June 16, 2010

Grateful for You

Today's card come from the inspiring EBTKS sketch challenge and pictures I took of the fresh flowers I have in my house.  I must say the one thing I've been enjoying about trying to sell the house is the weekly flower arrangements.  A month later and I've gotten a little smarter and started buying potted plants like Orchids and Cyclamen.  

During our last girls craft night I was telling Maureen of how I was inspired to recreate these roses with paper.  I needed something lighter than cardstock but stronger than tissue, then she showed me her little collection of crepe paper that she so graciously shared with me =)  And here are the results.  I went out of my comfort zone for this card as I don't do a lot of distressing and soft colours.  Would it qualify for shabby chic? I know the ledger paper has become popular or as usual it just going out of style once I think to use it.  It came from the Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend collection.  The fabric brad is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses collection.  I'd have to say that my favourite little detail about this card is the light green flourish I paired with the sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you were encouraged to find inspiration in something around your house.  Happy Crafting


Paper: Very Vanilla, Boyfriend dp (Cosmo Cricket), Old Olive dp (SU!), crepe paper
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Accessories: Sizzix flower die, brad (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Delightful Dahlia (PTI), Signature Greetings (PTI), Blessings (Verve)

June 14, 2010

A Little Bit of...

PTI in my life, A little bit of PCD by my side,
A little bit of paper's all I need, A little bit of Beauty's all I see.

With all the sunny weather we've been having around here it put me in mind of Lou Bega's Mambo number 5.  I remember the summer that was popular, shortly after my grad, does that age me?

Anyhow, here's my entry for the current Play Date Cafe colour challenge.  Not only did I love the colours but Practicing Creativity Designs is sponsoring the challenge and up for grabs is the latest set Barefoot Summer.  I'm already creating scenes in my head with that set.

For this creation I used PCD For the Love of Dots set for the background stamping.  I also used my new PTI anniversary set and On my Couch Dies.  I don't have the label die for the anniversary label stamp but it fits nicely into the petite oval nestabilities.  

Anyhow I have to run, I'll add more info as soon as I have the time.  I've got a couple of viewings for our house so I should be cleaning my floors.  Have a fantastic week everyone!