Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Color Throwdown #343 - Life!!

It's Wednesday... and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! On top of that, it is my Friday eve'- heading out of town to see my family in IN over the Memorial Day WE!! My youngest will be keeping the home front safe (at least I hope so)

Tammy picked the colors this week


AND...she also inspired me when she used a BUN image from The Cats Pajamas last week for her card... she used a fav of mine and this is another one...

I stamped the image on XPress It blending cardstock twice... colored with copics. The hat and boat were layered for a little dimension.

Before you head off to create, here’s some inspiration from our talented team to get you started. And, May’s guest designer, the fabulous Tenia Nelson!!

This week.... Claire, is our Guest Star Stamper - World of Craft - don't forget to stop by and say hi!!

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

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD343 if you upload your project to an online gallery or to Instagram (yes, we're on IG now!).

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

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SSCB- My Girl!!

Welcome to the next dose of inspiration from the DT for the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog! A new challenge is posted on the first Wednesday of every month. The design team provides inspiration twice a month (at the beginning of the challenge (the first Wednesday of the month, and at the half way point - the third Wednesday of the month) but you get the whole 4 weeks to play along! We're at the half way point for this challenge - you still have two weeks left to link up your design!


SSCB#43 - My Girl!  We're celebrating all things feminine this month!    How about a special card for Mom, your bestie, or even your daughter?  Maybe some petty flowers, or an image that captures a special memory?   Just make sure you include at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your design.
Want to go shopping?  

The "stamp of the month" for May is Aprons.

Our very special guest this month is  Isha Gupta!  Her designs are always bright and beautiful and sure to make you smile!

I played with Serendipity Stamps Summer Flower Pops stamps and dies.



The flowers were stamped with Versamark onto watercolor paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then I colored with my Kuretake watercolors... bright, bold colors!!

The DT were given the extra challenge to make a pocket, special fold, or gift box. I made a pocket to tuck in this sweet sentiment tag. The sentiment is Serendipity's cling set... Be Kind, Be Well, Be Happy.


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.

We're looking forward to seeing your designs.  Link them up on the original SSCB (Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog) #43  (scroll down or CLICK HERE)
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Top Dog Dies- Shaker Blog Hop!

Happy Happy Friday (TGIF)!! Today the DT for Top Dog Dies is having a blog hop... even better, a shaker blog hop!! Shake, Shake, Shake That Card! It’s blog hop time again at Top Dog Dies. We have a whole lotta shaking going on this time for our blog hop. Shaker Cards! They are always a fun card to receive and make.

You should have arrived here from my sweet and talented friend Jeanne Jachna. To start at the beginning go to the Top Dog Dies blog post here.

So, I had a blast using Top Dog dies Cool Cats die cut with sparkly black paper!!



AND... of course the Signature Antique die to make my shaped card and the Antique Mat Die set to create my shaker. I added a little bow from Top Dog Dies Dog Days #2 Die Set


To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize! Three winners will receive the New Top Dog Dies Hot Air Balloon Die Set. 
Here’s how it works… 
Visit each blog on the hop in order. Each Design Team member has created a special shaker card using dies from Top Dog Dies. Visit each blog, check out the shaker projects and leave your comments. Don’t forget to enter to win.
 
        For your chance to win, enter your email address here onlineform by 5/20/15.  Winners will be posted on the Top Dog Dies blog after 5/20/15.
  
Your next stop on the hop is the talented and creative Kelly Griglione.

Happy Hopping and Shaking! 

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Color Throwdown #342---Unforgettable!!

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!! It's time for the next set of colors... perfect for a Birthday card (in my mind anywho!)


Monika picked some fun colors this week... and balloons!!


I finally inked up this sweet set from WPlus9..Unforgettable and used the matching dies. Did a little copic coloring- adding glossy accents to the balloon.

Before you head off to create, here’s some inspiration from our talented team to get you started. And, May’s guest designer, the fabulous Tenia Nelson!!

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

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD342 if you upload your project to an online gallery or to Instagram (yes, we're on IG now!).

I used this week's CAS(e) this sketch for the layout.


Flipped upside down :)

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Color Throwdown #341

Good Morning and welcome to this week's Color Throwdown. Lori picked the colors this week.


We are using light pink, light green, orange, and light yellow. I had a little fun sponging!



I sponged the colors onto Neenah solar white cardstock and then die cut with MFTs Horizontal Stitched strips die. The panels were adhered to a white base. Sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Shine From Within stamped on to vellum/heat embossed with Reverse Confetti's Tag Me.

Before you head off to create, here’s some inspiration from our talented team to get you started. And, be sure to give a warm welcome to May’s guest designer, the fabulous Tenia Nelson, and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Vikki Whittington. I'm looking forward to seeing what you create with these pretty colors!

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

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool at the bottom of the post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD341 if you upload your project to an online gallery or to Instagram (yes, we're on IG now!).

I used the current CAS(e) this Sketch for my layout.



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

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