Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrating 100 – The Color Throwdown

The Color Throwdown is Celebrating 100 challenges today – and you are invited to play along!!!

I know it has been a LONG time since I’ve participated in the Color Throwdown challenges – but believe me – I know what those girls over there are doing every week – often times I know what they are doing every day!  I still keep in constant contact with them and I still do their banners and blinkies AND they were nice enough to even let me participate today!!  I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!!  All of the rules are listed over at The Color Throwdown Blog so be sure to check that out – but basically, you must participate in the color challenge, link up your card on the CTD blog, and then leave a comment  on the blogs that have the prizes you are interested in winning!!  (one comment only per blog please)

Here are this week’s colors:

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and here is my attempt at using those colors! 

The stamp set that I used is from Our Craft Lounge called Treasured Friend, which is a stamp set that I designed for Our Craft Lounge and it is also included in the prize package – I hope you love it as much as I do!!  (For more information about the card, see below. )

Now for the important stuff, right?  THE PRIZES!!  I have plenty to give away today!!  Everyone has been so generous for this celebration – it’s been awesome – thank you soo much!!

First up is the Our Craft Lounge and Inspiration Emporium’s combined giveaway including four stamp sets (pictured below), three jars of sparkly fluff and a $25 gift certificate to Inspiration Emporium (and they carry the FULL line of OCL stamps in case you want more!)

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Next, up is from DRS Designsanother FUN giveaway and soo perfect for me to give away!!  If you are a golfer, then you may have heard of the Bandon Dunes – right in my home town! (It’s a GORGOUS resort and has 4 courses)

DRS

Finally, I have a $15 gift certificate giveaway from There She Goes!   Look at that sassy logo – You can bet you’ll find something wonderful there!!

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Now for the link list – below you will find all of the other bloggers that are participating in the GIANT GIVEAWAY!!  Now go check them out! 

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker
Carol Longacre - Our Little Inspirations
Deb Horst - Sendable Sentiments
Debi Southard - Debi's Crazy Life
Elise Durenberger - MamaCow Creations
Juliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky Fingers
Lisa Kind - Kind Creations
Makiko Jones - Makink Studios
Maria Gurnsey - Scraps By M
Pam Speidel - Stamping With Serendipity
Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
Teresa Kline - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

 

My Card Information:

I’m a bit partial to this set, as I designed it!  I used Glimmer Mist and just went a little crazy with it! It might be a good thing that it doesn’t show up so well in the photo! LOL!  I also am LOVING the grunge look – I’ve always inked my edges and given a grunge look but lately I’ve tried to be a little more deliberate with my ‘grungy corner technique’.   The speckled look comes from just barely resting the edges of the paper on the stamp pad.  Sometimes you still get the harsh line, but I decided I liked that look too!  I used Cosmo Cricket – Garden Variety Strawberry Fields paper (the backside) and I distressed the edges using my Ranger Non-stick Craft Matt and an Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  For the frame, I used the Classic Scalloped Rectangle from Nestabilities and just inked up the edges with the Black Soot Distress Ink

Thank you so much for participating!!  Dang – those Throwdown Girls are gettin’ OLD – 100 is pretty amazing!!

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Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a fun card...great beach scene...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

wendyp said...

That image is so sweet! Gorgeous card!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I just LOVE this image! It reminds me of my childhood where we'd play on the beach for hours, and the sentiment is a perfect one for that image! Thanks for the memories through your great card!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing image!! Reminds me of my sister and I spending summers at the beach many years ago! Sensational layout and distressed feel!!

Pat said...

I really like the summer image. It reminds me of my granddaughters.

pojjo said...

beautiful card, i like the vintage feel it has. And a happy 100 challenge to you he he he.
Hugs from Sweden/ Johanna "pojjo"

Natasha said...

Great use of this week's colours!
Congrats on the 100th CTD challenge and so glad to see you playing again!
Natasha (natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com)

Julia Aston said...

I love that photo image and perfect sentiment for it! what a fun celebration!

Debi said...

Love that image and the beautiful card you made with it!

ladybugg61 said...

