Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Embellish Leaves, Acorns, & Pine Cones Color Challenge

Just a simple card tonight. Well, I say simple, but it was a work out. This little leaf punch is a tough one. Why is it the smallest punches are the hardest? Here was the challenge Ashley issued this time around:



I actually have zero stamps that apply to the above, and that's when I go digging through old supplies. And here's what I came up with:



Kind of fun right? Basically I just drew a heart and used my little leaf punches to create a border. Super simple, but fun too.

Stamps: Ashley's Blossom
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Real Rust, Old Olive (SU); White (PTI)
Ribbon: Lemon Grass (Offray)
Ink: Chestnut Roan (ColorBox)

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Don't forget there is a new Everything But The Kitchen Sink Challenge up with a killer prize. I hope you'll come join us. Obviously we know it's outside the box, but we hope because of that you'll take the challenge and come be inspired! I can't wait to see what you make.

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Christmas 2008 - Last year I made several Christmas decor items. Just thought I'd post links to those again:

Project 2 - Bannister Decor
Project 3 - Cardboard Wreath

23 comments:

Winter said...

So cute Courtney! I love the heart shape with the leaves! :)

Paloma Gomez said...

I love it!

Heather said...

I had a hard time finding something for this challenge as well. I think you did an awesome job with the challenge. The card turned out great.

Elise said...

Holy CRACKERS! I don't know how you do simple + elegant with SUCH pizazz! This is GORGEOUS! Seriously, fabulous! You AMAZE me!

Amy Heller said...

Oooh, I love this Courtney! Beautiful!

Julie Campbell said...

Wow! This is so awesome! PERFECT!!!

Laurel said...

Simple and Classy, so nice!

Carly said...

Wow this is stunning!! I love the clean design! Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Simple, clean, and Cute!! Really love how your "Fall Love" turned out!! :> I'll have to go check out your past Christmas projects in a few.......right now, I've got something on the stove that is sending out warning signs to not get too into blog hopping!!! ;> :>

jen said...

this is super cute! and I totally know what you mean about those little punches- they can be such buggers!
love the beadboard- it turned out gorgeous- those are the touches that make it yours! :)
thanks so much for stopping by little blog- your sweet comments sooo make my day! :)

Kay Sibley said...

What a great way to design your card, Courtney! Again, you think of everything! It's gorgeous!

I loved seeing some of your projects from last year! I'm sure it was fun for you to bring them out again this month. ♥♥ Kay

travelingmama said...

Wow! This is so great! I love this! I hope to play along when we get back to Morocco- and with your ETBKS too! Hugs from Spain!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

This is so sweet! Love the shape you created with the leaves!!

Rachel D said...

This is adorable! I love seeing a love card that's not Valentine-y. Clever with the punches.

Deanna said...

This is perfection and if you need my address to send it to me just let me know! lol

theafricanqueen said...

Love, love, love that heart! A very clever idea, indeed!

sarahmartina said...

This is just too darn CUTE! Love what you've done Courtney! Congrats on being "What's Hot!" and thanks so much for playing along with us!

Maureen said...

Congrats, Courtney on being "HoT!" LOL As I look at your card I realize mine is very similar!! YIKES! I must've been channeling you!!

Karen B. said...

Congrats on your mention over at Embellish for the top six! Well deserved. Thanks for all you do on your blog and for the EbtKS, they are both great resources. You are one talented designer.

Melisa Hunter said...

Congrats on your top pick! An original clean and simple design. Very striking!

Stephanie said...

I've been keeping up w/Google Reader, but I haven't had time to stop to say hi! So now I'm here to say hi, great (great) card, and a big congratulations!! I love how you arranged the leaves, so clean and sharp!!

Maile Belles said...

Congrats on your Hot Pick! Just love this idea!

Winter said...

Congrats Courtney! :)