Thursday, February 23, 2012

Play Date Cafe 120 - You Inspire Me

Hello Friends!  I can't believe it's been a whole week since I had a card posted.  What a busy week it was, with Girl Scout cookie selling (last big push before it all ends) at our dentist's and doctor's offices, a cookie booth at a grocery store, and a few other folks here and there who decided to help us out.

I also had LOTS of stamps for sale on eBay and sold quite a few.  That kept me super busy, researching shipping rates, combining shipping, then mailing everything and keeping it all straight (no small feat for my brain-like-a-sieve).  Thanks to my friend Emily for helping me out with some of that research!

It's time for a new Play Date Cafe challenge, and here is our new color palette:  Baby Blue, Orangesicle, and Basil.

I have to admit, I was stumped with this one.  As usual when confronted with colors that stump me, I put on my CAS hat and came up with this:


I pulled out scraps from Stampin' Up and punched them (1 3/8" square punch), and cut some bases for them with coordinating card stock.  Each small square is propped up on a square white panel, and then that panel is propped up on the card base. The sentiment is from Verve's Dare To Be (thanks for the loan, Andrea!).


I cut off the metal things on the back of this Pumpkin Pie corduroy button brad (what are those things called?) and glued it in place on one panel.  DONE!

Our sponsor this week is Theresa Momber of Gina K Designs.  Go check out her amazing sponged backgrounds: wow, can this lady wield inks!  Theresa is offering up this generous prize package to one lucky winner:

Thanks for joining me today.  Hope you'll come play with us at The Cafe!



Stamps: Dare to Be - Verve
Paper: white - PTI; Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery; patterned scraps - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: Pumpkin Pie Corduroy Button Brad - SU
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25 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOL, this is usually the technique & layout I use when I am stumped, too! So bright, fresh & fun; I hope I can play this week, it's been a long time since I have!

~Tammy~ said...

I thought I recognized some of those papers. Nice fresh and bright card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wonderful card! AND Congrats on your win over at Moxie Fab!! :)

Annette said...

such a beautiful card...love how you did the squares...so awesome..

~amy~ said...

gorgeous work...really love that sherbet-y color combo!

Deb said...

Love your CAS card!!! Simply beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

You are most certainly welcome, Colleen!! It was my pleasure to help :). I hope that you got everything all worked out OK!!

These colors are so pretty and springy! Your CAS approach to them is so fresh. Those SU papers were perfect matches. And perfectly matted and placed squares like those make me happy!!!

E.T. said...

eeeeeeekkk what a super pretty palette! I looove your CAS card, it looks so elegant.
Thank you so much Colleen for leaving so much love on my blog. I felt so loved and blessed. Thank you.
Now that I am "almost" back, I will check out your previous gorgeousness soon.
much love!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the colour, Colleen. Love the squares and how you used the DSP. Darling card :) Well done on selling some stamps too! Money to buy more LOL!

Bonnie said...

Oh, Colleen, you know that I love this card! Such a simple layout packs a big punch and those colors are beautiful together.

Lisa said...

Love this "creative thinking" CAS card Colleen! The corduroy brad is marvelous!

Leintje* said...

What a fun and cool card Colleen! It is always fun to look at your blog and to get inspiration over here!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Linda Callahan said...

This is so sweet! A perfect way to use those colors!

Debstamps said...

A perfect showcase of the Cafe colors this week!

Anonymous said...

Great fun and springy card! I can never leave enough white alone and look at you - a whole bunch! It really works so well. Love it! Just a fresh looking card. You can tell today we have icky gray rain turning to snow today! My favorite is the corduroy brad though. I bought a few colors of them but seem to hoard them! Great job as always! What card won the Maxie Fob thing - did I miss something?

Chris R. from Iowa

Basement Stamper said...

your clean and simple turned out fun & fabulous. I love these colors together!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fun, bold, graphic take on the color story, Col! Beautiful work!

Maria said...

Love all the white and beautiful colors in panels! Fabulous orange brad for accent...love it! Take care, hugs!!:-))

Benzi said...

I see why you were stumped with those colors but you did a fabulous job with them. They did look a bit scary...sometimes, a person just has to give more thought to certain cards.

I helped out this past weekend with the Girl Scout cookies ...not selling, but buying and eating. LOL
Gosh, there they were when my dil and I pulled up at the pharmacy. I couldn't resist and it was for a great cause.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous mix of colors and patterns! I LOVE it!

Linda R said...

What a sweet card. Love the colors you used..

Hugs, Linda

Tracey McNeely said...

Om my gosh this card is so so pretty. Love the patterned boxes.

Cyndie said...

Gorgeous! I love the way you mixed up the patterns and colors. And the fuzzy button tops it all off so nicely!

Pauline said...

This is fabulous Colleen, love the squares of colour, a fab CAS design!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow I have have missed lots of beautiful projects! I LOVE this! The colors are great and I love the three squares! that button is perfect too!

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