Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Color Throwdown #465

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



We're playing with purple, white, and black. Honestly I normally struggle with purple but, I'm learning to fall in love!!



I played with the Altenew 6-step rose/die set. I still need a little practice with those layers (although I love how they add the layer design on the back of the packaging. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and

Estelle TBT, Guest Star Stamper - Scrap of Me

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD465 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd465 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 October

It's time for 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 Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For today, I played I went fall...


I played with the the stamp of the month Autumn Chair - it's 50% off for the month of October. 

I stamped the image onto PTI select cardstock and colored with copics. Did a little distressing around the edges and splatter of orange shine and brown marks for a totally distressed effect. The Blessings die was cut three times, layered, and popped up with micro foam dots for some dimension. 



Here's a little close. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


AND... there are always prizes. One random comment 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!!

  Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!




Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Color Throwdown #464

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


We're playing with orange, taupe, and black. Love it!!



Instead of the traditional fall card, I decided to go with a little something different. The background was created with a stencil and modeling paste. Added the wine bottle and glass in the bright orange. MFT goodies used. 

A little short/sweet this week since I finally realized I attributed the stamps and dies last week to MFT and there were from Verve.... sorry!!

My husband and I are helping my youngest get a new house- well, it will be fairly new when we are done. Didn't take out any walls but, new flooring, carpeting, lights, kitchen etc. etc. It has been a project but, I think we are finally in the home stretch!!!

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and


Rosemary Dennis, Guest Star Stamper - Hey There Rosi Girl

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD464 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd464 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, October 4, 2017

Color Throwdown #463

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



 Another gorgeous fall palette!! This week we're playing with orange, kraft, and white. 



I played with Verve stamps this week.

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Michele Ferguson as our October Guest Designer - I Card Everyone

and


Amanda Smith, Guest Star Stamper - Pixels. Beading. More

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD463 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd463 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- #1 October

WOW- can you believe it's October-phew time flies!!

It's time for 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 Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

For today, I played with a Halloween theme...



I played with the Halloween Pops Cling set. I sponged the background with distress inks and stamped the moon image with memento tuxedo black ink. Next, I masked off the moon and stamped the swirl/stars part of the image randomly a couple of times. The witch  and pot were stamped onto PTI Select white cardstock, colored with copics, and fussy cut out. For the "stirring spoon" I stamped the broom- cut a portion- colored with copics- and inserted into the pot (after cutting a small slit into the pot image). The sentiment is from the same set. 



Here's a little close up of that sweet witch. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


AND... there are always prizes. One random comment 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!!

  Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!



Sunday, October 1, 2017

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Happy, Happy Sunday...

I had a chance to play a little this WE!

AND... I'm still on a roll to ink up some things I have had on the "side"

Sooo... I played with this week's MFT Sketch...


 Fun, right !!



I played with some patterned paper this week...die cut the takeout box with MFT's Chinese Takeout die-namics using Black and White Basics patterned paper, stamped the Pagoda using Good Fortune with versamark ink, and heat embossed in white. The other pattern papers are from MFT's Dots and Striped Sorbet (yellow) and Itsy Bisty Polka Dots for the red. Added a sponged fortune cookie and sentiment- Chinese Take-Out die-namics and Sushi Date stamps. 

Hoping you had a great WE!! Mine was a little busy!!

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


   Have a great day, Hugs... Vickie!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Color Throwdown #462

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


 Another gorgeous fall palette!! This week we're playing with orange, rust, aqua, and green. 




I played with some MFT goodies again this week. On a roll to ink up those few many stamps/dies I have that have been waiting for some love :-) I decided to leave a sentiment off the outside as it was so busy and didn't see a good spot. MFT goodies used: Gnome Me and coordinating die-namics, Blueprints 32 for the frame, Birch Tree die-namics, Inside/Out Stitched rectangles, and mini cloud stencil. 

Some inspiration...

