Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink & A Blog Named Hero challenges


April 2012 Blog Hop

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Inspiration Challenge #1
Blog hop inspiration
AND #2
Actually, I was a little stumped by the PTI inspiration picture until I saw the Card With A View Video here.  I even started the project with my new Tweet Talk set from PTI until I had a vision of how to frame those gorgeous fabrics as if I were window shopping.  The idea of lingering with my nose pressed to the glass as I took in the beauty, made this simple card all the more appealing to me!  As a child, I spent a lot of time in fabric stores while my mother dreamed and designed clothes and home furnishings.  She was a very talented seamstress.  So of course, this card is a tribute to her even though she passed away seven years ago. 
Obviously, I was inspired by the blue striped pattern at the top of the stack and again by the bright pink damask in the middle of all of those fabulous roses.  (Can you believe I didn't use Rosie Posie this time?)  So here is the result of this combined inspiration:

and from the inside:


I hope you enjoy seeing ALL of the inspirations in each of these challenges.  You have until midnight tonight (edt) to enter each of them...check it out!

Supplies:  PTI unless otherwise noted
Card Stock:  White
Patterned Paper:  Raspberry Fizz Pattern Paper Pack
Ink:  Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Hibiscus Burst, Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  BB: Distressed Stripes, Mat Stack #5, Verve Stamps Love Deepens
Dies:  Mat Stack #5, Layerz #5
Other:  Martha Stewart Ball Point Tip Glue Pen

Thanks for stopping by, 
Suzanne





42 comments:

  1. What a stunner!!! I love how you made the window and stamped the frame on the inside! You did a lovely job incorporating the inspiration piece and you blue striped card front is perfection!!!

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  2. This is a gorgeous card and a beautiful tribute to your Mother!

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  3. Absolutely lovely card design & tribute to your Mother, Suzanne!

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  5. Fabulous! Love how you framed the window...

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  6. This is wonderful! I love the cut-out and the bold design!

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  7. Wow the cut out is fabulous and the inside of it STUNNING!!! Great card Suzanne!!

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  8. Beautiful card, so vibrant and sweet.

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  9. So gorgeous! I love how the flowers fit into the frame!

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  10. I love this beautiful window card, Suzanne! It's so perfect, with all those vibrant colors and the stripes - LOVE the mat stack 5 stamps. Great work! ;-)

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  11. lovely card, thank you for entering our challenge at A Blog Named Hero

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  12. This is so beautiful, love the blue strip too!!

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  13. This is gorgeous!!
    Love that window...
    and what a fabulous focal point!
    Just truly gorgeous! :)

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  14. Beautiful card! I love the bright colors and the window is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero!

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  15. LOVE your card Suzanne!! I love those stripes! The sentiment font is gorgeous- Great cut out and love the way you used the mat stack elements!

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  16. If I had RP I would use it all the time. Your window card is beautiful Suzanne! Love all the stamping and the way this turned out.

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  17. WONDERFUL card! The way the flowers are framed is so beautiful!

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  18. Oh wow, what a striking card! Love the window cut, the ticking background, and those lovely florals!

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  19. WOW!!! what a card...this is beautiful!!!

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  20. I thought your card was beautiful at first glance but love it even more after reading about your memories of your mother.

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  21. Beautiful card. I love the stripes as well as the framed window and lovely flowers. I have a hard time not using Rosie Posie too.

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  22. This is stunning. I love the window and the stripes. Now, I need Mat Stack 5--darn you.

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  23. Very pretty! Excellent choice with the stripes for background!

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  24. Suzanne this is beautiful! what a great job :)


    Thank you for playing in our challenge!

    Good Luck!

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  25. Stunning card - I love how you have made this and the colours are fab, Hugs x x

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  26. What a beautiful card!!! Love the stripes and the cutout is absolutely amazing!

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  27. love the patterns and window in your card.

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  28. Beautiful! I will definitely be using this as inspiration for my Mother's Day cards (hope you don't mind!).

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  29. I LOVE how you did this!! I'll need to try this out!!

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  30. So I did get your email since I'm a "Suzanne follower" but wanted to let you know how it totally jumped out at me in the blog hop. Great design, great card!!

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  31. So beautiful! And so perfect for Mother's Day too, but that window is just so smart and clever, just fabulous as always.

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  32. Great job combining both challenges, Suzanne! Your stamping is perfect!

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  33. The combination of stamps, die cut opening and colours has created a very striking card. I love the wasy you incorporated the Mat Stack images on the inside of the card.

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  34. Wow! Beautiful! Great response to the inspiration photo. I love cards with windows. :-)

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  36. It's just beautiful! Adding the layerz die cut really takes your card to the next level.

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  37. This is so beautiful! Love the shape of your window and your stamping is PERFECT!
    Have a great day, hugs, Karin

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  38. Oh this card is so stylish and classy. Love the design.

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