Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Color Throwdown #407

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! This week the colors were chosen by Lori-Hope you enjoy them!! We're working with green, yellow, and teal this week.




Totally fun, right!!



So, I played with some new to me - well I have had them for a while and it was time they was a little ink :)... MFT products!! I started out by cutting a watercolor panel and painting with blue using Gansai Tambi watercolors - thinking my blue is a little on the light side?? Used a SSS stencil to add those stars with modeling paste. In the meantime I watercolored images from MFT's Out of this World and die cut with the coordinating die-namics. They were adhered on top with foam tape for dimension. Sentiment was white heat embossed on black. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Wanda Guess from a A Blog Called Wanda as our guest designer for the month of August!  

Another Welcome to Karen Davis, Guest Star Stamper -  Karen Creates Cards

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 CTD407 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd407 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

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Color Throwdown #406

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! This week the colors were chosen by Lisa-Hope you enjoy them!! We're working with green, orange,white and light pink this week. 



Isn't that cake sweet!!



So, I played with some new to me and old to me... MFT products!! I started out by cutting a white panel that I adhered some patterned paper from MFT's Country Plaid pack. Then I die cut a panel using MFT's Wonky Stitched rectangles (love these if you haven't noticed) and layered that with dimensionals on top. The images from Snuggle Bunnies were stamped onto PTI Select white cardstock and colored with copics. I created a little grass with copics. The sentiment is from the same set. Lastly, I added a few enamel dots. Yes, the light pink is there- check out those cheeks and ears :-)

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Wanda Guess from a A Blog Called Wanda as our guest designer for the month of August!  

Another Welcome to Penny Ward, Guest Star Stamper -  Penny Ward Ink

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 CTD406 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd406 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... read every one!!

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Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and Challenge!!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog Hop! We love seeing what you make with your Serendipity Stamps and Dies. The challenge begins on the first of the month with a central theme. The design team provides samples for inspiration at the beginning, and then again at the half way point of the challenge, but you get a whole month to join us! At the half way point we'll be showing another round of samples as well as celebrating with a monthly blog hop - showing you the latest products and offering another chance for you to win some goodies from Serendipity Stamps

Now we're at the halfway point!!

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. 

Ready for our latest challenge?
SSCB#58 Add Fabric! Add a swatch of fabric, length of lace or ribbon, or other fabric to your design. Feeling creative? Try stamping on fabric, or die cutting fabric embelishments to add to your design. Whatever you choose just be sure to include at least one Serendipity Stamps image (stamp or die) on your design!


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


Want to go shopping? The stamp of the month for August is the Lamb with Heart.


Here's my first card....


For this card I started out by taking fabric and gluing it to a panel of white cardstock... from there I stamped the Christening Gown (think it works for a baby card too) onto PTI select white cardstock and coloring with copics (using colors that blended with the fabric. Added the new Welcome die and previously released Baby die on foam dots. Each word was die cut and layered for dimension


This card uses the stamp of the month.... Lamb with Heart (this link is to the cling set). Yes, another baby card!! The image was stamped on PTI Select white cardstock and colored with copics. I die cut an oval from white cardstock and the patterned paper using Cheery Lynn dies- these are sold in the Serendipity store also!! The patterned paper was adhered to the white cardstock and adhered over the image using foam for dimension. The Sweet die was cut three times and layered for dimension as well as using micro foam dots for dimension. Added a little twine. 


On the inside I stamped the Sugar and Spice sentiment. I also added a border at the bottom. The scallops were created using a Pretty Pink Posh die- Serendipity Stamps sells these also!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration? Our design team is sure to spark your creativity! You can click on the designers name to jump to their blog and find more details about their project.

Jenny Gropp
Julie Warner
Karen Amidon
Marybeth Lopez
Miriam Napier
Patti Kehl
Carol Mayne
Vickie Zimmer
Jeanne Jachna 

The next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Jeanne Jachna - it's sure to be bright and beautiful!! 


Make sure you leave comments on all the blogs as you hop because one lucky commenter will be selected as winner of a $20 gift certificate for Serendipity Stamps! You have until Midnight US EST on August 21 to leave comments - the winner will be posted on Mary's Blog on Monday August 22!

The sale this time is 40%  the highest priced item in your cart.  Use code “40fromhigh816”  Sale good August 17-21.   

There are lots of new goodies :) in the store, you can find them here.

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


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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Viva ;la Verve sletch- Beautifutl!!

Happy Saturday.... uh, Sunday!! It's been a busy one for me!! I told ya it was busy!1 Treadmill is bought... OMW..!! Thinking I have a bit of a workout tomorrow. My mom is coming to visit and we're going to take a little trip to FL... sunshine...maybe some heat but, she needs a break!! Looking forward to spending time time with her!!

In the meantime I have a couple cards that i worked on  a while back using some new Verve!! One I re-worked to fit the new sketch challenge and the other was for a previous sketch.

The one for the current Viva la Verve sketch...



Lots of goodies from the latest release... The background was created by stamping the smallest flower from Beautiful Things in black onto a coral piece of cardstock. The center panel is coral and then diecut several leaves from the Beautiful Flowers dies which were adhered randomly onto the panel. Added some oval panels layered with the "so" stamped in black and the "beautiful" from the Beautiful Flowers dies layered on top. A few gold sequins to finish it off.

Here's the sketch...


This card was made using a previous Viva la Verve sketch.... didn't have time to get posted. Isn't that bunny the sweetest!!  It is from Hip Hop bunnies and was die cut... stamped with the coordinating image and colored with copics. All those little stitched circles are from the Springtime dies and the sentiment was stamped on to a die from the Flag It die set. 


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

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Color Throwdown #405

Good Morning- Happy, Happy Wednesday!! It's time for another set of colors at the Color Throwdown!! Loved all the cards last week!! This week the colors were chosen by Jodi-Hope you enjoy them!! We're working with green, yellow, and light blue this week. 


Here's my card....




It's a little dark- still practicing with my new lighting system and lost a light tonight- after much troubleshooting- still don't know why!! The watercolor panel was die cut with MFT's Wonky Stitched rectangles (love these) and then, I swiped on watercolor in the featured colors. Die cut and stamped PTI's What the Doodle Map, added some "spots" using SU's Gorgeous Grunge. The sentiment was stamped in kraft, yellow, and green using the What the Doodle Map sentiments. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Wanda Guess from a A Blog Called Wanda as our new guest designer for the month of August!  

Another Welcome to Cheryl Espie, Guest Star Stamper - Linkcrafty

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 CTD405 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd405 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... read every one!!