Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Throwdown 100

Hello and a very happy Wednesday to you! Today the CTD is celebrating 100 color challenges with a blog hop and a huge giveaway of some sensational prizes! As a former guest designer, I've been asked to participate in this amazing challenge and of course I couldn't say no! Stay tuned and be sure to read the details below, but first things first - here are the colors for this week's color challenge.


I started my card by using Baja Breeze for the base and adding a layer of Certainly Celery for a mat underneath the Certainly Celery DP background. I cut 3 larger squares of Regal Rose, 1 larger square of Real Red, and 4 smaller squares of Baja Breeze. The squares with pink primas have clear gemstone brads, while the red prima has a red gemstone brad. The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink using a G Studio stamp and the ribbon is Regal Rose grosgrain by SU!.

Now for the exciting details!! There is going to be a HUGE giveaway of over $1600 in prizes for playing along with the CTD100!! Everyone has a chance to win a great prize by doing the following.

Play along with the CTD100 by using the above colors and creating a card. Use any stamps or supplies you want. If you don't have the exact colors, use something similar.

Link your card on the CTD blog HERE by using the Inlinx tool at the bottom of the post. Use only a direct link to your card, as those who don't will be disqualified.

Visit each of the designers listed below and leave them some love. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning, but please just one comment per blog!

Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker
Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts
Carol Longacre - Our Little Inspirations (you're here)
Deb Horst - Sendable Sentiments
Debi Southard - Debi's Crazy Life
Elise Durenberger - MamaCow Creations
Juliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky Fingers
Lisa Kind - Kind Creations
Makiko Jones - Makink Studios
Maria Gurnsey - Scraps By M
Pam Speidel - Stamping With Serendipity
Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
Teresa Kline - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations

Each designer is going to be giving away a fabulous prize (or prizes) so be sure to visit them all to see what you could win and don't forget to leave them a comment! The prize you could win from my blog is a 7-image Victoria Case set of stamps which are being generously offered by Susana's Custom Card and Art Design. You can see the Hugs and Hearts Spring collection stamps right here. Aren't they just the cutest?! All winners on all blogs will be chosen randomly by the CTD team.

There you have it, now go forth and create something! I'll be waiting to see your beautiful creations. Remember the deadline is July 12th at 11:59 PM, so you have plenty of time to leave comments and make a card! Good luck everyone, and have fun!

Carol

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Anke said...

Wonderful card Carol, I love the flowers.

Hugs
Anke

Sue from Oregon said...

Holey Toledo...what a wonderful card and a great inspiration! Cool challenge!

Nikka Geers said...

that is so cute with the flowers, and i love the background

Elise said...

Hello, to YOU, my darling, talented and INSPIRATIONAL friend! This is one heck of a grand way to celebrate these exquisite colors and your AMAZING style! WHAT a SUPER darling card! That composition is SO brilliant! It almost makes me wish "you missed me!" hee hee GREAT job, sweet gal! You never cease to delight me with your fabulous creations! Yee Haw!

Shirl said...

Simple and soo very pretty! Me likey! Happy 100th CT celebration :))

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Carol!

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on the 100th countdown!

Kittie said...

This is an elegant card.

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Oh that's fun!

Mercy said...

so clean and crisp...great job!

Debi said...

Lovely card, your use of the flowers is wonderfully done.

Glenda said...

Beautiful job.....Happy 100!!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a cute card and happy too...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

wendyp said...

Wonderful card!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun layout and great use of today's colors!! Sensational work, Carol!! I may just have to case this delightful card!!

Pat said...

Congrats to CTD! I like the simplicity of your card.

pojjo said...

lovely card, i like the simplicity and the colors ;D
And a happy 100 challenge to you he he he.
Hugs from Sweden/ Johanna "pojjo"

debhorst said...

sweet....love that off set flower square!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

What a cute card, Carol! Love the fun layout with the one offset flower panel!

Julia Aston said...

Love your framed flowers and pretty green bg panel!

Natasha said...

Fab card Carol - love the clean and simple lines.
Natasha (natashamurray12(at)gmail(dot)com)

ladybugg61 said...

This card is SO appealing to the eyes - lovely job, I think I'll "borrow" it! ;-)

Kristine said...

Thanks for the chance to win:)
Hugs from Kristine

akagreenhouse said...

Oh so cute! I love the use of color! No white anywhere. Who knew you could make a card without white!!! Fabulous!

Crafty Engineering said...

So sweet and simple...love it!

Patty from FL said...

Congrats on your 100th CTD! Your card is simple yet elegant!

dj1952 said...

I love your flowers. Great card!

Debra (dj1952)

Lisa Somerville said...

