Friday, September 19, 2014


I was in the mood to play with paper and "ditties" so, I picked up MME's "Sky's The Limit". Used this week's Retrosketch and Curtain Call's inspiration pic.

The sketch...
 It's there but, I fussied it up a bit...

The inspiration....

Used the colors (in deeper tones), flowers, the idea of Wishing Well... congrats... sky's the limit...

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #310

Good Morning!! Welcome to this week's Color Throwdown. Wanda picked the colors this week and I went a little retro  :)

 Those flowers are fabulous... I think she made them???

Here's my card....

 Playing with some stamps and dies from the recent Verve release!! AND I am a coffee fanatic... so this Coffee set was perfect!! Surprised I didn't find a way to sneak in the new Coffee die.... honestly I pondered on it!! Do you know how many times I get in the elevator with folks who work in our building... and I yawn...or someone else does.... immediate response... "time for a cup of coffee"

Our Guest Designer this month... the wonderful Lise Henke from My Little Creative Escape!!

And the featured Stamper this week is Joanne... you can find her blog here!

Don't forget to visit the other CTD DT blogs for more inspiration.

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
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

 Jodi Collins- Stampin a Latte
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 CTD310.  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 in the Verve Diva Dare... Terrific Trios and used the Viva La Verve week 1 sketch (hoping the Verve police won't throw me out- when I was all done I realized- a little late- there was supposed to be a bow)

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Serendipity Stamps Challenge - Summer's Last Hurrah!!

Hey, glad you stopped by!! Today is the second installment for this month's Serendipity Stamps Challenge... Summer's Last Hurrah!!

I'm so happy to squeeze out another summer card....
This year Mary is giving the DT an "extra" challenge- this week we were asked to use a personal photo as inspiration...

 I chose this picture of some of the seashells we have  collected in the Gulf of Mexico. My parents spent the winter in Naples, FL for years and dad had a large boat.... we even did some fishing in the gulf... 26 miles out, if the weather was good... but, we always went on day trips "shelling"!!

The whelk in the picture is pretty faded from the ocean- I do have some with fabulous color.  So, I chose this fabulous shell image from Serendipity Stamps  Whelk Shell.  It was stamped in a tropical color-layered with crumbcake.... do you feel the sand squishing between your toes?! Added the die cut sentiment Imagine. Love to layer these sentiments in complimentary colors!! The background border is  the border frame from Floral Frames.

AND... the lovely Bridget Finlay is our Guest Designer for Sept -Thrilled to have you joining us!! Click on the link to enjoy Bridget's fabulous creations!

Hoping you'll play... there are prizes :)

The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and the theme of Summer's Last Hurrah. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery.

Click Here for all the details

For extra 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.

This week's deal- Free Shipping on all US orders over $15

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party- Celebrate!!

Here's my last card for the Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party!!

 This is the card I made for the Bedtime Story sketch challenge.

 Sentiment is from Walzingmouse Stamps Say It Loud and the frame is from Frame It, and the little "xo" is from Festive Foilage.

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Waltzingmouse Stamps PJ Party!!

I'm thrilled the Waltzingmouse PJ parties are back!!

There are 4 challenges... I managed to do three. This challenge was to "dust off" your old Christmas images and make a card. I have to admit this image isn't "too old" and I do have some older images but...... I bought the dies for the lamp set and never got to use them... so "old enough"?

I'll be back later with the final card I was able to get done.

I used this week's Freshly Made Sketch for the layout.

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