Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #323 - Season' Greetings!!

Good Morning... it's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge. Lori picked the colors this week.... soft and sweet!!


 Aren't they fabulous!!!


I have had the PTI Tinsel and Tags kit for a while but, this has been such a crazy holiday season for me.... haven't had a chance to play with them. I had fun making this sweet shaker card. The card base and ribbon were sponged with distress inks... so were the trees but, I used my colorless blender to add some "dots" for interest. Added Wink of Stella to the star. Pretty Pink Posh sequins... and flower
soft :) for the inside shaker.

My sweet friend Sue Lelli of Card Therapy is our Guest this month. She's a fabulous mixed media artist and card maker extraordinaire. Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

Also, please help us welcome this week's Guest Star Stamper - Rosemary, from - Hey There..... rosigirl!

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 CTD323  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.

P.S.- We're taking a break over the next couple of weeks to enjoy time with family and friends for the Holidays. We'll be back on January 7th to kick off the New Year. Hoping you have safe and Happy Holidays!!!

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

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Serendipity Stamps December Challenge- Sparkle and Shine!!

We're at the halfway point for this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog to Sparkle and Shine!! The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge (on the third Wednesday), but you have the whole month to join us!!

Mary (the owner of Serendipity Stamps) always gives the DT an extra challenge- this time we were to add silver or gold to our cards- no problem :)




AND... who doesn't want a little Sparkle & Shine... it's the Holidays!! Well, I love sparkle & shine any time of year!!



For my card I used Serendipity's Bells with Holly. The image was stamped onto XPress It blending cardstock with gold delicata ink and heat embossed with clear. Then I watercolored the bells and leaves. I stamped the image again with the same process but, fussy cut the bells and "popped" on top of the image using foam dots for a little added dimension. The sentiment is from Serendipity's Peace, Hope, Punctuation die set. It was die cut in blue and gold- offset a little for a shadow effect.


Hoping you join us this month for a little Sparkle and Shine! Need a little inspiration to get you started?  

Thrilled to have Nancy Penir as our guestie this month -  http://artful-notions.blogspot.com/

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.


The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and the theme of Thankful/Grateful. 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

No sale this week- something even better- an After Christmas sale!!


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Color Throwdown #322- Tis' The Season!!

To be frazzled, LOL!! That's my life this year, even though I love the holidays- this one has been busy!! My parents have a 60th Wedding Anniversary- hard to believe, right!?! Oh yes, the weekend before Christmas and yes, we (brother and sisters are having a party)- they never wanted to do anything for 25 or 50 but, 60- can't pass that one up!!!

Enough of that, what you are here for is this week's Color Throwdown colors brought to us by Tammy!


Loving the bright colors!!! My card...

 Used some new Reverse Confetti- Branch Out Confetti Cuts (trees) and the sentiment is from Seasonal Sentiments. I sponged the background with distress inks- Tea Dye, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo. Then I added some snow with Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil (love it!) Added some snowy hills using Mama Elephant border dies. Layered it all up and added some wooden stars from Pretty Pink Posh.

My sweet friend Sue Lelli of Card Therapy is our Guest this month. She's a fabulous mixed media artist and card maker extraordinaire. Thrilled to have you playing with us!!

Also, please help us welcome this week's Guest Star Stamper - Birgit, from - Crafting While I Wait

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 CTD322  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.

I used this month's RC SFYTT sketch for my layout.



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

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Peace, Love, & Joy!!

Are the holidays catching up with you? Me, in the throes!! With a little extra challenge this year.... planning a 60th Wedding Anniversary Party for my parents {in Indiana and I am in North Carolina} It's a project!

I did have a chance to play with another Viva la Verve sketch... had fun looking through my stash and playing with some older Verve sets.


 Love those snowflakes/poinsetias and still love a seam binding bow!! What can I say... makes me happy!! The sentiment and snowflakes/poinsettia's are from Verve's Bright Spirits.The image and dies could be used for either- modern/graphic poinsettias {which I did here} or fun snowflakes with glitter and bling!!  I used Verve's Winter Fun dies to die cut the snowflakes/poinsettias and colored with copics.

Here's the sketch...



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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Color Throwdown #321- Sending Holiday Cheer!!

Good Morning!! Hope all of my US friends had a great Thanksgiving WE!! I had four days off but, geesh it went fast! Today the Color Throwdown challenge is going neutral and shiny!! Broni picked the colors this week and I am smitten :)


Here's my card....

Went CAS on this one and a little graphic {at least for me}. Stamped the WPlus9 Just Geometric Triangles and then die cut the deer from WPlus9's Stag Trio die with gold paper. The sentiment is WPlus9 Silver Bells.

Totally flunked the picture taking... you can see how the gold stag {using Ott lights} has dark shadows. Below you can see he is shiny, but a little overexposed!!


Please help us welcome Sue Lelli of Card Therapy.  She's a fabulous mixed media artist and card maker extraordinaire. Welcome Ms. Sue- thrilled to have you playing with us!!

Also, please help us welcome this week's Guest Star Stamper - Joanne James of The Crafty Owl's Blog.

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 CTD321  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.

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

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