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Friday, April 2, 2010

Blogger's Challenge 145-Easter & Announcement

I finished this card just in the knick of time.  I've been so busy creating in the last week, trying to get a few things done before this holiday weekend and before I have to go out of town for a few days for work that I almost forgot my Blogger's Challenge card.  Our challenge this week is an Easter theme.

My card is an untraditional Easter card.  I wanted to combine a few challenges into this one, so I went with something fun versus an Easter Bunny or Lily or something alone those lines.

This card uses the Critter Sketch Challenge #7 which was a great layout to work with, one I'll definitely use again.  

I'm thrilled to be playing with Melanie and the girls this week and am looking forward to the next few weeks as Melanie asked a few months ago if I would be their Guest Designer for the month of April!!!!!!   Yes, ma'am, I would *love* to be a part of the wonderful design team!!!!  My first official challenge will be on Mon. with the rest of the girls.

Last week I didn't get to play in the Play Date Cafe Challenge, but this week I HAD to, I mean, blues????  My FAVORITE colors (and I'm even wearing blue). And bummer, I had intended to complete the Copics Creation Challenge (a first for me) but I didn't color my flowers with Copics (I did colors some of the petals with a B21) but I'll have to try that one again some other day.

This was really an easy card for me, it came together quickly and I really like how it turned out.  I love to use buttons and although I normally don't use that many on my card, it still looks cute.

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter, hope you enjoy some chocolate and get to spend some time with family & friends.  I have another fabulous announcement tomorrow, so hope you will swing by and check it out.  

Check out the Blogger's Challenge girls for their Easter creations this week here.

Card details:
Stamps:  Everyday Button Bits by Papertrey Ink and Sentiment from My Basket of Eggs by Pure Innocence for My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Fabriano Medioevalis for card base, Chatterbox patterned paper, Enchanted Evening
Inks: Enchanted Evening, B21 Copic
Accessories: Spring Rain & Enchanted Evening buttons from Papertrey Ink, Enchanted Evening Extra Fine Polka Dot Silk Ribbon, Not Quite Navy brad, Rustic Cream Twine

31 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful card, Kim. Love the design.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Kim! Love the addition of the buttons. Great way to combine challenges. Looking forward to you joining us at the Critter Challenge Blog - congrats! Thanks for playing at the PDCC, aren't those colors just wonderful! Happy Easter

Tina said...

kim this is fantastic...love the colors and what a great take on an Easter card. who says traditional is the best way to go.

happy easter

xo
tina

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful card Kim - love the colors you used!

Selene Kempton said...

This is stunning. The colors really pop. I love your matching buttons.

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty Kim. Blue is my favorite color too and you've used some lovely shades here. Love the use of the buttons. Great layout.

Congrats on the DT Guest spot. Have a wonderful Easter and safe traveling on Monday.

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Kim! I love all the shades of blue.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- Congrats on the Guest DT spot! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

Tami Black said...

I'm not a big button user either, but this rocks! These are perfect everywhere and I also love your sketch. Great use of the blues!

Claudia said...

OH what a soothing card, love it!

rozie640 said...

Love your card, I have a ton of buttons and never use them. I am going to take a lesson from you. That will be a challenge to myself. Love your blues too! Have fun on the design team!

Lisa said...

The buttons really finish off the project and give it interest. The blues are pretty!

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo cute! Love the button flowers..and the monotone is gorgeous! {SMILES}

BarbaraW said...

Very pretty card. Love how you used the buttons.

GCgirl said...

Love the blues and the button flowers!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Those button flowers are just too cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week at PDCC!

Lisa Bohler said...

LOVE love love those colors with an Easter theme!!! Must make something of my own with those! Lovely card and I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is SO pretty, Kim! LOVE those buttons!

MJ said...

Love the buttons! Great job, congratulations on getting the Guest designer spot! Happy Easter to you and your family

Kimberly Gajewski said...

So pretty Kim! Love the buttons and the blues! Happy Easter to you and yours! :D

Allison said...

Adorable button card (I love buttons)! Great ribbon treatment!

Barbara said...

Kim....this is just so sweet! The buttons are the perfect touch and love it in all blues. This card is definitely a winner!! Congrats on being asked to be a guest designer....woohoo! Way to go, Girl!

Ruby said...

Lovely card Kim! The buttons look so pretty. Great use of the colours for the challenge too. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week. Hope you join us next week too! :o)c

sheryl said...

Beautiful card! Love the buttons and the colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet card Kim! I am lovin' all the buttons! Thanks for playing along with the Play Date Cafe!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful creation, Kim! Love the button flowers! Thanks for playing with the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is a great Easter card--the colors fit perfectly with the image! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Oh yea baby, luv the card, buttons just top it off!

Sarah Anderson said...

A girl after my own heart - a love of buttons and the colour blue :) Thanks for playing along at the play date cafe :)

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is stinkin' adorable!! Love the big buttons and those colors are to die for!!

Patti Chesky said...

Beautiful tones in this card!!!!

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