September 1, 2010

Color Throwdown Day, Lots of Projects & Sentiment Flag Pre-Order Starts TODAY!!

I have sooooo much to share today! Let's get right down to business! As promised last week, today's post is jammed packed with projects and exciting stuff!
Today, I am the Color Throwdown Challenge hostess! And I've picked some yummy colors for you to play with. Check it out:

I actually started by making the diaper cake below. But let's talk about this baby card first! Yes, it's another baby card from me!! But I promise this is it for a while. At least a week or so anyways!!I am going to keep it simple on the details since I have so much to share. That being said, I love how this card turned out! It's so neat and clean! I love that you can see the Spica glitter I added to the wings of the bee in this photo!

I made this diaper cake for my mom to give as a gift to her bosses DIL as a shower present. I've actually made a few diaper cakes. I started first making them with my mother in law and just thought they were the greatest! Each individual diaper is hand rolled and then the "cake" layers are made and put together. I then embellished with a little paper crafting and the duck-blankie on top. I also squeezed in some wash cloths in place of diapers for a little pop of color.

Next up, I made 2 of these cards as thank you's for the generous sponsors and friends who supported our 100th challenge celebration. You might be thinking that was a while ago and you're right! But it's never too late to say thank you! I made these scallop-petal flowers from kraft paper and stamped the top layer with Basic Backgrounds Text Styles for a little something extra and topped off with jumbo lemon tart buttons. I really love the glitter border I added to the bottom which I learned from one of Nichole Heady's posts. Loved that when I saw her do it! I really like how these turned out! I was happy to have been able to incorporate some vellum paper. I love how soft it makes a project feel!

Remember to upload your challenge cards to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog HERE and stop to visit the design team members for some beautiful inspiration!

Tammy Hershberger
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
And help us welcome the amazing Silke Ledlow, our Guest Designer for September!

Wait there's MORE!!! I've been talking and talking about the upcoming release of Sentiment Flags stamp set and the coordinating die....WELL....I decided to offer a pre-order beginning TODAY! The dies are in my hot little hands. I'm just waiting for the stamps to arrive. I expect to start shipping them within 7-10 days or as soon as they arrive! I'm so excited about this I'm giddy! In an effort to keep this post as short as possible, I invite you to click on over to Shop Lil' Inker where I have more exciting details about the pre-order and the products!! You're going to LOVE IT!
I've had sample dies in my possession for months now and I tell ya, I can't stop reaching for it!! And now that I have the stamp set to play with! WATCH OUT!!! It's AMAZING to be able to dress up this cute little shape with uniquely fonted sentiments and borders that everyone will LOVE!!! I hope you will!! See you at Shop Lil' Inker!!!!
Thanks so so much for coming by today! Please leave a comment! I LOVE getting them oh so much :)
Stamps: Baby Button Bitsackground Basics Polka Dots and Text Styles, Turning A New Leaf(PTI), Thank You sentiment(Verve)
Paper: Kraft, Lemon Tart(PTI), Vellum(SU!)
Ink: Craft White, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip(SU!), Spica clear glitter pen
Accessories: Lemon Tart buttons, ribbon, Beautiful Blooms dies, linen/canvase texture plate(PTI), scallop border punch, hemp twine(SU!), corner rounder(marvy), crystal fine glitter(Martha Stewart)
Diaper Cake accessories: Wash cloths from Gerber, Duckie Blankie(Carters), empty paper towel roll(for inside cake structure), LOTS of elastics(various sizes), 100 diapers newborn and size 1, foil platter for presentation


  1. too stinking cayute!

  2. Oh my gosh, that diaper cake is just delicious!!!! I love how you put that all together and then made a matching card! Those big polka dots on the kraft look so good, and I love all those lemony buttons and bees!! The 2nd card looks amazing with that great flower too! Awesome!!!

  3. Girl, this is WAY ABOVE AND BEYOND the call of duty when you make 3 cards and a diaper cake for one little challenge! They're all spectacular!

  4. OMG Laura!!! This is soooooo super cute!!! I LOVE your fabulous diaper cake and cards!!! I think I need to have another baby and hire you to make my baby shower arrangement :)!!! You rock!!! Thank you for the sweet welcome!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. You were one busy lady! I love the baby card and diaper cake! These colors are so sweet and lovely for a baby! Your thank you's are just lovely too! Thank YOU Laura!

  6. Your cards are absolutely STUNNING girlie! As soon as I saw your challenge card, I thought, hmmm...what a simple yet effective way to show how to use these colors BEAUTIFULLY! Oh and a diaper cake on top of two cards?! Holy cow...AMAZING work, gf! Makes a lovely combination ♥ Great color challenge this week!

  7. Laura, your cards and diaper cake are ALL so amazing!! You've been one busy, creative gal! I really enjoyed these colors this week...thanks for the challenge!

  8. Fabulous project, girlie!! At first these color put me off, but I ended up LOVING them!

  9. These are all AWESOME, Laura! LOVE that diaper cake... what a great project and I'm sure it was greatly appreciated!


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