Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Color Throwdown #310



Hi there Throwdown fans!  It's Wanda here...hanging on for dear life to some summer-like colors inspired by these floral embellishments I found in an Etsy shop.

You'll notice we are no longer listing specific color names on the inspiration swatch and are letting you interpret them with ink or paper colors of your choice (Pssst...but I did have Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana in mind for my choices!)  Another reminder... neutrals are free! Neutrals include black, white, gray, kraft, etc. Lastly, remember if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD310. Also, when linking up your card using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--- all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar. For more inspiration, check out the design team members' creations below. 

We're happy to announce that Joanne James from The Crafty Owl is our guest star stamper this week!  Be sure and check out her lovely sample below...or visit her blog and leave her some love!

Have fun and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Wherever You Go card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Reverse Confetti

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Vickie Zimmer- Smitten


Joan Ervin - Stamping with a Passion


Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer - My Little Creative Escape


Joanne James, Guest Star Stamper - The Crafty Owl


Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper


Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Featured Stamper #309

Hello! Thanks to everyone who took the time to play in last week’s challenge. WOW-the projects were all amazing! It’s time to share this week’s featured stamper with you. 

Random.org chose  #40 Karren




Congratulations  you are our Featured Stamper for today, and are now invited to join us as Guest Star Stamper for the CTD challenge on September 17th! 
Please email Tammy (tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com) 
  by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Friday to obtain your Featured Stamper blinkie and get details for the challenge.

 Now, here are just a few designs (and I mean just a few) that caught my eye as I was checking out the creations:
#3- Bonnie-wonderful collage of images and flowers- love those flamingos
#4-Chriss- the flowers are gorgeous- wonderful CAS card
#12- Doni- love how the colors were used for a winter card-wonderful coloring
#22-Deanne- CAS card with impact- the colors layered in the chevron panel are perfect
#24- Betty-and who doesn't love some polka dots- multicolored ones too
#34- Janet- love the modeling paste stenciled background, butterflies, and sentiment

Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see the next set of fantastic colors by my sweet friend Wanda!!

Vickie

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Color Throwdown #309 Countdown

Happy Saturday!! Hope you're having a relaxing day!! 




The countdown is on for the current challenge and this is a friendly reminder that you still have time to join us. The linky will close on Monday, September 15, 2014  at 6:00 p.m. EST, so there is still time to join us!!

Did you notice we've added a new little twist to the challenges this year? You just might be the lucky, randomly chosen guest designer for our next challenge a week later!

Good luck and hope to see you in the gallery!

Vickie

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Color Throwdown #309

Good Morning!! Vickie here bringing you the colors for this week's Color Throwdown challenge!!


I picked this gorgeous quilt for inspiration as I loved this combination of colors!! Yep, I want it!!

NOTE: Did you notice that we're no longer including color names on the color swatch? Although we have traditionally used Stampin' Up! colors, we recognize that times have changed and there are many companies from which you can buy supplies. We are going with generic colors to hopefully avoid stifling your creativity by using any industry names. As a result, we decided to provide you with the colors "pulled" from the inspiration piece rather than actual color names. Is that confusing... I hope not!! For example, with this challenge there is blue, light blue, a citrus-y green, and gray. As long as you use these as your main colors... you're good!!

Another reminder... neutrals are free!! Neutrals include black, white, gray, kraft etc. I did name gray, a neutral, as part of this challenge due to the predominance of the color in the inspiration photo, so in this case gray is a part of the challenge palette.

Lastly, remember if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD309. Also, when linking up your card using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--- all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar. For more inspiration check out the design team members' creations below. 

Get forth and get inky!! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week!!

Lisa Henke, is still with us this month providing more inspiration!!

Vickie Zimmer- Smitten 



Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Thank You card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Avery Elle

Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations


Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion


Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper



Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer - My Little Creative Escape






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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Featured Stamper #308


Hello everyone!! First, I want to thank all of you wonderful stampers for playing in my challenge....all the cards in the gallery were absolutely fabulous!!!! It's time to announce the winner.....drum roll, please!!!



Random.org picked #24....Joanne James....Woot!!! Congtats, Joanne!!!! You are our Featured Stamper for today, and are now invited to join us as Guest Star Stamper for the CTD challenge on September 17th! 

Please email Tammy (tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com)   by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Friday to obtain your Featured Stamper blinkie and get details for the challenge.

Now, here are a few entries that really caught my eye.....

1. #7 Bonnie Sharp - Love how she stamped all the flowers behind the sentiment!!!
2. #8 Carole Burrage - Love that pink sparkly tape dispenser and the fun sentiment!!
3. #42 Ceal - What a beautiful fall design with the tree branch and leaves!!
4. #43 Jane - Love this pretty  CAS design with the bird and all the white space!!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to check out the new challenge...Vickie has picked out an awesome color combo for you to play with!!!

Have a wonderful, Crafty Day!!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Color Throwdown #308 Countdown


Hello to all you Color Throwdown fans! The countdown is on for the current challenge and this is a friendly reminder that you still have time to join us. The linky will close on Monday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST, so there is still time.

Did you notice we've added a new little twist to the challenges this year? You just might be the lucky, randomly chosen guest designer for our next challenge a week later!

Good luck and hope to see you in the gallery!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Color Throwdown #308



Hello everyone!!! Joan here with another fun challenge!! Now that the kids are back in school and the vacations are over for another year, the summer is beginning to wind down....fall will be here before we know it!!! I really want to postpone the end of summer as long as I can so that's why I picked these bright, sunny, summery colors....I hope you like them and are inspired to play along with us this week!! 

With a new month, we welcome a new Guest Designer so please help us give a big shout-out to Lisa Henke, our September Guestie!


Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, use whatever you have that's close...the color police won't come after you--this is all about having fun! If you upload to a public gallery, please use the key words CTD308. Also, when linking up your card using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post, please link to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog--all of the "rules" are in the right sidebar, so check 'em out to be sure. For more inspiration, check out the other design team members' creations below, and get inky! We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.


Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion


Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Seriously You Rock card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lil' Inker Designs

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor


Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations



Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper


Vickie Zimmer- Smitten



Lisa Henke, September Guest Designer - My Little Creative Escape



Kim Singdahlsen, Guest Star Stamper - Joyful Creations with Kim


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Cindy Lawrence - the creative closet




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