Friday, April 25, 2014

It's a Hop- New Serendipity stamps!!

Hopefully you came from sweet Pauline's blog as I'm the next stop on the hop. AND....I've been having fun playing with some new stamps by Serendipity. I have several cards today... so, let's get to it....


For the first card (and my personal fav) I stamped these flower images (Flower Pops-1304M) onto watercolor cardstock and painted. The background uses a couple images from the set along with the Butterfly kisses stamp and Enjoy sentiment.


For this card, I stamped the Flowers & Ferns image (007G) onto XPress It blending cardstock and colored with copics. Added a doily and ribbon/button/twine combo along with a few enamel dots. The inside was stamped with the new Happy Mother's Day Sentiment (1303E).


While still playing with different mediums... I colored with gelatos onto watercolor cardstock and then used a watercolor brush to blend. The Wildflowers image (1306F) was stamped in memento tuxedo black and heat embossed with clear. Added a few gems and this sweet sentiment from Serendipity Stamps.


This card uses the new Happy Mother's Day sentiment (1303E) combined with an image from Flower Pops (1304M) stamped onto patterned paper- added a dot of black Viva D├ęcor paint to the centers and a simple bow. I used a different color combo than I normally go for...trying to stretch myself a little :)


My last card uses a new background stamped that was released a little bit ago-- Hello Word (1301). The stamp has "hello" in different languages- pretty cool! It was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with white. Diamonds were added with modeling paste tinted with pink using MFT MPD's diamond stencil. Cut the panel on a diagonal and adhered- stamped Serendipity's Hello onto a chalkboard piece attached with a clothespin.

I know I made a few cards...now the deets!

If there's a hop there's a prize.... Woot Woot! The prize is a $20 gift code to one person who leaves a comment on ALL the blogs- see the list below!! You have until midnight Sunday 4/27 to leave comments and the winner will be posted on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday 4/28! Don't forget to qualify for the GC- you need to leave a comment on all the blogs!! Good Luck!!

The next stop on the hop is  sweet Anya Schrier. If you get lost along the way, you can use the link list below.
 
Can't wait to go see what everyone has created- these girls always inspire me- too bad I'm at work and won't get to peek until later :(

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PS It's Friday.... I am so ready for the WE!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CTD #289- If nothing every changed....


Happy Happy Wednesday and time for the Color Throwdown. This week these wonderful colors are brought to us by Monika.



I was still in a watercoloring/stenciling mood and I also created a butterfly but, not quite as vibrant as the pic. I know you may wonder but, the butterfly was colored with the exact colors- they just came out softer. The pic doesn't show very well but, the wild wasabi base was sprinkled with glitter- a little shine IRL. The butterfly was created with MFT MPD Butterfly die-namics and the stencil is MPD for MFT Concentric Circles. Also splashed on a little Heidi Swapp gold mist.


Our Featured Star Stamper joining us this week is Anita Bowden Anita Bowden, and her blog address is http://neetandcrafty.blogspot.co.uk/- Happy to have you!!

Continuing to join us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD289.  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. 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet little baby...

Yea... played in the Verve Diva Dare... Little Things... using one of my fav sweet baby sets...and last week's Verve sketch...

My arm is on the mend :)

My card...


I know the papers are busy... but, aren't they perfect for this "cutie patootie" giraffe.... wouldn't you want her/him at your house!! The sentiment and giraffe are from Verve's To The Moon set.Banners are Verve's Flag It Die Set-LOVE.... sequins are the pastel set from Verve.

Close up of that sweet face!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Always believe...

Can you believe... I finally have an arm that works {at least halfway} and some extra time {long WE} and I had a chance to play in some fav challenges!!


Had a blast playing with some new Reverse Confetti... Paper Crane. Made a shaker card- adding silver sequins... who doesn't love a little bling!! Now, I started to color the crane in grays- I was taught to start with the darker color, work in, and then, go back and darken. So, after I started coloring the dark... I kinda' liked the effect- so I stopped... did add the lightest gray to tone it down a little...what do you think??

Close up...

Inspiration came from CASE study challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge "winged things", Seize the Sketch, and Curtain Call-confetti challenge. WOW... that's four-usually I'm tickled pink if I can make a card that fits two challenges!!


Hope you're having a wonderful Easter Holiday. We're enjoying a quiet one at my house! Usually the holidays are all hustle/bustle.

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

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CTD #288 -- hello!!

Yes... it's Wednesday and a short week.... 

The Color Throwdown colors and inspiration photo this week are brought to us by Melody!


Scrumptious colors...

Here's my card...

Had fun watercoloring and stenciling!! When I went away with my friends for the WE- stamping friends- there's always some enabling and inspiration going on- oh, and it's the perfect atmosphere for shopping!! The flowers and hello die are the result of an early am WPlus9 {new release} shopping spree on the iPad. Stamped MFT's MPD Distressed Background image onto watercolor paper and added some texture/dimension with SSS Falling Snow Stencil using modeling paste. The flowers and leaves were colored with ink using a watercolor brush and then spritzed with water.

WE have two Featured Star Stampers joining us this week- Happy to have you!!

Sandy Matthis at Stamp With Sandy and Jane Howden at... Scrap Pieces of Me   

Continuing to join us this month as the Guest Designer is my sweet, sweet, friend Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life!! So glad you're playing along!

For more inspiration, you'll want to stop by and visit the other team members' blogs.

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Joan Ervin - Stamping With Passion
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Melody Rupple- A Paper Melody
Monika Davis- MAD Stamper
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
 
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD288.  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. 
 
Thanks for stopping by!! Love when you do and appreciate all the kind words!!

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