Saturday, November 19, 2011

January Colors

I posted a card very similar to this one about a year ago. At the time, I made two and this is the first one, I posted the second one I made. Anyway, I like the motif I used (don't remember where I got it) and I like the layout. Hmmmm, I like the colors too. As some of you may know, I'm color challenged, never been able to coordinate "acceptible" color combinations.  Why am I telling you this? Well I took over a swap where I must pick out new color combinations each month. I'm still trying to figure this one out, however, I am up for the challenge.
Colors for the month of January are Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.
Before I made the color commitment for January, I went to visit my local SU rep. I couldn't figure out the Color Coach and color coordination being a  challenge, I needed to learn to use it. She explained how to use this accessory and some tips on picking out popular and/or new color combinations.
I hope you try these colors and while I would like to see what you come up with, I will just have to put it on my wish list.
Let me know what you think of my color combo. If  by chance I find where I saw the motif (it was on a card), I will post it on my Pinterest page.
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Take care

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank You

Aren't challenges fun? For me, they keep me actively crafting and thinking. I use my brain in fun ways, I play games. I love word games, scrabble being my favorite. But my passion is crafting. I like putting things together but most often need a pattern of some sort. Knitting, crocheting and counted x-stitch, I follow patterns. The same goes for my card making. I move faster if I have a sketch to follow. I am not an artist, can't draw worth a darn, and am never satisfied with my own creations, so I follow patterns.

The sketch here is Mojo Monday #213, the colors are from Hand Stamped Sentiments #91 and the sentiment is for Tuesday Throwdown #73. Wow, I got three challenges into one card. Keeps the number of cards I make to a minimum. I make cards, I don't send cards. Its now time to get my cards boxed and sent off to OWH.
Paper is SU: Cherry Cobbler, Real red, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanila. (the pp is from probably DCWV, but I could be wrong)
The circles and oval are Spellbinders Nestabilities, the stamp is Inkadinkado, and lastly, that little bit of embellishment is from Recollections.
Thanks for stopping by Take care

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lovely friend

Its Thursday, and here I am trying to get things uploaded for this week's challenges. I have been very busy in my craft room finishing up last month's swaps, so now I can concentrate on November.

I wanted to make a card for Designs2delight digi challenge but I was having a problem with a layout. What do I do if I need a layout? I got over to Mojo Monday or Splitcoast Stampers.
I used this weeks SCS sketch,  SC356 for my layout, the stamp is a digi from Designs2Delight called Lovely tree and the colors,  rich razzleberry, kraft, cream and green are for a color swap. There was one problem with this sketch, it only uses three layers. I made four layers since I need to have the four colors on my card. I cheated a little bit on the green, I used Zig markers instead of green paper. Hope you like my card. Thanks for stopping by. Take care