September 29, 2010

Pixie Petals is Our Sponor Today!

Hi and happy Wednesday! I'm here today with a project for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge and it's a special day as we have a generous sponsor, Pixie Petals! Pixie Petals is an on-line/ETSY store that sells such pretty accents for cardmaking scrapbooking or just about any craft you can dream up. One lucky challenge participant will receive a $10 voucher good towards your purchase from Pixie Petals! Isn't that generous!!
Pixie Petals has this really cool vintage-y, shabby-chic vibe that I love! I don't necessarily gravitate toward that style in my own crafting, but not because I don't LOVE it, because I'm kind of afraid of it! But having these embellies to work with really helped me with the look I wanted to achieve and made it SUPER easy. I especially love their crochet flowers(called pixiepetals), which were generously donated today by our sponsor for me to share with you!
First, our colors.....

And as you can see I added in a bit of yellow! Not only did it work well with my design but I really wanted to work in the yellow flower that was sent to me. So this is what I came up with...

I started with my October Afternoon Thrift Shop papers which I got from I Heart Papers. I added in a cork border using my NEW small scallop border die from MFT and a Ripe Avocado felt border using my NEW Large Scallop border die from MFT. Yes, I treated myself to some new goodies. Once I was done layering my borders and paper strips together I secured them with some stitching and layered them on a Dusty Durango panel to bring in more orange.
I then got to working with these beautifully handmade crochet flowers which I have actually never used before and am about to go buy a whole bunch because I LOVE THEM! LOVE I SAY!! To the center of the orange flower I added a red gingham covered brad also from Pixie Petals as well as some of the Wistful Ribbon in Martini Olive from Pixie Petals that I folded into my flower petals. The centers of the yellow and red flowers are buttons from PTI secured with jute button twine.
Ok, so now I needed a sentiment! And I didn't know what exactly I wanted this card for so I busted out my Sentiment Flags die and stamp set and got to work. I have 5 of these dies and it's great because I can cut multiple flags at once so I can mix and match borders and sentiments for projects all at once. Nice! So I made a couple...the one pictured here uses the stitched border in Dusty Durango ink and Get Well Soon in Ripe Avocado ink. I made a Happy Birthday and a Congratulations in the same ink combos and will use whichever flag for whatever purpose arises first. I love that about this set!! For more info or to purchase Sentiment Flags, please visit my shop HERE!
Ok, so now I'm totally IN LOVE with Pixie Petals. I loved working with the crochet flowers and wistful ribbon SOOOO much. I can't wait to head over and pick out a few little treats for myself and you should too! Click HERE to head on over with me and shop!
Don't forget to play along this week! Please visit the Color Throwdown Challenge blog for more inspiration from the dream team :) and here are their blogs so you can head to them and leave some love!

Tammy Hershberger*Kristin Bueter*Broni Holcombe*Barbara Anders*Danielle Kennedy*LeAnne Pugliese*And Silke Ledlow, who has been our amazing Guest Designer for September. Thank you, Silke for all your beautiful and inpiring designs!

Thank you for stopping by today! Make sure to join us for next week's Color Throwdown Challenge as we're featuring another very special sponsor, wink wink!
Stamps: Sentiment Flags(Lil' Inker Designs)
Paper: Thrift Shop(October Afternoon), kraft(PTI), Dusty Durango(SU!), Cork sheet(AC Moore)
Ink: Dusty Durango(SU!), Ripe Avocado(PTI)
Accessories: Crochet Flowers, Wistful Ribbon in Martini Olive, Gingham Covered brad(Pixie Petals), Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs) small scallop border die and large scallop border die(My Favorite Things), jute button twine, Avocardo felt(PTI), machine stitching,


  1. I am loving this, I want some of those flowers too. Just LOVE that brad and your little tag. Did we have mental telepathy when we were each making our cards---love your choice of DP!!! LOL!

  2. I love this card, Laura! Fabulous use of the papers and I love how you used the Pixie Petals! And, of course, that SWEET little sentiment flag :)

  3. This is gorgeous, Laura! I love how you layered the papers and I love your mix of patterns and textures. The stitching is just perfect and your flower arrangement is awesome!! Not to mention, your little flag sentiment - it's perfect! A pretty perfect card if you ask me!!

  4. AWWW Laura you are a sweety...thank you for your kind words!!! It was so fun to hang out with you all!!!

    Love all your new goodies you've added!!! Gorgeous designs card!!! I agree the crochet flowers are awesome and I hope I get my package soon!!! See ya soon...hugs ~S~

  5. GORRRRRGEOUS design! I LOVE how you made the leaves for the flowers, too! Absolutely beautiful!


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