Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop


Hey there! It's time for April's Blog Hop for Papertrey Ink! I almost didn't participate this month, but I decided after work last night, that I would try to come up with something...

This month we had an inspiration challenge. We were to make a card or project using inspiration from:

Blog hop inspiration

For some reason this was a little tougher for me. And with the limited time I had to make my card, this is what I came up with:

A little different from my usual cards. I drew my inspiration from the colors and patterns of the fabric. I used Friends Till The End and dies. I cut the flowers from Papertrey's Damask Pattern Paper to go along with the damask in the fabrics. I also used flowers as my focal point to go with the flowers in the fabric. I chose the Polka dot paper from Funky Town to go with the polka dot fabric. Finally, I chose to use the doily and white trim to soften the look a little, like the inspiration photo.

Well, that's all for me today! I can't wait to see what all you talented Papertrey lovers did with this inspiration photo! I'm sure you will all blow me away, like always!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the web!

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted)
Paper: Stamper's Select, Damask patterned paper, Funky Town pp
Stamps: Friends Till the End, Tiny Tags
Dies: Friends Till the End, Tiny Tags, Doily
Other: 1/4" Silk Ribbon, Papertrey vintage buttons, Queen & Co gems,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello you

Hello you! Long time no see! Sorry for my absence from my blog...I have been going through a dry spell. I have just been having the hardest time getting a card made! I have been trying not to force it, and just let it happen when it strikes me, and not put too much pressure on myself. My husband and I have been spending a lot of time in the yard and garden, which has been taking up most of my free, creative time. This is the first time I have ever really enjoyed working out in the garden! I just love seeing the results of our work!
Anyway, I did manage to get a card made this weekend, because as well all know, there is no cure for lack of mojo, like a new box of goodies! My Papertrey release order made it to me on Friday, so I was so happy to play with the new Trendy Trees stamps and dies! This is what I came up with:
I don't ever say this about my cards, but I love this card and how it turned out! So cute, right? I also caved and bought the 'Meadow' hill dies after seeing Betsy and other designers using them with these trees. So, I started with the patterned paper, and pulled colors from the flowery pattern to stamp the trees. I stamped them in Pure Poppy, the new Hibiscus Burst, and Summer Sunrise. I am really loving this stamp set, so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of it from me!

I do have another card that I'll be back soon to share.

Thanks so much for stopping by!