Thursday, October 9, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #172

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for another Deconstructed Sketch challenge!  Sketch #172 is very different, but I hope you’ll give it a try!  For some great inspiration, be sure to visit the team members (linked down below).

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I recently got an order from Simon Says Stamp, so I put a few of my new goodies to work for my card…

Deconstructed Sketch #172 by Tammy Hershberger

This card uses the You Are My Sunshine stamps and die set, along with some Simple Stories papers.  I decided at the last second to go with a square card… I was channeling my inner Arielle Gordon with this design, but her stuff is just so dang cute, I’m afraid I fell short of the mark.

Be sure to stop over at Jen’s blog for the challenge details, and visit the rest of the team for plenty of inspiration…

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color Throwdown #313

Color Throwdown #313 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Happy Wednesday, and happy Color Throwdown day!  I'm your challenge hostess today, and we're going all-out-Fall with these colors!  I hope you'll join us!

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For my card, I started with the Sweet Sunday Sketch #239 for my layout and pulled out my (new to me) Giving Thanks stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.

Color Throwdown #313 by Tammy Hershberger

I stamped the leaves on the tree, then stamped them second generation for some dimension, then added a few more leaves randomly in a lighter shade of orange.  Then I used my Shabby Shutters distress marker to add some dots around the leaves, too... just a little added interest.  I also freehanded some grass at the base of the tree.  After my design was complete, I gave the whole card front a few very light spritzes with some Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Color Shine spray.

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details.  And be sure to visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey, October Guest Designer
Angie Anny, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, October 3, 2014

A Day for Daisies-Happy Fall

There’s another new batch of fun images in the shop over at A Day for Daisies, and they’re perfectly sweet to get you in a Halloween mood!  Check out the new October Club Kit “Happy Candy Corn!”

Here’s my somewhat simple card… I’m having a bad week, and had to keep this pretty simple!

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There’s a new challenge on the A Day for Daisies blog too, to go along with these fun new images… Get Sugared!  Be sure to check out the challenge (the challenge that I forgot to incorporate into my card…. like I said, I’m having a bad week.)

The rest of the ADFD team will have some fantastic creations to share with you today using these cute candy corn images, so be sure to check them out!

Arielle Gordon
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Juliana Swanson

I hope you’ll play along!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #171

Deconstructed Sketch #171 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Happy almost-Friday!  (Geesh, seems like all I do lately is wish for Friday!)  It’s Thursday so that means it’s time for another Deconstructed Sketch.  Jen has a GREAT sketch this week… you can go simple with this, or really dress it up with layers and patterns!

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I decided to dress it up a little, and while I love Fall, I guess maybe I was still stuck in a Summer mood as I created…

Deconstructed Sketch #171 by Tammy Hershberger

I chose to make my card A2 size instead of square because I do need to mail this one.  For the flowers, I used my Altenew Painted Flowers stamp set.  I just HAD to have this set after seeing it on everyone’s blogs and I waited awhile for it too, as it was out of stock.  And I received it over a month ago, and have finally  used it!  LOL  Isn’t that how it goes?  For the sentiment, I used the word “thank” from the (retired) Big Greetings stamp set from My Favorite Things, and the die-cut “You” is from Simon Says Stamp.  On the kraft card stock background I stamped the BG Romantic Script background from MFT in Sweet Tooth pigment ink.  A scattering of sequins, and I called this done!

Be sure to stop over at Jen’s blog for all the sketch challenge details, and visit the rest of the team for plenty of inspiration…

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Color Throwdown #312

Color Throwdown #312 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It's time for another Color Throwdown, and this week Broni is the hostess for challenge #312.  She's bringing us into Fall with these lovely colors...

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I pulled out a favorite set, LJD Primitive Pumpkins with the matching dies from My Favorite Things to make my card. 

Color Throwdown #312 by Tammy Hershberger

The tag was cut using the Pierced Traditional Tag STAX, and I added a Die-Namics Woodgrain Fence behind the pumpkins.  On the Black Licorice card stock I used some graphite black Ferro to emboss some stars from the MPD Stargaze stencil, and on the Kraft card stock base I added some stripes on the left side using Steel Grey hybrid ink and Tangy Orange hybrid ink and the DC Plaid Background Builder stamp set.

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, AND to welcome our new October Guest Designer!  And be sure to visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey, October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop-Catered Crop Recipe Swap

Catered Crop Seeing Red cropped by Tammy Hershberger

I got connected with a big bunch of stampers recently via Facebook for a big event today, the Coffee Lovers Blog HopChaitali Narla and Amy Tsuruta are the creators of this event which should prove to be a lot of fun for everyone involved!  Check it out HERE!  Everyone in the hop today is creating with a coffee theme in mind.  Each participant was asked to have a little fun by answering a few coffee questions…

1. When did you start drinking coffee?  I actually started drinking coffee within the last 5 years when I discovered just how yummy all those wonderful creamers are!  You know how some people drink coffee black?  I drink my coffee beige!  LOVE me my creamer!
2. What is favorite brand?  We live within 5 miles of the world headquarters of the J.M. Smucker Company, the makers of wonderful jams and jellies as well as many other products including Folgers.  And, since we own stock in Smuckers too, I drink Folgers.  In the morning I have Morning Cafe K-cups, and if I have coffee in the evening, I drink Folgers decaf.
3. What is the most amazing coffee that you had?  Honestly, nothing comes to mind.
4. If I don't drink my needed coffee, I will...  While I do enjoy a giant cup or two in the mornings, I can also get by without it, so no biggie if I don’t have any.  Diet Coke will suffice if I really need some caffeine.  :)

So, enough coffee chit-chat… here’s my card.

Catered Crop Seeing Red by Tammy Hershberger

I used one of my most favorite coffee stamp sets, the Be a Barista set from Reverse Confetti.  It’s such a fun set.  The papers I used are from a Doodlebug 6x6 paper pad, and my card layout is this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch #238.  I also used the Colour Me challenge #39 for this week.  And finally, Linda’s Catered Crop Recipe Swap challenge for this week is Seeing Red.  So I worked plenty of red into my card today, as you can see in my patterned papers.  :)  Be sure to stop over at Linda’s blog for all the Catered Crop challenge details!

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So that’s all for me today!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Day for Daisies-Pretty Black Cats

Tammy has done it again with some fantastic new images at A Day for Daisies!  There’s a whole new clowder of Pretty Black Cats for you to see!  (See, I pay attention when I watch Big Bang Theory!)

Here’s my Pretty Black Cat with some Fall-inspired colors…

A Day for Daisies Pretty Black Cat by Tammy Hershberger

Here is Black Cat 2, who is actually on sale right now in the ADFD store!  I’ve named this guy Finnick, because around our house, we do have a pretty black cat, and he was a good model for me to color this!  :)  I printed the image on Copic X-press It blending card stock, and colored with Copics, then added some die-cut flags, and some buttons and an enamel dot for embellishment.

Be sure to see what the rest of the team has created with the Pretty Black Cat clowder today…

Arielle Gordon
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Juliana Swanson

Happy Friday, and thank you for stopping by today!