Such a lovely card - I especially like the border paper you used on the scalloped rectangle behind the image!

Kristine said...

I love your card :)
Hugs from Kristine

Steph Zerbe said...

oh, what a sweet beach image! Beautiful coloring!

akagreenhouse said...

Kisa, This is a fabulous card! I love it!

Crafty Engineering said...

Cool card...any you designed the stamp?...wonderful!

Patty from FL said...

Congrats on a 100! Love the little girls at the beach! Nice use of the buttons, too!

dj1952 said...

You did a great job, first of all, with the design of the stamp, and then with the card.

Debra (dj1952)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Fabulous job!!! I adore that scene.

lisa a.

Liz Williams said...

A sweet card that makes me think of times my sister and I as children visited the beach.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely card, wonderful beach image, the buttons are great accents.

Rosemary said...

what a cute card! the scene is just soo sweet!

Dawn said...

so cute!!

Cathy said...

Great card. I love your blog. Congrats on 100 th challenge.

Otter Blue said...

love, love, love this!

Amy said...

Beautiful beach image!! Great card!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! Kisa, your card is super beautiful!! I LOVE the stamp set you designed too! Congrats to all DT on this milestone!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love the image and distressing you added! Great card! Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous give-away for us!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

Love the vintage feel to your card. So many great details too. Love the buttons!

Creative Char said...

Love your card! The ink distressing gives it such a vintage whimsical feel.

Eva said...

I so love that image you used and your card is beautiful!!!

Michele said...

Wonderful image! Makes me want to ditch work and go to the beach. :)

Lisa Kind said...

This is so adorable! I LOVE the image! And the grunge look is perfect! Congrats on the 100th challenge...you always do such a nice job with the graphics! Glad to see you participating and thanks for allowing me to play along too!

Beverly S. said...

Such a pretty card...I LOOVVVEE the image you used on this one. :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card

Kelly Massman said...

Love the beach theme! Fun!

Christina said...

Love that little cluster of buttons you used, and the image is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

So beautiful! Love the beach scene! Congrats on hitting 100!

Sylvia said...

Sweet, Sweet Summertime!!! Congrats on #100, Thanks to Sponsors for Great giveaways. Fun hop...

Donna Sue said...

Congrats on # 100 and nice card. Love the beach! Let's go!!

JESSICA said...

Adorable image...lovely sentiment!!! Congrats and thanks for the chance :)

Lori Turner said...

Awesome beach card! Congrats on #100 and thanks for the chance to win some fabby prizes! xoxoxo

Meg said...

Oh so gorgeous!

Meg said...

Oh so gorgeous!

PatS said...

Great summertime card design. Refreshing on this hot, hot day. Congrats on the 100th.

BonnieRose said...

love that beach image... beautiful!
bonnierose
bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh this is pretty!

Wanda Cullen said...

Kisa, LOVE your beach scene and it's making me feel the sand between my toes! Wait! I'm AT the beach and there literally IS sand between my toes! So glad you could participate once again.

Marisa said...

That image reminds me of when I was a child playing on the beach. Lovely card.

Margarita Ybarra said...

cute card, love the beach stamp.

ChristineCreations said...

Love the sweet feel to this beachy card...the buttons are such a cute touch too!

Lea L. said...

Your card is so cute! I love that beachy image!! Thanks for the chance to win!

♥Lea

Terri said...

Great card (and stamp set!) :)

laurlynn said...

Great card - I'd never guess those were the same colors from the throwdown!

Winter said...

So cute! I love that image! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

What a precious image and sentiment. It screams summer! xxD

Colleen said...

Wow! Seriously lovin' this card! Gorgeous! Amazing inspiration from all you ladies and it's fun that the cards are so different!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card just captures the heart of summer! Love those grungy corners. So beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just got back from the beach - what a fun reminder!!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

First off, your blog header made me giggle! Love the picture!

Your card is gorgeous and so summery!

lynn said...

very sweet card!

Anne said...

Love the grunge and vintage look! The stamp is so cute too.

Theresa said...

What great prizes!! Love your beachy card...and the use of the colors. Cute blog. Will be back.

Anonymous said...

