19 April 2012

PDCC #128 {post1}

Hello, friends:} 

**After 8am--Please click HERE or scroll down/up for my Paper Smooches SPARKS post! 
We are starting another color story today over on the  Play Date Cafe blog! This week's colors are flaming pink, bright orange, white. 
I love this color story--the hot pink and orange are PERFECT together. I wanted to making something spring or summer like...I had three cards (with a carrot) in mind...but then I remembered that I wanted to make a Christmas card with non-traditional colors (plus, Ashley and I were talking about it the other day)...and that is where I got my inspiration! 

I created a Christmas card from Florida using this weeks PDCC color story--perfect for a non-traditional Christmas card {and a bit late for the Paper Crafts magazine call! DRATS!}. LOOOOOOVE that Santa with his bathing suit bottoms! I actually masked this image {Paper Smooches Santa Paws} several times to get him to have a bald head, longer shorts, no cuffs, no eyes, etc. I love how he turned out! I also used the oval shadow from the PS Vogue Abode set as his surf board. Actually, I used several other PS stamp sets: Chubby Chum Pals, Get Outta Town, and Surf & Turf. LOVE this card! **I really wanted to put "Happy Holidays from Florida {our happy place}" as the sentiment...but it was too long. EH. Also, the gems are hot pink and orange--in the pic they look maroon....double eh! 
Santa is actually on a pink surf board! LOL! 
That's it for me....but be sure to stop by the PDCC blog for complete details and prize information! Be sure to link up your creations by Tuesday, April 24th at 11:59pm EST. I cannot wait to see what you make!!! 

And don't forget to leave some love for the PDCC DT---which we have a new Private Blend Designer joining us starting May 3rd, Donna!! I'm so excited for her to join the team. I can't wait to see what she will create with these color stories! Welcome, Donna:) 

Thanks for stopping by! Be blessed:}
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34 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh I love love love love the color combo this week!! And HOW stinkin' CUTE CUTE CUTE is that card!??!?!?!?!? I loveeeeeeeee that Santa!!

Laurel said...

Look at that Santa, how cute is he!

Lyndal said...

This is the worlds most COOL Santa - LOVE it Savannah!!!

Natalie said...

Great colors for the challenge and Savannah this Santa is hilariously cute!!! Very fun!

Didre said...

świetna praca :)) bardzo pozytywna!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Sav!

Ha ha!! You really had me laughing out loud here!!! :-D
When I saw the color combo in the inspiration photo, I never expected to see this Santa coming up scrolling down!! I LOOOOVE him, what an amazing idea!!!! Will you save him and send it to me in December? :-D
Wishing you a sunny day!
Hugs, Wendy

Donna Bowman said...

Thanks for the warm welcome!! This card is so fun!! I love Santa chilling out with his drink and pink shadow - LOL!! :)

~amy~ said...

sooooooooooooo CUTE

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Omg this is so adorable love the way you mix up the stamps and find ways to use them that i would never think of!!!!As always you are amazing!!!

Samantha Mann said...

ha ha ha!!!!!! LOVE this card!!!!!! so fun!! you are so amazingly creative!

Marlena M. said...

LOL, this is so cute Savannah! This is what Santa looks like in Hawaii too.

Virginia L. said...

Too cute for words!! LIVE your use of colors---this card makes me smile HUGE!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is SOOOOO cute, Sav! I love love love Santa and his shorts! This is super fun. You should enter this in the Moxie Fab World glasses challenge too.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love Santa on vacation! So fun!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You really rock cute cards, Sav! I smiled when I saw this in our lineup at PDCC. It's totally adorable!

Lisa said...

Santa a on a hot pink surfboard !!??!! Love it Savannah...so FUN!!

Julie S. said...

LOL...came over here from Moxie Fab. What a fun card!

Katy said...

This is so fun! Love these cards!

Smitha Katti said...

Ha ha ha!! Love it :)

Wida said...

I love this card with all my heart!

Lindsey said...

Too much fun, Sav -- love it!

Lisa Arana said...

look at santa go! so super fun.

Anni said...

I can´t stop smiling about this cute santa on vacation!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Anni

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Savannah - This is so darned cute I can hardly stand it. I love the combination of sets that you used to create this guy. Fabulous take on the challenge. Just cruised through your blog - your work is just so wonderful!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the whimsy of your Santa. My 2nd grade students research states, and one of their assignments during the holidays is to combine a holiday character with a local attraction. Then, one of my 4th grade students found out that in Australia Santa comes in a surf board. Your Santa would be a perfect example for both. Blessings!

Stacy said...

OMG...this is so fun!!!

snehal watwe welde said...

Such a cute creation.Love the placement of the pearls.and the cool shades.You totally rocked the chalenge.

Jinny Newlin said...

You never fail to put a smile on my face! This is ever so fun, and such a unique take on the color story!

Chris D. said...

Holy Crow! This card ROCKS!!! Super cute!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, Sav!! This is too cute! Reminds me of a Hawaiian Santa, chillin' out here in the islands......just too stinkin' cute!!!

kasia c. said...

THis is too darn cute!! LOOOVE him :)

Cath said...

Hey Savannah! Thanks for linking this up to the Spectacular Spectacles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Grin, this one is fabulous.

Sharon D from Canada said...

I love this totally fun card, Sav! Santa looks SO happy!