Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrating 100 Challenges....



with the fantastic crew from the Color Throwdown!



It's TODAY, it's today! The big BLOG HOP and CELEBRATION to honor 100 Challenges-o-FUN! And those funny, talented and sassy girls who throw-it-down EACH and every week, dazzling us mortals and inspiring some of the most fun color combinations - EVER {!} have put together one SUPER-FABULOUS celebration! I have such a soft spot in my heart for the personalities of the gals who give and give, over there! I had the honor of being a guest designer for a month last year, and all I can say is that I felt like a most cherished guest of a big, warm and wacky family... all of whom are MASTER PAPER CRAFT GODDESSES, generous and FUN! I was thrilled, beyond thrilled when they invited me to take part in this celebration. Not only are we hoping that you'll take the time to visit each and every gal on this list, but we're practically BRIBING you! Wait! Oh, just WAIT, until you see the booty and the bounty of prizes and fun that await you as you make the rounds! Because the CTD is so loved and respected and ESTABLISHED after 100 {Hello!) challenges, they have some AMAZING sponsors! You will have a chance to win some fabulous prizes from each stop on the blog hop! {Hey! I like the sound of THAT!}

Speaking of sponsors.... I was given the extreme privilege of representing Clear & Simple Stamps ~ what AWESOME folk they are! I was allowed to pick out a stamp set of my choosing, to play with the colors of the current CHALLENGE ~ Check it OUT, babies!



A little vino with that? YES, please!!! But, wait, let's hold off on HOW awesome these stamps are, for just a sec... Check out this slammin' color palette!



I was SO excited, I made another!




Here's the FANTASTIC set I got to use for the fun, and trust me ~ I LIVE in the Sonoma County, Wine Country! {You'll be seeing a lot more from me with this powerful little set!} It's a keeper!



YOU! You, as a visitor of my lovely little blog, are eligible to WIN * WIN * WIN a gift certificate for $25.00 from Clear And Simple Stamps! Just leave me a comment {which, WHO doesn't love comments to begin with.... HEYYYYYY!} on THIS post and link a creation {including direct links only, PLEASE!} at the Color Throwdown Site, before the 12th of July, and YOU might be in some SERIOUS crafty-craft material goodness! Check out THIS post for all of the details, rules and prize sponsors....! What fun! MEANWHILE, there's just a few other inspiring stops for you to visit and the bounty keeps flowing!


Tammy Hershberger - Stamp Happy
Broni Holcombe - Splashes of Watercolor
Barbara Anders - Paper Pursuits
Danielle Kennedy - Wild Dragonfly Designs
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Laura Pryor - Lil' Inker
Kisa Peters - Kisa's Paper Cuts
Carol Longacre - Our Little Inspirations
Deb Horst - Sendable Sentiments
Debi Southard - Debi's Crazy Life
Elise Durenberger - MamaCow Creations
Juliana Swanson - Stampin With Inky Fingers
Lisa Kind - Kind Creations
Makiko Jones - Makink Studios
Maria Gurnsey - Scraps By M
Pam Speidel - Stamping With Serendipity
Sylvia Nelson - Sylvia's Stamp Corner
Teresa Kline - Enjoy the VA Sunshine
Wanda Cullen - Cullen-ary Creations


CHECK OUT THE JUICE - AND refreshments (aka PRIZE PACKAGES!!!) provided at these exciting blogs! I guarantee you'll find something that looks incredible and the odds of winning wonderful prizes is GOOOOOOOOD! BUT WAIT! Don't forget - PLAY the Color THROWDOWN this week and win, win, win! Just think, how easy: visit the designers & leave a comment...GET INSPIRED, make something... link YOUR fabulous creation to CTD and ENJOY the fun!

Maybe they should have called this CHRISTMAS in JULY! YEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAWWWW!!!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Basic Grey
Stamps - Clear & Simple Stamps - wine images and sentiment background; Clouds - Practicing Creativity; Stampin' Up! - "Delight In Life" sentiment
Ink - Stampin' Up!; Staz On!; Versa Fine; Color Box Chalk
Stickles - Tim Holtz / Ranger
Border Punches - EK Success & Fiskars
Chipboard Letters - American Crafts
Ribbon - Michael's

297 comments:

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Kim Wilson said...

Oh Elise! You are such a doll :) Thank you for the sweet comment as always! I really had a hard time figuring out what I was going to do that was "metal" but I think it came out ok considering that I had only a few hrs since my stamp didnt come until right before I was to post the card LOL! Oh well, I made the best of the time I had ha ha! Beautiful wine cards! Makes me want to head up to your neck of the woods!

