Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lauren's Color Challenge

Finally.....after a call to our DSL provider, I have my picture to share!

Here’s my first creation in 6 weeks…..for Lauren’s Color Challenge! I love this new set from PTI called Vintage Picnic. The baskets are so cute and the set can be used for so many holidays. This color combo was one that I had never used before, but it is always good to “step outside of your norm”…..seems like I’ve done that a lot lately with just life in general.

I colored the flowers with my copic and I colored the leaves with my watercolor crayons. The basket was paper pieced with PTI polka-dot patterned paper. My Mom made the flower embellishment. I added a button to make it pop. I even got out my cuttlebug for this to create the swiss dots in the background. Overall I really like how my card turned out!
Be sure to check out all the other creations from the team!

Dana G
Dawn Easton
Tamara Harder
Tracey Cuccia

We had a good time shopping yesterday. I got a new body pillow and it made sleeping last night so much more comfortable. I know I’m only half way along, but with number 3 I am big and already having trouble sleeping. Should be fun over the next several months! We found a few new outfits for the new baby yesterday. It’s still hard to look at boy clothes as I’m always thinking about Ethan. I did find these cute little blue jeans with little roll up cuffs that matched the pattern on the button up shirt. It’s too cute and is something that I know Ethan would have picked out for the new baby. I love to buy clothes and dress my kiddos up, it’s just something I enjoy.

Ava did good yesterday as she is used to getting a 2 hour nap and didn’t fall asleep until we were on the way home around 8:30. We met up with a college friend of mine and her daughter for supper so Ava perked up and had a good time playing with her. Overall it was a good day to get away and just do whatever. My biggest purchase yesterday was a purse. I’ve needed one for a long time, but I have one from AMM that hold pictures of my kiddos and I was really looking for something similar. Well, I decided on this other purse and I purchased these clear picture frames that were key chains and I’m going to hang 3 of them from the handle so I can still show off my kids on my purse. I’m going to hang them at different lengths so you can see them….I’ll have to share a picture later once I get it all put together.

Hope all of you have a great weekend. I still need to finish up my stamp area, but I think today we are going to go hang out with some friends tonight. I’ll hopefully be back soon with some more “creations”! Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa (lakind) said...

Darn blogger! Can't wait to see your card! Sounds interesting. I just noticed that your blog colors match the challenge colors!

Stampin' Pam said...

Can't wait to see what you came up with since I have not yet inked up my Vintage Picnic... Glad to hear you had a good day too. :-) Hugs

Kristin Bueter said...


I'm so happy you got to play along this week! I can't wait to see your creation...and your new purse :O) I need to look up "AMM" I never heard of it. I am in dire need of a new purse for work...mine is literally falling apart!

How awesome that you got away with Ava yesterday to do some shopping. Like you, I LOVED dressing my daughter up when she was little. The daycare used to walk her around to each room to show off her outfits. All the other kids seemed to be dressed in their pjs! LOL So I totally get it.

You have inspired me to tackle my craft room this weekend. PLEASE wish me luck. I'll share pictures if I get it done! Hope you're doing well...I think you should post some pictures of your new belly!

Have a great weekend.


Lisa (lakind) said...

Oh this was worth the wait, Alicia! It's lovely! I just love this set...have yet to use it! Great job with the challenge!

Anki said...

Wonderful card and layout! I think you did a wonderful job and so did your Mom! Glad that you found some things that Ethan would want for your new family member and that Ava got to have some fun. Thinking of you and once again - lovely card. Anki

travelingmama said...

This is just too cute!! Best wishes from Morocco!

Odette said...

Hi Alicia, I like your card very much and I too love this new set from PTI -I need to buy it :)- I'm glad you joined us this week.
Have a great one!!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh Alicia! I'm so glad you're back! Your card is so perfectly girly :O) LOVE the flower your mom crocheted and your overall layout and coloring. Simply beautiful!! I haven't bought this set yet, but I might have to soon :O)

Can't believe you had to call your DSL provider in order to upload your photo! How frustrating :| Glad it all worked out. I agree with Lisa, this was totally worth the wait :O)


Stampin' Pam said...

Alicia this is wonderful - I love how you paper pieced the basket and added the special little touches - the flower is great and I love the button center!

Tamara said...

I am glad to see you back stamping with us! I love your card. It is much brighter than mine since I used the browns as the base, but it works really well with the stamps and the crochet flower.