Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #28

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving!  It's my (Michelle-abzzymom) turn to host a challenge.

What I love about the holidays are all the wonderful colors of the season. The beautiful reds, greens, golds and silvers are so pleasing to the eye.  As much as I appreciate the traditional colors of Christmas, I also like to incorporate non-traditional colors when creating my cards or decorating my house. I like the unexpected element of using purples, pinks, and teals. My brain starts to tingle when I see an unusual color amongst the usual holiday colors.

My challenge to you is to create a holiday card or project using non-traditional colors.  That doesn't mean you can't use red, green, gold or silver.  You just have to incorporate a surprise color in your creation.

For my card, I used Simply Chartreuse, Fine Linen, and Plum Pudding. The focal point is from Dawn's cute On Ice stamp set.

 I can't wait to see what you make. I would really love to see someone make a Christmas card that has a bit of Orange Zest in it.  That's a color I'm still having a hard time using for my holiday cards. Have fun!

(Edited to add:  This will be our last challenge for the year so we hope you play along. Our challenges will resume in January.  In the meantime, you can still visit our personal blogs for more amazing projects and inspiration. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #27

Hello and Happy Holidays!
It's Amy here and I am very happy to be hosting this week's challenge!!
Is everyone starting to become busy during this holiday season?  I know it's only going to
get busier as Thanksgiving and Christmas get closer. 
So when it came to my challenge theme this week, I thought it would be fun
to "revisit" a couple of sets that make it easy to add just the right touch!
What sets you may ask?  I know I haven't used these sets as I had hoped, so I thought why
not focus on these for my challenge!

"The Button Bits Challenge"
My challenge is to create a card using these sets......any colors, any theme, anything goes.
Here are these sets in case you have forgotten!

Blooming Button Bits

I chose to use Baby Button Bits along with Jen's great sketch challenge from last time!
(I was getting behind and this was my way to catch up)

Now, I want you all to go and break out those Button Bits sets and link up your cards!
Happy crafting!