Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop October

Big post today! Big Post! When I saw the inspiration photos for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop, I was so inspired that instead of choosing just one, I wanted to use them all! Lucky for me, I had a rare weekend with nothing planned so I got to make cards all day Saturday! It was so much fun and I am happy to share what I created here! The first card I made was inspired by this photo: I don't have any stocking stamps so I was inspired by the colors to make a little winter scene.
Here is my card: The stamps I used are from the set: In the Meadow. Cardstock: Hawaaian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, White Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaaian Shores, Simpy Chartreuse, New Leaf. I inked the tree first with Simply Chartreuse and then New Leaf just on the edges. Then I masked off the tree and ground and randomly stamped the snowflakes. I added Stickles to the snow and tree for a pretty sparkle look!
Secondly, I was inspired by this color scheme:
Stamps:Mistletoe and Holly, Tiny Treats Christmas Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Rasperry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst Hawaiian Shores and White Other: Cuttlebug Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Twine,Vintage Ornaments Die, Fillable Frames#10, Corner rounder. I put a little bit of everything on this card! LOL I tried to do a shabby chic, layered card, which is not really my style. I like to try new things though and had a couple rejects on my desk to work with (the not perfect embossed paper, the embossed holly that didn't work on another card and some blank tags). I put them all together and got this:
Third Color Scheme:
Stamps:Mistletoe and Holly. Cardstock: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream. Other: Corner Chomper, White Embossing Powder. At first I embossed the holly onto the stripes but it didn't look right so I embossed it again on Pinefeather paper and cut it out. I didn't realize the little holly berries were attached on the stamp and have since cut them apart. I left them there on this card there on the bottom but think it looks weird. I have the dies for this set on my wishlist!
Fourth Color Scheme:
Stamps: Wonderfully Whimsical, Tiny Treats Christmas, Tag Its #8. Cardstock: White, Melon Berry. I love that inspiration photo! Such a happy little scene and I wanted to create my own little frosty wonderland with my stamps! I mixed a few stamp sets to create the background and had fun coloring it in with Copic markers. Then I filled any open space and used white embossing powder on the little snow flurries. I added Stickles to the snow, trees, and little heart on the house for a little extra sparkle.
5th Color Scheme:
What? No stamps?! I just realized as I am typing this there are no stamps! Let me check again! Nope! None! Weird! haha I think this is a first! I really liked the inspiration picture and thought it looked super cool but had no idea how to incorporate that look into a card. First, I cut out some letters and just started playing with them and this is what I came up with. Again, not my style, but I had fun trying!
Last Color Scheme:
I LOVE this photo! My mom taught me how to knit when my first child was born. I am not as accomplished as she is, but every once in a while I will get out the needles and relax. I only make baby sweaters and booties and such because I get bored with large projects...but I digress... I ordered the knitting stamp on release day and have been waiting for my order to arrive. I don't know why, in 2012, it should take 10 days to get here? It is not like we live in another country or remote place. (I am just outside of L.A.) Every month, it takes at least 10 days and I never get to use my new stamps for the blog hop! So frustrating but I DO LOVE the stamps!Ok now I must apologize for ranting! LOL Anyway, I am going to hope they come today and will make my card and post as soon as I do. So come back this weekend to see how the last picture inspired me! Have a great day!


  1. Oh my you have been busy and all the cards are so good and different from one another. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the last card ... or maybe the first one ... oh heck I can't choose!

  2. wow!!! You have really out done yourself! Such beautiful work!!! I really love that tree with the glitter and the brightness of your 2nd card, but they are all so fabulous!

  3. You have been busy and all of your cards are just fabulous!

  4. Very impressive! You even used the photos as inspiration in your designs!

  5. What a fabulous set of cards!! I feel your frustration waiting for the new stamps - mine always come the day after the hop, so I hope to ink up the sweater stripes sometime this weekend!

  6. Oh my gosh, these are so wonderful! You interpreted the word art one so perfectly, and I think my favourite is the pink one - I love it!

  7. your raspberry fizz & hawaiian shores card i completely and utterly cool that you were able to make this killer card out of reject pieces!

  8. You've been so productive! Great bunch of cards. You've done an outstanding job on them all!