Wednesday, September 19, 2018

You Warm My Heart

The third Wednesday of every month is a special day... at least it is for Barb, Kelly, and me.

Ready? Set. Go!

RSG is our "extreme challenge" adventure. Each month one of us comes up with the theme - and it's supposed to be more challenging than the normal theme. This month it was Barb's turn to host.

Just look at the fun she had for us...

I love color combo challenges, so this is a version of one.  Go to the master lists of Color Challenges on SCS.  I think there are over 700 right now.  Please check out the ones that end on your birthday—Jeanette is 26th, Kelly is 28th and I am 01.  So you will be able to check out 7 or so that end with your date.  I would look at numbers 1, 101, 201, 301, etc.  You can pick any one of those color combinations that you want.  The twist is to also pick a holiday—famous or weird—from the month of your birthday.  So, Kelly picks something in March while Jeanette and I use October.  Use your color combo to make a card that “celebrates” that holiday.  Does that make sense?  Ready?  Set.  Go!

I'm not sure how Barb and Kelly went about this, but the first thing I did was  choose a color challenge to use. 

Color Challenge CC626:

So Saffron
Cucumber Crush
Peekaboo Peach

The next thing I did was research October holidays. I didn't want to go with the obvious one - Halloween - so I looked for lesser known holidays. 

These holidays made my Short List:

2 - Name Your Car Day (my car's name is Hot Sauce)
4 - National Taco Day (I love tacos!)
12 - Old Farmer's Day 
21 - Count Your Buttons Day 
31 - Carve a Pumpkin Day I had a perfect stamp)

But... I chose this one for my card:

National Frappe Day
October 4

I'd like to say my card went together easily after that. It didn't. This card is actually Plan B. But hey, every plan needs to have a back-up, right?

Now, let's head over to Barb's blog and Kelly's blog to see what they made!

Oh, and next month it's my turn to come up with the theme. I already have a plan... so be sure to come back on October 17th to see what it is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tags stamped with Colorbox Lime Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Recollections White and SU Cucumber Crush, Peekaboo Peach, and So Saffron CS, a Heart-Shaped Paper Doily from an unknown vendor, and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: American Traditional Design Ribbon, Prima Flower, and Heart-Shaped Brad from an unknown vendor


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These are wonderful colors! What a fun card!

Cornerstone Create said...

You dont see these colors used with coffee a lot. Great card!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautifully layered design, Jeanette!! Love this great coffee creation!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet card- imagine there was nice hot tea in that cup : ) Yep!!! Love it!

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful result Jeanette - even if it was plan B - i sometimes end up on plan c or e....