Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Color Throwdown #511

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! Hope you're having a great day!! We survived Florence here is Charlotte.... the Hurricane party is over!! 

Now... all joking aside, there are many areas along the coast and somewhat inland that are still dealing with the flood waters (the most dangerous part of this hurricane) and many lives were lost. I am thankful that we just had a lot of rain, some trees down and power outages in areas of Charlotte but, still praying for all of those affected that have a "long haul" ahead!! Not only were there lives lost but, many with serious wind and flood damage to their homes and businesses- my heart goes out to them. 

On to other business...

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


 This week we are playing with Pale Pink, Peach, Berry Red,and Leaf Green! 


I pulled out some Neat and Tangled stamps for this card. Have been in my stash for a bit but, hadn't had the chance to get them inky!! Don't you just love that 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 CTD511 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd511 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...

September Guest Designer: Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise 

AND


Emily, 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 - taking a break (she's back home and doing well but, helping others)
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!!

Serendiity Stamps September 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 Boo Die which is the special this month. First I created a panel using alcohol inks in Halloween colors. Originally, when I cut out all those "Boo's" out, I was going to make a background using the positive of the die (seen below with my witch) but, I ended up saving all of the positive pieces and gluing them to the negative of the alcohol ink panel. Added a little patterned paper and some ribbon. 




For this card I used the Witch from the Halloween Pops Cling set. She was stamped and colored with copics. Again I added a little patterned paper and one of the positive Boo dies from the alcohol ink panel. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Boo Die is the 50% off die of the month. 

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


AND... there is a sale this week....Good through Sunday Sept 23rd – Buy 3 Items and the 4th one is free.  
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, September 12, 2018

Color Throwdown # 510

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

We're working on it here is Charlotte!! Hurricane mode- LOL!! So, seriously... it may be hard to imagine but, I lived in Charlotte when Hugo came through- we never thought it would come in that far inland. Yes, we won't get the brunt of Florence but, she's BIG and WIDE and  can't make up her mind where she's going...

We are expecting/planning for some rain and potential power outages. Better prepared than not!! This is one time when we are happy we "tent" camp- have equipment to cook etc. and of course, coffee in the am!!

On to other business...

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


 This week we are playing with Red, Orange, Kraft,and Green! 



So, this WE I had a chance to start "getting to know" my Altenew watercolors. I did a bit of messy watercoloring!! 

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 CTD510 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd510 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...

September Guest Designer: Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise 

AND


Lynda, Guest Star Stamper - Loopyloocards

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor - taking a break (had to evacuate due to Florence)
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, September 5, 2018

Color Throwdown #509

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 Truly!! 


 This week we are playing with Red, Orange, and Blue!! Ran across this pic on pinterest when I was searching for a different color combo and fell in love with these lights!!



When I went to create my card... I was thinking about those lights and thought of Japanese lanterns- pulled out some Waltzingmouse Stamps that I love. Well, honestly I loved a lot of them. Created the background by sponging and add splatters with Atlenew White Ink Spray- I only have a few of these but, love how easy they are to create your splatters. 

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 CTD509 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd509 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...

September Guest Designer: Amy Kolling, Stamp-n-Paradise 

AND


Nancy Thomas, Guest Star Stamper - Creative Palette

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 Blog Hop- September #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 played with a few Serendipity goodies!! First I die cut the Snowballs Reverse Die with white card stock and sponged the outer layer in blues. The panel behind was sponged with orange and yellow inks (to show through the open circles/snowballs. Then I added some Halloween ribbon for fun!! For the focal image, I stamped the Pumpkins on a Fence (50% off stamp of the month)- colored with copics and fussy cut. It was layered on top with foam for dimension. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Boo Die is the 50% off die of the month. 

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

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, August 29, 2018

Color Throwdown #508

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 Lynn!! 


This week we're playing with green, purple, yellow, and red! Fun colors!! Yep, there's that purple again, lol!!




So these colors reminded me of school- although I did have a grand that started first grade yesterday- so maybe my mind was on school :-)

I have very little school themed stamps but, I fell in love with this older set from Reverse Confetti, and honestly, I think this is the first time I have used it. Isn't that worm the cutest... and the ruler and pencil... sweet!!

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 CTD508 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd508 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...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design- Joy is not able to finish this month with us due to family health issues. Send prayers!!

AND


Cassie Trask, Guest Star Stamper - Cassie's Paper Piecings

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, August 22, 2018

Color Throwdown #507

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 Lori!! 


This week we're playing with lime green, geen, aqua, and purple! Fun colors!! Although, in the interest of full disclosure- I was a bit intimidated!!


After I got over my anxiety- purple has a tendency to do that to me, lol!! I played with some Altenew goodies that have been in my stash for a while!!

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 CTD507 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd507 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...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design- Joy is not able to finish this month with us due to family health issues. Send prayers!!

AND


Guest Star Stamper- Amy Tsuruta- Tsuruta Designs 

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, August 15, 2018

Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop August- 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 I played with the Oak Leaf die set. A while back I was playing with some alcohol inks in warm colors and this sheet was one of the results. As I was thinking about my card for this hop-I thought it would be perfect for some beautiful leaves




Here's a little close up of the leaves. Aren't they gorgeous and alcohol inks are fun to play with!! The oval was die cut with a Cherry Lynn die and I used Serendipity's Woodgrain Background stamp for the inner circle (tone on tone stamping). I added some twine and buttons for a little something. The Autumn die was cut twice and adhered a little offset for some color. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Sympathy die is the 50% off die of the month.

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

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!!

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

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Color Throwdown #506

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 Lisa!! 


This week we're playing with light gray, aqua, white, and peach! So fun- love these colors!!


Today I played with some fun MFT stamps and dies. Building up my Birthday stash!! So I have had these stamps-dies for a while and tonight was the night to pull them out. 

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 CTD506 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd506 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...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design

AND


Princess Jones, Guest 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, August 8, 2018

Color Throwdown #505

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 Jodi!! 


This week we're playing with gray, teal, and pink! So fun- love these colors!!




I pulled out some Purple Onion Designs- Stacy Yakula. Love these sweet images!! Now in the interest of full disclosure (as if you can't see, lol!) I have pink in there but, also a darker pink and i used teal but, also a lighter blue!!


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 CTD505 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd505 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...

August Guest Designer: Joy Taylor - Simple by Design

AND


Shana Gaff, Guest Star Stamper - Stress-Free Stamping with Shana

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, August 1, 2018

Serendipity Stamps- August Blog Hop #!

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!! So I took some time off and got my days all mixed up!! When I woke up this am (looking at my phone) I realized it was Wednesday but, this girl had to get to work so here I am just a "titch" behind!!

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 played with this month's 50% off image...Acorns and Sweetgum

When I started this card, I stamped the image for a background onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with gold. Then, I colored the image with my zigs. Yes, acorns and leaves can be different colors (in my world anywho!) Then,  decided to spritz with water and the colors ran- not exactly what I was going for :) It is pretty IRL.


Here's a little close up of the sentiment. I die cut the Thanks in the pink card stock as well as gold and layered them slightly offset. The sentiment was adhered with foam dots for dimension. 

 Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Other deals....

The Sympathy die is the 50% off die of the month- I had another card in the works using these two specials (stamp and die) but, since I was a little off on the day of the week- you'll see that next time :)

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

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!!