Color Blog Hop September 28, 2016

31725757bHello hoppers – isn’t this a beautiful inspiration piece?  Robbie really picked a great one for us.  You should have just left Joni’s blog – and I’m last this week, so if you missed anyone, head on over to Robbie’s blog and start from the beginning.  I’m excited to see how we all tried to infuse the sun rays in our pieces this week.  I did a good deal of research and decided to go with a watercolor technique using Work of Art.  I used some shimmery white card stock because I wanted the surface smooth for the rest of the stamping, but it needed to be able to take the water.  It really shimmers in person.  Sprinkles of Life and Thoughtful Branches are the other sets I used.

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Color Blog Hop September 21, 2016

6514664b-1 Thanks for taking a spin around our blog hop.  You should have just seen what Joni posted and next is Sandy.  I can’t wait to see her post – we’ve been chatting and I think we have some thoughts in common on this one, but maybe not!  My card was inspired by this card:

http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2015/10/autumn-birch-trees.html

I tried a new faux technique where you stamp directly onto the embossing folder.  I think I’ll try it again because I’d like to see a bit more of the stamp.  For a first try this one is a good start.img_0784

Color Blog Hop September 14, 2016

Howdy folks – I’m keeping it short today – my arm doesn’t like a lot of things these days, and typing is unfortunately one of the many actions it revolts against!  You should have come via Joni’s and Sandy is up next.  I used Thoughtful branches on this with copper foil, copper embossing powder and copper thread. Click on picture and you will see the detail.   There is candy inside the box🙂.    I stamped Peakaboo Peach on like cardstock.  I’m looking forward to fall temperatures!  I have faith it will cool off   soon!img_0783

Color Blog Hop August 17, 2016

Oh my these blogs are really hitting on sentimental birthdays – the 17th was my grandmothers – Gammy to me.  She taught me so much, sewing, needlepoint, cooking and the art of giving of time and love.  She used to let me visit for a special week each summer and planned things just for me.  I hope I can be that kind of grandmother.  School begins officially for me tomorrow, although I did 4 days last week (extra) and then all summer too.  Tomorrow promises to be full of meetings – yeah – I’ve seen the schedule – whoop, whoop . . . NOT!  Our colors this week are shades of purple.  Thanks for peeking in on me – you should have come via Joni’s blog and up next is Sandy. IMG_0779

Color Blog Hop August 10, 2016

August 10th will always be a special day because it was my Dad’s birthday🙂  You should have arrived here from Joni’s blog and Sandy follows me.  Make sure to check in on both of these special ladies and their renditions of monochrome red.  Here is mine.  I tried to get that ombre look – I think I got close!  This stamp set makes it easy.  I used Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.  I will be back at work as you are doing the hop.  I’d rather be at Sandy’s craft day!  It was a short summer and I have not finished what is on my list!  BUT 3/4 of my bedroom got hardwood installed today!  Yeah . . . next Monday the rest will be done . . .  now I want you to imagine emptying your entire bedroom, closets and all.  It will be worth it!  Thanks for stopping in.IMG_0778

Color Blog Hop August 3, 2016

Whew!  It’s really hard to accept that it’s August . . . I finish up ‘summer camp/school’ Thursday and start back next Wednesday – no wonder I feel like I’m in a whirl wind.  Amidst all that I’m trying to clear out my master bedroom for installation of hard wood floors next week . . . and I’m ripping up all the carpet, padding and carpet strips – yikes!  Better get on that!  We are taking a spin with a new idea – this week is monochrome yellows!  You should have hopped here from Joni’s and following me is Sandy – be sure to pop in there and say ‘howdy!’  My card this week uses So Saffron, Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry with two ancient stamp sets – Thoughts  Prayers & Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Thanks for checking out my entry.  IMG_0771

Color Blog Hop July 27, 2016

Howdy Hoppers  . . .  I know, I’ve been MIA for some time.  Suffice it to say I have too many pokers in the fire.  You should have arrived today from Joni’s site and up next is my great crafting friend Sandy – be sure to leave these ladies a nice comment.  Sandy enticed me to get back into the stampin’ scene – I used her stamp set Blooms & Wishes on this card.  Thanks for checking in with me today😉  I hope the others posted the inspiration piece and the colors – I can’t locate them in my email!IMG_0770