Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Throwdown #348

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Hey all, it’s Wednesday again so that means we’ve got another Color Throwdown challenge for you!  Joan is our hostess today with this sweet quilt to inspire you…

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With these colors, I have no idea why, but my mind immediately turned to this sweet Birdie Brown image from the Green Pastures stamp set at My Favorite Things.  I don’t know, I guess I just thought she’d look good in these colors!  :)  I colored with Copics, and added a little cow from the Whole Herd stamp set and a sentiment from the Green Pastures set.

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On the yellow card stock strip, I stamped the BG Striped background on an angle using In the Buff hybrid ink.  On the Blue Breeze card stock strip I stamped the BG Gingham background with Blue Breeze hybrid ink.  This strip was also cut with the Vertical Stitched Strip Die-Namics.  And on the kraft card stock background I stamped the BG Wood Plank background with In the Buff hybrid ink.  The red circle (sorry, but I can’t keep the color names straight for the red card stock from MFT!) was cut with the new Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics, and I stamped a polka dot background on that.  A few enamel dot embellishments, and it’s done.

Be sure to stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Nancy Thomas, June Guest Designer
KarrenJ, Guest Star Stamper

I hope you’ll join us this week for the Throwdown!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

TCPTuesday #293 – Thanks Bunches

It’s time for another TCPTuesday challenge with The Cat’s Pajamas team, and today Christine is hosting our Inspiration Challenge!  Check out this photo below to get your creativity flowing…l

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Well, I’ve always been partial to bicycle images, so I knew immediately that I’d be using the Wheel Love stamp set, with Bun-bun…

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Bun-bun is taking a little ride along some grassy hills, delivering some pretty yellow posies to his girlfriend, I think… hmmm, what can her name be?  Bunny-Bun?  LOL  I just love me this sweet bunny!  The grassy hills were made with some gingham paper and die cut with the Wavy Stitched Border Cut-Ups.  And in the sky I added a few Stitched Clouds Cut-Ups, out Free with $60 dies!  The layout comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #274 for this week.

Be sure to stop by the TCP blog and join us this week!  You could win some Cat Cash, and be in the running to become our next Swanky Stamper!

Toodles!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Color Throwdown #347

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Hello friends!  It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Broni is our hostess with these fabulous colors!  Oooh, I just couldn’t wait to create with these colors this week… aren’t the scrumptious together?  Here’s what I made…

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I picked up the new Second Helping of Sunshine stamp set from Papertrey Ink a few weeks ago because I just loved the combination of Pyrex-style bowls (LOVE me my vintage Pyrex!) and the scales!  While I was shopping, I also picked up the Bowl of Sunshine stamp set, and the matching dies for both sets, so I foresee lots of fun with these sets!  For my card layout, I used the great Sweet Sunday Sketch #273 again.  My scales were stamped with Steel Grey hybrid ink from My Favorite Things, and on the face of the scales I added some crystal lacquer.  The bowl was stamped in Blu Raspberry hybrid ink, and the cherries in Razzle Berry.  The background was cut from Sweet Tooth card stock using the Modern Morocco Die-Namics cover plate.

Be sure to stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Nancy Thomas, June Guest Designer

I hope you’ll join us this week for the Throwdown!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

You’re Pear-fect

I have long followed the Tag You’re It Challenge, always intending to play along but it just always seems like the time gets away from me.  Today though, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to join in.  So here’s my card for challenge #23

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I water colored these sweet pears yesterday for #thedailymarker30day2 challenge, then set to work using them on this card last night.  The Tag You’re It Challenge shows a tag with an apple on it, so I stuck with the fruit theme and used these pears from Wplus9 Design Studio.  This set is called Punny Produce: Pears.  I water colored with a combination of Ranger Distress inks… Shabby Shutters, Fossilized Amber, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Gathered Twigs and Pumice Stone.  I borrowed some inspiration for my layout from this Retro Sketch #150.

