Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Color Throwdown



Only 6 months away from a new year...YIKES! Slow down summer!  Ready or not...July is here and it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge!  Check out these gorgeous colors that Jodi has chosen based on this beautiful room decor!  Here's my take on the colors...


I placed some vellum behind the 'happy' sentiment which made it stand out more clearly, then I used foam tape to mount it to the stenciled panel.  Here's what else I used...

STAMPS: Bitty Bouquets (PTI), Phrase Play #5 (PTI).
PAPER: Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, White.
INK: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake by SU, Beanstalk by WPlus9, Memento Tuxedo Black.
ACCESSORIES: Happy Frame die and Bitty Bouquets dies by PTI, Stitched rectangle die by Lil Inker Designs, Tim Holtz stencil, Dimensional sticker by Recollections.

Since it's a new month, we are introducing a new guest designer.  A big welcome to the talented Valentyna Komisarenko from the Flourishtina blog!  Looking forward to seeing all your creations!

For more inspiration and for guidelines to play along, please visit the Color Throwdown blog...or...you can go to each of the design team blog links below:

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin  
  Jodi Collins 
  Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Valentyna Komisarenko - Guest Designer for July

Monday, June 29, 2015

Color Challenge


I can't believe how quickly this month has flown by and it's already my last week as a guest designer for the SCS Color Challenge!  I want to thank the team for inviting me to join them - it's been a lot of fun!  Now, on to the new colors...



Mary Marsh has chosen these really yummy colors - Hello Honey, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder - with the dessert option to feature our favorite summertime sweet treat.  Well...I opted to skip dessert because this new SU set was calling out my name and
for me...summertime flowers ARE the best treat - maybe not the sweet kind, but they are a treat for my eyes and many of them smell sweet :-).   I colored the flower with Copics after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It Blending Card, then fussy cut and adhered with a glue stick.  I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment  and it's a good thing!  With stamping on a portion of the leaf, I didn't get a clear enough image with the first try, but the MISTI allowed me to ink up again and then it was perfect.  I have really loved having this tool in my arsenal!  Don't you love being enabled?! :-)


STAMPS: You've Got This (SU).
PAPER: Moonlight designer papers by SU, White.
INK: Hello Honey, Memento Tuxedo Black.
ACCESSORIES: Enamel dots by MME, Diamond Stickles, Copics.

Mojo MondayH



Good Monday everyone! It's tall and skinny week at the Mojo Monday challenge blog and Julee has a perfect sketch to highlight the new Verve Deco Borders stamp set! 

To get the borders stamped straight and to get even spacing between them, my MISTI tool was a huge help to get them placed correctly!  It also allowed me to stamp the image twice for a bolder black color. I just love the new font in this set!

I went with vellum for the horizontal strip as I didn't want to cover
up the designer paper and the deco borders.  The butterfly is another new image from Verve's Sparkly Dreams set and it has coordinating dies to make it easier to cut.  Here's a look at the inside of the card...

Check out the rest of the mojomakers' creations by clicking on their blog links below...or... you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and the first 9 thumbnails will be the design team's cards.
Carole Burrage
Julee Tilman (Owner)

Justin Krieger
Lori Tecler
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline 
Wanda Cullen (you are here) 


Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Color Throwdown


Hi, everyone! Check out these fun summery colors that Joan - our talented hostess with the mostess - has for us this week on the Color Throwdown challenge blog!  I decided to also carry out the nautical theme of the photo  and paper pieced the sails of the ship and colored the rest with Copics.  I added a bit of fine glitter to the
waves for some extra pizzazz!  I'm using the basic sketch for the current Retrosketches Challenge - tweaking it by adding the circle element.  If you're needing a refresher course like I did with the sailor knot steps, the YouTube tutorial link by Barbara Anders is HERE.  My finished card is 5 1/2" square.  I used my corner chomper  and added a die cut flag using Verve's Flag It Die Set and topped it off with a silver pearl.  An easy, clean layered card design!

STAMPS: Learning to Sail (Verve)
PAPER: Miss Caroline "Dilly Dally" by MME, Real Red, White.

We hate to say goodbye to Nancy Thomas who has been such a fabulous guest designer during June! Thanks Nancy!  Stay tuned next week to see who our new guestie will be!

For more inspiration and for details on how you can play along, please visit the Color Throwdown blog...or...you can go to each of the design team blog links below to see what they've created:

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin  
  Jodi Collins 
  Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
 Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Nancy Thomas - Guest Designer for June


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you in the CTD gallery!

Monday, June 22, 2015

SFYTT & Color Challenge



It's time for another Color Challenge on SCS and this week, Maura has chosen Real Red, Marina Mist and Night of Navy.  The dessert option is to use enamel dots, candy dots, or sequins. I'm using the layout for Jen's Sketch For You To Try for June - a really fabulous sketch!  I really intended to go patriotic with my card theme, but guess my packing for beach vacation influenced the nautical stamp set - Happy Harbor - to be chosen instead!  Papers are from the Yankee Doodles 6x6 pad by We R Memory Keepers.  I layered the red die cut panel over silver foil CS, so the stars really do shine depending on the angle of the card in the light.  The lighthouse was silver embossed, fussy cut and popped with foam tape.  

Dies: Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-Namics by MFT; Stitched Circle die by Lil Inker Designs;Double Banner Garland and Stars Pretty Panels Confetti Cuts by Reverse Confetti.

Mojo Monday



Hi everyone! Hope your Monday is off to a grand start! The Mojo Monday Challenge is always a great way to jump start your creativity and Julee has a fabulous sketch you won't want to pass up! I wanted to try out these fun new patterned papers by SU using the newly released in colors.  Aren't they festive and fun?  



I paper pieced the cupcake from Verve's Small Packages stamp set
and covered the icing with Diamond Stickles.  I loved the sweet little blossom accent sent to me in a freebie package from my SU demo with my order!  I chose to add the sentiment only to the insideI seem to be forever late with mailing out birthday cards, so was glad to see this belated sentiment available!

STAMPS: Small Packages (Verve)
PAPER: Cherry on Top (SU), Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, White.
INK: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX and Small Doily Die-Namics by MFT, Diamond Stickles, Blossom Accents (SU), Corner Chomper.

Check out the rest of the mojomakers' creations by clicking on their blog links below...or... you can go to the Mojo Monday blog and the first 9 thumbnails will be the design team's cards.
Carole Burrage
Julee Tilman (Owner)

Justin Krieger
Lori Tecler
Marisa Ritzen 
Mary Fish
Sarah Bigelow
Teresa Kline 
Wanda Cullen (you are here)


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Color Throwdown



 Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Color Throwdown and Broni has chosen this great summery combo for us: turquoise, hot pink, gray and white!  When I saw the bedspread, I knew I wanted to use PTI's quatrefoil die for the background.


I then added a Stitched Fishtail Flag and layered the Leafy Flourish die on top (both dies by My Favorite Things).  The flowers are from Pretty Peonies by WPlus Nine - stamped with Sweet Gelato - and love the coordinating dies that make it so easy to do some flower arranging!  The leaves were stamped using WPlus9's Fairy Dust ink (a very pale gray) then the outline stamp was with Beanstalk (just had to sneak in a wee bit of green) - both Pure Color inks from the same company.  The 'hello' die is also by WPlus9. 

For more inspiration and guidelines to play along, please visit the Color Throwdown blog...or...you can go to each of the design team blog links below:

Barbara Anders  
Broni Holcombe   
Joan Ervin  
  Jodi Collins 
  Lori Tecler   
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer 
 Wanda Cullen (you are here)
Nancy Thomas - Guest Designer for June

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see you in the CTD gallery!