Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday’s Color Throwdown

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Today our hostess is Broni and she picked this interesting color combo to challenge us.  And yes, it challenged me!  But before I get into that…
I have re-entered the world of the living!  Hurricane Irene knocked out our power for 5 days and internet for 6.  I had so much catching up to do, but it could have been worse. So, sorry I have been absent for a while.   On the bright side-yesterday was the first day of school!  Lordy, I have been counting down the days! 
First, Joey began the 3rd grade today…
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Too cool for school he thinks!
Then my baby…Sean, started kindergarten today. Sigh.  This is the only picture he let me take.  He made a face, hid, or waved his hands every time I pointed the camera at him.  This was taken on the bus on the way home.  Finally, he smiled for me.  He loved it!
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Tomorrow is Sean’s first full day of school and my first time ever as a stay at home mom with both kids in school!  Six whole hours alone!  I have so much to do I don’t know what to do first!  I know, deep breath, there will be so many days like this…but I am so excited! 
Okay, now for my card.  My peach parfait is more orange, but I love this paper from DCWV Café Mediterranean Stack.  I used three patterns from the pad.
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I used the PTI Mat Stack 4 Collection and Mat Stack die for the main label and sentiment.   The flowers are all from Prima, some with buttons in the center and brads.  The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and the body created with Viva Decor Pearls.   The decorative border is another Martha Stewart punch.  
The design team, and our September guestie, has some really beautiful samples to share – so check ‘em out!  And don’t forget to visit the Color Throwdown to enter your own creation this week!  Have a great day!!
Broni ~ Barbara ~ Tammy ~ Kristin ~ Laura ~ Carole and our September guest designer Julee Tilman

15 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

I am so happy to hear you are okay. I was thinking about you a lot. I bet that was the longest 5-6 days of your life hu? When we had the tornadoes in May and was without electricity for over a week I was bored out of my mind. :)
Your boy is darling. Such a sweet picture. My son does the same thing when it comes to taking pictures.
Hugs~

Barbara said...

Awesome use of the colors, Danielle!! And an awesome design--you know I love all the flowers!

Enjoy all your free time ;-)

Carol Dee said...

Oh My your sons have grown up so fast. (Lord knows mine did, 28 and 31 come Nov.) *sigh* Enjoy the quite and the caos !!!!
That was some color throwdown. You did it proud! A stunning Thank you card.
Hugs...

LeAnne said...

OMGoodness, those boys are heartbreakers! Enjoy your alone time--it will zip by, trust me! Your card is beautiful, too...such a pretty combo!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, your boys are SO handsome, Danielle! LOVE those pictures! Hope they're having a great time at school!

Your card is beautiful! Fabulous use of those colors!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh, Danielle - your boys are GORGEOUS!!! And soon you'll wonder how you ever lived without those blessed hours they're in school -- I promise! Love your elegant card, and I'm so happy everything is getting back to normal for you. Enjoy!

Broni said...

I'm so glad things are getting back to normal for you, Danielle! Your boys are absolutely adorable. I hope you will be able to actually enjoy your SAHM status! I love how your card turned out! It's gorgeous!

Denise Marzec said...

Yayyyyy, so glad to hear he liked his first day of school. Love both pics of him, especially the smiley one on the bus. :) Awesome card, too...the colors are fun!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS card Danielle! Your boys are ADORABLE!! Enjoy your quiet time!!!

Marlena M. said...

You have such sweet boys!

I love the vibrancy of your card. ;)

Curt in Carmel said...

Danielle, your kids are ADORABLE! Joey is going to be a heart-breaker for sure, and that sweet little Sean is so sweet. You've have wonderful kids. You are so lucky. I'm also sorry that you have been without power for so long. Don't know how you made it through. I would have been out of my mind by the 2ND full day. Your card, as usual, is stunning. Love that color combo and you did a remarkable job on the challenge. Hope things get totally back together soon for you. Best, Curt

Anonymous said...

Adorable pair of boys there!! They are both so cute. So glad to hear that things are back to normal for you. I have an Aunt who is experiencing flooding from the Susquehanna River in Binghamton.

Your card is gorgeous! Love the warm colours. Pretty.
Beth Greco

Leslie Miller said...

What handsome boys! Great photos. Beautiful location in the first. I envy you those six hours! Great colors and design in your card. The warmth is wonderful and the blue is the perfect complement. Good to have you back!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card! All those layers and flowers just scream happiness.

Shirley said...

Well, I have to say Sean is an eye stopper! What a little cutie! I remember my daughter's first day at Kindergarten. Your card is just so bright, uplifting, and so pretty too!