Can you believe I've been doing this for 6 months now? It amazes me because when I started I was posting them just for fun. You know, something interesting to do on the CTMH consultant forums. I didn't really think about the after. I thought, hey a couple challenges here and there and then some other people might start doing some challenges too so we can mix it up a little more. Well, here we are 6 months later and I've done a color challenge every week! It's not always been up by Monday, but it does get done at least once during the week, lol. ^_~ And this week's inspiration comes from a couple of old favorite colors, sweet leaf and buttercup, and a new favorite, honey. There are only 3 this week so have fun creating!
Sue's Seeds of Love Double Challenge Card
Stacy's Sweet Lean on Me Card
Jenn's Flower Smile Card
Barb's Lovely Thinking of You Card
Marcia's With Heart Winobella Card
Sparkle's Cute Hoppy Birthday Card
Mary's Beautiful Sympathy Card
I went Nursery Bash crazy today. I adore this set. I think the animals are too cute and aren't too babyish so they work with more than just baby cards. Say it in Style and Cottage Floral Sets also used. Flowers by Prima and the "it's a cupcake thing" from stampingbella. All cardstock, the ribbon and brads are from CTMH.
These are super simple and quick cards. I only used scraps to make them all. I first found bigger scraps and cut out card bases. Then I arranged the bigger left over scraps to be layers on the cards and last matting. Bulk ricrak and flowers for embellies and voila! For a little history on the colors I've always loved buttercup and sweetleaf. Sweetleaf is definitely my favorite green and buttercup is one of my favorite yellows. In fact buttercup, baby pink, and key lime were the first colors I ever bought from CMTH. I still have my old original ink pads too, they are the ones I let my daughters use when they stamp with me. I actually didn't like honey when it came out. There was a golden yellow color before it that I thought was uglier, lol, so honey was an improvement but I just didn't see myself using it very often. Until the last couple of months my honey cardstock and ink has been virtually untouched. I know it's in the winter palette but to me this color is all summer. I took a look at it again with some summery pictures and colors and wham! I realized this is a great yellow! I loved the name since I love honey in my tea ^_~ and now I love the color. I threw in orange on my samples since orange is another of those colors I really didn't like until these past few months. In fact now orange is one of my favorites! I specifically look for summer papers with orange in them now. And to think last year I hated orange shades, lol. Anyway, I can't believe it's been a whole week since I created something! I guess we've just had too much fun with family and just chillin' this last week ^_~ I hope everyone had a great 4th of July and have fun playing!