Saturday, July 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop - Fun With Text!


Well to say summer has been busy is an understatement! My class is finally coming to an end, so I am hoping that after this week I will have more time to devote to me - does that ever really happen? (You moms out there know what I mean!) It's funny though, even when you think you couldn't handle another thing on your plate, you add more and somehow it all gets done, but then when you take something away and you still feel like you are sooooo busy! Ahhh, go figure!

Since it has been some time, I needed something to get me started again, so why not participate in the PTI Blog Hop this month? I haven't done one in quite some time, even though I usually try to at least lurk :)

I had a lot of fun with this one and had sketched out five ideas, but of course not enough time to do all of them. So these are the two I finished...

This card measures 4 1/4 square. It was my very first attempt at using Copics, and as you can see I obviously need some practice. I have had them for about two weeks, but I am honestly a little intimidated by them :) Other than the coloring, it's a pretty simple card. I used a sentiment from Everyday Button Bits. I cut a square using the largest of the square Nestabilities, and used the frame from that to create the border. I added some cinnamon Stickles to the center to add some dazzle. The flower and leaves were then popped up on dimensionals, and it was complete. Aside from my Copic attempt, it was put together in a jif!

This one was even easier! The card measures 5 x 5. I used my Labels One Nestabilities to create the focal piece, and the Happy Birthday sentiment from Birthday Basics. I added an embossed border it using a larger Lables One die and a stylus to get just the right size. Add some MM flowers, buttons and a little splash of ribbon and done!


I hope you enjoy the Blog Hop - I for one can not wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge!


Have a great night hopping! I will be hopping and writing a paper at the same time - how successful do you think I will be with that paper??? *wink*

What I Used:
Smile Flower Card
Stamps: PTI Everyday Button Basics and Friends 'til The End
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream and New Leaf
Ink: Dark Chocolate
Miscellaneous: Copics, Cinnamon Stickles, Dimensionals, Large Square Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

Happy Birthday Text
Stamps: PTI Birthday Basics
Paper: PTI SS White and Raspberry Fizz
Ink: Pallette Noir
Miscellaneous: Labels One Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Stylus, flowers are Prima and MM, black embroidery floss, glue dots, buttons and ribbon from my stash

46 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

These are super cute! I love the simplicity of the first one and the second one is happy and bright and cheerful - all good combinations in a BD card.

Savitri said...

What sweet cards!!!

Catherine said...

wow, love them both!!

Regan said...

they are both brilliant!!

Rosanne said...

These are lovely!

Dana said...

Very cute cards, Kacey! I love the bright colors and simplicity of both of them.

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are beautiful!! tfs!!

Heidi said...

Both card are really cute! I love the simplicity of the first one and the second is quite cheery!

Gwen said...

Great Ideas!!! love them both But I think the second one is my fav :)

raduse said...

Way too cute. Love the combinations of sets & colors.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both are beautiful cards! Love the simple & elegant look of the first one & the vibrant colors in the second. TFS

IamDerby said...

Just love your sunflower card. Beautiful!!

Jamie said...

I love how you used the same saying over and over! It seems so simple and I would never have thought of it! Love your card, great job!

Nancy L. said...

fun little cards! never thought of using the sentiments that way!

steph said...

I love the text on your first card! So creative!

Kim said...

Adorable! I'm glad you had time to play this month.

Chris said...

these are gorgeous!! love the flower one! >"<

maria fiscella said...

Oh I absolutely covet that first card! What a fantastic idea to repeat the sentiment:) It's gorgeous!

Marge said...

Both awesome; I echo Stampin' Pam!!!

Chrissy said...

these are both very pretty!

Daniela said...

So cute, love those colors!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them.

peggysue said...

Those are both very sweet. I like your color choices, neat job!

Marcie S. said...

I love both cards! They are simple, yet elegant AND fun! (Does that make sense?) :)

Karen said...

These are so bright, clean, and colorful. I think they are BOTH a total hit. Thanks for sharing them! :>

Janelle said...

What great ideas! Your cards have me feeling very inspired -- and I think your coloring looks great!

Katie Renz said...

Love the cards and love the clean look. Great job Kacey!

Kay said...

Fabulous use of text and color on both cards- I love them!

Bonnie said...

Both are gorgeous!

scrapmin said...

Both are outstanding! They are both going into my inspiration file. Thanks for sharing!
Mindy

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

I love these cards!! You did great with the Copics. Don't be afraid of them, they are so much fun. Tons of tutorials on You tube to learn from and remember to just practice, practice, practice.

PurpleD said...

How CUTE! Both cards! I love the first one to pieces!

Michelle said...

Love how you mixed sets - the Friends 'til the End flower and the sentiments from the button set - - get your money's worth oh yeah!

Cheryl said...

I really like the first card--the border is so subtle, but it creates great interest. Great job on both!

BethieJ said...

Both cards are FANTASTIC!!! Good luck with the paper! :)

Jennifer Lubbock said...

I love the simple look of the first card! I'll have to try that border technique. I haven't ventured into Copics yet - it looks a little scary.

Lori said...

Both of these are beautiful! Great designs.

Amy said...

Both of these are gorgeous, but I love the first one! I don't see a thing wrong with your coloring--it looks great!

Rose said...

Your colouring is great !!
And I love the repeating sentiment as a background, must try that.

Babies- Beth said...

Your coloring on yur flower looks perfect to me! Both cards look super!

Chris said...

Two great cards! I love the sentiment stamp as background text - inspired!

Deanna said...

Wow both are beautiful!

travelingmama said...

I love these! You have a really great style! Best wishes from Morocco!

Terri E. said...

Really fun coloring and use of white space. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Kathleen said...

These are really great---I love the simple layouts and your use of text is great on both---love them!!

Steph said...

These are so gorgeous. I love how you made the stamp a sunflower on the first card. I never thought to use that stamp in that way!