Hello out there! Tonight I have one card to share, then a giveaway to announce, so stick around until the bottom of the post!
Before I get to my card, I wanted to mention that if you came by my blog today looking for the latest Curtain Call Color Challenge, I'm sad to say that Stacey has decided to bring the challenge to an end. I'm as surprised and disappointed as many of you, and I wish Stacey all the best in her future endeavors! I will always be incredibly grateful to her for her encouragement and support, including the invitation to join the Design Team as a Guest Designer last summer and then as a regular contributor for the last six months. Her eye for color and gorgeous creations have been truly inspiring, and her challenge will most definitely be missed!
Okay, speaking of challenges, I have definitely been neglecting some of my favorites lately and tried to catch up on a couple this weekend. This card is for the "Color Splash" challenge at The Play Date Cafe, which means black and white with just a splash of color. This week the color is the designer's choice, and I went with red.
I also used this week's sketch at Clean & Simple, a definite keeper.
For the top panel, I pulled out WPlus9's Poinsettia Patterns to stamp a background. Love that this set works year round and is great for making your own patterned paper.
The black cardstock strip at the bottom is debossed with PTI's Diamonds impression plate. The label is die cut and stamped with Fillable Frames #4 and a sentiment from Delightful Dahlia.
I mentioned recently that the one year anniversary of my blog is coming up soon, so I thought it would be fun to have a couple of giveaways leading up to the big day on March 20. To kick things off, one lucky person will win the stamp set "A Flower for All Seasons" from Stampin' Up!, as seen in the Sale-a-bration catalog.
This giveaway is open to Followers of my blog. I will be happy to ship internationally.
For your chance to win, tell me in the comments section of THIS POST whether or not you plan to attend CHA Summer in Chicago. I will be visiting my family in Indiana in July, so I am 80% positive that I will be attending this year, and I'm so excited to have the chance to meet some of you!
You have until Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59 EST to leave a comment. One winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Saturday, March 12.
Thanks for stopping by, friends! Good luck!