Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Prettie Beach-y Color Combo...

Hey Prettie Peeps!
Well, as I am typing this I am listening to Junebugs smacking against my window LOL...ewwwwww....but, that means one thing: SUMMER IS COMING! Hooray! Summer is definitely my favorite season, so even though I'll be making sure to steer clear of the backyard after dark for the next few weeks lol (I hate those suckers!), the warm weather is finally on the way!

A few weeks ago, when one of my stamping idols, the FABULOUS Jodi Collins issued us Pretties a color challenge, I was STUMPED! She challenged us to use Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, and Apricot Appeal on our cards. Yikes! I say that because one, this isn't your "everyday" color combo, and two, because, well, I didn't HAVE Pacific Point OR Apricot Appeal LOL!

My good friend (and convenient neighbor :) Darla came to my rescue. She comes over whenever we have free time to stamp and is also a SU Demo, so she had just what I needed for the challenge. I should also tell you that she LOOOOOVES penguins :) See where I am going here? Yup, this card is for her :) I used the "Thank you" sentiment from the new Giving Thanks Sophia, our June Stamp of the Month. This cute little Snowflake the Penguin image called "Surf's Up!" is an older Pretties stamp but I just love his cool and carefree attitude :)


Using my brand new EK Success beach punch (LOVE it!), I created the top border and had some awesome summer vacation paper from Imaginisce that happened to match this color combo-whew! Thankfully this all kind of came together and although it was a challenge, these colors do work well together...and hey, a challenge wouldn't BE a challenge if we didn't hem and haw a bit, right? So, thanks Jodi!...and Darla!

Be sure to check out how you can sign up for the Stamp of the Month club! You have until the 31st so there's still time! All the info you need is HERE.

Don't forget to hop on over to the rest of the Prettie Girls' blogs today to see their colorful takes on Jodi's challenge...you won't be sorry you did! My fellow Pretties are:
Last but not least, It's MY turn to issue a challenge to my fellow Pretties. In the spirit of Spring and the coming Summer...and well, since it's my FAVORITE thing (In fact, I can't believe I haven't done this already, LOL)....I challenge the Prettie Girls to create a card using a BUTTERFLY somwhere on the card. I'm goin' easy on y'all :) Can't wait to see what you guys create! Hope it's a fun one!
Thanks for stopping by today, everyone! I always love when you do!

15 comments:

StampOwl said...

ohhhhhhhh I love your punch Jessica ... cool card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh this is SUPER cute! Love the liquid applique on the waves. VERY cool effect!

Kim Nath said...

I love this card, especially the foamy waves. It doesn't hurt that it has a penguin on it either (too bad it wasn't black and gold though:).

kadie said...

I love it! This is WAY cool, dude. What a great use of Pacific Point too...I just don't see that used enough. Great stamp and LOVE the wave and sandcastle punch!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Super fun!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Hang ten, Dude! I love this image, Jess! Great card.....and I'm with you on the difficult colors!!

I also love your challenge....thanks for going easy on us! LOL!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers girl I love this.

Christi said...

Oh what a fun card!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is just adorable, Jessica! I LOVE that punched beach border!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OK...first of all, LOVE your challenge...it's awesome.
Second, YOU are one of MY idols you silly girl!!
Third, your card, just like everything else you make, is the BOMB-SCHNIZZ!
Fourth, MWAH!

Julie Masse said...

Super cute!! That punch is perfect and I just love that stamp! Soooo great!! :)

Darla said...

Jess - I absolutly LOVE how this turned out. It's especially cool since I sat across the table and watched your brilliant mind come up with it - even though you didn't know how you were going to make a card with that combo. Great job! And you know me and penguins...LOVE IT! The punch along top is so fun, and the paper helps tie it all together. You're da bomb!

Elena said...

Color challenge is always hard for me! But you did an incredible job! Very cute card, and colors work well together! Love the border punch too!

Shirley said...

How very very cute! and pretty too! Love how you did that wave!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh when you said June bugs I thought...ok I can handle a little cool spring up here...I think I would have the squirmies with June bugs! A great punch and a fun beachy card!