August 25, 2010

It's Color Throwdown Day! Some Exciting News to Share!

Morning! It's Wednesday......the most wonderful time of the week...creatively speaking, that is! :)

Kristin is our hostess today! YAY!!! She has a rockstar combo of colors for us to work with today:

Ahhhhh, right up my alley! Love that :) Here's what I did:

I chose to work this set from Taylored Expressions called Creativi-Tea. I love this set....I love tea and coffee sets to begin with, but this one has this really pretty floral frame that I wanted to color up. I got this set as a card kit when it was first released and in the kit were these awesome papers from The Girl's Paperie and they've been some of my most favorite papers of the year, PERFECT for today's color combo! The plain card stock was from this kit too. I couldn't find it on the TE website so, sadly, I think it's gone now :( and am unsure of the exact names. Anyone know??

I started with a base very similar to So Saffron where I added that beautiful floral then topped it with a panel in the Pear Pizzaz hue in a large scallop and behind that a yellow gingham scallop layer. I tied my pink satin ribbon on that layer then added my focal image which I colored with Copics and added a ribbon-ended sentiment which is actually from PTI Blooming Button Bits set. After adding some stitching all the way around I added this panel to a card base very similar to Rose Red. This card will be on it's way tomorrow to one of our generous sponsors of the CTD 100th challenge. Yep, I'm just getting those in the mail, but truly, I feel like it's never too late to say thank you :)

So, some exciting news to share....I have partnered up with a friend from high school, Ariana Grant, who is a full-time professional graphics designer. Together, we are getting ready to release our first die and coordinating stamp set that I think you are going to FLIP over!! As I write this post (Tuesday night), I have just finished experimenting with the stamp set as the sample JUST arrived via UPS a few hours ago and I have to say I am not only proud but tickled pink to be able to share this with you VERY soon!!! I encourage you to follow my blog. Not only would it make my day, but I guarantee you are not going to want to miss this first release!! Over the next few days I plan to be doing a sneak peek AND potentially a pre-order.
NEXT Wednesday, it is my turn to host the Color Throwdown and I already have three projects to share: a diaper cake I made for a baby shower, coordinating gift card and two more thank you cards for generous 100th challenge sponsors. BUT I am also hoping to be able to share MORE with you on the die and stamp set so I expect this blog to be jam-packed with goodness next Wednesday!!

Don't forget to hop on over to the Color Throwdown Challenge blog to upload your cards for today. Remember, use what you have that's close. I can't wait to see what you create! And for some super-fantastical inspiration, visit the blogs of the fabulous design team members:
Tammy Hershberger
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
LeAnne Pugliese
Chupa, Guest Designer for August
Thanks for stopping by today!!
Stamps: Creativi-Tea(Taylored Expressions), Blooming Button Bits(PTI)
Paper: all from Creativi-Tea card kit from TE
Ink: Rose Red(SU!), Copic markers
Accessories: pink ribbon(American Crafts), rhinestone(my stash), machine stitching, EK Success jumbo scallop punch, scallop border punch(SU!)


  1. Beautiful, Laura! I just love that flower frame and those papers are indeed gorgeous!!

  2. This is beautiful, Laura! I love those papers, your stitching and that gorgeous bow! How exciting you are getting ready to release your FIRST stamp/die set! I'm so happy for you and wish you all the best!

  3. beautiful card! can't wait to see the first release!

  4. wow Laura, that is some exciting news....I got so into your news I had to go back and look at your card is gorgeous, I luv the wide pink ribbon...have a fantastic evening!

    enjoy *~*

  5. Laura, I absolutely LOVE this card! The papers, colors, designs are beautiful! How exciting to hear about the new die and stamp set - can't wait to see it! Thank you for sharing your creativity . . . Hugs, Magi

  6. Okay, you kicked my butt on this challenge! Stunning card, Laura! Love all those papers and the gorgeous ribbon. Hahahaha, to your comment on my goofy button can...can just see you weaving away, while chewing your arm off!
    You crack me up! One of these days I'll weave one the way I usually do, it's much prettier, but this one just holds buttons.

  7. Pretty patterned paper, fab bow and fun flowered frame for your sentiment.

  8. Gorgeous card, chickie! And I can't wait for your new stamp set and die!

  9. Love the papers you used! This is just beautiful!

  10. You chose perfect papers for these colours, Laura! Congratulations on your fabbo news, how cool is this?!
    Thanks so much for having me this month - I had a blast! xxx


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