Thursday, June 4, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #8....many thanks {a latte} and a GIVEAWAY!

Hey friends! Happy Thursday and happy Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #8! First off, I owe Dawn McVey a THANK YOU....I was so excited and honored to be in the spotlight for Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #7! Wooohoooo! There were amazing projects all around and I have no doubt they will be even more amazing this time around with such a fun color combo. Keep reading for more....this week I thought I would try a gift box template for the challenge.

the challenge:
my project:
This extremely cute triangle box is a template from Kelleigh Ratzlaff at The Digichick Boutique! The box measures 2 1/4 inches tall and 6 3/4 inches long. Is is just high enough to fit a coffee gift card along with a few odds and ends desk supplies for a treasured teacher at my daughter's school. LOOOOOVE this cute box that opens at one end (note the pull ribbon on the right)

The *perfect* coffee cup comes from My Cute Stamps by Holly Brooke Jones as do the jelly beans turned coffee beans from her Easter stamp set. The sentiment, circle stamps and papers are all Papertrey Ink. Some other fun details are the swiss dot embossed raspberry fizz paper that has been swiped with a PTI vintage cream ink pad, the iridescent glitter on the whipped cream topping and a tiny dab of crystal effects on the paper pieced raspberry fizz heart on the cup.

I'm so glad you stopped by today....I have some news to share:) Kelleigh has asked me to join her creative team and I am SO excited! So you will definitely be seeing more digital hybrid projects from me with Kelleigh's fabulous designs! Kelleigh and I have arranged to give away three $5 gift certificates to her store at the Digichick Boutique to the three randomly drawn people who:

1. Leave a comment here on this post, and if you don't already, please sign up to follow my blog with the followers button on my right side bar.


2. Visit Kelleigh's brand spankin new website at and register to receive her newsletter...there is a button on the header bar on her main page that says "newsletter" for you to click. And then you just enter an email address and you are all linked up.

I hope you are excited...I sure am! Don't worry if you don't consider yourself a digi papercrafter....I don't think I am either! LOL Kelleigh's files are saved in several formats (including the free Adobe Acrobat) so they can work for everyone.

The winners will be announced one week from today, Thursday June 11. Good luck! and thanks for participating and spending your time here :)

Template: Triangle box by Kelleigh Ratzlaff
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: My Cute Stamps (Sweet Chocolate and Jelly Beans) and Papertrey Ink (Polka Dot Basics and Faux Ribbon)
Embossing: Cuttlebug swiss dots
Punch: Martha Stewert border punch
Circle cutter: colluzzle
Scallop circle: Cricut Mini Monograms
Ribbon: American Crafts
Other: bead, eyelets and foam tape


Janie said...

Great job, this came out very nice. I love the coffee mug.

Karen said...

Congratulations, Dana!! I've even got the kids doing a happy dance for you.....they momentarily paused from their game of Princess Jasmine and Iago arguing over who gets the lamp! Love the jelly bean turned coffee bean!! And I really love Dawn's colors this challenge.....very bright and rich looking, perfect for a perfect brew! :>

Elise said...

WOW, DANE! You're fun! You KNOW what a sucker I am for "cwoffee art!" This is DARLING as DARLING gets!

Jane said...

Do I love it......YES!

Elise said...

Woopsie: I hit "publish" too fast! Congratulations the the "spotlight!" All of it! You are HOT, girl! I love it! Way to go, darlin'! You are da-WOman! Way to go, SWD!

Tracey said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! WOW Dana, that is so cool. Very cute card-I'm going right over to her web site now-love it.

Anonymous said...

This is ADORABLE! I just LOVE it!! Seriously gorgeous!!

tg said...

Love this! That is the cutest little coffee cup and it lends itself to these colors.

Congrats on the spotlight and the Design team position!

Dawn said...

Great project for the challenge!! I love it!

Julie said...

super always!

Kelleigh's got some great templates, congrats on being on the design team!!

Dana said...

Would love to win the gift certificate...cause I've never used digi stuff. I am very comfortable using the computer and have even dabbled in a bit of graphic design...but soooo traditionally old school when it comes to stamping.

And congrats to you on all accounts. Your cupcake is AMAZING. I practically dream about it. Well, practically. It is simply stunning.

Kelley Eubanks said...

Congratulations on your news! How exciting! I love your project! My Cute Stamps are awesome! You are so creative!

xiumaiyuki said...

Congrats! I'm not surprise at all. Your creations are wonderful! Love how the coffee cup just pops out at ya! Way cute!!!

Scrapping Julie said...

love the card. so cute. i will for sure check out that site.

Nancy said...

Congrats! Your cupcake was gorgeous!! I love what you creat and you're really talented!!

Christina said...

I love your beautiful creation!

Sue Lelli said...

You should have a zillion comments! Your box was so adorable and the mug was so realistic! I could feel the steam! I Loved EVERYTHING about your gift box!

Winter said...

This is too cute! I love it!

Terri E. said...

Love your froth! Super job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Edna said...

Very cool, great use of the colours, I particulary like the pink band and your super edge...