Nikka Geers said...

great job on your cards, you making me so excited to work on mine

Sylvia said...

So Cute Elise!

Kittie said...

Your cards are lovely Pass the wine, please!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

These are super! Love the scene!

Mercy said...

these are too cute, elise! love the the papers and those images!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Yee-haw right back atcha my fun and sweet crafting friend :) Your cards are both wonderful, and I love that they represent where you live! There's nothing better than a good glass of wine and some tasty cheese, unless of course you toss in a few plump grapes in there somewhere:) I'd even be willing to trade off some chocolate for a treat like this now and then! LOL Great use of the colors for this throwdown, and as always - thanks for leaving such thoughtful comments whenever you visit me :) You totally rock woman!!!

Debi said...

Love both of your cards! What a fun stamp set you used, I am sure you will get a lot of use out of that set.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Both of your cards are awesome!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great cards and images....very sweet...have a fantastic day!

enjoy *~*

Lynn McAuley said...

What fabulous cards with these delightful images!! Awesome work, Elise!!

Pat said...

What a fun stamp set!

pojjo said...

Ho ho ho... happy christmas *SMILE*
noo...a happy 100 challenge to you he he he.
lovely cards you made
Hugs from Sweden/ Johanna "pojjo"

debhorst said...

both cards showcase this 100th color challenge perfectly....way to go...you even showcased the stamp set!!

Savitri said...

So so adorable!! LOVE both cards and the coloring is just fabby!!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are beautiful, Elise! Love the stamp set you used and the cute scenes you created!

Natasha said...

Great cards - that set is fantastic and you showcased it brilliantly!

ladybugg61 said...

Ahhhh! A card that celebrates the finer things in life ... a picnic, tasty cheese, fine wine, and blue skies - and of course, CTD's 100th! :-) Lovely cards.

Kristine said...

Your card is so adorable and so are the stamps;)
Hugs from Kristine

Steph Zerbe said...

Just darling! I love the tablecloth treatment. Your color work is so wonderful!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the little table you made and the fun food stamps!

Crafty Engineering said...

How cute are those cards! I love the whole table place setting one...awesome!

akagreenhouse said...

Great cards! Just fabulous!

Patty from FL said...

Congrats on your 100th CTD! Your card just makes me smile!

dj1952 said...

Very inviting scene. It looks like it's ready for guests to come on over.

Debra (dj1952)

dahlhousedesigns said...

Super wonderful cards!!! Just adore both of them.

lisa a.

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely cards, wonderful scenes you created with your images.

Liz Williams said...

Always love cards that make me smile!!

Dawn said...

great samples!

Rosemary said...

hey funny friend!! two, count'em, two FABULOUS cards in one post!!! woweeee!!! love'em friend as they are fantastic! makes me want to have a little bit of the vino, myself! yeee haw!

Otter Blue said...

Great cards!

Pam Speidel said...

I'm with you MamaCow! It is an honor to be a part of this incredible celebration and prize give-a-away! Your cards just blow me away! WOW!

Cathy said...

Your card is delightful. Congrats on 100 th challenge. Thanks for opportunity to win such wonderful things.

Amy said...

Your card are fantastic!! Love that wine stamp set!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Cute card and fun blog hop! I love the colors this week. Thanks so much for putting together this fabulous give-away for us!
melisa.waldorf@yahoo.com

Makiko Jones said...

Both cards are fantastic, Elise!! However, I have to mention the scene you created for the first card....super FABULOUS!!

Nancy said...

Two lovely cards. I am so enjoying everyone's blog. This is surely like Christmas in July!

Eva said...

Your cards are just GORGEOUS!!!! I have been eying that stamp set, too...

Creative Char said...

Great card!

Beverly S. said...

The two cards you did rock! That is certainly a fun stamp set to work with. :)

Lisa Kind said...

Love this, Elise! That first card looked like my picnic table yesterday! So hot, we had to eat outside for some fresh breezes (no AC in our house!) Love how you used the colors in both cards! Great job with that cute little set!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and your use of the stamps is stunning.

Kelly Massman said...

Fun cards!

Michele said...

Wine and cheese... Yes please! Cute cards! :)

Christina said...

Very cute images, and your little table on the first card is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

I could use a little wine and cheese right now! Yum! Two great cards! Love what you did with those stamps! Congrats in hitting 100!

Sylvia said...

