Wednesday, November 30, 2011

earthy christmas

Hey guys! Thanks for dropping in. Ok, is it really the time of year when you get nothing done? I sure hope so because that's how I feel! The days are really starting to run together and I am beat most days by the time I get home. We don't even have the Christmas tree up yet! Maybe tomorrow....

Anywho, today I have my Color Throwdown card for this week and decided to try and make a simple card. What I didn't count on was the number of vanilla sheets I would go through trying to line up the tree with the Ah, are this week's colors brought to us by the fabulous Lynn!

And here is my card:

When I first saw the colors, I was worried I could not be able to work with them. Primary colors and I do not get along well. The colors always make me think of trains and little  I finally changed my thought pattern and went for light touches of the colors instead of a massive dose. That, I thought, I could live with...and I was right. I really like how the card turned out. I hope you like it!

Well, that's it for me today. Hope you're having a great week! Be sure and stop in and see what the other DT members made and then play along with us this week. You KNOW you have a Christmas card or two you could make. ;)

Lydia Fielder, November/December Guest Designer

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hey, good morning and happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. Today is my Friday at work, so I am stoked. We went to see Breaking Dawn again last night..yes, that makes the third time since last Thursday night..what's your point? LOL. I loved it though so, just like Harry Potter, we'll see it a billion times while it's in the theatres. We're

So,'s Wednesday which means it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge! This week's hostess is Lori and here are her fabulous colors:

Aren't those great? I really love Baja Breeze. It's such a really soft, but cool blue. So, I pulled out my Up, Up, and Away set from Papertrey and got to work. Here is what resulted:

Hope you like it. I had fun coloring in the balloons, though I must say that I would have preferred using Copics. I just cannot get my SU markers to color in well without leaving 'color lines' across the image...maybe I just don't know how to

Well, that's it for me. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow..or just a wonderful Thursday if it's not Thanksgiving where you are. :)

Be sure and stop in on the other Color Throwdown Design Team members to see what they've got to show you!

Lydia Fielder, November/December Guest Designer

Thursday, November 17, 2011

wedding wishes..

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! Well, it's Thursday and not just any's finally "Breaking Dawn" movie Thursday!!!!! Eeek!

We are so excited to go and see the movie tonight. We've got tickets for the midnight showing and also for another showing on Saturday sponsored by Twilight Lexicon. We're hoping that someone from the actual movie shows up this year as they have in years past. Woot! Today is also a special Thursday because it's time for another FYI Challenge! Here is this week's amazing photo:

It's kind of a "breaking dawn", no? LOL. Here is the card I made for this week:

Ok, so you had to know that I would make a wedding card, right?  I pulled the blue and rust from the photo. Those were the two colors that stood out to me most. I think they work well together,too! 

Well, that's it for me. Thanks for stopping by and check out the FYI blog for all of the DT samples and to play along with us! Have a great day! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

the beat of my heart

Hey ladies! Thanks for stopping in today! This week is MY week to host the challenge at Color Throwdown! Yay!! So, you just HAVE to play along. :)

Here are the colors I chose for this week:

Grey is one of my favorite colors and I love Riding Hood Red and So Saffron. I'm not a huge fan of red or yellow, but these tones really appeal to me for some reason. Do you like them?What's your favorite shade of red and/or yellow? I'm curious...

Anyway, I decided to make a lovey dovey card. Not sure why that was on my heart, but it was. So, here it is:

I really like the way it turned out. I used the Market Street music background and Papertrey Love Birds set together and I think it works well. I hope you like it. 

Well, that's all I have for today. Be sure and stop over at the Color Throwdown blog and play along, but first take a peek at what the other Design Team members created! Have a great week!

Lydia Fielder, November/December Guest Designer

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hey guys!! Thanks for stopping in! It's Wednesday, so that means its time for another Color Throwdown challenge. This week, our hostess is Joan and she has picked a bright and fun color combo for us:

Isn't it cool? So, when I first saw the combo I wasn't thinking Christmas. Then, as I was going through my stamps I came across the Papertrey set called Stylish Sentiments: Holiday.  I bought this set specifically for the sentiment I used. I just LOVE the movie Elf. We watch it all year long! When we first moved into our home, and before cable showed up, it was the only thing we had to watch every day. I mean the ONLY thing. I think we watched every day for at least 2 Love it! So, anyway, when I saw the sentiment I was immediately like "Yes!!". I just loved it when he said it and it makes me smile! Is that sentiment from something else? Does anyone know? 

Anyway, after that blah blah blah, here is my card:

I added the bells from the Bells & Boughs set and I was done. Super simple, fun card! I hope you like it! Be sure and check out what the other ladies on the Design Team have done and then play along with us!

Lydia Fielder, November/December Guest Designer

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

new beginning...

Hey there! Ok,so I know I said I'd start stamping more..hopefully soon! I miss it!!

Well, it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge. This week, our hostess is Danielle and she's bringing us a wonderfully soft and beautiful combo. I love the neutrals! Here is the combo:

I decided to go ahead and make a birthday card. You can always use another one of those, right?? Here is my card:

Be sure and head over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us...AND check out this month's Guest Designer, Lydia Fielder!! Be sure and check out what the other DT members have done:

Kerri Michaud - starting this week with us as a permanent DT member!!
Lydia Fielder, November/December Guest Designer


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