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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #352



Hello everyone!!! OMG...the time has just flown by this week!! It seems like all I have to do is blink and 2 days fly by...what's up with that?? The Grands have been in and out all summer...I never know from day to day how many to cook for or what sheets to wash but I am lovin every minute!!! Mackenzie and Caitlyn will be here today at lunch time and then Autumn will arrive later in the afternoon with the boyfriend to stay for a couple of days. I think we will talk Grandpa and David into a little BBQ tonight. I love it when the men cook...they tend to keep the mess outside...LOL!!!!!! Anyway...
It's Wednesday again and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Tammy is our hostess and what fun colors she picked: mint green, lime green, light gray and dark gray!!! I never would have reached for this combo but now I will be using it often....I Loooove it!!! Thanks, Tammy!!!



My card features one of my favorite WPlus9 sets called Fanciful Feathers. The feathers were stamped with Smoky Slate, Kiwi Kiss, and Mint Melody (retired SU). The sentiments from the same set were stamped with Basic Gray and a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock was used as the mat. The sketch is the #2 Get Sketchy challenge on the WPlus9 Design blog. 


I loved the colors so much that I made another card...same stamps and colors but a different design. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD352 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd352 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
Valentyna Komisarenko - July Guest Designer - Flourishtina
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz - Guest Star Stamper

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #351


Hello everyone!! I can sure tell that it's July in Texas because it's rather hot outside these days...thank goodness for air conditioning!!! I need to appreciate the warm weather cause one of these days I will blink my eyes and it will be winter again....after last winter I think I can wait a while for the next one...LOL!!! Anyway...

It's Wednesday again and time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Monika is our hostess and she has picked a glitz and glam color combo: pink, purple, black monochromatic with sparkle!!! 


My card features the cute Little Bits - Bicycle die from Taylored Expressions. The bicycle was cut out of Oreo cardstock and adhered to the background that was stenciled with Memento Lilac Posies and Grape Jelly inks. The sentiment from the Taylored Expressions Bikes and Trikes stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The hearts and arrow were  colored with Copic Markers and TE Double the Fun - Girl Sequins were added.


 The purple zig zag diecut was created with the TE Skinny Mini Borders 2 die set...it was cut out of Jelly Donut cardstock and a zig zag piece of sticky tape was covered with glitter for a little glam!! 

Remember, be sure to add CTD351 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd351 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
Valentyna Komisarenko - July Guest Designer - Flourishtina
Lisa Henke - Guest Star Stamper - My Little Creative Escape

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!!



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Bikes and Trikes
Paper: Sugar Cube, Oreo, Jelly Donut (TE), Summer Lovin 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella), Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Lilac Posies, Memento Grape Jelly
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Double the Fun - Girl Sequins (TE), Stencil, Sticky Zig Zag tape, Markers (Copics), Glitter (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Little Bits - Bicycle, Skinny Mini Borders 2




Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #350


Hello everyone...it's Wednesday again and time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Lori is our hostess and she has picked this awesome inspiration piece with such pretty colors: orange, pink, green, and black!!


My card features the super cute Popsicle Stacklets from Taylored Expressions. The popsicles were cut out of patterned papers and popped up on Sugar Cube cardstock that was spattered with orange and pink ink. The Sugar Cube cardstock was adhered to the background black and white patterned paper and sewing was done around the edges. 


Enamel dots and the sentiment created with the TE Chunky Alpha dies finish it off. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD350 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd350 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
Valentyna Komisarenko - July Guest Designer - Flourishtina
Billie Brockwell - Guest Star Stamper - Scrap Crazy

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!!



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Dies: Chunky Alpha, Popsicle Stacklets
Paper: Sugat Cube, Oreo, Toffee (TE), Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug), Summer Lovin 6x6 paper pad (Carta Bella)
Ink: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie (TE)
Accessories: Sewing, Enamel Dots (Doodlebug)



Sunday, July 5, 2015

TLC541 Recycle That Card


Hello everyone!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!!! We didn't do anything exciting.....did some weeding, bought groceries, and ate leftovers. The only exciting thing that happened was my poor dog barking at all the fireworks...LOL!! WE did go see the new Terminator movie....I was a little disappointed that they made John Carter a bad guy but old Arnold did make me laugh so that was a plus!!! 

I just finished watching the Women's World Cup Soccer game and the USA Won the Cup...WOOT!!! They beat Japan 5-2...it was such a good game!!!! Anyway....

It's my turn to host this weeks Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast and I have a fun one for you....it's called Recycle that Card!! How many times have you received a beautiful store bought card and saved it because it was too pretty to throw away?? Well, dig out those cards and create something new with one or more of the recycled cards!!


I recycled a birthday card I received a few months ago....the beautiful popped up basket of flowers was removed along with a piece of the background paper to create the fishtail banner. Sewing was done around the sides of the background paper, across the top of the banner, and a Savvy script die was used for the sentiment. It was cut out of Eggplant Envy cardstock (retired SU) and the enamel dots finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day and I hope you can join us for the TLC Challenge!!!



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Birthday To You!!!!



Hello everyone!! I had a little time to play yesterday and since I love the Color Throwdown colors Jodi picked for this week I just had to make another card!!! It features the sweet flower stamps from the PTI set called Flower Fusion #9. The flowers were stamped with Versamark onto kraft cardstock and embossed with white ep. 


The *grass* was created by using a Versamark pen to draw the curve and it was also embossed with white ep. The sentiment is from the same set and it was also embossed with white ep.


 Enamel dots were used for the flower centers and cording and a curved corner finishes it off.

Thanks for popping in today....hope you find a little time to craft today, too!!!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #349



Hello everyone!! Have you been watching the Women's Soccer World Cup games? We watched the US vs Germany game last night...it was sooo good!!! The US team ROCKS!!! They won 2 - 0 and will go on to play the winner of the Japan vs England game that plays later today. My granddaughter, Mackenzie, has watched all the games and dreams of being in the World Cup one day. If that were to happen this old grandma would be sitting in the stands cheering her on!!! Anyway.... It's Wednesday again and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! Jodi is the hostess and I looove the colors she picked...white, kraft, turquoise and orange. They are so fresh and summery!! 



My card features several Taylored Expressions dies and a fun technique was used on the background.  A stencil was applied to the white card base and then Cracked Texture Paint was trowled on. The stencil was removed and the cardstock was set aside to dry. When it was dry, sponging was done with crumb cake and pool party ink. 


The frame was cut out of Toffee cardstock with one of the frame dies from the Taylored Expressions Frame on Frame Cutting Plate. The flowers were cut with the TE Silhouette Stems 4 die and the thanks sentiment was cut with a die from Taylored Expressions that was given away free with an order...gotta love those freebees!!!  The button and cording finish it off. 

Remember, be sure to add CTD349 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!! Also, please use #ctd349 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
Valentyna Komisarenko - July Guest Designer - Flourishtina
Lee Erwee - Guest Star Stamper - Pumpkin's Creative Patch

Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Dies: Frame on Frame Cutting Plate, Silhouette Stems 4, Thanks script die
Paper: Sugar Cube, Toffee (TE), Sunkissed 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Pool Party, Crumb Cake (SU)
Accessories: Button (PTI), Cording (Hemptique), Crackled Texture Paste (Studio 490)