Friday, May 1, 2015

Top Dog Dies Friday- be you!!

It's my regular Top Dog Dies Friday post!! This week I made something CAS and a little different or should I say....

I dragged myself away from the Antique Signature dies :)

Last year when I did a Guest Designer post for Top Dog Dies, I had the pleasure of playing with the Top Dog Dies Dog Days #2 set.

Adore this sassy poodle... have you ever owned a poodle? My family did... Winnie... when I was young. She was sassy and "in charge" I wanted to die cut her with glitter paper but, didn't have the right color pink (ugh!) so instead I decided to make my shaker card and stamped this sentiment from Verve's Words of Wisdom. Added a sparkly bow to her tail.

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Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop!!

Good Morning and Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps blog hop!! We are featuring some new dies and stamps available now at Serendipity Stamps!

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

Oh, I had some fun playing!! I have three cards today.... shocker I only have three :)

Here's a little close up of the first one.

This card features the new Airstream Camper... inspired by one of Mary's friends and colored in traditional pink/gray....

I adore this stamp!! It reminds me of my MIL who had an Airstream Camper (silver, no pink) that she used to stay in when she spent a week each summer at an artists' retreat. She loved to paint. Every year in a small town in IN she would go to Chattaqua... park her Airstream and paint for a week with other local artists. It was one of those things she loved and looked forward to every year!! The sentiment is Serendipity's "Home is Where You Park It."

This card uses Serendipity's Hammock stamp set and Relax die. I stamped the image, colored with copics, and die cut "Relax" three times in the different colors. They were layered a little offset and popped up for dimension. Screams spring and summer to me!!

My last card uses the new Retro Rectangles set. This one is perfect for all ya'll graphic lovers. I love the retro/contemporary feel to these stamps. Stamped two of the images onto white cardstock and then, stamped the outline image in delicata gold. Added another retro rectangle in delicata gold (the smallest stamp) inside the last rectangle outline. Die cut the Enjoy stamp three times (white, aqua, and gold), layered them offset to show the colors and adhered with foam dots for dimension. 

Prizes and Deals :)
Free Shipping on US orders of $15 or more.   Good Friday May 1 to Sunday May 3rd
Hop along and leave comments through May 3rd for a chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to SS.  Mary will  announce a winner on Monday May 4th on her blog (link below)

This month the "Stamp of the Month"  is Aprons  at 50% off      

P.S. Serendipity is sponsoring CASology this week so check it out... another way to win $$ to buy some of the new stamps/dies :)

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Color Throwdown #340- Just a Note!!

Good Morning and here we are with the new colors for the Color Throwdown Challenge. Jodi picked the colors this week.... flowers on my mind :)

Fun colors and gorgeous pic!!

I played with some MFT Stamps and dies... the background was stamped with MFT Mona Pendleton Designs Distressed Backgrounds. Flowers are MFT Lisa Johnson Designs Wildflowers and the coordinating die-namics.

Check out what the team has created with the colors this week, including our amazing Guest Stamper for April, my dear friend Karen Giron, and this week's fabulous Guest Star Stamper, Kathy!

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

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 CTD340  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 played along with this week's CAS(e) this sketch..

Hope you enjoy the colors and can't wait to see what you create!!

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Viva la Verve sketch- Sunny Days!!

Happy Sunday!! After over a week of rain... the sun is shining but, it's a little nippy!! Yesterday was prom day and my granddaughter/grandson were gorgeous/handsome!! I spent half of the day watching the hair/makeup being done (Maddie/granddaughter and Maryelle/grandson's girlfriend).... missed the pedicure/manicure... it was 8am breakfast and it was Saturday for grandma!!

Anyway... I did get a chance to do a little stamping

Went all scrappy and busy here... had a ton of fun!! The flowers from Verve's Sunny Days were die cut with the matching die, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with clear... for a little shine. Ditto for the leafy sprigs. I cut two of Verve's Award Banner Trim die, overlaid the colors and added a little twine from The Cats Pajamas. Papers are Pebble-Jan Hadfiled Home + Made. Added some sequins from Verve's Signature Sequin Mix and a few pearls to finish off.

Used the Verve Week 3 sketch..

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Top Dog Dies Friday- I'm Hooked :)

Happy Friday and yes, I'm hooked... on the Top Dog Dies Antique Signature Die AND Antique Signature Mat die set AND the Coffee Die set!!

So much fun playing with these!! If you know me at all... I ADORE coffee and I like a little "frou frou" so when the two meet...

Along with some fun, bright, colorful papers...

You get a fun, bright, colorful card with the perfect sentiment...Verve's Coffee set :) Happy start to the WE at my house!!

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