Saturday, April 30, 2011

CR84FN#26 and happy news!

I am so very excited to share with you that Mona Pendleton has asked me to be her guest designer for the month of May for her color challenge blog, CR84FN!  I am over the moon to be playing with Mona and the other members of her fabulous design team!!  Thank you, ladies!

Here are the colors we will be working with this week, and as a bonus, we're also celebrating Stephanie's birthday!


And here is my take on them:


supplies: kraft and white cardstock, yellow embossed and gold dotted dps (older scraps, sorry I can't identify them), BoBunny Mellow Yellow dot, (scalloped circle),  Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic (basket and tulips) and Vintage Picnic Sentiments, versafine onyx black ink, Prisma colored pencils, Nesties circle and scalloped circle, paper doily, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Wraphia bow, brown button, twine


Happy Birthday, Stephanie!  To see this week's cards made by the Design Team, please visit their gorgeous blogs:  Mona, Suzanne, DeborahHeather, Sue, Andrea, and Lisa.  I guarantee that you'll come away with inspiration overload!!  Thanks so much, ladies for allowing me to play with you this month!

39 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet Birthday card Lin! Love the basket of Tulips and little butterfly! Thank you for joining along with the CR84FN DT for the month of May! We are thrilled to have you as our guest :)

Barb said...

Oh, I am so happy for you, Lin! Such exciting news! CR84FN and you are a perfect match! They're going to love having you on their design team! Big congrats and what a way to wow them with this first card! Beautiful use of those colors! Congrats again, my friend! :)

Dawn said...

yeah for you Lin. And what an adorable card. You have nailed the colour beautifully.

Lisa Somerville said...

So glad you could join us as this months Guest Designer! Lovely BD Card! The doily look wonderful behind your fab basket of flowers!

Nancy said...

Huge congrats to you, Lin!! I'd say Mona is a pretty smart lady for asking you to be a guest designer. I can't wait to see all the fabulous cards you'll be making this month! If they are half as fabulous as this one we are all in for a treat!
bless you!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! That's super Lin - love CR84FN but will love going there even more now! (-:
Have a great day!

kath said...

wooohooo waving at you from across the pond...big congrats on your Guest DT...not surprised they asked you...you are so talented and I love your gorgeous card...big hugs kath xxx

Alice Wertz said...

congratulations on your guest designer spot, Lin! so excited for you! very pretty card. really love the doily. beautiful card! hope you have a beautiful Sunday! =)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! I am sooo very happy that you are joining us as a guest designer this month! Love your sweet basket of birthday wishes!

walchowDesign said...

BIG Congrats for being the Guest Designer, Lin! Fabuluous card and great take on the colours!

Kathy said...

Sweet card, Lin. I love the colors for this challenge! Congratulations for being the guest designer this month:)

joy said...

Congrats, Lin! This couldn't happen to a more talented gal - they are so lucky to have you! I love this pretty card you have made. As you know, I don't do too many challenges, but I may have to give it a go this month.

Tanya said...

Congrats Lin, that is such fun news! Love the card so pretty!

Brenda said...

Congrats Lin! They picked the right lady! Great take on the challenge colours and I love that basket of tulips!

Sue Lelli said...

Lin, Absolutely GORGEOUS card! LOVE the basket of flowers you colored and all the different layers and textures! LOVE that FAB bow and adorable tiny butterfly! So GLAD you are our Guest Designer for May! WELCOME to our FUN!

Andrea M said...

Welcome Lin!!! So glad you can join us for the month! Your gorgeous creations are going to be such a huge asset to our DT!! This is a STUNNING birthday card and Stephanie is just going to LOVE it! I love the paneled background and the beautifully colored basket of tulips! The doily is FABULOUS!!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats Lin, your colorful cards are always so attractive!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congratulations! Your tulips are so pretty! And I love the paper panel selections.
Mackie

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Love the doily, and the basket of floors is so cheery!

sideoats + scribbles said...

YAY! Congratulations, Lin! Can't wait to see what you do! LOVE this card so much, from the basket to the doily to all the textures to the colors. Makes me feel so happy! :)

Leni said...

Hi Lin, congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Wish you a lot of fun this month and a lot of inspiration!

CinnamonSally said...

Huge Congratulations Lin on your guest DT slot and your first card is stunning, love the colour swatch and your card is perfect.

Deirdre said...

Congrats Lin, love what you created.

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats Lin, very pretty card, love the basket of flowers.xxx

Tracey said...

YAY Lin!!!! Big COngrats sista...SO DESERVED!!! Lovely card with the latest colours....so soft and pretty!

Hellemor said...

Hi Lin, Congrats. I am so happy for you and I am looking forvart to se your creations.

I love your card and the beautiful basket with flowers.

Cathy A said...

Congrats Lin, such a lovely card love how you used the doily and accessorised with the bow and button.

Shelley said...

Yea Lin!!!! I have gone over and checked out the blog will be trying to make a card for the challenge if time allows. I am now the 500th follower of the blog.

Judy1223 said...

Congratulations, Lin! Way to go on being named a guest designer...so exciting! I love your beautiful card...especially the sunny colors and lovely doily!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! Love the basket of tulips and sweet doily peeking out from behind! SO glad that you could join us this month.. we are lucky to have you! Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes.. :)

Betty Wright said...

Lovely Birthday card, Lin! Wonderful details, coloring, and design!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOOOOORAY! Congrats on the GDT spot--you are perfect for this challenge! And this card is the PROOF!! LOVE it:) You are super amazing!!

Debgem said...

Hi Lin - so glad you have joined us for the month. I love your birthday card - tulips are just so pretty. And so many gorgeous layers with a super sweet doily too!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your guest DT posting! That's one gorgeous card - I can't wait to play with this colour scheme. So delicious! Hugs, Ruth S

Pauline said...

I've just re read my comment Lin, oops big typo there, I obviously meant 'flowers' and not 'floors' lol! I was using my hubbies iPad, and it has this predictive text thing! Congrats on the guest DT too, so well deserved :-)

cbuswell said...

This is SO pretty, love the colors! congrats on the guest design position!! have fun! : )

Diane Burns said...

Congrats Lin on the guest designer honor. Your card is beautiful. I love looking at all the cards because everyone interprets things differently and there are some great sketches. I look forward to seeing more of your cards!

Heather Jensen said...

I am glad you can join us for Guest Designer. Welcome. :)
This is so pretty. I think we had the same thing in mind. I love the Tulips and cute doily.

Sue McRae said...

Congratulations Lin, so well deserved! Love the mix of sunny yellows on your card, so very pretty!