Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Special Color Throwdown Dedication...

Today the Color Throwdown team is dedicating challenge #124 to a very special young lady, Mrs. Katie Renz.  Katie was diagnosed just before Christmas with stage 4 gastric cancer.  The Throwdown sisters were so touched by her story that we felt compelled to do something for Katie - anything.  So, we decided to dedicate our challenge to her and ask all of our participants this week to create a card for Katie!  Wouldn't it be wonderful for her to receive hundreds of handmade cards...one of her passions...wishing her well and sharing prayers?  I think it would be amazing!!  Each team member is donating a prize for this week's challenge, so you'll have to hop around to each blog to find out what the prizes are :]  Everyone who plays is eligible to win a prize...no strings attached.  Just add your card to the Linky Tool widget on the Color Throwdown blog before 16 Jan at 11:59.  Please email the CTD (colorthrowdown[at]gmail[dot]com) for Katie's address :] 

Without further adieu, I would like to introduce our hostess, Broni's beautiful color palette:
This was nearly a perfect match to the Fun and Fortune paper I made last month for MTME.  AWESOME!  My paper actually uses Bashful Blue and Regal Rose, but it's not far off, so I went with it.  That's what we ask of you also, just to go with the closest colors you have.  Here's the card I made for Katie:
I created the lacy bloom using a paper doilie that I cut a circle from the center of, gently pleated, and adhered to two punched circles using hot glue.  I threaded the button with pink, craft thread and adhered it to my cirle with glue dots. I used the Trendy Tags #1 MTME cut file for my sentiment that came from the So Sentimental stamp set.  The patterned strip and base strip were cut from the MTME Border Builders Elegance Scallop cut file.  I ♥ dimension on my cards, so I used lots of dimensionals on all of my layers :]  I hand stitched the left and right sides of my base panel, and added a row of pretty pearls.

My layout is from an awesome sketch Amy Sheffer put together for the Skipping Stones Design sketch challenge (SSD59). 

Okay, onto the prize I'm offering.  I am donating a brand new, unopened, Papertrey Ink 3rd Anniversary set called "Round and Round".   Here's a preview:
So, want a chance to win?!  Just play along and make a card for Katie.  Add your link to the CTD, and you will be added to our random drawings for prizes.  Also, don't forget to check out the other CTD gals' creations:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can play along to help us rally behind Katie and maybe even win something cool while showing your support.  ♥ 

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is lovely! I like that sketch too, and that PTI set....hmmm, if I post a card on the CTD blog with a fake name, do you think I have a chance of winning!? JK!!! Love the card, really--that doily is sweet!

i {heart} papers said...

So elegant with the doily and the pearls. Just lovely. Thanks so much for helping!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your DP is perfect for Broni's colors this week! LOVE that doily flower and all your elements...just gorgeous! Thanks to the CTD DT for this special challenge for Katie! Your PTI prize is great and I'm crossing my fingers and toes!

Laura Pryor said...

Yeah, I totally want to win that set too! HA!!! Gorgeous design for this week, Kristin!

catdidit said...

I LOVE how you have done the doily! That looks awesome! Gonna have to try this!

Barbara said...

Love this, Kristin! That paper is divine!!!!!!!!!

dpkennedy said...

Your paper is beautiful! Really pretty layout and lovely card!

Broni said...

LOVE your card, Kristin! Especially that beautiful doily bloom and your beautiful paper! Hey, I want to win your prize!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Kristin! LOVE the rosette, and the row of pearls across the bottom. The stitching is awesome, too! Did you finally break out that sewing machine???

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for playing with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

Marsha said...

Hi Kristin,
I am such a fan of yours and have been since I discovered MTME. Your creations are just gorgeous with your use of color and placement. Thanks so much for sharing. I really appreciate you.

Núria said...

beautiful card!!
I like the lacy bloom, great

Camilla said...

such a beautiful card - and you did a good work with the sketch from Skipping Stones.

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful, Kristin! Love what you did with the Skipping Stones sketch -- thanks for playing!

~amy~ said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful...Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

Wendy said...

I love that set!! I wish it was still available!! You card is fab and thanks for playing along with us at SKipping Stones Design!!

Barb's Boys said...

Beautiful take on the sketch! Love the doily! Thanks for playing with us at Skipping Stones Design!

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