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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #343


Hello everyone!!! Can you believe it's Wednesday again!!! We went to our granddaughter's high school choir concert Monday night, two of the grands are getting their braces on today, and Thursday evening we have our grandson's band concert...the choir banquet is Friday night and our youngest granddaughter's softball game is Saturday morning. Phew!!! I think I have it all straight, now...LOL!! Then we start again next week with more softball, graduation, an anniversary, and a birthday....the hubs better get used to Subway and Sonic because cooking isn't on the list!!!! Anyway....Tammy is our hostess for today's Color Throwdown Challenge and she has picked some bold and beautiful colors...aren't they purty!!!


My card features the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Fabulous Flamingo stamp set...it was stamped on the RC Tag Me die and the flowers from the RC Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts were scattered below the tag. The Reverse Confetti SFYTT sketch was used along with papers from Doodlebugs Sun Kissed 6x6 paper pad. 

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Two different embossing folders were used on the background and the twine and sewing finish it off. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD343 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd343 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. 

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
Tenia Nelson - Jazzy Paper Designs - May Guest Designer
Claire - My World of Craft - Guest Star Stamper

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



Supply List:
Stamps: Reverse Confetti's Fabulous Flamingo
Paper: Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Wisper White (SU) Sun Kissed 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cording, Embossing Folders (Sizzix)
Dies: Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts, Tag Me (RC)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Father's Day!!


Hello everyone!!! Hope all is well with you!!! My sister was here last week so we have had lots of company...the Grands love it when Aunt Kathy comes to visit. It has rained every day for the last 2 weeks so we didn't get to do much outside. The good thing is that the grass and trees are all so pretty and green. The bad thing is that the grass is growing by leaps and bounds and we can't mow...pretty soon we are going to have a jungle in our yard!!! Hopefully, the rain will fill up our lakes and rivers with the much needed water!!! Anyway....Father's Day is almost here and I have a few cards to make for my dad, hubs, and 3 sons. This one is for my son who is doing a little kitchen remodeling. He is learning as he goes so I thought he needed a tool bench complete with tools and a pegboard to hang them on.


The Taylored Expressions Pegboard die was used to cut the background out of Toffee cardstock. The TE All the Fixings Stamp and Die Combo set was used for the two sentiments and all the cute little tool's. They were cut out of silver metallic cardstock from the Metallic Neutrals package. The handles were cut out of chocolate chip and really rust cardstock and the cording holding up the *sign* is the finishing touch.

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

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: All The Fixings Stamp and Die Combo
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Chocolate Truffle, Metallic Neutrals (TE), Chocolate Chip, Really Rust (SU)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Cording (Hemptique)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Pegboard



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #342


Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!!! Monika is the hostess and what fun colors she picked for us to play with!!! I almost made a school themed card but changed my mind when I picked up a piece of watercolor paper. I know that sounds weird but I really wanted to do a little spattering. 


SU markers in the challenge colors of red, yellow, blue, and orange were used for the spatters...the large end of the markers were sprayed with water and holding them over the watercolor paper, I hit them against a pencil. The color spattered on the paper and my t-shirt...LOL!! 

The paper banners were cut from Doodlebug's Back to School papers and the hello diecut was cut with a Savvy die. The butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch and the sequins finish it off. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD342 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd342 and #colorthrowdown on social media sites. 

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
Tenia Nelson - Jazzy Paper Designs - May Guest Designer
Tricia Traxler - Simply Stamping - Guest Star Stamper

We went to Waco last night to see the Baylor University Women's Choir Festival featuring the MCC Women's Ensemble, 3 Baylor students sang solos,  and the combined Women's Choirs of 8 high schools in the Central Texas area. My granddaughter, Mackenzie, was one of the choir members selected to represent Temple High!!! It was a fabulous concert...these girls are the best of the best, for sure!!!




Max is taking a break....


Max is only 5 foot tall and they put her in the back row....she needed a box to stand on...LOL!!




Jones Concert Hall on the Baylor Campus is such a beautiful facility and the acoustics are amazing!!! The MCC Women's Ensemble of 10 students sang acapella and they sounded like a group of 50 or more...absolutely amazing!! 

