May 4, 2011

I Made It!

Ok, I'm a little late to the party, but I made it! This week Bar is our hostess and she chose the perfect palette for a Mother's Day card, I think! Have a look!

Here's what I made!

I'm sure you're not surprised to see a Pinwheel on my card! HA! I just can't stop. They're just too much fun! I used three different papers for my pinwheel from the Happy Spots collection from PaperTrey Ink. I alternated pink and blue but backed them both with the more krafty-ish paper from the collection. I also make the sentiment panel from felt using my Sentiment Flags die and letters from my Cricut machine which I stitched so it would stay in place nicely over my lollipop stick and then just some other simple details like the hand-dyed bias tape and a crochet covered button. Having the pinwheel as my focal point really makes the rest of the card just fall into place!

So we have some annoucements today!!! I'm so excited to announce that Carole Burrage is a permanent member of the Color Throwdown Team!!! Hooorayyyy!!! A HUGE WELCOME, Carole!!! Carole is amazingly talented and just a hoot and I'm so looking forward to getting to know her and working alongside her! Yippeee!!

Also, please help me welcome Jen Mitchell of I Create as our guestie for the month of May! Jen is a regular player with fabulously designed projects and we're so happy to have her with us this month!

Don't forget to stop by the Color Throwdown blog to read up on how to participte and then visit the blogs of my fellow design team members for extra inspiration using this week's colors!

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Eberline
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Cathy Indelicato
Kisa Peters
Carole Burrage
Jen Mitchell, May Guestie

Thank you for stopping by!
Stamps: None
Paper: Blushing Bride(SU!), Happy Spots(PTI)
Ink: none
Accessories: Pinwheel die, Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), bias tape(Jo Ann Fabrics), crochet button(my stash), other buttons(PTI), hemp twine(SU!), heart rhinestones(A Muse), lollipop stick, Ocean Tides felt(PTI)


  1. LOVE the colours together and the pinwheel is just the sweetest on this! I am glad that you liked the way i used the wavy flag in the bird beak. I have another flag card for you :
    It was overcast, so the colours do not pop, but I love the look of the banner in the corner!

  2. Oh boy, this is another cutie!

  3. Oh, this IS so perfect for Mother's Day cards. Love the pinwheels no matter how many times I see them. They're too cute NOT to play with, chica!

  4. Adorable, Laura! Love how you alternated the colors, sewed on the flag, and dyed the seam binding with both colors!!

  5. Laura, I LOVE that pastel pinwheel!! I can't wait to show my cards with my pinwheel on my blog!

  6. OMGosh, Laura! This is DARLING!!!!!!! Those papers are PERFECT for these colors!

  7. Laura,

    gORGEOUS! What a great color combo!!!


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