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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #302



Hello everyone!!! Hope all is well with you!!! We are still gathering food from the garden....tomatoes, green peppers, and lots of cantaloupe. I made a couple batches of marinara sauce with the tomatoes and I have a 5 gallon bucket full waiting for me to play with tomorrow. We had quite a lot of rain last week so everything is growing like crazy.  I even got out the dehydrator and used it on some peppers and broccoli. Anyway....it's Wednesday so that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! It's Barbara's turn to host the challenge and I just love the bold, beautiful colors she chose!!


My card features the Fancy Feathers set from WPlus9 and the challenge colors....three of the feathers were cutout and popped up for a little dimension....no embellies this time...just feathers. 

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 CTD302 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
Diane Jaquay - July Guest Designer - Peaceful Lane
Sue Rose - Guest Star Stamper - Sue's Stamping Station

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


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #301


Hello everyone...hope all is well with you!! It has been raining here the last couple of days which is sooo wonderful!!! My little flowers are all perked up and smiling and the grass and trees are still green which is strange for the middle of July in Texas!! Our garden has really produced this year...we have broccoli, sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, cabbage, potatoes, green peppers, green beans, onions, carrots, cucumbers, 3 kinds of squash....I have been eating, freezing and canning my head off!!! Last night the hubs told me he is planning a winter garden....ai yi yi!!! He better call rent-a-wife when that one is ready because I think I'll be on strike...LOL!!!  Anyway....

It's Wednesday and that means it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! This week it's Wanda's turn at the helm and I just love the pretty colors she picked...perfect for flowers!!


My card features the flower stamps from WPlus9's Spring Blooms set and the WPlus9 graphic set called Just Geometrics: Triangles that was used in the background. A diecut frame from my sweet friend Annette Allen was used along with the Memory Box happy die and the birthday stamp from Papertrey Ink's Birthday Basics set....the washi tape, sequins, and the 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 CTD301 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
 Diane Jaquay - July Guest Designer - Peaceful Lane


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


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

You're In My Thoughts


Hello everyone!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!! We got a little rain this morning so I won't have to water flowers till tomorrow.  Jacob (my 4 year old grandson) and I have been playing Hulk against Buzz Lightyear...not sure who is going to win but I can give you a clue. Since I am The Hulk and don't know all the cool moves,  I bet Buzz will win!!! I put a movie in for the three wild men so I could do my post..... I think that's cheating...LOL!!! Anyway....

I had some time yesterday to play in the craft room without wild men...this is what I made for Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge. Judy was the hostess and her challenge was *stamp it, punch it, separate it*. 

I have had the 3 Step Bluebonnet stamp from Kitchen Sink for quite a while and the TLC challenge was the perfect time to use it!! I have a friend who is going through a tough time now (her husband was dx with cancer) so I thought this would brighten her day. The bluebonnet was stamped, punched, and popped up on layers of yellow and blue cardstock....the sentiment is from KS's 3 step Hearts and Roses set and the hemp cording is the finishing touch. 

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day and I hope you get to do something fun today!!!!



Saturday, July 12, 2014

Happy Days


Hello everyone and happy Saturday!!! I have had a fun and inky morning....I made this card for today's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoast.  We were to select a color conbo or other inspiration from an awesome site called The Perfect Palette...here is the inspiration I chose.  Don't you just love the warm browns and yellows!!


The little owl from Taylored Expressions  Sunshiny Day set was colored with Copics, cutout, and popped up on the TE Birch Tree Border die. The TE Ray of Sunshine cutting plate was used with so saffron card stock for the background and the sun was diecut out of a scrap piece of daffodil delight card stock. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and the twine is the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by today...have a great weekend!!!!





Supply List: 
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Sunshiny Day
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron (SU), Choice Snow White (TE), Basic Grey patterned paper
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Twine (TE), Circle Die (Spellbinders)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Birch Tree Border, Ray of Sunshine cutting plate




Friday, July 11, 2014

A Sad Farewell!!



Hello everyone!! Taylored Expressions is having it's first ever Retirement Sale! Since 2008, TE has released more than 500 stamp sets and to make room for new products they are bidding a fond farewell to 75 beloved sets. These retiring sets are 40% off and, once they are gone, they are gone! Visit the Retirement Sale HERE and collect your favorites before they get away. 


I have always loved the sweet little Cuppies...I think I was one of Taylor's first customers back in 2008!!! I made a card for today with the retiring Doctor's Order's set...the Cuppie's face was colored with Copics and the wrapper and balloons were paper pieced. 


The papers are from Doodlebug's Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad and the enamel dots and twine finish it off. 



Here are a few of the Cuppie cards I have made in the past....this one was made with the Cuppie in the Kitchen set.


This one was made with Downtown Diva...




A Year of Sweets 3 was used for this fun back to school card and....


the Baby Cakes set was used for this sweet baby card. 



What would Christmas be without cupcakes!!! Season's Sweetings was used for this festive creation and..




Sweet Spring was used for this fun Easter card. 


Here is another card using  the A Year of Sweets 3 set but this time it's a Thanksgiving card and ....



My last card was made with Cuppie in the Kitchen...sooo yummy!!! 

That was fun going back down memory lane....I will always love me some super sweet Cuppies!!!! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to head to the Taylored Expressions store and take advantage of the 40% off sale!!!!



Supply list for the first card:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Doctor's Orders
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE),  Hip Hip Hooray 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Baker's Twine (The Twinery), 
Taylored Expressions Dies: Label Stacklets 6



Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #300


Hello everyone and welcome to this weeks Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Vickie is our hostess with the mostess this week and what a fun color combo she came up with!!! I just love orange and blue together...it's such a happy color combo!!



My card featured the fun Pockets and Pages Instafun Coordinating dies from Taylored Expressions....three cameras were cutout of the challenge colors and the different diecuts were mixed and matched. 


The sentiment was created with the TE Sweet and Simple Alpha Lower dies and the banners were cut from Simple Stories A Charmed Life 6x6 paper pad. The sewing and enamel dots finish it off. 



I loved this color combo so much that I just had to make another card!!! The background was created by sponging the challenge colors on the background using the Taylored Expressions Lattice Cutting Plate diecut as a stencil. The celebrate word diecuts were made with the TE Sweet and Simple Alpha Lower dies and the ice cream cones were made with the TE Little Bits Ice Cream Cone dies.



The sentiment is from the Taylored Expressions Chalkboard Elements stamp set and the piercing 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 CTD300 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
 Diane Jaquay - July Guest Designer - Peaceful Lane
Jen Mitchell - Guest Star Stamper -I Create

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


Supply List:
First Card
Taylored Expressions Dies: Sweet and simple Alpha Lower, Pockets and Pages Instafun Coordinating Dies
Paper: Choice Snow White (TE), Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie (SU), A Charmed Life 6x6 paper pad (simple stories)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Sewing Machine

Second Card
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Chalkboard Elements
Paper: Choice Snow White, Choice Kraft  (TE), Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy (SU), Dots 6x6 paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Night of Navy (SU)
Accessories: Baker's Twine (The Twinery), Sewing Machine for the Piercing
Taylored Expressions Dies: Lattice Cutting Plate, Sweet and Simple Alpha Lower