Saturday, September 1, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #1 and new toys!

Hello! I am so glad you stopped by to visit today! I am bursting with excitement about the new color challenge at Color Me Beautiful!  I have to admit that all of that purple threw me a little, and I debated skipping a shade, but I kept thinking of a dear blogging friend who adores purple and thought "What would she do?".  Well... she would put every bit of purple in there!  So I did!!

I am thrilled to be a part of this group of very talented crafters and hope you stop by the blog to check out their amazing work as well!

This is our beautiful inspiration piece...

and here is my very first color challenge piece!

I recently ordered the stamp set Daydream Medallions and the coordinating framelits, Floral Frames.  I thought this would be a great set to use all of these pretty colors together. And of course, it also allowed me to play with new tools!!  This came together so quickly, which was a good thing since I was working under the gun to get it done on time!  It's hard to tell from the picture, but each layer is popped up with dimensionals and the edges are curved a bit too.

Well, I'm off to enjoy the long weekend with my girls.  We were planning to have an outdoor family reunion today, but the rain had other plans, so now I have a free Saturday to be all crafty! Rainy days are perfect for that!!  Although...there is also the distinct possibility I may just take a nap!  Rainy days are great for that too!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy Labor Day to all who are celebrating this holiday with me!  Make some time to be crafty and I hope to see your wonderful take on these colors at Color Me Beautiful!!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-rich razzleberry, basic gray, perfect plum, lucky limeade, wisteria wonder, Ink-perfect plum, lucky limeade, wisteria wonder, Stamp Set-Daydream Medallions, Accessories-Floral Frames framelits, vintage wallpaper folder, lucky limeade ruffled ribbon, wisteria wonder bakers twine, neutrals buttons


  1. Beautiful colour inspiration! Your card is so pretty and fits the requirements perfectly!

  2. I won't dare be presumptive, but YEAH you for loading on that purple!!!! OMG..I could just roll around in it. :D Pile, pile, pile. New toys, new DT, rainy days and naps....seriously, does life get any better than that? I think not!
    Your card is sensational M and it's been a pleasure admiring it this morning. :)

  3. You rocked this first challenge with all those purples and that great inspiration photo. I would have a hard time finding one shade of purple in my craft room.

  4. Beautiful colors AND card! I actually love all the purple! So very pretty!
    Hope you have a good day!

  5. I love your challenge card Margaret! You did a great job working those colors....TFS!!!

  6. Love your card Margaret and how exciting to be part of a brand new venture. I have to tell you that I like seeing your photo. Now I have a face to put together with your blog

  7. Lovely card Margaret and good luck in your new venture will certainly be joining you at Colour me beautiful hugs Elaine

  8. Beautiful card! Love the embossed background!

  9. I love the layering and the stamping color on color. You also reminded me that I have GOT to get some of that ribbon!! It's so pretty. I'm so glad to have you on the design team!


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