Just a simple little card… maybe I’ll save it to sneak in my hubs’ lunch box one day and surprise him!  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunflower Hello

My husband and I were serving as greeters at church yesterday, and just a few minutes before the start of the service we noticed a young couple carrying a little girl, coming across the parking lot.  As greeters, we’re always supposed to be on the lookout for new people, and I mentioned to my husband that I thought maybe they were new.  As they came closer, my husband said “Oh my gosh, I think that’s our neighbors!”  And sure enough, they were!  They live around the corner from us, and have been looking for a new church, so we were really happy that they decided to give the Orrville C&MA a chance today!  I told pastor after the service that I’d do what I could to extend the welcome into the coming week, so I made some zucchini bread last night and this card to take over to their house…

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I was really glad to have colored this sunflower image on Friday night right after I got my package from Ellen Hutson with this new Clearly Besotted Sunshine and Smiles stamp set.  (The first Clearly Besotted set I’ve owned… I have a feeling there are going to be more!)  I was SO inspired by this card that Debby Hughes did with this set, so I just had to have it, especially since I’m so partial to sunflowers, anyway.  I used Ranger Distress markers on watercolor card stock for the image, then used a wet brush to color.  I also added some distress color around the sunflower, then distressed the panel up good with some splotches of Antique Linen ink.  The layout comes from the Sweet Sunday Sketch #273 this week.  I used the Happy Hellos Die-Namics to die-cut the hello from Steel Grey card stock… I cut three layers, glued them together, then applied crystal lacquer for dimension.  I die-cut some Sno Cone card stock with the Medium Scallop Die-Namics (retired) and a circle from Grout Gray card stock using the new Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics.  On the yellow background panel, I stamped the BG Diagonal Stripes background.

I hope you like my happy sunflower!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Color Throwdown #346

Color Throwdown #346 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Oh, hello!  My little gnomie is here to welcome you to another Color Throwdown challenge!  My BFF Barbara Anders is our hostess today with these fantastic colors…

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I actually colored my little gnome last week as part of #thedailymarker30day2 challenge, then had him ready to use on my card for today’s challenge!  He comes from the sweet Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set.  I think this little guy is so stinkin’ cute ‘cause he looks like he’s doing “Jazz Hands!”  LOL

Color Throwdown #346 by Tammy Hershberger

I used the matching You Gnome Me Die-Namics to cut out the little guy, then mounted him on a Razzle Berry card stock panel that was cut with the Blueprints 22 Die-Namics.  I added a Steel Blue card stock sentiment panel stamped with a You Gnome Me sentiment and embossed with white embossing powder.  Below that I added a Gumdrop Green card stock strip that was stamped with the BG Grid background stamp in Gumdrop Green hybrid ink.  I cut the kraft card stock back panel with the Blueprints 24 Die-Namics, and stamped it with the BG Wood Plank background in Natural hybrid ink.  I mounted that to a piece of Steel Grey card stock, and then mounted it all to a Gumdrop Green card stock base.  A few enamel dots finished my design.

Be sure to stop over at the Color Throwdown blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Nancy Thomas, June Guest Designer
Maura, Guest Star Stamper

Happy hump day, and thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hope Your Day is Cool

These new Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamps that were just released at My Favorite Things were just too irresistible… I had to order last week!  And having the matching dies just makes it so easy to create a fun little scene for Mr. Penguin to enjoy…

Cool Day by Tammy Hershberger 

I actually colored my little penguin earlier as part of #thedailymarker30day2 challenge, and then used him for this card.  I browsed a few challenge blogs looking for layout inspiration and actually found THREE challenges I could use for this card!  That almost never happens for me but I used the current Clean & Simple Stamping layout #15, then worked the little beach ball into the design for the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, and then found that Crazy 4 Challenges #289 this week is to include sunshine in your project!  My penguin, tree and beach ball are all colored with Copics, of course.  To create the little beach scene, I die-cut a Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-Namics from Sno Cone and Natural card stock.  Then, to make the sand I used the Rolling Hills Die-Namics, but used only the hill piece.  I added a few Flat Bottom Clouds Die-Namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped a strip of Ripe Raspberry card stock with the BG Grid background stamp.  On the Lemon Chiffon back panel, I used the Tim Holtz Rays stencil using Lemon Chiffon hybrid ink.  I matted the panel on a piece of Black Licorice card stock, then mounted everything to a Sno Cone card stock base.

I can see myself having a LOT more fun with this sweet stamp set!

Have a great day!

TCP Tuesday #292 – Soakin’ It Up!

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It’s Tuesday again and time for a brand new TCP Tuesday challenge from The Cat’s Pajamas.  This week, our newest Kitty, Deborah Anton is hosting our color challenge with these wonderful colors, just perfect for summer!  These colors immediately led me to a summery/tropical card…

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I stamped Sprinkle floating on the waves from the Fun in the Sun stamp set.  She floating on some Wavy Stitched Border Cut-Ups waves, among some Stitched Clouds Cut-Ups.   On the yellow panel I added some bubbles from the stamp set, and I used the current Sweet Sunday Sketch #272 for the layout.

Be sure to stop over at the TCP blog for all the details, and join us!  You could win some Cat Cash, and be in the running to be our next Swanky Stamper!