Friday, July 3, 2015

Serendipity Stamps July Blog Hop!!

Happy July 4th eve!! The DT at Serendipity Stamps is having a blog hop and ohhh.... we have some fun stuff-n-things to show you!!! I have several cards today so, I hope you are patient!!




You should have arrived here from Miriam's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For my first card I played with the Poker Chip die and the new sentiment When the Chips You Can Count on Me....this sentiment comes both horizontal and circle. Here's a little close up...


Here's the full card...


Quick story- I grew up in the Midwest and I have to say playing cards is definitely a winter past time. One of our (hubs and I) games of choice is euchre. My DH and I would partner and he would bid wild- not my suit, opposite color, large number of tricks- you get the idea!! More times than not- we would make our bid- why... because he would count on his partner to know what he was going to do and bail him out!! So, as I was making this card that is what I was thinking about :)


My next card uses the sweet Piggy and another new sentiment Heard You Were Out...


Here's a little close up of my next card. I wanted to show you the pattern I created on my jeans. After coloring with copics, take a piece of an old pair of blue jeans, wet with copic colorless blender and press down on the jeans. What you end up with is that pattern. Fun, huh!!

Here's the full card using the new Cowgirl, Howdy Die, and the paper stars are from the Bandanna die.

Final card was just a little whimsy... may have gotten carried away with the splatter and enamel dots. This card uses the US Map and new sentiment Sending Smiles. 




Special:   Sale is free shipping on all US orders of $15 or more Contental US only.  Stamp of the month is Winter Doe 
Leave comments through Sunday July 5 for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announce a winner on her blog on Monday July 6.


The next stop on the hop is Jeanne... sure to be something bright and beautiful!!

Instead of linking to each individual stamp/die/sentiment.... CLICK HERE to see the full page of all the new goodies.

If you got lost along the way, here's the full hop list.

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

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge # 349 - You Lift Me Up!!

Good Morning on this bright and beautiful Wednesday morn'!! I'm a little giddy as we have finally cooled off a little around these parts- 60's in the morning and 80's/low 90's high for the day. We have been dealing with 80's in the mornings and 90's/100 lately!! The air conditioner has been working overtime (and worried it would break down)!!

Today our colors were chosen by the talented Jodi....


Love this combo!!



I worked on my watercoloring skills :) This sweet WPlus9 giraffe (Party Animal and matching dies) was stamped with SU Tip Top Taupe and heat embossed with clear onto TH watercolor paper. I watercolored with SU Crumbcake and Tip Top Taupe. The balloon was watercolored with SU Tangelo Twist and once dry the sentiment was stamped. Watercolored the background with SU Baja Breeze- let it dry and then stamped some Bokeh Dots from Ellen Hutson Essentials by Julie Ebersole and heat embossed with white. Added some wood enamel dots and clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Welcome to this month's Guest Designer... Valentyna Komisarenko - Flourishtina
AND...
Lee Erwee, our Guest Star Stamper - Pumpkin's Creative Patch

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 post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD349 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd345 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar in case you have any questions.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT!!

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
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


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

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Top Dog Dies- Happy Friday!!

It's been a while since I did a Top Dog Dies Friday post... "stuff and things" got in the way but, I have been playing with their new release.... LOVE it!! AND... there is so much more that was released than what I am showing here.... just sayin'- you need to check it out. Link below.

ACK.... aren't these Hippos adorable and that sweet bird:) For the waves I used the Top Dog Dies Water Die set... it has four dies and this used only one. I added a birthday hat from the Flamingo Die set to go along with the sentiment from Ellen Hutson Essentials by Julie Ebersole.


Close up of those clouds (made using the "puddle" from the Flamingo die set and sponged the edges with soft sky ink. 


Here's another birthday card. This time I used the flamingo and balloon dies- from the Flamingo Die set. Color washed the background and added a little splatter. Sentiment is Reverse Confetti.


Yep... too fun and hoping this gives you a smile as you head in to the WE!!

Oh, in case you wanted to shop a little :)  Top Dog Dies

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

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Throwdown #348- Let the Adventures Begin!

Good Morning and welcome to this week's Color Throwdown Colors. Joan picked the colors this week and I love them!!


Oh I should have gone for sailboats...aren't they wonderful summer colors!!


I have been purchasing a few of the PTI Petite Places.... just love... and this one was a must have!! Our family are campers... not the camper/airstream type... TENT campers!!Yes, we rough it in the woods in terms of sleeping conditions and live with the bugs :) Well, tent camping is way different than it used to be with air mattresses, fancy portable gas grills.. easy to put together tents/awnings...

We've done the "old school" and definitely purchased some things that add a few amenities. All the same, it is tent camping... there are restrooms with electricity but, we rent showers down the road. We haven't gone in several years and next week it's on. There will be eight of us and we are going whitewater rafting... there's a creek where we camp to tube down... definitely looking forward to it!!

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 post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD348 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd345 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar in case you have any questions.

The talented Nancy Thomas from Creative Palette has been our guest designer for the month of June!  Make sure to stop by and say hello!! I've totally enjoyed her creativity and so glad she joined us!! Thanks Nancy!!

Our Guest Star Stamper this week is Karren J, - Stamping Stuff

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT!!


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
 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

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

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories...

Happy Thursday!! I'm thrilled to be bringing you some projects due to a collaboration between Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories!! I love patterned paper and trinkets so when I received my package from Simple Stories (THANKS MUCH!!) and combined with some Top Dog Dies ( new release and some previously released dies).... I had some FUN!!


You may not know this... but, I started out scrapbooking... so when some of the goodies from Simple Stories came... I couldn't help doing a couple layouts. Here's the first.


For the layout I used Simple Stories Summer Vibes products: Simple Basics Kit, 2x2 & 4x6 Elements, Journaling Card Elements, papers from the 6x6 pad, and Bradz. The brand new Top Dog dies include the Flip Flops and Flamingo. I also used Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Banner Die set.

Next I made a card. Close up using Top Dog Dies Flip Flops Die set and Simple Stories Summer Vibes papers... enamel dots...the sentiment was stamped on a banner die from Top Dog Dies Pocket Pages Banner Die set.


Here's the full card!!


I also received some items from Simple Stories So Fancy collection.


The fragrance bottle is from Top Dog dies Bottles 2 Die set and the sentiment is from Top Dog Dies Thanks A2 Mat. Papers (So Fancy Collection kit, So Fancy Simple Basics paper, So Fancy Cardstock stickers, bradz, and enamel dots are all from Simple Stories So Fancy Collection. Another close up.


Here's the full layout...


And a card.

The card incorporates Simple Stories So Fancy papers, 4x6 Horizontal Journaling Cards, the cardstock stickers, and bradz. The banners and pocket page shapes are from Top Dog Dies Pocket Page Banner Die set.


How perfect these products work together!!

AND... Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories are giving away prizes... clink on the names to be taken to their respective blogs for all the details.

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

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