Saturday, March 27, 2010

High Hopes Easter

Good Saturday evening! I hope you all plan to show your support for the Earth and switch off your lights at 8:30 pm your local time for one hour. It's all part of a movement called Earth Hour.  Now onto today's card...

This is my last-minute entry for this week's High Hopes Challenge #68 - Hoppy Easter! I stamped the image, titled Bunny With Gift, in Memento ink on PTI's Vintage Cream cardstock and layered on PTI Summer Sunrise cardstock.  I colored it with Copics, but kept it minimal. I have a limited number of Copics and all of my browns are dark. I felt too much dark brown would be a bit too much. What are your favorite tan and light brown Copics? I need to add a couple to my collection. The cardbase is PTI Lemon Tart and the patterned papers are DCWV. I punched the striped paper, which is a bit hard to see, with a Martha Stewart border punch who's name I can't recall. I finished it off with two Prima flowers and a dew drop center.

That is all from me for this post. Don't forget to turn off those lights! :) Have a wonderful night y'all.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PTI March Blog Hop

Sorry for the slightly lop-sided photo. This month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop is all about the buttons! I love their perfect match vintage buttons. The ones I used here our Lemon Tart. I tied a simple twine knot in the center of each. The card base is their new color, Hawaiian Shores. It's so pretty! I also used the new Delightful Dahlia stamp set and dies. The flower was stamped in Hawaiian Shores ink on Lemon Tart Bitty Dot paper and the leaves were stamped in Ripe Avocado ink on Spring Moss cardstock.  I am so loving the new PTI dies! That strip of Spring Moss Bitty Dot paper was cut with the Rick Rack die. The Mother's Day sentiment is also from the Delightful Dahlia set and was stamped in Ripe Avocado ink on Kraft cardstock

This card is also my entry for Lisa Johnson's Poppy Seed Challenge #2. The challenge, as you can see above, was to use Light Moss, Polka Dots, and Buttons. Because it's easy to replicate, I plan to make more cards like this one using a variety of color schemes and stamps. Well, that is all from me! Tomorrow is Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just Because

Oh wow. I had no idea that it has been so long since my last post. I have been creating so I hope to blog more frequently real soon. This card features Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Violets set. I adore the images in this set. They are so easy and fun to paper piece which is what I did here. The papers are from the Pretty Pastels collection. PTI is releasing a new YOF set each month. March's was the Daffodil. It is equally cute! The card is, overall, pretty simple. The ribbon is Lavender Moon Swiss Dot and the sentiment is from Giga Guidelines stamped in Plum Pudding ink. To finish it off, I added a bit of fine glitter to the center of the Violet with my Quickie glue pen. I thank you for stopping by. It's almost 11 pm here in Virginia so I'm going to go finish Dead As A Doornail, the 5th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series (True Blood, anyone?), and then hit the hay. Nighty night! :)