February 2, 2011

It's Color Throwdown Wednesday!!!

Hieee! Wow! It's February! Can you believe it? I feel so badly that I missed last week's challenge. I loved the colors that Danielle picked for us and I was dying to work with them, but I was so sick. I hate to complain, but first my son had the croup, then I got SO sick with the stomach flu, then my husband got the stomach flu. Then we needed a trip to the ER with Keithie for the croup which was just stubborn to get better then I got an ear infection and then I broke out into a weird rash. Seriously! If I didn't know better I would have thought someone put a curse on me, or us I should say. And now that I've got my gripes out of the way..moving ON!!!

Let's talk about this week's Color Throwdown Challenge! HA!!
Kristin is our hostess this week and here are the colors she's chosen to challenge us this week....

And here's what I designed.....

I started by coloring this Pure Innocence digi from digistampcharacters on ETSY. I have to admit, I'm slightly addicted to PI. Now that Chicken Girl is no longer releasing new images I'm so happy to have found a new go to for myself that I just adore. I've even purchased a couple of clear PI sets from My Favorite Things which I can't wait to get inky! It's so much easier to paper piece having an actual stamp, although not too hard with just a digi either which is what I did for her lil' dress.

I then added in a bunch of different papers that I love and have a distressed, rustic feeling and added in some buttons and jute twine and hemp twine, lots of stitching and a Saffron bow. I used a sentiment from PTI's Tiny Treats: Birthday set which says "Happy Bird-day" which I thought was paired nicely with this image.

Please visit the blogs of design team who seem to be able to whip up these beauties of theirs in no time flat of which I am truly jealous! Hahahahah!!! Mine took me over three hours. Something's wrong with me, I swear!

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Bueter
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
LeAnne Pugliese
Cathy Indelicato
And help me welcome Joan Ervin, February's Guest Designer!

We'd love for you to play along. Make a card or paper crafted project and upload it to an online gallery using keyword CTD127 or to your blog and then link it to the Color Throwdown blog using the linky service provided. And don't worry about being exact. Use what you have that's similar. All we ask is that you provide a *direct* link to your blog post or online picture. I can't wait to see what you create!!

On another note altogether, we are getting absolutely bombarded here in Mass with snow. I snapped a couple of pictures yesterday that I thought I would share.

View from front door looking right and down the street

Our neighbor's house across the street. See how high the snowbank is?

Big Keith shoveling and still with a smile on his face.

Our local mailman out delivering! God bless the mailmen!

View from our back door. See how you can barely see the deck railing from behind that monstrous mountain of snow? Also, just beyond the deck rail you can just barely make out the top of the retaining wall. That wall is actually three feet high! My hydrangeas are under there somewhere.

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Pure Innocence digi from digistampcharacters on ETSY, Tiny Treats Birthday(PTI)
Paper: kraft, lemon tart(PTI), bashful blue(SU!), Happy Spots(PTI), Thrift Shop(OA), Ledger Paper&Text background paper(Making Memories)
Ink: Copic markers, Chocolate Chip(SU!)
Accessories: rectangle and scallop rectangle nesties, saffron ribbon(SU!), buttons, jute button twine(PTI), sewing machine


  1. ACK!!! This is the cutest thing ever! You are such an enabler....I think I need that little digi image....I am such a bird freak, I just love her! Of course, then I will need the sentiment to go with it! LOVE the snow pix---I hear you are getting more! Thankfully, our icy mess is melting under the rain!!! But I am sure it will freeze again tonight! BE CAREFUL!

  2. She is too cute and I love the pattern you paper pieced with! Wonderful sketch too! Adorable card!

  3. Oh my WORD! Your card is GORGEOUS! Beautiful layout and papers and I just ADORE your coloring!!!

  4. Totally fab, Laura! Love that layout and your papers, and your embellies and the snow. Yeah, send it here--I want snoooooooooow! Adorable card, too!

  5. Oh my! All that cold, cold snow! You be sure to keep it up that way, please! Your card is wonderful, Laura. Love how you colored your little PI girl, and that print background is totally cool! Great layout too!

  6. Love, love, LOVE this adorable card, girl! I LOOOOVE your layouts! You seriously need to start up a sketch challenge! This is too cute! LOVE the polka dot paper for her dress, too! (And our snow isn't as bad as yours, but I can definitely sympathize!)

  7. Awwww, your little PI girl with that sweet bird is just precious, Laura!!! Your coloring is beautiful and what wonderful papers, layers, and details!!! WOW, that's a lotta snow...looks like you need to stay inside and stamp...LOL!!!!!

  8. Just darling! Love the coloring too! Fantastic card!
    :) Rachel

  9. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! OMG, look at this one, another brilliant card girl!!! You rock...I am adding you to reader so I don't miss anymore of your wicked work!!!


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