Crazy for color....

January 17, 2010

....challenges it seems!  I have three cards to share with you today, and they are all based on some fabulous color challenges going on right now.  So, let's dive right in!

First up is my card for the latest Moxie Fab challenge, which happens to be a color one.  The colors in the challenge include purple, tangerine, dark red, and white.  I am actually not sure if it was supposed to be white or gray...but I went with white because that is what the sample cards looked like to me.  Tee hee!  I think I'm close enough.  It is also based on the current contest at BBTB2, to make a valentine's project using your Cricut and the color purple.  And this is one of the newest stamp releases by Gina K Designs, and illustrated by none other than my favorite sketch maker, Tami Mayberry!  I love this little heart set, and there will be much more to come this week!  So, keep your eyes peeled!
"Happy Heart Day" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics & Doodlebug Designs (glittered)
Stamps: Gina K Designs (Happy Hearts set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: violet, mango tango, scarlet)
Stickers: Basic Grey
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Zva Creative (flourishes)
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embossing Folder: Love Languages by Provo Craft
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Kello Kitty Greetings by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold purple cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Emboss a white cardstock block using a Cuttlebug and Love Languages embossing folder.  Round the bottom corners and adhere to the front of the card.  Cut the rainbow and its layers from black, white, and glittered cardstock at 3 1/2" using a Cricut Expression and Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  Layer the cuts together on the front of the card.  Stamp three hearts to white cardstock using pigment ink, and cut out.  Adhere to the right side of the rainbow using dimensional adhesive.  Add the jewel flourish between the hearts. Add the letter stickers to the left side of the cloud, and finish off with the stamped words.  Punch tiny hearts from red and orange glittered cardstock and adhere in a scattered affect across the rainbow, and the sentiment.  Accent the left end of the rainbow with three matching jewels.

This next card is the current color challenge from Embellish  The colors in this challenge are purple, brown, and kraft.....and you also had to use stripes.  I don't have any purple paper with stripes, so I decided to make my own!  And I kind-of like that I didn't use patterned paper on this works here.  I am normally not a fan of purple, but I think I have found that I like it when I use multiple shades, including some lighter purple.

"Love Forever" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics & Wausau (shimmery)
Chipboard: Making Memories
Stamp: Basic Grey
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: violet)
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Jewel: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success
Border Punch: Stampin Up
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridge: Designer's Calendar by Provo Craft

Instructions: Fold kraft cardstock in half to make card base and round the bottom corners.  Punch a scalloped border to a strip of brown cardstock and adhere to the bottom.  Cut three strips of purple cardstock, each one slightly thicker and darker than the first, and adhere to the front.  Stamp the word "forever" right above the last strip of purple cardstock using violet ink.  Accent around it with brown colored pearls.  Cut the rings from purple shimmer cardstock at 1 1/2" using a Cricut Expression and Designer's Calendar cartridge.  Adhere to the left side of the card and accent with a jewel.  Attach the chipboard letters to the front to finish the sentiment. 

And this last card is based on the current sketch at Clean & Simple, FTL74, and on the latest SPCC color challenge.  The colors on this one are saffron, vanilla, and orange.  This card is actually a money holder, but I could figure out a good way to photograph the inside of it.  I got frustrated and decided to quit for the day.  I can't fold the top half over because of the ribbon, and it just falls back down.  So, if you have any thoughts...let me know.  If I do end up getting it photographed....I will add it to the post.  The inside sentiment says "Just because".
  "Just For You" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Sassafras, October Afternoon & Scenic Route
Paper Frill/Jewels/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Basic Grey
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: mango tango & Chalk: tangerine, peach pastel)
Stickers: Making Memories
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Twine: Darice Inc.
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions: Fold cardstock in thirds to make the money holder, and round the right hand corners of the top side.  Round the corners and ink the edges of a block of flower paper, and adhere to the front.  Tie ribbon around the left side, and attach a button to the bow with twine.  Stamp the images to a block of grid paper and add a strip of scalloped paper frill to the right side.  Add the sentiment with letter stickers, and accent the stamped images with jewels.  Adhere to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive.  Inside: (not shown) Punch a scalloped border to the inside flap, and then stamp the images to the right side.  Add a strip of dotted paper to the front, and adhere the sentiment to it.  Accent the stamped images with jewels. Fill with money. :)  Tee hee!

I hope you like my cards today!  So, in life stuff. ♥  I finally took down my Christmas decorations today. {blush}  I do have winter themed decorations, so it isn't too big of a deal leaving them up this long.  We didn't have a chance to do it before going out of town last week, and Josh finally had some time to bring up the boxes and containers that I needed.  It is pretty amazing how quickly they come down.  It took me an entire week to decorate the house....and just a couple hours to take it all down.  Craziness. 

And now I can start decorating for Valentine's day!  I have a few cute ideas for decorating, and I can't wait to get started on them!  I don't go crazy decorating for these smaller holidays....but I do like the house to look festive as much as possible.  Plus....its fun!  I will share photos when I get things done.

Hmmm....I don't think I have any photos to share with you today.  Oh, wait.  I didn't post this cute one of me and my little bro at my birthday dinner!
He thinks he looks like a goober because his eye squints.  I think its cute, and adds to the sweetness of his smile.  Whatever....differing opinions.  And isn't fair for one person to look practically perfect, and he pretty much does.  So- God gave him the eye thing to bring him slightly closer to the rest of our levels.  Tee hee- now I am going to give him a big ego.  God's thought process could have gone something like this when He made Casey:  "Alright.  Awesome eyes...check.  Fabulous smile and straight it.  Good skin....yep.  Thin, muscly build with athletic star potential....absolutely.  Musicality....mmm hmm.  Caring and nice.....most of the time.  Hmmm....this might be too much.  Let's make his eye squint when he smiles."  Tee hee...okay.  I am totally rambling about my brother's squinty eye....let's move on.

