Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Color Throwdown #306- Celebrate

Good Morning!! Welcome to the next Color Throwdown challenge. Fun colors and inspiration pic brought to us by Cindy this week!!


 
Was a "little" nervous at first ! (I am not good at using purple by itself or with anything, LOL!) but, these colors are fabulous!! Should've known... look at those yummy treats!


I chose to work with this fabulous image from Verve Stamps' latest release- Happy Place. Started out with the idea to use the Viva la Verve week 3 sketch but, after I stamped the background and colored with copics.... I just didn't want to cover it up!! The flowers from Happy Place were die cut with Verve's Happy Doodles dies and the sentiment-Moments Remembered.

Our August Guest Designer is Jodi Collins from Stampin a Latte!

Kirsty McIntyre is our Guest Star Stamper - Purple Place Designs. Thrilled to have you joining us!

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
Cindy Lawrence- The Creative Closet
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD306.  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. 

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

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Serendipity Stamps Challenge #34- Take 2!

Good morning and welcome to the second installment of this month's Serendipity Stamps blog challenge. This month the theme is --Missing You, Thinking of You. For this first challenge of the month the DT was asked to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) card. For this installment, the DT was to make a "fussy" card based on their original CAS card.

Here's mine-
For mine I took the original image and layout and added some elements and layering. Sorry for the pic.... it appears a little overexposed... the colors blend better than it appears....I am having computer problems again :( I'll try to get a better picture after the geek squad visit in the am.

I used Serendipity Stamps Floral Alphabet Peony along with Cheery Lynn large squares and French lattice frame. Did you know Serendipity is carrying Cheery Lynn dies now...

This month Kecia Waters from  Stamping Deets is joining us as a Guest Designer. Welcome!

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 Missing You. 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.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Color Throwddown #305- Lucky Stars!!

Hey, Happy Wednesday... I'm thinking I'm wishing it's Friday :) Busy week!

Lori's the hostess this week and here are the colors...


So I played with some new goodies... trying to us my NBUS (as Darnell would say)



Sponged the colors onto white cardstock and stamped the sentiments and the "falling star" with basic gray and heat embossed with clear onto vellum and laid that over my sponged panel to soften it a little. The moon and star are from the same set... stamped and fussy cut. The adorable wooden stars are from Pretty Pink Posh.

Our August Guest Designer is Jodi Collins from Stampin a Latte!

This week's Guest Star Stamper is Maura here.  

Welcome, Welcome.... thrilled to have you joining us!

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
Cindy Lawrence- The Creative Closet
 
Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...this is all about having fun!  If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD303.  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, August 11, 2014

Serendipity Samps... new dies and backgrounds!!

I have a couple cards to show today... featuring some old and new Serendipity!!

This first card uses the Flower Pops background along with the Flower Pops "negatives" and new Flower Pops dies.... seriously, in LOVE!! No fussy cutting!! The background was stamped with versamark onto kraft cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I pulled out my Distress inks and sponged color on!! Added a double flower using the Flower Pops negatives and die cut with the new dies. FUN!!


For this card, I again used the Flower Pops dies but, the image used was the "positive" from Flower Pops stamped onto vellum and heat embossed with white. On the backside I colored with a black SU marker and die cut with the new dies. I know, unusual to have black flowers but, they "so worked" here!  CAS background using some DP and die cut leaves. Don't you just love the font on that sentiment!!! Oh, and I crinkled the vellum and pulled up the leaves for a little dimension.

The sentiments are Serendipity too!! Here's the link to all of Serendiity's sentiments....

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm Missing You- SFYTT

Happy Sunday...hope you've been enjoying the day! I sure did. Stamping!! That guarantees a good day!

Playing with some new Reverse Confetti Stamps... Rocky Raccoon... in bright colors...

Had fun coloring with copics and playing with Amy Tangerine Plus One papers. AND...playing with  the current SFYTT sketch.
 
Here's the SFYTT sketch....



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