Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Color Throwdown #490

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! 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 pink, lavender, green, and light gray. How lovely is that picture!!



I played with some Altenew goodies. 

We're thrilled to have Hannelie Bester as our April Guest Designer- Desert Diva

AND


Diana Kreutzer, Guest Star Stamper - Overnight Waffles

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 CTD490 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd490 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, April 18, 2018

Color Throwdown #489

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 red, green, and white.


Played with these balloons by SSS and YAY die cut and sentiments from MFT!!

We're thrilled to have Hannelie Bester as our April Guest Designer- Desert Diva

AND


Seeka, Guest Star Stamper - SkyPaperScissors

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 CTD489 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd489 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, April 4, 2018

Color Throwdown #487

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 !! 


This week we're playing with red, pink, and mint.



 So, I used PTI's mint julep color- isn't it funny how the mint is a shade different than the inspiration pic?!?! Love these Painted Flowers from Altenew and the "swirl" was die cut with a MFT die. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Hannelie Bester as our April Guest Designer- Desert Diva

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 CTD487 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd487 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!!

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop April- #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- Morning Glory. The image was stamped onto PTI select white and colored with copics. Then I die cut the Happy (Happy die) and Spring (from the Seasons dies) three times each with a heavier white and black. I offset the black a little.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Welcome to Bonnie Klass who is joining us as a Guest Desginer today- thrilled to have you playing along!!


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, March 28, 2018

Color Throwdown #486

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 blush, peach, and apricot!! What a fun collage, right!?!



Sooo... in the interest of full disclosure- I saw more yellow- looking at the inspiration pic than apricot (orangish yellow) and went with it! These are some new goodies from MFT! Aren't those birthday chicks sweet and the bit ole' wish- LOVE!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Cheiron Brandon as our March Guest Designer- My Crafty Life

AND

 Ria van Son, Guest Star Stamper - Handmade by Ria van Son

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 CTD486 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd486 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, March 21, 2018

Color Throwdown #485

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 coral, black, and white!! Love this pic and these colors (well, I always do!)



I had some fun playing with some Altenew goodies for this card. I used the triangles from Sohcahtoa and the rest (coffee pot, cups, and sentiment) from Coffee Love and the matching dies. A fun retro vibe!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Cheiron Brandon as our March Guest Designer- My Crafty Life

AND

 Lucie G- Guest Star Stamper- Lucie G cards

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 CTD485 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd485 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- March #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 Miriam Napier's 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 I played with some goodies by a new designer. The Oh Baby cling stamp set. The image was stamped onto PTI select white and colored with copics. Added an inside scallop frame for a little sumthin' sumthin' The sentiment was stamped onto a tag- sentiment from the same set. I absolutely adore this image- so soft and serene- and the sentiments are perfect!!

The inside (sentiment from the same set)...





Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Welcome to Bonnie Klass who is joining us as a Guest Desginer today- thrilled to have you playing along!!

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!!


AND....The sale for this hop is Buy 3 Items, Get a 4th Free.   Good Wed 3/21 to Saturday 3/24.

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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Color Throwdown #484

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 eggplant, green, and white!! Just in time to celebrate St. Paddy's!!


So I didn't go with the green beer BUT, I did do a little celebration using some stamps and dies from MFT!! Honestly, this is one of my fav sets (along with coffee sets)- it's coffee, water, and wine at my house :-)

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Cheiron Brandon as our March Guest Designer- My Crafty Life


AND

 Nancy Leedy- Guest Star Stamper- Canopy Crafts

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 CTD484 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd484 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, March 7, 2018

Color Throwdown #483

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 coral, green, and kraft!! How fresh and tranquil is this room, love it!!


eta: the background die is also from Altenew- Plaid Background either A or B

I played with some Altenew goodies this week. The Coral Charm Build-a-Flower and some leafy flower swags from Beautiful Day. The extra kraft sprigs were created with a Verve die.

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Cheiron Brandon as our March Guest Designer- My Crafty Life


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 CTD483 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd483 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 -taking a break this week
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- March #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's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. I have a couple of cards for you today.



I played with the Lilacs stamp for my first card (50% off stamp of the month). It was stamped onto PTI select white cardstock, colored with copics, and I added a little shimmer with a wink of Stella pen. The middle of the lilacs looks a little "washed out" but, actually it is from the shimmer- IRL it's pretty!! I stamped the butterfly twice- colored with copics- fussy cut- and layered with foam for a little dimension. Added the Hope die cut- three layers adhered and placed with foam. 


For my next card I used some of the new stamps from a new designer...

 the Friends Cling Stamp set


So, using Alcohol inks is a bit trendy now - and, you know- I had to try it out!! Thought this would be a fun set for my first venture!! After the alcohol inks dried I stamped the sentiment from Friends Cling Stamp set with stazon ink. I'm sure there are more sophisticated ways to use the ink but, I am experimenting at this point. You have to use Yupo paper or something similar- drop the ink on and it spreads out. You can mix the inks and use alcohol blending solution to "spread" the ink out even more. 



Used another sentiment from the set for the inside along with some of the "sketchy" hearts in complimentary colors. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Welcome to Bonnie Klass who is joining us as a Guest Desginer today- thrilled to have you playing along!!


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, February 28, 2018

Color Throwdown #482

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 play with pink, kraft, and gray. 



My kraft is a little on the light side :-)

I had a little fun with some Neat and Tangled goodies!! I did a pink wash background and then added some gray with a Neat and Tangled stencil. The "donut girl" was stamped, die cut, and colored with copics. The kraft is the outside of the donut. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Claire Apostoloff as our February Guest Designer- Life on the Scrap Heap

AND 

YoonYoung Kim, Guest Star Stamper - In My Own Place.



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 CTD482 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd482 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 this week. 


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

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Color Throwdown #481

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 were're playing with dark purple, light purple, off white, and kraft.



My colors may be a little on the light side :-)

I had a little fun with some MFT goodies!! My Story stamps and dies. The rug is from a Christmas set... Merry Christmoose (retired). A little masking and two images stamped and die cut- popped on top for a little dimension (lamp shade and that sweet kittie)!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Claire Apostoloff as our February Guest Designer- Life on the Scrap Heap

AND 

Allyson Andersen, Guest Star Stamper - Laughadaisy



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 CTD481 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd481 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!!