March 2, 2011

It's Pure Innocence Wednesday!

Hahahahahaha!!! Well, it might as well be for me! I am loving Pure Innocence from My Favorite Things and from digistampcharacters on Etsy and I just can't stop! I think I have a problem and need an intervention and while we're talking intervention lets not forget I need one for my kraft paper addiction too!

It's REALLY Color Throwdown Wednesday and, well....I totally struggled this week with the colors and my design! Back to that in a min....

LeAnne is our hostess this week and she's chosen this pretty palette for us:

Here's my design...

I really don't know why I struggled this week. I love these colors! Well, enough of that. I started by knowing I wanted to use the SCS Fan Club February Sketch Challenge DDSKETCH0211. I knew I wanted to use this PI image as soon as I saw the long rectangle. I think I struggled because I didn't know what on Earth to do with the layers on the card. When in doubt, use glitter! And I did! So I used my score tape to create the two upper line layers...a little inspiration from Dawn McVey's Make It Monday from last week I guess. And for the bottom layer I used my handy dandy double ended banner die.

If you notice, I decided to stamp my background. Sometimes it just feels good to stamp! I love doing this! My background sentiment is from Verve's Love Notes set as is the heart on my banner strip. I added in some stitching, felt, twine, buttons and pretty much called it done!

I hope this inspires you to play along! All you have to do is make a card or paper crafted project and upload it to your online gallery (using keyword CTD131) or to your blog. Then using a direct link to your project, link to the CTD blog using the linky service provided. It's super easy! I can't wait to see what you made with these colors. I always look at someone's and think, "Why didn't I think of that!?"

For more fabulous inspiration, please visit the blogs of my fellow friends and design team members:

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Bueter
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Cathy Indelicato
LeAnne Pugliese

And before I forget, I forgot to thank Joan Ervin for spending the month of February with us! It was fun having her. For March, help me welcome Keva Brown!! I'm so excited! I love Keva's work! Welcome!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Stamps: Pure Innocence(digistampcharacters on Etsy), Pure Innocence(MFT), Love Notes(Verve)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze(SU!), kraft, stampers select white, happy spots(PTI)
Ink: Not Quite Navy(SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: large scallop border die(MFT), blueberry twine(divine twine), felt, buttons, double ended banner die(PTI), sparkle twine($5 French Market on Etsy), crystal fine glitter(MS)


  1. DARRRRRRRLING card, girlfriend! I love the whole amazing thing!

  2. Doesn't look like you struggled to me! It's adorable!! Love that little PI on the swing! Great take on the sketch, too!

  3. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Laura!!! LOVE this image and your STUNNING coloring!

  4. How adorable, Laura! I love the scalloped felt, button, twine image topper!! And your stamped background! And your lines of glitter! AND how you used your sentiment flag!!!

  5. Sweet as can be, Laura! I always love your cards!

  6. This is absolutely adorable! I love the pp you made with the sentiment stamp. It's just so sweet with an unexpected pop of sparkle! Love it!

  7. GIRL, this card is adorable!! Love the bg paper you made and your design with the PI girl on the swing is too cute!!! That scalloped felt with the baker's twine was a fab idea! LOVE your card!!


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