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


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Release Day: Build a Tag 4

Hello everyone and welcome to Taylored Expressions May Release Day!!!! Now all the awesome new TE goodies can come live with you in your craft room...how cool is that!!! They can be found here in the new section of the Taylored Expressions store. Don't forget to stop by the TE blog to see if you are a winner!! 


My card features the Build a Tag 4 die set....the dies were used to cut the three layers of the tag from Red Pepper cardstock, Sprinkles cardstock, and the middle layer, flags, and the background banner were cut from papers in the new Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack. 


The background Toffee cardstock layer was embossed with the new Corrugated Embossing Folder and the Little Bits - Anchor was cut from the new Blue Corn cardstock. The sentiment from the new Punny Man stamp set was stamped with Memento Nautical Blue and the stapled ribbon finishes it off. 

Thanks for joining us this week for the Taylored Expressions May Release...hope you found a little inspiraion along the way!!! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers!



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Punny Man
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee, Sprinkles, Blue Corn, Red Pepper, Summer Nights 6x6 paper pack (TE)
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Ribbon (PTI), Corner Rounder (SU), Staple
Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder: Corrugated
Taylored Expressions Dies: Build a Tag 4, Little Bits - Anchor




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks: Eventful - Birthday Party and Gridlocked

Hello everyone and welcome to day three of the Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peeks!!! Didn't you just love all the fabulous Father's Day inspiration we had for you yestarday!!! Masculine cards have always been hard for me but all the new TE dies make them sooo easy!!! Remember, the May release goes live tomorrow, Thursday, May 7th at 7:00 AM PST (9:00 CST)!! Be sure to check out all the fun at the TE Blog!!


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. 


Today, we created invitations for a variety of occasions using the new RSVP and Eventful stamp sets.  My invitation is for a birthday party...the Eventful - Birthday Party die was used with Salt Water Taffy and Baby Mine 6x6 paper pad papers to create the border at the bottom. The previously released Frame in Frame Cutting Plate was used to cut the two frames and a scalloped border was created with the previously released Skinny Mini Borders 2 die


The sentiment is from the Eventful stamp set and it was stamped with Memento Gray Flannel ink. 


The inside was stamped with the RSVP stamp and the birthday party stamp is from the Eventful set. Skinny Mini Border 2 die was used for the scalloped border and the presents finish it off. 


The Gridlocked stamp set and the Gridlocked die were used for this fun card...perfect for any occasion!! The stamped image was colored with copics and the Gridlocked Frame was cut out of Lollipop cardstock



Sewing was done around the patterned paper background and the previously released Small Scallop Border die was used to cut the scalloped border. The twine and enamel dots finish it off. 


After cutting out several Gridlocked diecuts, I had lots of these little squares on my counter. Since I hate to throw things away, I decided to use them on another card...this time with the cute little gnome from the Under the Toadstool Stamp Set. 


He was colored with copics, cut out with the Under the Toadstool die and popped up with foam dots. The sentiment is from the same set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. 

Thanks for visiting, crafty friends! If you'd like to see more projects and new product information, please head over to the TE Blog for a complete blog roll of our participating designers...and remember, all the fabulous goodies can be yours tomorrow!! 

Supply List:

Invitation

Taylored Expressions Stamps: RSVP, Eventful

Paper: Sugar Cube, Salt Water Taffy (TE), Baby Mine 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella)

Ink: Memento London Fog, Memento Gray Flannel ( Tsukineko)

Taylored Expressions Dies: Eventful-Birthday Party, Skinny Mini Borders 2, Frame in Frame Cutting Plate





Gridlocked card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Gridlocked
Paper: Sugar Cube, Lollipop, Sprinkles (TE), Sugar Shope 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics), Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Baker’s Twine (The Twinery)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gridlocked, Small Scallop Border




Gnome card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Under the Toadstool
Paper: Sugar Cube, Sprinkles, Lollipop, Potato Chip (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copics)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Gridlocked