Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ColourQ #51 and some fun news!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!!  We've got some gorgeous colors for you to play with this week at the ColourQ. Aren't they fabulous?!  What I want to know though, is who is going to wear that hat?!  It looks like one of those old-fashioned bathing caps that had all those flowers stuck on it.  Anyhoo!  There are so many different directions I could have went with this combo.  They make beautiful springtime colors, and are also great for soft, citrusy summer colors.  But since there is a coolness in the air (finally!) and the harvest season has begun, I went a random route and decided to use them for fall colors.










PAISLEY PRINTS


I chose to use the Paisley Prints set which is available in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  The card base is So Saffron, layered with some Old Olive DSP from the Play Date pack.  The Peach Parfait DSP comes from the In Colors DSP stack.  The "Grateful" sentiment is from the Falling Leaves set.  Isn't the layout fun?!  I love a good layout, and since I never can come up with any of my own, I always have to use someone elses!!  This layout is from the Create With Connie and Mary blog. 


And now for some fun news.... I'm in a magazine!  Well, not just me, but the whole ColourQ Royal Court design team!!!  The ColourQ blog is featured in the October issue of Creating Keepsakes.  And since my picture is on the blog, my picture is now in CK!!  How fun is that?!  I'm not sure what page it's even on, since I don't have a copy of the magazine... yet!!  It may not be quite as exciting as "getting published", but at least I can say I was in a magazine!  From what I understand, you actually have to send the cards in to get them published.  How silly is that?!  I mean really!! I barely have enough time to make the cards.  You think I'm going to send them somewhere?!  :-)

Speaking of cards that I have made... if you live in the Tulare/Visalia/Exeter/Hanford area of Cali, stop by the recently remodeled Goodies Cookies in Mary's Vineyard and browse my card rack.  I'm heading there today and I'll be adding 100 cards!!  Plus, don't leave the store without getting one of their delicious cookies.  My fave is the Snickerdoodle.  While you're there, tell Natalie and Sandy hi from me!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

13 comments:

Deb said...

Your card is simply beautiful! I just LOVE these colors! I will have to give them a try! Great job on the sketch challenge!

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Adorable card and congratulations on the magazine article!

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card! Great use of the colors! Super exciting about CK, too!

Lisa said...

Love it! Great fall card and fun colors!

Adriana Benitez said...

Congrats on the magazine! And TFS your card - so pretty!

Marie said...

Gorgeous card and that's so fun about the magazine!! :)

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great card-the colors are perfect to use with that set! Congrats on the article too!!

Connie Babbert said...

Oh wow...I love how you tied on the leaf...great colors, too! Thanks for playing along with the Create with Connie and Mary sketch this week!

Carrie Gaskin said...

WOWZA - this is beautiful Krystal. Thanks for playing along this week, this card is just stunning.

Stacey Schafer said...

gorgeous, Krystal!

Mary Brown said...

What a wonderful fall card! Love your use of the Paisley Prints set on this! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful....simply beautiful!

TrishG said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and layout and everything. I haven't been blog surfing for a while, so I got to catch up today and see all your wonderful cards!