Saturday, September 1, 2012

[linky] party time.

Nothing like a linky party to kick off the new blog! Hopefully you are familiar with our blog hop group, but if not, check out our new site & get familiar with our Butterflies, see past blog hops & be inspired by our NEW challenges!

Our first NEW feature is our monthly color palette challenge. In August, I challenged the girls to not only find inspiration from another creative member of our group, but to also use the colors given to them. It was a blast and the projects they came up with were some of the best I've seen from the girls!

Now every month a different Butterfly will be hosting a challenge with a new color combo, starting you off with a paper-crafting project to get you started!

You will have an entire month to get projects done & add them to our linky party, and we will pick ONE lucky crafter to join one of our Butterflies in hosting the next months challenge! Trisha is here to get the party started with this color combo & layout:

I was inspired by Crate Paper's Storyteller collection. I tried to find colors that I do not normally use. This was seriously out of my element because I usually use bright or pastel colors.
Here's the layout I did for this month's color challenge.

I tried to stay true to the color palette but I couldn't resist adding some other color accents to make the layout softer, since the colors are very bold. 

Here are some more close up shots of the layout:

Sometimes after making and designing a layout we end up with a lot of scraps! I know I do, I have a drawer full of scrap papers I want to use. So, I decided to create a card to go along with this color challenge.  I used the left over patterned papers and the same stamps that I used in my layout.

A closer look:

If you have any question about the layout or the supplies that was used for this project, email me at

Now, it's your turn! I challenge you to use this color palette to inspire yourself and create something splendid! Don't forget to use your scraps! I hope you enjoyed this month's color challenge! I cannot wait to see what you will create with these colors!!! Link up YOUR projects below for a chance to help host NEXT months SMB Color Challenge :]



  1. Love your layout and card! I'm with you! I'm a bright color user and this color palette will really challenge me!

    1. Thanks, Jenny! That is great cannot wait to see it!!

  2. Super cute layout Trisha! Love the fun look with the subdued colors :)

  3. Love both your layout and card! This is a pretty palette, hopefully I'll get the chance to take a stab at it soon :-)