September 19, 2009

{Color Throwdown #60} Happy Together!

Check it out! Oh yeah, I can handle it!
In fact, I *love* these colors and think they look
bright and HAPPY together! :D

It's such a beautiful autumn day here in Nebraska! The sun is shining and I decided to take the photo of my card out on the deck railing. The colors are brighter and more accurate in direct light, although I noticed now that I'm posting it that there is some shadow by the ribbon and button. Oh well.

This has been a rather stressful week at work so I haven't felt very creative in the evenings, thus my lack of posts this week. I do much better when I can get up and spend the mornings in my craft room. And thankfully, that is exactly what I'm doing today! :D

And even better yet . . . I received some NEW Stampin' Up! stamps yesterday and couldn't wait to ink them up! This card was created with the beautiful new Medallion background stamp (115223) especially for the COLOR THROWDOWN challenge # 60 to use bermuda bay, green galore and barely banana.

First I inked the Medallion stamp up with bermuda bay and stamped the main card front. Then I did the same with the green galore and barely banana, but I cut out those pieces to layer on top. The sentiment is from the Happy Everything set (115235) and since I needed an anniversary card, I chose "Happy Together" as the verse. This set is perfect for so many occasions with 8 stamps. . . Happy Everything, For You, Days, Birthday, Holidays, Life, Together!
I finished off my card off with a little zig zag stitching and a matching button sewn onto a small piece of bermuda bay polka dot ribbon.

Now I'm off to play with a few of my other new stamp sets and make some final plans for my Stampin' Up! Open House on October 3rd!! I think I'll go with a Holiday theme....Halloween, Autumn/Thanksgiving, and Christmas too! There are just so many fabulous stamps in the new Holiday Mini catalog that I want to use them ALL! If you don't have the mini yet, please let me know and I can mail you one...or there is a link to view it online in my sidebar too!

Have a FUN and relaxing weekend, my friends!

Smiles 2 U!

~ Quote for Today ~
Don't marry someone you can live with.
Marry someone you cannot live without.
Josh McDowell


Sue from Oregon said...

Very pretty...good luck on your first open house!

Alex said...

WOW! Pam, this is gorgeous!!! Have a fabulous Open House - I know you will do amazing, you are super talented and soooo sweet!!! Hugs to you Pam! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Gail S. said...

What a pretty card! I have this stamp and will have to try the triple layers.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!! Love what you did with those medallions! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this!!!!!!

Stampin_melissa said...

You re right, this color combo is gorgeous, as well as your card!

LeAnne said...

Lovely card using the challenge colors, Pam! I need to play with this stamp some more---it is neglected!! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh soooo pretty Pam! Simple but GORGEOUS! Fantastic job with the stitchin'-you've inspired me to dust my mini off & give it a try! I hope your open house went well! :) TFS

Lynn Put said...

Fantastic card for the color challenge Pam! The way you cut out the medallion looks awesome!

PS I love your new blog design!!! It's fabulous!

Broni said...

Beautiful, Pam! I love how you cut out the medallions!! Thanks for joining us in this week's Color Throwdown challenge!

Joan B said...

ooh, gorgeous job.

Linzy said...

Pretty, pretty card, Pam! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Hoe PRETTY! You must LOVE that new medallion! This is a great way to use it!