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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:

Sylvia said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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

Vicki Parson said...

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!

Kara said...

love the colors and that cute border!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

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

lisa808 said...

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

Bonnie said...

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!

Tammy Hershberger said...

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!

Vickie Z said...

Love that pail and your sparkly sand!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful colouring and another great shot!

scrappingnana said...

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

dpkennedy said...

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!

Christina said...

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

Barbara said...

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!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

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

Bev Gerard said...

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

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

~Bev
TexasGrammy

Lori said...

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

Lori said...

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