Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Color Throwdown


 Hey everyone! Check out these gorgeous colors thrown down by Vickie - our hostess with the mostest! I have a really slim stash of anything in purple, so I went with SU's Rich Razzleberry CS.  We say that it's OK to use close colors, so I'm counting on this being close!


I die cut the watering can from Tim Holtz watercolor CS then 'picked up' some Hickory Smoke distress ink that I had smooshed on an acrylic block and lightly flicked the color (using a small brush) onto the can and then watered down an even lighter gray to add some grounding shadows.  Then it was flower arranging time!  These are from WPlus9's Fresh Cut Containers stamp set.  The sentiment is from their recently released Doodle Buds set.  

INK: Peeled Paint, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Hickory Smoke, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves - all distress inks by Tim Holtz; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Stitched Fishtail Flags Die-Namics by MFT; Timless Tags 2 dies by WPlus9; Jute twine; Stitched rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs; Sequins by Avery Elle.

Big congrats to Donna from the Playing Paper blog for being chosen as our guest star stamper this week!

Be sure and check out the rest of the design team's inspiration cards by clicking on their blog links below, OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog to see the team's cards and to get the details on how to play along. 
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

Thanks to Valentyna for being such a wonderful guest designer in July!  Stay tuned next week to see who our next guestie will be!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Shaker Thank You




Playing along with the Color Challenge on SCS to use Rose Red (I  subbed Strawberry Slush), Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe and also used Karen Giron's layout for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.




I added white embossing paste using TCW's Mini Basketweave stencil.  The stitched circles and rectangle are dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  I used the Prim Poppy die by Memory Box on Mint Macaron and Strawberry Slush CS.  The sentiment and banner die are from Lil' Inker Designs' Flags and Tags Stamps. I skipped the dessert option to use ribbon for the Color Challenge.

Heading out early to work today for a workshop at 1...thanks for popping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Let's Get Beachy



A quick card for the CAS challenge on SCS to "get beachy" combined with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge (just squeaking this in under the wire).  As you can see, I flipped the sketch to the portrait rather than landscape version.  I used a Martha Stewart shell border punch and the Timeless Tags 2 dies by WPlus9.  

STAMPS: Learning to Sail (Verve).
PAPER: Tim Coffey designer mat pad by K&Co., Vintage Cream (PTI), Taken with Teal (SU retired).
INK: Soft Suede. 

Thanks for stopping by...

Mojo Monday


A wonderful w/e off has flown by and it's Monday morning once again!  For many years, the positive side of Mondays has been seeing a new Mojo Monday challenge and Julee has yet another wonderful tall and skinny sketch for us!  Here's my take on it...
using the beautiful gray, rose and sage green patterned papers from Heidi Swapp's 6" x 8" memory planner pad.


I just love this sentiment and wanted it to be the focal point!  How many times are we impatient when God hasn't given us an answer as soon as we would have liked?!  It's a great reminder we need to simply trust Him!  

Here's what I used:
STAMPS: New Mercies (sentiment) and Bloom and Grow (flowers/leaves) - Verve
PAPER: Black, White, DP by Heidi Swapp
INK: Strawberry Slush (SU), Bundled Sage distress ink (TH), Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Brads by Recollections; Black twine; Elegant Leaves, Floral Circles and Flourished Trim dies by Verve.

For more inspiration from the rest of the mojomakers, be sure and visit their blog links below!
Carole Burrage
Julee Tilman (Owner)

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


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Color Throwdown



These summer weeks are just flying by and we've got another new Color Throwdown challenge for you!  Our hostess Tammy was inspired by this darling little pail for a unique and fun color combo!  Here's my take on it...


I have to give Shari Carroll credit for inspiring me with her gorgeous one layer creation HERE.  The only stamping involves the 2 tiny circles from Reverse Confetti's Roundabout set.  The sentiment is a Confetti Cuts die.  Stitched circle dies are by Lil' Inker Designs and the final detail was to add a scattering of silver, white and clear sequins.  One layer cards are not very typical for me, but have to say, I was happy with the outcome and it was so easy to create!

PAPERS: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Lucky Limeade, White, Black.
INK: Smoky Slate.

Big shout out to Dawn Easton from Treasure Oiler Designz, our guest star stamper this week!

Be sure and check out the rest of the design team's inspiration cards by clicking on their blog links below, OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog to see the team's cards and to get the details on how to play along. 
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, July 20, 2015

RC Sketch For You To Try



Finally. It's been several days since my new Reverse Confetti goodies arrived and there simply wasn't time to play with them until today!  Isn't this globe die just the cutest?!  I was shopping with my daughter last week in TJ Maxx and I was amazed to see dozens of globes of all sizes and colors throughout the home decor section!  Yes, I had to buy a small one and totally forgot to add it to my photo...so will save it for another card! :-)  I started by
watercoloring on TH watercolor CS using 2 new distress inks: Twisted Citron and Mermaid Lagoon - both very vivid colors!  This month's Sketch For You To Try challenge was perfect to use the globe!  I decided to cut one of the My World sentiments apart and stamp part of it on the inside.  Check out my enabler's list below...

STAMPS: My World (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: Tempting Turquoise, DP by SU, White, TH watercolor CS.
INK: Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon - Tim Holtz distress inks; Versafine Onyx Black.
ACCESSORIES: Globe and Flag Confetti Cuts; Stitched Rectangle die by Lil' Inker Designs. 

Mojo Monday



It's Monday and that means it's time to rev up your mojo with another fabulous Mojo Monday sketch challenge
I'm not gonna lie...this one made me struggle!  I first had a white panel where the yellow one is currently and it just needed a bigger pop of color.  I couldn't get a half circle to look right (well, I really wanted to use that brad - lol), so I tweaked it and used a whole circle!  My patterned papers and matching brad are from Bo Bunny's Boardwalk collection  - one of my buys while shopping in Nagshead a couple of weeks ago.  Beach Memories is a small scrapbooking store that I always plug into my weekly "things to do" list while at the beach. Hitting the outlet stores and a couple of favorite lunch spots - Sam 'n Omies (LOVE their fried oysters!) and Kill Devil Grill (great philly steak spring rolls!) - are also a must!  

If you want some more inspiration from the rest of the mojomakers, be sure and visit their blog links below!
Carole Burrage
Julee Tilman (Owner)

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


 STAMPS: Strong Anchor (Verve).

Hope to see you in the gallery!