7/22/14

Curtain Call - Anything Goes

There's a new challenge up at Curtain Call and this is a fun one - Anything Goes! There is an inspiration photo:


and I wanted to use a lot of elements from this image on my card. Here is the finished project:


(Ignore the bad lighting on this card - I've been having trouble getting a good clean photo lately and I think it's time to change up my lightbox photo taking area).

I used the colors of pink, blue and white as well as the stacked element of the shelves by repeating the sentiment in a stacked fashion. I also incorporated a desk, although a gray instead of white one. As the colors I was playing with were pink and blue, I turned this into a thank you baby themed card - perfect for a shower thank you, if the gender of the baby will be a surprise. I also used a number of stamp sets (all from Papertrey Ink) - I think 7 total! Not my usual style but it was fun going through the sets to see what I could find that fit the theme. A couple of images are popped up on foam tape and the letters that spell baby are heat embossed.


That's all for me today but I will be back soon with the monthly Papertrey Ink blog hop - see you then!

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7/21/14

Color Throwdown

Running in at the last minute to post a card for the Color Throwdown challenge! All products from Papertrey Ink. Enjoy! And have some ice cream today - you deserve it!

Here's the colors:


And here's my card: (they look a little closer to the swatches in person but the camera did not want to pick up the colors correctly)


Until next time!
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7/15/14

Case Study Challenge

I had a great time playing along with the Curtain Call Challenge a few days ago and lookie what I got!



How cool is that? One of the top five for the challenge. Thanks, Curtain Call!

I had another challenge project in the works, this time for CASE Study and here is my card:


I'm once again using the Circles Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink which I cut from Vintage Cream cardstock. I punched all the pieces out and then layered the die cut on to a piece of metallic paper. The butterfly was then cut twice on my Cameo - once from a polka dotted metallic type paper and once from a sheet of vellum that had a few flecks of metallic in it. I layered the two together (the polka dot butterfly is easier to see in person) and stitched the two together. I added the butterfly to the card front and finished it off with a die cut sentiment attached by some sheer ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back again soon! To keep up with my daily this and that, be sure to follow me on Facebook.


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7/14/14

Birthday Doodlie-Do

My Mom had a birthday last week and this is the card I dropped in the mail to her. Gifts come in a couple weeks when we celebrate a few summer birthdays!



I used Vintage Cream cardstock to stamp the images from Papertrey Ink's Doodlie-Do set in brown ink. I also added a couple extra leaves in order to extend the frame that the images were creating. To finish up the idea of a frame, I drew intersecting lines at the corners opposite the images with a brown Sharpie. Everything was colored with Copics (I haven't colored in awhile - it felt good!) and then the sentiment was added on foam tape.

In other news, this little guy is getting big:


My cutie patootie grandson, Alex, is now 9 months old! Where does the time go???  He's a rough and tumble, active, non-stop BOY and he keeps us all on our toes. But we wouldn't trade him for the world!!

That's it from me today - I'm off to start a new work week. Yippee skippee! Hope you have a good week and find a little time for some creativity! It does the soul good!


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7/9/14

Curtain Call

I haven't participated in a challenge in awhile but the inspiration image at Curtain Call was just hollerin' at me "Play along! Play along!" Who am I to ignore a challenge? Here's the fun inspiration image:


And here is my take on it:


I kept it fairly simple by using a Cover Plate from Papertrey Ink - Circles! I die cut a piece of white cardstock and kept most of the circles in place but swapped out a few with circles cut from cardstock to match the colors in the photo above. The seam binding ribbon was then colored with Copic markers to match. Happy Birthday (sentiment also from PTI) was added on a little foam tape for some dimension.

Pretty easy, as long as you make sure all the circles are adhered or one will likely pop out when you go to take a photo. Yes, I know this from experience!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with another thing or two to share!


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