Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bright Birthdays are the Best!

I am back! Where did I go? Nowhere, I have just been totally wiped out by scrap booking. When I do a layout it takes me at least 4 hours, and I have been trying to get the wedding album done I've been working on. Anyway, I am so excited that Kristina is back from convention and started up her color inspiration challenges again. For this challenge we were to use black, pumpkin, rose red, and summer sun OR green galore.
I went with green galore because I don't think I have ever used this color and if I used the green then it would be more boy colors. I needed a little boy's card because my little nephew is having a birthday in a couple weeks! Yeah! It still looks kind of girly with the pink in it, but like Kristina said in one of her earlier posts,"After all, a girl (me) is making the card, right?" Anyway, this is what I came up with for the challenge. It was a lot of fun.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets: It's your Birthday (retiring), Holiday Blitz
Paper: Textured CS in Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Basic Black; Whisper White; DSP Bali Breeze; Water Color Paper
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Various Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain, Pumpkin Grosgrain, Black Gingham; Punches: Tab, 1-1/4" square, 1-3/8" square; Coluzzel, Hodgepodge Hardware, Beads Duo Green

33 comments:

travelingmama said...

I'm the same way about scrapbooking, which is why I don't do it much anymore! LOL! I'm way too picky about each page! Love your card too!

Donna said...

nice job....hmmmm where did I see those beads done like that before LOL!!!!!~Donna

Linz said...

Cuteness! I like the beads, I never think of using them! :)

Sherri said...

Great card and I love the dimension! These were great colors to work with!!

Emily said...

really nice card, love the green!

Stacey Schafer said...

Thanks for your sweet comments! I love the tiny details on your card. Plan on convention next year...for sure!

Ashley said...

Love this card! So cute! Love the cupcake. :) This really is great. Good job!

Tamara said...

Great card! That little cupcake is totally adorable. You have so many details in your card and they all work so well together!

Kristie said...

This is a really cute card....you even made the Pumpkin Pie look good! LOL!!! Thanks for your lovely comment too.

Kathryn said...

Fantastic card!
LOVE the cupcake -- too cute!

Kristy Geddes said...

Nice work cupcake!
Love the card, love how you have put the colours together, and the embellishments look great.
Cheers
Kristy

Kadee said...

Cute! Love that little cupcake!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this is really cute. loving the dimension and embellies

MEL said...

Love your take on the challenge! It's really "SWEET"!

Karen Giron said...

you are my long lost scrapbooking sister! I'm the exact same way. Love your card - great job with the challenge

chloe said...

gorgeous take on the challenge!!

Mel H. said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Way too cute!

Lindsay said...

love this card... just too adorable!

Lori said...

Great layout! I like how you used the beads here.

Juanita said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your card is fantastic and fun!

Esther said...

Greatcard here! love the beads and cupcake! =D

~Esther aka Bellaelysium

iScrap said...

Cupcakes are my fave...real or paper! Great combo love the design.

iScrap said...

Cupcakes are my fave...real or paper! Great combo love the design.

savitri said...

The card is super cute, even with the pink :) I think he'll love it!!

I use to be a take forever type of scrapbooker. Now, I just don't care anymore. I use to look at magazine and want my pages to look something or as awesome as what I saw. Now, I look but only to get inspiration and not to try to look like something I'm not capable of (although I wish, ha!) so now I can whip out a page in a couple hours... although some which has a lot of embellishments can take hours.

I'd love to see your pages!

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! I love that close up shot with the amazing details!

Marie-Josée Trudel said...

Very joyful, I like it!

Brooke S said...

Great card I LOVE all the layers... Super cute card..

Lynn said...

This is really cute! The cupcakes are great on this!

Shelly Koskinen said...

your card is very cute!

neffskraps said...

i LOVE the way you did this...very out of the box and it SO works! Kudos!

Amanda said...

This is gorgeous, great work!

kiara said...

This card is super cute! Love the cupcake.
Thank you for the wonderful comment you left for me! :)

Diane Barnes said...

Very cute card Shawntel. You did a great job of working with the colours. I'm with you on the scrapboooking too. 4 hours on a page is generally quick for me. Best wishes, Di :)