Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's been too long!

Hello everyone! I'm still here...I hate it when life gets in the way of blogging! This time of year is always busy, but this year seems especially hectic! Between school and extra activities, we just don't hold still very long. I'm sure most of you can relate! Fortunately, we have avoided the flu bug so far {knock on wood}, but friends and family have not been so lucky. I'm hoping for a quick recovery for all of them and anyone else who has been plagued with this nasty bug!
I got some new stamps and have been dying to break them out and finally got a chance to participate in Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #18. I love her color challenges! She has such an eye for color and always has some amazing combo's...plus she uses Papertrey Ink colors which is just an added bonus!! There are a few other color combo challenge sites out there, but most reference Stampin' Up colors {which I don't have} so it makes it harder to match up colors.




I also used The Pink Elephant Challenge #37 for this card. It was a sketch challenge this week.
If you haven't checked out this challenge site...you should! One of the girls, Robin, is offering some FREE Halloween digi stamps available to download and they are super, super cute!! Go check it out....the info is in the link above.

I love these colors for Christmas...and since I'm up to my eyeballs in all things Halloween right now, it's a nice change!!



Thank for stopping by!
Melanie

Supplies {all Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise indicated}:
Cardstock: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Rasberry Fizz, Vintage Cream
Ink: New Leaf, Dark Chocolate
Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio, Signature Christmas, Text Style
Other: EK Success edge punch, Queen and Co. gems, sewing machine

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card! I love all the bling you've added to the tree, love that Tree Trimming Trio set!

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  2. Great card and I love the bling you added to the tree!!

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  3. Very pretty card. I can't wait for the stamp set to arrive!

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  4. Glad to have you back in blogland. You've created such a great card with Lori's sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at TPE.

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  5. Great card! I especially love the text styles on the left!

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  6. wow. Superb! I love your tree.

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  7. You did a fantastic job using Lori’s sketch - she will love what you have done. It’s just so effective - love that tree.


    Ann xxx
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

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  8. Gorgeous card Melanie - yummy colours! Jo x

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  9. REALLY REALLY pretty! Love the bling with that tree!

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  10. Gorgeous card!! Love the bling and stitching! :)

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  11. This is a fantastic card!!! I absolutely love it :) Great job. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. simply Gorgeous!!! I am so happy you joined us this week at TPE!!!

    Hugs ~ LORi

    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

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  13. So cute! I love that stamp set! :)

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  14. Very pretty card!! Great take on this weeks sketch!! Thanks for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

    Sheri

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  15. Super card! Congratulations on making the spotlight.

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  16. This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen using this stamp! Just terrific.

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  17. love all the texture on this card!! So wonderful and so deserving of the spotlight...congrats!!

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