I added some clouds using the same distress oxide ink but, without spraying the water. I added some white splatters to the sand. The Lighthouse die was cut several times for layers and to get the red accents. 



I thought the sentiment- My Life- is one of my favs- this girl is dreaming about sitting on a beach with no cares in the world :-)  

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   
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!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Color Throwdown #497

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!! 


 It's another beachy theme to me!! This week we're playing with coral, pale aqua, yellow, and green.



I pulled out some goodies from Neat and Tangled to create my sweet beach scene. I did some water-coloring for the sky and beach. After I water-colored the sky and it dried- I went back with the MFT cloud stencil and added some sponging with the same color to create the clouds. The images were stamped onto PTI Select White cardstock and colored with copics. 

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 CTD497 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd497 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, June 6, 2018

Color Throwdown #496

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!! 



This week we're playing with aqua, black, and white. Yikes- I love that pool set up!!



I pulled out some goodies from Altenew. The background dots were stamped in the aqua color without worrying about the saturation of the color. Added the graduated stripes die in black with this die cut sentiment on top. The sentiment was die cut in the colors and offset a little. Finished with some enamel dots. 

Welcome to this week's Guest Star Stamper!!


Lise Mariann, Guest Star Stamper - Paper, Color and Good Times

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 CTD496 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd496 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 - taking a break

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

Serendipity Stamps June Blog Hop- #!

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.



So, it's time to think beach.... right!! So I played with the Whelk shell, the Scallop shell, and the Small Whelk shell. For the background I ink smooshed colors onto TH watercolor paper and left to dry. Next I chose complimentary colored cardstock, stamped the images with versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. These were adhered to the background with glue or foam for dimenstion. Lastly, I added the Imagine die  (cut three times and layered) with micro foam dots for some more dimension. 



I thought the sentiment- In the Attitude of Silence- went perfectly with dreaming I was sitting on a beach with no cares in the world :-)  

 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!!

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


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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Color Throwdown #495

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



This week we're playing with navy, burgundy, and gold.


I pulled out these sweet mice from MFT and did a little coloring with copics. The instruments were colored with a gold gel pen and the sentiment was heat embossed with gold.

Our May Guest Designer is Rachel Alvarado - The Unpampered Stamper

AND


Liz Williams, Guest Star Stamper - Right Brain Madness

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 CTD495 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd495 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, 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!!