Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #62 - Baby or Patriotic Cards


Have I told you lately how much I LOVE being a part of this Blogger's Challenge group? Ok, maybe not, but I DO!


The other challenge players are a great group of stampers - so very talented. I do hope you are checking out their creations each week as you have time. Just go to the link on my sidebar to find their blogs.


Since it was Labor Day weekend, our challenge was for Baby or Patriotic cards. Well, I am hugely patriotic, I still cry when I hear our national anthem and LOVE watching the medal ceremony at the Olympics when the US athletes win Gold and we get to FEEL that great swell of pride along with them. You know what I mean? Anyway, that was my first leaning for this week's card, BUT then I saw the color challenge on Kristina Werner's blog here: http://kwernerdesign.com/blog/2008/08/color-inspiration-20.html and knew right away that I'd be doing a Baby card instead! Love this color combo and I was itching to use my NEW Wide Oval Punch with the NEW Hostess Stamp Set, Punches Three.


My card base is Pink Pirouette with layers of Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery. The celery layer is stamped with my ever handy Canvas Background stamp in celery ink. I used my favorite NEW toy the BIG SHOT (which goes on sale for YOU on Sept 1st!) to cut the pretty curly layer from Bella Rose Designer Series Paper using the Top Note Die Cut.


Then, I stamped the Baby label twice, once with Certainly Celery ink on Certainly Celery cardstock. Then once again using my markers to color the stamp in and stamping on Very Vanilla cardstock. I punched out the Celery label but used my Paper Snips to trim out the center of the Vanilla label and mounted it up on dimensionals in the center for emphasis.


The ribbon I used to finish it off is Regal Rose Wide Grosgrain which matched the Regal Rose I used in the label.
I was very happy with how this card turned out and I hope you like it too! Hey, if you didn't read my post from yesterday - go do it now! I'd love to hear who your favorite band from the 80's is - it was fun reading the comments from today!
Happy Friday!
~~Robin

20 comments:

  1. Oh great card Robin, so many have done a baby card for this challenge and they have been inspirational. Your's is no exception.

    Love it
    Marcia

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  2. Awesome card. Love that BIGZ die, too bad mine is on back order...lol Love the way it looks on this sweet baby card. Love your colors!

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  3. Beautiful Baby card Robin - love the colors and the use of the Top Note Die. Have you recovered from the concert yet?

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  4. Robin - This is STUNNING! I love the simplicity and elegance of it! TFS!

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  5. Awesome, Robin! I love your card and the soft colors. That hostess set is on the way to me now, too! (And yes, I remember Journey well...along with Foreigner, Boston, ELO, etc...lol!

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  6. Wendy GroszkiewiczAugust 29, 2008 at 11:20 AM

    Beautiful card, Robin! Looks like i'm not the only one using Kristina's color challenge...they're great colors together!

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  7. I love this card Robin, Your color choices are great! So hmmmm bloggers chalenge ey?

    :)
    Selene~

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  8. Oh so pretty!!! That Top Note die is on my next order. Beautiful job!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend....school starts Tuesday...woo hoo!!!

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  9. Great card! I love how you did the oval tag and DSP. Very cool!!

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  10. Robin! THis is GORGEOUS! I just love what you did with the color combo! Super job!

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  11. Robin, this is beautiful. The colors are perfect and I am so anxious to get that die. Great card!

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  12. Tooo cute! Love your color choices and your layout! {SMILES}

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  13. This is lovely Robin! What wonderful colors for a baby card! Your die cut pieces are such great accents! :D

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  14. Very cute! Great use of the Top Note Bigz Die and great layout. Love the Wide Oval punch!!

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  15. WOW. This is fantastic Robin. I love the die cut, but also the dsps you used and the ribbon...love that ribbon. Great job!

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  16. Wonderful baby card. That color combo inspired several people for this challenge. Your card is lovely.

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