Celebrating 50

by Tina on April 25, 2009

in Stamping


50?  Really?  Can you believe Kristina is celebrating her 50th color inspiration challenge?  I missed a couple when we went to Spain to have Landon and then when we went on vacation, but it’s been a blast participating each week!  I remember the first one… sniff.  Seems like just yesterday… sniff.  sniff.  TeeHee!

In addition to my card submission this week, I thought it would be fun to celebrate a bit with Kristina so here are…

Top Ten Things I’ve learned from Kristina’s Color Inspiration:

1.  That you can mix colors in a totally unexpected way… there is a whole world of color out there just waiting to be discovered!

2. That inspiration can be found anywhere, whether it’s a favorite hair bow, a great shopping trip, or even pillows you might find around your house!

3.  That if you start something new and do it with excellence… others will follow.

4. That you can meet new people online and become true friends!

5. That great inspiration can bring back your mojo!

6.  That it’s okay to not “win” because playing really is just as fun!

7.  That being stretched outside your comfort zone isn’t always a bad thing.

8.  That creativity is something to be cherished and enjoyed.

9.  That you should never say,  “What was she thinking with those colors?!” because those will end up being your favorite colors and likely produce the best card ever!

10.  That maybe I should start a KW Fan Club!  We {love} you Kristina!  🙂

So, if you are new to the color inspiration challenges, be sure to stop by Kristina’s blog for all the details!

Card Recipe: White cardstock and bird stamp by PTI; Riding Hood Red, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, and Chocolate Chip Ink by SU!

PS.  The Ostrich walks at about 6pm.

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{ 89 comments… read them below or add one }

Marisa G April 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

This is adorable…simple and great! Nice job…


Cristina Tronco April 25, 2009 at 9:59 pm

I simply love your card!!!
its sooooo fun with thoses cute birds on a string!!! cute cute cute!!!

And I want to join her fun club *lol*


Andrea April 25, 2009 at 10:03 pm

Your card is adorable. I have to say I totally agree with your 10 things you’ve learned from her challenges. Very well summarized!!!


Avital April 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Awesome card. I like the clean, graphic lines. Beautiful design!!!


Shelly April 25, 2009 at 11:11 pm

This a excellent card! Love the white back ground!


chloe April 26, 2009 at 12:03 am

This is totally cute!!


Donna April 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

Hi friend! What a beautiful tribute to Kristina! You are a rare jewel! Isn’t it unbelieveable that so many of us have been together for these 50 weeks! We should have had a party at Kristina’s house and brought cupcakes, don’t you think! LOL! Your card is delightful by the way! hugs~Donna


Patti MacLeith April 26, 2009 at 1:18 am

upside down birds crack me up! very nice.


Linda Beeson April 26, 2009 at 1:41 am

Oh how totally adorable are all of those birds! LOVE what you did with the color combo.


Amanda Winkelman April 26, 2009 at 2:12 am

Super Cute Card! Love the Birds!


Kelly R April 26, 2009 at 2:35 am

this is just too cute! love your style!


Tanya April 26, 2009 at 2:50 am

This card is so cute! Very clever!


naomi April 26, 2009 at 3:19 am

I love this!!


sandy April 26, 2009 at 4:05 am

simply GORGEOUS!!!


katie April 26, 2009 at 4:49 am

This is so wonderful. Very simple but very lovely!


Savitri April 26, 2009 at 5:26 am

Love your card and top 10. All the colors, that I could do, have been fun but I think the biggest thing for me is #4. I got here and so many other awesome crafter cause of the color challenge 🙂


Sheila April 26, 2009 at 6:21 am

This is just awesome, simple but great!


CeeCee April 26, 2009 at 7:06 am

Oh, I love your card! Love the simplicity and the humour!


wendyp April 26, 2009 at 1:39 pm

WOW! This is fabulous! Love those bird images!!!


Melisa Hunter April 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Very cool card! Love the layout!


Brandi White April 26, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Love, Love, Love it…Have you been in top picks – i’m sure you have and that is probably how i came across your blog for the first time. Looking forward to checkin out these stamp companies you’ve shared. Great work…hope you get one of her lovely prizes 🙂


Brit S. April 26, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Wow! I love the visual impact of the birds- you used just the right proportions of all of the colors. I couldn’t help but giggle at your Top Ten reasons, too. We really do need to start a fan club!