My sweet friend and old teamie is joining us this month!!!

We're thrilled to have Tammy HershbergerStamp Happy- as our September Guest Designer


and


Tricia Barber, Guest Star Stamper - Diary of an Inky Girl


Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD462 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd462 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, September 20, 2017

Color Throwdown #461

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


Wow... aren't those leaves gorgeous!! This week we're playing with orange, purple, yellow, and green. 


For this card I played with MFT's Harvest Mouse stamps and coordinating die-namics. I stamped the images onto PTI select white cardstock, colored with copics, and die cut. The inner white panel was die cut with MFT's wonky rectangles (love these!) and I added a tiny trim of orange on top and bottom. Twos sets of leaves were stamped directly onto the white panel and colored with copics. Adhered all the layers (some popped up with foam for dimension) and added a little twine for fun.

Some inspiration...

My sweet friend and old teamie is joining us this month!!!

We're thrilled to have Tammy HershbergerStamp Happy- as our September Guest Designer


and

Guest Star Stamper, Joanne James- The Crafty Owl

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD461 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd461 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 September

It's time for 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 Julie's blog but, if you got lost along the way I have a full list below. 

Today I made two cards.... the first...


For this card I played with Serendipity's new Rake which happens to be the 50% off stamp of the month. I stamped the rake onto papertreyink select white twice and colored with copics. I die cut the Fall die (from the Seasons die set) three times, layering it, and popping up with foam dots for a little dimension. 


A little close up of the rake and leaves.


 For this card I played with Serendipity's Leaves Reverse die. First I took a watercolor panel and using the "smooshing" technique added several Distress oxide inks to my craft mat. Then I sprayed with water and "smooshed" my white panel in the ink. Aren't the colors lovely!! I used the die to cut into a white panel and layered that on top. The sentiment is Nature Gives. To finish off it was adhered to an orange base and added a little twine. 


Here's a little close up so you can see the gorgeous color from my ink smooshing.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   


AND... there are always prizes. One random comment 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!!

           Have a great day... hugs, Vickie!!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

my cup runneth over

Hey- Happy, Happy Sunday evening. I got to play in my room today... mostly doing DT duties but, I did have a chance to make one card..... for 3 challenges- whoa!! That's awfully unusual for me!!

Here she is...


I used several Verve sets for this one. First I stamped and die cut the cup from Happiness Is- two in blue and one die cut, stamped with versamark and heat embossed with gold. Next I created my inner white panel adding little gold strip in each opposite corner. I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Always Time in the lower right corner. Before layering my panel I stamped Verve's image from Better Together (this one is now retired-just using the edge and also in opposite corners- love those distressed dots). Since my inspiration came from the Freshly Made sketch and the image at Inspired By All the Little Things- I had to add some white flowers. These are from Verve's Bloom Brighter (die cut with the coordinating die) stamped with versamark onto vellum and heat embossed with white. 

Put it all together and loving this sweet card!! I was tickled pink I had a chance to make a card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers fall challenge!!



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

   Have a great day, Hugs... Vickie!!!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Color Throwdown #460

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 blue, green, and white.



I played with some Altenew goodies. First I stamped the background with Altenew's Floral Garden images and embossed with white, then I smooshed some blue and green distress ink on my craft mat and placed the embossed panel on top. A little emboss resist. I added some more green by hand since the blue was picked up more. The frame is from the New Day card kit, butterfly from Painted butterflies, and sentiment Happy die and stamp set. 
I think my colors are a little bit softer than the inspiration photo. I wrote them down but, should have gone back and looked at them again. Sorry!!

Some inspiration...

My sweet friend and old teamie is joining us this month!!!

We're thrilled to have Tammy HershbergerStamp Happy- as our September Guest Designer


and

Guest Star Stamper, Julie DeLuca- Stamp Eat Repeat

Thrilled to have you playing along!!

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 CTD460 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd460 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!!