Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop! The photo below is what we are supposed to use as inspiration for our card this month. I definitely got hooked as soon as I saw it! Such nice, soft colors for spring!

I used the Rosie Posie & Giga Guide Lines stamp sets for this card. The roses are adhered to a popped up diecut piece for the focal point. Giga Guide Lines are stamped in the background to create a pattern. Finally, Raspberry Fizz ribbon is added for a bold accent! I hope you enjoy my creation! :)

PTI Makie it Monday #62 - Step it Up: Layering

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I'm thrilled to have had some time to participate in this week's PTI Make it Monday! I sure learned some great tips from Betsy Veldman's video over on Nichole Heady's blog, so if you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you check it out!

I used the Mat Stack 5 Collection stamp of my Favorite. Stamp. Sets. Of. All. Time! :) I don't think I will EVER get tired of using it!

So, the first one is a one layer card. It's actually very simple. I used the large label stamp, and stamped it 3 times so it bleeds off the bottom edge.

Do you recognize the Congrats stamp? Well, it's from the Signature Greetings set, but it says "Congrats You Did It!". I didn't want the "you did it!" part, so I masked off those words with a post-it note, and then finished off the "g" with a black marker!

For the second card, I found some great black and white striped paper in my stash that I thought was perfect! On top of that, I layered a smaller panel of cardstock with the main design and sentiment. For the label images, I diecut all three, and popped up the middle one with foam dimensionals. For an added touch, black pearl stickers were added to the top corners.

Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear your feedback on this MIM! Have a great week!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 5 Collection, Signature Greetings
Cardstock: PTI -White
Patterned Paper: Be & My Big Ideas
Ink: SU - Purely Pomegranate, So Saffron; StazOn - Black
Other: PTI - Mat Stack 5 Die; Pearl Stickers; Dimensionals

DeNami Ravishing Ribbons Blog Hop

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Welcome! If you are following the DeNami blog hop in order, then you should have come from the fabulous Wendy Elliot's blog. If not, and you want to start from the beginning, you can view the full list of participants over on the DeNami Design blog.

This month's theme is Ravishing Ribbons. I think we've all made a card with ribbons at some point, haven't we? I wanted to think a little outside the box for this hop, and decided to do a pleated ribbon. I wanted to make it a bit more interesting than just a one-color pleated ribbon. So, why not a three-color pleat?! I think it looks pretty fun this way! How about you? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

The background border is stamped using a flower stamp from the Ornamental Flowers Petit Fours set. I "colored in" each flower using Stickles. The top panel was punched using a corner punch, popped up with dimensionals, and stamped with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Thoughtful Greetings Petit Fours set. A very springy and sparkly card!

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to leave me a comment, and all the other hop participants' blogs for a chance to win one of two $20 gift certificates to the DeNami Design website!!

Ok, now it's time to head on over to Annette Holliger's awesome blog!

Stamps: DeNami - Ornamental Flowers Petit Fours, Thoughtful Greetings
Cardstock: PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink: StazOn - Black
Ribbon: PTI - Hawaiian Shores, Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding
Other: Stickles - Fruit Punch, Lavender, Lagoon; Dimensionals

Embellish Magazine Challenge

Thursday, April 12, 2012

When I saw the colors for this Embellish Magazine challenge, I was immediately drawn in and HAD to make something! Aren't they just beautiful?!?!

One of my favorite stamp sets right now is PTI's Rosie Posie. I have seen so many gorgeous cards made with this set, and I still hadn't used mine yet. What on earth have I been waiting for?! :)

Well, here it is. I'm sure there are no such thing as blue roses, but what the heck...this is art, right?!? I can do whatever my little heart desires, lol! Anyway, I had fun making this and I hope I've inspired you to get out one of those stamp sets you haven't even used yet!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: PTI - Rosie Posie
Cardstock: PTI - Soft Stone, White
Ink: SU - Cool Caribbean, Brocade Blue
Dies: PTI - Rosie Posie; Spellbinders - Grand Labels Eleven, Circles
Other: Dimensionals, Rhinestones