Friday, September 19, 2014

A Day for Daisies – I’m back!!


Yay, today’s the day I can share that I have rejoined the fabulously talented girls on the A Day for Daisies team!  I had greatly enjoyed my time on this team last year, but after my Dad’s passing last December I had to leave the team for awhile, as stamping took a big back seat to getting through the grief and other issues.  But, while I miss my Dad terribly, life has carried on and I’m so glad to be welcomed back to this team!

Today marks a new release at ADFD… Tammy has once again created some fantastic images you’re doing to love with the new Tiny Teacup Fairies!  There’s also a new challenge today on the ADFD blog… it’s an Anything Goes challenge!  My favorite kind!

So here’s my Tiny Teacup Fairy creation…

Tiny Teacup Fairy tag by Tammy Hershberger

I used the new Tea Time Fairy, and decided to make a tag, and will save this to maybe attach to a box of tea or a sweet teacup to give as a gift!  My image is colored with Copics, printed on X-press It blending card stock.  I wasn’t able to capture it well in my photo but I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter to the wings.

Be sure to stop over at the ADFD blog to check out the challenge details, and I hope that you’ll join us!  And be sure to visit the ADFD team members for more of these adorable images today!

Arielle Gordon
Broni Holcombe
Danielle Kennedy
Juliana Swanson

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #169

DS169 cropped

Hey kids, what time is it?  No, NOT Howdy Doody time!  It’s Deconstructed Sketch time!  LOL  (I may be just a little over-tired as a type this!)  Jen’s got a great sketch for us this week.  Check it out!


Different, don’t you think?  But give it a try… I think you’ll find some fun possibilities with this!  I’ll admit I was scratching my head at first, trying to come up with an idea but once I got started everything came right together.


I went with a get well theme for my card because our Catered Crop challenge this week is all about making cards that are “good medicine.”  So I used Get Well Wishes from My Favorite Things, repeatedly stamping the big block letter sentiments for my background in Natural Premium dye ink on kraft card stock.  Then I used the pinked circle from Blueprints 13 on the top left corner, cut from Factory Green card stock, and added some flowers cut from Tangy Orange card stock using Blueprints 12.  The “feel better soon” sentiment is stamping in Olive Hybrid ink on a Whip Cream card stock Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX die cut.  On the lower right side, I added a punched photo corner.

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

Also, be sure to visit Linda’s blog over at the Catered Crop blog for details on the Good Medicine Recipe Swap.

Here are my supplies...

Corner punch is from Stampin’ Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #310

Color Throwdown #310(c) by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  I’m so happy that it’s Wednesday because that means we have another Color Throwdown challenge for you today!  Wanda is our hostess and her colors were inspired by these fun floral embellishments she found on Etsy.

swatch 310

Well, as you’ll see my colors are just a little bolder than the ones in the swatch… the coral cardstock I ended up using turned out more of a reddish-orange in my photos.  :)  But the challenge is all about your interpretation of the colors, so it’s all good.

Color Throwdown #310 by Tammy Hershberger

I have a very dear friend celebrating a birthday (well, actually the birthday was Sunday and I still haven’t mailed the card…. ugh!)  I just had to use this beautiful new Flower Maiden 2 image from A Day for Daisies for her card.  I printed in Copic X-press It blending card stock, and colored with Copics.  On the flowers I added a little sparkle from a clear Wink of Stella pen.  The script in the background and the sentiment both come from the LJD Pretty Poppies stamp set from My Favorite Things, as do many of the Die-Namics I used for my design.

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and please join us!  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer
Joanne James, Guest Star Stamper

Here are my supplies….

Other card stock includes Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate your visits and comments!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #168 – Arigato

Deconstructed Sketch #168 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

OK, I’m officially in love!  In love with the FABULOUS Deconstructed Sketch that Jen has for us this week!  I’m LOVING the simplicity of this layout… it opens up all sorts of possibilities!


For me, possibility came in the form of a Lawn Fawn stamp set and dies that I’ve owned for months and haven’t used!  Here ya’ go…

Deconstructed Sketch #168 by Tammy Hershberger

My family… we’re sushi lovers, BIG TIME!  So when I saw this Lawn Fawn “Let’s Roll” stamp set and matching dies, I HAD to have them!  And then I did nothing with them… until now!  OMGosh, these stamps are fun to cut, color and arrange.  I colored everything with Copics, added some diagonal stripes in the background using white embossing paste, and embellished with some enamel dots.  Super easy, and fun!

Please stop over at Jen’s blog and check out the current challenge, and join us!  And for plenty of inspiration, visit the team blogs…

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it very much!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Color Throwdown #309

Color Throwdown #309 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Vickie is our hostess.  She found this great quilt to inspire you this week... it's got a bit of a primitive look to it, I think.  I hope gets your creative mojo going so you can play along with us!

swatch 309

You might notice a slightly new feature to our color swatch... NO color names!  That's right, we will no longer be listing specific color names on the swatches.  Just the colors, so it's up to you to match up whatever you have that's most similar.  We hope everyone will like this slight change in format.

My card came together because I needed to make something to send to a man at church, so these colors worked well for a more masculine card, I think...

Color Throwdown #309 by Tammy Hershberger

I started out with a piece of watercolor cardstock, and stamped the BG Patterned Triangles background  in Versamark, then embossed with Seafoam White embossing powder.  Then I dabbed a bit of Tumbled Glass and Shabby Shutter distress reinkers on my craft sheet, and using an aqua brush did a color wash on the background.  I die cut a piece of Sno Cone card stock with the Blueprints 11 Die-Namics, and stamped the BG Diagonal Stripes background in Sweet Tooth pigment ink.​  Then I used the Die-Namics TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello to cut out the word bubble.  I added the sentiment from Get Well Wishes near the bottom using some Blu Raspberry Premium Dye ink, and mounted the word bubble piece over the background with some foam adhsesive.  I matted this on a piece of Sour Apple card stock, and a Steel Blue card stock base, and finished the design with a few enamel dots.

​Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and please join us!  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer

Here are my supplies...​

Thanks so much for stopping by!