March 22, 2009

Taking on Two Challenges in One!



Thank YOU to Dawn and Cambria for providing the inspiration for today's card! I've combined both of their challenges ~ Dawn's Week 1 Raspberry Suite Color Challenge and Cambria's Weekend Sketch Challenge #73.











Didn't Dawn pick a wonderful color scheme for her first challenge? I *love* these bright happy colors! I choose a patterned paper from my stash and teamed it up with Stampin Up cardstock colors tangerine tango, so saffron, rose red and close to cocoa. I wasn't sure if that was brown or black in her photo, but I went with the brown. In case you're wondering, her inspiration photo is from Pottery Barn Teen. Wouldn't anyone love a cheerful bedroom ensemble like this?!

For the Thank YOU circles, I've used a stamp by Inkadinkadoo, stamped with color and then clear embossed it for some shine and texture. {This doesn't really show in the photo.} I've used three of my circle punches ~ 1-1/4", 1-3/8", 1-1/2". The Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder was used on the background and then I also added a line a zig-zag stitching along the bottom with my Janome Sew Mini. { I *love* that little machine! } The twill ribbon is from Taylored Expressions. It coordinates perfectly with Stampin Up's so saffron cardstock.

We had quite a rain shower a few minutes ago and SPRING is in the air! It was such a blessing to wake up to the sound of birds chirping! I hope you're enjoying your weekend and finding time to be creative. Thank YOU for blogging by!

Smiles 2 U All,


Quote for Today ~

"I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom." ~Author Unknown

13 comments:

Maureen said...

this is beautiful ... i love your take on the sketch {love circles as a design element!}

LINDA said...

Very Pretty card Pam.Lovely work..
Hugs Linda

Anabelle said...

Love it. The circle motif is awesome.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a gorgeous and HAPPY card, Pam! I LOVE it!

Inspired Scrapper said...

You chose very beautiful colors... the card looks great :)

Steph said...

Very pretty card! Great job on combining the two challenges. :)

Terri E. said...

This card is wonderful. I really like the ribbon you picked out. Great job with the color challenge!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Gwen said...

Your card is beautiful!!! and fabulous job with the sketch!!
what is the "Janome Sew Mini" never heard of it & where did you get it??? ;)

LeAnne said...

Sweet!

Cambria Turnbow said...

Awesome! Love the bright happy colors! Thanks for playing along! :)

chelemom said...

I ADORE this card!!! Love the colors too!!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Pam you sure have your stampin' MoJo working for you! Great take on these 2 challenges. I have to pop into Dawn's blog for her first time challenge... To fun! :)

Winter said...

Cute card! Great job!