Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Color Challenge -- January 28, 2015

Oh my, this computer has been going in and out all day.  I guess it is the winter storm.  Tonight is Monday night, and I hope wherever you are you are not in the middle of the North East blizzard tonight.  We expect more snow tonight but not anything like North of here.  Stay warm, and stay safe.

So I need to get this done before the computer goes out again.  Our challenge this week is the inspiration piece below and the Stampin'Up! colors Robbie worked up for us -- Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake.  I love the colors, but wish I had used a larger flower for those rich corals.  Next time.

 Here is my interpretation of the color challenge.  I believe I got all the colors in there, and added some green too,

You should have come to me by way of Liz's blogsite.  I spoke to her earlier today and it sounds like she is working hard on something.  I bet it is nice.  I have to go take a look.  But after me comes Robbie and so you should head over to Robbie's blogsite and continue around to see everyone's contributions.  They are a bunch of very talented ladies.

See you soon.  Stay out of the snowbanks.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coloring Down The Lines -- January 21, 2015

Welcome to our Wednesday color blog hop.  I've put all the Christmas things away.  By that I mean the Christmas stamps, Christmas paper, and Christmas creations.  I am done with that and ready for spring colors, bright colors, and flowers.  However, it is still snowing outside.  Ugh!  I am so ready for winter to be over.  Are you?  I have been making Valentines and flower cards.  Feels good.  But today I have one more rather wintery card for you.  The colors are subtle so I made a clean and simple card.  Here are the Stampin'Up! colors and below that is our inspiration piece.

You probably arrived here on my blog by way of Liz's blogsite,  I bet she has a gorgeous creation.  I think she chose the inspiration piece for us this week.

So here is my interpretation of the the colors and what our challenge is this week.  It is simple.  I used Lovely as a Tree.  I am so afraid this is the year SU will finally retire it.  I sure hope not as it has been my go to stamp set for many years.  I sponged a little Blushing Bride and Wisteria Wonder in the sky behind the trees.  I hope you like my card,

Now continue hopping over to Robbie's blogsite.  She is our leader and the hop starts there.  But if you did not start there then continue from here and you will come all the way back around to me.

Crafty Hugs,

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coloring Down the Lines -- January 14, 2015

Welcome to our color blog hop Wednesday.  We have a few brighter colors this week.  They are as follows:

 The inspiration piece this week looks to me to be Valentine colors.  So, since I just received some new Valentine stamps recently, I decided to use the colors and make a Valentine.

Here is my creation.  I used You Plus Me stamps, Stacked With Love DSP, Lace Trim, and two sizes of heart punches.  And, of course, the colors.  This is the first Valentine I have made, but I have a bunch rolling around in my head.  I love the new stamps in the Occasions mini and can't wait to use everything I have bought.

You should have arrived from Liz's blogsite, where she has another beautiful creation.  I haven't seen it but I know it is beautiful because they always are.  And now you have to continue to Robbie's blogsite where you will find something special too.

Be sure to come back again soon.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Color Blog Hop -- January 7, 2015

Happy Wednesday, and happy 2015.  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that 2015 is going to be super.

It is time for our color challenge again, and this is the first one for our new year.  My company finally left, the decorations are down, and I am ready to start paying attention to my craft room.  It is a mess, but I'm working on it.  This week we are challenged to use subtle colors.  Here is our inspiration piece.

And here are the comparable Stampin'Up! colors.

My first thought with these colors was wedding.  However, I didn't want to work on a winter wedding, so knowing I need some thank you cards, I decided on a winter thank you.  Here is what I created.

The technique is embossing with white, and although the other color appears to be gray, actually I embossed with iredescent powder and this is the look I got.  I hope you like my thank you note.  Last week I received a nice box of new product from the Occasions mini and SAB brochure.  I can't wait to get my finger into all that stuff.  I hope you have fun deciding on the free things you want from the SAB brochure, and let me know if I can help.

You probably came to me by way of Liz's Blogsite.  I know she has a beautiful creation.  She keeps outdoing herself each week.  She is a hard act to follow.  Next you should continue to Robbie's Blogsite if that is not where you started.  There is some real talent on her site too.

Hope to see you soon.
Happy crafting,