I agree this set is awesome! Great job on designing! - mary R.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Beautiful card, I love that image! It's so very summer!

Sounds like you're still a big part of what they do so congrats to you on #100 as well!

Tammy Hershberger said...

You already know how much I LOVE this card, but I'll tell you again.... it's FABULOUS! I LOVE how you grunged it up... it's perfect and that stamp set is so adorable! I am SO glad you joined in today!!!

Luanne said...

What a sweet card! I really like the beach scene, and the papers look just like sand and sky! BTW - if those 3 boys are yours at the top - WAY too adorable TOO!!

leenda said...

Your card is so handsome! Love it, love it! And, I'm not just saying that to win a prize!!

Joan Ervin said...

What an absolutely precious stamp set and you have showcased that adorable image beautifully!!!!

Piali said...

Lovely card!! Great beach image..love it.

Chriss Blagrave said...

What a perfect sentiment for this very special card!

Karen said...

Great card, the distress ink looks great with your image. I'm so excited about the 100th color throwdown! Thanks for your inspiration!

Sally Watkins said...

What a sweet image! Great job on the throw down!

Broni said...

Kisa, I'm SO GLAD you used YOUR stamp set! (It's my favorite, ya know!) And your card is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I LOVE your choice of papers!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Did the girls give you a hard time for calling them old? Lovely card, fun prizes- great fun!

Chris said...

I like your card and the fact that the stamp is yours is way cooooool.
congrats on being #100.

Torrey said...

Kisa--ohmigosh, those little girls remind me SO MUCH of my little sister and me. (big smile) What a cute card. It's truly precious.

Nina said...

Beautiful card with a beautiful stamp. Love the distressed look!

lynn said...

Very nice stamp design you have created.

lynn

Carisa said...

ooh fabulously vintage cute card!

Jennie said...

Lovely card and what a precious image...

Naomi said...

I love the retro feel to your card--simply beautiful!

Deb said...

Hello, friend! :) Your beautiful image looks so gorgeous with these colors!

jan said...

Great card, love anything beachy!!

Laurie Marmon said...

A fun little scene card. Thanks for sharing!

ccubedx2 said...

What an adorable beach scene! Its awesome that you designed the set, and created such awesome work with it! To be an artist..ahhh sigh...I can create, but not draw! LOL! Happy 100 colorthrowdown! <3 Thanks for the chance to win!

Lori said...

Your card is amazing! Very beach-y!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the soft way you used the colors...very sweet card :)

Lisa said...

Great card! Very vintage yet fun also!

emarci said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

DeniseB said...

Congrats on CT 100! Thanks for a chance at so many fabulous prizes!
Your card is great.... love the sweet stamp you used!
DeniseB

LeAnne said...

Kisa, I am SO glad you are playing with us today....this image is just the cutest! I did not realize it was YOUR creation!! Awesome!

Stampin' Pam said...

Just as precious as can be - I grew up at the beach so this images speaks loud and clear to my soul. *sigh* I can still "hear" the waves in my mind and smell the salt air. Good luck with the #100 challenge week! NOW - crossing my fingers and wishing very hard that I am a lucky winner this week :-)

Cassie said...

Your card is just stunning, Kisa! How cool that you designed that set ;D

Sheila D said...

Oh, how sweet is this! Great card and fun, fun layout! Terrific coloring also. I'm so excited about the 100th color throwdown! Thanks for your inspiration!

Stacey Schafer said...

beautiful card!

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful card! I love your image and distressing! The buttons are a perfect touch!

Sandy S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the image!

Denise said...

What a gorgeous image you designed! So captures the essence of the beach! The challenge colors were perfect for your beach card.

Alaine said...

The card is adorable. Love the image! Thanks for a chance to win.

Lynne said...

Great center stamp! Nice to be at the beach.

BarbaraW said...

The image is wonderful and is so cool in the frame. Love the background papers with the button embellishments. What a fun way to celebrate CTD100.

Linda said...

Love your card.Wonderful image!

SmilynStef said...

What a cute little image.

Jodi said...

Love the entire feel of this inspiring card. Thanks for sharing.

