Monday, January 25, 2010

Design Dollies are bringin' the BLUE!

it's a HORRIBLY dreary Monday morning in the Orange household - lots of rain, grey and bleak, and no hope whatsoever of taking a proper photo with natural light. New Jersey rain is like none other... even folks from merry ole England have told me that it gets a little ridiculous here! i just hope it doesn't last the whole week, which it is wont to do in NJ.

okay, rambling!
a HUGE thank you to everyone who played along with last week's Color Challenge - i had a feeling that color trio would be a popular one, and you, my friends, AMAZED me with your submissions! that will surely be a go-to post for future inspiration when i'm in a rut, because you crafters did some BEAUTIFUL work!

but all good things must come to an end, or so they say. with that, i bring you a brand NEW challenge, and one that is highly appropriate given this weather.

this week, i'm looking for MONOCHROMATIC BLUES in your projects. so the rule for this one is quite simple; nuttin' but blue! your cardstock, your patterned papers, your flowers, your brads, your bling - all shades of BLUE!

how's about a taste from the Dollies?

Karen, our amazing inaugural GUEST Design Dollie, gives us THIS masterpiece (who says blue has to look sad?!):

Adina, rocking the vintage and distressing as always, created this gorgeous tall card (you have my address, girlfriend!):

i, Leah the Orange, inked up my new stamp from Amy Young's Sweet November line (this one is "Chanter"):

Ellen, with her wonderful, whimsical flair, wowed me with THIS beautiful layout:

and Nicole, who turns to the bright, bold colors when she gets crafty, still knocked my socks off with this lovely CAS wintry card:

SO! now you've seen a few different ways to interpret the color scheme into your project, and i'm quite anxious to see what you'll do with it! this is the FINAL color challenge of January, which means your last shot at this yummy prize pack:

you have until next SUNDAY, January 31st at midnight EST to play along with this one. PLEASE remember to read the rules entirely, add your blog post to Mr. Linky below and be sure to link back to us in your post in order to qualify. projects MUST be created new for this challenge!

we'll be back tomorrow with a fun, festive Elements Challenge, which you are welcome to combine with this one for chances to win MORE goodies! have fun, fellow crafters!


  1. wow! everyone ROCKED this challenge!!!! so beautiful.

  2. This was really fun to do coz I don't usually use the color blue for layouts!

  3. Hi, I made a layout all blue ... and I used the sketch January

  4. I made the deadline!!! Yay!! I also used the sketch from last week - great sketch!

  5. Trying for a trifecta! This was fun and glad I had a chance to play this round. Thanks. Paula A.


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