Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, May 15, 2017

Throwing Down some Color, Baby!

Happy Monday, everyone!

I have a couple of cards today for The Color Throwdown blog.  I needed some baby cards, and these soft palettes were a great jumping off point.   I actually set up this post LAST week, thinking I'd get several cards done.  Nope, just one.  But today, I am adding the current challenge just barely before the link-up deadline.  A friend of mine is due to deliver a baby boy by c-section at the end of the month.  The fact that her card is already done is either very funny or downright scary!  I have been behind All. Stinkin'. Year!  Any way, I chose SU's set "Fox and Friends" to make some patterned paper.  The sentiment is long-retired "So Very," also from SU.  I used soft sky, so saffron, smokey slate, and baked brown sugar inks.  A very simple layout with the challenge colors made this a quick card.  Some enamel dots and bakers twine wrap it all up.

This is the first card I made for this post.  I am working on past challenges from The Color Throwdown, and #427 is from the end of January!  I opted for a stamp set that isn't typically my go-to for baby cards:  "Vintage Vogue."  My nephew and his wife just had a baby girl...this card was NOT made in advance!  They actually did not find out the baby's gender until birth.  Rare these days, but I love it!  I chose blushing bride, pool party, and peaar pizzazz inks. The focal point is made with SU's "Baby Prints," outlined with my pear pizzazz marker.  The ribbon is left over from a recent gift (I never throw ribbon away!) and the shimmer enamel dots are from The Paper Studio.  I popped up a sentiment from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" as the final detail.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}

Monday, May 1, 2017

Colorful Birthdays

Hello Stamping Friends!

Today is a Monday, and very rainy, but I am not feeling down!  That's because it's the first "slow" day I have had in a while.  I've had recent days when I got very little done, but I had so much hanging over my head.  Not today.  

Unless you look at my long list of family members who STILL haven't received their birthday cards!  And so, I am returning to my goal to complete all of the 2017 challenges at The Color Throwdown to help spark my creativity.  (I'm going to post quickly for this week's deadline, then add details later.)  My picture stinks, but I managed to get this linked up on time!  I wish we had more sunshine to go with these pretty spring colors!  My card base is so saffron.  I embossed some certainly celery with the Cuttlebug stylized flower embossing folder.The flowers are from SU's long-retired "Beautiful Life" set, in certainly celery and sweet sugarplum.  I added saffron brads and suede cord I bought in the jewelry making aisle at the local Jo-Ann's. The sentiment is from "On Your Birthday" using a scalloped oval.

This next card is for the very first Color Throwdown of 2017.  I figured I better get a few more done, if I am ever going to catch up!  This is a very simple design:  basic black, whisper white, and melon mambo card stock.  The dsp was on my scrap table; something "Tea"  LOL.  It was from the kiwi kiss days!  I used my butterfly framelits to cut this beauty out, and added SU enamel dots and twine from Jo-Ann's.  The sentiment is from SU's "God's Blessings."   

That's it for tonight.  Now I have to clean up my mess so I can make a new one tomorrow!  

Inky {{{HUGS}}}