Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Hundred Challenges!

The Color Throwdown posted their 100th challenge.  Yeah them!  They've been talking about it for a couple weeks, to get the excitement going.  Well, it turns out it is something to be excited about.  They've got a big blog hop with prizes at every stop going on.  And the prizes are great. The only reason I'm encouraging competition is because you can only win one of the prizes, so even though I'm a greedy little stinker and want to win them all, it's not possible, so crafters - go check it out.  Comment away and create.
This week's colors are yummy - Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Regal Rose.   I thought they'd make a nice summery card so I grabbed a cute beach image, it's Mazie at the Beach from Shirley's 2 Girls and I had some fun coloring it.  I am in my own little heaven when I'm sitting around pulling papers and markers and glitters so I had a blast putting this card together.  I also pulled out some of my favorite embellishments for this one.  I love the beach border punch and this twine, I just love the twine and it's perfect for tying on charms (my favorite embellishment ever is charms) I used a flip flop charm this time, my buddy Maddy will have her eye on that.  Maddy would wear flip flops all year but this is New Jersey (can you say "brrr"?).  So the switch from flip flops to sneakers comes at Thanksgiving, unless it snows first.  The changeover can be traumatic, dramatic, or hysterical or any combination.  I'd tell you the story of a midnight run to Walmart for
sneakers but it's one of  those stories that's only funny if you were there.
Here's the deets:
Stamp - Shirley's 2 Girls "Mazie at the Beach"
Ink - Brilliance Graphite Black; Ranger Scattered Straw
Paper - Stampin' Up Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze cs; Me & My Big Ideas "Destination Paradise" dp, scrap of beige cs
Miscellaneous - Queen and Co pearl stickers; Hero Arts sparkle gems (flower on hat); flip flop charm; twine; stickles; copics and SU markers; EK Success "Dotted Wave" and "Beach" border punches
Here's the challenges:
The Color Throwdown #100 - Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Baja Breeze and Regal Rose
Crafty Ho - Fun in the Sun (hey girls, have fun at the reunion!)
If the Shoe Fits Fashionista Friday #41 - Take a Vacay
Simon Says - Photo Inspiratin - the Blue Lagoon (go check out the gorgeous photo)
Cute Card Thursday #100 - School's Out for Summer
Charisma Card Challenges Week 27 - Watch the Birdie (he's on the shovel in the pail)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you'll come back again.

15 comments:

  1. Adorable summer image! LOVE the distressing details!

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  2. I do love me some Shirley's 2 Girls images! What a terrific job you did with your bathing beauty! Great flip-flops charm too! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

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  3. Chris I love this! I saw that you made the Shirley's Girls DT, huge congrats lady! I knew it was only a matter of time before someone snagged you up! Great card today, then again, I always love your cards! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos too! Wish you were coming this weekend!

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  4. Totally CUTE! Love the flip-flop charm! Thanks for playing along with the CTD!

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  5. great distressing and that charm is just the sweetest...Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge!! Make sure to leave some love along the way of the blog hop and increase you changes to win!!!

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  6. Love the flip-flop charm & the image too! Beautiful!

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  7. This is so cute! I love the coloring on that adorable image! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate our 100th Color Throwdown challenge!

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  8. What an adorable card I love it! Thanks for joining us last week at the Crafty Ho Blog! Please join us again this week for another great challenge!

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  9. Chris, this is adorable! What a stinkin' cute iamge! I love your card design for this! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

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  10. so adorable, thanks for playing with Charisma this week.

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  11. This is fabulous! love the image and the colours are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

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  12. what a great summer card! thanks for joining in with us at CCT this week.
    hugs, annie x

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  13. this is super cute! i love that image! thanks for sharing with us at the Shoe for our vacation ;)

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  14. way cute & i adore her freckles!!

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