Dawn April 26, 2009 at 3:46 pm

Simplicity is best! I love how you were not afraid of “white space”. This would be a card anyone would LOVE to receive…it sure makes you smile. (also love the way you offset the main image in your photo) ;o)


Amber April 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Great card and I love your top 10! These challenges are a lot of fun and it’s great to be stretched creatively! I love your style and enjoy checking in on your blog!


Louise April 26, 2009 at 9:36 pm

You have such a great eye for design – this is my favourite card! Thank you for sharing.


Tracy April 27, 2009 at 3:24 am

I’ve always loved your cards but this one is really, really cute! I feel sorry for the red little bird – he looks lonely 🙁 *lol*. The card looks really balanced, clean and simple. Love It!


ilonka April 27, 2009 at 6:48 am

really a pretty card!!! love the birds!


Terri E. April 27, 2009 at 11:47 am

Fun card, but really fun top 10 things you learned! Great job on the color challenge.

It’s a good life!
Terri E.


Kim J. April 27, 2009 at 8:46 pm

I have to know — where did you get that darling little bird? This card is absolutely perfect. So clean and simple, but whimsical at the same time. 🙂 I looked through the rest of this month’s posts, and I have to say that I’ll definitely be a regular visitor to your blog. What fun!


kara April 27, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Really cute. Sweet and simple:)


Zeila April 27, 2009 at 11:16 pm

! Que Bella ! Me encantó tu tarjeta. Mucha suerte.
Zeila – Puerto Rico


Sara Romero April 28, 2009 at 2:20 am

Love the card!!! So cute!!!!! Awsome job!!!!


Diane April 28, 2009 at 6:35 am

I always love your submissions and this one is totally cute


Gladys April 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Simple and sweet!! love the card… Great idea


Sylvia Nelson April 28, 2009 at 8:17 pm

This card is just too, too cute! Love your card!


Winter April 29, 2009 at 4:26 am

Too cute! Love that stamp set!


Adriel April 29, 2009 at 5:39 am

This is just darling! Wonderful job! =)


Kelley Eubanks April 29, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Oh… I love your card! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog!
I really love your card! That is so cute! I just got an email last night saying the Guide Lines Two is back in stock! You probably already know but just thought I would tell you just in case! 🙂


Sarah from the UK April 29, 2009 at 2:36 pm

First of all I want to say what a fab idea doing your top 10! Wish i had thought of that!
Secondly what a fab card! I wish that i was brave enough to go so simple! It is so effective and polished looking 🙂
Great job on the challenge


Barcelona Red April 29, 2009 at 5:34 pm

What a cute card and a great list of things learned. I too have learned so much from Kristina’s blog and yours too! You are an inspiration for me! Love the Morocco posts – brings back memories from a month I spent in Al-Hoceima.


Kadee April 30, 2009 at 12:26 am

Wow, love the simplicity of this design, very striking!


Maria April 30, 2009 at 1:18 am

Such a great idea! I love the birds and really enjoyed your 10 things list. You summed it up quite well 🙂


Deanna April 30, 2009 at 2:06 am

Oh the cuteness! Love what you did what the colors and I totally learned all of those things too! Oh and sign me up for the KW fan club!


Tanja Fussell April 30, 2009 at 3:52 am

AwEsOmE!!!!! This is so beautiful! It would be great to have a fabric like this!


Catherine T. April 30, 2009 at 4:12 am

What a great card..and a great list… I love meeting new friends! YAY! Im Cath, from Alberta, Canada! Your card is fabulous… thank you for the kind word on mine.. I was feeling a bit discouraged by it!


Ashley C. Newell April 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Love the one-layered card! It’s perfect. Your blog is amazing. One day, I got caught up and went through it all just about. Beautiful photos!


Clare Bird April 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

This is simply genius, a gorgeous card C x


Karen May 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm

What a cute card! How ever did you manage to get the spacing on the birds to be so perfect?


Amy, Ottawa, Canada May 3, 2009 at 3:12 am

Congrats! Woo Hoo! You did do such an amazing job. Take Care.


Lisa Brown May 3, 2009 at 3:28 am

CONGRATULATIONS! Love it…awesome!


Donna May 3, 2009 at 3:28 am

Congratulations on your win! Such a wonderful card….genius!


