Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Color Throwdown #44



Welcome to Throwdown #44! I am your hostess this week, and chose these colors based on the new Wisteria paper I got recently from Basic Grey. I hope you'll decide to play along because it's so simple to do! Simply create a card or other project using these colors (or whatever you have that's similar!) and upload it to your blog or online gallery. Then use the Mr. Linky below to leave us a direct link to your creation. One lucky participant will be selected to be Featured Stamper next week, and will go in the running to become our Guest Designer for the month of July! (see this post for more information!)

Have you stopped by the Stampin' Out Alzheimer's site this week to check out all the amazing challenges and prize giveaways going on there? Well, there's an added bonus to the challenge this week in conjunction with the challenges going on at Stampin' Out Alzheimers! If you participate in today's challenge, and you're a registered and paid member (meaning you made at least a $5 minimum donation to register) at the SOA site, you will go in a random drawing to win a 6x6 pad of the Wisteria paper from Basic Grey! If you haven't registered for all the fun at the SOA site, there's still time to get involved!

Good luck, and happy stamping!








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Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Cathy Indelicato - Crafty Thoughts



Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor



LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

It would still appear that we've got a Mr. Linky problem, so if the boxes aren't there for you to leave your link, please just leave it in a comment until we can get this figured out! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Featured Stamper #43

And yet again, I had a very hard time choosing this week's Featured Stamper. It was doubly hard when Mister Linky decided to take a hike in the middle of the week, but we finally did get it back and after very careful review of all the gorgeous entries this week, I chose this amazing entry:



I love this image and I love that it is so beautifully and softly colored with only the lavender Flower Soft as an embellishment!

So Pat come on down! You are this week's Featured Stamper! Please email me via the link on my blog (Splashes of Watercolor) and I'll send you the button to display on your blog!

Thanks to everyone who played along with us! We enjoy viewing all of your creations SO MUCH each week!!

Please come back tomorrow for another challenge with Tammy as your hostess!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Color Throwdown #43

Hi everybody! Broni here! It’s my week to host the Color Throwdown challenge and I've chosen a color combo that I believe is classic and should be very easy to work with!





I hope you’ll play along with us! It’s simple. Use these colors (or whatever you have that is close) to create a card or project. Upload it to your blog and/or online gallery (please use keyword CTD43), then enter the DIRECT LINK TO YOUR CARD into the Mister Linky section of today’s post.


Don't forget, we've just changed things up. (See this post.) You could be our next Featured Stamper with a chance at being our Guest Designer for the entire month of July!

No pressure! Just have fun creating!!





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And now for your viewing pleasure and inspiration:


Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor



LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings



Cathy Indelicato/Crafty Thoughts...



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy






Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Featured Stamper #42

WOW! Again, this week's submissions made my job of choosing just one card extremely difficult! Everyone seemed to love these colors and did an awesome job; thanks for all the wonderful comments! I finally decided on this card by Lesley at Always Playing with Paper. I just loved the simple layout, but she also paid great attention to detail in stamping and cutting out her elements; the colors were clear and bright and I just loved it!
So Lesley, be sure to email me (info on my blog) and I'll zip you the Featured Stamper blinkie you can add to your blog! Congratulations!

And now we have a special announcement! We're going to be adding a new member to our team in the form of a Guest Designer for a month at a time! So now, anyone who is chosen as Featured Stamper will go into the running to become our Guest Designer for a whole month! Right now, Lesley and Cassie (from last week) are in the running and we'll have two more Featured Stampers for the month of May to consider and one of these lucky participants will get to be our Guest Designer for the month of July! So stayed tuned tomorrow for a fabulous Color Throwdown from Broni and then get busy creating! The next Featured Stamper could be YOU!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Color Throwdown #42

Hi everyone! This week my color choices are Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Basic Black:




I always think adding a little pop of black really can "set off" your colors, so let's see what you come up with! Post your creation on your blog or on an online gallery using the keyword "CTD42", then link it to Mr Linky below (make sure you use the exact address of your post, not just your blog address!). And remember, if you don't have these exact colors, use something close! And this week, Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations is our Guest Designer. You can see her creation below! Thanks for stopping by!! And don't forget our famous MFT Idol contestant Barbara! You can see her creation and the link to vote here!

LeAnne - WeeInklings


May Guest Designer Darlene Pavlick - Dar's Crafty Creations





Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits



Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy




Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor




Cathy Indelicato/Crafty Thoughts...


Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs


The girls on the Color Throwdown team have been SO honored to have our fellow team member, Barbara Anders advance all the way to the Final 4 in the Stamping Idol contest being sponsored by My Favorite Things! She's rockin' the Idol gallery again this week with this fabulous creation! A new twist is that ONE of the final four will be chosen to join the MFT design team for a 6 month term! If you're a member of Splitcoaststampers, a vote for Bar on this thread would be greatly appreciated! Let's send Bar all the way to the top!

Thanks!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Featured Stamper #41

Yet again another difficult decision...so many wonderful entries! I always hate to choose...but this week the featured stamper will be Cassie. I just love her whimsical owl and the vine and floral frame around him. Check out Cassie's blog here! Thanks so much everyone for playing!




Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Color Throwdown #41


This week I got my color combo inspiration from The Green Stack paper pad by Die Cuts With A View. I can't get enough of the adorable designs and great colors in these papers. They make a great color combo for masculine cards too!


I hope these colors inspire you to play along! Please link your card below using Mr. Linky and remember if you use a public gallery such as SCS or Papercraft Planet please use CTD41 in your keywords. I know I will have my job cut out for me to pick a featured stamper with all the wonderful cards that have been posted week after week! So come on and join us!



Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs




Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor



LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings





Cathy Indelicato/Crafty Thoughts...




Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits



Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Featured Stamper #40

Another week of awesome cards, ladies!! Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with us. And another week of difficult decisions. So many great cards, only one featured stamper. It was hard but I did it. My choice for Featured Stamper this week is Sylvia Nelson. Here's her entry:



I love the dogwoods and her layout. Just the right amount of embellishment, her coloring is gorgeous, and everything is in balance. Isn't this beautiful?!?! Congratulations, Sylvia!!! Contact me through my email listed on my blog, and I'll send you a blinkie for your blog to announce to the world that you were the Color Throwdown Featured Stamper this week! You now have a chance to be our randomly picked guest designer for May!

Many thanks to you all for playing along this week! The design team was bowled over by so many rockin' cards! Be sure to check back tomorrow for another challenge hosted by Danielle. She has a great color combination lined up for you--you won't want to miss it and the DT samples!