Sunday, December 13, 2009

Embellish Snowflakes Color Challenge

Sorry for the multiple posts one right after another today, but I've been DYING to participate in one of the Embellish Magazine challenges since the very first one - unfortunately the timing just hasn't been right until now! I decided to buckle down and get started early this time and it paid off! Today I have TWO (yep, that's right! TWO!) projects to share with you using the Embellish Snowflakes Color Challenge. Here's a look at the challenge image:Isn't that AWESOME!?!? I mean, really, who WOULDN'T be inspired by all that yummy goodness!? So here's what I created with my "real" paper and stamps this afternoon:
You all know I'm a sucker for some Kraft and I've never been known to miss an opportunity to throw in some chocolate and SU's Baja Breeze is still one of my favorite all-time SU colors (oh, what will I ever do when I finally run out of that stuff?? And it's getting close...I'm starting to hoard it...especially my beloved textured CS!!). Anyway, I went with a softer saffron for this card just because I'm not a big fan of Yo-Yo Yellow and I just couldn't make it look right with this card! Here are all the details of what's included (dontcha just LOVE that big covered chipboard snowflake!?!?) - I was pretty excited to dig into one of my favorite retro Verve stamp sets from last year - Snow Wonderful!

Stamps: Snow Wonderful (Verve) Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze CS, textured Baja Breeze CS, So Saffron DP (SU) Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI); Momento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko) Accessories: Brown Satin Ribbon (from quilting store); Apron Lace punch (Fiskars); Button (PTI); Snowflake #2 die (Sizzix); Hemp Twine

And now, I'm not sure if this second creation actually counts for the challenge since it's purely digital, but I was still inspired by the colors in the challenge to create this digital scrapbook layout:
Journaling reads (sorry, please don't hate me! LOL): "Snow? What's that? This Maui boy has never even seen the white fluffy stuff! Our idea of a cold winter day is when we have to wait until mid-morning for the temp to warm up to 80 degrees before we can head to the beach! - Keawakapu Beach, Kihei. November, 2009."

Credits:
Winter Wishes by Zoe Pearn (Sweet Shoppe); A Very Very Very Fine House by Libby Weifenbach (Sweet Shoppe); Summer Lovin' Templates by A+ Designs (Enchanted Studio Scraps)

24 comments:

tamara davis said...

those look so great! I love your LO, never thought about a kid growing up not seeing snow...but at least you can enjoy the beach all year round!

Dana said...

Beautiful card and a great layout, too! Funny to read about your "winter". Like Tamara, I cannot imagine a childhood without seeing any snow. The grown-up me wants to go to the beaches, too! ;-)

Basement Stamper said...

I love the snowflake card!!! And the layout is too funny, wishing I were in that 80 degree weather!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love your card, Jen! The scrap layout is amazing! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge!

edyo said...

Hello Jen, i 'm coming to vist your page :). It's so interesting and a lot of thing I have to learn from you :). Those cards are so beautiful. Love the way you design and combine color :)
Uyen

Anthonette said...

Love the snowflake card! Your layouts are always stunning, Jen.

kim.mom said...

Love your projects - especially that LO. We are on Oahu and I have a 17 month old that has never seen snow - I may have to scraplift that one!! Beautiful job!

Shabby Horse said...

Lovely card and page! Love your colors and that big snowflake on the card. Very nicely done!

Laura Davis said...

Stunning work!
Laura

whoistracy said...

Wow, you made these colors look so effortless together!! Love that card Jen.

Brenda Weaver said...

seriously, that scrapbook is such a wonderfully creative way to use these challenge colors. The colors are kind "beach-y" feeling and you still managed to add the snowflakes even on a page about the beach! super cute!!

Katie Cotton said...

this card is so pretty and i love love love the digi layout! Time for me to get crackin' on the digi scrappin again!

Wendy said...

Jennifer Tapler!!! You wouldn't believe how much snow we have!!! You wouldn't of wanted to come here this year I tell you! Love the card and the page rocks!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh wow on both! Love your card and that layout is amazing!

Heidi said...

I am just loving the brown and blue. Love the card.

apigonfire said...

gorgeamacious! :)
~Kendra

Tiff said...

WOWzers, these are gorgeous! Congrats on your recognition!

Charlene Austin said...

Holy Wow! This card is incredible!!

And your son has never seen snow??? Lucky kid! lol.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

BOTH are very pretty creations! Love that big snowflake with the button center! Congrats on your win :)

Nicki (CSS) said...

Congrats on getting selected on the Embellish Magazine blog - your card and digi LO were fabulous!

alexandra s.m. said...

CONGRATS! i love your card and your page ;-)

maddy hill said...

wow love the card ! and what a fantastic snow flake !

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

I'm pretty sure I never stopped to tell you how fabulous these projects are, but they're fantabulous, Jen! LOVE that snowflake card and your digi layout is awesome! Fabulous stuff my dear!

Dee Dee said...

These colors are gorgeous together. What a sweet layout. :)