Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Orange Inspired LO

Hey guys, here is one of my contributions to this months color challenge: ORANGE....
I used various shades of orange for this. I LOVE mixing pattern paper, especially different companies. Can't wait to see what you all are creating.
Credits: American Craft Thickers, PP by American Crafts, Sassafrass, My Minds Eye, Bazzill CS, Mini Brads unknown, I made the boarder with an OLD Fiskars punch.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


This is my Favorite time of year.

I am so excited to be on this side of the country for Fall. Alaska was beautiful but you had to be on top of things to catch the changing of the colors. Before you knew it it would snow and all the leaves would be gone.

I haven't done many layouts with orange so it will be a nice challenge. I look forward to seeing what you Ladies come up with.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Orange: Defined

Alright guys! It's time for a new color! This month we are going with my FAVORITE...well one of them...ORANGE!!

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red.

Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite.

Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.

Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design.

Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.

Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.

Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.

Go the distance with ORANGE. Hope you are inspired! I sure am! Be on the look out for more inspiration soon!