CI02 was a challenge of lots of bright colors: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaroon, So Saffron, Sweet Sugarplum, Tempting Turquoise, and Peekaboo Peach. For this, the first challenge, we could pick any thee or more of the above colors. I chose Sweet Sugarplum, Blushing Bride, and Peekaboo Peach. I used the sketch from the Global Design Project of the week and tried to get this card finished in time to enter #GDP070 as well, but I missed the deadline for that challenge. I did do a blog about this card and other baby cards inspired by that challenge.
CI03 was for the colors Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaroon, Whisper White, and Garden Green. I did not have any Mint Macaroon so I was given permission to substitute Pear Pizazz. I really struggled with this color challenge since I kept thinking it would be best used creating a beautiful, floral picture. But, I did not have any stamps at that time that matched the picture in my head. And, I only had ink in Garden Green and Whisper White anyway. So, I did what I think we all do at least once in our card making lives and I turned to Pinterest for inspiration. With the paper I had in the challenge colors and inspiration from Pinterest, here is the card I created.
Once the card was created, I knew it needed the frog "thinking of you" stamped on the inside, but it was in a box on its was from Stampin' Up so I just had to wait somewhat patiently until it arrived and I could finish the card. I think it needed that frog on the inside to give it just the special touch it was missing.