Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Sprinkles of Life

Well, I must say, I had a little bit of a hard time with this one this week, and I thought this should have been a slam dunk.  Funny how that works out.  Every time I sit down and look at the colors and come up with something to make using them, everything works out great.  If I have an idea in my head and sit down to create it, it never looks like I want it to look, then I change the design completely, and well, it's ok.  That's what this week's submission is ... ok.

I hope you got here from Amanda's blog, as she inspires us all the time with different techniques or designs.  Make sure you get back over there if you started here.  And moving along to Joni's blog, she always thinks ahead and comes up with some different stuff as well.  Sometimes I do too, but this time, I've been in a mini slump.  You know I'll get out of it, so stay tuned.  I hope to be posting more after Convention.  I have many swaps I must get finished (and designed for that matter), so I'll have a lot to share.

So .... here's the color pallet and photograph we used for our inspiration this week.  I wanted to make  an ice cream card, so fitting with the picture, but it just didn't work out.  Oh well, next time.

Now don't you think ice cream would have just hit the spot with this one?  Yea, me too.  But never-the-less, here's my card for you this week.

And there you have it.  I used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set for this one, and added some pearls and topped it off with some linen thread for the bow.

I hope you liked it, and please come back again to see what I'll have for you next.

Hugs and kisses ...

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Wild About Flowers

Crazy week and more computer issues.  UGH!  But never-the-less, I made it this week.

Let's start with the color photo and pallet first ... this is what we used for inspiration:

Now, here's my creation for this week, sweet and simple.

Now, if you haven't been to Amanda's blog, please click on her name to go back to see what she's done for us this week.  After here, please hop on over to Joni's blog and she has something in store you'll enjoy as well.

Have a great week.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Paper Plunge 37 - Black and White with a Pop

It's been a while since I've posted something over at the The Paper Plunge.  Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes, but the opportunity to get back into the swing of things is here and I'm plunging right in.

This week's challenge is "Black and White with a Pop".  Well that's pretty easy, isn't it?  Here's what I created for the challenge.

Paper:  basic black, whisper white
Ink:  memento black
Stamp Set:  gift from the garden
Accessories:  2015-17 in color embellishment, arrows EF, large dots EF, black baker's twine

I love those little embellishments .. they are so cute.  I know I'll be using those quite a lot.

Hope you have fun trying your hand at the challenge over at the plunge.  Go on ... take the plunge!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - A Whole Lot of Lovely

Hi Everyone.  I'm back.  I've been traveling a bit, and wouldn't you know, when I got home, I got really ill.  Not sure what was going on, but I got some sort of infection in my chest, which between the fevers and coughing, kept me in bed for a week.  I'm still not totally out of the woods yet, but I'm definitely on the mend.

So welcome back to our blog hop this week.  I'm sorry I had to miss last week, but I was just not up to it.  This week, we're in for a treat, as the colors are so pretty.  Here they are:

I love hydrangeas, and I can see them in the photo above.  Love love love them.  Anyway, this is what I created for you this week, using the color pallet above.

Paper:  mossy meadow, pear pizzazz, whisper white
Ink:  smoky slate, perfect plum, wisteria wonder, tangerine tango, mossy meadow
Stamp Sets:  a whole lot of lovely (new catty hostess), work of art
Accessories:  basic pearls, wisteria wonder baker's twine, circle framelits, sizix 2 circle die, 
basic pearls

If you haven't seen the new catalog yet, you must look at it.  There's a lot of new, cool stuff in it, and I'm going to be ordering more tomorrow.  Oh yes, I am!

If you've arrived here from Robbie's blog, please make sure you hop on over to Joni's blog to see what she's made for you this week.  Our participants on the blog hop are lean this week, but I'm sure they'll be back with some more great inspiration for you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Build a Bouquet

Hi everyone.  It's Coloring Down the Lines blog hop day and I'm so glad you've come back to visit.  This week was a fun week - the colors are lively happy, and I decided just to make something simple.  Sometimes simple is all you need.

Let's first start with the photograph and color pallet.  Take a look at these, and then see what I've made for you this week.

When looking at the photograph, I wanted to make something fun.  It reminds me of birthday, happy, celebrate, and confetti.  Well, this is what I made - keeping with the happy theme.

Paper:  elegant eggplant, whisper white, tangelo twist
Ink:  tangelo twist, elegant eggplant, crushed curry, melon mambo, garden green
Stamp Sets:  build a bouquet, painted petals
Accessories:  large pearls, tangelo twist twine

If you've arrived here from Amanda's blog, don't forget to hop on over to Joni's blog and see what she made as well.  Fun, Fun, Fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines with Painted Petals

Hello everyone.  It's been a week since my last posting.  I've been traveling, and lo and behold, when I returned, I ended up with a nasty upper respiratory infection, along with a horrible head cold.  Needless to say, I haven't felt much like posting or creating, for that matter.  I hope this infection finds its way out soon, as it totally has a hold on me.  I've been spiking fevers for the past 3 days, and trust me, this is getting old.

Anyway, I managed to create a card for the blog hop today, and it's all I could muster for the day.  If you've arrived here from Our Crafty Playdate, then you got a real treat.  Please don't forget to hop on over to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping after your visit here, as she never disappoints.

For this week's challenge, this is the photo and color pallet we used.

I would have loved to do something fun, but I just didn't have it in me this week.  So instead, this is what I created for you.

Paper:  pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink:  real red, melon mambo, blushing bride, blackberry bliss, pear pizzazz
Stamp Set:  painted petals
Accessories:  spring flowers EF, ovals framelits, basic pearls, white jute ribbon

I hope you enjoyed the hop this week, and of course, we look forward to seeing you next week as well.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.  I appreciate you!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines - Sweet Bouquet

It's that time again ... yep, Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop.  I prepared my card early because by now, I'm in Birmingham, Alabama at a function for one of my customers at work.

This week's challenge really focused on two color schemes:  yellow and greens.  At first I was wondering how I come up with a card that I had in mind and although it doesn't quite fit the idea I had in mind, I rather like the way it turned out.

If you've arrived here from Robbie's blog, you sure got some great inspiration there.  I hope mine will also inspire you to use just the simple colors we used, and see what you can create.  I'm sure you'll also find a lot of inspiration over at Joni's blog as well.  She's next on the tour.  Please don't forget to hop on over.

Here's the color photograph we used this week, as well as the color pallet.

So as you can see, there's not a lot of any other color to work with, but the sky is the limit with the possibilities.  Here's what I created for you:

Paper:  always artichoke, whisper white
Ink:  so saffron, crushed curry, hello honey, always artichoke, garden green, wild wasabi
Stamp Sets:  butterfly basics, flower patch, best of flowers, beautiful bunch, flower shop,
 petal potpourri
Accessories:  pansy punch, flower medallion punch, 7/8" scallop punch, flower fair framelits, 
white jute ribbon

For the background, I used wild wasabi, crushed curry, hello honey, always artichoke and garden green using the bokeh method.  When I was putting the card together, it was such a start background so I figured, why not try blending all those colors together and seeing what happens.  It was just what the card needed.

Thanks for stopping by this week.  See you soon.