So, Josh and I watch this show all the time on the travel channel.  Do you ever watch it?
We LOVE this show!!  Adam Richman is a hoot!  And the man can pack away some food!  I am always amazed at how many of the challenges he does end up winning.  Well, we found out the other day that season 2 is on streaming we are pretty much all caught up.  I think we only have a couple unwatched episodes.  Love it.

And I am going to leave you with this video, because we all laughed our butts of the other night watching it on AI.
My dad had it stuck in his head forever....he even texted it to all of us the next day.  Hmmm...I forgot to ask if he found a way to add it into his sermon on Sunday.  I'll have to find out.  Tee hee!  Have a wonderful start of your week tomorrow!

Until later,


  1. Oh I just love every single one of these cards. Loving all that bling and sparkle too! :) Happy belated birthday!

  2. You have done a fabulous job. All these cards are great. If you are interested in challenge blogs come check out

  3. Yummie!! These both cards are simply fabulous. I really love how you used the colour schemes.

  4. Absolutely positively yummy colors!!!! Love, love, love your cards my friend!! thanks for the smile today!!!

  5. Love your cards. And I also love that show. My husband is the one that usually watches it, but I always get sucked in. I don't know how he eats all of that stuff!

  6. lea lawson!!!
    first let me say how AWESOME these cards are!!
    you did a fabulous job with all of them, but i especially love the tall yellow one ~ so, so pretty. wowza.
    secondly, i want you to know how much i LOVE reading your comments on my own bitty blog. you are most kind. :)
    and thirdly, do you REALLY file your cards by posting date, as soon as you upload them??!! that IS freaky!!
    hee hee. ;)

  7. All 3 of your cards are gorgeous! I love how they turned out! Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

    Allison - SP Diva

  8. I love the patterned paper on your FTL card.

  9. Lea,
    All your cards are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at SPCC!
    Robbyn - SP Diva

  10. Fabulous cards, thanks for joining us at SPCC.

  11. Hi Lea,

    Your cards are all awesome. The colours are right on and love the sparkle and shine. The tall orange/yellow one is especially pretty and I love those polka dots!

  12. Great cards! Love them all.

    Emily-SP Diva

  13. Lea, all of these cards are FAB!! Of course you're going to knock those color challenges out of the park!! You always amaze me with your knack of combining colors!!!

    You and your little brother are so cute together! Who cares about the eye squint! He's so adorable!!! LOL!! Okay, "pants on da ground" song...!! I love the little man that was singing it. 62 YEARS OLD and totally the cutest thing!! We will definitely be seeing more of him!!! At least I hope so!! ♥♥ Kay

  14. thank you for the visit!! your cards are so cute!!! ♥



  15. Gorgeous cards! Loving all the bling!

    Melisa-SP Diva

  16. They are all amazing! I should really look into chipboard letters and things. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Your cards are just gorgeous Lea. Hope you had a great birthday!

  18. Beautiful cards! Thank you for playing along at SPCC!

    -Kristin SP Diva

  19. More fun stuff and I love the new banner! That purple card is just plain yummy! Check out my blog post for today with cupcake goodness, I was thinking of you!

  20. Girlie, I just love your cards!! All of them all the time! These are amazing!

    (-: Heidi

  21. All three of your cards turned out fabulous - love the colors and the bling! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  22. "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground looking like a fool with your pants on the ground!" Oh yeah, you gotta love it! Couldn't find a way to fit this into a sermon this last weekend but I'm not giving up. lol

  23. Just so beautilicious. Great colours and card designs too.

  24. Love them all! Great layouts and the color harmony is fabulous.

  25. I love ALL the cards! They are soo beautifuL!

  26. Hey Lea! Thanks for entering the Jan/Feb 2010 Color Play Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

  27. Your cards are so great, Lea! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge! :)

  28. all I can say is WOW! these cards are all fantastic! I love the LO you used for the SPCC card- thanks for joining us this week and hope we'll see you again :D
    - Shauna {SP Diva}

  29. Love all your bling!!! Who doesn't love some sparkle when they open up a card?!

  30. LOVE your work! It's so inspiring :)

  31. Wow... I need to be coming here for inspiration!! Your cards are FABULOUS!! All 3 of them!! And your brother is a doll! I have noticed that my son has one of those squinty eyes... it is cute! :) I am staying up so I can come visit you! ha... I will have to come back later and dive deeper into your blog! Your creations are wonderful! I can't wait to see more!

  32. oh FANTASTIC are these...and can I just say to are soooo CUTE

  33. My oh my!! You HAVE been BUSY!!! What a whole lotta fabulous inspirational eye candy for us today...Thanks! Love your happy (at least they make me happy!) cards and fantastic style! :>

  34. Simply gorgeous! What fabulous cards, and I love your take on the FTL47 sketch!

    LOL @ the little story about your brother... :) The squint is hardly there!

  35. Beautiful cards, Lea! Thanks for playing along with us!

  36. Love your cards, especially the 1st and 3rd. Gorgeous paper on the 3rd, love those flowers.
    Yes, very funny that pants on the ground song! We watched it here on TV too. Me and my DH found him hillarious. I think they should have put him through. What's his next song...? Bra's in the air, hihi...

  37. Wow! Love the cards!! They are gorgeous!! Yes, we watch Adam. He was in Tucson (where I live) a few weeks ago. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

  38. Those cards with purple are just perfect for the BBTB2 contest. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.


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