Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Color Throwdown 476


Hello Color Throwdown fans! So glad you are joining me today. It's Lisa Henke here with this soft and neutral color combo today. It sure is perfect for our recent weather here in Ohio. We have had a ton of snow and color weather and the kids actually got to get out and play in the snow. The colors this week are Kraft, Light Blue, and White. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Remember the colors are generic, so as long as you are using similar colors to the ones in the graphic,  you'll be good to go. 

Please use keywords CTD476 in public galleries and #ctd476 and#colorthrowdown on social media. There is also a link up at the bottom of this post. We kindly ask that you please use a direct link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure. And 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 made this card last week for my son's birthday. When your birthday is in January, you get a snowman on your card. I just adore the Cool Friend images from Reverse Confetti. I colored him up with copics and cut our the snow buddy with the Cool Friends Confetti Cuts

I used the new Kindness cards Confetti Cuts rounded rectangle to cut out the frame for my card. In the background I stamped a greeting from  another new stamp set, Congratulations, in Mist ink onto Mist card stock. I added a few strips of pattern paper from Cheerful & Kind and Free Spirit paper packs. 


Check out this gorgeous inspiration from the team:



Debra James, January Guest Designer - One Card At a Time

and now the team:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate you taking the time to check things out.
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lisa















Reverse Confetti-January SFYTT

Hello Fetti Friends! I have a card for you today with the current SFYTT. There is still time to play along, so come check it out.

I still am loving these little snowmen. I colored up the tall one from Cool Friend. We have had a ton of snow (last year we got none, to speak of) over the last week. My boys have been off school or had delays more days than they have attended school since the New Year. It's been great, but enough is enough. We need routine. 

I used lots of other great Confetti Cuts to create my card.  The striped panel is cut with Mist card stock with the Tall Striped Panel Confetti Cut


I used some fun pattern paper from the Cheerful & Kind Bit 6x6 paper pack and cut some layering circles from Pop Up Circle Confetti Cut


The sentiment is stamped in Midnight ink onto a banner from Flowers For Mom.I added the teeny hearts from Shakers 'n Frames Confetti Cuts. I cut them from Navy card stock. 

Here is the sketch this month. 

Here are the challenge details…
There will be a new sketch posted on the Reverse Confetti blog on the 1st of each month.
The sketch link list will be open from the 1st until noon CST on the 27th. The SFYTT button is  posted on the sidebar.  Click on it to be taken to the current SFYTT post and link list.
Reverse Confetti stamps and/or Confetti Cuts are required to win.  This is a way we get to thank our customers for using our stamps.  Anyone is welcome to play, though!
You may enter as many times as you wish.
There will be a winner each month and that person will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Reverse Confetti store and claim the title of ‘Fetti Fave. The winner of SFYTT will be posted on the Reverse Confetti blog at the end of the month the month.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Lisa 

Here is a closer look at the products I used today. 












Thursday, January 11, 2018

Winner, Winner! Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winner



wow! I am totally blown away by the number of you that stopped by my blog last week. I was even more blown away by your kind words and I am excited for you all,  as you have so much good stuff happening in 2018. One of the most common answers was looking forward to more crafty time! I sure hope that happens. I love to create and it fills my soul. I wish that for all of you. 


Okay, okay! I know you are all waiting to see who wins the Reverse Confetti Gift Certificate. Thank-you for your patience. I should have edited my announcement date, but I decided to hold off on picking the winner until AFTER my design team releases. I didn't want the announcement to get lost. 
Congrats!!!
thank you for a chance to win. i love your cards! i am looking forward to creating more with papercrafting.
Debbie, Please email me at lik@cinci dot rr dot com
So I can get your information and send out  your gift certificate to you. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release-Day 3

Welcome back! We are on our final day of the Lil' Inker Designs January release! I am so glad you are here, we have had three fun-filled days sharing the awesome new products that are available NOW from LID!


I am a sucker for any little critter or animal stamp, so I was just giddy when I saw the new Farm Love stamp set. I knew it would pair perfectly with the Quilted Stitched XOXO die. I created the little piggy scene on the tag from Silly Stitched Square dies


I stamped the pig and then colored him up with my copics. I love that there are matching Farm Love dies that make it easy to cut out the images, the balloon included. The little hill was cut with the Border Builder dies. I added the sentiment from Farm Love in the upper corner. 


