Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kallixta's Card Challenge

This is my post that went missing.  I tried to get it to automatically upload when I was out of town, but there was a technical difficulty that resulted in me currently trying to remember what it was I had written.
Kallixta challenged me to use all of the sentiments from the Card Chatter - Birthday  D1475 stamp.  I remember being a bit snarky about it as Kallixta is family and deserved it at the time, but I must say, I encourage a challenge!!  

I had also challenged myself to remake the paper I had made in the "Stamping My Own Paper" post.  So instead of Sunset, Lagoon, Sky, Garden Green with a touch of Grey Wool, I tried: Smokey Plum, Goldenrod, Indian Corn Blue, Juniper with a touch of Outdoor Denim.  You will probably have to click on the photo to enlarge it to truly appreciate the color differences.  For those of you who like to play I Spy, can you spot the other difference*?

I used a new sentiment because of Kallixta's challenge!!

Inside of second card.

Odd photo of front, back, then inside of card.  Card kept popping open and needed to be weighed down, so this is what I came up with.  Didn't have any chewing gum.  ; )

I added this card for Kallixta's challenge as well.  It is different from the ones on "Bill's Birthday" post.  I love this font with the Dakota paper.  They were made for each other.  So, Kallixta, if you are counting (and I'm sure you are) that's 3 down and 4 to go!

*Answer to I Spy: I substituted Bitty Sparkles for the Bitty Pearls!


  1. I love the new card you made, especially since my favorite color is blue. I have to say it again--you are so creative and talented!

  2. The thing I've learned is blue is not just blue.

    I thought "Well I like the Outdoor Denim more than Indian Corn Blue" until I saw some of what Karen has been doing. The contrasting colors can make such a difference!

  3. I have even have the kids using Close to My Heart colors to describe things. The crock pot is Colonial White now. Will is making up colors though. The last one was "Maple Tree Green." What???