Super Excited!! PDCC#90

My card for challenge #90 which was the following colors: Eggplant...Fuschia...Orangesicle
was noticed!! I couldn't believe it.  I see sooo many beautiful designs that I was completely blown away that I was one of the honorable mentions!!  Can you tell that I'm totally uber excited?!  I don't really know what makes a winning card and I feel for the ladies deciding (tough decisions every week), but I'm gonna keep right on playing as often as I can.  I'm having a blast!  Thanks ladies for picking me as honarable mention...I'm thrilled!

Have you seen the prizes that are being given away?!  Seems the Twinery was a hot item since there were about 160+ entries for that challenge....smokes!  Plus it was a really fun color challenge.  This week, the challenge colors are gorgeous and have me up at night trying to narrow down a design in my head.  The color combo seems very victorian-y (not sure that's even a word ;)  Not to mention that the prize pack this week is from Tattered Angels (a product I LOVE!)  and it looks like one of the bottles is my favorite Sunshine color (hard to tell exactly but I'm taking a guess)

Thanks PDC ladies for the fun-ness and for making my day!  :)
(now I gotta figure out how to put that blinkie thingy on my page...Yay!)


PDC challenge #91

I see that most people combine challenges, so I'll have to look into that, but for now, this is my own creation using the challenge colors from PDC -- BLACK, WHITE, and a splash of another color.  Which was a little difficult for me because I just love the rainbow colors together, so when I saw this picture, I didn't want to narrow it down!

Here's my take on it...

I chose yellow as my splash, simply because it suited my card idea of a neutral baby card.  I used my Silhouette to cut the flourishes, labels and carriage.  I used the negative of the flourish design to use as a template for my spray mist (tattered angels, sunshine -- my new fave).  I used a very old wood block stamp for the sentiment and zinged it up in white(is zinged a word?  I think so!).  A little gingham ribbon and star brad to finish it off.  Simple, yet effective.  Thanks for looking!!  :)


My card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge #90

I'm playing along again with The Play Date Cafe #90.  I love these colors...This week's suggested colors are:


Here's my take on it.  I used my silhouette to create the fuschia scrolling image and stamped my thank you's.  I realized I don't have very much fuschia (lots of pink, but not much fuschia)  in my stash of leftovers.  I love to use up my scraps for cards and tags!

I love to wander thru everyones beautiful creations and being new to challenges (and cards :) I enjoy seeing how different everyone's style is even with the same colors!  It's great!  Thanks to all those who share their cards!  It's exactly what I need to get my juices flowing again! 

It's hard to see, but the dark ribbon is very eggplant-y!  It's a shimmery, felty rick-rack...so much fun!

Thanks for looking!!!


parker turns 4!

so this picture is about 2 1/2 months behind, but this is Parker's school picture which just happened to fall on her Birthday this year!  It turned out so good, I thought I would share.


my first challenge!

So I've decided to finally enter a challenge. (The Play Date Cafe #88)  I've never really thought about entering, but a friend of mine encouraged all of her blog readers to enter if they don't already and I thought...sure, why not?!  :)  so, here's my first entry and may I just say that these colors were a real challenge for me.  I plan on sending this out to my good friend Shauna who fits this saying perfectly.

(I used the Silhouette to cut the shapes and font [sun_C02843_1, 5_clouds_C00679_20509, hello_sunshine_C00593_18816.  Cardstock is Bazill basic and color mates: glitter is Doodlebug (sun) and stickles for the clouds and "Sunshine": the title words were sprayed with sunshine glimmer mist [my new fave])
Here's The Play Date's color pick for the week.  If you haven't checked out the blog, hop over there and pick up some inspiration to get your card-making mojo flowin'!