What a fun week this has been in preparation for
the new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe.
I am the color host this week and absolutely
ADORE these colors!
First, we were inspired by this fabulous layout
courtesy of Marthastewart.com
Then, Ruby 2 Shoes issued a friendly little
'insider challenge' to me personally, to create
something using our 'under-used'
Tim Holtz Bird Cage Dies from Sizzix.
From there, the entire team got in on it, at least the
bird/birdcage-theme. So we hope you enjoy it!
I used a couple of my favorite stamps from
The 'Houndstooth Background' which I used on my birdcage
was a perfect match for a little BOO that I used, those paper
flowers from Making Memories.
I also used the very versatile 'Swirl' accent stamp
for my bird. I gave the white background a little texture
using my 'Stylized Flowers' EF from Cuttlebug
(another favorite) and topped it all off
with bling here and there.
We are really happy to have Kelly Marie from
Lawn Fawn back as our guest designer and sponsor
this week. Even Kelly got in on our little
'insider challenge' : )
One more note...
A good friend to The PDCC made a HUGE
contribution to our challenge blog this week.
You'll have to visit The Cafe to find out what,
but I want to extend a personal thank you to our
friend Paul B of The Artsiders for not only his
wonderful gift to our team and you, the players...
but for his continued support and inspiration each week!