Wondeful card, great layout with the cute flowers!

dahlhousedesigns said...

How cute, love how one just pops up!

lisa a.

Liz Williams said...

A really cute way to use all these colors.

Rosemary said...

super cute card!

Dawn said...

how pretty!

Pam Speidel said...

Such a fun and happy card! :D

Cathy said...

Wonderful card. So much talent.....I am so excited about 100 th challenge.

Otter Blue said...

I love the simple elegance of this card.

Amy said...

Love your use of the primas and the simplicity of your card!

Melisa Waldorf said...

What a fun blog hop! Cute cards, and I love the colors this week! Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous give-away for us!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

Makiko Jones said...

Oh Carol, this is so lovely!! Your design and the way you used the flowers are fantastic!!

Nancy said...

So much fun to see all the different interpretations. Your card is so fresh and classy. Beautiful design!

Eva said...

What a pretty card...love your flowers!

Michele said...

So sweet! Wonderful use of the colors. :)

Lisa Kind said...

Oh my, this is so cute! I love how the one flower is moved up to reveal the sentiment! Great use of the colors, too!

Beverly S. said...

Great card....Simple but oh so elegant. Love how you used the flowers on it. :)

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and I really like the background

Kelly Massman said...

Love your pretty card--green paper is so lovely!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Very pretty card! Congrats on hitting 100!

Christina said...

So simple and lovely! I really like how you highlighted the sentiment with the one flower popped up above the others! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sylvia said...

Great card, great fun, Thanks to all

JESSICA said...

Lovely card! Congrats and thankls for the chance :)

Lori Turner said...

This is a super cute card! I love the "peek a boo" effect! LOL...thanks for the chance to win!

BonnieRose said...

love your card! bonnierose
bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

PatS said...

Cute card! This blog hop is wonderful and inspirational. Congrats on the 100th.

Dorcas said...

Great job! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your simple but elegant style card! Gorgeous use of these colors!

Marisa said...

Love how you popped the one square up. Darling card.

Margarita Ybarra said...

love the background paper you used for the card.

Lea L. said...

Adorable card!! Love the flowers!! Thanks for the chance to win!

♥Lea

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great card and I love how the miss you flower is different than the rest!

laurlynn said...

Love what you did with the colors! Really enjoy the offset flowers.

Colleen said...

What a cute card! Fun prize!

Winter said...

Cute! I love that background pattern! :)

DonnaMundinger said...

So cute! Really love the layout here! xxD

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so cute! Love how the one square is a little out of step because it's missing someone. Adorable card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous card! Love those flowers!

LeAnne said...

OMW, this is just the cutest----I have been amazed today at the wonderful selection I am seeing! FUN take on the colors! I am so glad we have become friends and that you are such a faithful participant in the CTD! Thanks for helping us celebrate!!!

Anne said...

Pretty card!

Theresa said...

Wonderful card...love the flowers ...good take on the colors. What great prizes!!!

Anonymous said...

Great card and wonderful layout! - Mary R.

Ink Stained Roni said...

Beautiful card! I love how you arranged the flowers/colors :)

Great job

Congrats on #100!

Sherry H said...

Cards like yours are so pretty I just sit and stare at them. I know, I'm hooked! Thanks also for commenting on my card for the OWH sketch!

leenda said...

Delightful artwork!

Luanne said...

This is a wonderful card. Simple, yet bright and cheery! TFS!

Piali said...

Pretty card!! Thanks for sharing!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Sweet and cute. Love the sketch you created with!

Karen said...

Very nice card using the colors for this exciting color throwdown. Thanks for sharing.

Sally Watkins said...

Love the PP. Great job on the throw down!

Broni said...

Carol, your card is fantastic! I LOVE how you popped up that one square to fit the sentiment under it!! LOVE, LOVE it! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love how everyone has such a different take on the colors, well done.

Anonymous said...

Carol...I love your use of red. It really makes your design POP and draws your eye to the focal point.

Nina said...

Very pretty card - and what a clever idea for the layout! Love it!

Torrey said...

Ooops, forgot to sign my name on my comment. Silly me. I'll say it again--Carol, your use of red is flawless! Just enough to draw your eye to the focal point INSTANTLY!

Jamie said...

Very pretty card so simple but beautiful. Nice Job!

Carisa said...

omgosh, soooo cute! i love how you popped up the image under the sentiment.

Jennie said...

Sweet design and love the way you did the boxes.

lynn said...

Cool card, very nice colors and flowers

lynn

Naomi said...

