Jan 02 2009

Blogger’s Challenge 80 – Color

Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful holiday.  I watched football games with my husband most of the day, but was also able to work on my swaps for Leadership and Control Freaks!  A productive day!  Just took a little pre-planning…I stamped and punched everything out in the morning while watching the Rose Parade and then adhered everything together during the games.

Today’s Blogger’s Challenge was to use a color combination of Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, a Red and White/Vanilla.  I thought I’d take the opportunity to use another one of my favorite sets in the mini catalog…I’m hoping it will be in the new BIG catalog…but I have a feeling it won’t be.  So…it is your last chance to pick up this wonderful set!  (January 18 is the last day to order from the mini.)

I used a blender pen and reinkers to pick up the colors like a marker and colored the different parts of the tic-tac-toe stamp (my favorite!) in Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip, then stamped on Whisper White.  I stamped the center LOVE again in Riding Hood Red and punched it with the 1/2 circle punch and popped it up in the center with dimensionals.  I layered that onto Chocolate Chip.  Then used a layer of Riding Hood Red and put that on Chocolate Chip, too!    The top layer is popped up with dimensionals.

I also used a scrap piece of Ski Slope designer paper (another thing in the mini that will probably not be in the new Spring/Summer catalog since it is a winter paper) on the background of Baja Breeze.  I used the Word Window punch twice and cut them to different lengths and adhered to the upper left corner.  I punched the small heart from the new Heart to Heart punch (available with the Love You  Much Bundle) from Riding Hood Red and adhered to the ends.  Finally, I used some Crystal Effects on the hearts and the center Love heart.

Pretty simple…but I like the layout and didn’t want to clutter up the background too much.

Well, I’m off to work on more swaps!  Have a wonderful day…


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21 People have left comments on this post

Jan 2, 2009 - 10:01:18

Oh Connie, what a fun card. Such great images, and I really love the way you added your hearts to the word window embellishments. Fantastic job.

Jan 2, 2009 - 10:01:36
Nikki said:

I agree…love this set! Great card….love you layout..it looks great! {SMILES}

Jan 2, 2009 - 10:01:27

Great Job with the color combination! This is such a rich color combo and I love what you did with it! Awesome Job!

Jan 2, 2009 - 10:01:47

How cute is this! Love the country feel your card has Connie! Wonderfully put together! 😀

Jan 2, 2009 - 10:01:04
Lisa B. said:

Super cute! My favorite part is the little “drop hearts” from the top of the card!

Jan 2, 2009 - 11:01:15
Rachel Hope said:

Very nice! I love the little heart tabs!

Jan 2, 2009 - 12:01:30
Lisa said:

Cute – great layout!

Jan 2, 2009 - 12:01:57
Patti Chesky said:

So pretty Connie!! I didn’t order this set, but I think I am regretting that decision. I love the little heart tabs….that’s the first thing I noticed.

Have fun at Leadership….I won’t be there (only a Supervisor)…..boo hoo! Email me to tell me how awesome the new catty is!!!

Jan 2, 2009 - 03:01:21

I like the combo of that paper with this stamp set. Very cute card, Connie!

Jan 2, 2009 - 04:01:20

This card is sooo delightful! I am going to case it, Connie! Love it! TFS!

Jan 2, 2009 - 06:01:58
Sheryl said:

Very cute! Love the little hearts on the top. Great use of Ski Slope dsp too!

Jan 2, 2009 - 06:01:01
Beckie said:

Love your card! Great minds were thinking of that DSP! Love it!

Jan 2, 2009 - 08:01:30
Kim Howard said:

Great card Connie, I love the little word window punch with the hearts.

Jan 2, 2009 - 08:01:52
Lisa Martz said:

LOVE IT! Very pretty!

Jan 2, 2009 - 11:01:32
kristen said:

well, isn;t this the funnest card. Great card. I love it.

Jan 2, 2009 - 11:01:17
Ida said:

Wonderful and Fun. I love the Tic-tac-toe stamp too and you did a great job using it. The hearts on the top are cute too.

Jan 3, 2009 - 12:01:13
Lori said:

What a cute card! I really like the look of the multi-colored tic tac toe image.

Jan 3, 2009 - 02:01:23

Connie, what a terrific card! I love this set and the two little hearts in the corner are a great touch.

Jan 3, 2009 - 09:01:46
Wendy said:

Connie, this is a great card. Hope to get one of your CF Swaps some day! Love the colors and the Word Window punches with the hearts on them!

Jan 3, 2009 - 03:01:06
nola said:

Really nice job–I’ve yet to do mine–but now that I’m seeing the others I’ll have to get busy!
Thanks for sharing! Nola

Jan 4, 2009 - 08:01:44

cute cute cute! What a fun layout and this set looks great with these colors.