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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #306



Hello everyone!! How are you on this wonderful Wednesday morning?? We have been canning tomatoes....I'm beginning to think it would be easier to buy them at the store but I don't dare tell my hubs!! Gardening keeps him from going to bars and chasing wild women so I guess I'll keep on canning....LOL!!!! Anyway, it's time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge and Cindy has chosen a beautiful color combo!!! I never would have thought to use these colors together...I will be using them again, for sure!!!!


My card features the You are Wonderful stamp set from Taylored Expressions....the image and sentiment were stamped with Night of Navy and colored with Copics ( I clear embossed the Night of Navy ink so it wouldn't smear the Copics). 



The enamel dots are the only embellies. I didn't have any plum or navy dots so I colored some white ones with Copics...love it when a plan comes together!!!

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors.....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD306 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You will find all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 


Check out what the Color Throwdown DT has created for you today!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - July Guest Designer - Stamping a Latte
Kristy McIntyre- Guest Star Stamper - Purple Place Designs

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: You Wonderful Thing
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Night of Navy (SU)
Ink: Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger), Markers (Copics), Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Corner Rounder Punch (SU)



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Happy Bird-Day!!!


Hello everyone!!! Hope you are having a fun weekend!!! The Hubs and I have been canning....we canned 13 quarts of hamburger soup yesterday!!! You should have seen my kitchen...it too an hour to clean up all the mess!!! We are still new to canning and with the first batch the pressure canner started doing weird things so I ran next door to get some help from my neighbor. They have been canning for 30 years so they have lots of helpful hints that you can't find in a book!!! Apparently, we had the heat up too high...once we fixed that problem, everything went smoothly. We need to can some more tomatoes tomorrow because they are coming out of our ears!!! I will add some onions, green peppers, and celery to make my own stewed tomatoes...they are so good in soups!! Anyway..

I had  some time to play a little with my new Reverse Confetti Stamps...I bought the new Fabulous Flamingo set last week and I just love the sweet little flamingos!!! The first time I stamped the legs, they were backwards...it took me a minute to figure that out...LOL!!! I used Jen's SFYTT #15 for the sketch and papers from Doodlebugs Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad. The birds were cutout with the coordinating die...the wings were embossed with the Dotted Swiss folder and the pearls for eyes, sewing, and ribbon finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #305



Hello everyone!! Hope all of you have had a wonderful week!!! We are finally calming down here...the grands have all gone home, the sheets are all washed, kids stuff put away until Christmas break, dusting, sweeping, and bathrooms all cleaned...phew!!!! Now it's time for a little me time....Woot!!!! I will finally get to play in the craft room during office hours and not during the wee hours of the night/morning...LOL!!!! Anyway....it's Wednesday again and time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Lori has picked some bold and bright colors for us to play with....they look so pretty together!!!



My card features the Cherish Every Moment stamp set from Taylored Expressions and the sentiment is from the TE Branching Out set. 


The image was stamped twice with Memento Tuxedo Black....the large flower was cutout, colored with Copics, and popped up over the other stamped image.  The Sweet Sunday Sketch #231 was used along with a doily, ribbons, sewing, and embossing on the background layer. 

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors.....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD305 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You will find all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 


Check out what the Color Throwdown DT has created for you today!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - July Guest Designer - Stamping a Latte
Maura- Guest Star Stamper - SCS Gallery

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Cherish Every Moment, Branching Out
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango (SU), Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsulineko)
Accessories: Ribbons (SU), Sewing Machine, Doily (Doodlebug), Markers (Copics), Circle Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Circle Dies (Spellbinders)



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Taylored Expressions August Release Day: Smarty Pants

Hello everyone....today is the day we all have been waiting for...it's Release day at Taylored Expressions!!!! Now, all the fabulous stamp sets and dies we have been showing you all week are now available for purchase in the new products section of the Taylored Expressions Store.... WOOT!! 


Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 


My card features the super cute set called Smarty Pants...the little bunny was first stamped on the background dp with Memento Tuxedo Black and then stamped off two more times. The bunny was then stamped on a piece of white scrap card stock, colored with Copics, cutout with the coordinating Smarty Pants die, and popped up on foam dots. 


A spiral punch was used for the background edge and the sentiment was stamped on the cutout Label Stacklets 3 diecut. The little light bulb was also colored with Copics, cutout, and popped up on foam dots.


The Baker's Twine and a little distressing finish it off. 

Check out what the Baker's Dozen DT has created for you today.....


Thanks for joining us this week for the Taylored Expressions August Release....I hope you found a little inspiration along the way!!!!


Supply List:

Taylored Expressions Stamps: Smarty Pants

Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Soft Sky, Going Gray (SU), 

Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Baker’s Twine (The Twinery), Spiral Punch (SU), Markers (Copics), 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Smarty Pants Dies, Label Stacklets 3



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks: Moka Grant

Hello everyone...welcome to day three of the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks!! Today we are going to show you several super cute sports sets perfect for all the baseball, soccer, and football players you know!!! 




Taylored Expressions is celebrating Release Week with some fabulous giveaways! Visit the TE Blog each Sneak Peek Day this week for details on how you can enter to win. 



My card features the super cute TE  Moka Grant...he looks so cute in his baseball uniform!!! He was colored with Copics, cutout and popped up over the washi tape. The sentiment is from the same set and ...



the baseball die is from the new TE Sports Balls die setThe baseball stamp was stamped off several times to mimic the home run.  I have several grandsons who would love to receive this card...I'll give it to one of them for the next special occasion. 

Check out what the Baker's Dozen DT has created for you today...you are going to love every single project!!!


Thanks for joining us again for the Taylored Expressions August Sneak Peeks and remember tomorrow is release day...Woot!!!! The August Release is scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 PST (9:00 CST). 


Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Moka Grant
Paper: Choice White, Choice Black (TE), Real Red (SU)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Real Red (SU)
Accessoroes: Washi Tape (Doodlebug),Markers (Copics)
Taylored Expressions  Dies: Sports Balls