Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey June Blog Hop Challenge

Hello friends-

Despite summer being crazy busy, I had to make time to make a card for the Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop. The challenge this month was to create a card or project inpired by this dreamy photo.

Totally dreamy, right?  And here is what I came up with.

I was  inspired by the colors and the bands of colors painted on the wall.  I translated that to my project via patterened paper strips.  The costumes on the wall prompted the addition of the doily, rick rack ribbon and, of couse, tulle to the card.  Hope you enjoy my creation.  Thanks for stopping by! Happy blog hopping!


Supplies (All supplies are from PTI unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock- Vintage Cream and Aqua Mist
Stamps: Tag it 4
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartruse, Dark Chocolate
Patterned paper: Good Day Sunshine- My Mind's Eye
Other: Doily, Tulle, and Ribbon Craft Supply

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Trigger Tuesday: Lovely as a Lullaby

Hi folks!

I am back with another Trigger Tuesday from Cath's Moxie Fab World blog.  This week's trigger is this lovely.

Before I show my project, I just have to say that this trigger tugged at my heartstrings because, you see, one of my girls has a lovey blankie, as evidenced by the photo below.

This is Sophie,  also known as Toodles and Boots.  This picture was taken at my older daughter's dance recital.  See that piece of cloth in her hands?  That's "Lilky" kinda like "Silky," but once she started talking, she replaced the "L" with an "S" and once we could pronounce it, the name stuck. This humble piece of silk fabric has provided my darling Sophie with so much comfort and peace and reassurance over the past 3.5 years. It is only fitting that my project below is dedicated to "Lilkly" and lovey blankies everywhere.

Welcome Baby Card

I was inspired by the theme of the photo to make a sweet baby card with some of my new stamping goodies from Papertrey Ink and Waltzing Mouse Stamps.  The blankie colors and patterns in the photo translated to the soft blue, yellow and flax colors in the card as well as the the stripe and polka dot patterns. Finally the ribbon tags and well loved texture of the blankets in the photo inspired me to add texture to my card via a tissue paper overlay, ribbon, pom pom trim and a button tied with twine.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a "lovey" week!

  • Stamps- Bundle of Love and Distressed Stripes- Papertrey Ink; Gingham and Company- Waltzing Mouse Stamps
  • Cardstock- Fine Linen, Vintage Cream, Lemon Tart- Papertrey Ink
  • Patterned Paper- Pretty Pastels- Papertrey Ink
  • Ink- Verafine
  • Ribbon- Making Memories
  • Dies: Papertrey Ink
  • Button- Papertrey Ink
  • Other: Pom Pom trim, tissue paper, and twine
Card is 4" x 6"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Trigger Tuesday: Rainbow Bright

Ok... So it's clearly not Tuesday, but I am just getting around to participating in a Trigger Tuesday contest on the Moxie Fab World blog (click link for the deets).

Anyway the challenge was to make a card inspired by this photo.

And here is what I came up with.

I was inspired by the rainbow of colors lined up and decided to interpret that via a simple card with a rainbow of flowers all lined up in a row. White on white is a new look for me, but with all the other bright colors, I thought the neutral background worked well. For a little interest, I did adhere the stamped panel to the base using dimensional adhesive.




  • Cardstock- Papertrey Ink

  • Ink- Various- PTI, Veramagic, Verafine

  • Stamps- Flower Fusion 2 and Fillable Frames 6- Papertrey Ink