Color Blog Hope March 29, 2017

Good day hoppers – you should have come via Joni and next on the hop is Sandy.   I would love to see the packet of glimmer paper offered in the Main Catalog.  It would be so nice to have all the colors in a handy little packet . . . and those colors are so delicious and vibrant!  SU – this is a smashing hit out of the ball park – hope you recognize a good thing and bring it back!  I’d also like to see the dsp I used . . . Falling In Love . . . continue, but I don’t recall any dsp ever carrying over.  I’m going to have to stock up on this one!  I used the Detailed Dragonfly framelits and Wild About Flowers – you can barely see the saying – wish I had used silver or pewter ep, but went w/smoky slate because it matched – too well!  In person it shows a bit better.  Live and learn.  We have 2 special retirements coming up at our school and this card will be perfect for one of them!  Isn’t it nice to be finished something early??

Color Blog Hop March 22, 2017

Hello Hoppers – today I believe we have a full hop – you should have just visited Joni and following me is Sandy.  Our challenge today is to CASe the person ‘behind‘ you.  We’ve had some debate how to interpret that – but in my mind Sandy is behind me in the line-up, so I went with that logic.  It will be interesting to see how everyone looks at who is behind them.  This was a fairly easy challenge for me because Sandy has such a nice selection to choose from.  I am a ‘keeper‘ – I keep every little bit of what others would consider trash . . . so using scraps again was fun for me.  I also enjoyed using my new Special Reason bundle.  I especially like the sayings and need this one for a friend that is going through rough times.  So here is my card:



Color Blog Hop March 15, 2017


77390913b The scraps I used are  some my daughter gave me – she recently arranged for a card workshop at her office . . . unfortunately, due to a small snowfall,  it had to be rescheduled    . . . then people couldn’t attend and so forth.  Only one person went and hence my challenge – take the materials they had paid for and make a new workshop with them that was not Valentine themed.  This challenge is somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle – use one color here – no, wait I need that for this one.  I am sure you have had left over workshop pieces – I began by searching pinterest and setting up a board called Hillary’s Challenge so I could move things around and compare what I had to use and where it would best fit.  You can see the full board here.    Keep in mind that I will not be there to instruct, and I’m not sending my stamps etc – so selections had to be fairly easy, and I had to pre-stamp/cut things to make kits.   So her challenge was very fitting for this challenge  You should have already visited Helen’s blog and up next is Sandy – who I know has a bit of snow up on Ice Mountain!  I already posted the fourth card last week. We were looking forward to having Joni back with us, but the snow storm has left her without power.  Hope she is staying warm.

Color Blog Hop March 8, 2017

14044316bHello and welcome to another week on the color blog hop.  You should have arrived from Helen’s BlogSandy is next – make sure to leave her a nice note.  Here is the card I decided to CASe – I changed it just a bit – made it side ways, as that was part of another challenge I am working on . . . one my daughter Hillary gave me – more on that later 😉  Hope you like my rendition.Card I cased: