Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Color Throwdown #319

Hey friends, I'm back again today with another Color Throwdown creation!  Wanda is our hostess this week with this darling photo... I'd LOVE to have one of those hats in MY size!  I hope you like these colors as much as I do, and will join us this week!

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Here's my card...

Color Throwdown #319 by Tammy Hershberger

I just had to buy the beautiful Pretty Peonies stamp set from Wplus9 Design Studio after seeing the amazing watercolor work that Dawn was doing with these stamps!  Her tutorials are so helpful, and her creations knock my socks off!  I don't think I came even close to her level with my card, but it sure was fun to try.  I used Ranger Distress Markers to color directly onto the stamps, then stamped on Ranger Watercolor paper.  I wanted to add some silver splatters, and wasn't happy with how that worked out but it is what it is.  The BG Romantic Script background is from My Favorite Things, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and check out my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders 
Broni Holcombe 
Joan Ervin 
Jodi Collins 
Lori Tecler 
Monika Davis 
Vickie Zimmer 
Wanda Cullen 
Petra Swart, November Guest Designer
Chat Wszelaki, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks for stopping by today, and for your comments!  It always makes my day brighter!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Color Throwdown #318

Color Throwdown #318 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  Hooray for Wednesday, and another Color Throwdown!  Vickie is our hostess-with-the-mostest today with this really fresh color combo…

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Me, I love orange and aqua blue together all day, every day!  So this was right up my alley.  I hope you like it too, and will join us this week!  Here’s my card…

Color Throwdown #318 by Tammy Hershberger

I used one of my favorite A Day for Daisies images, the Pumpkins and Butterflies.  I colored with Copics, then masked the image and airbrushed the blue sky in the background.  A few patterned papers and die cuts and my card was done.  Easy peasy, lemon squeezie!

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and stop by to see my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration today…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Petra Swart, November Guest Designer
Doni High, Guest Star Stamper

Hope you’re having a great week!  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Color Throwdown #317

Color Throwdown #317 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Hi friends, happy Wednesday!  It’s time for another Color Throwdown and this week Joan is taking us international with this inspiration photo…

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For my card, I decided to CASE this gorgeous card by Jennifer McGuire.  I really loved the layout she used.  So here’s my version…

Color Throwdown #317 by Tammy Hershberger

I used my new Harvest Berries stamp set from Papertrey Ink, stamping the leaves with Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass premium dye ink.  I added some purple berries, and some randomly “splotches” of Blu Raspberry Premium Dye ink from MFT mixed with some Perfect Pearls for shimmer.  The “hello” was die cut twice from black card stock for extra dimension, using the Happy Hellos Die-Namics from MFT.  Over the whole card front I also stamped a script background using Grout Gray hybrid ink that was stamped off once, so it’s just very subtle.  And on the purple card stock base, I stamped the BG Diagonal Stripes background on the left edge using Sweet Tooth pigment ink.  Lastly, the whole card was given a very light spray of a sheer shimmer mist, and I added a few sequins.

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and visit my Throwdown sisters (including our new Guest Designer for November) for more inspiration…

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Petra Swart, November Guest Designer
Christy, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Color Throwdown #316

Hello friends!  It's time once again for the Color Throwdown, and Monika is our hostess this week!  You could do a lot with these colors... make a Fall card, Halloween, masculine... anything goes!  Check it out...



Well, I cheated a little.  My image was already colored, AND I had already paired it up with the blue card stock in the background because I thought it matched the blue in the quilt quite well.  And when I sat down to make my card for this week, well... I just wasn't feeling very inspired.  So I just decided to use what was already started.  So here's my card...




I needed a birthday card for a friend this week, and this was just perfect.  I colored this Pumpkins & Patchwork image from Whipper Snapper Designs with my Copic markers, and stamped a Hero Arts sentiment at the bottom.  On the blue card stock background I added a gingham pattern with a background stamp.


Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details.  And be sure to visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey, October Guest Designer   
Sue Rose, Guest Star Stamper


Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Monday, October 27, 2014

Some cards to share…

Hello friends!  Since October is about to come to a close, I figured I better hurry up and do something about the fact that it’s Pastor Appreciation Month!  So I spent my Sunday evening making eight loaves of zucchini bread from a giant zucchini my neighbor gave me, and will drop two loaves off at my church today on my way to an eye doctor appointment.  And here are the cards I made to go with the loaves…

Pastor Appreciation cards by Tammy Hershberger

I made these in the style of a postcard with the writing on the back, so they’re not too fussy.  I die-cut the Big Thanks from Simon Says Stamp in Tangy Orange card stock, then layered it over Kraft card stock that was stamped with the BG Fine Check background stamp from My Favorite Things.  This navy/kraft/tangerine/yellow color combo was from the Colour Q challenge a few weeks ago.  I loved the combo, but just didn’t get around to trying it until now.  These cards also work for the current “Get Crafty” challenge on the Simon Says Wednesday challenge blog. 

Another loaf of zucchini bread will go to our Sunday School teacher who is also a good family friend.  She recently had a minor procedure done, and is still having to take life a little easier for a few more days, so hopefully a card and bread will cheer her up!

Thinking of You by Tammy Hershberger

I’ve had a print-out of this fabulous card made by Arielle Gordon.  I’ve been trying my darndest to CASE her fantastic design, but without success.  When I finally gave up trying to CASE completely, and just let my own version come to life, then I was happy!  This card uses the very pretty Painted Flowers set from Altenew, a Hero Arts sentiment, and the BG Sheet Music background stamp from MFT.

I hope your Monday is off to a great start, and you’re looking forward to a great week!  Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Color Throwdown #315

Well, hello there!  If there’s anyone out there still following my blog then I hope you’re happy to know it’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge.  This week Jodi is our hostess with these beautiful Fall colors…

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For my card, I decided to use a new (to me!) stamp set that I just recently got…

Color Throwdown #315 by Tammy Hershberger

The Wreath for all Seasons stamp set from Papertrey Ink has long been on my wish list, and two weeks ago I decided to do a search and see if I could find someone selling a used set, and happily I did!  So I decided to use it for my card today, along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch #241 for layout inspiration.  I stamped the wreath in Kraft hybrid ink and then did the berries with Rusty Hinge distress ink.  On the yellow card stock I stamped the BG Linen background with Versamark ink, and on the green card stock I stamped the BG Burlap background with Grout Gray hybrid ink.  The small rectangle of designer paper is from an old Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad.  I added a few copper-colored sequins for embellishment.

Be sure to stop over at the CTD blog for all the challenge details.  And be sure to visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey, October Guest Designer
Bernadette Bliss, Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #172

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time for another Deconstructed Sketch challenge!  Sketch #172 is very different, but I hope you’ll give it a try!  For some great inspiration, be sure to visit the team members (linked down below).

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I recently got an order from Simon Says Stamp, so I put a few of my new goodies to work for my card…

Deconstructed Sketch #172 by Tammy Hershberger

This card uses the You Are My Sunshine stamps and die set, along with some Simple Stories papers.  I decided at the last second to go with a square card… I was channeling my inner Arielle Gordon with this design, but her stuff is just so dang cute, I’m afraid I fell short of the mark.

Be sure to stop over at Jen’s blog for the challenge details, and visit the rest of the team for plenty of inspiration…

Thanks so much for stopping by today!