Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Clean&Simple with colourQ

Two of my favorite challenges have teamed up this week - colourQ and clean&simple's Fall to Layout.  Clean&Simple gave us a sketch and then challenged us to use any of the first 99 colourQ challenges.  A big congrats to colourQ for hitting 100 challenges - here's to a hundred more!!

I also have been VERY negligent at passing along an award that I have received (and I even have another that I will pass along next week).  There are so many great blogs out there that I very much want to point out to my readers - I should share these awards right away!!

I received the Pay It Forward award from Caroline at LaceTopDesigns.  Be sure to check out her blog - she recently did a napkin-fold card that will take your breath away!

The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Mention the blogger who gave you the award
2. Link to their blog
3. Pay It Forward to 5 bloggers

Here are five blogs that I definitely want you to visit!

1. Amanda Sevall Designs - you HAVE to check out what she has been doing with the owl punch!

2. I'm in Haven - wonderfully stylish and unique CAS cards.  And if you want a new perspective on life and on living your faith, spend some time reading and praying over her second blog - Noah...His Journey.

3. My Ink Well - I fell in love with her work when I saw an early August post on a Fruity Drink!

4. Created by Tracy - I love when people start following my blog - because if they like my work, I know I will like theirs - and Tracy is no exception.  She's my most recent follower and I LOVE her work!

5. Stamping with Klass - each card has such unique touches and are so beautifully done!

Have fun!

  • Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Charlie Harvest Time (the sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Celery, Garden Green, Pumpkin, Razzleberry, Summer Sun, Confetti Tan (sign post), Papertrey Fine Linen (sign), Bo Bunny dsp (really, really old!)
  • Ink: Memento Brown
  • Accessories: Quickutz sign post, All Night Media butterfly punch, Martha Stewart grass punch, Stampin' Up Razzleberry ribbon


  1. Gorgeous! Love that patterned paper! :)
    And thanks for the new blogs to check out!

  2. Thank you so much Kim! I'll try to pass it on ASAP. Love your card! The little sign really caught my eye and the pretty, painted flowers.

  3. love that floral paper!! so glad you've joined the ColourQ for the 100th challenge!!

  4. Love your fall card, Kim! Love the way you used that color combo. Thanks for joining us for the 100th challenge at the ColourQ this week.

  5. This is so pretty and just right for fall!

  6. GOrgeous! Love those pretty little butterflies! Great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us again this week at ColourQ!

  7. Love the fall colors on this and that little sign with the grass is just the cutest! Now off to visit your recommended reading! :)

  8. Beautiful card, Kim! I love the palette you chose and that darling little sign :) So glad you could play with us at colourQ this week! :)

  9. Love your card, and the colours you chose! That paper is gorgeous!

  10. You're so sweet Kim - thanks so much!! :) I love your card - I have an idea in my head for that challenge... I just can't find the time to make it!! Off to check out the other blogs :)

  11. Kim, this is just stunning! Love that bottom panel - did you make that paper? Thank you so much for playing with our 100th challenge at the colourQ!

  12. Hey Kim! How do you make "simple" look so impressive and professional. Sigh! If only I knew your secret. Hugs xxaxx

  13. Thanks so much Kim, it is so nice of you to put me on the list. I need to put my thinking cap on as to who to forward it to, there are too many choices! Thanks so much again. x


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