Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Color Throwdown #126




Welcome to another Color Throwdown! It's Danielle here hosting this week. I picked a color palette, inspired by Basic Grey’s Marjolaine line, that hopefully will warm you up a bit!
Below the design team has some great samples to share and inspire! Please join us this week and use McLinky below to link up your creation. Please use CTD126 if you post to a public gallery. Have fun with these colors and stay warm!
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits



Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

LeAnne Pugliese - WeeInklings


Lori Tecler, January Guest Designer - Inking Aloud


Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...




Kristin Bueter - Mindless Creativity


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


*******


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Featured Stamper #125

I think a bunch of you loved my colors as much as I did! Thank you ALL for playing along last week! This week's Featured Stamper is Number 10, Paula Bee! Paula did a layout with the colors--what a nice change! Isn't this pretty? Congratulations, Paula!!


Here were a few other cards that really caught my eye:

Kim MC
Sue Rowe
Sarah Gough
Jen Mitchell
Debi

Thanks again to everyone who played along this week! Be sure to come back tomorrow when Danielle is our host--trust me when I say she has a fabulous color combo for you!


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Color Throwdown #125

Happy Wednesday, Throwdown fans! Barbara here, and I'm your host this week. I've got some soft colors for you this week
So, make your card with the challenge colors, link it in the McLinky thingy, and be sure to link the Throwdown blog in your blog post. Easy peasy!

Thanks again to everyone who played along last week for Katie. Our prayers continue to go out to her and her family.

Now how's about a little Design Team inspiration for you? Happy stamping, everyone!





****************************************

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits



Lori Tecler, January Guest Designer - Inking Aloud


LeAnne Pugliese - WeeInklings



Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...



Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs


Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Kristin Bueter - Mindless Creativity

Link

Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs







Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Featured Stamper #124

Time to announce this week's Featured Stamper! So without further ado.....


The Color Throwdown Featured Stamper #124 is Victoria of Blue Jelly Stampin'

Isn't that a fabulous gift box and matching card?? Victoria, please email me at bronih(at)truvista(dot)net for your featured stamper blinkie!

Here are some real stand-outs this week:

Wanda - Cullen-ary Creations
Liz - lazylizard
Bronwyn - AddINKtive Designs
Janine - Jay-Bee
Karen - Karen's Creations
Toni - ravengirl

Our randomly chosen winners from last week for making cards for Katie Renz are...

from LeAnne's blog... Michele L.
from Barbara's blog... Lorraine
from Broni's blog... Susie
from Laura's blog... Barb's Boys
from Danielle's blog... Chef Mama Lori
from Kristin's blog... Tiffany
from Cathy's blog... Cat
from Tammy's blog... Mandy Sarver
from Kate at i {heart} papers... Toni Storie/ravengirl

Winners should send an email with their mailing address to colorthrowdown[at]gmail[dot]com to claim prizes. Deadline to respond is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 24th.

Also, our apologies for the McLinky closing too early. Apparently it was on Pacific time, even though we have it set to Eastern. However, the two "late" entries that were linked in comments due to the Linky tool being closed were taken into consideration with the drawing of random numbers.

We would like to thank you all so much for joining us this week in honoring Katie Renz. Please keep her in your prayers. We wish her the very best.

1 Broni signature

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Color Throwdown #124

Good Wednesday morning to you all! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge! Are you ready? It's Broni here as your hostess this week. Let's get right to the color combo of the week:
Now we'd also like to invite you to do a little more with the challenge this week. Please read on~




Today's challenge also has a special twist. A few weeks ago, one of our team members read a thread on Splitcoaststampers about a fellow Stamping Sister who is very sick. Katie Renz lives in Washington state, is a wife and mother of three and was diagnosed just before Christmas with stage 4 gastric cancer. The members of the Throwdown team felt the need to rally around Katie and show her our support, so we are asking everyone to create their cards today to send to Katie! The mailing address for Katie is...

Katie Renz

PO Box 5913

Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

To further inspire you, we're offering some prizes! Several members of the Throwdown team are chipping in some prizes, as is Kate from i {heart} papers! We'll draw random winners from everyone who makes a card for Katie and provides a direct link to their card using the McLinky widget below by 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 16th. THANK YOU for joining us in showing support to Katie!

1 Broni signature
************************

Now here is some great inspiration for you from the design team:

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor


Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

Lori Tecler, January Guest Designer - Inking Aloud



Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy



LeAnne Pugliese - WeeInklings



Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs



Kristin Bueter - Mindless Creativity



Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Featured Stamper #123

Thanks to everyone who played along with last week's Color Throwdown challenge! I know I kinda' threw everyone a curve ball with my color combo, but everyone rocked it out! Many of you chose to take advantage of Kristin's beautiful digi papers that she designed for this challenge, just like our randomly chosen Featured Stamper, Karen Hasheck...


Some of my favorites from this week include...


Again, many thanks to everyone who played along!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's challenge with Broni as our hostess! Tomorrow's challenge is going to be dedicated to a very special stamper, and we're going to be asking for your help to brighten her day!

Ciao!




Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Color Throwdown #123

Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Color Throwdown! We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year and are ready to join us for more fantastic color combos in 2011!

The colors I chose for todays challenge were actually inspired by this sweater vest I bought recently at my most favorite store. I just love the bright colors of the buttons that adorn the front and thought it would make for some pretty awesome card designs! To make the challenge even more fun today, and to say "welcome back!" we have a special treat for you! Our own Kristin Bueter has designed a digital paper pack that contains papers in these colors, and you are welcome to download the papers for free and use them on your card, if you wish! Click on the graphic below or follow this link for the download! And thanks, Kristin!!!
A new month means we welcome a new Guest Designer to our team, and today I could not be more thrilled to introduce Lori Tecler as our January Guestie! Lori has a fabulous clean-and-simple style and I know you're going to LOVE seeing the designs she will come up with for this month!

So c'mon, let's get to stamping! Remember to leave a direct link to your creation using the McLinky tool below, and use the keywords CTD123 when you upload to Splitcoaststampers!

Happy stamping!









****************************************

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy



Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor



LeAnne Pugliese - WeeInklings


Lori Tecler, January Guest Designer - Inking Aloud



Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs



Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs




Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...



Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits


Kristin Bueter - Mindless Creativity