Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Beauty of Dreams! Color Throwdown and some Happy News!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I have some fun news to share with you today!  The girls at The Color Throwdown have asked me to be their June Guest Designer!  How fun!   The colors for this week's CTD144 were  chosen by the hostess, Cathy Rulli. 

For my card I am using Flourishes Life Lines stamp set. I kept this card pretty simple.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Rose Bud and sponged the edges with Ranger Marmalade.  I added a little branch rose twig I got with some blog candy out in blogland.  I cannot remember who exactly, but thank you so much!  It is perfect! I love that the leaves have touches of pumpkin pie at the ends.  Finished with seam binding and bow!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Please check out The Color Throwdown designers to see what they created with these colors!

Tammy Hershberger
Kristin Eberline
Broni Holcombe
Barbara Anders
Danielle Kennedy
Cathy Rulli
Kisa Peters
Carole Burrage

I am playing in a few other blog challenges as well!
 Inspire Me Fridays -  Anything goes
Secret Crafter -  Clean and Simple
Squigglefly -  use 3 of something (three techniques...sewing, embossing, stenciling).
Card Makin' Mamas -  Use your scraps(dp panel was already cut)
Phindy’s Place - Summer living(garden, outdoors(twig)flowers)
Stamp Something - Use a sentiment.
Penny's Paper-Crafty - summer (flowers)


  1. Congrats on being the June GD at Color Throwdown, Betty! This card is absolutely beautiful. I love that branch--so cool. :)

  2. Welcome to our little group! I'm so excited you're joining us for June!!

    This is gorgeous, Betty! The rose branch and fluffy bow are just perfect additions to your beautiful card!

  3. Absolutely STUNNING, Betty! Gorgeous as only you can do it! :) So happy to have you playing with us this month, old friend!

  4. Betty, this is SO pretty! I love all your little touches! Welcome! It's so stinkin' fine to have you with us this month!

  5. Stunningly beautiful - saw it on Inspire me Fridays x

  6. This is gorgeous Betty! I love that twig-it's just perfect! The embossed card and plaid background with that gorgeous ribbon bow is stunning! June is gonna rock!

  7. THIS is a knockout!!! how very creative! so glad you entered in the Phindy Place challenge - looking forward to seeing you again (-:

  8. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. Your card is amazing. ;)

  9. gorgeous creation thank you for joining us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. wonderful combination of techniques! I love that bow! Thanks for playing along in Squigglefly's challenge this week.

  11. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  12. Absolutely beautiful card! I love the texture and the stitching! Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  13. This is gorgeous, Betty! I LOVE your rosebud twig and your stitching on the embossed kraft! Kind of rustic, yet oh-so-pretty ♥

    I'm so glad you agreed to join us this month!!! I'm a big fan of your work...can't wait to see what other beauties you have up your sleeve :]

  14. What a beautiful and unusual card, thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place

  15. Stunning

    Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. Gorgeous card, Betty! Great job with the colors and congrats on the GD spot! The branch is so unique -- love it!

  17. Such a gorgeous take on those colors Betty!! Your creations are always so amazing hun!! Such a beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Squigglefly Triple Digits Challenge last week! Smiles, *Vicki* ~ Squigglefly Team Leader

  18. Sorry I'm so late this week.... your card is BEAUTIFUL, Betty! LOVE that floral branch, and your fabulous use of the colors! I'm so glad to have you joining us this month!

  19. This is just beautiful! Gorgeous colors and great layout!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin Mamas this week! Have Fun and I hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments


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