My goodness, just when I think I've seen the best of the best, I come across something like this--it is too lovely, just gorgeous. I love how you've played with the colors, particularly how you've made the red flower stand out from the pink row. It makes your sentiment really pop!

Deb said...

How darling! I love how a play on color and placement can really draw one's eye! You are so clever!

Laurie Marmon said...

What a cut little miss you card. Love the little touch of red. Thanks for sharing.

ccubedx2 said...

Carol, this is fanTABulous! I love how the squares are like windows, and the miss you one is "open" to show your msg! Thanks for the chance to win on your 100 throwdown celebration..on my 4th wedding anniversary ;) Hugs
CCubedx2

Lori said...

Wonderful sketch! Fabulously clean card.

Chris said...

your card is adorable. thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Maria Gurnsey said...

super cute...i love the off center square :)

Lisa said...

Such a fun card! I love the DP!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

I saw a card done almost just like this with daisies...I love how you did yours! Beautiful!

emarci said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

DeniseB said...

Love this card! Great use of the colors!
Thanks for a chance at so many fabulous prizes! Congrats on CT 100!
DeniseB

Jackie said...

What an adorable card! I love it! Congrats on making it to 100 challenges, that's so exciting!

Stampin' Pam said...

OOoh love your layout - the popped up image is super fun. Good luck with the #100 challenge week! NOW - crossing my fingers and wishing very hard that I am a lucky winner this week :-)

Cassie said...

Lovely card, Carol! You used the colors perfectly ;D

Sheila D said...

Oh, how sweet is this! Great card and fun, fun layout! Simple yet elegant. Love it. I'm so excited about the 100th color throwdown! Thanks for your inspiration!

Stephanie Zito said...

Beautiful card! I love how you moved one of your squares up for the sentiment! Gorgeous creation!

Sandy S. said...

Love this CAS card!

Denise said...

I love how you pushed one square up and stamped your sentiment underneath it! I am so going to have to try that! Your card is gorgeous :)

Alaine said...

I love your card. It is simple yet different. GREAT Layout. Thanks for a chance to win.

Stacey Schafer said...

super cute!

BarbaraW said...

Love your layout and how you incorporate the flowers in the color scheme. What a fun way to celebrate CTD100.

Linda said...

I love your card. The flowers are perfect.

SmilynStef said...

Fun layout ... love how you positioned the little sentiment.

Jennifer E. said...

Such a sweet card and adorable layout! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just so cute, Carol!! Love the one red flower off set with the sentiment!

Jodi said...

Thanks for the great inspiration... Nice job!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the design of your card - so CAS!

Joanne Travis said...

How awesome!! I love these colors and will have to join in. Your card is so beautiful!!

Roxie said...

Wonderful card, I like the one square out of line with the others, great use of the colors too.

redstamper7 said...

So simple and so well done! Love your flowers with the sparkly middle.

Becky T

mom2tayandbay said...

Great card! Love the sweet flowers.

cindy said...

Fabulous card. So simple yet perfect in every way.

LBCrafts said...

I love the way you "bumped" up the flower for the sentiment. I feel like running and trying it right now! :) Great job!

JaniceAileen said...

What a cute CAS card!

Allison Cope said...

Great card Carol! Great use of the colour palette!

Shirley N said...

What a great CAS card! Congrats on reaching 100 and thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

Bev Gerard said...

What a cool card! I adore the way you've lifted up just one image to make way for the bitty sentiment!

Congrats to all of you on the 100th Color Throwdown! Thanks for the inspiration!

~Bev

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card! I love how you used the colour combo and your DP is gorgeous!

giddusadik said...

How do you come up with these very,very beautiful ideas?!
Hugs,
Nana

jonim52 said...

Simply fabulous!

Sandie said...

Such a fun pretty card.

Luv Sandie (Australia)

Silli said...

OMG, so many sweets comments...;-) Your card is beautiful...love the colors and the flowers Carol... HUGS

Betty Benton said...

Love the inchies and the way you've used them! A very "positive" missing you card!

Jackie said...

So pretty, having one square pushed up with the greeting under it is a great idea. Love the fresh look of this card.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous card. I love where you've added the sentiment, Ruth :)

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Carol!! Thanks so much for helping us out with the celebration!!

Margaret de Witt said...

I really like how you offset the one box and put your sentiment underneath. It really draws the eye to it.

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet card creation, Carol! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Tina said...

What a cute card. Love how you offset one flower square! Great job!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations on your 100th challenge, looking forward to at least 100 more! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Pattie said...

what a sweet card - thanks for a chance to win and congrats on 100!

amyschmamy said...

Very pretty! Congrats on the 100th challenge.

Diane said...

Pretty...love the backgound with the flowers!!

