Sunday, October 19, 2014


Happy Sunday!! I've been relaxing today... had a little bug yesterday but, feeling better now!!

I was struggling with a card earlier.... a couple hours struggling and decided I needed to set it aside and do something else. So I put that project aside and made this....

Using this week's Viva la Verve sketch. Haven't had enough of that Coffee die and coffee cups (well, these are actually the teacups) but, I'm a coffee girl so, I made them work for me. The cups were die cut using Verve's Cuppa Tea dies using different patterns from Amy Tangerine's Plus One PP. I stamped the cups with the outline images- Verve One Cup and heat embossed with white. Added the Coffee die- in triplicate, adhered to each other to add a little dimension.

Used Chaitlia's sketch....

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CTD #214- yay!

Yay!! Yay it's Wednesday and I am able to post to blogger- have been trying for the past two days via firefox and it wouldn't work- so today I tried google chrome and it worked.....geesh!!

Lori picked some wonderful colors for us this week!!

Doesn't that look delish!!

Here's my card...

I went a bit graphic this week, not normally something I am comfortable with but, this Simon Says Stamp die "Ring Frame" helped.... A LOT!! I diecut it four times- using the white for the base and then added the colored circles. I sponged the outer edge of the circles with corresponding SU ink to add a little dimension. The sentiment is PTI stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black- a few enamel dots finish it off.

Our Guest Designer this month...Tara Godfrey from Inking on the Edge - this girl knows how to layer and embellish!!

And the featured Stamper this week is Lin Brandyberry... you can find her blog Hearts, Hugs, and Flowers... here

Happy to have you join us!!

Don't forget to visit the other CTD DT blogs for more inspiration.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  AND... remember "neutrals" are free! If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD314.  Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  

When you are finished with your creation, head over to the Color Throwdown blog to add your entry to the Inlinkz tool.
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Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge- Autumn/Fall!!

Good Morning! Time for the next post for Serendipity's Challenge Blog. Remember this month is all about fall!!

Mary always gives the DT an extra challenge and this time around is Halloween... it'll be here soon!! Oh, I don't have to dress up little ones anymore but, sure had a good time doing them when my girls were little. I do need to be thinking about getting candy for the little ones coming though!!

Is that not the sweetest image!!! I love this little kitty with the great big halloween hat!! The image - Fraidy Cat- was stamped on XPress It blending cardstock and colored with copics. Added some wink of stella to the purple tie- hard to get pics. Die cut the Boo three times in different colors and layered- the wisteria wonder layer was sponged with coordinating ink for a little added dimension.

AND... the lovely Julia Stainton is our Guest Designer for October -Thrilled to have you with us!! 

Hoping you'll play... there are prizes :)

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and the theme of Autumn/Fall. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

Click Here for all the details

For more inspiration there are samples from the design team on the challenge blog or you can visit them directly and get all the details by clicking on their names below.

This week’s sale is “Buy 3, Get the 4th Free”   good through Oct 22nd.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party- Old Pajamas!!

The last and final challenge for the Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party- Old Pajamas!! To make a Christmas card using an older set.

Used one of my fav sets-- Festive Foliage and the coordinating Pine Cones die set. Made the card in a monochromatic theme. The foliage was die cut, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black or gold. Added a sentiment from Say It Loud Holiday.

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Waltzingmouse Stamps- PJ Party- Texturise!!

Welcome back for another card for the WMS PJ Party!!

This challenge was to create texture on your card by embossing. I took the Simple Sprig die and by adding the tan mat embossed the outline of the sprig. Then, stamped the sprig image from Sprightly Sprigs but, a little off to see the embossing detail. Added some flowers using the Funky Flowers dies and added dimension to them with a the rounded end of a stylus. The sentiment is from Compact Sentiments- will always be one of my favs.

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