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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #315


Hello everyone!!! We had a busy weekend with the second church garage sale (everything was 1/2 price this weekend) and my cousins were here visiting from Iowa. They left yesterday for Denver to visit their grandson and then back home. We ate out every day...pizza, KFC, burgers, Tex-Mex....I think I'm ready for some good old home cooking. Not sure who is going to cook but we will figure that out later...LOL!!! Anyway....

It's Wednesday so that means it's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!!! It's sweet Jodi's week to host and don't you just love the pretty fall colors she picked!!! My green is a little bright so put on your shades before you go any further!!!!




I pulled out my Reverse Confetti Forever Fall stamp set plus several RC dies along with the SFYTT #17 sketch for my card today. The sentiment was stamped with Cajun Craze onto the vanilla cardstock and cut out with the RC banner die from the Tag Me die set. The Doin' the Wave dies were used to cut out the yellow wavy diecuts and the circle was cut with one of the Circle 'n Scallops dies. The heart was stamped with So Saffron, cutout and popped up with a foam dot. The acorn was stamped with Cajun Craze, cutout, and popped up on the heart..... the twine and sewing on the background paper finishes it off. 

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 CTD315 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
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Tara Godfrey - October Guest Designer - Inking on the Edge
Bernadette Bliss - Guest Star Stamper - Sweet Paperbliss

Thanks for stopping by...have a wonderfully crafty day!!!!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Home Tweet Home


Hello everyone!!! I was playing around with some of my Taylored Expressions dies and came up with this fun little scene. 


I used Summer Lovin dp by Catra Bella for the background....the clouds were cut using the TE Cloud Duo die set and the grass was cut with the TE Build a Scene - Rolling Hills die.  The TE Birch Tree Cutting Plate was used to cut the trees out of Chocolate Truffle card stock...it was adhered over the clouds and rolling hills. The nest, birds, and eggs were all cut with dies from the TE Bless Your Nest set and the sentiment from the Welcome Home stamp set was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on the Sugar Cube card stock and cut with a Label Stacklets 9 die.  The black pearls were added for the birds eyes and beaks were cut out of a scrap of yellow card stock. 

Thanks for stopping by...I'm going to head out early to the grocery store this morning. Not many people shop early so I may have the store to myself!!! I hate to fight the crouds and wait in line....I'm not a very patient person, I'm afraid!! 

Have a great day!!!!


Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Welcome Home
Paper: Sugar Cube, Chocolate Truffle, Salt Water Taffy (TE),  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede (SU), Summer Lovin 6x6 paper pad, Ahoy There 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Black Pearls (KaiserCraft)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Bless Your Nest, Build a Scene - Rolling Hills, Label Stacklets 9, Cloud Duo, Birch Tree Cutting Plate



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #314



Hello everyone!!! Boy, have we had the rain around here....3 1/2 inches in my rain gage the last 3 days...Woot!!! We have had some high winds, too, but nothing like what went on up north!!! It was a beautiful night last night for our granddaughter Mackenzie's first high school concert....it was fabulous and of course, Mackenzie sang like an angel (I think I'm sounding like a proud grandma)...LOL!!!!!! Anyway...

 It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! Lori is our hostess and I love the soft, pretty colors she picked!! 


My card features the Taylored Expressions Big Bold Thanks sentiment set. The sentiment was framed with a TE Label Stacklets 9 diecut and the flowers were cut from Webster's Pages Hello World paper with the TE Bloom Where You're Planted dies and the scallop was cut with the TE Small Scallop Border.



The leaves were cut with dies from the TE Bloom Where You're Planted die set and the enamel dots and twine finish it off. 

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 CTD314 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
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Jodi Collins - Stamping a Latte
Tara Godfrey - October Guest Designer - Inking on the Edge
Lin Brandyberry - Guest Star Stamper - Hearts Hugs and Flowers




I just had to show you some of the pics we took at the concert....they had different colored lights ....



Mackenzie really didn't have pink hair!!






The kids all looked so grown up in their tuxes and gowns....






