Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Color Throwdown # 431

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda. 

This week we're playing with green, mint green, plum, and light brown.


Don't you just love cactus!!




I pulled out my MFT LLD Sweet Succulents and coordinating die-namics for this card. I wanted a lattice type background but, didn't have a die for that, then I realized I had a MFT Moroccan Lattice stencil. I mixed some light brown paint with modeling pasted and applied randomly through the stencil. While that was drying I die cut the pots and cactus. I tried my hand at copic coloring some pink/plum cacti to no avail :-(   soo... the pots became plum and green cacti it was!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Donna Mikasa - Three Umbrellas -  as our February Guest Designer


AND

Donna Dambrot, Guest Star Stamper - Paw Prints and Paper Trails


Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD431 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd431 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!














Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Color Throwdown #430

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Wanda. 

This week we're playing with sage green, teal, gold, and chocolate.



Isn't that pot gorgeous!!





Played with MFT's Fall Florals and coordinating die-namics. I am on a roll to ink up sets that have been sitting around for a while and this is one of them!!! The background is MFT's Brick Wall Cover-Up (die cut and then adhered a large adhesive panel cut to size so that the "bricks" would still be in place). I know my teal and sage don't show as much contrast in the pic but, they are two different colors IRL!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Donna Mikasa - Three Umbrellas -  as our February Guest Designer


AND

Susie Moore our Guest Star Stamper- The Dies Have It

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD430 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd430 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!



Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop #2


Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop! We're changing it up this year- there will be two hops each month as usual and there will be opportunities to win $ to purchase Serendipity Stamps. The design team will be showing you the latest products and offering a chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps.

You should have arrived here from Carol's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below.  

I have one card for you today...


I stamped the Heart Wreath with Bow onto PTI Select white cardstock and then colored with copics. Popped this panel up onto some dotted patterned paper and then, onto my A2 size card base. Added a little bow for fun.

The inside....


Used Serendipity's Sending Lots of Love sentiment on the inside.

Non- traditional colors for a Valentine's card but, it was fun!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Marybeth Lopez
Julie Warner 

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

AND... there are always prizes. One random commenter along the hop will receive a $20 gift code to the Serendipity Stamps store. You have from today until Sunday to leave your comments. Mary will announce the winner on the Serendipity Stamps blog on Monday!!

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

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Color Throwdown #429

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by ME - we're playing with some bold, bright colors and I love them!! 

This week we're playing with orange, teal, and black.



Okay, I love this pic and the colors are fabulous!! Or at least I thought so ;-)





Played with MFT's LLD Undeniable Chemistry and the matching die-namics. I am on a roll to ink up sets that have been sitting around for a while and this is one of them!!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Donna Mikasa - Three Umbrellas -  as our February Guest Designer


AND

Aileen Ryan our Guest Star Stamper- Colour and Sparkle

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD429 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd429 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!









Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Color Throwdown #428

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! This week the colors were chosen by Lori - we're playing with some soft colors and I love them!! 

This week we're playing with red, pink, chocolate, and white.




Okay, I love this pic and the colors are fabulous!! Perfect for a sweet Valentine's card.. or at least that's what I thought ;-)





Played with MFT's Birdie Brown's Ewe are the Best... isn't that sheep sweet!! I diecut a panel with MFT's wonky rectangle die-namics and then stamped the little hill and sentiment. The sheep and windmill were stamped onto PTI select white cardstock with chocolate brown ink and colored with copics. To make the sheep's fur- I colored with copics and then, added a few drops of copic colorless blender onto a piece of a washcloth and placed over the copic coloring. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Donna Mikasa - Three Umbrellas -  as our February Guest Designer


AND

Kevin Bray our Guest Star Stamper- Kevin Bray's blog

Once you’ve finished your card or other paper-crafted project, add a direct link to your creation using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the Color Throwdown post. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD428 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd428 and/or #colorthrowdown.  

Challenge guidelines are in the right sidebar on the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog in case you have any questions.

The rest of the team...

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud
 Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
 Jodi Collins- Stamping a Latte
Lynn Putt- The Queens Scene
Lisa Henke- My Little Creative Escape
Amy Rysavy - Prairie Paper & Ink
 Amy Rohl - Ink About Me

Thanks for stopping by!! Appreciate all the kind words!!