February 26, 2010

I'm a Color Throwdown Challenge Newbie!

Hieeee!!! I hope this blog post finds you well and happy! We spent the day in doors today as little man is a bit under the weather, but he actually napped today so I was able to get some stamping done. Yeeehaaaa!
I made a couple of baby cards I've been needing to get done and I used a Kim Hughes Click Simple Template from Papertrey Ink for both which I've been dying to try out. I also thought it would be fun to give the Color Throwdown Challenge #81 (CTD81) a try this week. This is my first time ever participating so I'm a newbie! The colors this week are brown, pink and olive which are some of my favorites together. However, as you can see I took my own creative liberties and used kraft instead of chocolate. Kraft is "technically" brown, isn't it?

The oneise card which is for the CTD81 challenge uses the SU hostess set called Cute as a Bug. I stamped my main image onto kraft and colored it with Copic markers and layered it onto a white scallop circle. Then I stamped a coordinating stamp from the set in white on the kraft base as a background and trimmed out the onsie's neck, sleeves and legs in white but decided to give the legs a little frill and used a scallop circle. I added a sentiment stamped in chocolate to the main image panel with a cute little button.
My elephant was very simple. I basically just printed him right onto the card stock, cut him out and added a button eye. Although I did score his ear so that it stands up a bit. I think this little guys makes for the cutest little cards. What do you think?
I hoping to do a lot more online challenges over the next several weeks! They're just plain fun! If you decide to play along in this week's Color Throwdown, make sure you let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ingredients: all from SU! unless noted
Stamps: Cute as a Bug
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft ink, Copic markers
Accessories: Click Simple Template(Kim Hughes for PTI), word window punch, scallop circle punch, button from Sherbert collection
Paper: Parisian Breeze (retired dsp)
Accessories: Click Simple Template(Kim Hughes for PTI), button from Latte collection (also retired, gotta use it up, right?)


  1. Love BOTH your cards, especially that elephant, is there a template for him somewhere? Great job!!!

  2. Cute cards. Thank you for playing along with the Color Throwdown.

  3. OMGosh, Laura! These are adorable! Love the sweet elephant, and that onesie with the sweet pea is precious! Great job with the Throwdown colors! Thanks for playing! ;)

  4. Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous! So cute and sweet! You rocked this challenge!
    :) Rachel

  5. Hello, newbie! I'm so glad you could play with us this week! Love your shaped cards! The CTD one is absolutely adorable! Thanks for playing in the Throwdown!

  6. I love your baby cards. Wish I knew someone who was having a baby! Maybe they'll inspire me anyhow and I'll have a little stash just in case...


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