Thursday, July 25, 2013

MY FIRST Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Challenge

I can't believe this is my first challenge EVER.  I can already tell that I will soon be addicted!  This was so much fun!  The theme of this challenge is The Fruits of Summer.  Here is the color palette that I chose:

And here is my card:

I just love this color combination and I'm not sure that I would have come up with putting these colors together on my own.  Two different shades of green and 2 different shades of pink.....  I love the look of these colors against the black, it sure gives it a nice POP!

The squares were punched using a 1.25" punch, then I just rounded one of the corners.  The sentiment on the bottom is embossed in white and I just so happened to have the perfect ribbon to match!  Don't you just love when that happens?

The card went together pretty quickly once I had an idea of how I wanted the card to look.  I tried to use as many PTI products as I could and I used quite a few!

As always, thanks for stopping by!  (I might just go make another card for the challenge!)

Supplies used:   Papertrey Ink - Around and About Sentiments, Think Big Favorites #13, Beautiful Blooms II with coordinating flower die and Hibiscus Burst ink

Sunday, July 14, 2013

With Sympathy

Happy Sunday, everyone!  It's such a gorgeous day today, but since I am still dealing with a broken foot and still on crutches, I figured I would spend some time playing in my craft room.  I found out this morning that a friend of mine just lost her dad, so I needed a quick card.  This one went together pretty quickly since I just wanted something simple.

I used the Tri Square die from Simon Says Stamp on the front of the card.  I placed some Neena white cardstock on the inside (tacked it down with some washi tape) and lightly traced the squares for the flower placement.  I removed the white cardstock, stamped the flower images, colored them with copics and then erased the pencil lines.  Easy peasy.

I added the twine, but it still needed "a little something" so I just added a strip of washi tape along the top.  I think it worked... kept it simple, yet fill that void that bothered me so!  The sentiment on the bottom is from a Hero Arts set called Remember.

The flowers are from a company called Anita's.   I must have bought them at a rubber stamp show, I can't remember.   Also, the "With Sympathy" is stamped a little crooked and it REALLY bothers me, but it's going to have to do.  That is so un-me.... usually I would rip it up and start over, but I am really trying to not being so picky.  Go me!

Have a great week!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Baby Oh Baby!

Since hexagons are all the rage right now, I figured I may as well jump on the bandwagon too!   I bought the coverplate hexagon die and hexagon stamp set from Papertrey Ink a few months ago and have been burning it up!  The design options, color choices, patterns, oh my!  So many ideas, so little time!

The baby stamp that I used is from Stampin' Up from the Cause For Celebration set.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thank you!

Hi all.  Since all its been doing here lately is rain, I have just been crafting and pinning away!  I saw a card similar to today's card on Pinterest and quickly fell in love with its simplicity.  I made a couple changes/additions, but its pretty darn similar.   Why fix what isn't broken, right?   (you can see it here: My inspiration)    I have been in Papertrey Flower Fusion heaven these days.  I just can't seem to put these sets away!  They are so versatile!   I used Flower Fusion #5 for this card.

Please pardon the shadows in my photos.  I have a broken foot and I am on crutches, so  I had to make due and take my pictures with my cell phone!

And here is the inside:

As always, thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!