Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time Is Flying!!!

I can't believe I haven't updated my blog since it snowed. Although we have been having mixed weather around here (one day 60, next day 30), I don't expect anymore of that fluffy white stuff - So SAD :(

Well, I have a few things to share today to participate in the Papertrey Blog Hop once again! It always helps get me out of a creative funk. I have been so busy packing and volunteering that I haven't made time for my craft therapy :D! One fun thing (quite honestly there are many) that comes out of volunteering is that the ladies at the home are teaching me how to knit; now I just can't wait to actually complete something - LOL!

So, the challenge for the PTI Blog Hop was to create a background with stamps. I made a few cards to showcase some of my favorite stamp sets for backgrounds.

The first one is one I made for one of my fathers-in-law (technically, I have two) for his 70th birthday. I love these colors together! This card was actually inspired by this card that Niki Estes made a few months back. I LOVE NIki's backgrounds! For this one, I used PTI's Guide Lines , and added little white dots with a Ranger Inkssentials pen. The Kraft paper was scored with a Scor-pal at 1/4" intervals. Then I sponged the edges with Dark Chocolate ink. Easy peasy!


The second card I made last week for a friend whose husband just got laid-off (seems to be an epidemic these days :( ). I hope it brought a little glimmer of joy to her life. I used both Guide Lines and the PTI 2007 Anniversary Set Simple Little Things for this one, and again added the little white accents with the Ranger pen. I love that little accent! The sentiment is from a new set I picked up at our new Jo-ann Superstore (YIPPEE!) from the Paper Company Studio called Faith Greetings (great set!). The butterflies are of course a Martha Stewart punch, I think they complimented this design well. I popped the white piece with the sentiment up on dimensionals. Oh and one more thing, with the ribbon I did that crinkly thing with the heat gun - so pretty! I think this may have been the first time I didn't scorch it - LOL!

Well that's all I have for now. I have a crazy toy room that is screaming to be packed up (can't wait to put those toys in storage!).

Have fun on the Hop! As always thanks for stopping by!



***One more thing... How could I have forgotten this, I was chosen as one of the Honorable Mentions on Nichole Heady's Blog, Capture the Moment for the March Guest Star Stamper! Please go and read all about the other designers she chose! It's always so inspiring to see what everyone creates! I will share my project in depth tomorrow - PROMISE! ***

What I used: {Masculine card}
Stamps: Papertrey Guide Lines
Paper: Papertrey Kraft, Ocean Tides
Ink: Papertrey Dark Chocolate
Accessories: Scor-pal, PI Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Cuttlebug and Tag Dies, Ranger white EP, Ranger White Inkssentials pen, twine, sponge, dimensional (under tag)

What I used: {Pink card}
Stamps: Papertrey Guide Lines, 2007 Anniversary Set Simple Little Things, Paper Company Studio Faith Greetings
Paper: PTI Kraft, Raspberry Fizz, SS White
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Provocraft Mini Scallop Scissors, Organza ribbon Jo-ann, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Pearls Michaels, Ranger White Inkssentials pen, dmensionals

36 comments:

Debbie said...

Congrats on the honorable mention and those cards are gorgeous - the colours go so well together its almost edible!!

pmsl - word verification.... FOODIE!! lol

IamDerby said...

Love these! Beautiful work. congrats on your HM!

Tricia said...

Very, very pretty!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your honorable mention and your cards a beautiful.

BethieJ said...

CONGRATS on honorable mention!! That is so neat! LOVE Your cards they are so pretty!

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

beautiful card!! congrat on the honorable mention!!

Jessica said...

Love the color combos on both cards! Great job!

Claire Brennan said...

These are gorgeous Kacey - and congrats on the HM.

eggette said...

Congratulations on your honorable mention!! Always so fun! I love your colour combos on your cards!

Terri E. said...

I really like your white accents on your background. The brown ribbon is great as well. You rocked the background challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tenia Nelson said...

Great cards and congrats...well deserved!!! tfs!!
-t

Lisa H. said...

first off, Congrats! secondly, wow! great cards. I love the raspberry fizz with the kraft cs. very nice!

Jen Caputo said...

Your cards are sooo pretty! And huge congrats on your GSS win :)

Gwen said...

a big congrats to you!!! & these cards fantastic!!! great job!

peggysue said...

Congrats on the honorable mention, you surely deserved it. And I agree, the challenge gives a great way to get out of a stamping funk, doesn't it? Love creations!

Dana said...

Congrats and great cards! I love how you oppped a wee bit of whhite into the guidelines images.

Karen said...

Congrats on your honorable mention!! I really like the white pen accents to your backgrounds! :>

Daniela said...

Beautiful creations, the second one is my favorite. Congrats on the HM!!!

Regan said...

congrats on your HM, the cards are fantastic!

Scrapping Julie said...

pretty, pretty pretty

Deanna said...

These are so pretty Kacey!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! Your cards are so pretty but the first on is my favorite!

Dorothy said...

Pretty cards!

Courtney Baker said...

Congratulations on GSS! Isn't it great to read Nichole's thoughts on your card?

Love both of these.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your honorable mention! Your cards are beautiful!

Lynn P. said...

I really love both color combos - very pretty cards.

Congrats on your honorable mention

Tiffany Heilman said...

congrats on the honorable mention. love your cards

Anonymous said...

Wonderful cards and GSS entry:)

ALLY said...

Congrats Kacey! Your cards are beautiful! Love your stamped back grounds!

Vicky said...

Kacey, these are gorgeous!! Both cards are fantastic, but I love the masculine card. I hadn't thought about it, but the GL & GL2 sets are PERFECT for creating guy cards. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog :).

Jennifer L. said...

Love the masculine card. Congrats on the honorable mention!

deb_rymer said...

Your backgrounds are so pretty - and I really like the white dot in the center. Gives it a nice pop! Will definitely have to try that one...

Heather P. said...

These are gorgeous!

Lizzie Jones said...

Both cards are so great! Thank you for sharing!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Congratulations on your honorable mention too. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Stampin' Pam said...

first of all - congrats! It's a great feeling - 2nd love your BG cards here - good inspiration - TFS