Tuesday, January 8, 2008

CC148 and a Mailbox

When I heard the Colour Challenge on SCS today I wasn't sure at first I could pull it off. I think I did okay though! I think that the use of all the circles really pulls this card together nicely.
What do you think?
The CC was Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and Barely Banana. I Cuttlebugged the Wasabi layer with Dots. Then I cut a smaller piece of Bayou Blue and used the corner rounder to make a scalloped edge. The main image is stamped on Confetti White with Stazon and then coloured with an AquaPainter and ink pads. The clouds and heart are popped out for added dimension. I decided to add the jumbo eyelets and thread the Double Stitched Blue Bayou ribbon through.
Last year I was lucky enough to get some of these mailboxes mailed to me from a couple different friends in the States. Man, I sure wish we had Target here in Canada! I bet 50% of my allowed $750 that I bring back from Florida each year, is spent at Target...LOL

As with every year, we won't be here for Valentine's Day. Chloe still likes to give her class Valentine's cards though. The teachers always save hers from her classmates and she gets them when we return. This year I wanted to be prepared early!! I made this simple little mailbox for her to stuff her cards into. Then she can take this to school and leave it with the teacher to hand out at the party.

I ended up using some of the WinterBright SSK that was sitting on my desk. I think the paper looks cute for a sweet day ;)
Have you heard Paper Pretties is on a hunt for Snowflake?
If you want to play along for a chance to win some great goodies be sure to check out Jillian's Blog HERE.

19 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

LOVe your Love Boat card, it is adorable, and that altered mailbox is great. Yeah I love my Target store, so many great things for $.

Laura said...

I LOVE your card... so cute!!! I have to try that color combo myself!!

Tracy.H said...

Love both of these projects! I am gonna have to try that color combo too. :0)

Nancy Riley said...

Dawn, your color challenge card is INCREDIBLE!!! First class all the way, girl !!! It is absolutely PERFECT in every way!

Love your mailbox too! I never would have thought of using the Winter Brights SSK with it, but it's PERFECT too!

Corie said...

This card is just so beautiful, and I LOVE the mailbox.

Alexandra said...

Oooh Dawn, I love these! That is one of my fave stamp sets and you did wonders with it - too too cute! And, the mailbox is stinkin' adorable! I have a couple of these as well and need to do something with them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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chat said...

what a great card, dawn
love the CB bG.
the mail box is just a wonderful project.
tfs,
chat

Rose Ann said...

Your little boat card is so cute, and looks wonderful in those colors! I love the embossing you did!

Your mailbox is so adorable with that cute little mouse, and pretty papers! I love how you did the flag and ribbon!

Amy G. said...

You amaze me every time I visit your blog! I saw the CC and though...naaah, but your card is super cute!!! Not to mention that darling mailbox! You're awesome! BTW, I LOVE target!!! ;)

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card. I love everything about it ... great coloring, CB background, jumbo eyelets ... And that mailbox is too cute! I'm off to Target in the morning, hoping to score a few of these. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dawn Griffith said...

Oh dawn your goodies are sooo adorable .. love the mailbox . sooo cute and your boat card WOWZIE Love them both
xoxox
Dawn griffith

Maria said...

Hi Dawn, I think you did more than okay with the color challenge! You did fabulous! I think that combo is beautiful! I love how you used the CB embossing folder for the background. Beautiful job!

Your mailbox is such a cute gift to give someone on Valentines! Your box is fabulous!

Maria

www.chicnscratch.typepad.com said...

oh my goodness!! Both projects are awesome!!! You are a lucky girl to get your hands on some of those mailboxes. I live here and can't get them :(
Have a great day!!

Renée said...

Wow! I love both of these! The colour challenge card has a wonderful layout and I really like the cut-work you did for the main image panel.

Plus, You’ve been TAGGED!

Christina Fischer said...

CUTE!!!!! Love your card -- the circles are fantastic! You did a great job with those colors! The mailbox is adorable -- I just grabbed a cartload of mailboxes at Target yesterday! :)

Deb said...

wow, your work is so amazing Dawn, I so love the card and that mail box is just so perfect, I absolutely love them both!

Lori said...

Love the boat (that embossing folder looks great with the image!) and the mailbox, too. Let me know if you need some more of them for this year. I have three Targets within 15 minutes of my house, so I'm always near one.