Saturday, February 27, 2010

Gina K. Illustrator Hop/Design Team Challenge #2 & ssnotime128

I have a confession to make... I. HATE. purple! When I read Gina's challenge that we had to use 2 of her new colors I almost groaned outload! You see my relationship with purple is bittersweet. It was my Gran's color. I made cards for her every year & they were all purple. After she died, I haven't used purple very much. In fact, when I saw the purple that Gina released I didn't order it... after all I'm not going to need it. (just keepin' it real! *wink* ) I remembered that a card kit came with the Spring Florals set that I ordered... big sigh of relief that it had the Vibrant Violet & the Lovely Lavender in it. But, there was only enough for 3 cards... so I have been super careful with the cardstock, trying to make sure I cut correctly, etc. I wanted to put a punch on this card & realized that I only have one piece of Vibrant Violet left. So, I punched from the Vibrant Violet base panel, you can't even see that there is a punch hole in it & I have one panel left to use on another card.

You might want to make sure that you don't have anything in your mouth as you read this next part... *sigh* These two purples are very pretty... the Lovely Lavender is the prettiest lavender I have seen... I WILL be placing an order this weekend while Gina is having her sale & I will be adding the two purples. (you can quit laughing now! :) )

I paired this up with the Stamp Simply Challenge- With Sympathy. I will put this in my card stash to have for the next time I need a sympathy card.

Stamps: Pressed Flowers Gina K., sentiment Life is Good Gina K.
C/S: Lemon Drop, Lovely Lavender, Vibrant Violet
punches, Swirls Cuttlebug, polka dot ribbon, pearls, circle nestabilities

A card a day keeps the mojo flowin'... until tomorrow!



JenMarie said...

So beautiful!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

For not liking purple you sure made a beautiful card with it!!!

Velta said...

This is lovely...your take on Sharon's Challenge is perfect!!

Jennie said...

Loved reading your story and can understand why you would want to leave purple alone... However, you made a BEAUTIFUL card and love the design. You can't help but need to order some after this one ;oP
Looking forward to seeing more purple loveliness from you.

Donna said...

Very pretty card. I love creating with purple but it's my MIL's favorite color so sometimes I have to. Great job with the colors!

shannon said...

love the sentiment for a sympathy card...just "thinking of you" at this time. and i hate purple, too! :) glad it worked for ya!