Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Color Throwdown #306


Hi, everyone!  Cindy here with this week's new color challenge!  In my home state of New Hampshire, August brings blueberries, and with it, wonderful memories of blueberry picking with my family.  It's a precious tradition with a sweet, sweet reward!  I do hope you'll enjoy this yummy combination of colors for this week's challenge.

Remember, if you don't have the exact colors, no worries!  Use any similar colors you have on hand.  Just have fun with it!  If you upload to an online gallery, please use the key words CTD306 Also, when linking up your card using the linky tool at the bottom of this post, please link directly to your specific post, not a generic link to your blog.  Check out the "rules" in the right sidebar.  

Ready for some inspiration from the design team?  Check out their fabulous projects below, including our amazing August Guest Designer, Jodi Collins, and this week's Guest Star Stamper, Kirsty McIntire.

Now it's YOUR turn!  We can't wait to see what you come up with this week.  Thanks for playing!

~Cindy


Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

I Thank My Lucky Stars card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from WPlus9

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor


Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Vickie Zimmer- Smitten


Kirsty McIntyre, Guest Star Stamper - Purple Place Designs


Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations 



Jodi Collins - Stamping A Latte - August Guest Designer



Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper




**Inlinkz**

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Featured Stamper #305

Thanks to everyone who took the time to play in last week’s challenge. The projects were all beautiful! It’s time to share this week’s featured stamper with you. Random.org chose number 7, which is Bev's sweet design. I just love the sparkle and the fun circus big top style border across the top of the card.



Congratulations Bev, you are our Featured Stamper for today, and are now invited to join us as Guest Star Stamper for the CTD challenge on August 27! Please email Tammy (tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time Friday to obtain your Featured Stamper blinkie and get details for the challenge.

Now, for just a few designs that caught my eye as I was checking out the creations:

Kate--love the bold, bright stars against the white background
Robin--she created a great collage style design with a mix of elements and textures
Rachel--she really captured the feel of the inspiration piece along with the colors
Harriet--the watercolor background behind her fish is fabulous

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new color challenge hosted by Cindy!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Color Throwdown #305 Countdown


Hello to all you Color Throwdown fans! The countdown is on for the current challenge and this is a friendly reminder that you still have time to join us. The linky will close on Monday, August 18, at 6:00 p.m. EST, so there is still time.

Did you notice we've added a new little twist to the challenges this year? You just might be the lucky, randomly chosen guest designer for our next challenge a week later!

Good luck and hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Color Throwdown #305


Hi, everyone! It’s Lori and and it’s my turn as hostess for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge. As Tammy explained last week, I'm heading back to school next week as a kindergarten teacher. With that in mind, I chose these fun letter and number posters as the inspiration for this week's color combination.

As always, if you don’t have the exact colors, it’s no problem. Substitute with what you have that’s close to this week’s colors. Just be sure that your creation primarily uses only the specified colors. Once you’ve finished your card or other paper crafting project using the colors, add a direct link to your creation using the linky tool we’ve provided below. And, don’t forget to use the keyword CTD305 if you upload your project to an online gallery.

Before you head off to create, here’s some inspiration from our talented team to get you started. We’re also joined by August's guest designer, the fabulous Jodi Collins, and this week’s Guest Star Stamper, Maura.

Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Sending Hugs card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits



Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations



Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor



Vickie Zimmer- Smitten



Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper



Joan Ervin - Stamping with a Passion



Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy



Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet


 
Jodi Collins, August Guest Designer - Stamping a'Latte
 

 
Maura, Guest Star Stamper - SCS Gallery




**Inlinkz**

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Featured Stamper #304

Thanks to everyone who joined us last week for the Color Throwdown challenge in Lori's honor.  We appreciate all of you that participated and enjoyed seeing all your creations.  (Please note... I was out of town all weekend, and fell behind on commenting.  I had to use some time at work to catch up, but unfortunately for many international stampers, your blogs are blocked from my computer.  So I apologize profusely, but if you didn't get a comment from me it's sadly because I couldn't get to your blog.  I'm really sorry!)

Our randomly chosen Featured Stamper this week is #27, Kirsty!


Congratulations!  You are now invited to join us as our Guest Star Stamper for the Color Throwdown challenge on August 20th.  Please email Tammy (tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com) by 11:59 p.m. EDT Friday, August 15th, to obtain your Featured Stamper blinkie and to get the details for the challenge.

My favorites for this week included...

#9  Amy
#13 Kim
#29 Rachel
#31 Becca

Thanks again to everyone who joined us, and stay tuned tomorrow for a great challenge from Lori!

~Tammy

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Color Throwdown #304 Countdown



The countdown is on for the current challenge and this is a friendly reminder that you still have time to join us. The Inlinkz will close on Monday, August 11th, at 6:00 p.m. EST, so there's still time.
 
Did you notice we've added a new little twist to the challenges this year? You just might be the lucky, randomly chosen Guest Star Stamper for our next challenge a week later! 

Good luck and hope to see you in the gallery!

~Tammy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Color Throwdown #304

Hello Color Throwdown fans!  We have an extra special challenge for you today!


Our team member Lori Tecler is headed back-to-school... literally!  For many years, Lori has held an administrative position in the school system where she works, but now she's headed back to the classroom and will be teaching kindergarten this year!  So we wanted to have our challenge today to create cards to wish her well in this new adventure!  We love you, Lori and those kids are going to LOVE you, we just know it!  GOOD LUCK!

So, we hope you'll play along today!  It's not required that you make a card for Lori, but of course it IS required that you use the specified colors!  :)  Remember, your creation should consist primarily of only the Throwdown colors... no rainbows!  Add a direct link to your blog post using the Inlinkz below, and don't forget to use keyword CTD304 if you upload to an online gallery.  (If you do choose to make a card for Lori, and would like her address for mailing, feel free to email me... tammyhershberger[at]gmail[dot]com).

We also welcome a FANTASTIC new Guest Designer this month.... JODI COLLINS!!! (*insert spastic screaming, yelling and dancing!*)  We all just love Jodi like crazy, and we're so excited to have her join us this month!

Happy stamping!
~Tammy

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Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Cindy Lawrence - One Happy Stamper


Lori Tecler - Inking Aloud

Good Times Are Ahead card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from Avery Elle

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor


Vickie Zimmer- Smitten


Jodi Collins, August Guest Designer - Stamping a'Latte



Jane Taylor, Guest Star Stamper - PurpleJet Loves Crafts


Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations



Monika Davis - M.A.D. Stamper


Joan Ervin - Stamping With a Passion




**Inlinkz**