Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Color Throwdown #40


It's Wednesday and time for another Color Throwdown Challenge. Today's challenge is hosted by Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits. Why not pop over and check out the beautiful samples created by these talented ladies and play along ... it's great fun!



I've used the colors required: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip & Sage Shadow as well as this springy floral designer paper from the Basic Grey Sultry 6 x 6 pack. It seems I was "on a roll" using my Cuttlebug on this card! I've used the "stylized flowers" A-2 embossing folder on the pink panel ... the floral border embossing folder on the top of the chocolate chip panel and the butterfly is from the Spellbinder Shapeabilities which was also run through the Cuttlebug. I thought the Martha Stewart Arch Trellis border punch was perfect with all the "posies" on this card and my ribbons are SU grosgrain.



I took this close up of the Shapeabilities butterfly so you could get a better view of the dimension this embellishment has. (you can click on the image for an even larger view) There is no stamping on this card but that's okay ... I can use it for a variety of occassions and will find the appropriate inside verse when that time comes. It's nice to have a couple "generic" cards in my stash for those times when you need it in a hurry!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!!!



Update: Mark's numbers are climbing and that's a good thing ... that means his body has begun taking over again and creating a new immune system. Although that will take some time (1 year to get to 100%) at least it has accepted the new cells and doing what it's supposed to be doing. On the flip side of that good news is the bad news that he will remain in the hospital again today due to the excessive diarrhea he has from the C-dif infection and from coming off the pain meds. Needless to say, he is NOT a happy camper ... he wants to go home in the worst kind of way! Maybe tomorrow ... we'll keep our fingers crossed!!

14 comments:

  1. Wow, that's purty!!! The Basic Grey paper goes perfectly!

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  2. Very pretty card. Love all the embossing combined with these colors.

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful! I love that DP and the double winged butterfly! (Here's hoping Mark gets to come home tomorrow!)

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  4. Gorgeous card, Darlene! I do love that butterfly--how pretty it is when cut from that gorgeous paper! Thanks for playing--we're praying for Mark, too!
    LeAnne

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  5. Beautiful card!

    Take Care - Robin

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  6. Oh how pretty! I hope your dh gets to come home soon! Thanks for playing the CTD!

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  7. Very unique - love the embossing, the deco edge and that pretty little butterfuly. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations. Love it! So glad to hear Mark is moving forward. Take care my friend

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  8. You certainly 'threw down' on this challenge! I love the patterned paper, it just jumps off the page. I may need to go get that border punch too. Good news on your husband, hope he's home soon!

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  9. Sweet butterfly and you know sometimes it's Ok to not use stamps on cards and just go for it.
    Hope Mark is able to get home soon but just know that they will send him when he's ready so be patient.
    Hugs, Pat

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  10. Just gorgeous, Darlene, that's all!! I have a butterfly nestie and I love it! This one is pretty too!~

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  11. What a pretty butterfly. Love what you have done

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  12. Just gorgeous, Darlene!!! Love that paper and your layout is fantastic! Thanks for playing the Throwdown! Hope to see you again next time!

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  13. What a pretty card -- Love the embossing and the butterfly is so BEAUTIFUL!

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene