Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Featured Stamper #143

Hi! It's Laura here to annouce this week's Featured Stamper. Imagine my surprise when Random.org picked

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#17, Amber Daigre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's Amber's beautiful card. I love how the umbrella is actually sheltering the cutie flowers!

Congrats, Amber. E-mail me at lpryor1@hotmail.com and I will send you your CTD Featured Stamper bagde for your blog!

Here are a couple of other lovelies that caught my eye this week:

Jenny Peterson. Jenny's use of the colors and mix of papers is just beyond great!

daisyKAT Studio. She made the cutest purse ever!


Noor Nahdi. I just love this!!!!

Great job with this week's colors!!! See you tomorrow with a whole new challenge served up fresh!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Color Throwdown #143

Helloooo! Fancy meeting you here! HA! It's Laura and I'm your hostess this week. I thought I would do something a bit different this week with the colors...have a look:

This week our palette is inspired by the Springtime collection from Echo Park and instead of picking two or three colors to play with, I'm leaving the decision up to you! It's a Pick A Combo week here at CTD! Use any combo of the above colors you like, as many as you like and show us what you've got! Remember, using the inspiration papers is not a requirement, just a jumping off point :)

I hope you're excited to play! We're so excited to see what you create! In order to participate, make a card or other tangible paper crafted project and upload it to your online gallery (keyword CTD143) or to your blog. Then link it here to the CTD blog using a direct link to your gallery or post. Easy!

Have a look at the amazing designs from our design team for more inspiration to get your gears going! And HAVE FUN!

A BIG thank you to Jen Mitchell from I Create, our guestie for May. I can't even believe May has come and gone and Memorial Day weekend is here. Where does the time go?!

Thanks for coming by today!

Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Cathy Rulli - Crafty Thoughts

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Jen Mitchell - I Create, May Guestie

Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Featured Stamper #142

Well, it's that time again...to choose a Featured Stamper for the week. You guys amazed me this week with your enthusiasm for my color combo and with your incredible creations!

I used Random.org to choose the winner and that is.....

4. Andrea ( The Accidental Stamper)

Here's her gorgeous card:

I love those beautiful butterflies and the perfectly placed pearls!

I've also chosen a few creations that I just had to point out as favorites:


See, I told you! Amazing creations, ladies! Congratulations!!

Andrea, if you'll email me at bronih at truvista dot net, I'll send you your Featured Stamper badge!

Thank you all so much for your participation! Please join us again tomorrow, when Laura is your hostess for a new challenge!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Color Throwdown #142

Hello, everyone! Are you ready for a new Color Throwdown challenge? Can you handle it? I KNOW you can!

It's Broni here, and today I have a "different" color combo for you. I had seen a comforter in a local store that had a very bold, graphic pattern using these colors. I loved how it looked, so I thought we'd try the combo out!

I'm really looking forward to see what you create using these colors (or ones VERY similar)! Simply link directly to your post containing your card using the linky tool below, and link back to the Color Throwdown in your blog post. YOU could be our next Featured Stamper!

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Now let's check out all the fabulous inspiration provided by the design team!

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Crafty Thoughts/Crafty Thoughts...

Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper

Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

Jen Mitchell - I Create - May Guestie

Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs

Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Featured Stamper #141

I hope everyone enjoyed this weeks color combo! It was great seeing all the bright fun creations!

This weeks Featured Stamper is…

Inga! Her lovely card uses such a wonderfully bold patterned paper! You can visit her here!


Thanks so much for playing Inga! Email me at affiecatt at optonline dot net for your Featured Stamper badge!

Lots of lovelies this week! I will just mention a few! Now go check ‘em out!

Karen Day

Donna V


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Color Throwdown #141

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's Danielle, your host for this weeks Color Throwdown. My color combination was inspired by the gorgeous Gertie paper from Stella and Rose by My Minds Eye. These colors are bright and fun and perfect for spring and I hope you think so too and will join us this week. Please use CTD141 when uploading to a public gallery and use the linky tool below to add your creation. Have fun!
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper

Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...

Jen Mitchell - I Create (May Guestie)

Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs

Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity

Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Featured Stamper #140

Hi, all! I'm back with this week's Featured Stamper! Thanks to everyone who played along this week--what fabulous cards you folks created! So, without further ado, this week's Featured Stamper is....

Stacey Schafer of Stacey's Stamping Stage! Here's Stacey's gorgeous design:

Congrats, Stacey! Email me (barcat at embarqmail dot com) and I'll send you your featured stamper badge to display on your blog.

Other cards that caught my eye this week are (in no particular order):
1. Stamper Suzz
2. Lea's Cupcakes and Sunshine
3. The Charmed Life
4. Michele Hearts Paper

Thanks again to everyone for playing along this week! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what fun colors Danielle has chosen for us.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Color Throwdown #140

Are you ready for another Color Throwdown Challenge!!! Barbara here, and I'm your host for today. I've chosen some vintage-y colors that I hope will get your mojo hoppin' :)

We'd LOVE to see what you can do with this color combo. If you don't have these exact colors, simply use the closest you have then post a direct link using the Linky Tool below. Be sure to use the keyword CTD140 if you upload to any online galleries. Please link back to the Color Throwdown in your personal blog posts and YOU could be our Featured Stamper next week! In the meantime, how about some Design Team inspiration to get your mojo flowing :)

With a new month, we have a new Guestie to show off her colorful talents! Please help us welcome Jen Mitchell! Jen's creations have been faithfully showing up in the CTD entries lately, and we thought it'd be great to have her on board for the month of May!

AND we have another surprise! We loved having Carole Burrage around SO much in the month of April that we just couldn't let her go! So Carole is now a permanent member of the team, and we couldn't be more thrilled!


Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy

Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor

Jen Mitchell - I Create- May Guestie

Cathy Rulli/Crafty Thoughts...

Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts

Carole Burrage - Mother's Little Helper

Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker Designs

Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs

Kristin Eberline - Mindless Creativity

**Linky Tool below**