Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary Celebration

Hi Everybody!

I hope you are enjoying a little peace and quiet before the Superbowl tonight!  Have you been over to Nichole Heady's Blog?  The celebration is beginning and so are the contests and challenges for some amazing prizes!  Today, Nichole had each of the design team members share a favorite project from the past year, a favorite PTI memory, and 5 favorite PTI products.  Then participants are challenged to pick one of these favorite projects and use it for our own project.  I chose Dawn McVey! Dawn grabbed my attention again recently with the Papertrey Ink News:  A revisit to Fillable Frames.  I love her fresh and bold style, the way she combines colors and stamp sets.  So, here is the card she inspired me to make.

Some of Dawn's "favorite things" that I have incorporated into my card are Rustic Cream card stock, Chocolate baker's twine, Mat Stack #4 die, and Rosie Posie stamp set.  Additionally, I used Mat Stack #4 Layerz die, Rosie Posie Die set, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, and Dark Chocolate inks, Polka Dot Basics and A Big Thank You  stamp sets.

So Dawn, this card is for you-A GREAT BIG THANK YOU for another year of amazing inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Make It Monday #51 & Case Study #76

Hello Everyone,
Happy Saturday to you.  This has been a very frustrating week for me, way too many interruptions in my card making time!  But, I have enjoyed the morning putting together this card for two of my favorite challenges.  I was inspired by both designers, Nichole Heady, for Make it Monday, and Karola Witczak for Case Study Challenge.

Nichole's example for Make It Monday #51-Dimensional Sentiment Banner:
Youre a True Friend Card 

Karola's inspiration for Case Study Challenge #76:

My take on the two inspirations:

And a fun finish on the inside:

Karola's inspiration is so Springy with the giant flower, bird and butterflies; and who of us isn't ready for a little Spring?  I love adding a sentiment banner and Nichole's highly stylized version here just made my heart pitty-pat, so using her inspiration was a delight! Product details are below.  I hope you find something here that inspires you as well!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Card base:  Prefolded Ivory from Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper:  Scribble Scrabble, Naomi's Collection
Card stock: PTI, Ripe Avocado
Ink:  PTI, Dark Chocolate, Chai
Stamp Set: PTI Egg Hunt
Dies:  PTI Mat Stack #5 Layerz, Spellbinders, Rose Creations