Monday, January 23, 2017

CAS(e) this sketch- I Adore You!!

Happy Happy Monday!! I had a little time to play this WE- I play with CAS(e) this sketch a lot for my Color Throwdown posts but, always forget/get busy and don't get linked on Wednesday night... life!

For my CTD card... I chose a different design but, this WE I had a few minutes to play...


 Used Altenew's new Artist Markers.... these work a bit different than copics and will need to experiment a bit more... 

Here's this week's CAS(e) this sketch...


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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Color Throwdown #426


Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Lisa- we're playing with some classic ones and I love them!! 

This week we're playing with gray, kraft/tan, and red...


Okay, I love this pic and the colors are fabulous but, I was a little intimidated... at first...


Once I got over the fact I didn't have time to make a plaid background- or had a deer head stamp- or had the time to think too much... I was okay :-)

I AM a coffee lover and these stamps by Altenew were perfect for me and this challenge!! The stitched background is from one of MFT's Blueprints sets- very versatile!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Leigh Penner continuing as a Guest Designer with us this month.
Leigh Penner - To The Full  

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 CTD426 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd426 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

I also played along in this week's CAS(e) this sketch....



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Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!!


Welcome to 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 Carol's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  

Sooo... today is all about birthdays...I had a lot of fun playing with some oldies but goodies.




Here's my card...





Isn't that fun!! For my card I die cut the Cupcake die several times. Then I sponged the cupcakes with two complimentary pink colors and adhered randomly onto a white panel. To get the middle cupcake I cut the die in coral and then turned it over, traced around the outside of the die, and fussy cut to get the solid background. Added a layered Celebrate die (for several layers I die cut with white, adhere, then die cut with the gold and adhere on top. This way I don't waste all that gold paper!). Added a seam binding bow, gold bow, and pearl for a little bling!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Marybeth Lopez
Julie Warner 

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random commenter 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!!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Color Throwdown #425

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Lisa- LOVE these colors!! Well, actually Iove all of the color choices my teamies pick :-)

This week we're playing with black, mustard, and blue...


Here's my card...


I went with some sweet SSS animals I have had in my stash for a while!! Geez... I need to either de-stash or find some more time for stamping :-)

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Leigh Penner continuing as a Guest Designer with us this month.
Leigh Penner - To The Full  

We also have a Guest Star Stamper....Kim Heggins, Cupcakes, Cards, and Kim


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 CTD425 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd425 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

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sending Hedgehugs!!

Good Saturday Eve...

I had a bit of fun and a bit of time to play today...


Played with this sweet hedgehog from MFT. The background is an A2 card, scored, and added another layer of white after diecutting using MFT's bludprints 13. Then I diecut a layer using MFT's inside/out stitch rectangle stax. That sweet hedgehog was stamped on PTI seletc white, colored with copics, and die cut using the coordinating dies. 

Here's this week's MFT sketch... mine is a mirror image..

I'm also playing with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge... NEW.

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