Thanks for visiting today....have a good one and I hope to see your card in the CTD gallery!!!



Supply List: 
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Big Bold Thanks
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE), Pistachio Pudding (SU), Hello World 6x6 paper pad (Webster's Pages), Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Baker's twine (The Twinery), Corner Rounder Punch (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Small Scallop Border, Label Stacklets 9, Bloom Where You're Planted



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color throwdown Challenge #313


Hello everyone!!! It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! Tammy is our hostess this week and she has picked such bright, happy colors!! At first I was going to make a Halloween card but once I started looking for stamps, I found this sweet WPlus9 set and changed my mind....I made a fall bouquet instead. 


My card features stamps and dies from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Containers set...the flowers and leaves were stamped with Lavender Lace, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, and Kiwi Kiss. They were all cutout with the coordinating dies and arranged with foam dots and glue dots. The vase was cutout with one of the coordinating dies and popped up with foam dots.


A little sewing was done on the tangerine patterned paper and the sentiment is from PTI's Birthday Basics set. 

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 CTD313 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 - Stamping a Latte
Tara Godfrey - October Guest Designer - Inking on the Edge
Angie Anny - Guest Star Stamper - Angie's Paper Closet

Thanks for stopping by...hope to see your card in the CTD gallery!!!! 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

TLC502 and Holly's HYCCT Challenge on Splitcoast


Hello everyone!!! It's my turn to host the Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and I am going to revisit an old challenge this week....can you believe we are up to #502!!!! I am going to revisit challenge #271 to emboss on vellum. I love the look of white embossing on vellum but you can use any color embossing powder you like. 

Soooo, you say you don't have vellum. Well, have no fear....try embossing on waxed paper, parchment paper, tissue paper, or even acetate....what ever you have on hand. 


For my card, I embossed the vellum with the Taylored Expressions We Give Thanks stamp....it was stamped with Versamark and embossed with white ep. To add a little dimension, I stamped another cornucopia on the lavender card stock, cut it out, and adhered it to the back of the embossed vellum image.  A corner rounder punch was used on the upper left corner of both layers and then the vellum was adhered to  Sugar Cube card stock. The sentiment from the same set was also embossed on the lavender card stock and cut out with the TE Label Stacklets 9 die and popped up with foam dots.  Sewing was done on the background Basic Grey Indian Summer dp and the twine and enamel dots finish it off.  (I didn't have enamel dots in the right colors so I colored some white and orange dots with copics...worked great!!)



Have you done any of the Hope You Can Cling To (HYCCT) challenges on Splitcoast? Here is a link to the Master Thread...I made this card for my sweet daughter Holly's challenge which is #5 to use strips of paper on the background of you card. We are sending our cards to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. The cards will be for family and friends of patients so they can give their loved ones cards all month!! 


I had the negative of a piece of Cherry Pop cardstock that had been cut out with a TE Labels 4 die. The strips of patterned papers were adhered to the back of the opening and then it was adhered to a Peapod card base. The flowers were cutout of Strawberry Milkshake, Lemon Meringue, and Corn Candy card stock with the TE Bloom Where You're Planted dies. The leaves were cut out of Granny Smith card stock with a leaf die from the Branches, Banner, and Bloom die set and the sentiment is from the TE Mischief Maker Carried Away set and the hemp, button, and enamel dots finish it off. 


Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!! 
Supply List
First card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: We Give Thanks
Paper: Sugar Cube (TE), Lavender Moon (PTI), Vellum, Indian Summer 6x6 paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Enamel dots (Doodlebug), White Embossing Powdwe (Zing), Corner Rounder Punch (SU), Sewing Machine
Taylored Expressions Dies: Label Stacklets 9



Second Card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Mischief Maker Carried Away
Paper: Cherry Pop, Granny Smith, Peapod, Candy Corn, Straberry Milkshake, Lemon Meringue, Sugar Cube (TE) scraps of patterned papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Hemp (Hemptique), Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Button (PTI)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Label Stacklets 4, Bloom Where You're Planted, Branches, Banner, Bloom