Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Color Throwdown #452

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



This week we are playing with green, yellow, red, and turquoise.



I was in a summery mood... thinking of the beach. My sweet images uses dies/stamps from several companies. The images are Neat and Tangled's Beach dies- stamped and die cut with the matching dies. The background panel was created using MFT's cloud stencil, sun, and ovals to ground the images. The sentiment if from Verve's Coffee set. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD452 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd452 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 7-19

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 my card today, I stamped the Sun Garden in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. Added a couple panels on the bottom to "ground" the image and some black twine.



This is a close up to show you how I die cut the Bloom die. First, I die cut the Bloom from the flowered panel and then die cut several times in white. The white die cuts were inset into the flower panel to add dimension- lastly the Bloom die cut with the flower images was layered on top. I did choose to leave some of the white inserts in place rather than the flower images. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Beth Chiu

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! 

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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!!


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

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 bright pink, light pink, and green.



I played with some Altenew goodies this week. The flowers and leaves are from Garden Treasure. Stamped in two colors of pink and two colors of green- Altenew inks- and then, die cut with the matching dies. These were mounted onto a white panel that was cut slightly smaller than the card base after dropping gold mist on the left side. The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral Shadow and was stamped directly on the panel. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Marge, Guest Star Stamper - Marge Crafts


Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD451 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd451 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, July 5, 2017

Color Throwdown #450

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 are playing with royal blue, brick red, and golden yellow. 


I played with some MFT and Altenew goodies. I am in love with Altenew's Watercolor stencil (this is my third card using it in just a week!). I die cut a panel using MFT's Blueprints 13 and then placed the stencil on top and sponged with ink. Next I diecut a panel from Blueprints 29 which was layered on top. Several mice were diecut with MFT's BB Strike Up the Band, stamped with the coordinating images, and colored with copics. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from Blueprints 13. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
- In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Tara Chaussee, Guest Star Stamper - Secret Bees Studio

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD450 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd450 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

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.  


I only had time to make one card this "go round" busy, busy with the holiday!! I used Serendipity's Flower Rake (which just so happens to be the 50% off stamp of the month)!! The image was stamped three times onto PTI Stampers Select cardstock (this has become my go to for coloring with copics- I like the XPress It cardstock but, it is a little off-white). Once image was colored completely and the other two, I colored the flowers, ribbon, and apples. They were all "fussy" cut and added to the rake with foam for some dimension. 


Here's a little close up so you can see some of the detail. I fussy cut the flower on the left but, adhered it on top of the image- pulling the petals up a little- this also adds some dimension to the image.


This pic shows the dimension I created with the white panel, the flower on the right, apples, and bow all popped up. 


On the inside I stamped Serendipity's In the Attitude of Silence.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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!!



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Color Throwdown #449

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!!



Okay, so these colors scream a little fall but, look at that flower- it's a warm weather one!!



So, I went with the flower theme using some stamps and dies from Altenew. The flower is Altenew's Spring Daisy stamped and die cut with the matching die using Altenew inks for the orange and espresso from SU for the browns. Loving the Altenew watercolor stencil. The white panel was die cut with MFT's Stitched Basic Scallop dies. Sentiment from Altenew's Recollection's stamp set. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have 
Audrey Tokach- Pink Ink Originals- June Guest Designer

AND

Doni High, Guest Star Stamper - Lime Green Giggles


Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD449 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd449 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, June 25, 2017

Let's Chat Over Coffee!!

Happy, Happy Sunday and Monday Eve.... yep, the stamping fun is over for the WE and it's back to work I go :-(

I have another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...

if you've never joined in- click the link above. It's all about coffee, well, other beverages too if you're not a coffee lover like me!!


This one is a little retro...

I used a bunch of Altenew stamps and dies on this one. The triangles were stamped using my Misti onto PTI select white cardstock with Altenew's Sohcahtoo set using a bunch of summer colors. Then I stamped and die cut images from Coffee Love and the coordinating dies. 

The layout is from this week's CAS(E) this sketch. 



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

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Yawn is a Scream for....

COFFEE!! Well, it is for me early in the morning!! AND... everyone knows I love me some STRONG coffee!!

So this is the week for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...
 Here's my first card... I had the stamping time to make two today... WHOO HOO (that is unusual for me these days).



Played with some Verve, MFT, and Altenew for this card. The base is an A2 card and then, I die cut two Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles from MFT. On the larger one, I used Altenew's Watercolor Stencil and sponged blue ink. Then, I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Get Together on the smaller panel. The coffee cups are Verve's Coffee set and die-cut with the coordinating dies. "Coffee" was die-cut three times for a little dimension. 

Isn't this a fun card!!!

I used the Fusion challenge for inspiration... sketch and colors!!!

Getting in the July 4th spirit a little early... hopefully we'll make it out to the lake but, Hubs doesn't know,  and I am thinking long WE and the kitchen needs painted :-) We, well, actually Bill and Maddie removed all the old wallpaper but, we need to spakcle, sand, and paint. Haven't been able to find anyone willing to do the work. 

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

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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


So, for my first card I used Serendipity's Summer Flower Pops background. It as stamped on to PTI Select white cardstock and heat embossed with clear. Then, I colored a bunch of the blooms with copics in bright colors. This panel was layered onto a white background. Added the Serendipity Be Kind sentiment onto ovals die cut with Cherry Lynn Oval Classic dies.



This next card... which is also my Color Throwdown card this week uses Serendipity's Summer Flower Pop cling set, Summer Flower Pops Solid set, and Summer Flower Pops dies. I die cut several of the flowers, stamped with the coordinating images, and colored with copics. Added a bit of "black splash" and then used the negative of the Serendipity Summer die,  from the Seasons die set, in the corner. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 

We are also welcoming again this month Ann Wong from   It's About the Colors  blog as Guest Designer joining us!!

AND

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Thrilled to have you both!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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!!

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Color Throwdown #448

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!!



Aren't those flowers gorgeous and that vase.... makes me smile!!


So, I went "all in" with the flower theme using some stamps and dies from Serendipity Stamps-- Summer Flower Pop cling set, Summer Flower Pops Solid set, and Summer Flower Pops dies. I die cut several of the flowers, stamped with the coordinating images, and colored with copics. Added a bit of "black splash" and then used the negative of the Serendipity Summer die,  from the Seasons die set, in the corner. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have 
Audrey Tokach- Pink Ink Originals- June Guest Designer

AND

Noni Niskanen, Guest Star Stamper - Noni's Handmade Cards


Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD448 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd448 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 14, 2017

Color Throwdown #447

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!!



What a fun inspiration pic... perfect for dreaming of the beach!!



And... yes that is what I was doing.... dreaming of the beach!! For this card I used several MFT sets and dies. The background was die cut with a inside/out stitched rectangle die-namic. Then I stamped some images from Exquisite Ocean and die-cut a few of them. The little seashell is from Ocean Pals and die-cut using the matching die. All images were stamped except the shell was colored with copics. Sentiment is from Polynesian Paradise. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have 
Audrey Tokach- Pink Ink Originals- June Guest Designer


AND

Swapna Patil, Guest Star Stamper - The Dream Pages

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD447 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd447 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 31, 2017

Color Throwdown #445

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!!



How gorgeous are these colors- very elegant!!



So, I used some Altenew stamps and dies again this week- love their flower sets!! For this one I stamped the outline from Painted Flowers with versamark onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with gold. Next I painted the flowers using dark blue inks (actually navy but, you know colors always change a little with watercoloring). The sentiment is from Painted Greetings. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Amy Tsuruta - Tsuruta Designs- May Guest Designer



Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD445 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd445 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!!