Friday, February 28, 2014

Color Throwdown - Hexagons

                 Friday First Thing's First!!
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Anyone who follows me in the sidebar, 
I will feature you on a Friday post.  
I will go check out your blog and list a feature, post, or card, or craft that I found interesting!
( I will follow YOU too!!)

Here are my 3 NEW followers highlighting this week, 
and what I have love about their recent work!


Shirley Bampton 
of  shirley-bees stamping stuff
Okay, I am not going to lie, I have been a FAN of Shirley's for a LONG time
This Set Yourself Free card stole my heart when she won the top honors last June at CASology
 for the
SWING CUE: Card [HERE]
And this recent Butterfly Collector POST, [HERE]- Amazing, 
and was also posted on Winnie and Walter's Bog!
Booyah Shirley-bee!

Carole Sweeney 
of Carole'sCreativeCritters
This post of Carole's [here] with the Navy Stripe and cool gold logo are Masculine cards that stole my heart!


Irish Cherokee 
of Love the Details
I fell in love with this post  [HERE] about how he made a garden bench for his wife Jill of Ribbon Challenged, and all of the lovely masterful coloring details he puts into his images, and his wife then adds them to cards!  He also is a wonderful photographer, and posts lovely bird and nature photos, and has lovely inspirational messages and musings daily!

---also, while you are at it --
Check out JILL 
of Ribbon Challenged
 too, they go hand in hand for super Wonderful goodness!
This is a lovely collaboration fo the two! (HERE) !!

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OKAY and a Card!I don't think I have ever posted to 
So this is it: 
Lovely color Inspiration at Color Throwdown!!
And the DT Inspirations
 WOWZA!



Supplies:
Hexagon Die
Impress Sentiment, 4 Petals Stamp
Hero Arts Once Upon a Time flower cluster
Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Tangerine Tango
Martha Stewart Lace Punch and Butterfly Trio Punch

Posting to: Color Throwdown#281

Moxie Fab : Happy Hexagons

Have a 
CRAFT
 Happy Day!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

FUSION#5 Feb 27

FUSION!

I have no clue how this week stumped me.
I pulled out various papers and stamps and embellishments, etc. that I may want to use for this challenge.
Worked about it in a similar way.
I know it was that I ADORE the large tree image in the bright blue.
I wanted that image, though I do not have a stamp that really fits that. So I think that got to me.
 It finally came together.
Once I started on this it just kept building!

I hope that you are inspired by all the DT cards, 
this really is a talented team, and you players make it
an absolute PLEASURE seeing all that you create and link up to FUSION!






How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

And the Fusion Design Team that starts the ball rolling!
Check out their Creations and leave the love!
(Just a little love goes a long way!)
Betty J
Cathy Weber 
Dannielle Robeson
Deepti
Geri Freeman
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener ---- You are here Thanks for coming by!
Sindhu
Stephanie Severin


 I hope that you enjoyed my cards all of the DT creations, and that you in turn will add to the FUSION Gallery!
Remember, you have 2 weeks to revel in inspiration and add your wonderful creation!!!
See you there.

And if you can, when you check out other cards, 
DT or players, 
please leave a little lovin hello! 
It means more than you know
 to brighten a day!

Also Posting to: Simon Says Wednesday "Anything with Pearls"


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Strictly Sparkle! - Cure for The Monday Blues #6 ------Part II


Cure for the Monday Blues#6

Another Cure for the Monday Blues!
I love playing with my Delicata Glitz Gold
And this HOT Pink, 
It was a Thank You in my recent order from Hero Arts!
A mini Cube of NEON Pink!








Check it out [HERE]

Strictly Sparkle! - Cure for The Monday Blues #6


Cure for the Monday Blues#6

Another Cure for the Monday Blues!
Play along, the Photo Inspirations are to DIE for
LOVE them.

Check it out [HERE]

I loved this GLITZY Cue this week!
I have been loving the Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers so much!
 I have jumped on the bandwagon on the Delicate Gold too!

USING THE BLEED THROUGH 
(as my husband calls it)
The image, HERO ARTS Large Peony
I colored it in Vibrant colors, then thought it was just too bright!
I went to pitch it and as it turned over I thought, 
HEY  -- I like that!
There you have it.






Paper Source Confetti Stamp    Heidi Swapp Glitter Stickers



Runway Challenge -You and Me

Runway Challenge -You and Me


Ahhhhh YES!  The FREEDOM of the Runway!
Be inspired, RUN with IT!

I watched Project Runway under the GUNN tonight, 
I watch it on Netflix, so I have no idea what night
it really airs... And I will say it was kinda cool.
They designed and were inspired by the movie POMPEII.

Little known fact: Kimberly has climbed Mt Vesuvius and visited Pompeii
Another little known fact: I believe that Italy is an adventure 
that heals your very soul.

Wow, where was I? 
 It was like I started daydreaming of wining the LOTTO or
something...........
Tell me next time when I drift off like that!

What I LOVE about the Runway Challenge, is I really just express myself
and don't really think about it as a challenge, just an expression.
A freedom to use whatever strikes my fancy really, and let the colors just lead me to the results.

Kind of a Tribal feel dontcha think?



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

CASology CUE Card #84: Paint!


Welcome to CASology!

We are hoping that this week will truly inspire you 
and get the creativity flowing!
By now, you know I LOVE BOLD and am Crazy for Color!

For Paint, I wanted a little different approach
I am smitten with the fade out effect of inking.

I thought of Paint... One of my favorite movies of all time
is High Plains Drifter.  Clint Eastwood western classic
with a twist.  I won't spoil it for you,
I highly recommend it.

