Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Color Throwdown #456

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


This week we're playing with lime green, hot pink, and yellow.


I brought out my Peony Bouquet and matching dies from Altenew. I invested in some of the new TH Distress Oxide inks. The colors come out a little different- my yellow is a bit dark. The sentiment is from Altenew's You're Always in My Heart and Halftone Heart dies. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Sherri Gilson
Paper Crafty Creations- as our August Guest Designer

AND

Lucie Gard, Guest Star Stamper - Lucie G's cards!!

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD456 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd456 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 8-16

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.  



Here's a little close up of the glittery clouds!!


For this card, I stamped the Airplane (which happens to be the 50% off stamp of the month) image onto PTI Select white card stock and colored with copics. It was layered onto patterned paper and another white panel, all adhered to the card base. I added some glitter to make the sky shine!!



For this inside sentiment, I chose What Lies Behind Us.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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, August 9, 2017

Color Throwdown #455

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


This week we're playing with aqua, light pink, lavender, and white.



So I had a chance to play with another new die and stamp set- Essentials by Ellen. The Mermaid's Tail set was stamped with pink onto watercolor cardstock and die cut with the coordinating die. Prior to adding it to the background panel, I stamped some "seaweeds" using the Otter Ware set (got carried away with the sequins but, I think you can see them popping out a little). The tail was popped up with dimensionals. Added a stitched stax rectangle and sentiment to finish it off.  

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Sherri Gilson
Paper Crafty Creations- as our August Guest Designer

AND

Lucie Gard, Guest Star Stamper - Lucie G's cards!!

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD455 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd455 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!!





Sunday, August 6, 2017

Verve's 10th Anni-VERVE-sary!!

Happy Sunday- hope you had a great WE!! Me, I've been a busy getting caught up at home! Trying to get everything in order as I'm heading to Jamaica next WE with a few friends- 14 to be exact- good times and boy, do I need the break!! My youngest will be holding down the fort while I'm gone- hope she doesn't enjoy the "break" too much :-) 

Anyway- as the title suggests- Verve is 10 years old this month- WOW!! Congratulations Julee!!

Julee is doing a special VivalaVerve sketch challenge to celebrate.

Here's the sketch...

Here's my card...


I had some fun playing with papers from Altenew's Reflections scrapbook kit and Verve's Butterfly Grace stamps and Graceful Butterflies dies. I think everything is on sale for the celebration so, maybe you need to do a little shopping ?!?

Hoping you have a great week!!

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


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Color Throwdown #454

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!!


This week we're playing with green, kraft, and white.


I've been doing a little traveling lately and work has been crazy.... but, I did find some time to play with my new Verve!! The background was sponged using Altenew's Watercolor stencil- over that I used an MFT stencil and embossing paste. Once that was dry I stamped the Verve sentiment using my trusty MISTI so I could get a good dark sentiment. Added a couple strips of paper with some stitching to ground those sweet mugs. Verve- Happiness Is, Happiness in a Cup dies, and sentiment from Always Time. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Sherri Gilson
- Paper Crafty Creations- as our August Guest Designer

AND

Kelly Schirmer, Guest Star Stamper - Gingham Girl

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD454 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd454 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 8-2

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.  



 Ok... so even for a "guy card" I was thinking it was missing something so I added a few enamel dots... not sure which one I like best :-)

For this card, I stamped the Rowboat and Dock cling set. The image was stamped onto PTI Select white cardstock and colored with copics. I added the sentiment from the same set.


On the inside, I stamped the Simply Nothing sentiment.


A little close up of the sentiment...dontcha' just love hanging out on boats!!

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 
Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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, July 26, 2017

Color Throwdown #453

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!!



 This week we're playing with raspberry, yellow, and green.


So, I went with the tropical theme and pulled out MFT's Sun stencil and covered the background panel. Next I die cut a palm tree in brown and white. The leaves were colored in copics to match my sweet bird. I added some tropical flowers. Both images are from Polynesian Paradise and die cut with the coordinating dies. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Julie White, Guest Star Stamper - Julie Crafts


Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD453 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd453 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, July 19, 2017

Color Throwdown #452

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!!



This week we are playing with green, yellow, red, and turquoise.



I was in a summery mood... thinking of the beach. My sweet images uses dies/stamps from several companies. The images are Neat and Tangled's Beach dies- stamped and die cut with the matching dies. The background panel was created using MFT's cloud stencil, sun, and ovals to ground the images. The sentiment if from Verve's Coffee set. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD452 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd452 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 7-19

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 my card today, I stamped the Sun Garden in memento tuxedo black and colored with copics. Added a couple panels on the bottom to "ground" the image and some black twine.



This is a close up to show you how I die cut the Bloom die. First, I die cut the Bloom from the flowered panel and then die cut several times in white. The white die cuts were inset into the flower panel to add dimension- lastly the Bloom die cut with the flower images was layered on top. I did choose to leave some of the white inserts in place rather than the flower images. 

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Beth Chiu

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! 

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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!!


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Color Throwdown #451

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!!

This week we're playing with bright pink, light pink, and green.



I played with some Altenew goodies this week. The flowers and leaves are from Garden Treasure. Stamped in two colors of pink and two colors of green- Altenew inks- and then, die cut with the matching dies. These were mounted onto a white panel that was cut slightly smaller than the card base after dropping gold mist on the left side. The sentiment is from Altenew's Floral Shadow and was stamped directly on the panel. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Marge, Guest Star Stamper - Marge Crafts


Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD451 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd451 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, July 5, 2017

Color Throwdown #450

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 are playing with royal blue, brick red, and golden yellow. 


I played with some MFT and Altenew goodies. I am in love with Altenew's Watercolor stencil (this is my third card using it in just a week!). I die cut a panel using MFT's Blueprints 13 and then placed the stencil on top and sponged with ink. Next I diecut a panel from Blueprints 29 which was layered on top. Several mice were diecut with MFT's BB Strike Up the Band, stamped with the coordinating images, and colored with copics. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut from Blueprints 13. 

Some inspiration...

We're thrilled to have Tracey McNeely
- In My Creative Opinion- as our July Guest Designer

AND

Tara Chaussee, Guest Star Stamper - Secret Bees Studio

Thrilled to have y'all 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 CTD450 if you upload your project to an online gallery, or hashtag on social media with #ctd450 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

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.  


I only had time to make one card this "go round" busy, busy with the holiday!! I used Serendipity's Flower Rake (which just so happens to be the 50% off stamp of the month)!! The image was stamped three times onto PTI Stampers Select cardstock (this has become my go to for coloring with copics- I like the XPress It cardstock but, it is a little off-white). Once image was colored completely and the other two, I colored the flowers, ribbon, and apples. They were all "fussy" cut and added to the rake with foam for some dimension. 


Here's a little close up so you can see some of the detail. I fussy cut the flower on the left but, adhered it on top of the image- pulling the petals up a little- this also adds some dimension to the image.


This pic shows the dimension I created with the white panel, the flower on the right, apples, and bow all popped up. 


On the inside I stamped Serendipity's In the Attitude of Silence.

Looking for some awesome inspiration?   

Serendipity Stamps 

Welcome to Beth Chiu, our newest Design Team Member!! You can see Beth's fabulous creation on the Serendipity Stamps blog!!

Next up is my sweet friend  Marybeth Lopezl!!

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!!



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