Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Color Throwdown #332- hip hip Hooray!!

It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and it is Wednesday!!! Lori is bringing us the colors this week and they are fun!!


I practiced my coloring :)


The sweet image is from WPlus9... Pick of the Litter. It was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto XPress It Blending cardstock and colored with copics. I am signed up for two classes in April with the awesome Debbie Olsen... focusing on hair, faces, and clothes!! Can't wait!! Looking forward to seeing if my brain cells pick up a little knowledge/skills!!

Our Guest this month is Holly Brown from Glitter, Stamps, and Ink 

And, this week's featured stamper is Kevin McDonald at McCraftys

Thrilled to have you joining us this week!!

For a little more inspiration, visit 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

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 CTD332  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.

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

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

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Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge- Spring Fever!!

It's time for a new monthly Serendipity Stamps challenge... this month it's all about SPRING!! You're ready, right!! I live in the south and I have to say it has been cold!! I realize nothing like my family/friends are dealing with in the Midwest or Northeast... BUT.... I want to see the flowers blooming... warm, sunny days....

That's what this month is all about "Bring on Spring"!! Mary (owner of Serendipity Stamps) always gives the DT an extra challenge and this week is St. Patrick's Day!!!



I have always celebrated St. Patty's... lived south of Chicago (they usually die the river green- wonder if it will be thawed enough to do that this year...hoping!) and there is a Patterson in our family!!

I die cut the oval and stitched oval with Cherry Lynn dies (Serendipity carries these). The sentiment Happy St. Patty's Day was stamped in Lucky Limeade. My three leaf clover is a Serendipity die Shamrock Clover. Added some sparkle using DCWV glitter papers.

Our special guest this month is Karen Dunbrook of Snippets blog. I hope you will stop by her blog - I think you're going to love what you see! 


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.


The rules are simple... play along using at least one Serendipity Stamps image on your submission and link it below. You don't have to have a blog to play along - you can link your designs to any on line gallery. In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not display a Serendipity Stamps image.

We're so sorry there is no sale this week.  Our fearless leader, Mary, had a mishap and is out of commission.  She had surgery on her back and we're hoping she'll be as good as new SOON!

Click Here for all the details

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

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and Verve!!

I missed the last Coffee Lovers Blog Hop soo...


I didn't want to miss again... from a coffee loving girl!! I like the "bold"... Sumatra... Verona... the stuff with a "kick"!!

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 Played with some FAV Verve stamps/dies. AND... did my own little twist on this Viva la Verve sketch!! The coffee cups were stamped with an image from Verve's Coffee set onto coordinating dies...Cuppa Joe. Sentiment  from the same set stamped onto a Banner Bundle Die. AND... the COFFEE die .. LOVE!!

Here's the sketch....

Gotta go... busy Sunday afternoon- actually that's evening by now... it's my cleaning the frig' cooking day!

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

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Top Dog Dies- Friday!!

Good Morning y'all!! I am back with my weekly Top Dog Dies post. Still playing with some dies from the new release!!


Isn't that cross beautiful... all the detail. The Top Dog Die Cross set has both the detail cross and a wonderful base... just think of all the combinations (together and each die alone). I created my card with a little color (what can I say) instead of a more traditional look!!


AND.... I am still a ribbon/twine girl!! Sentiment is from Verve's Easter Joy. The glitter paper is from DCWV... bling and bows!

Don't forget to check out the TDD blog HERE. We just had a blog hop and there is an awesome prize up for grabs... all of the dies from the Spring release!!

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

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Color Throwdown # 331- thinking of you!!

Happy Wednesday!! Hope you are doing well wherever you are. They are predicting anywhere from 3-5 inches to 5-9 inches of snow tonite!! Now, I know that many of you are dealing with much more than that but, that's a lot for us southern folks!!

Jodi picked the colors this week...


Aren't they bright and beautiful!! And, yes... I went with flowers!!


Used a bunch of Reverse Confetti for this card. Stamped the background with Whole Lotta Dots (versamark on crumbcake), added a couple layers with Tag Me, Too, Love Note, and Pretty Panels Chevron confetti cuts. The flowers are Love Blooms and Love Blooms confetti cuts. Sentiment from Beautiful Banners was stamped on a Beautiful Banner confetti cut. Added a couple pieces of knotted ribbon.

Check out our February guest designer: Jen Shults from Deconstrucing Jen!!

Stephanie Severin, is our Guest Star Stamper - Ingenious Inkling

And my teamies!

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 CTD331  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.

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

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

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