Your cards are a fun and deliteful treat. Happy 100th and Thanks for the fun

Donna Sue said...

What a cute scene! Love these stamps. Happy # 100 and thanks for the chance to win.

Lori Turner said...

Very cute cards! I love the table in the first card - WTG! Congrats to CTD!

JESSICA said...

Ooh, la, la! Great cards! Congrats and thanks for the chance :)

BonnieRose said...

love your cards gf.. and ur right.. that set is awesome.. love those stamps! hugs bonnierose
bonnieangel1797@gmail.com

Meg said...

I love those stamps and the way you coloured them!

PatS said...

Such a cute card! Congrats on the 100th and the chance to win.

Dorcas said...

Nice work! Your cards are perfect for dinner invitations!

Dana Gustafson said...

I think the wine corks have worked their magic on you! These are so wonderful...very wine country, dahling! Can I join you for your picnic?!!

Margarita Ybarra said...

cute card! :)

Lea L. said...

These cards are fabulous! Loving those stamps! Thanks for the chance to win!

♥Lea

Wanda Cullen said...

Love your use of these images and these colors - perfect for a wine tasting party!

Colleen said...

Great job on both of these, but have to say I'm a sucker for that fab ribbon the second one! Love the layering of stamps and colouring on the first!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Your cards are great - totally feels like a party!! Pass the cheese, please!!

LeAnne said...

Mmmm-hmmmm....methinks you must have tasted some of that vino!! Awesome, fun card!! We LOVED having you participate as a GD and love even more having you CELEBRATE with us this week!

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh yeah! I love in Livermore wine country and that set is DEFINITELY a keeper! xxD

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such fun cards! Love the sentiments you paired with this little wine set. So fun!

laurlynn said...

Fun images! Love how your cards turned out.

lynn said...

two darling cards, elise-love them both:)

Anne said...

Great cards!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards! Love your layouts. -Mary R.

Theresa said...

Great cards...love them esp with these colors. Great prizes too!

leenda said...

Truly creative & inspirational!!

Piali said...

Lovely cards!!!

Lin said...

Hi Elise, having a blast hopping along here! Love your wine country cards! Thanks so much for the chance to win something fun!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love, love this beautifully set table that you created!

Luanne said...

What beautiful use of the great colors for the throw down! Both of your cards are great, TFS!

Sally Watkins said...

Great job on the throw down. I would love to sit at your table, it has wine!

Broni said...

I always start bouncing in my seat when I read your posts....they're so much fun!! Your cards are fantastic! I SO glad you came back to help us celebrate!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love the wine stamps, am thinking I might have to go buy it now-- which I'm sure is the point :). Great job with the cards.

Torrey said...

Now all we need is some cheese, fruit and a cute French waiter. Great card!

lynn said...

This set and your cards make me want to go tasting in the wine country.

lynn

Nina said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like the little café scene you've made in the first card...so cute!

Carisa said...

really pretty cards!

Jennie said...

FABulous designs! What a great set :o)

Naomi said...

Very nice cards!

Karen said...

Ack! I wrote you that email and then in my sleep deprived state, forgot to come back first thing this morning! Well, I've chased my marbles around quite a bit today (when I realized I didn't have any milk and therefore, could not have any coffee this morning...had to wait until 11am, oh the horror!!!! Yes, I've made a mental note that when staying up until almost 2am, after not sleeping at all the night before, I MUST make sure I have all my required java fixings FIRST!!!).....hmmm...where was I??!!! OH yea! I think I found and have most of my marbles back in the jar!!

Now, back to the amazing YOU! You rock, my dear! You oh so made those colors work oh so very well with a wine country theme (and I should know, huh?! :>)!! I adore the little scene in your first card, oh so very You and you *know* I love that flat petite red bow on the second one!! Marvelous! :>

jan said...

Very nice card!! Can see lots of good uses for this set!

Laurie Marmon said...

Love the stamps you used. Both cards are great!

ccubedx2 said...

Like a fine wine... :) That is one cute set, and you worked magic with it! Happy 100, and thank you for the chance!

Lori said...

Fabulous wine cards! Super cute set.

Chris said...

your cards are adorable and this celebration is the best.

Lisa said...

Fantastic job on these cards! I love the first one, that is my favorite!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the table card...too cute :)

emarci said...

I love Clear and Simple! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

CAS is the way to go sometimes! Love both of these cards!

DeniseB said...

Great cards!
DeniseB

Stampin' Pam said...

