I like these colors!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

It's time for another Color Throwdown.  This week is Challenge #131, and these are the colors:

And the answer is Yes!  Blue and pink have been my favorite colors for as long as I can remember.  My group of likes has grown over the years, and I've gone through phases of being really into certain other colors, (right now that is purple! =) ), but I always come back to these for comfort.

'We', (the two daughters who scrapped with me, and myself), were honored to be chosen as the Featured Stampers on last week's Color Throwdown #130.  (The badge is in my right side bar!)  The girls had started scrapping some of these challenges with me when I came across one that really stumped me.  They offered to help me out by making their own interpretations, hoping that would thaw my brain freeze.  Then, it just kind of kept going, which isn't surprising since scrapping is one of the hobbies these girls and I share.  I had only entered my card in the challenge, but the girls' cards were in the same blog post, and as they say, 'the rest is history'!!  We are thrilled to have this honor, and have decided to keep scrapping the challenges together.  It's lots of fun and a great way to spend some time together.

So, now I will show you the cards we all made with this week's colors.

I found some fun tutorials on line this past week.  One of my favorites is Tracy's Paper Flower video, which means I've been making lots of flowers!  My favorite spring flower is the daffodil so I decided to try making some.  I don't like the one on this card as well as the first one I made, but I still think it looks as good as it can for a paper interpretation.  And, of course, it's that time of year when we all begin yearning for spring, so I have a fluffy little robin on my card.  I remember as little girls, my sister and I would eagerly scan the yard looking for the first robin.  I still do that, only the little girls with their noses pressed to the window next to me are my own precious gifts from God. 

Here's my card.

Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron), from my stash (white)
DP: SU! (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze)
Stamps: SU! (Spring Song, Vintage Labels, Weathered BG)
Ink: Tsukineko (StazOn-Timber Brown, VersaMark), SU! (Choc. Chip, Stampin' Pastel chalks)
Punches: SU!  -  Die Cuts: SU!
Ribbon: SU! (Crumb Cake Taffeta), from my stash (blue sheer)
Pearls: Mark Richards  -  Buttons: from my stash

I'm also entering this in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge #78: Psalm 9:10 - use at least three buttons.

Here is the one Sis made.

Card Stock: SU! (Not Quite Navy, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla), from the stash (white)
Stamps: SU! (Of the Earth, Weathered BG)
Ink: SU! (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake)
Emboss Folder: SU! (Vintae Wallpaper)  -  Ribbon: SU! (Very Vanilla)

And here is Cowgirl's.

Card Stock: SU! (Crumb Cake, Choc. Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla)
DP: SU! (Baja Breeze)  -  Stamp: SU! (No One Like You-ret, Three for You)
Ink: SU! (Not Quite Navy), Tsukineko (VersaMark)
Emboss Folder: SU! (Polka Dots)
Embellshments: SU! (gems), from the stash (sheer ribbon)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Well these are all three beautiful! How fun to have "company" as you stamp! I wish my DD was closer so we could do some together too! Love your robin and I have the same fun looking out my window too but the nose prints beside mine are my cat's! Miss those days! :) Thanks for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ and congrats on being featured on Color Throwdown!!!

  2. What an adorable image and perfect sentiment - I love the way you have used the buttond!! What a fun time you have had with your DD - and congratulations on being featured at the Colour Throwndown = way to got! Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge, we love to see you and appreciate your suppport! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  3. I am so glad you like my colors enough to have all of you make a creation!!! Thanks so much for playing along again and congrats on the win!

  4. Hi Elizabeth

    Very pretty cards ladies!!

    Love the colour combination.

    Elizabeth I just wanted to let you know that you are this weeks featured blogger on Make it Monday.

    Michelle :-)

  5. Congrats for featuring in this week's Make it Monday Linky party... Such a good soul, you are to help lovely Michelle. Never mind how helpful she is, too.

    Your cards are lovely and I am going to be your follower right now... so I better go.

    xxx Monica

  6. VERY pretty cards! Love the distressed backgrounds and that pretty bird image!!

  7. Thanks for stopping by again...So appreciate your prayers. He is a helicopter pilot and will be in the thick of it!

  8. Nice take on those colors! luv the background tree barks, with matching images! Spring is "softly" coming :-)

  9. Beautiful collection of cards! I love your color choices.

  10. Woohoo! Talk about fun times together! All three cards are wonderful!

  11. Great job with the Throwdown colors! All the cards are pretty and how special that you share this hobby with your daughters.

  12. Wonderful creation, thanks for sharing!

    Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

  13. Sorry, I missed out the second card... plain absent minded sometimes. Very elegant card - love the flower at the bottom.

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving kind comments.

    xxx Monica

  14. Lovely cards by lovely ladies...

    Left you a little something on my blog.

    xxx Monica


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