Thursday, June 14, 2012

Play Date Cafe 136 - Just Saying Hello, a giveaway and a DT call!

This is my second post for today.  You don't want to miss the Inspired By Stamping challenge card one post down!  Please scroll down one post to see the shabby chic card.


Azure, Raspberry and Blackberry are the yummy colors for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  Aren't they pretty?  That deep color reminded me that I have some older Vintage Violet cardstock from Stampin' Up!, which I've been hoarding.  It was the perfect time to bring it out to play!


(I realize I just posted sparkly stars on my Creative Inspirations creation yesterday.  I make many of my design team projects well in advance, and didn't plan for things to be so repetitious two days in a row!)

Also coming out to play:  a sentiment from Hero Arts' Truly Appreciated set.  I just received it in the mail...a freebie, for using Hero Arts on a card that was published.  Yay!

I just loooove to put sparkle on stars!


I took inspiration for this design from a card in Paper Crafts' Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6  issue, by Windy Robinson on page 156.

We'd love to have you link up your creation in the gallery at The Play Date Cafe.  Click on the link for all the details.  Our sponsor this week is the awesome Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp


More news from The Play Date Cafe:  they are hosting an Open Design Team Call, the first in over a year!  I love being a part of the PDCC team.  It's a group of wonderfully talented women, who are kind and supportive.  The challenge is highly-recognized, successful and lots of fun!  If you would like to apply, head over to see the details.

Now, for my giveaway:


My card is on page 23 of the brand new July/August issue of Paper Crafts Magazine,  featuring artichokes from Stampin' Up!'s Homegrown set (love that set!).  I have an extra copy of this magazine, so I'd love to give it to a random winner.  All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS post before 11:59 AM EST, June 21, 2012.  I will draw a winner on Friday, June 22nd and post the winner's name that day.


Thanks for coming by today!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Truly Appreciated - Hero Arts
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Vintage Violet - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: 1 3/8" square punch - SU; iridescent glitter; star punch - Fiskars

33 comments:

Annette said...

I seen you amazing card in Paper Crafts...Congratulations...it is so amazing...

I love this card...those stars are AWESOME.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Love those stars =)

Congrats on your publication and freebie stamp set! Very well deserved.

~Tammy~ said...

This is so pretty Colleen! I love your use of the colors! The colors are gorgeous and rich!

E.T. said...

your card rocks! you can be repetitive when it comes to sparkly stars! I love the colours again! Congratulations on the mag too!

Donna Bowman said...

Such fun bold and graphic card Colleen! Love those glittery stars!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous...love the glitter!

Anonymous said...

Debbie G
Great card...love the stars. This design would sure make a great Graduation card too. Congrats on the magazine !!!
debbieanng at yahoo dot com

LeAnne said...

I just love everything about this card! The colors are great--hope I can find some time to play. Congrats on the publication too....very well deserved!

Martha H. said...

GASP! You nailed those rich colors so perfectly! Your card is amazing. Thank you for the change to win, but even if I don't win a copy of your magazine, I will purchase one.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Col! Love, love, LOVE those glittery stars and your fab, grid design! Delish! And thanks for the chance to win! I'd love to get my grubby, little fingers on a copy! Hugs!

Marisa said...

Ooooh, yummy colour combo and loving the sparkly stars! Great card!

Lisa said...

Because of all your pretty sparkly fabulous star inspiration lately Miss Colleen...I just ordered some star dies...EEEK!!! Love this one too girl ;)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Thanks for the reminder to CONGRAT you on being published -- I saw your fabulous card~~ :)

Sherrie K. said...

LOVE the rich colors and the design is awesome!!! Congrats on your publishing!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Just saw your artichoke card and I love it! Great use of that little stamp Colleen!

Stella said...

You are my star:) Looking it your card is always a guarantee for a smile on my face. Gorgeous Colleen; spot on the colors. Love it!
XXX

Anonymous said...

First of all, congrats on another publication- my issue came and I just sort of flipped through it. Now, I will definitely go back and check out your card not that I wouldn't really go back and look through the issue more thoroughly. So, don't include me in the drawing since I have the issue.

So, not only does your card shine - so do you! Another star is born! You know I had to work the shine and stars in here somehow! Anyway, love the card!

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, this card is stunning! I love the clean design paired with the amazing, sparkly stars. Those colors are SO pretty!

Benzi said...

Awesome card, beautiful colors, and I love the sparkle. Oh, maybe I'll be the lucky winner of the magazine.

Bonnie said...

I was so excited when I saw your card in my Paper Crafts magazine! Congratulations, Colleen! And I love, love, love the way you used these colors and the glittery stars!

trisha too said...

Very fun, Colleen, congratulations!

(Oh, yes, gotta love glittery stars!)

:)

Deborah R said...

This looks like a great issue. Thanks for the chance to win. Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the butterfly wreath on other post.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow-love this color combination and the pretty sparkly stars-this card is spectacular. Thanks for the chance to win an issue. I have never looked at a card magazine before! lol

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Leintje* said...

That is so cool Colleen I immediately looked over to page 23! I love Paper Craft to, I've have a subscription over years and recently I became a digital reader.

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Ruby said...

Ooh ooh ooh pick me, pick me lol. I LOVE Papercraft! Speaking of LOVE I think your card this week is FAB. I actually found it really hard to create for this week's colours after I saw yours because yours is so fun!!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! on your publication! I just got up from the computer and went and looked at it right now! OMGosh those artichokes look so real! LOVE that card and THIS glittery star card, too!

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Pauline said...

This is just beautiful Colleen, I love the glittery stars.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Loved your artichoke card & this star card too. I already get the publication,but I wanted to stop to tell you congrats.

Joan V said...

Love this card. So clean and I love the stars. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card...Just learning how to make cards...love your work...Mary Guil...

Kerry said...

Hi Colleen! I love your stars. What a great way to incorporate all the colors. Your positioning is perfect - I'm usually trying to find a way around lining things up :)

Heather North said...

I saw this card on Play Date Cafe and came to check it out on your blog. I'm adding you to my favorites. I love your style. :) Congrats on being featured in Paper Crafts magazine.

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