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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #327


Hello everyone!! Hope you had a good week!!! We had a few cold, rainy days but it was in the 80's here yesterday!! It's time for me to get outside and clean out a few flower beds and plant a some pansies....maybe I better take down my Christmas tree first. I'm just a little late with that project but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel!!! Anyway....

It's Wednesday and time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!  Wanda is our hostess and she has picked such a rich color pallette...purple, turquoise, lime green, and yellow. I can't wait to see what you do with these colors!!



I pulled out my new Reverse Confetti stamp set and dies for today's card.  The sentiment is from the In a Big Way set and the flowers were cut with the 
Petals 'n Posies Confetti Cuts. The scallop was cut with the Double Edge Scallop Border and the enamel dots 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 CTD327 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
Bonnie Sharp - The Lucky Clucker - January Guest Designer
Guest Star Stamper - Marlena McDeavitt - Marlena is Faithfully Crafting


I just had to post some pics of Mackenzie's first home game...they won 1-0..WOOT!!!




She can throw the ball over 60 feet....must be all the power lifting she does!! She can bench press 200 lbs!!



She just kicked the ball, slid to a stop,  and the other player jumped over her....glad they didn't crash into each other!!!




Thanks for stopping by...have a super fun and inky day!!!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pinterest Inspired Easter Card


Hello everyone!! It has been raining for the last two days....the ponds are full and the creek is rising....it's time to stop raining or get in the Ark...LOL!!! Rainy days really get me in the mood to play in the craft room!!! I went to the Taylored Expressions boards on Pinterest to find a little inspiration for my card today.  An awesome card by Taylor gave me the inspiration I was looking for....pretty colors and a random pattern!!

This is Taylor's card.....don't you just love all the bright, happy colors!!!

handmade card: Rainbow Chevron by Taylor VanBruggen  ... uses chevron cutting plate with thick and thin chevrons ... luv the bright colors arranged diagonally down the card in rainbow color order... great card!! ... Taylored Expressions ...




White cardstock was cut with the Hexagon Cutting Plate from
Taylored Expressions. Then several other Hexagon Cutting Plates were cut from TE's Rainbow Brights and Build a Scene 6x6 paper packs. The cuts were inserted randomly and glued in place.  

The sentiment was created with the Think Happy Thoughts die and the Easter die from the Pockets and Pages April Script set

Baker's Twine and Rainbow Brights Sequins finish it off. 

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

Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Dies: Hexagon Cutting Plate, Pockets and Pages  April Script, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: Sugar Cube, Strawberry Milkshake, Jelly Donut, Rainbow Brights 6x6 paper pack, Build a Scene 6x6 paper pack (TE)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Rainbow Bright Matched Sequins (TE)


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Color Throwdown Challenge #326


Hello everyone!! It's Wednesday again and you know what that means...it's time for this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Vickie is our hostess and don't you just love the pretty springy colors she picked!!!! I think we all are wishing for an early spring...the only bad thing about spring around here is the Ceder. The trees spew out their pollen and that makes us all sneeze, cough and sputter!!! Thank goodness for antihistamines...LOL!!! Anyway....

This weeks colors are bright pink, light pink, blue, and green. 


I went with the softer side of the colors...the sweet little birds from the WPlus9 Love Birds set were stamped with Soft Sky and Pool Party for the shading. Pear Pizzazz and Pretty in Pink were used on the branch and soft clouds were sponged in the background with Soft Sky. The patterned paper is called Garden Party from Pebbles.......sewing was done along the edges and the banners were hand cut. 


The sentiment is from the same set and the Baker's Twine and pearls for the eyes 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 CTD326 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
Bonnie Sharp - The Lucky Clucker - January Guest Designer
Kimberly Wiener - Wiener Honeymooners - Guest Star Stamper

We went to Mackenzie's high scool soccer game last night...they tied 2-2. 


Her team played really well...Max played center position.


She ended up taking that ball away from the other team...woot!!!





Caitlyn came to the game with her daddy Steve....Caitlyn is Mackenzie's mini me. 

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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love Tree Valentines



Hello everyone!!  What a crazy week end....we have Timewarner Cable and it was doing stupid stuff all last week!! The repair man finally came today and now I have Internet...WOOT!! After he left, the microwave gave a belch and then died....since bad things happen in threes, I'm waiting for number 3 to attack...LOL!!! I did get most of my Christmas stuff put away....we waited to take down everything till after my sister and her family left. I can only handle one project at a time...must be my advanced age...LOL!!! Anyway....

I have been making Valentines for the Grands....I just love the cute Love Tree Die set from Taylored Expressions!! It works for either boy or girl cards, love cards, anniversary cards, or Valentines.


Alcohol ink was spattered on the background and I used washi tape under the tree. 


Two trees were cut...one white and one red. The hearts on the white tree were cut off and then the white tree trunk was glued over the red tree. The tree was popped up with foam dots...pretty easy for a fun look!! The white thread and button finish it off.


My next tree was created the same as the first only with Strawberry Milkshake card stock....it was also popped up with foam dots.  The Love sentiment die from the same set was cut from Cherry Pop and Strawberry Milkshake cardstock and layered to create a shadow effect. 




One of the TE Skinny Mini Borders dies was used to cut the scallop and the Baker's Twine is the finishing touch.


My last card was created a little differently....I used the negative space created when the Strawberry Milkshake tree was cutout for the hearts on the second card. Lollipop cardstock was adhered to the back and the white hearts from the first card were inserted into the negative space (a little bit of glue was used in the space before the heart was inserted). The Love diecut was adhered over the tree trunk. 


The bottom edges of the patterned paper and the white cardstock base were both cut with the TE Small Scallop Border and the ribbon and Baker's Twine were the only embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day, be safe, warm, and get a little inky!!!

Supply List: 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Love Tree, Skinny Mini Borders, Small Scallop Border
Paper: Lollipop, Strawberry Milkshake, Cherry Pop (TE), White (PTI), Lovebugs 6x6 paper pad  (Doodlebug Designs)
Ink: Red Pepper Alcohol Ink (Adirondack)
Accessories: Baker's Twine ( The Twinery), Ribbon (SU) Heavy Thread (Joanne's), Button (PTI), Corner Rounder Punch (SU), Washi Tape (Doodlebug Designs)