Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Pinwheel Die...from that Lil Inker we all know and love!

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday to ya!  Hopefully you are having an awesome week!  Mine...ehh...could be better.  Had to take leave today, VERY last minute, so that I could take my car to the shop.  My daughter came home late on Monday night and told me something was wrong with my car.  Ugh...the kind of thing you don't want to hear from your 16 year old...BUT, I'd much rather hear that from HER, than a call from the police telling me she's hurt.  So, I count my blessings, and look forward to my car being repaired by tomorrow afternoon.  $600 later...but at least I'm not upside down in the value of my car and I could actually make some money if I sold it tomorrow (after it's fixed).  :O) 
So, since we're looking at the glass half full, let's also take a look at this week's Color Throwdown challenge (CTD138).  This week we are being sponsored by the super talented, Laura Pryor from Lil Inker!!  The challenge is being hosted by Tamara (pronounced like 'camera') Hershberger.  Check out the FANTASTIC palette she chose!  I LOVE it!!
Navy blue is always a winning color when paired with white and another contrasting color!  It's very British, fresh, my opinion.  I chose to use a nice Fallen Leaf as my contrasting color since it was already part of the palette in the patterned paper I chose.  My floral, navy sheet is from my MTME Fun Flowers collection and the fun polka dots are from my MTME Darling Dots collection.  I scaled the digi sheets to 5x7" and printed them double sided on Georgia Pacific cs before cutting 6 pieces with the pinwheel die.  I adhered my pinwheel to my lollipop stick with a 3-D glue dot.  I threaded my two buttons with the same, fun baker's twine that I used with my sentiment panel (that Tammy sent me for Christmas :]), and adhered them with a flat, medium sized glue dot. 
My sentiment was cut with a Spellbinders Ribbons Tag Trio die, and my scalloped border was cut with a Fiskars border punch.  The navy ribbon is from May Arts.  Pretty simple, really, but I love the pop of color!  My layout was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO187).
This was seriously one of the easiest color challenges I've completed this year!  Be sure to play along and link up your project on the CTD blog for a chance to win one of Laura's dies and coordinating stamp sets (winner's choice between Sentiment Flags and the Pinwheels).  If you choose the Pinwheel die, be sure to take a peek at Laura's fantastic tutorial on how to put the pinwheel together, HERE.  So many cool things you can do with this one :]

Okay, friends.  That's all I have for you today, but be sure to swing by the CTD gals' blogs to check out their fab projects!  Swing by Kisa's blog also...she's been feeling crafty and sneaking in projects each week ;]
Thanks for stopping by today. 


Laura Pryor said...

Can you hear me squealing from Boston??? HOLY SHNIKIES!!! This is soooooo good! I love love LOVE the papers and what you did with the sketch!! I love the sentiment on that ribbon frame. I have those and can't wait to use it with that sentiment! PEFECT! WOW, this is just so good! Thank you for your support, Kristin! What would I do without friends like all of you! WOW!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Kristin - I LOVE your digi paper! Gonna have to make a little shopping trip to MTME in the near future! This is just fabulous.

dpkennedy said...

I so love your card! The floral and polka dot paper is great! And I love the way you used the bakers twine through the Spellbinder tag die! It's awesome Kristin!

LeAnne said...

So bright & fresh! OF COURSE I love the green with the navy! Cute as a button!

Broni said...

Your floral/polka dot paper is amazing...such a happy mix of color and pattern! Love how you used all the twine too!

Keva said...

This is SO cute! Love the color combo especially.

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL design, Kristin! LOVE the polka dots, and the flowers on the navy paper peeking out from the pinwheel petals! Totally darling card!

Barbara said...

Fabulous design!! Love the paper and how you used the tag die cut!

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