Well done Elise! Great projects. Good luck with the #100 challenge week! NOW - crossing my fingers and wishing very hard that I am a lucky winner this week :-)

Cassie said...

Great cards, Elise! I love all that color with that fun set ;D

Sheila D said...

Oh, how sweet are these! Great cards and fun, fun layout! I'm so excited about the 100th color throwdown! Thanks for your inspiration!

Stephanie Zito said...

Oh I am in love with that set thanks to your incredible cards! Your scene on the 1st one is amazing! Beautiful work!

Sandy S. said...

Great cards! I love this wine set!

Rose said...

well look at you rocking the color challenge and those stamps are awesome girl :) LOVE the second card!!

Denise said...

Great choice on the stamp set girl!!! They are so cool and make me want to go out to eat too...lol. The cards you made with them are delightful :)

Lynne said...

love the tablecloth, so country

Stacey Schafer said...

fabulous!

SmilynStef said...

What a perfect little scene for combining those colors ... love those fun little clouds.

Linda said...

Wonderful scene! I love the DP you used.Fantastic prizes.

Jennifer E. said...

Awesome cards! I love that picnic table one--love the scene you created on it! Thanks for the chance to win some great prizes!

Dawn Mercedes said...

nicely done...thanks for the fun hop!

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are super fun - I live near the Sonoma Wine Country - love it!!

Roxie said...

Nice cards, great use of the colors and thanks for the challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, this is awesome! Love what you did with this set and the layouts of the cards. Great job!

redstamper7 said...

Your card makes me yearn for a trip to sunny California with the lovely fruit and wine table. The blue is such a nice touch!!

mom2tayandbay said...

Yum! That card is good enuf to eat!

cindy said...

Super fabulous card. You rocked this color combo.

BarbaraW said...

Great cards. Love how you used the stamps. What a fun way to celebrate CTD100.

Winter said...

So cute! I love these! :)

LBCrafts said...

I cannot figure out how you tied that red bow so perfectly ... HOW? lol.

Great job on your cards, very creative!

JaniceAileen said...

Adorable!

Allison Cope said...

Beautiful cards Elise!

Shirley N said...

I love your images, beautiful cards! Congrats on reaching 100 and thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes!

giddusadik said...

Thanks for letting us win amazing prizes! I j'adore your cards!
Nana

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love the one with the little table, I can almost feel the breeze on the tablecloth! Congrats on #100!

jonim52 said...

Fabulous cards, love the stamp set!

Sandie said...

Beautiful cards - good enough to eat.

Luv Sandie (Australia)

~amy~ said...

OMGoodness girlie...I'm totally diggin' your cards...sooooooo fun!!!

Ruth said...

Fantastic cards! Bold and beautiful! Ruth :)

Jackie said...

Cute Cards.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards, Elise!! Thanks so much for helping us out with the celebration!!

Margaret de Witt said...

These are totally fabulous cards - you did a fantastic job creating them.

Laura Pryor said...

2 awesome cards!!! Thanks so much for being part of our big day! And thanks for putting up with all my e-mails!! :)
Laura

Lillian Child said...

WOW, Elise! Fabulous use of this stamp set! I am new to your blog page and am loving your sense of humor and talent. I've added you to my favorites list and am looking forward to checking out your previous posts! Thanks so very much for sharing with us!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome cards, gorgeous stamp set, but I love your table and tablecloth! Congratulations on your 100th challenge, looking forward to at least 100 more! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Pattie said...

adorable card - thanks for a chance to win - congrats on 100 challenges!

amyschmamy said...

Great cards. Congratulations on #100!!

Betty Benton said...

Are you just a little excited about the 100th celebration, or what????? Fun cards!

Diana said...

Great cards. Love the stamp set you used!

Diane said...

What a neat stamp set...so unique.....great cards...love the first one with the cloth...makes me want to grab a glass of wine and join in!!

Tammylee said...

Love the card! Life! nice...

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow! wonderful card! congrats on #100!

wendyp said...

Fabulous cards! oh my, did you draw that table...love it!

asks614 said...

Very cute!!! Nice job.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I must have this wine set! You have created real beauties with it and they really sold it! Happy 100!

Deloris said...

Great cards and stamps!

Deloris T

Jan Castle said...

Great picnic card...think I'll wait until it cools off to go on a picnic...LOL! Something to look forward to!
Jan Castle

Lucy Newton said...

I would love some vino and cheese!

JessicaK said...

Awesome job on these. I love the stamp set and you cards are so fun to look at.

