Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Color Combos Galore #216 (cards week) with C&SS #172!

This week's challenge from Color Combos Galore:

Plus this challenge from Clean & Simple Stamping:

Equals this card from me:
January 23rd was National Pie Day, although I didn't make anything to do with pie...I thought a cupcake was close enough :)  I wanted to kind of match my card to last weeks layout, so I used the same patterned paper. It had this cute little cloud shape, which I thought was perfect for a cupcake top. I drew a little extra inspiration from the brown wrappers under the pie in the color story photo...hence the brown mat framing my cupcake.

Supply List:
Stamp - Stampin' Up! (Birthdays Count)
cardstock - Stampin' Up! - (Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, So Saffron, Early Espresso)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso)
pattern paper - American Crafts (Letterbox)
embossing folders - Stampin' Up (perfect polka dots); Tim Holtz (damask)
border punches - Stampin' Up!
chipboard sticker - American Crafts
other - Stampin Up! (rhinestones, bakers twine); 

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Color Combos Galore #215 with JAI #100!

Happy National Hat Day! ...after you are done addressing and sending out all of your National Hat Day cards, I just know you will want to get in on this week's challenge at CCG :)

This week's challenge from Color Combos Galore:

Plus this week's challenge to 'just add crowns'  from Just Add Ink:

Equals this page from me:

The patterned paper I used is from American Crafts, and matches the colors from this challenge perfectly. I used several different kinds of circle embellishments (buttons, brads, stickers) to mimic the hats in the inspiration photo.  I also used crowns to go along with the 'hat' theme..crowns are royal hats, right? The photo and crowns were also perfect for the Just Add Ink challenge this week:) For the bonus challenge, I used white lace cardstock inspired by the doily under the hats.

Supply List:
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (Whisper White); KI Memories (lace cardstock)
patterned paper - Fancy Pants (Wishful Thinking); American Crafts (Letterbox)
brads - American Crafts
banner button - American Crafts
stickers - 7Gypsies (Her Majesty, journal stickers); Heidi Swapp (rhinestone crown);Lilybee Design (brown letter stickers); Simple Stories ( '8' )
fiber - Stampin' Up! (linen thread, brown baker's twine)
buttons - unknown

January is also National Hobby Month, so be sure to fit this week's challenge in...you have 2 weeks to finish it:)

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays #1.12 , The Play Date Cafe #114

This week's sketch from Sketchy Thursdays:

Plus these colors from the Play Date Cafe:

Equals this page from me:

I obviously didn't follow the sketch exactly, I flipped it...and made few other changes. I am usually a 8.5 x 11 pager, so I always feel a bit awkward doing larger pages.  The only reason I ever do larger pages is for this:

I do an album for every year of my 5 kid's life.  From birthday to birthday... that's a lot of albums. So, to cut cost down, I buy regular 3 ring albums and page protectors - which is why I scrap 8.5 x 11 :)  Anyway, it's great because I get to decorate the album itself, as well.

supply list:
patterned paper - Prima ( purple and gold); October Afternoon (Kitchen Cupboard)
cardstock - Stampin' Up!(Cherry Cobbler)
flowers - Prima
ribbon - May Arts
rhinestones - Stampin' Up!
letter stickers - American Crafts (Honey puffy letter stickers)
other stickers - 7Gypsies
embossing folder - Cuttlebug
punch - Stampin' Up! (notebook edge)
jounaler - Zig
buttons - unknown

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Color Combos Galore 214 - Cards week!

Did you know January 8th was National Bubble Bath Day? I didn't either :) If that wasn't exciting enough, January is National Bath Safety Month...So, with that in mind: Please refrain from using your toaster whilst taking your baths.

This week's challenge from Color Combos Galore:

My card:

I had a hard time with this one, actually. I'm usually pretty literal when it comes to sketches, so it took me a little while to put it together in my head.

Supply List:
stamps - Stampin' Up! (Painted Posies) 
cardstock - Stampin' Up! (So Saffron, Very Vanilla)
ink - Stampin' Up! (Crumb Cake, So Saffron)
patterned paper - My Mind's Eye (Lost and Found); Unknown (yellow polka dot)
metal frame and brads - WeRMemoryKeepers
twine - Bloomerie (Etsy Shop)
pearls - Stampin' Up!
Border - Crate Paper (Farmhouse Collection)

That's it...what's your tip for National Bath Safety Month?

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Color Combos Galore #213!

Color Combos Galore is back...and just in time for the New Year! We've moved back to Blogger, check out the new location HERE.

New challenge schedule and format:

There will be two Color Combos a month, posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. On the 1st of each month, the first Color Combo and Designer's Challenge will be posted. This Challenge will be for Layouts, Mini-Albums, and Off the Page Projects ONLY. You will now have TWO WEEKS to complete it! YAY!!! The following week, on the 8th, the SAME Color Combo will be posted, but for CARDS and TAGS ONLY with a DIFFERENT Designer's Challenge. You will have ONE WEEK to complete it. So the deadline for BOTH Challenges will be the 14th. You cannot mix a Layout Week with a Card Week. In other words, you cannot post a card or tag with a Designer's Challenge from Layouts Week, or a Layout with the Designer's Challenge from Cards Week. Sounds confusing? I know, but here is the schedule:

Challenges will be posted on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd each month

One Color Combo posted every TWO WEEKS, twice each month, alternating layouts and cards each single week, using a different Inspiration Photo and Designer Challenge for each.
for example, EVERY MONTH ON....

- the 1st: Combo A - Layouts, tags, mini albums, off the page projects (this will run for two weeks)
- the 8th: Combo A - Cards week (same combo, different Inspiration Photo and Designer Challenge, for cards)
Both Combo A Challenges will close at the end of cards week (the 14th)

- the 15th: Combo B - Layouts week (same as above)
- the 22nd: Combo B - Cards week (same as above)
Both Combo B Challenges will close at the end of Cards week (the 28th)

So let's get started!!! It's New Year's Day, so we are celebrating with the following Challenge. Check out our new Inspiration Board!!! I hope you have fun with it this week!

My page
Document the Crazy:
supply list:
cardstock - American Crafts (vanilla); Stampin' Up! (Whisper White, So Saffron)
patterned paper - October Afternoon (Sunday Dinner); Simple Stories (Blue Newsprint)
Label Stickers - My Mind's Eye
letter stickers - Simple Stories (Destinations); Lily Bee Design (Harvest Market ABC)
other stickers - October Afternoon (Farmhouse Shape Stickers)
other - Stampin' Up! (twine, pearl, Square Lattice die)

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