Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sweet Wishes - (CTD426)

Hi there!  I hope your week is going well.  It's time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!
For my card, I used the fun Lawn Fawn stamp set Milk and Cookies and the Milk and Cookies Lawn-Cuts to create a birthday card.  I started out with a white card base, then added a panel of kraft cardstock ,which I stamped with kraft ink, the cookies and faces from the set.  Next I added a horizontal strip of pure poppy cardstock and a thinner strip of pure poppy striped paper.  After that I stamped and colored my images with Copic markers and then die cut them.  I added my images to a die cut white & gray rectangle that I had cut using the MFT Inside & Out Stitched Rectangles, popping up the plate with the cookie using foam tape.  I adhered the rectangle with my images onto my card front using more foam tape and then stamped my sentiment and two of the cute cookies with faces.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Leigh Penner - January Guest Designer


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Lawn Fawn - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Milk and Cookies

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Milk and Cookies


My Favorite Things INSIDE AND OUT STITCHED RECTANGLE Stax Die-Namics MFT847
 
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Hello - (CTD425)

Happy Wednesday!  It's time for this week's new Color Throwdown Challenge!
I'm loving the color combo we have for our CTD challenge this week with the yellow, blue and black.  So much so that I created two cards using these pretty colors.  One of the cards that I made I'm entering into the current Fusion Challenge.  For both cards, I used the My Favorite Things stamp set Bold Blooms along with the Thanks & Hello Die-namics.
For my first card, I used the MFT Diagonal Stripes stencil and turned the stencil so the stripes were vertical and stenciled on some basic gray ink onto basic gray cardstock and adhered it onto my card base.  Next I used one of the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and die cut a piece of white cardstock.  I also die cut a daffodil yellow Hello from the Thanks & Hello dies and blended on some mustard seed distress ink along the bottom.  After that I stamped and die cut all of my flowers and bits using the Bold Blooms Die-namics and added some dimension to them by doing a little Copic marker coloring on some of the flowers.  I stamped the flowers in daffodil delight and marine mist and the leaves in basic gray.  After arranging my flowers, I adhered them onto my white die cut piece, popping up the large yellow flower and then added foam tape to the back of my white Stitched Scallop Edges piece before adding it to my card base.  To finish off my card, I added some black rhinestones, one on the large yellow flower and three scattered around.
For my second card, I basically repeated most of the steps from my first card except I changed my layout.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Leigh Penner - January Guest Designer


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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My Favorite Things BOLD BLOOMS Clear Stamps CS142

My Favorite Things BOLD BLOOMS Die-Namics MFT978

My Favorite Things THANKS AND HELLO Die-Namics MFT906

My Favorite Things STITCHED SCALLOP BASIC EDGES Die-Namics MFT986

My Favorite Things DIAGONAL STRIPES Mix-ables Stencil MFT
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Monday, January 9, 2017

Love Notes - Try Something New

Hello, crafty friends!  I hope you're doing well.  It's time for a new Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge!  This month's challenge is Try Something New which could be anything from trying out a new technique or like my post today some new products.
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The members of the Where Creativity Meets C9 design team were lucky enough to be given some New products from this month's release.  Angie & Greg (the owners of Concord & 9th) were so sweet to surprise us with these fun new products.  I was sent, the new Love Notes stamp set and Love Notes Envelope dies.  Two of the dies in this set once cut, create a mini envelope with lots of possibilities for different closers, cut-outs and ways to dress it up including using the Love Notes stamp set which coordinates.  

For my first Love Note, you can see in the pictures above and below, I die cut a white cardstock envelope, then die cut a closer tab and stamped using the xo xo's along the bottom front and along the back flap.  I stamped the xo's in pink passion and pixie pink ink then blended on some pixie pink ink on top.  I also stamped the Love Note on the back flap and a pink heart on the closer tab.  Next I die cut the little tag and bow from the die set and stamped my For You in black ink and glued on the little bow and tied up my envelope with black & white bakers twine. For the note inside, I used a piece of pixie pink cardstock and heat embossed the Hugs & Kisses from the Hugs stamp set, then stamped the xo's again and blended on some pixie pink ink.
 For my second Love Note, I die cut an envelope from vellum and used white embossing powder to heat emboss the front (see first photo up top) and back flap with the outlined hearts from the Love Notes stamp set.  And before taping the envelope together, I die cut a closer tab.  For my inside card, I used another piece of pixie pink cardstock and stamped the xo's on an angle in pixie pink ink, then stamped the To You from Me sentiment on the front in black ink and glued on some silver die cut hearts.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bold Blooms - (CTD424)


Hello and Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were enjoyable.  I'm here with my first card of the year and after two weeks of organizing everything in my craft studio I'm ready to get stamping!
The Color Throwdown Challenge is back for the new year with a brand new challenge and we hope you'll play along.  Our guest designer joining us for the month of January is the talented Leigh Penner, welcome Leigh.
For Christmas I received some fun new stamping supplies (I hope you did too) and the My Favorite Things Bold Blooms stamp set and Bold Blooms Die-namics were the first thing I dove into.  Who can resist a pretty floral stamp set?
For my card, I started out with a white card base, then added a black panel which I die cut using a Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle Die-namics and embossed using the Split Chevron Cover-up die.  Next I die cut two of the thanks from the Thanks & Hello Die-namics, one from white cardstock and one from pixie pink cardstock (SU), blending some pink passion ink along the bottom and glued them together slightly shifted and added it to my card front.  After that I stamped my flowers in pixie pink ink (rocking & rolling my largest flower in pixie pink and pink passion) and stamped my stems and leaves in simply chartreuse ink and die cut them all then arranged them and adhered them to my card front, popping up the largest flower with foam tape.  To add a bit of sparkle, I added one large silver sparkle rhinestone to the center of my large flower and two smaller ones on background.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Leigh Penner - January Guest Designer


Thanks so much for stopping by!
Don't forget, you can follow me on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest to see what I'm up to.
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