January 17, 2010

{MoJo #121 & ColourQ #115} Get Whale Soon!

Today's card is for a combination of two (2) challenges ~ the sketch is MoJo Monday #121 and the colors are from the Colour Q Challenge #15.   I really don't want to admit how much time was spent on this fairly simplistic card.  Let me just say, I was out of my normal comfort zone with this combination of colors and the layout was a bit of a challenge too!

The cute little whale and sentiment are from the Stampin' Up! PUN FUN set.  I've used the color challenge colors ~ barely banana for the base, layered with basic gray with some certainly celery and pumpkin pie designer papers.   What do you think of my little sentiment circle?  I thought the card needed a special embellishment to spice it up and decided on the little orange button and polka dot ribbon stitched to the circle.  The border punch used is the new one from the Occasions Mini - pinking hearts border (p. 11).  Love it!

Now on to more *exciting* stuff!  I've got three, count 'em, 3 more Ribbon Share orders and will have my hubby draw another *lucky* winner. Stay tuned for that announcement later tomorrow night.  My last winner ~ Gail ~ was thrilled to get a  FREE Stampin' Up! set and I was HAPPY to notify her she had won! :)   If you missed all the information on my Stampin' Up! 5/8" Satin Ribbon Share, please see the original post HERE!   It's not too late to order~! ! !  

These weekends sure do fly by, don't they?!  I did accomplish a few things today so that's a good feeling. Besides the usual laundry, etc, here in my stamp room, I sorted all my designer paper scrap stash into color groups and found a new place to store them for easier access.  The basket I had them in was overflowing and a real mess!  Can you relate?  ;)

I'm glad you blogged by and hope you'll stop back again soon!  Tomorrow night we're going out to dinner to  celebrate MW's birthday with the kids.  He doesn't know it yet, but there will be birthday cake and ice cream too!  :)

Happy Stamping & Smiles 2 U!

Quote for Today ~
If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself. ~Leon Eldred


LeAnne said...

Very cute, Pam! That WAS a challenge, wasn't it?

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute, Pam! adorable tag:)

Susan G said...

I'm so glad to see this card. I have this set and have hardly used it. This gives me another idea. Great job!

Alex said...

So very cute Pam - love the colors and the whale is one I have not pulled out in awhile, need to ink him back up, LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Sam said...

Oh Pam, that is adorable. That patterned paper is so perfect too. I love the stitched detail and the ribbon and button on the circle sentiment.

Pam Varnell said...

Another beauty Pam. This image is so sweet and I love the DP you used. Gorgeous!!

Arielle H Gordon said...

Pam, this is TOO CUTE! Thanks so much for playing along with the colouQ!