Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Color Throwdown #161

Happy Wednesday, my friends!  I'm hosting the Color Throwdown (CTD161) this week and I chose what I think is a fun and easy palette for you to work with!  Check it out:
It's based on my new digi paper pack at My Time Mady Easy called Trendy Forest.  HUGE thanks to the CTD gals who were able to use it on their cards this week!  They made it look fantastic!!  I used three of the sheets on my card, and also recolored some Wistful Musical Magic paper in chocolate for my circle panel.  I cut it on my Cricut using my Cornice Trimmed Circle cut file resized to 3".  I cut my flag panel using the flag piece from the What's My Fortune? Cookie cut file.  My sentiment and the bird cage are from the Singing Silhouette stamp set.  I stamped and embossed the cage on the vellum panel I cut using the Caged cut file.  My cute little bird was cut from the A Little Birdie cut file and resized to fit on my birdcage :]  Oh my...evertime I think I'm done sharing the supplies I used, I realize there's yet another cut file!  Last but certainly not least, the pretty branch that I cut from my plaid lime paper used the Branching Out cut file.  My white, ruffled trim, melon ribbon, and chocolate brad are from Hobby Lobby.
My layout was inspired by Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #30.
Okay, I think that covers everything!  Don't stop here though, we have a TON of inspiration from our very talented DT.  Be sure to check out their goodies :]
Julee Tilman ~ September Guest Designer ♥

Thanks for stopping in today!  Hope your week is awesome so far, and finishes up on a nice and easy note ;]

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #160

Hi all...I'm back from the work trip I took to New Mexico last week, and am happy to be playing along with the CTD today!  Danielle is our hostess and she chose a timeless color combo that I adore.  Check it out:
So pretty ♥  Fortunately, I have some paper that jives well with this palette, MTME All Steamed Up and one sheet from my Coffee Beans collection.  I really wasn't trying to plagiarize our fab guest designer, Julee Tilman's concept on her MOJO Monday card when I use her sketch, but maybe the coffee theme spoke to me subliminally :] 
Total bonus that my paper just so happens to be coffee themed.  I used one of my newest label cut files, Frame Me to provide a base for my cup.  I stitched my sentiment tag to my handle, and added a pretty, pearl flourish for my "steam"...along with my chocolate twine and pink button.  I'm planning to send this card to my kiddo at college with her next care package because I do, miss her a "latte" :)
Okay, friends.  That's all I have to share with you today, but be sure to swing by the rest of our team's blogs for a healthy dose of inspiration.

Julee Tilman ~ September Guest Designer

Thanks for stopping by today :]  Hope you're having a fabulous week!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Color Throwdown Challenge #158

Hi everyone.  I'm back today with my card for the Color Throwdown (CTD158).  Broni is our hostess today and she chose a perfect palette for the masculine card I needed to make!  Check it out:
I realized recently that CAS is my friend when my mojo is on vacay.  I think I may have left it on the cruise I took in August...not exactly sure, but it's M.I.A!  So, today I used my new digital stamp set at MTME, Happy Hallows.  I layered the solid, abstract circle in a pale gray (80% transparent), the plaid in Peach Parfait (also 80% transparent), then layered my open faced leaves at full opacity in Island Indigo.  The trunk of my tree is Basic Gray.  I inserted my tree "photo" into a Word document, added the "happy" sentiment, and printed. 
I recolored the multi-striped paper from my Shutt-erfly collection to match this week's palette, layered my white, embossed 'birthday' sentiment from So Sentimental, stitched on some peach colored buttons, and layered it on gray cs.  That was it...all finished.  Almost too simple (in execution and appearance)...but the recipient won't mind.  It's going to a teenage boy ;]  LOL

Find some real inspiration at our DT's blogs...and our fabulous September guest designer, Julee Tilman!
Julee Tilman ~ September Guest Designer ♥

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you had a relaxing, LONG weekend ;]