Monday, May 24, 2010

A Week of Orange!

Good Morning!  Happy Monday to you.  It's the beginning of a new week and a long holiday weekend.  I, for one, am looking very forward to it!!  I am off this weekend to visit a cousin I haven't seen in 15 years and I can't wait to be able to give him a great big hug!!

So I thought I would do something kinda fun this week.  After spending some time on the phone with a very good friend of mine that I haven't talked to in weeks, this idea came to me.  This very dear friend of mine loves the color orange, a color I am very afraid of in my papercrafting endeavors.  So to push me out of my box, I am celebrating orange this week.  Here's the card I made to kick it off...

I started with the inspiration from this week's Crafts 4 Eternity challenge.  The recipe is the sketch, gingham and add some food.  So I set off to work on finding gingham.  I snagged this digi-paper kit from MyGrafico and that turned out to be the easy part.  The hard part was finding an image in my stuff that had food.  Well, what I had really doesn't go with orange, except for the Kiki La Rue image that I have that is holding an ice cream cone - but one of the C4E DT members used that image, so I needed to be original.  OK... do I totally sound like I'm justifying that I bought a new image from All That Scraps?  Good, 'cause I am!  I bought the newest Kiki La Rue Cupcake and isn't she sweet?!

I have decided that I want lime green tights!  I'd probably never find them in my size, but they are the cutest!!  I also used some old stuff, too.  I found these loopy brads in my stash - totally forgot I had them and they worked out perfectly!

Card Stock:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Green Galore, Black, Gable Green
Paper:  JD Digi Designs Cute Animal Backgrounds & Borders
Copics:  E00, E02, E53, Y17, YG00, YG03, YR16, YR20, YR23, YR68
Tools:  Cuttlebug, Candy Stripes Embossing Folder
Embellishments:  Loopy Brads (Making Memories), Ribbon (Offray)

I hope you liked my card and that you'll join me all week for my ORANGE celebration!

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Sandy said...

Oh, she's so cute I justified purchasing a few weeks back too when I needed something for a cupcake theme!

LOL...lime are funny! I don't think they come in my size in any fun colors. I guess we have to settle for flip flops! Now those come in all colors!

Jackie Randolph said...

Adorable card Melissa! What a great way to honor a fabulous friendship with a week of Orange! Have a great time this weekend, I know how much your looking forward to it.

pinky said...

Now theres a line I haven't used before, great justification for a lovely new image. This card is just gorgeous, those loopy brads are great and she is coloured beautifully in her orange and lime.
Thanks for playing along this week Melissa at C4E. Hugs

Anonymous said...

Hey Mel....What an adorable card....LOVE the orange!!!! I also wanted to THANK YOU for your AWESOME comment on my blog....You've made me smile for sure!!!!!! Hope you have a very blessed day!!!

Faye said...

What an adorable card, it's lovely. Thanks for playing at C4E. x

Angela said...

Adorable! Your coloring is fabulous!

having a {me} day said...

Oh she is so adorable! Love the bright zingy colours you've used. What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at c4e this week. kx

Adrina said...

Your card is very sweet.
Thanks for joining C4E.
Adrina XX

michele said...

Gorgeous card Melissa! Love the colour combo! perfectly good excuse to buy new stamps! I bought one to use for the challenge and din't use it!! lol! thanks for joining us at c4e this week hugs xx

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