Papertrey Ink August Blog Hop

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm thrilled to participate in the Papertrey Ink August Blop Hop! The theme this month is Autumn Textiles. It makes me a little sad though, because that means summer is quickly coming to a close. I do look forward to some slightly cooler temps, but I'm just not ready for summer to be over!!

One thing I look forward to in the fall is my wedding anniversary. Since the fall brings lots of earthy/manly colors, I thought it would be perfect to make my hubby's anniversary card for this hop. I think this card will go down in history as the earliest I've EVER made a card LOL (our anniv. isn't until mid Sept)!

I would have loved to used some burlap or felt, but I didn't have any on hand and didn't have a chance to shop. To incorporate some fall texture, I used the houndstooth stamp from the Mat Stack 5 Collection, and stuck with a very fall color scheme. The stamps from Modern Basics remind me of leaves, so I stamped them behind the Mat Stack 5 diecut. For some embellishment, twine is wrapped around the popped up diecut. Three buttons at the bottom add some more interest!

Thanks for making me one of your stops along the hop, and enjoy viewing all the wonderful creations!!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack 5 Collection, Modern Basics, Beautiful Butterflies (sentiment)
Cardstock: SU -Kraft; PTI - Rustic Cream
Ink:SU - Mellow Moss, Night of Navy; Tsukineko - Jumbo Java, Pumpkin
Other: PTI Mat Stack 5 Die, PTI Buttons, Twine, Dimensionals

CASE Study Challenge #104

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hello! I've got a card to share with you today that I created for the CASE Study Challenge Blog. I'm always in such awe of the design teams' creations, and I finally got a chance to join in the fun! This week is a bit different. Participants can CASE one of the Design Team members - past or present...that means any project they've ever done.

My card is the one above. I made this for my cousin for her bridal shower. The card base is a light grey, with the pattern stamped using silver ink. I die-cut the letters using PTI dies, and then stamped them with the same stamp used for the patterned background, this time in Bordering Blue ink. The banner is popped up with dimensionals, and some pearls added for a finishing touch. I decided to go with one of Christina MacLaren's cards to CASE, which you can see below. I just love the layout, and the crispness of it (is that a word? lol). Such an attractive card!

Card by Christina MacLaren. To see her original post, visit her blog.

DeNami Design Bright Bold & Beautiful Blog Hop

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Welcome! If you are following the DeNami blog hop in order, then you should have come from the fabulous Virginia Larsen'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 Bright Bold & Beautiful. I really love this theme, and can't wait to see everyone else's projects!! The reason I love it is because it makes me really think outside the box. As you can see from many of my recent posts, I have taken a liking to white or light colored card bases, with pops of color. So, I don't think I would have EVER come up with a card like the one below without participating in this hop. With that said, I hope I have inspired you to try something new, think outside the box, or even participate in a blog hop if you have never done it before!! :)

Anyway, this card is pretty straightforward. Black card base, three strips of bright cardstock with the rounded punched corners, and a white embossed focal point image framed by the same die cut. To finish it off, I popped it up for some dimension, and added the rhinestones on either side of it. I really LOVE it!! How about you?! I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Thanks for visiting. Be sure to leave a comment here, as well as all the other hop participants' blogs for a chance to win one of two $20 gift certificates to the DeNami Design website!!
Now it's time to head on over to Kerri Smith's awesome blog! Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Stamps: DeNami - Elegant Floral Vine
Cardstock: SU -Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Pink Passion, Summer Sun
Ink: VersaMark
Other: Spellbinders Die, Corner Rounder Punch, White Embossing Powder, Recollections Black Rhinestones, Dimensionals