Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Whimsy Guest Stamper & Color Throwdown 440



Hello Color Throwdown fans! Wanda is our hostess this week and she picked these gorgeous colors- magenta/purple, yellow and spring green based on this photo of one of her family's favorite side dishes! 




Remember, we are using generic colors, so as long as you're close, you're good and as always, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need in to your design. I hope this color palette inspires you to create a card or project and that you'll have fun playing along with our  challenge.

If you upload to a public gallery please use the key words CTD440, and please use #ctd440 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  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.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so please check them if you are in doubt.  One last detail to remember, no digital designs.  Only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.

 I also have another card with Whimsy Stamps as their Guest Stamper this month. I used the Sketched Elephants stamp set again but this time I chose the standing elephant. I combined the elephant with a retired set, Happy Hello stamp set and used the challenge colors to create a fun, graphic background. You could create this look with any sentiment set and thanks to my misty it was easy to line up my words. Just use different sized fonts for a playful look. 

Before I go, be sure to check out with the rest of the CTD team has created with these colors. They are just yummy! 

Jeanne Jachna - A Kept Life - our April Guest Designer!

and now the team:

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Challenge details are HERE



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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reverse Confetti-Inspired by All the Little Things

As I was scrolling through IG and I kept seeing some gorgeous creations for the Inspired by All the Little Things challenge. I followed the link and decided to jump in. I was inspired by the bow ties, so I reached for my Reverse Confetti Tie-rific stamp set.


 I pulled in the circle element from the challenge graphic with the Stone Lacy Scallop Circle. I was also able to work in the touch of silver glitter with a strip of glitter paper. Love it! 

Here is the challenge graphic. Come check it out. It's a fun one. see how it inspires you.












Have a great day! 




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Monday, April 24, 2017

Whimsy Stamps Guest Stamper


Happy Monday stampy friends! So happy to be here with Whimsy Stamps as their guest stamper this month. 

I have a card today and another one coming later this week. I just love their sweet images and fun dies, there is something for everyone. I couldn't wait to color up this darling elephant from the Sketched Elephants stamp set. I used my copics and colored him up then used the matching Sketched Elephant dies to cut him out. 



I turned it into a birthday card with the Large Word Birthday die. I cut it out three times, twice with green card stock and then the third time with a festive polka dot pattern. I created a customized sentiment with a stamp from the Sketched Elephant stamps , some masking, and the word die. 


I decided the party hat was not enough for the festive feeling I was going for on this card, so I stamped the balloon onto the polka dotted pattern paper and paper pieced it on the card base. I gave it some shimmer with a Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen. 

Thank you for stopping by today! If you haven't checked out Whimsy Stamps before, you should. Darling images and their latest release rocked! See you back here soon. 

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Reverse Confetti and DeNami Collaboration

I am super excited to be a part of a fun and creative Collaboration Blog Hop with Reverse. It's a Spring Fling theme and there are lots of pretty projects to inspire you. 


Here is a peek at my card. Follow me over to the Reverse Confetti Blog to see all the spring inspired projects. 


Have a beautiful day!


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Curtain Call-Tulip Reminder

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!!



You have until April 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!

I don't have tulips but I colored up this pretty mason jar Wildflower Bouquet from Taylored Expressions. I just love this stamp and I was happy to pull it out from my stash this week. I used my zig clean color brush markers to color it up and then cut it out with the matching Wildflower Bouquet die

I used the scallop rectangle to from Frame in Frame Cutting Plate to frame up my pretty flowers, and Beadboard Embossing folder as my card base. I finished it off with some twine and a sentiment circle. 

Hop on over to the Curtain Call Blog to link up your project. 

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Lil' Inker Designs and Card Maker Blog hop

Hello! I am sooo happy to be hopping today with this awesome creative hop with Lil' Inker Designs and the CardMaker Blog. I can't wait to see what everyone else creative, so I hope you'll join me to check it out. 

I still have a stack of the just released LID April Release products on my desk and this adorable owl was calling my name. I just love him. He is from the Hootie Patootie stamp set. I colored him up with my Copics and then used the Hootie Patootie dies. I added some fun, interactive googlie eyes. So playful. 

I added the sentiment from Hootie Patootie along the bottom of the Silly Stitched Squares. Pssst.....that cool "HI" die cut word, is a sneak peek of something coming soooon. Stay tuned....you'll want to pop it in your cart when it releases. I then used the gorgeous Stitched Quartrefoil Cover Up



 Laura Pryor and the Lil' Inker Design's Blog is up next. Be sure to follow me over there. She is giving away a $35 gift cert to one lucky winner from comments left on LID blog. 



Thanks for stopping by today! 









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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Color Throwdown 439-Best Things



Hello everyone!  Happy Wednesday!   Vickie is our hostess for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  The colors I chose for our challenge are redorangepurple, and yellow.  Remember, we are using generic colors, so as long as you're close, you're good and as always, feel free to incorporate any other neutrals you need into your design as well.  I hope this BRIGHT color palette inspires you to create a card or project and that you'll have fun playing along with our challenge!

If you upload to a public gallery please use the key words CTD439, and please use #ctd439 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites.  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.  All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so please check them if you are in doubt.  One last detail to remember, no digital designs.  Only digital images that are printed off and colored will be allowed.  Totally digital designs will be removed from the link up.




I am so excited to show off this week's card. You know why??? I finally dug out my beloved Unity stamps and picked one to work with. I was so blessed to work with Angela and the amazing design team for a few years. Top notch company and amazing people and adorable stamps. I used the itty bitty, Best Things Just Happen.  I used my zig clean color brush markers to water color the pretty stem in the challenge colors.


 I added the purple in by stamping the sentiment twice, once in black and then again in Royal Purple on a piece of scrap paper. I cut that block out and pieced it over top of the stamped black sentiment on the card front. I finished it off with a scattering of sequins. 


Jeanne Jachna - A Kept Life - our April Guest Designer!

and now the team:



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