Sunday, August 2, 2015

Smile- Viva la Verve!!

Good Sunday eve'!! I had a little time to play just for fun this weekend!! Always makes me happy!! I've been working on getting back to playing in more challenges... one being the Verve sketch challenges.

Here's my card for Week 5..


Pulled out some patterned paper-Fancy Pants Office Suite- LOVE!! Added a couple Lil Inkers stitched circles. The flowers were stamped with black and heat embossed with clear, watercolored and die cut with the matching dies... Happy Doodles.  Sentiment was stamped on a banner from the Banner Bundle die set- and heat embossed with white-both the sentiment and flowers are from Verve's Happy Place. Don't you just love the script on that smile!!

Here's the sketch..



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color Throwdown #353- HELLO!!

Happy Hump Day!! Glad you stopped by to check out this week's Color Throwdown colors!! I am the hostest and we are playing with Green, Yellow, and Purple!! Yes, I "bit the bullet" and even picked purple as a color!! Actually love the color but, it's not one I normally gravitate to!




I played with one of the Crazy Birds and my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.... yes, everyone in blogland convinced me I NEEDED these. This was my first time and I'm thinking I need a little more practice :) but, I LOVE the bright colors you can achieve quickly -just need to practice the blending. Sentiment is one of the PTI wet paint dies.

Visit the rest of the DT and our special guests this week for more inspiration...

This month's Guest Designer... Valentyna Komisarenko - Flourishtina

AND...


Donna, Guest Star Stamper - Playing Paper

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 CTD353 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd353 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.


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

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Celebrate!!

It's been a busy summer... 

A couple WEs ago, I had a chance to play with SSS Balloon dies, SSS Stars stencil and Wendi Vecchi gold embossing paste, AND my Zig Clean Color Brush Markers.... enjoyed my chance to play a little...



The die is from Serendipity Stamps die cut with gold cardstock.... the curve is perfect for these balloons!!

Made this card for Curtain Calls Celebrate challenge. Love the gold tipped balloons... I just switched it up to gold stars. 



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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Time to Party! July SFYTT

Good evening!! It rained here for a little... the doppler shows a bit more than we got but, maybe it's coming later... high hopes, right :)

Last weekend I finally had a little break in summer plans and was able to make a few cards. This is one of them. I played with some Reverse Confetti and used this month's SFYTT sketch.


 Played with a bunch of Reverse Confetti that I've had for a little while :) I started out with one of the Quick Card Panels and die cut an Envie wrap in white and then die cut the circle of the Envie wrap with the largest circle from Circle -n- Scallops. Stamped and die cut a party hat from Party Hats (stamps and dies) and popped it up on foam after adding some black tissue paper for the trim and pom pom. To the white background panel I added a couple of chevrons from the Triple Chevies.

Here's the sketch...


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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown #352 -- Just a Note!!

Happy Hump Day!!

S0- are you a crunchy grass person or sogging wet? Yes, I know that was out of left field but.... we have not had rain for so long when you walk on the grass it crunches. AND- we have a small farm in IN that the south side has a pond in the middle of a terraced field that has never held a rain drop!! We are on voluntary water restrictions here in NC... watering a lawn wouldn't help at this point... only cost an arm and a leg without green grass!!

On to the fun for the day....


Tammy picked the colors this week... fun!! Lovin' that little bucket!!

 I played with some new Verve stamps and dies... always fun to play with new things!! My mint green is more on the bluish side...it was the ink closest to the color that I owned... does that mean I need to go ink shopping :) 

My card uses Floral Notes and the matching die along with the Flourishes die set. Here's the LINK to all the new goodies. I CASEd the background stitched circle from Julee's card HERE. Loved it for this sketch. 

This month's Guest Designer... Valentyna Komisarenko - Flourishtina

AND...


Dawn Easton, Guest Star Stamper - Treasure Oiler Designz

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 CTD352 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd350 and/or #colorthrowdown.  Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog 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

My layout is the Viva la Verve sketch week 2 by my sweet friend Marisa!!




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