Here is a detailed shot of the new Quilted Stitched XOXO die. Isn't the subtle detail so great for a background? 


Next up is a fun, fun set, I just think you will all love. It's a Valentine's Day set for all the gal pals in your life. It's called Galentine's Day! I created a trio of tags that are ready to go onto any gifty or card base.  I love having tags on hand ready to go. 


I used the Anytime Tag Die 2 for each of the tags. I took time to stamp and color up three different images and used the coordinating sentiments with each of them. First up are the fries. I stamped the sentiment in the background, tone on tone and then added the "Happy Galentine's Day" sentiment in black ink. There are no dies with this set, but the images are easy to cut out with no problem. 


For this one, I went ahead and used the tote image to create my background for the tag. I then added the sentiment in black ink onto a strip of white card stock that I cut with the Long & Skinny Rectangles die . 


The final tag, might just be my favorite. I adore the sentiment. I am thinking this one might be the first one I use and add it to bottle of wine. What a sweet way to say thank-you or present a hostess gift. I can't wait to see what you all do with the Galentine's Day Stamp set



Here are the links of the DT posts for today. 
Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win the full release.



See you back here tomorrow....same time, same place, more LID projects! 

also


Don't forget that now through the end of January or while supplies last, you can earn a FREE Quilted Stitched So Knotty Die with an order valued at $75 or more. Just make sure you add this item to you cart and then use the code SOKNOTTY at checkout. 

Here is a closer look at the new products I used today. 





Color Throwdown 475-Happy Birthday


Hi everyone! Happy Wednesday!

 Jodi is here with us this week, I am the hostess for this week's challenge, CTD475! I hope you love this color combination as much as I do! This week's palette is Navy, Aqua and Pink! Oh, how I LOVE these colors together!

Please use keywords CTD475 in public galleries and #ctd475 and #colorthrowdown on social media. There is also a link up at the bottom of this post. We kindly ask that you please use a direct link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog. All of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check them out to be sure. And 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 used one of the just released stamp sets from Lil' Inker Designs, it's called Love & Honey. It is a gorgeous set. I used the floral wreath and colored it up with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. It's so easy to watercolor with these markers. I used the matching Love & Honey die to cut it out. 

I cut out some white card stock with the Border Builders Die and stamped a birthday sentiment from Farm Love in navy ink. Along the bottom, I stamped the floral images with white pigment ink on a navy card base.



Check out this gorgeous inspiration from the team:

Jenny Hall, Guest Star Stamper - Jenny Stamps Up

Debra James, January Guest Designer - One Card At a Time

and now the team:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I always appreciate you taking the time to check things out. 
Have a great day!
Hugs,
Lisa



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lil' Inker Designs January Release Day 2

 So exciting! Day 2 of our Lil' Inker Designs release. We started the party yesterday, I hope you joined us. If not, you can find all the info over on the LID blog



 We have more goodness coming your way today. I couldn't WAIT to show off this next card with this stunning new floral set called Love & Honey stamp set. I started by cutting out a Stitched Rounded Rectangle with white card stock. I then used some grey ink to stamp the love sentiment in the background. I wanted to keep it simple to really show off the beauty of the main image. 

I then stamped the floral heart image from Love & Honey in versamark ink onto watercolor paper. I then added white embossing powder. I used my Zig Clear Color Brush markers to add the pretty purples and greys. I then used the Love & Honey dies to cut it out. I added it to the card front with some foam dimensions.


 I decided at the last minute to add a bit of shine to the florals and brushed on some clear glitter with a Wink of Stella pen. I tried to capture the shimmer in this detailed photo. 

My next card is another simple card, that really shows off the new LID products. I used the new Love You More Than Words die. I really love how Laura designs these products that are stand alone and can make card making quick and easy and so eye-catching! 


I used the Silly Stitched Square dies to create the card base layers. The black and white diagonal paper in the background and a dark teal over top. I cut the Love You More Than Words heart (the scripty words are sooooo pretty) in a lime green card stock. I finished it off with some black twine. 


Here are the links of the DT posts for today. 
Don't forget to leave comments for a chance to win the full release.



See you back here tomorrow....same time, same place, more LID projects! 

also


Don't forget that now through the end of January or while supplies last, you can earn a FREE Quilted Stitched So Knotty Die with an order valued at $75 or more. Just make sure you add this item to you cart and then use the code SOKNOTTY at checkout. 

Here is a closer look at the new products I used today.