Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Let me just say that I LOVE the color combo that was chosen for this month's PTI Blog Hop!! The inspiration photo is below.

I recently ordered some new goodies from PTI, and I just had to use my new favorite set, Mat Stack 5 Collection. It's such a "ME" set, lol. Can't wait to play with it even more!

So, here's what I created using the photo above for my inspiration. Stripes are really hot right now, so I played around a little trying to incorporate them in my card. I ended up just stamping a repeated pattern down the two sides of the card front...not really stripes per say, but I'm SUPER happy with the end result!!

What do you think?! I'd love to hear your thoughts :) This can easily be changed up by picking a different color combo. I also think it could be a really cute set to make as a gift.

Stamps: PTI - Mat Stack 5 Collection, Beautiful Butterflies
Cardstock: PTI - White
Ink: SU - Cool Caribbean, So Saffron; StazOn: Black
Die: PTI - Beautiful Butterflies
Other: Dimensionals

PTI MIM #57, Colored Kissing

Monday, March 19, 2012

Whew! I finally got a chance to sit down and do some stampin' for this weeks' Make it Monday challenge! It's gettin' late, so I'll get right down to it!

Stamp sets used (all PTI): Modern Basics, Background Basics: Diamonds, & Think Big Favorites #12

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I appreciate any and all feedback! Have a great week!

DeNami Design Birthday Blog Hop!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Welcome to my blog and the excitement of the DeNami Birthday Blog Hop! If you are hopping along in order, then you should have come from the UBER talented Lisa Petrella's blog. If you just popped in and would like to start at the beginning, head on over to the DeNami blog.

Do you ever get in a creative slump?? I sure have my moments. I had several ideas floating around for a birthday card, and when I tried doing what I thought was the "coolest" idea, it was just NOT working. So I scratched it, and came up with something very different. Does that ever happen to you? More often than not, I sketch out an idea and then my card comes out totally different than my original plan! LOL
So here's what my end result is....

Don't forget to leave me a comment here AND on every blog along the hop for a chance to win one of three gift certificates to the DeNami blog! How awesome would that be since the new release is out and ready and waiting to be used by you Creative Peeps!! Thanks for stopping by! The next stop is Kate's blog!

Stamps: DeNami - Curly Garland Border, Starlet, Thoughtful Greetings
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic White
Ink: TH Distress Ink - Fired Brick, Pumice Stone
Ribbon & Button: PTI True Black
Other: Die - Spellbinders; Sweet Stamps-White Embossing Powder; Dimensionals

CFC #42, Hey Baby!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hello peeps! I played along with CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC #42, Hey Baby! (baby cards), and here is my creation! Perfect for a little baby boy. Thanks for stopping in for a visit ;-)

Stamps: PTI - Borders and Corners - Monogram Edition
Cardstock: PTI White
Ink: Tsukineko - Jumbo Java
Embossing Folders: Stampin' Up-Square Lattice; Cuttlebug Embossing Borders-Just My Type (buttons)
Other: Letter Stickers - Doodlebug Design Inc; Ribbon - PTI Spring Moss Satin; Glitter - PK Glitter Glitz - Lagoon, Chartreuse