Wednesday, May 9, 2012

PTI Make It Monday Challenge - Patterned Paper Background

(***Disclaimer***I wrote this post last night, but am just getting around to posting it today!)

Hi 'yall!  Whew...I'm so happy to be sitting here in my craft room chatting with you.  It's been a long day.  I worked today, gave a presentation, came home to the kiddos as my husband walked out the door for work, made and cleaned up dinner, played with the kids, gave the baths and got everyone tucked in bed.  Mommy's ready for a break.  Looking forward to spending some girl time at Archivers this weekend!
Tonight's project is for the PTI Make-it-Monday challenge on Nichole Heady's blog.  This week's challenge is to use patterned paper scraps to create a background for your card.  This is actually something I've been doing for a while (and even as recently as last week),, here, here, and here.  For tonight's card, I stamped all of the patterned papers instead of using pre-pattered paper.  This is a masculine one because as you all know, I seem to need these A LOT!! 

Thanks so much for visiting! Come back soon!

Paper: PTI's Kraft, White, Simply Chartreuse, Enchanted Evening, and Hawaiian Shores
Stamps: PTI's Background Basics: Medallions, Background Basics: Retro, A Little Argyle, 2012 Birthday Tags, and Star Prints
Ink: PTI's Fresh Snow, Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, and VersaMark
Dies: PTI's Seeing Stars Die and 1 3/4" Limitless Circles Die
Other: White embossing powder, and star rhinestone

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Make-it-Monday Color Challenge Take 2

Hi there!  I'm back with another take on this week's Make-it-Monday Challenge on Nichole Heady's blog.  This time, I decided to use one of my own photos for my color inspiration.  I was in Target the other day when I ran into this collection of gift wrapping.  I instantly fell in love with the color combo.

I took this photo several weeks ago and have had it in my mind ever since.  Now, I have to admit that when I started my project I had this photo in mind, but I didn't actualy have the picture in front of me.  I chose the colors below strictly from "memory".  I now realize that they were definitely off, and I plan to do another project that will hopefully more closely reflect the colors in my inspiration. 

So without further ado, here are the colors for THIS project:

Perfect Match Canyon Clay - Refill (.5 oz) Papertrey Ink Felt - Pure Poppy Perfect Match Berry Sorbet - Refill (.5 oz) Perfect Match Enchanted Evening - Cube

And drum roll please.....ta da!

I'm really pleased with how the card came out, and I am really pleased with the color combo even if it doesn't exactly match the inspiration.  It's still a good combo, right?

The flowers were made with one of the tie stamps from the World's Greatest set and then hand cut.  Super simple and super cute!

Thanks for visiting!  I'm off to create some more!  I'm so inspired!


Paper: PTI's White, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, and Enchanted Evening
Stamps: PTI's World's Greatest and Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Ink: PTI's Pure Poppy, Canyon Clay, Berry Sorbet, and Enchanted Evening
Dies: Happy Day
Other: Buttons and rhinestones from my stash