Connie M. said...

Your card is just so fun, Kisa! Love the bunch of buttons!!

mom2tayandbay said...

I love this card and especially the sentiment! But I couldn't find it at OCL.

Dawn Mercedes said...

what a great card to bring back great summer memories!

Harriet Skelly said...

That image is so beautiful! What an awesome card! These are great prizes that you are giving away!

Roxie said...

A very cute beach scene and I do like your use of colors and the aged look.

cindy said...

Fabulous card. Love the inked edges and stamped image. TY for the chance to win a prize.

LBCrafts said...

#1. love the website banner. #2. great job on your card for the color throwndown ... and everything else I'm managed to peek at! :)

JaniceAileen said...

Ooh, I really like your inking! Nice!

Allison Cope said...

A beautiful card Kisa! Thanks for sharing!

Shirley N said...

Your design is beautiful, a very lovely card! Congrats on reaching 100 and thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

giddusadik said...

It's simply stunning!
Hugs,
Nana

Lynne in NI said...

What a sweet card Kisa! I love your beach image and the paper distressing looks fab, I'm definately gonna try that!

Sandie said...

Beautiful card - I especially love the little tag at the bottom of the card.

Well done.

Luv Sandie (Austalia)

Betty Benton said...

A day at the beach -- these young ladies are going to have fun! Love the addition of the buttons!

Jackie said...

Cute Card, I love how you used the buttons.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful image you've created! And the finished card is wonderful, Ruth :)

Lillian Child said...

I'm like a kid in a candy shoppe this morning. I just stumbled onto this website and now here I am discovering SO MUCH fabulous new talent AND so many new papercraft vendors I have never heard of before, and I've been papercrafting for over four years. This is so awesome. And your beach card would make such a lovely card for a good friend or sister! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Now I'm going to go and look through your archives. And I've signed up to follow your blog as well.

Barbara said...

We "let" you join in!!! LOL, funny girl!! It's great to have you play along this week--I think you should make a habit of it ;-) Fabulous card!! Love the image and all your design details!

Margaret de Witt said...

This is such a great summer card.

Laura Pryor said...

Kisa, I think this card is FAB!!!! Your coloring is great and I love the splash of buttons.

1CardCreator said...

Cute card, I love the frame! Congratulations on your 100th challenge, looking forward to at least 100 more! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Tina said...

Love the image! Beautiful card!

Pattie said...

great card - congrats on 100!
thanks for a chance to win.

amyschmamy said...

So sweet and summery!

Diane said...

Great design...love the vintage look of it.......I had to laugh when I saw your blog banner...its great!!

Tammylee said...

Love the use of the color with the buttons!

asks614 said...

too cute!!

Tameko said...

I like the vintage feel of your card. Sweet sentiment.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have conjured up a cool ocean breeze with this lovely card. Happy 100!

Angela Fehr said...

Ca-ute! Love the way that you clustered the color throwdown in the buttons in the bottom corner!

Jan Castle said...

Great card! Reminds me of the old Suntan Lotion commercials..LOL
Jan Castle

Germana said...

beautiful card, i like the vintage look! Hugs from Italy

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful vintage image you designed and great coloring...very beach-y.

Margie said...

This is beautiful! I love the way the polka dots go with the buttons!

Lucy Newton said...

Kisa i love your vintagey style!

JessicaK said...

What a lovely vintage feel.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Kisa thanks for visiting my blog..

Happy 100 challenge... your card is so sweet.. cute and simple ...love it..

Ivette

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Charlotte Odom said...

Love the card!

Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the image :)
Hugs from Maya

Paula said...

I was astonished by how you'd made the frame for the image panel - it looks so much more complicated. Your interpretation of the colours is stunning with the contrasts accenting each other so well. This was a real education to look at & dwell on. Thanks for all your hard work.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

ML Design Works said...

This is a beautiful card! The stamp set you designed is lovely! Lisa :-)

Jessica T said...

This is a lovely card, sweet image and great sentiment too. Thanks for the chance to win some fab prizes xx oh and I love the photo on your blog header :) made me smile!

Susan said...