Ann May 3, 2009 at 3:30 am

Congrats on the win! Woohoo! Gorgeous card! 😀


Lisa (sideoats + scribbles) May 3, 2009 at 3:36 am

Congratulations on first place + I couldn’t agree with your “Top Ten” things you’ve learned more! Hugs! 🙂


Brooke Stockman May 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

Sweet Nibblets! Congrats on the big win!

Love the card…


Annie May 3, 2009 at 3:55 am

Congratulations on the big win 🙂


Aime May 3, 2009 at 4:09 am

Congrats on winning 🙂


Erika May 3, 2009 at 4:09 am

So cute! Way to go winning the #1 prize!!!


Winter May 3, 2009 at 4:11 am

Congrats on top pick! Hope you buy something good! 🙂


CeeCee May 3, 2009 at 4:13 am

Congratulations on the big win!
Your card is really fun, one-of-a-kind. Love it!


Laura B. May 3, 2009 at 4:31 am

Oh my goodness, how will you spend the $75???? So fun!! Congrats! Great card.


Amy May 3, 2009 at 4:37 am

I love your card! Those little birdies are so sweet. Congratulations on being the grand prize winner!


Lisa Harrolle May 3, 2009 at 4:44 am

Congratulations on the big win!! Cute card!!!


Diane May 3, 2009 at 4:52 am

WELL done if mine didnt win I wanted yours to be next excellant


Anthonette May 3, 2009 at 5:04 am

A big congrats, Tina!!!! I’m happy you won!


Adriel May 3, 2009 at 5:39 am

Are you excited or what!?!?! Congrats!!! =D


Barbara N May 3, 2009 at 6:16 am

Congratulations!! Your card is fabulous, the different colored birds how fun was that:)Good work you deserved to win. That top ten was the icing on the cake.


Debbie Olson May 3, 2009 at 6:18 am

Tina, it’s simply fabulous–congratulations!!


Widya Sari May 3, 2009 at 7:56 am

Woww very nice card… congrats…!!!!!!!


Karen May 3, 2009 at 10:50 am

Fabulous card; congratulations!


Kara May 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm



Donna May 3, 2009 at 12:54 pm

oh TINA!!!! woooooohooooooo!!!!!! you rock girlie!! CONGRATS
hugs ~Donna


karla May 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Congrats chica it is not only a great card but also an excellent picture love it! enjoy!!


Tamara May 3, 2009 at 2:12 pm

Congrats on your win! This is a fabulous card.


Sylvia Nelson May 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm

CONGRATULATIONS! I knew it was a winner when I saw this card. absolutely fantastic and Happy for you! Hugs and kisses! Sylvia


Kim J. May 3, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Congratulations!! I knew I loved your card. LOL.


Sunghee May 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Awesome card! congrats!!!!


Beth B. May 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Congratulations! Being as far away as possible from anything remotely resembling a scrapbooking/stamping store…I know you are going to have fun doing some online shopping. 🙂


Yaneri May 3, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Hey! Congrats on being el numero 1 on Kristina’s CC! How exciting!


PurpleD May 3, 2009 at 5:56 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It IS a special and unique card!


Zeila May 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm

Yo sabía que ganarias. Tu tarjeta es super… Felicidades


Sankari Wegman May 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYAY Tina!!!! SOOOO happy for you!!! I was like YAYAYAYA Tina won!!!! My husband just looked at me like…????

SEnding you a TON of hugs across the ocean!!! Lots of love!
Sankari 🙂


robin May 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm

haha cute card, but i bet you would have won anyway with a post like this!


Sherri May 3, 2009 at 8:46 pm

Awesome project this week! Congrats on winning!!


Lindsay May 3, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Adorable card!!!
Congrats on winning 1st place.


Deb Rymer May 4, 2009 at 2:09 am

Congrats on winning! I absolutely LOVE your card. Such clever use of color and the birds are adorable!


Beth R. May 4, 2009 at 3:08 am

Love the card. Congrats on winning


Helen F. May 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Congratulations! I loved this card when I saw it in Kristina’s challenge ~ so fun and whimsical!


Cassi May 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm

congratulations on the win!


Marisa G May 20, 2009 at 6:22 pm

I’m a little late in posting, but I thought this was the cutest card as soon as I saw it. It is so striking! I just knew you would win the challenge. Congratlations…


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