Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Kickoff - Raspberry Suite Color Challenge

I've been seeing so many contests and such lately that ask for a blog that I thought I'd just go ahead and jump in with both feet. There are so many talented people out there that if you stumble across this site, just know I'm a simple engineer, trying to escape the high stress world of aviation flight electronics by hiding out in my basement and making stuff out of paper. I've got a list of those that inspire me over on the right ... I'm sure I'll add to it as time goes on. But just know that these ladies ROCK!

So for my first blog project I wanted to do a card for Dawn McVey's first Raspberry Suite Color Challenge:

Dawn is one of those gals on My Fave list. My take on Dawn's colors are Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron (SU!) Raspberry Fizz (PTI) and white. I'm digging the raspberry and chocolate, but those other colors take me right out of my comfort zone. But you don't grow if you don't try ... so here goes

The card base is a 6x6 piece of textured Tangerine Tango CS. I used the Quilter's Sampler stamp set from Papertrey Ink (PTI) and colored in the quilt squares with my markers. The raspberry fizz saddle stitched ribbon and button are also from PTI. There is also a "for you" rubon in the lower right corner, hidden a little by the stand.

Its going to be a mothers day card so on the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Quilter's Sampler along with a strip of quilt squares.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.


  1. This is such a fun card and I love the slinkie is it that you have it sitting in. GREAT job!!!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  2. I really like how you did the quilt blocks across the top!

  3. What a fabulous card for your blog kickoff! I love it! I have this set and you've inspired me to get it out and use it! :) (found your blog via Dawn's color challenge.) Smiles, Pam :)

  4. great job!!! fun to get out of your comfort zone huh!!! ;)