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Friday, April 24, 2015

MIM#209 white on white die cuts with a pop of color

It has been since February since I have been able to get my act together to do a MIM challenge in a timely manner.  Whew!  I am so ready for April to be over and things to somewhat slow down again. I did make a card for the March Blog Hop last month, got it posted to the blog, and then because we were out of town, I totally forgot to post my link to Nicole's blog on the blog hop day.  Bummer.

Here is my version on the MIM challenge for this week.  Lots of people used the ideas that I had come up with, so I think I came up with something else unique.  I used Rustic Wreath and some pretty pink Fabulous Flowers to make a pretty little baby card.  Sentiment placement was a huge challenge.  It turned out okay.  I can tell I rushed a bit.  White space cards are hard.  I feel like I should have matted the card front on a piece of pink paper just to give it more definition.

I guess this challenge will get a revisit this summer when I have more time to play around with it. I can see some fun designs with the cover plate dies with some flower focal points, a spot or two of geometric color thrown in.

April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop: navy and pink

Loved the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop.  So elegant and pretty.  I would love to make a card with a pretty table scape like that.  Maybe next month.  Crafting time hasn't been around much this month, as April is a whirlwind month for us with birthdays, anniversary, Easter, doctors appointments, etc.  Crazy.  I am so looking forward to May-July when we get our Summer vacation from school and get to rest and catch up.

Here is my entry into this month's blog hop.  I loved the card that Lizzie Jones did for the PTI color play, so I made my own version.  I used The Sweet Life, Four Square, Mixed Messages in navy, pretty in pink, hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz.  Love it.  Simple and elegant and the Celebrate today could be for birthday, wedding, or graduation.  Perfect.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March PTI Blog Hop: blue and yellow inspiration

I am going to keep this short and sweet.   I love the inspiration photo for this month's blog hop.  What an amazing assortment of pieces and patterns to use as a jumping off point.  Dishes, linens, light shades, cabinets, wallpaper, headboard, woodgrain, flowers, lemons, etc.  So many ways to go.  I kept my card simple and cheery.  I used a stripe embossing folder to mimic the headboard cabinet doors on the bottom of the cabinet chest.  I used kraft from the picnic table, and then aqua and lemon tart and a brighter yellow for my flowers.  They kind of remind me of a modern take on a hydrangea.  Can't wait to see what everyone else makes.  I have a whole collection of blue and yellow cards I have ideas for that I want to make, but this one will have to do for now.  Happy blog hopping.  

These two cards I cased from some cards in my Pinterest files.  I used PTI printed papers, Rosie Posie and Rosie Posie additions, Fillable Frames, and Mini frames sentiments.  I think I like the kraft base card the best of these two.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Going Postal

I love the Postmarks set, but frankly wasn't sure how to use it to it's fullest potential.  I dug through the internet to find some samples using this set and made two cards from Dawn McVey, because they were just too pretty and colorful to not make them.   I have a few more clean and simple ideas to CAS that uses this set.   Then I guess I need to get a little creative on my own and see what I can do.  Loved both of these cards and the fact they made me dig out some older products I have not used in awhile.

Getting Sketchy

I am trying to work my way through the sketches from this month's Papertrey Ink release.  There were some very good sketches that I could easily picture using certain sets and papers with.  That does not happen to me very often.  I am trying to build up my card stash so I can sell some assorted card sets.  Here are two I made yesterday and today.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A few cards on a March day

I so want warm weather.  It has been warmer here, but rainy.  I guess we are getting a taste of Seattle weather.  Anyway, to lift my rainy day blues, I made three cards this afternoon.  Here they are.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Some more cards from this week

Here are the cards I have made this week.  Trying to even out my stash and I was low on friendship and get well cards.    It feels good to get out some very neglected stamp sets, paper colors, and accessories to make some fresh new cards.  I used a lot of card inspiration from my Pinterest boards, but had to fit in my own selection of supplies.  Fun.  I am loving the challenge I put on myself to not bring in any new stamps or other supplies and just use what I have.  Not that I haven't been tempted.  I really like some of the $5 sets and $8 dies from PTI as well as a ton of cover plate dies that are in my wish list, but I will resist.  I must resist.   Hope you have a blessed day.  Enjoy the cheery cards.