7.7.2010 – Color Throwdown #100

Today is the one-hundredth challenge and it is a big day for the Color Throwdown.  You must check them out as there are a TON of prizes to be won!!!  Limelight Papercrafts is one of the sponsors, so of course I had to play along!!!  Twist my arm why don’t ya!  heehee.

Oooooh, toughie, but I think I am game!

{supplies: cs – Bazzill; pp – Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket); other – ribbon (Offray), button (Basic Grey), string, butterfly die cut (Cuttlebug), label die cut (Spellbinders)}

Check out the Color Throwdown for all the deets!  I also combined it with this week’s CPS sketch.

6.5.2010 – A Play Date with Limelight

Happy Saturday!!!  I just wanted to share with you that Limelight Papercrafts is sponsoring the Play Date Cafe challenge this week.  Here is the color challenge: lemon, light peach and peach.

Of course I just had to play along!!!  Now, this was one really TOUGH color challenge for me.  I seriously looked for 20 minutes to find anything peach colored.  I have no patterned paper, no ink and no flowers in the required color scheme.  Finally, as a last resort, I pulled out my HUGE pile of Bazzill cardstock and finally found something for inspiration.

I used some Basic Grey buttons and some Cosmo Cricket rub-ons for accents.  The ivory burlap string “tied” it all together.  heehee.

Hope you will play along too.  The prize up for grabs from Limelight Papercrafts is a Lawn Fawn’s How Delightful stamp set & a package of Jillibean Soup Canvas Flowers in Red Polkas!  Ooooooh, I so want these!

Today, I donate my hair.  Wish me luck!!!  I sure hope the short cut turns out ok.

ETA: Play Date Cafe highlighted me as part of their Cream in our Coffee talent.  Too cute.  Thanks so much for the mention!  🙂

a black, white and pink birthday

Oops, I have so many friends and family members with September birthdays, I really should have started making cards sooner. Oh well, guess that just means I’ll just *HAVE* to spend more time in my scrap room.  I used the Sweet Sunday Sketch #32 and Caardvarks color combo of black, white and pink for this birthday card.


This is a fun sketch from Karen.  I’m going to have to keep this one handy for the future.  I just love the half circle element at the bottom.  It is just perfect for a little sentiment.

This is another color combo outside my color box, but I love it.  I am going to have to practice with this more too.  The flower is a 3-dimensional sticker from K & Company.  I have noticed some really pretty new sticker sets and these just make card making a snap!  It matched the DCWV cardstock perfectly and I love how the sparkle pops against the black cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, DCWV

Patterned Paper: K & Company

Stamps: Hero Arts (CL139)

Ink: Versafine

Cuttlebug die cut machine: Scallop square & Scallop oval (Spellbinders)

Other: Ribbon, flower sticker (K & Company) black pen (Sharpie), white gel pen (Sakura)


Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for the love!

happy holidays…

Hee hee, it is so funny to say Happy Holidays in August!  Both Caardvarks‘ and Our Creative Corner have a challenge for holiday themed cards.  I just love practicing my holiday cards this early… gets me thinking and I’m already feeling more prepared this year.  I used the color challenge (turquoise, brown and a neutral) from The Pink Elephant Challenge because this is one of my most favorite color combos!!!!


I think I may have changed my mind and this might be my holiday card this year!  Or maybe I’ll do a combo of both.  Brown and turquoise are one of my favorite color combos and I just love how this worked for a holiday card.  I brought out my new EK Success ornament punch again and just adore this ornament.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper

Patterned Paper: Basic Grey

Stamps: Studio G

Ink: Versafine, Copic Markers

Cuttlebug die cut machine: Labels one & scalloped oval (Spellbinders)

Other:  Gel pen and glaze pen (Sakura), sheer ribbon (Jo-Ann Stores Inc), ornament punch (EK Sucess)


Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for the love!

quick and easy…


This is was a very quick card… less than 30 minutes.  Took me longer to photograph and post it then to actually make it.

I loved the Sweet Sunday sketch this week.  Something about the circles just said “fun”.  I looked to the  Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge for color inspiration.  This week’s challenge was to go monochromatic with our cards with cream or white cardstock.

I have been on a butterfly kick, so pulled out my punches and went to work.  I chose pink as my basic color and cream cardstock.  The scallop circles were ran through my Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder.  This is the first time I used this folder.  I think I’m going to have fun with this one.  I finished it off with a strip of ribbon.  I thought about putting a sentiment on the card, but felt like it would look too crowded or get lost, so I left it blank.  I think it could be used for many different occasions this way.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, DCWV card base

Patterned Paper: K & Company

Cuttlebug die cut machine: Houndstooth folder

Other: Ribbon, Butterfly punch (EK Success), Scallop circle punches (EK Success)


Comments are always welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for the love!