Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sweet Friend - Color Challenge (CCMC197)

I made this card this morning for this week's color challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary.  I'm very drawn to greens, purples & blues so I had to jump in with this color combo... Certainly Celery, Marina Mist and Concord Crush.

I've not done very much with the soon-to-be-retiring 2010-2012 In Colors so I was glad this one included one of the retirees in it... Concord Crush.  I have very little in that color which I think actually made it easier to incorporate it.  And... look at that it's the dominant color.  :)  It's a little hard to see in the photo but I tucked 2 tiny scalloped borders below the Concord Crush scallop to tie in the Certainly Celery & Marina Mist buttons. 

Sometimes I have the hardest time coming up with which phrase to put on the front of a card.  But then it hit me to give this card to a friend at work who innocently came into my office to fill me in on all the details of her fun vacation and our conversation morphed (as it always does) into all different topics.  And I wound up unloading details of a really difficult time I'm having with something in my life that has me very frightened and lost.  I wound up sobbing and she was there to listen, offer encouragement and just simply be my sweet friend.  So, the phrase on the front was easy to choose this time. 

Thanks, Connie & Mary, for another fun one!   And my Concord Crush thanks you, too.

Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Stamp sets: Four Frames, Fabulous Phrases;  
Cardstock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist;
Patterned Paper:  Concord Crush DSP Stack;  Inks: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist 
Punches: Decorative Label, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border;  
  Ribbon: White Baker's Twine;  Sizzix:  Tasteful Trim Die;  
Embellishments:  Subtles Designer Buttons;  
Other: Pop Dots (American Crafts), Glue Dots, Scotch ATG.

Thanks for stopping by!  



  1. Love all the scalloped layers....large & small! And perfect way to use the buttons! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. Oh Colleen, this is adorable! I love all those sweet buttons with their twine knots and the little scalloped layers tucked underneath. Just fabulous! Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

  3. I love this colour combination... I wouldn't have thought of the Marina Mist with the Concord Crush, but it really works! I also really like the row of buttons and the label with the sentiment adding just a bit more green. Is your blog public now?

    1. Thanks, Liz! Yep... this one is; the other one likely never will be but haven't updated that one in forever Maybe someday. :) Finally took the plunge with this one to post my crafty stuff.

  4. I LOVE the buttons along the top of the card. SUPER cute!! Thanks for playing along with CCMC this week!!

  5. You did an amazing job with the colors!! LOVE the row of buttons and the little scallops tucked in behind them!

  6. Love all the stripes and polka dots going on with the buttons as "icing" on the card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. I LOVE this!! The scallop border, the dsp, and most certainly the buttons - perfect!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. a truly FABULOUS card! Love all the patterns and the buttons and how you layered those scallops behind the buttons - what a fabulous touch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. What an adorable card! I love the clean simple layout and all of those scallops. Thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

  10. Clean, simple, sweet, darling. Love the row of buttons. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!


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