Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crabby Birthday

Boy, I have been a stamping fiend these past few days!  When my mom was visiting, it was hard to find the time, but I have allowed myself free reign to stamp-stamp-stamp this week!

Tomorrow I am going to the beach with my girls, so there won't be time for crafting.

I've never played in the Color Throwdown Challenges before, so this is my first time.  Well, for that matter, I have never entered the other two sites' challenges before either!

The Color Throwdown Challenge #102 color palette:
I do not own Marina Mist yet, so I subbed a paper from Die Cuts With A View. 
Since this is a birthday card, it fits into two other challenges as well.
The inside of the card.

My 'crabby' card started out as a completely different card, in my mind.  I mean, there's no resemblance whatsoever to what I had pictured.  Ah well.  Sometimes the card takes you for a ride, instead of the other way around.  I still had fun, anyway!

Happy Stamping,

Stamps:  Crab & Company, Crazy for Cupcakes, Itty Bitty Background (for sand)
Ink:  Basic Black, StazOn black, Creamy Caramel (sand)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, unnamed DCWV blue, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel
Punches:  EK Success border, scalloped oval
Other:  Wasabi ribbon bit, Aleene's Tacky Glue, dimensionals, SU markers, blender pen


Julie Ranae said...

Great way to make those colors work, Colleen!

Joanne Travis said...

Such an adorable card! This set always made me smile.

Emily Keaton said...

Your third post for the day?? Wow!! Way to go, Colleen :) This card is just adorable. I spy with my little eye one of your new border punches on this card! I love how you used it to make waves on the beach. Great use of those CTD colors, too. Hey, we're the crab twins this week!! :)

Marisa said...

That little crab is sooo cute. Love the ribbon tab on the sentiment too :D Darling card.

Polka Dot Door Designs said...

too cute! I absolutely adore the crab stamp.

Broni said...

This is so cute! I love your little "gathering" of sea creatures! I'm glad to see so many other beachy cards in this challenge! I'm also so glad you decided to play along with us and I hope you'll be back often!

LeAnne said...

WHAT?! The first time for CTD---what have you been waiting for?! This is so fun--I think I might even have this set hanging around somewhere! Perfect theme for my colors!!!

Micah said...

Hi Colleen! Thanks for stopping by my blogs (I did reply to your comments but I'm not sure if you get notification of that or not).

I love what you've done here! Have you ever tried putting -actual- sand on a card? I've seen people glue it down but I've also seen it put in a baggie and showcased through a window/cutout. Your sand looks great.

Kerowyn loved the crab but then started going on about "Grandma's beach" (we're going to visit her soon and she lives on a lake). I'll take that to mean she liked the card too!

Thank you for sharing!

Bonnie said...

I love your crab and the waves. Hope you have a good day at the beach!

Laura Pryor said...

This is so great! I am totally CASE-ing your waves! Perfect idea to use that punch! Really well done! Thanks for playing along this week! Hope to see you again!!

Nancy said...

Hi Colleen, thanks for your visit to the Happy Heart, I appreciate your sweet comment. I just spent some time scrolling through your posts and I love your blog...not to mention your fabulous art. Such a clever and creative lady you are. Gotta say I'm a bit envious of your recent punch haul! So thanks for the inspiration, I'm sure I'll be back.

Roxie said...

This is a cute sea life theme and those waves are such a unique idea for the punch, love it!!!

Unknown said...

Such a cute fun card :-)
Thanks for joining us over at Craftalicious

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