Thursday, March 25, 2010

Colour Create Pastel Challenge

It's Colour Create time!  This week our challenge is to use your choice of pastel colours with an optional spring or Easter theme.  And our challenge this week is sponsored by our very own Di.  Thanks Di!  You can head over to Colour Create for the details.

For this challenge, I made a paper flower bouquet for a friend who recently had twin boys:

I had so much fun making this bouquet!  I used pastel blue and yellow and some khaki for the flowers.  I added a button to each flower and also to the decorative circles on the pail.

As a final detail, I added some tiny little butterflies randomly. 

The other design team members have made some absolutely gorgeous creations.  Please head over to all of their blogs to check them out.

Thanks so much for Looking!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Baby Card

We are headed to my sisters this weekend for her baby shower.  I decided to use the sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You for a baby card:

Here is my card:

And here is a closeup to show the details a little better:

Thanks so much for Looking!

{Welcome Little One Details}
Solid Cardstock:  Bazill Basics
Patterned Cardstock: K&Company Hopscotch
Embossing using Cuttlebug Argyle folder
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (PTI) Baby Button Bits
Ink and button: PTI Enchanted Evening
Brackets: American Crafts
Misc: grosgrain ribbon, Stickles, Martha Stewart edge punch

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Thank You Card

I just love Super Sketchy Sunday over at 365 Cards.  Here is the sketch for this week:

I just happened to need a Thank You card, and thought I would use this sketch.  Ok - this may be kind of a loose interpretation of the sketch but here goes:

I used all Papertrey Ink supplies for this card - you can get the details below.  Here is a close up of the bow:

Someday I will show all of you how to "tie" these bows.  They really are easy, and they turn out great every time!  This bluish color is PTI Ocean Tides - I just LOVE this color!

I also decorated the inside of this card for a gentleman at work who recently helped me out.  He totally went above and beyond, and I was so thankful!

Thanks so much for looking!

{Thank You Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamps:  Papetrey Ink Turning a New Leaf, Dot Spot, Say It With Style
Ink:  PTI Ocean Tides, and Dark Chocolate
Button/ribbon:  PTI Ocean Tides
Misc: gems, string, glass beads

Sunday, March 14, 2010

2 New cards

I loved the colors over at the Play Date Cafe this week:

So pretty!  I made 2 cards with these colors.  Here is the first:

I hand-stitched the stem and the background flower, and I crocheted the darker purple flower.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings, stamped in PTI Plum Pudding ink.  Here is a close-up picture:

For the second card, I used the colors from the Play Date Cafe along with the sketch from Card Patterns:

Here is the second card:

I decided to sew another flower for this card, but not include the crocheted flower on top.  Here is a close-up of the flower.  I added the gems to the center for some bling.

The patterned strips of paper at the bottom are all K&Company.  I added some twine with glass beads.

{Fabulous Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink Signature Greetings
Ink PTI Plum Pudding
Misc:  Embroidery floss, button

{Blank Details}
Solid Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock:  K&Company
Misc:  Embroidery floss, twine, gems, glass beads

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mint., Chocolate, and Cream

Colour Create Time!!!! The colours this week were chosen by the very lovely Heather:

Mint, Chocolate, and Cream - Oh my goodness! Look at that picture!  Yum!

And there is a fabulous sponsor, Michelle's Scrapbooking:

Please head on over to Michelle's to check out her fabulous selection of products.  We also have a wonderful guest designer, Victoria.  I LOVE Victoria's style!  If you have never gone to her blog, you must head over there.  She is sooooo talented! 

Here is my first card:
I made this card with a friend in mind - I thought the sentiment was so beautiful.  Incidentally, I am submitting this card to the Just Us Girls sketch challenge this week as well.  Here is the sketch:

I used the iTop for the brads on the left side.  I stamped the cardstock for the brads as well as the flowers with the Papertrey Ink Background Basics Text Style stamp.  And I added some little gems to the center of the flowers cause I gotta have my bling!

The second card is a simple little birthday card.

The flower stem stamps are from Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits set.  And the sentiment is from PTI Say It With Style.  Here are some close-up pictures.

I hope I have been able to inspire you with these cards today!  The colours really are fabulous!   If you really want some inspiration, check out the other design team members blogs:
Thanks so much for Looking!

{May you find... Details}
Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Embossing:  Cuttlebug Script Texture
Flowers:  Prima
Stamps:  PTI Background Basics Text Style, PTI Heartfelt Basics
Ink:  Encore Ultimate Metallic Green
Misc:  grosgrain ribbon, Whispers holograph embossing powder

{Happy Birthday Details}
Solid cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
Patterned cardstock:  K&Company
Stamp:  PTI Say it with Style, PTI Blooming Button Bits, PTI Background Basics Text Style
Ink:  PTI Dark Chocolate
Fiskars Edge Punch
Misc:  grosgrain ribbon, button, glass beads, gems