Monday, June 29, 2009

enjoy Life

Evening folks! Another week has begun. Luckily, I had today off. The weather was beautiful. Bright sunshine, blue skies, a few puffy clouds, and a nice slight breeze to keep it from feeling too hot. I had planned to get a card or two done today, but alas I have yet to follow through. I did get this card finished last night. When I received my latest PTI package, I noticed these three colors laying together and I liked how they looked so I thought I'd give it a try with a card. The layout is from Sunday Sketch & Stamp's Challenge #5. I definitely plan to save it and use again for future cards.All products used are from Papertrey Ink. The colors are Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Smokey Shadow, and Vintage Cream. The stamp sets I used were both designed by the fabulous Lisa Johnson and are titled Life and Background Basics: Spots & Dots. I decorated the inside as well, but it's very simple. The card measures 5.25 squared. Alcohol-inked dew drops were added for a finishing touch. Well, that's all for me today. I hope you all have a beautiful week. Maybe I'll be back with another card within the next couple of days. Take care!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Bee Happy - PTI Blog Hop

Hi everyone! It's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. This will be my first time participating. Where has June gone? This year is just flying by. The weather has been super hot here this week - up into the 90s! Work has been crazy busy so that explains my lack of posting and creating. The theme for this month is Summer Inspiration. When I think of summer, I think of flowers and gardening. My card was inspired by a painting titled Wildflowers by Brian Simons. [Click <-- Wildflowers for a photo of the painting] I don't quite recall how I came across his work, but I saved the link so I can take some time to look over each one at a later date. Isn't his work just stunning? I would love to have talent like that. I used PTI's Honey Bees set and had fun creating the flower and bee scene. One of the flowers, the Hibiscus Burst, is from Little Lady though. I plan to make a card using the coordinating papers for each of the flowers colors. This one is Ocean Tides. So far I've got Lemon Tart and Plum Pudding complete. For the layout, I used Stamp and Smiles Sketch Challenge #19. I hope I get some time to get some cards done soon. I have many challenges saved that I want to work on. Some are over two weeks old, but they're great to save for future sketchs and ideas. I do have Monday off, but I hope to squeeze in some time this weekend. I thank you for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful evening. Ciao!

Stamps: Honey Bees, Little Lady, Background Basics: Spots & Dots
Cardstock: Kraft, Ocean Tides
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics
Ink: Jet Black (Staz-On), Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wishing You... 3 Card Set

Hola! The weather here in Virginia is beautiful. The sun is shining bright and it is hot! Days like today make me definitely appreciate air conditioning. I am off today so I had some time to take pictures of my latest creation. Early I voted and ran some errands. We have our Governor and Lt. Gov. primaries today. I hope to sit down in a little while and work on some cards. Just gotta get the mojo flowing. There are a lot of challenges I hope to complete so that helps with the motivation. This set of three cards were something I came up with as I went along. I was sorting through my Papertrey Ink cardstock and these three colors were laying together. I liked how they looked together so it all started from there. The only difference between the three are the sentiments.

I pulled out my favorite Wishing You set once again for the tulips and sentiments. The spotted lines are from Background Basics: Spots & Dots. I used Bitty Dot Basics paper in Ripe Avocado for the image's frame. For a little sparkle, fine glitter was added to the larger tulip and, also, the dragonfly's trail on the inside. The sentiments say: Wishing You Happiness, Peace, & the Best. It's hard to believe PTI has another release just around the corner on the 15th. I am loving all of the sneak peeks so far. Well, I hope to be back soon with another post. Have a great day! Adios.

Stamps: Wishing You, Background Basics: Spots & Dots (PTI)
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Accessories: Nestabilities, sponge dauber, Quickie glue pen, Martha Stewart fine glitter

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Tulip Wish

Hey everybody! Hope your week went well and your weekend is starting off on the right foot. I have been off the last two days so that has been nice. The card I have to share today follows three challenges. First, the layout is based on Splitcoast Stampers' Sketch Challenge #231. I'm glad I came across it as it made me create something a little different than I normally would. I like that about all of the different challenges. They really motivate me too; especially when there is a deadline. For the colors, I used Dawn's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #8 which also coincided with Charisma Cardz challenge #22 to use pink and brown this week.Once again, all products are by Papertrey Ink. I used the small flower from the 2008 Anniversary set Everyday Classics to create a background on the Raspberry Fizz panels which I sponged with Dark Chocolate ink. The Wish image is from one of my favorite sets, Wishing You. I added some fine glitter to the tulip. Sneak peeks for PTI's upcoming release started today. Check out Nichole's blog for more details. I shall be back soon with a three card set using Wishing You. Have a fab weekend! :)

Stamps: Everyday Classics, Wishing You
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Nestabilities, Martha Stewart fine glitter, Quickie glue pen