Tammylee said...

Super cute clean card!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Howdy Neighbor, back at ya! Thanks for stopping over at my blog. Love your card for CTD. Heading over to your neck of the woods on Saturday to look at a wedding venue for my DD's wedding! Maybe we can meet sometime. Hugs, M.A.

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow! wonderful card! congrats on #100!

asks614 said...

LOVE this card!!

Tameko said...

Very nice card. Pretty colors.

Angela Fehr said...

I'm always amazed by the versatility of colour combinations. TFS!

Jan Castle said...

Great job with the 'inchie' look! Jan Castle

Germana said...

Love the clear and simple look! Hugs from Italy

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy 100th Challenge!!! What a beautiful card for the occasion!!! Love the sweet little flowers!!!

Stay cool and have a wonderful evening!!! Hugs ~S~

Lucy Newton said...

Love the background and the simplicity!

Velta said...

What a great design!!! Love the colors...love it all :)

JessicaK said...

That celery paper is beautiful, great pattern, and the card is just so cute.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Carol what simple and beautiful card... love it..

Let keep celebrating this 100 challenge party,...

Ivette

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Maya said...

Ohhh This is awesome!!
Love what you have done with the flowers, and the design is awesome!
Hugs from Maya

Paula said...

This is so classic & elegant - very impressive interpretation of the Throwdown & tremendous showcase of the Stampin Up colours specified. Thanks for all your hard work.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

ML Design Works said...

Such an elegant card! Beautiful! Lisa :-)

Donna said...

What a lovely card! I have enough of those flowers to make 200 cards just like it, lol!

Cathy said...

Love your card. Very elegant

Valarie (vampme3) said...

This is so cute! Love the little offset square! Hugs, Val

FibreJunky said...

What a pretty card! Love the background and flowers.

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

So fun, so cute, and so happy for all of you!

Jessica T said...

Cute card! love how you used lots of green, and that little square jumping up to make way for the sentiment works well :) xx

Shelley Germann said...

Nice CAS design! The "out of line" square is a great element.

Congrats, Throwdown girls!

Marge said...

What a cute card & great BG!

Tonia said...

Love the red flower revealing the sentiment! Congrats!

Tanya said...

Love this! CAS, so pretty, thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Very neat card!
Jackie Meyers

Mary Ski said...

Love it! Using a slightly different color for the Missing You flower is the purrfect touch.

Kim Ross said...

Woohoo! 100 Color Throwdown challenges! How cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win such great stamping goodies! :)

Nicky Hsu said...

Like the simple and bold color. Great take on the color combo.

Martine said...

Great card! Good use of the colors. Thanks for explaning how to make this!

Smita said...

Gorgeous!

Smita

mommyabbytommy said...

Sweet, simple card. I love it!

~Erica~ said...

Adorable!!!

Irit Shalom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK!! HAPPAY 100TH!!

Kay said...

Simple, yet stunning- I love this card!

Selma said...

Such a cute card. Love your layout.

JenMarie said...

FABulous!
(Please don't enter me in this drawing, thanks!!)

Margie said...

Love the clean simple lines! The colors are fabulous!

Karin said...

This card makes my heart sing...LOVE IT!

~Gery~ said...

AWESOME CARD!!!! Love your embellies! That bow is gorgeous!:)

Smiles,
Gery

Cheryl said...

Cute card. I love the offsetting of the red inchie to make room for the sentiment.

Shaz Wall said...

Cute card! Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

GiGi said...

Such a simple card but so pretty!

Penny said...

Love the layout of this card and the way you used the colors!

GDP2001 said...

So cute!
very simple, like the inchies w/o a stamped image!!

Elle said...

I want to go pick some flowers, too! Pretty card. Elle Kasban

marilyn said...

Great card--love it!

mltluv2scrap said...

Your card is sweet and simple! So pretty! CTD100!

Michelle

Peggy said...

Sweet!
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Emily said...

Now, *that* is just adorable! A clean layout, lovely background pattern. Great work :)

Basement Stamper said...

very cute, I love how the red piece is higher than the rest with the sentiment under it, very cute!

{jennie} said...

great card design!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome card, Carol! I love the layout with that one raised square revealing the sentiment.

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute, love that background stamp!

Margie said...

Beautiful card!I love the flowers on the squares!

Sandee said...

Oh my Carol! I love your card! Thanks so much for sharing!

Diane said...

My favorite card so far- so bold in color and pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

Cute card!!! I love this color combination and was super excited to play along with the challenge!

Tami said...

super cute- I love that one offset panel!

craft_princess said...

Love the unique offset of that panel! Very creative!

Luana said...

Cute.

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