Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Color Throwdown 124


Happy Wednesday! Broni is our hostess today and she has chosen a beautiful color combo for us to play with:


This is a bit of a long post, but you’ll want to read it! This week’s challenge is a special one. You may have heard about Katie Renz….you can read her story here. This week the CTD gals have decided to dedicate our posts to her……if you choose to play, we’re asking that you make a card for Katie and send it to her. You can get her address by contacting Tammy at colorthrowdown[at]gmail[dot]com. So let’s rally around a fellow stamper and show her some love!! But there’s something in it for you, our players, too! Stay tuned for more, later in the post. Edited to add: I got permission to put Katie's address here on my blog, so here it is:

Katie Renz, PO Box 5913, Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

So here’s my card….really simple design, a little different style and some fun colors:


The Early Espresso panel is actually the bottom of the top portion of the card….the Soft Sky panel extends below it. I wasn’t in the mood to do frilly, vintage or coloring…so I chose a cute birdcage from the Unity set Fall For You and stamped it over a little Melon Mambo diecut bird from SU’s Merry Details Sizzlet. I added some Melon Mambo and Early Espresso accents as well as a sentiment from the SU Hostess set, Occasional Quotes. Easy peasy!

Now remember, I said there’d be something in this for you if you choose to participate! I will be giving away a Stampin’Up! stamp set called Birthday Bakery to one lucky participant!


We’ll do a random drawing from all the participants and you could be the winner! And you’ll see on the CTD blog, there’s a contest there as well! And all the CTD designers have things you can win as well! CHECK THEM OUT!! Winners will be chosen on Tuesday, January 18. And we hope you will play along…can you imagine the look on Katie’s mailman’s face when he delivers all those cards?! PRICELESS! You can check out all the others’ designs here:

Thanks for your participation!

  • Stamps: Occasional Quotes, Fall for You, Unity
  • Paper: Confetti White, Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo Patterns DP
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Soft Sky
  • Acc: Perfect Polka Dots EF, Lots of Tags Diecut, Merry Details Sizzlet, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Neutrals Button, Bling


  1. Great idea! Love the card I am going to try and play.

  2. Love your clean, simple design! Another great birdcage image...this must be this year's trendy image as I'm seeing it a lot. Thanks to the CTD DT for this special challenge this week...Katie will surely be blessed by everyone's cards!

  3. Cute! Love that bird cage set! Great job, LeAnne!

  4. How fun! Love the ribbon tab you added on this!

  5. I love this, LeAnne! That birdcage is adorable!

  6. This is very sweet! I love the pink bird in the elegant bird cage!

  7. I love your card design, LeAnne, and the fact that we both chose to use a white card base! Makes for such a clean and crisp look!

  8. What a great card! Love that Stampin' Up set! :)

  9. LeAnne, your card is so pretty! Love the bird in the whimsical cage, and your layout is perfect! How adorable is the stamp set you're giving away! SO CUTE!!!

  10. CUTE design, LeAnne! LOVE the ribbon tab!

  11. very cute card!
    I like the bird cage


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