So Paint, washes, watercolor, I know,
"Paint the town Red!"

What does PAINT bring to mind for you?

We would LOVE to see what springs to mind
join us [HERE]


SPRAYPAINT INKING

I inked heavily only the top edges of the stamp and used my Tim Holtz
Inksentials distress ink daubers to lightly bring down the paint.
I hope you like this effect and will try it sometime!

Supplies:
Mama Elephant Central Park
Kelly Purkey Sentiment
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Poppy
Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Dauber

Kelly Purkey: I Like You               Mama Elephant : Central Park
 Kelly Purkey - I Like You       



I also stamped one of my new flourishes sets and
used the watercolor Twinkling H2o's

WATERCOLOR
Supplies:
Flourishes Always Blooming
Twinkling H2o's 
Memento Tuxedo Black


If you want to use a larger stamp, and still keep it CAS, 
try stamping off the page.



I clear embossed the sentiment and some stars
Then washed over with Twinkling H2o's


WATERCOLOR WASH over EMBOSSING
Clear embossing with a watercolor wash has a dreamy effect!
Supplies:
Flourishes Just My Type Sentiments
(I am not sure if this is still available, the sets are going fast at Flourishes LLC.)
I used a post it to mask off only the sentiment I wanted to emboss.
Clear Embossing Powder
Twinkling H2o's 
Sequins





Okay, sometimes I get carried away... 
I loved the idea of a washed out large image...
Supplies:
AMuse, Mama Elephant
Memento Luxe Bahama Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black

AMuse Studio Wish you were here          Mama Elephant Wanderlust





I really hope that my cards and the cards of the Design Team 
this week, along with the wonderful Guest Designer 
have made a light go off 
and have you rushing to make a card!

Join us at CASology this week!


CASology SPECIAL Guest Designer 
This week is:  Hannelie

Stay warm 
and be with the 
Ones that 
you LOVE!
Keep Crafting
Friends

Monday, February 24, 2014

SneakPeek! -- Sketch it Saturday on the Unscripted Sketches Blog!



Yipppppeeee !!
My Sweet Stamp Shop Stamps Came Today!
So I made an outrageously Funfetti Bright Card 
to celebrate
for all to see Saturday!



Come check out the designer Inspirations
Saturday
[HERE]
"Sketch it Saturday"


Hero Arts Fancy Die!
Carta Bella Sequins Paper

More FUSION for you!

More FUSION for you!

Hey Ya'll you still have until Tuesday Noon PST
 to enter the FUSION Challenge!
Her is some more Lavishly Lavender Inspiration for you !

So  -----Join in [HERE!]

Supplies
Kaiser Craft Violet Crush Sticker Sheet
DP: Pink Paislee Hope Chest Trinkets 
Inkadinkadoo Thank you set Sentiments
Purple Shimmer Papers (I Purchused  in Hawaii... so I do not have the brand.)
Memento Tuxedo Black
Double Stick Foam Tape
Black Cardstock
2" Circle Punch


I bought this lovely Kaiser Craft Sticker sheet and Pink Paislee Papers at a Local
Scrapbooking Store in Edmonds, WA



Tim Holtz Stamps
Asst Copics



How to play:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the Our Rules Page before playing along.

And the Fusion Design Team that starts the ball rolling!
Check out their Creations and leave the love!
(Just a little love goes a long way!)
Betty J
Cathy Weber 
Dannielle Robeson
Deepti
Geri Freeman
Julia Aston
Katie Brooks
Kelly Griglione
Kimberly Wiener 
Sindhu
Stephanie Severin


 I hope that you enjoyed my cards all of the DT creations, and that you in turn will add to the FUSION Gallery!




Saturday, February 22, 2014

ColourQ - AMuse

ColourQ - AMuse

Getting caught up on some 
FUN Challenges!

ColourQ Rocks the Color Combos like no other!
 and this week,
 the colors are SWOON worthy!

Dontcha just ADORE this Sentiment??!!

Supplies:
AMuse Botanicals, Botanicals 2,
Sentiment AMuse Love Me Do Set
[Of Course I have mostly Fresh Ink/Memento/Stampin Up BRIGHTS/Versamagic]
So I need to improvise the colors a little to get as close as I can to the ColourQ
Peach Parfait = Versamagic PinkGrapefruit
Apricot Appeal = Versamagic Persimmon
Always Artichoke = Memento Bamboo Leaves
Summer Starfruit =Memento Pear Tart

Posting to ColourQ#229



And SPECIAL Thanks to COLOURQ
For naming me one of the Colour Couriers -----Thanks alot you ALL!!!!

For the last challenge [HERE]



-------------Set me straight if my bouquet is not Floral enough.....  
Thanks!!!
"Clean and Simple" Style Used!



Festive Fridays - Join in the Fun!

Festive Friday!

Getting those Christmas Cards Ready, one Challenge at a Time!

Join in, If you even do one card every other week, you will have some
very original cards all set for some friends and family way before the holidays 
are upon us again!!!

JOIN [HERE]!

My personal goal is 1 Christmas Card a week.
I may not always accomplish this, however I find that with Festive Friday
the Bi-Weekly Christmas Card Challenge, 
One card every other week = Totally Do-able!

Super Clean Festive Friday.
Well, I think it is clean.  Large FESTIVE AMuse Poinsetta Blooms
and Deck the Halls AMuse Sentiment
LOVE the BOLD-ness of this!




Posting to Festive Fridays!


Have a Crafty 
Weekend 
my Friends!


=====Also if you didn't already see this feature on me Posted by Paperie Designs'Studio
Have a looksee if you want, thanks!!!!
 [HERE]