Color Challenge Monday – with a twist

Wow I don’t know where last week went. Candice and I are gearing up for our Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on Friday and Saturday. You ladies will have lots of fun and make some beautiful cards – in my humble opinion (IMHO). If you aren’t joining us this year make sure you save some dates in November for our Stamp-A-Stack for next year!
Today Candice and I decided to try something a little different for our Color Challenge Monday. We decided to use the Palette of Prints Paper (any color we wanted) and the stamp set In the Spotlight to create our cards. I can’t wait to see what Candice created. Here is mine.

Robbie’s Card
Stamps: In the Spotlight Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Almost Amythest, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Palette of Prints Designer Series Paper – Almost Amythest, Certainly Celery, So Saffron Ink: Chocolate Chip, Almost Amythest, Certainly Celery, So Saffron Accessories: Circle punch, Slit punch – to make scallop, Large and small oval punch, Gold brads, sponges.
Candice’s Card

Stamps: In the Spotlight Paper: So Saffron, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Palette of Prints Designer Series Paper – Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron Ink: Basis Gray, Rose Red and Certainly Celery Accessories: Circle Punches, Scallop Punch, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Rhinestone Brad, Crop-A-Dile
If you have not used the Crop-A-Dile you have to I absolutely LOVE it!!! It makes life a little easier 🙂

Saturday’s Sketch Challenge – Card by Candice

When I saw this sketch challenge on Beate’s Blog Fresh & Fun,

I thought perfect, I have just the card to join this challenge…

At my last show hosted by Molly, this was one of the projects that the girls did.

Some of you may have already seen this cute little 3×3.

This sketch is very simple and sweet, great for a gift bag.

Stamp Set: Two Cute Cardstock: Groovy Guava, White, and Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper Ink: Groovy Guava Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets, Rhinestone Brads, Groovy Guava Double-Stitch Ribbon, Coluzzle, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, and love that Crop-A-Dile 🙂

Color Challenge Monday

Candice’s Card

Well that felt like a long week, I am glad last week is over with… We had our Fall Festival at my daughters school on Friday, which was a success, but all the planning phone calls and scheduling just wears me out, this is my 3rd year running this event and the night of event makes up for it all because the children enjoy it so much:-) The support that I get is always such a help, if it was not for them I don’t know how I would pull this event off. I am back and I hope everyone had a great week.

Here is my card and colors that I chose, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, and Designer Series paper Wintergreen.

Stamps: Season of Joy Paper: Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, and Wintergreen Designer Series Paper Ink: Always Artichoke Accessories: 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, and Aqua Brads from Pink Hodgehog Paper Crafts.

For my design I began with Bravo Burgundy. There were 2 color combos that I was torn between I decided on this one as it just seemed more like an old fashioned Christmas to me.
Robbie’s Card

Stamps: Holiday Tag Team, Warmest Regards Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Garden Green, Very Vanilla Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Garden Green Accessories: Circle punches in 4 different sizes, sponges, ribbon, corner rounder to scallop edges

Hope you had a great weekend. Candice and I are gearing up for our Christmas Stamp a Stack. We have soooooooo much cardstock to cut. Thanks for looking!

Sketch Saturday by Robbie

I really liked this design when I was it. The problem is when I started playing with it my card was modified from the sketch. I had the card completed the way the sketch was layed out but when it was all finished I wasn’t happy. It was missing something. So I added a layer on top. It still needed something so I added the ribbon at the bottom. Again it seemed to be missing something so I decided to try the ribbon in the top corner. I then looked at it and said hmmm maybe some brads. Well I added the brads in the points of the center piece and finally said okay. So even though I started with a basic sketch, my final product looks a little different. Does that ever happen to you?

Stamps: Fall Whimsy (retired) Paper: So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla Ink: So Saffron, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive Accessories: Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers, sponges, dimensionals, orange and brown ribbon, Bravo Burgundy brads

Designer Paper Promotion

If you have not heard November is the perfect time to stock up on designer paper because all packs are Buy 3 get 1 free! Nothing beats designer paper for a quick background or an accent strip. I can’t get enough of the stuff!!! To make your life a little easier and to help you plan your paper purchases, here is a list of the colors that coordinate with all of the patterned designer papers in the Fall Winter Catalog. Don’t forget about the Prints designer papers are all single color tone-on-tone, available in 16 different colors.

Brocade Backgrounds—Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock

—Real Red, Very Vanilla

—Basic Gray, Very Vanilla

Creepy Crawly
—Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust

Cutie Pie
– Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron

Darling Doodles
—Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

—Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Fall Flowers
—Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Flowers for You
—Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise

LeJardin—River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Linen Prints—Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Notations No.2—More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, -Wild Wasabi

Outlaw—Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Petals & Paisleys—Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken withTeal

Porcelain Prints—Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi

—Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

—Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky

Holiday Harmony (holiday mini)–Always Artichoke, River Rock, Purely Pomegranate

Apple Cider (holiday mini)–Close to Cocoa, River rock, really Rust, Wild Wasabi