Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Color Throwdown #316

Hello friends!  It's time once again for the Color Throwdown, and Monika is our hostess this week!  You could do a lot with these colors... make a Fall card, Halloween, masculine... anything goes!  Check it out...



Well, I cheated a little.  My image was already colored, AND I had already paired it up with the blue card stock in the background because I thought it matched the blue in the quilt quite well.  And when I sat down to make my card for this week, well... I just wasn't feeling very inspired.  So I just decided to use what was already started.  So here's my card...




I needed a birthday card for a friend this week, and this was just perfect.  I colored this Pumpkins & Patchwork image from Whipper Snapper Designs with my Copic markers, and stamped a Hero Arts sentiment at the bottom.  On the blue card stock background I added a gingham pattern with a background stamp.


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   
Sue Rose, Guest Star Stamper


Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Some cards to share…

Hello friends!  Since October is about to come to a close, I figured I better hurry up and do something about the fact that it’s Pastor Appreciation Month!  So I spent my Sunday evening making eight loaves of zucchini bread from a giant zucchini my neighbor gave me, and will drop two loaves off at my church today on my way to an eye doctor appointment.  And here are the cards I made to go with the loaves…

Pastor Appreciation cards by Tammy Hershberger

I made these in the style of a postcard with the writing on the back, so they’re not too fussy.  I die-cut the Big Thanks from Simon Says Stamp in Tangy Orange card stock, then layered it over Kraft card stock that was stamped with the BG Fine Check background stamp from My Favorite Things.  This navy/kraft/tangerine/yellow color combo was from the Colour Q challenge a few weeks ago.  I loved the combo, but just didn’t get around to trying it until now.  These cards also work for the current “Get Crafty” challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog. 

Another loaf of zucchini bread will go to our Sunday School teacher who is also a good family friend.  She recently had a minor procedure done, and is still having to take life a little easier for a few more days, so hopefully a card and bread will cheer her up!

Thinking of You by Tammy Hershberger

I’ve had a print-out of this fabulous card made by Arielle Gordon.  I’ve been trying my darndest to CASE her fantastic design, but without success.  When I finally gave up trying to CASE completely, and just let my own version come to life, then I was happy!  This card uses the very pretty Painted Flowers set from Altenew, a Hero Arts sentiment, and the BG Sheet Music background stamp from MFT.

I hope your Monday is off to a great start, and you’re looking forward to a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Throwdown #315

Well, hello there!  If there’s anyone out there still following my blog then I hope you’re happy to know it’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge.  This week Jodi is our hostess with these beautiful Fall colors…

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For my card, I decided to use a new (to me!) stamp set that I just recently got…

Color Throwdown #315 by Tammy Hershberger

The Wreath for all Seasons stamp set from Papertrey Ink has long been on my wish list, and two weeks ago I decided to do a search and see if I could find someone selling a used set, and happily I did!  So I decided to use it for my card today, along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch #241 for layout inspiration.  I stamped the wreath in Kraft hybrid ink and then did the berries with Rusty Hinge distress ink.  On the yellow card stock I stamped the BG Linen background with Versamark ink, and on the green card stock I stamped the BG Burlap background with Grout Gray hybrid ink.  The small rectangle of designer paper is from an old Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad.  I added a few copper-colored sequins for embellishment.

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
Bernadette Bliss, Guest Star Stamper

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

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!