2.04.2011

Totally Hues Challenge #1

Hi, everyone... Can you believe it? It's FRIDAY! Woohoo! :) Lindsay seemed a little more emotional/stubborn than usual yesterday when she stepped off the bus, so I knew something was up... I was hoping she wasn't getting sick, but alas, she woke up with a fever this morning, so we've just been getting in some extra cuddle time today.  Not a super fun start to her weekend, but I'm keeping fingers crossed that she'll feel well enough to go to her best friend's birthday party on Sunday... I can just imagine the drama that'll be heading my way if she can't go! LOL


So... maybe you noticed the Totally Hues banner at the top of this post, and you're thinking, what in the world is this all about? Well... I get a lot of comments and emails about the colors I use on my cards, and how I should host a challenge, so I've finally gotten my act together and am ready to get started! :) It's been in the works for ages, but like a true procrastinator, I kept pushing back every start date I had given myself... LOL

The challenges will run bi-weekly, and be posted here on my blog on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month.  I am super excited and hope that you will join me and play along! For this challenge, the corresponding PTI colors I used are Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores & Simply Chartreuse.  If you have these colors, great! If you don't, please feel free to use whatever colors you have on hand that closest match the swatches shown above.  Exact matches aren't necessary, this is supposed to be fun, not stressful. :)

For today's card, I also used the new Falling for You set from Paper Smooches... That acorn is one of my *favorite* images from the set... I totally puffy ♥ that plaid acorn top! :)

Have a great one!

Supplies:
Stamps - Falling for You (Paper Smooches)
Paper - Harvest Gold, Fine Linen, Stamper's Select White
Ink - Memento Black, True Black
Miscellaneous - Copics, Hibiscus Burst Grosgrain, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Crystal Effects

***Please feel free to link your entries below... Entries due by 11:59 pm (EST), Thursday, February 17th***

42 comments:

  1. YAAAAYYYY! I'm playing tonight when I get home! Awesome colors!!

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  2. I saw this card on Kim's blog the other day and fell in LOVE! Not only is that acorn fabby, but your colors really brought it out.
    SO excited you are hosting challenges Heather, and I can't wait to play.
    Hope the little one feels better soon...

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  3. so glad you gotten around to that! love the card!

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  4. Oh, how exciting! I hope to have a chance to play this week. Love that darling acorn and fab pink ribbon!

    Hope your little one is feeling better soon!

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  5. I really loved this card when I saw it Yestarday at Kim's blog. I tottaly cased your layout. I hope that is okay is the first time doing that. I always love your color combinations.

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  6. I am super excited to play along!!!! When do I have to have it in by ? J

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  7. It's about time, girlie. ;) I'm so excited that you are doing this- you DO have the best color combos, and it'll be fun to see what new combinations you come up with. Hoping I can play along with you this week!

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  8. Great idea! I love your color combos and would love to play along. Just have to find some time now. Great card too!

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  9. Awesome!!! I can't wait to play in your challenges. You definitely have a sense for color.

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  10. I forgot to say hope your daughter feels better soon!

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  11. How exciting! Love the colors and your headers! So is the due date Feb 17 (day before next challenge issued)?

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  12. The bright colors were inspiring on this snowy day! So glad you are hosting a challenge.

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  13. This is so fantastic! I am making a card as soon as I get off of the computer!

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  14. LOOOOOOOOOVE this card!!!
    all 3 of my kids have been sick since Sunday!!!
    I hope your daughter feels better soon!

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  15. Yea!!! You did it!! So excited to play along! I love your card! You certainly have a way with color and design!

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  16. Finally! I made it! Lol...

    Wooo hoo!!!!

    I'm SO EXCITED for you, my love!!! I have been waiting and WAITING for you to do this!!! So glad it's finally live! ;)

    Ok, can I say how intimidating your color challenges are going to be for me?! I don't think I will be able to pull it off QUITE like you... but you can bet that I'll try! :)

    Yayyy! I'm EXCITED! :)

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  17. Delightful color combination! Cute images and sentiment to go with it!

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  18. Wow--your challenges should be sooooo much fun! Your color combos are always so amazing and now we can play along. Adorable card today--love that little acorn!

    And hope Lindsay feels better soon and doesn't miss the party.

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  19. So happy to see you hosting a color challenge, Heather. This will be fun! Love your card, too!

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  20. YAY! So happy to learn that you're now hosting color challenges!!! This is a beautiful color combo! Can't wait to play along! Great sample, too!!! That plaid top on the acorn is so fun!!!

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  21. Heather- I have been a silent stalker of your blog for a long time! I love your work and always admire your unique color combos. Soo excited that you are hosting this challenge, it has truly inspired me :)

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  22. Yes! You are wonderful with color combos. This is the perfect thing for your blog. Now, let's go see if I can whip something up to play along... :-)

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  23. Oh my goodness, no time to play along tonight but I LOVE those colors. Going to try to join this challenge early next week. I adore your colors and so am excited to see you doing this.

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  24. Ooooh, I LOVE your first color combo! Hope I can find time to play! Your card turned out ah-mazing, as always!

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  25. Yay! I love this idea, Heather! Just like I loved it when you hosted the Peeps' challenge; I love being pushed to my creative limits (most of the time LOL!) so I'm really hoping to play along with ya!
    Taking your fabulous example as inspiration :D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  26. I love color challenges and I hope I can participate. Giving us two weeks is SO nice! Just love the wonderful and colorful cards you make.

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  27. Heather! This is awesome! I always admire your use of color! I definitely need to play along to get some color inspiration! Thanks so much for doing this!

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  28. I have always loved your color combos! So I am really happy about this new challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Yay, Heather! I can't wait to play along, love me a color challenge!

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  30. What an abso-friggin-lutely awesome idea, my friend! Thank you for doing this, I might now have to get some more PTI cardstock, in order to keep up, lol!
    Sending get well wishes to Lindsay! xxxxx

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  31. Yippppppeeee! You are my color queen and I'm so excited you are starting a challenge!! I can't wait to play!

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  32. Heather, I wish you much success with your challenges. I am sure that you will get many participants. I will see if I can put something together for your first challenge. If not,I will definately do your second challenge if I have the colours.

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  33. You're really going to be sharing your colour lusciousness with us??? Wooohoooo!! What a gorgeous start! I love the unexpected colour of the acorn here! Hope Sunday worked out for you??!

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  34. Heather, I'm so happy that you started this! You're one of my very favorite stampers, and I always love your cards. Glad I could create with you :) Hope you keep the challenges coming! (and I adore that you used PTI colors... my fav!)

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  35. Too, too cute! I'm nutty for that nut too! :)

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  36. Made a card with your challenge but too late to post it on your list. Hoping I can get my act together sooner with the next one :) Glad you're doing this! You know how I love your cards :)

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  37. Super excited for your color challenges! I love your combos and this is such a good way to try new things! Here is my challenge entry - couldn't see the linky thing, sorry!!
    http://seizethestamp.blogspot.com/2011/02/great-new-challenge.html

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  38. Great to see you doing a color challenge and adore your first card!

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  39. you rock! and I'm so sad I somehow missed this announcement. LOVE your use of colors, so this should be fun. I'll be on the look out for the new one this Friday! congrats.

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  40. Hi...I tried to add my card, but the linky says it is already closed!! It is 11:35 here (ET) so I thought I still had some time. Here's a link, hope you check it out!

    http://ourchangeofart.blogspot.com/2011/02/totally-hues.html

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Thanks for stopping by! :)