Friday, September 28, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #5 and a Flashback Friday (sort of)

It's Friday again! Funny how they keep coming around isn't it?! Although I have to say that this week's Friday couldn't have come at a better time! It has been one crazy week at work and that usually means very little crafty time for me!  We have been expanding our programs at work until we no longer have any room to grow and were blessed to have a building donated to us for relocation.  Unfortunately, this wonderful gift has been sitting empty for years and needed MAJOR renovation.  Most of this was completed by skilled laborers who donated their time, but now we are at the painting and finishing stage and that means all able bodies get to do some volunteering during their off time.  I painted my NEW classroom yesterday with my wonderfully understanding DH who has been so awesome through all of my stressed out and worn out days!  I am so glad that we are finished with that lovely project!  My next volunteer project will be the playground and landscaping-way more fun!!  But enough of my chatter... On to the Color Me Beautiful challenge!

And what a gorgeous color combination it is!! I really don't know where Carole and AnnMarie come up with these wonderful inspirations, but I want to visit all of the photo locations!!!

Doesn't this make you feel so peaceful?  I can only imagine the incredible scent of lavendar that would come from a field like this and just listen to the wind swishing through the wheat... Ahhhhh......

and here are your colors to play with...

I knew as soon as I put these colors together that my card would have a nature theme.  I hate to admit that I do not have river rock OR sahara sand inks... Must remedy that! That left out a lot of stamps that I considered using and then I remembered my retired butterflies.  I know that many demos sell the stamp sets once they retire, but I have several that I refuse to part with because they are just so versatile and wonderful.  Butterfly Prints is one of these sets. Guess this kind of makes my card a Flashback Friday too!

This card is something of a double CASE. I made a card extremely similar to this here and that card was inspired by my upline Kelly's card.  My photography for this one is horrid! It was pouring down rain and my indoor lighting does nothing to enhance the beauty of the vanilla smooch that is spritzed on the entire card (looks more like blobs, here...) and the river rock layer is stamped with the flowers from another stamp set using versamark. You can barely make them out if you squint, get really close to the screen, and stand on one leg! LOL!

Well, I hope my terribly photographed card has encouraged you to visit Color Me Beautiful and see the better quality photos of the rest of the team! Quite a talented bunch, and I am amazed at the gorgeous creations that get linked up each week!! So if you have some time and want to play, we would love it if you would join in the fun!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend full of lots and lots of crafty time!!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-sahara sand, river rock, wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant, whisper white, Ink-elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder, Versamark, Stamp Sets-Butterfly Prints (ret), Language of Friendship, Accessories-butterfly punch (ret), eyelet border punch (ret), elegant eggplant scallop dots ribbon, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch spritz


  1. Gorgeous card Margaret! Love the inspirational photo too!

  2. What a week you are having, but the newest renovations sound like they are going to be well worth all the hard work. Landscaping does sound much more fun!!
    Your card is glorious Margaret. Stinkin' weather messes my pictures up all the time, but I can see the smooch wonderfully. Glad you didn't part with that stamp, it's one of my favorites too!
    Hugs to you and have a hopefully somewhat relaxing weekend! Oh that's right, you have kids, nevermind! LOL.. :D
    Lisa xx

  3. I totally agree about the colors they are all just beautiful together, as is your card. Hopefully, this weekend will give you time to relax and do a little more crafting.

  4. This is a nice combo & one I'd NEVER thought of on my own! TGIF to you too!

  5. Sounds like a very busy week, Margaret. Love when Fridays show up at just the right moment! :) It's Mondays showing up when they do that kicks me in the pants! lol! Great card! LOVE these colors together... such a beautiful combination!

  6. Wow you have been busy and what a great hubby to help out. How fun to have something so fresh and new. Your card is so pretty, just love butterflies and the color you used is perfect.

  7. Certainly sounds super busy in your life right now, but Congrats on the new classroom. Am sure it looks awesome.
    I love this card, that butterfly is fabulous.

  8. this is a pretty inspired card Margaret-love the color scheme-sounds like you have been really busy at work-hope the renovation project gets completed quickly

  9. Gorgeous - love this color palette! Wonderful to work with and you've done a great job :)


  10. I love what you did with this palette! I thought these colors were gorgeous and that the palette would be easy to work with. You really showed off this palette so well!!

  11. Really pretty, I think the CAS look is perfect with the cool color combo!!


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