Beautiful card!! I love all of those buttons on there!!

Donna said...

Fantastic...love the image, love the buttons!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

I really love this card! Hugs, Val

FibreJunky said...

I can't imagine what it must be like to work with a stamp set you've designed yourself. That is so cool!!

Marge said...

Your card is just precious!!!

Tonia said...

Great beach stamp! Love it and congrats!s

Anonymous said...

Very cute card

Jackie Meyers

Tanya said...

Love this! Sweet image, love the vintage look.

Mary Ski said...

Very cute. I like to play around with Glimmer Mist too. Haven't done that in awhile....

Kim Ross said...

Woohoo! 100 Color Throwdown challenges! How cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win such great stamping goodies! :)

Nicky Hsu said...

What a stunning shabby card. It's really cool to using a stamp design by yourself. I hope someday I can feel the COOL.

Martine said...

Love the vintage image with those bright colors! Good job!

Shirl said...

I'm loving the grungy vintage feel of this card! What you need to the frame is soo cool! :)

Happy 100th CT Celebration and have a great weekend!

Smita said...

Lovely card.

Smita

mommyabbytommy said...

That card is so sweet! It reminds me of me and my sister at the beach when we were younger. :)

~Erica~ said...

I love those buttons! They are so fabulous!

Irit Shalom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK!! HAPPAY 100TH!!

Kay said...

Fabulous card- I love the vintage feel of this!

Tracey Parrott said...

I wish I could see the glimmer of your card! I love the grunge look too!

Selma said...

What a cute beach scene. Your card is so cute.

JenMarie said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!
(Please don't enter me in the drawings, thanks!)

Margie said...

Just beautiful! Love the embellies!

Karin said...

Fab summer card!

~Gery~ said...

Love the vintage spirit of your card! You've done a great job with it! :)

Smiles,
Gery

Shaz Wall said...

Love the vintage image!
Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

Cheryl said...

I love the subtle distressing on your card. Just beautiful!

GiGi said...

Great vintage look! So great!

GDP2001 said...

Your attempt at using those cards weas great! Also great picture of the kids on the blog banner.

Penny said...

Love the image and the coloring, thanks for the chance to win!

Elle said...

Makes me want to hop into the card and play on the beach with them! Elle Kasban

marilyn said...

LOVE the image on that card--fabulous card!

Emily said...

So sweet! I just love the buttons :)

mltluv2scrap said...

This card makes me excited to visit the beach next month! CTD100!

Michelle

smahrty said...

I agree with everyone else! Super awesome card! Thanks for sharing in the throwdown this week.

Peggy said...

Sweet card. I love going to the beach.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute-love the stamp set-it's precious.

{jennie} said...

Great card. Love the button cluster in the corner.

Adela said...

Such a sweet image. Love the vintage look!

Sew-Ink said...

Very sweet! I love what you did with the sentiment and buttons!

Sandee said...

Kisa your card is precious! and your kids are too!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Diane said...

Love the gorgeous card- especially the buttons. Your kids are so precious. You have a great prize package- so exciting!!

dpkennedy said...

I just love the vintage look of your card! The distressing and buttons are gorgeous!

Wendy said...

Great job on your card!! I love that image. The best thing that i have gotten from this blog hop is all the exposure that I have gotten to new (to me) stamp companies!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Ryann Salamon said...

Lovely card! Congrats on making it to 100!

Tami said...

I absolutely ADORE this stamp set!!

craft_princess said...

Very sweet!

Luana said...

Nice.

Stacy said...

Wonderful card - love the beach scene. BTW - love the photo at the top of your blog!

Andreja said...

Congrats for # 100! Your card is very beautifull and the colour it is great. Greetings from Slovenija, Andreja

TAS said...

Happy 100th CT! Love the Treasured Friends images you designed! Wonderful card!

Mary J said...

OMG, sooooo pretty, love the use of those colours!

Lynne said...

Lovely image that you designed. Takes me back to my childhood!
Lynne xxx

Melissa said...

Awesome job!! Love the black distressing on the edges!

Crafty Cat said...

Great card. xxx Carol

Gwen said...

Adorable!

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