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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Color Throwdown Challenge #293



Hello everyone...can you believe it's Wednesday again...Yikes!!! We have been so busy the last few weeks...my sister was here visiting and we have been going to all the end of school activities for the Grands. My Dad had another Mohs surgery on his face and we have been doing twice a day dressing changes...he had a skin graft after they removed the skin cancer and it's healing beautifully!! I think he is getting a little tired of seeing Nurse Ratchet 2-3 times a day...LOL!!! 

Anyway....it's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and this week it's Barbara's  turn to pick the colors...she did a pretty good job, don't you think!!


My card features dies and a sentiment stamp from Taylored Expressions.  The flowers were all cut from patterned paper using dies from the TE Bugabee Flowers die set and the TE Bloom Where You're Planted die set. The Leafy Branch die was used for the leaves and the Flutter-Bys die was used for the butterfly....glitter was added to the wings for a little glam.  Soft Sky Reinker was watered down and splattered on the white background and the birthday sentiment from the TE Workplace Wishes stamp set was stamped on patterned paper cut into a banner with Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered with glue dots.  


The TE Open Scallop Border die was used to cut out the Soft Sky Border and the enamel dots, hemp cording, and sewing finish it off.

Remember, you don't have to use the exact colors.....use what you have as long as they are close to the challenge colors and be sure to add CTD293 to the keywords section when you upload your cards to an online gallery so we can find your creations!!

You can find out all the challenge details on the Color Throwdown Blog. 

Now, do you want to see some beautiful inspiration?? Check out what the Color Throwdown Designers have created for you this week!!

Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations
Joan Ervin Stamping With a Passion - that's me!!
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Color
Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
Lori Tecler - Inking a Loud
Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Vickie Zimmer - Smitten With All Things Stamping
Monika Davis - M.A.D Stamper
Annette Allen - May Guest Designer - My Clever Creations
Guest Star Stamper - Jo Hooper - Joanna's Blog



Here are a few pictures of our busy weeks....


Power Ranger Caitlyn...she came to visit for a weekend.


Cody's soccer games kept us busy every weekend...some of the games were out of town.


Gabe played soccer for the first time this year....he is 7 years old.


Jake played soccer for the first time this year, too....they are all 4 years old and sooo cute!!!


Daddy David to the rescue!!


Cody loves my IPad....


George took his granddaughters fishing...


My Mom with her three oldest great granddaughters at her 94th birthday party. 


Mackenzie at her last 8th grade choir concert. I have to brag on Mackenzie just a little...she auditioned for the 9th grade choir last week and they placed her in the varsity choir!!!! She has such a beautiful voice....at the concert we could hear her voice above all the other kids...she made this old grandma cry!!!

Thanks for stopping by....have a super great day!!!!



Supply List:
Taylored Expressions Stamps: Workplace Wishes
Paper: White (PTI), Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz  (SU), Sugar Shoppe 6x6 paper Pad (Doodlebug), Kraft in Color - Color 6x6 paper pad (Doodlebug), 
Ink: Soft Sky (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Enamel Dots (Doodlebug), Hemp Cording (Hemptique)
Glitter (SU)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Bugabee Flowers, Leafy Branch, Bloom Where You're Planted, Flutter - Bys, Open Scallop Border





14 comments:

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lots going on with your sweet family! Enjoy and have fun!
What a pretty card. Love the beautiful schene you built with the different die-cuts.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and a great color combo. Wonderful design too. Great photos of the family too - thanks for sharing them.

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is stunning.. love all those layered flowers and how you added the enamels dots and string.. just love it..

looks like you are enjoying some family fun.. making lots of good memories.. thanks for sharing..

jimlynn said...

It's a busy time of year it seems! Glad you got to visit your sister and those are great photos.
LOVE your beautiful card too! SO lovely.
LYnn

Julia Aston said...

I rarely use orange and your blooms are just lovely on this Joan - so nice with the light blue! I so enjoyed all your family photos - I just love your 94 year old mum!!! God bless her!

Tammy said...

Oh I love your card and the wonderful polkadotted posies! Absolutely perfect layout! Cute pictures of the grandchildren, thanks for sharing!

Charlene said...

What a lovely family! WOW your mom looks great! I hope your having a wonderful time with them! It looks lke it!

Your card is so pretty! I love the spray of flowers and that pretty butterfly!

Vickie Z said...

Wow...you are busy.. Caitlyn looks like she could do me I :) I'm such a wimp! Love those flowers and the butterfly and splatters always make me smile!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous layout, Joan! Love how you worked in the colors!

Shirley said...

A totally gorgeous and vibrant card and you are right about the colors! TFS all of your wonderful GC and your absolutely wonderful mom! What a lovely family!

Betty Wright said...

Joan, the card is wonderful! The pictures of your grandkids and mom are just so precious!

Wanda Cullen said...

Stunning card, Joan!! Love your corner flower collage and the stripes...so pretty! Enjoyed seeing your family photos and it's so wonderful you can attend all the grands' functions!

Broni said...

I love all your bright, beautiful flowers against the soft blue and white stripes. Fabulous contrast! And I love the photos of all the grands! Mine have kept me super busy too...ballet, t-ball, baseball, graduations! And that's so awesome about MacKenzie making varsity choir! Yay for her!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, Grandma Joan you HAVE been busy! My prayers are with you for all you've got going on right now.

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love those sweet flowers with the pretty butterfly!