Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Color Throwdown Celebration!


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Happy Wednesday, peeps!  Today is a really, really special day!  The Color Throwdown is celebrating their 250th challenge!!  The uber-talented Tammy Hershberger contacted me five years ago and asked me if I wanted to participate in a new challenge she was starting….and as nervous as I was, I said yes!  I enjoyed working with the team and had fun “throwing down” their color combinations!!!  Although I am not on the team now, I still enjoy playing occasionally.  So let’s look at the palette they’ve chosen for us today:


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What a fun beachy combination!  I just snagged this cute little sand pail image from the Graphics Fairy, so I printed it out on watercolor paper, colored it in and paired it with some beach-themed images and sentiment:
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I added a sand castle punched border, sparkling with “sand”:

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and I filled my pail with some shells and starfish from Crab & Co:
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Of course, when there’s a celebration, there’s always prizes!  Be sure to check the Color Throwdown blog for all the details, rules and regs, and to see the humongous amount of goodies that they are giving away---like $400 worth!  Personally, I’ll be offering a brand-new wood-mount set called Raining Flowers:
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And finally, since today’s challenge had some flip flops, I thought I’d share this photo of Cassidy wearing a really “well-loved” pair of flip flops that Grammy keeps by the door (since Grammy prefers going barefoot most of the summer!):
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18 comments:

  1. Such a bright and cheery card, LeAnne, love the beachy theme! Cassidy looks all grown up in her flip flops! Happy Wednesday!

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  2. What a fun beach card LeAnne! love that sandcastle border!!

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  3. Oh wow those colors are awesome!! You've done a stunning job with it too!! Love the pail of smiling starfish!! :) Wow!! What a fun stamp set to win too!! I'll have to check out the challenge for sure!! TFS!

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  4. love the colors and that cute border!

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  5. Like!Like!Like this card! We have a black sea here!♥

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  6. The bright, summery colors are perfect for the pail and shells. I have that border punch too and love it.

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  7. What a wonderful summer card! Love those sand castles! Jack is always trying to wear my flip flops. I have a pair at the front and the back door. I hate shoes!

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  8. Your card is DARLING, LeAnne! LOVE that beachy punched border with the sparkle, and I'm SO HAPPY to have you join us again today! I MISS YOU!

    I can't BELIEVE how grownup Cassidy is! What a sweet little girl!

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  9. Love that pail and your sparkly sand!!

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  10. Beautiful colouring and another great shot!

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  11. Love your summery card and pretty colors. Great photo of Cassidy too.

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  12. Ack, LeAnne! This is so cute! I love the sand castle border with the glitter accent and that sweet bucket with smiling starfish! Super sweet!

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  13. How adorable! I love your use of the colors and the glittery sandcastles. Too cute!

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  14. I love your little beachy scene, LeAnne! That border is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along and helping us celebrate and for your fabulous prize donation!

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  15. So Cute! I just love the happy little star fish! lol

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  16. This is darling!! Love that sentiment accompanying the beach pail too.

    (I'm another prefers-to-be-barefoot Grammy here ... LOL)

    ~Bev
    TexasGrammy

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  17. OMGOSH, LeAnne!! This card is awesome! Love the bright colors and the glitter on the sand castle border :) PERFECT celebration card!

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  18. So bright and cheery! Love the sandcastle border with the little touch of glitter. Thanks for joining us for the CTD's anniversary celebration!

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