Thursday, July 31, 2014

You are Amazing - Deconstructed Sketch #162

Deconstructed Sketch #162 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Hey there, happy Thursday everyone!  It’s always a good day when you can say “it’s almost the weekend!”  But before we go too far, it’s time for the Deconstructed Sketch #162 for today!  Jen’s got another great sketch for us today…
You can have some serious fun with this sketch, I’m sure!  Here’s what I did…
Deconstructed Sketch #162 by Tammy Hershberger
I used a new-to-me stamp set from My Favorite Things, Simply Fabulous Sayings.  I stamped “Amazing” on a Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX with Steel Grey hybrid ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the Blueprints 13 for the sentiment circle and the arrow on the circle.  On the yellow card stock background I embossed the Polka Dot Cover-Up Die-Namics.  I used the BG Diagonal Stripes background stamp on the small red strip on the left as well as on the gray strip at the card base.  And on the turquoise background I got a little wild with the BG Cheetah background!
Please be sure to stop by Jen’s blog for all the Deconstructed Sketch details, and visit the team members for more inspiration…
Here are my supplies…

All supplies from My Favorite Things unless noted…
Stamps:  Simply Fabulous Sayings, BG Cheetah background, BG Diagonal Stripes background
Card stock:  Blu Raspberry card stock, Steel Blue card stock; Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Barely Banana card stock (Stampin’ Up!)
Inks:  Sno Cone hybrid ink, Cotton Candy hybrid ink, Steel Grey hybrid ink
Dies:  Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 13, Polka Dot Cover-Up Die-Namics
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug)
Happy (almost!) weekend, and thank you for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Color Throwdown #303

Color Throwdown #303 close-up by Tammy Hershberger
Hello friends, and welcome to another Color Throwdown challenge!  This week we're up to challenge #303 and Broni is our hostess with this sweet Summertime inspiration photo.  Want to join us?  Stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details.
swatch 303
Here's my card for today...
Color Throwdown #303 by Tammy Hershberger
I loved the sketch #186 from My Favorite Things last week so much that I used it again today for my card.  I changed it up slightly making the card square instead, and really like how it came together.  The LJD Pretty Poppies stamp set was the perfect choice with these colors.  I cut out the poppies using the LJD Poppies and Leaves then stamped the poppies in Tangy Orange hybrid ink (yes... ORANGE!  I actually have one tiny piece of that old Poppy Parade card stock, and it's a very close match to the Tangy Orange.)  The flower stems were stamped with Jellybean Green hybrid ink on the Sour Apple card stock circle.  I also stamped the BG Linen background on the circle in Sour Apple hybrid ink, and added a sentiment from the stamp set in Steel Grey hybrid ink.  I matted the circle on a piece of Tangy Orange card stock, and then on a piece of Jellybean Green card stock.  On the Berrylicious card stock background I used the Small Brick Wall stencil and some white embossing paste, then sponged some Berrylicious hybrid ink, and Ranger Antique Linen distress ink around the edges to tone it down just a tiny bit.  I finished the design with a couple of flags cut from the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, and Blueprints 13, plus a few enamel dots for good measure.
Please be sure to stop by the CTD blog for all the challenge details, and join us!  And visit my Throwdown sisters for more inspiration...
Barbara Anders
Broni Holcombe
Cindy Lawrence
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen 
Diane Jaquay, July Guest Designer
Here are my supplies...

All products are from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted...
Stamps:  LJD Pretty Poppies, BG Linen background
Dies/Stencils:  LJD Poppies and Leaves Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics, Blueprints 13 Die-Namics, Small Brick Wall stencil; Nestabilities Circle (Spellbinders)
Card stock:  Tangy Orange card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Sour Apple card stock
Inks:  Tangy Orange hybrid ink, Jellybean Green hybrid ink, Berrylicious hybrid ink, Sour Apple hybrid ink, Steel Grey hybrid ink; Antique Linen distress ink (Ranger)
Accessories:  enamel dots (Doodlebug), white embossing paste (Wendy Vecchi)
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!  I appreciate it!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Thank You - MFTWSC186

MFTWSC186 close-up
I needed a special thank you card for a special lady, so I used the sketch #186 from My Favorite Things this week for my layout.  I love this sketch… can tell ya’ already I’m gonna’ be using it again!  :)
Here we go…
I really wanted to do more than just a plain circle in the middle, so I started playing around with some ideas and decided on the cluster of flowers that were made with the Blueprints 12 Die-Namics, and added a butterfly from LJD Blissful Butterflies.  I made a frame for the circle by using the circle die from Blueprints 12 on Berrylicious card stock, and stamped it in Sno Cone hybrid ink with the BG Romantic Script background.  The Pink Lemonade card stock layer behind the frame was stamped with the BG Linen background in Pink Lemonade hybrid ink,
and the sentiment from the LJD Blissful Butterflies stamp set stamped in Steel Grey hybrid ink.  The flowers were cut from Orange Fizz card stock and Cotton Candy card stock, with leaves cut from Factory Green card stock.  On the Cotton Candy card stock background I stamped the BG Pinstripe background with Cotton Candy hybrid ink.  I embellished with some Fishtail Flags STAX in Orange Fizz and Factory Green card stocks, and some sequins.
On the inside…
MFTWSC186 inside
…I stamped another butterfly in Berrylicious hybrid ink, and a sentiment stamped in Steel Grey hybrid ink from the You Make My Day stamp set.
Here are my supplies…

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted…
Stamps:  LJD Blissful Butterflies, BG Romantic Script background, BG Linen background, BG Pinstripe background
Card stocks:  Berrylicious card stock, Cotton Candy card stock,
Orange Fizz card stock, Chocolate Brown card stock, Factory Green card stock, Pink Lemonade card stock
Inks:  Sno Cone hybrid ink, Cotton Candy hybrid ink, Steel Grey hybrid ink
Dies:  LJD Blissful Butterflies Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 12, Blueprints 13
Accessories:  Chocolate Brown buttons, hemp cord
A super big thank you for stopping by today!  I appreciate your visits and comments!