Friday, May 14, 2010

Thankful for Bloggers Challenge ~Color Challenge Red/Teal/Curry

I'm so thankful for my friends at bloggers challenge group. I'm thankful because it gives me a confined set of parameters to be creative, and gets me going. I would have never put these colors together, but it is a really fun combo! I took a half hour and made this card this morning, although I've been a bad blogger this week.

On a personal note: I've been preoccupied with another group called SUDDEN_Response. Sudden Response is a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators, who help out demonstrators in case of a disaster. So Demo's helping Demo's. We send stamping gifts, for example... a pack of cardstock or some samples, to show solidarity and help someone rebuild after a disaster. This week, a demonstrator from Houston, MO Patty lost everything to a house fire, and the members of sudden response have helped her get back on her feet with her stamping business. It's a beautiful thing. It's more than beautiful... It has completely shifted the way that Patty has been thinking, and just knowing that other people care about her, has helped her to move forward with such strength and with a positive attitude. If you'd like to be on the list, just go to this address to apply for membership. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SUDDEN_Response

If you are not a demonstrator, just ask your Stampin' Up demonstrator (yea if that's me) how you can help!

Lately, I've been stamping with lots of embellishments, lots of layers... and so on... I think I need to take a break from all that and get back to the basics a little more. It should not take an hour to make one card... (although it seems most of mine do). So I'm going to resolve to get back to my favorite way to make cards, clean and simple. :) Today's blogger's challenge is just that. Basically, a one layer card, I cut three 1/2" strips in the color challenge colors, then watercolored the image. I cut out the numbers and popped them up with dimensionals. Pretty simple, but very cool. This one will go to my niece Bella. :)

You would easily be able to recreate this card, using any school colors... I think that's pretty cool!

So I haven't had much time for stamping with all that's been going on this week... Although I did create a card for the sketch challenge for stamping 411 tonight, and 6 more for a blog tour that will be HERE on Saturday! So I guess I'm a pretty busy gal after all.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Also, to check out what the other bloggers challenge members are up to, just click the bluish-green banner on my side bar to get to the list of members! TGIF!

Rubbah hugs,
Selene~

24 comments:

GCgirl said...

Great card and thanks for the info about the outreach--I will definitely check it out! Finally...rubbah hugs--love it ;-)

Lisa Somerville said...

How cute is that! Wonderful graduation card1

BarbaraW said...

Card may be simple, but it sure is effective. Love it.

Patti Chesky said...

Great graduation card!! I really like the varsity style letters. She's going to love it!!

tonistamps said...

What a great idea to use the cut out numbers! Love this card Selene!

Tami Black said...

I absolutely love this card -- it is perfect! The colors pop but the simplicity of the card is awesome!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wonderful "Grad" card. I love the strips of the colors.
Awesome group you belong to as well.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful card, Selene!

Margaret Raburn said...

This is a great clean and simple card! These colors really look good in this layout! Kudos!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a terrific card Selene! You've really put these colors together perfectly! :D

Heidi Hihn said...

I love it!! Sometime simple understated cards are wonderful!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Perfect color challenge card- I love this wonderful graduation card- great idea! TFS

Lisa said...

Great card! I love the clean, simple look!

Connie Babbert said...

Cute grad card, Selene! Love the 10 you used!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fabulous grad card!!! I like the way you used the varsity numbers with it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a stinkin' cute card Selene!!! I love how you used these colors and that stamp set!!! So creative!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hello! This is just so cute! And ... I wish you well with your resolve to do some "simpler" cards! I often think the same... and really admire the C&S cards ... but find myself getting far too complicated. So ... thanks for the reminder! Hugs xxAxx

Barbara said...

Such a fun card.....colorful and bright (I know....we were given these colors!), but you made it work so well!! Fun, fun, fun!!

Basement Stamper said...

Great graduation card! These colors work perfectly for this card.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just luv this card, so cute, put a big smile on my face to start the day!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea for a graduation card! Love it!

Connie Paxman said...

now this a a well thought sketch that compliments the color challenge and the stamp...Wow job on this card...love it.
connie paxman

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Great card. I love that you simplified it without layers!

Chrissy D said...

OHhhh I love how you combined these colors! Great card!