Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Coloring Down the Lines - Soft Sky

Welcome Back to Coloring Down the Lines this week.  Our color challenge this week is using the color Soft Sky.  The combinations include Real Red and Garden Green, or Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride.  I chose Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride because they remind me of Springtime and since we're in the midst of a January blizzard, what better way to forget what's happening outside and think warm and Spring inside.

A few of us were having some computer issues, so our line up was short this week.  We miss our participants and sure hope they will be back with us soon.  So this week, I'm hooked up with Amanda from Our Crafty Playdate.  Did you stop at her blog before arriving here?  If not, please make sure you shoot back over to see her awesome submission this week.  Amanda always has beautiful cards and I love the techniques she uses in a lot of her designs.  Check them out.  Well, here's my card for this week .... I actually saw a design on Pinterest that was similar and liked it, so I CASEd the design and made my own tweaks to it and whola ... hope you like it:

Paper:  very vanilla, soft sky, pear pizzazz, blushing bride
Ink:  soft sky, pear pizzazz, blushing bride
Stamp Sets:  label love, a round array
Accessories:  decorative dots EF, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch, artisan label punch, basic pearls

Unfortunately, the soft sky didn't show up that well in the photograph where I stamped Happy Birthday to You in the center ... maybe next time I'll get a closer picture and hopefully that will work.

Now let's go on over to Joni in the Spotlight Stamping's blog and check out what she made for us this week.  I'm sure she was on the ball and made her card way a head of time.  She has the right idea getting her cards completed early and posted, ready to go.  Way to go, Joni!  

Thanks for joining us again this week.  We love to inspire you and are so happy you stop by.  (Just a little note..I won't be blogging for a little while.  I'm having knee replacement surgery this coming Monday and I don't know when I'll be able to sit long enough to make cards.  I'll be quite busy with rehab, and having been through this once before, it's no picnic and I will be down for the count for a little while).  I will miss all of you, but you can bet that I'll be back as soon as I'm able.  Miss you already ... Hugs!


  1. Cute card, Helen. My prayers for your quick recovery from knee surgery in advance! You are a brave woman. Hugs

  2. Thank you, Carol. I'm not looking forward to this. I've had 1 replaced 5 years ago, and it's no picnic. My surgery is Monday, so I have 2 more days till there's no turning back. Thank you for your prayers. I very much appreciate them. Hugs back to you, my dear friend.