Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Challenge Blog Hop -- October 22, 2014

Hi crafters.  So I blew it this week!  I hoped to get one last challenge in before I left on a three week vacation, so I agreed to work on this week's.  Well, I messed up with everything this week from forgetting a family birthday, to not picking up something we needed, to packing up all my things into the car and forgetting to post my challenge.  I forgot to do the challenge card yesterday and the camera and luggage are all in the car across the bridge.  Those of you who know me know I live in the mountains, and between me and the road is a river.  A river that floods every time it rains hard.  So, not to get stuck on the wrong side of the river, last night we packed our luggage in the car and drove it to the other side.  Not to fear, we don't have to swim across today.  There is a swinging foot bridge.  Nothing like Tarzan's.  This one we walk on while we swing.  LOL

Anyway, after all those excuses and whining, I figure I will at least post something to keep the hop going.  So here you will find a fall card I worked on the other day.  It isn't the challenge colors, but it was a challenge,  See all those little leaves?  They look nice, but they are a pain.  I colored the leaves individually on the little stamp that is part of Holiday Homes stamp set.

You should have arrived here from Joni's blogsite.  She is inspiration to everyone with her beautiful creations.

I believe the inspiration for this card came from my friend, Buffy.  I can't remember the colors she used, or exactly her arrangement, but she did the house and trees.  Thanks, Buffy.

So hop on back to the beginning to Robbie's blogsite.  I know her challenge was correct, and she did an excellent job.

I am off in an hour or two to head for the airport.  We have about 26 hours of travel before we get to New Zealand, but I am sure we will have a great time.  See you when we get back.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Color Blog Hop Wednesday -- October 15, 2014

Welcome to another color Wednesday blog hop.  We are having some really rainy weather here.  I hope there is sunshine where you are.  Join the hop and I bet with this week's colors you will find something cheery for a rainy day.   This week we were challenged to use Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Lost Lagoon, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.  Below is our inspiration piece and the colors found there.  My piece started with lots of Crushed Curry and a little Cherry Cobbler, but by the time I finished thinking through what I wanted to do, I guess Cherry Cobbler won out as the predominant color.

Below are the coordinating Stampin'Up! colors.

 And here is the design I ended up with.  The top part of my card is cut 3/4 and the flowers open the card.  I used Blendabilities for the Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake center, but used regular markers for the Crushed Curry.  I love our new Blendabilities.  The color lays down soooooo smoooooth,

So I hope you like my card.  My hubby even liked this one.  He normally does not go for flowers, but he said he liked the bright colors.

You should have arrived from Joni's blogsite.  She has amazing creations, don't you think?  Now it is time to go back to the beginning to Robbie's blogsite.  She also does great work.  Her designs are always outstanding.

So come back soon.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Color Blog Hop -- October 8, 2014

Welcome to Blog Hop Wednesday.  Our challenge today is to use the following Stampin'Up! colors for our creations.

You should have arrived here from Liz's blogsite.  Sometimes I get to take a peek at hers but this time it is a mystery to me.  I'll have to hop around to her site to see what she did.  But I know it is beautiful, because it always is.

Here is the inspiration piece.  Not sure what this is, but the dark colors with purples and blues felt like the perfect opportunity to do something Halloween.


Here is the Halloween card I created from the inspiration colors.  My card in person is a bit more vibrant.  The sky colors look a lot more blue and purple and the house is a bit darker.  I'm going to have to do a little adjusting and playing with my camera to see if I can't do better (but I think it is not the camera, instead it is what is behind the camera).

Now you should continue your hopping journey and go along to Robbie's blogsite.  She starts the lineup, but if you started here, then just continue on and you'll eventually come back to me.  I'm going to hop over to see what Robbie has for us.  She is so talented, and I know it will be really pretty.

Enjoy your day, do some crafting, and see you soon.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Color Blog Hop -- October 1, 2014

Hi everyone.  It is our Wednesday color blog hop.  I am back from Wisconsin.  Wow, here at home it has gone from summer to fall in 10 days.  When I left it was green and the tomatoes were ripening.  Today the leaves are colored, falling, and the tomatoes are all orange and we can't eat them fast enough.  Where did summer go?  Do you all feel the same?

Well, for today we are here to look at the creations made by our group.  You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite.  She did a fine job.  Sometimes I have trouble following her, since she is a hard act to follow.  We were challenged to use the SU colors Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadow, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo and Whisper White.  Here is the inspiration piece:

I love these flowers.  They look so dainty and fresh.  Below are the Stampin'Up! colors that coordinate with the inspiration piece.  Robbie worked them up for us once again.  Speaking of Robbie, once you leave here you will continue to her website.  

Here is my interpretation of the colors.  I made my card very similar to the inspiration piece.  I used our white gel pen to fill in the white flowers, and an aqua pen and Melon Mambo marker to color the pink flower.  Happy Birthday is heat embossed in order to better see the sentiment.  I hope you like my interpretation.  Now continue to Robbie's blogsite to see what she has done.  It is so fine, you'll love it.  

Happy crafting.  See you soon.