Color Challenge Debut!

Hey there, Stampers!

Happy TGIF!  Sorry I was MIA yesterday.  I actually spent 3.5 hours in the dentist's chair getting not one but TWO crowns.  UGH!  I absolutely can't stand going to the dentist and I was seriously terrified.  Everything went well but I came home and went to sleep.  When she said I would be "sore"...she was right.

Anyway....I have some exciting news to share today.  For those of you who follow me on Facebook (my page is "Suitably Stamped), you probably noticed today that I've started something new.  Every Friday I will be posting an inspiration photo.  It will just be something that strikes my fancy...colors, textures...etc.  I will leave the photo on there for the following week.  Anyone who would like to can create a card or scrapbook layout using the photo as their inspiration.  Photos should be posted to the page by the following Wednesday afternoon.  I will have my cracker jack team here vote on the entries and pick a winner.  What will the winner receive??  I'm so glad you asked!  Since this is for fun and to help us inspire each other (and it's not the Lotto :-)  )  the winner will, of course, have the "bragging rights" and will receive a special hand stamped card from me in the mail.  For those of you with a blog, you will also receive a special blog button (that's in the works) that will show off your "win".  Sounds like fun, right?

So....are you ready to see the first Color Challenge Inspiration photo? you go...

I saw this photo on Pinterest and I just love the colors, prints and textures.  I thought this was a perfect way to start the challenge.  I created a card tonight to kick things off and I have to say that when I was picking out card stock, the colors were definitely NOT ones I would have ever put together on my own.  SCORE!  That's exactly what I was hoping for.  Inspiration!

Okay....Here's the card that I came up with...

I was really proud of myself.  This is definitely "out of the box" for me.  You know my style, right?  Isn't this different?  So cool! 

The stamp set is one of our newest and it's called "Geometrical".  I love all of the greetings that are included....especially "Cheer Up Buttercup!".  LOL

12 stamps:  Wood Mount: 133158   Clear Mount: 133161
I love the "Alphabet Press" Embossing Folder (Item #130916).  I made the background by cutting four strips of various colored card stock, adhering them to another piece that measured 4" x 5 1/4" and then running the entire piece through the Big Shot in the folder.  I love the way it turned out.  Really great news....the "Alphabet Press" folder is actually on the Weekly Deals this week.  Check out the other goodies that are included in the special... Online Store is open 24/7 with no lines and no waiting.  :-)  Just click on the shopping cart above or just CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

Alrighty....I'd best get some sleep.  I'm headed to Ikea tomorrow to start shopping for organizational ideas to redo my stampin' space.  Woot!  I can't wait!  I'll keep you posted.

Wishing you a magical day,