Thank You – CTD440

Oh, it’s been too long since I’ve been able to get crafty! (Craft Room Status: Still Not Finished…) But this weekend I was fortunate to spend the weekend with a group of my best crafty friends. That is so good for my soul. And after a rough week, I was reminded of how lucky I am to have all the wonderful people in my life that I do.

Aaaanyway, enough of the sappy stuff… 😉

Look, I made a card! I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown this week.



Stamps: Thank for Being There (SSS/MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sour Apple, Lemon CHiffon, Grape Jelly (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Upsy Daisy, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

I Heard You Were Dragon – CTD434

You guys! It’s been over a month, but I finally got crafty again!!! Thanks goodness for good friends and regularly scheduled Crafty Saturdays! I can’t remember when I went this long without crafting. I moved at the beginning of January. And I had to clear out my storage unit. So my life for the last 2-1/2 months has consisted of moving boxes. So. Many. Boxes. Right now, I have a temporary craft room set up in my living room. My craft room is currently filled with boxes I need to sort through after emptying my storage unit. Anyway, Crafty Saturday gave me an excuse to take a break from boxes, pack up my crafty things, and spend the day crafting with friends. I took the opportunity to play along with the Color Throwdown. I used gold ink to color this cute little dragon’s horn, wings, claws, and belly. I used copic markers for the rest of him.



Stamps: Macical Dragons, Wavy Colring Book BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cement Gray, Black Licorice, Gold Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Cement Gray (MFT); Delicata Gold
Dies: Magical Dragons (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers

Hugs – CTD426

So here’s a pretty good clue that I’m running short on time – I make a card with no stamping involved. But, when it’s 9:30 on Sunday and tomorrow is a work-day, you do what you have to. 😉 So this is my (non-stamped) card playing along with the Color Throwdown.



Stamps: None
Paper: Primitive White, Kraft, Gravel Gray, Wild Cherry (MFT)
Ink: None
Dies: Stitched Flowers, Words for Friends, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Thanks – CTD425

I’m working out of a temporary crafty space right now, and I also started this card at 10pm on Sunday night. So clearly I needed a quick and easy card to play along with the Color Throwdown. Dies to the rescue! And the colors aren’t quite right, but it’s as close as I can get with what I have available at the moment!



Stamps: none
Paper: Smooth White, Pineapple, Cornflower, Black Licorice, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: none
Dies: Many Thanks, Chevron Segments Cover-Up (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

I’m So Grateful – CTD424

I spent a fabulous Saturday with my crafty friends. And let me tell you, spending a day crafting and chatting is so good for my soul. And boy did I need it after a week back at work following the holidays. I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown with this card.



Stamps: Fancy Flowers, Thaks So Very Much (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice, Ripe Raspberry, Smooth White (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Ripe Raspberry, Sour Apple (MFT)
Dies: Fancy Flowers, Stitched Cover-Up Complanion – Vertical (MFT)
Accessories Clear Droplets (PPP)

Holiday Joy to You – CTD423

I’m playing along with the last Color Throwdown of 2016. I managed to play along all year without missing one. Not bad! So I found this patterned paper that fit the colors perfectly, added some sparkly green trees, a sentiment, and it’s a Christmas card. (No promises if it gets sent out or not…)



Stamps: Toasty Greetings (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Merry & Bright, Sour Apple Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Winter Trees, Stitched Triple Peek-A-Boo Window and Edge, Blueprints 13 (MFT)

Merry Everything and Happy Always – CTD422

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I’m playing along wiht the current Color Throwdown. I decdided to use these colors for a little bit different holiday card.

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Stamps: Merry Everything, Lots of Dots BG, Moroccan Lattice BG, Graden Flourish BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Ripe Raspberry, Orange Zest, Blu Raspberry, Blueberry (MFT)
Ink: Orange Zest, Ripe Raspberry, Blu Raspberry (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Circle STAX 1 (MFT)
Accessories White Embossing Powder

May the Magic of the Season Never End – CTD421

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I took my inspiration from more than just the colors for the current Color Throwdown. I was inspired by the sparkle and shine in the picture as well. Glittery colorful snowflakes are lots more fun than the snowflakes currently falling outside. (I know, it’s December. And I’d truly rather have this than 90 degrees, but still…)

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Stamps: Winter Wonderland (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Sour Apple Sparkle, Cornflower Sparkle, Pure Plum Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Versamark
Dies: Stylish Snowflakes, Blueprints 11, Blueprints 2 (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder