Friday, September 14, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #3

Hello! It's Friday! My favorite day of the week! Not only does it mean the weekend is here, but it's also time for a new color challenge at Color Me Beautiful! I am having so much fun playing with the wonderful color combinations and this week is no exception!

Check out these yummy colors...

and our color palette...

Anyone else hungry for eggplant Parmesan, or is it just me?!  

When I originally saw these pictures they really called Halloween to me.  So I made a Halloween card, but me and my nitpicky, wishy washy ways, I wasn't loving that card.  It wasn't horrible, but I really wanted something better to share, so I went back to the drawing board and made a new card...

Nope, not Halloween... but I like this one a lot more! Plus, it gave me the excuse to pull out some new toys and play with them!!  AND I have another Christmas card completed!! Bonus!

Have I mentioned that I love the bundles in the Holiday catalog?! As if coordinating stamp sets and framelits weren't wonderful enough, you also save money when you purchase them together!! How could I NOT buy them????

I hope the inspiration picture, color palette, and my little ol' card have encouraged you to pull out these SU colors and some SU stamps and play along!! I'll be patiently waiting to see your wonderful creations!

Be sure to check back later this week and I'll share my first attempt card with you.  Like I said, it's not horrid and I like it, but it just wasn't WOW like I wanted it to be.

Card Recipe:  Cardstock-basic gray, lucky limeade, whisper white, rich razzleberry, tempting turquoise, Ink-rich razzleberry, tempting turquoise, basic gray, Stamp Sets-Teeny Tiny Wishes, Ornament Keepsakes, Accessories- Holiday Ornaments framelits, white bakers twine, basic rhinestones, snow burst embossing folder (ret), Punches-modern label, word window, 1" circle, scallop oval


  1. Oh fabulous! Yeah I'm with you on the eggplant parm. LOL! GReat job getting another Christmas card done!!!

  2. WooHoo! I would have never thought to use this color combo on a Christmas card and yet it's so beautiful and elegant looking! Outstanding!!!!!

  3. Ohh how cool! I need to get busy and try this!

  4. OH what a GORGEOUS color combo!! This is a beauty! I'm sorry I haven't stopped by - I have missed your creations! Busy mama of 4 has taken over my crafting life :) But happy to spy this creation! x0x0

  5. Ohhh, so dreamy! Productive and you get to use new toys. The crafters dream with an exquisite outcome. Love the ornaments.

  6. When I worked with this palette, I never thought of Christmas and you made it work beautifully!!!

  7. Your second try with these delish colours has resulted in a fabulous card and you got to play with new toys. Can't get any better than that!

  8. Oh wow, great card---I really like the non traditional color combo for a Christmas card!

  9. Holy Cow Margaret! Your ornaments are GorGeOus girlie. ;-) They really have the wow factor and the challenge colors are great choices. Terrific card, hope your week is a good one. Hugs

  10. Great card Margaret, but something happened to the Color me Beautiful blog or what, the challenge was never posted, nor the winner of the last challenge.

  11. Such great colors, Margaret! Love that you used them for a Christmas card... so unexpected! And yes... must add Eggplant Parmesan ingredients to the shopping list! :)

  12. Love this color palette! I also love the way you layered the sentiment - sweet!


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