Tuesday, April 21, 2015

TCPTuesday288 – Take Two

TCPTuesday288 Get Well close-up by Tammy Hershberger

There’s still time to join us for the TCPTuesday #288 color challenge!  Just create a card, preferably using stamps from The Cat’s Pajamas (but they’re not required) using the colors below…

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You could be entered to win some Cat Cash, and with an upcoming new release that would be a GOOD thing!  Here’s another card I made using these colors…

TCPTuesday288 Get Well by Tammy Hershberger

It’s always a good idea to have get well cards on hand, so I took the opportunity to use the A Cuppa stamp set from TCP to make my card.  This sweet bear is always fun to color!  I got some inspiration for my layout from CAS(E) this Sketch #119 for this week.

So, I really hope you’ll head over to the TCP blog and join us this week!  There aren’t that many entries, so get your hat thrown into the ring and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Color Throwdown #338

Color Throwdown #338 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It’s Wednesday again, and time for another Color Throwdown!  Broni is our hostess this week with this cool, but Spring-like color combo for you to try…

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I really love these colors, and had a lot of fun with my card by inking up my new Birdie Brown You Gnome Me stamp set from My Favorite Things

Color Throwdown #338 by Tammy Hershberger

How stinkin’ cute is that little guy?  I remember when Torico (aka Birdie Brown) was illustrating stamps way back when for There She Goes and during my time on that team, she drew a gnome stamp set that I always loved.  So I was thrilled to see these new stamps from MFT!  A few other supplies used here include the Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, and the BG Diagonal Stripes background stamp.  The layout for my card was inspired by an old Retro Sketch, #85.  I’ve got that sketch on a Pinterest board, and it just seemed perfect for this design.

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Karen Giron, April Guest Designer
Cassie Trask, Guest Star Stamper

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I appreciate your comments very much!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

TCPTuesday #288 – Color Challenge

After a good sketch challenge, I love a good color challenge so the TCPTuesday challenge today from The Cat’s Pajamas is right up my alley!  I hope you’ll like it too, and join us!  Here are the colors…

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I needed a birthday card this week, so the sweet bunny from the A Girl and Her Cake stamp set was just perfect.  And for layout inspiration, I used the current Sweet Sunday Sketch #264 for this week…

TCPTuesday288 by Tammy Hershberger

I used some miscellaneous designer papers that I had on hand for some of the challenge colors, and embellished with some enamel dots.

Be sure to stop over at the TCP blog for the challenge details, and play along!  You could win some Cat Cash!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Color Throwdown #337

CTD #337 cropped by Tammy Hershberger

Here we are again, my friends… another Wednesday has rolled around and it’s time for the Color ThrowdownBarbara is our fabulous hostess today, and her colors were inspired by this cool photo…I’m wondering if this photo reminds of her travels in Italy over the last few years?

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I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #263 for my card this week, altering the layout slightly to make an A2 card instead of a square.

Color Throwdown #337 by Tammy Hershberger

I originally set out to make this card to give to my hubby.  We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary next Tuesday!  This card is pretty simple, but that it makes it pretty suitable for him.  But I’m not sure if I’ll use it, or make something different.  Somehow, even though I don’t want it to be too floofy, I feel like the card for this anniversary needs to be more lovey-dovey looking.

But anyway, along with Orange Zest, Sour Apple, Berrylicious and Kraft card stock from My Favorite Things, I also used the CS Eye Charts stamp set, and the LLD Geek is Chic Eyeglasses Die-Namics from MFT.  On the kraft card stock background I stamped the BG Typewriter Text in Natural hybrid ink, and on the Sour Apple card stock strip I stamped the BG Diagonal Stripes background in Sour Apple hybrid ink.  I added some Glossy Accents to the glasses for shine, and embellished with a few enamel dots.

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

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe (sitting out this week)
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Karen Giron, April Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the stamping world!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

TCPTuesday #287 – Take Two

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The current TCPTuesday challenge #287 is still going on, and it’s an Anything Goes challenge, so the sky is the limit!  Stop by the TCP blog for all the details so you can play along!

Today, I got inky with some Ranger distress inks for my card…

TCPTuesday287 take two by Tammy Hershberger

I used Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserves ink to create my watercolor rainbow in the background, and spritzed it good with some silver spray mist.  Then I embellished by die-cutting with the pretty Lacey Butterfly Cutups die, cutting one layer with white card stock and the top layer with vellum.  I added a sentiment from Simply Said and embellished with some white sequins.

I hope you’ll stop over at the TCP blog and join us for the challenge this week!  You could win some Cat Cash, and that’s not a bad thing at all!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

He is Risen – Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful Sunday with family and friends, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord!

I just wanted to quickly share with you today the quick tag I made to go on a small pot of daffodils for my secret sister at church.  I used my Copics to color up this sweet Easter Bunny image from A Day for Daisies.

Easter Bunny by Tammy Hershberger

Then I just tied the orange ribbon around this little pot of daffodils…

Easter Bunny with Daffodils by Tammy Hershberger

(Photos quickly taken in my kitchen before leaving for church!)

Happy Easter, again and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Color Throwdown #336

Color Throwdown #336 close-up by Tammy Hershberger

Hello friends!  It’s time for another Color Throwdown challenge, and this week Wanda is our hostess.  Here is her color combo…

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Now, I have to admit I reeeeeally struggled with these colors because I thought they just screamed FALL, and a Fall-themed card is not what I want to make when Spring is on the verge of bursting forth.  So in addition to the colors, I just used the photo in general as inspiration and created this card…

Color Throwdown #336 by Tammy Hershberger

I used the Small Brick Wall stencil from My Favorite Things, and some white embossing paste on the background panel then sponged the bricks with Brick Red Hybrid ink after the paste was dry.  I also sponged the outer edges of the background panel with some Antique Linen distress ink.  The bicycle was first cut out with my Silhouette using the Digital Cut File from Kitchen Sink Stamps, and then I stamped the bike using my MISTI and the Multi-Step Bicycle stamp set from KSS.  (Did you know that I had a hand in designing this KSS stamp set?  My green card stock here is the old River Rock from Stampin’ Up! which I’ve always thought was such a pretty, subtle, soft shade of green.  But no matter what I did here, it looks like kraft in my photo, don’t you think?  Trust me, it’s more green than it appears!  :)  All in all, even thought it took awhile to get my mojo started for this card, I’m happy with how it turned out!

Remember, we’ve got something new on the CTD blog… we’re now on Instagram!  Be sure to follow us by searching for colorthrowdown.  You’ll be able to get sneak peeks of the upcoming challenges, and you also might find your card featured there one day!  (And I’m on Instagram, too!  If you want to follow me, just click on the little Instagram camera button way up at the top of my left sidebar!)

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

Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin (sitting out this week)
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Karen Giron, April Guest Designer
Tobi Crawford, Guest Star Stamper

That’s all for today… thanks for stopping by!