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great job with those stamps... beautiful cards..

Happy 100 challenge celebration!!

Ivette

Ivette_aviles@yahoo.com

Maya said...

Wonderful cards!
Hugs from Maya

Paula said...

The plate image is delightful & I love your tablecloth & that cloudy sky. The second card is so different & yet still very classic & chic. Amazing. Thanks for all your hard work.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

ML Design Works said...

Beautiful stamps, and great cards that you made with them! Lisa :-)

Cathy said...

Love the stamps and your cards. So colorful and pretty.

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Fun cards! Hugs, Val

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute girlie! I love that table!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

How adorable! Congratulations!

Tina said...

Both of your cards are awesome. Love that set! Great job!

Marge said...

Great cards -- I'll have a glass of white wine, please!!!

Shelley Germann said...

Oooh, that is a nice set. Your cards are great.

Tonia said...

Heyyyyy!!!!!!! LOL! Greats cards! Love the vino. Congrats!

Jodi said...

What fun stuff... So different and unique. Nice job!

Tanya said...

How cute! Your card is so fun!

Anonymous said...

your card had me wanting to relax!

Jackie Meyers

Mary Ski said...

Great cards - both of them! I am seeing such talent on this tour.

Jessica T said...

Love Love LOVE your take on the colour challenge! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! xx

Kim Ross said...

Woohoo! 100 Color Throwdown challenges! How cool! Thanks so much for the chance to win such great stamping goodies! :)

Nicky Hsu said...

Both are stunning cards. Great take on the colors. Love the #2. Simple and elegant~

Shirl said...

Woohoo..both cards are equally amazing! All it takes is a great stamp company and a great artist to make it all work ;)

Happy 100th CT celebration and wishing you a great weekend!

mommyabbytommy said...

Wow, both of the cards are wonderful. Who doesn't love wine?

~Erica~ said...

Love that table!!

Irit Shalom said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG AND YOUR WORK!! HAPPAY 100TH!!

Kay said...

Love the stamp set, and how wonderfully realistic is your table? Awesome!

Martine said...

Love your card with the table set for dinner!
Very usefull for lots of moments.

JenMarie said...

FABulous creations!

Karin said...

Love these stamps and your charming card!

~Gery~ said...

These cards are sooo cute! You really know how to use this set! Cheers :)

Selma said...

What a fun card. Love it.

Legojenta said...

What a great image! Thanks so much for sharing your creation =)

Shaz Wall said...

"Hey you with all the Stamps"!
Great card I love the way you used this color combo. Thanks for the opportunity to win some goodies!

GiGi said...

Great cards! I could totally see using them for a wine party invite! :)

Penny said...

oh my sucj beautiful cards, love the images!

Elle said...

My hunny and I were just talking about packing a picnic and taking the blanket to the park with just those items! Cute. Elle Kasban

marilyn said...

FANTASTIC cards! So love your blog design and name--I love holstein cows!!

mltluv2scrap said...

CTD100, WOOHOO! Congrats and keep it coming!

Michelle

Peggy said...

Love the paper.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Emily said...

What great wine and cheese cards!! Both are super cute :)

GDP2001 said...

i love both of these cards, great job!

Tameko said...

Nice cards. Cute stamps!

Adela said...

Great cards and those images are really cute!

Sew-Ink said...

Both are lovely! I love the clouds in the background of the first card!

Margie said...

Love the cards! What a cute and versatile little stamp set!

Diane said...

Love the wine inspired cards. Very pretty.

Sandee said...

Love both of your cards Elise! Thanks so much for sharing!

Margie said...

You're right, those stamps are great! I love your cards!

Wendy said...

I love your blog name!!! It is wonderful!!! Great cards and that stamp set is sooo cute.

Tami said...

Love the colors for the celebration- they are perfect for your cards!

craft_princess said...

YUM! I love cheese and wine! Great stamp set and cards!

Luana said...

Nice.

Karen said...

Cute cards and stamp set. Your blog is great too!

Emily said...

What a cute set that is! I know some wine tasters who'd love it!

Stacy said...

Great cards! Love the stamp set! My girlfriends and I go on an annual wine trip (here is MO), this set would be great! I have just discovered Clean and Simple - think I must be placing an order!

Andreja said...

Congrats for # 100! Your card is very beautifull and the colour it is great. Greetings from Slovenija, Andreja

TAS said...

Congrats on the 100th CT!! Lovely card!

Mary J said...

Lovely card! Great attention to detail!

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