Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Elegant Flower Frame - CTD556

Hello! I hope your week is going well. Today is Wednesday and the start of a new Color Throwdown Challenge where we have the pretty colors of green, yellow, blue and kraft to create with. 
Last Friday and Saturday was a fun two day getaway, I drove down to Ohio with a friend of mine where we attended the Stampawayusa convention. While I were there, I saw a collection of beautiful stamps designed by Catherine Scanlon and sold by Art Gone Wild and couldn’t resist making a purchasing. I love the illustrated look of Catherine Scanlon’s designs and coloring this image was so fun. My mind is filled with ideas on how to create cards using her stamps. The stamp I used for my card today is, Elegant Flower Frame. I used my Tim Holtz Stamping Platform to stamp this image onto white card stock and then I colored it using Copic markers. The sentiment is from the Words of Wisdom 2 set which I stamped into the open frame. Once I was done coloring, I did some fussy cutting and trimmed off the card stock along the outer edges and attached my piece to a kraft colored card base using foam tape. I thought it need something small with a bit of dimension so I stamped a bee from the Flora & Fauna stamp set Bee Kind and after coloring and cutting him out I added him near the frame with some foam tape. Other than that I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on the bee’s wings, the blue flowers and the centers of the large yellow flowers.
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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
 LucieG- August Guest Designer

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Bicycle Built for You - CTD555

Hello! It’s time for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge where we have some beautiful colors to create with this week. Before I get to my card, I’d like to welcome our Guest Designer for this month, LucieG.
For my card, I used the Lawn Fawn stamp set Bicycle Built for You along with the Bicycle Built for You dies. I also used images from Hello Sunshine set for the sun, the pine trees are from the Happy Trails set and dies and the little bird in the tree is from the Chit Chat set and dies. I stamped all of my images and colored them using Copic markers then die cut them out. I used the Leafy Tree Backdrop die and die cut it from some kraft card stock and blended on some vintage photo distress oxide ink and for the green of the tree I die cut a piece from the Really Rainbow paper pad. I used the Stitched Hillside Borders die along with the Little Picket Fence Border die to create my landscape and the Simple Stitched Hillside Borders for my road. For my sentiment, I used the Simple Wavy Banners die along with the Wavy Sayings stamp set.
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 see all of the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
 LucieG- August 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.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Hello Bluebird Card Collection

 Hello! Thank you for stopping by and happy Friday! Today I’m sharing the third and final card in my mini card collection using Hello Bluebird stamps & dies.
 As I’ve said in previous post using Hello Bluebird, so many of their sets work great together when creating scenes. For my third card, I used the frog and large mushroom from the Garden Friends stamp set and the Garden Friends dies and mixed in the medium sized mushroom, butterfly and sentiment from the Field Mice stamp set and Field Mice dies. I also used the small set of mushrooms and ladybug from the Fairy Garden set and dies. For my background I used the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies and some Papertrey Ink red polka dot paper and I used the Small Stitched Circle Stackables dies to die cut my black circle. I die cut a banner for my sentiment using the Everyday Sentiment Banners and I popped up my black circle, butterfly, caterpillar, ladybug and small mushrooms with foam tape.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Just Sitting Here Thinking About You

 Hello, hello! Happy first day of August! Today I’m sharing the second card in a mini card series that I created using the adorable Hello Bluebird stamp set, Field Mice. If you’d like to see yesterday’s card, you can click here or scroll down.
 For today’s card I used the Hello Bluebird stamp set Field Mice along with the Field Mice dies to create a thinking of you card. I also used the little caterpillar image from the Strawberry Jam stamp set and Strawberry Jam dies well as the large mushroom from the Garden Friends stamp set and dies and the small set of mushrooms from the Fairy Garden stamp set and dies. I love how all of these sets work so great together! For my background, I die cut a piece of Doodlebug Design Dot/Stripe paper using the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies then used the Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame Die #3 and backed it up with black card stock. I used the colors from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge #554 which are black, red, green and kraft. All of my images were stamped and colored using Copic markers. I used the Stitched Sentiment Strips dies and die cut a banner and stamped my sentiment. I used foam tape to adhere both of the mice, the small set of mushrooms and the whole Gallery Frame piece.
Thanks for your visit! Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my next card in this series.