Thursday, February 24, 2011

Having fun with COLOR!

So, my original plan was to post my birth announcements, but instead I'm posting the last of my thank you cards.  I'm finally caught up!  Thank goodness I had mass produced a bunch prior to my baby showers.  :)  I have the best friends and family.  

I really felt like making something bright and fun.  Both cards were made with PTI's Guide Lines 2 and Mega Mixed Messages stamp sets.  Card 1 is a combo of CTMH's Cotton Candy, Chocolate and Twilight inks with PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate cardstock.  

For card 2 I used CTMH's Lagoon, Sweet Leaf and Sunset inks with PTI's Orange Zest and some random turquoise cardstock.  
The colors for card 2 are from the Curtain Call 70 challenge:

Added some bling, ribbon, and buttons with embroidery floss and called it done!  Hope these bright colors encourage spring to come sooner rather than later.  :)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Keeping it simple

So another really simple card to say thank you to a co-worker for a baby shower present.  The image stamp is Unity and sentiment in PTI.  The color palette is this weeks colourQ challenge 73 and layout from Stamping with Brenda's Clean and Simple Challenge 7:
Tomorrow I'm very excited to share the birth announcements I've made for my immediate family.  It's completely CASEd but I love it!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Make it Monday Thank you

 Hello!  So, I decided to play along with the PTI Make it Monday Challenge (Vellum Sentiment Strip) and the Color Throwdown 129.
So just a really quick thank you card.  Unity stamp colored with copics (YG97, YG03 and B97), a couple dimensionals, and a vellum strip.  Annoyingly, the sentiment is a little wonky - i swear it looked perfectly straight on the block!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color Challenge

Here is a great color combo from Papertrey Ink : Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream and Dark Chocolate!  Love these colors so much!  There are 10 combos from PTI that you can find here that are sure to inspire. 

If this layout looks familiar scroll down a bit - I used the FTL126 again (same as yesterday!)  I used Close to my Heart ink and stamps except the sentiment which is from the PTI mega mixed messages set.  All paper is PTI.

Thanks for stopping by to have a peek!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Another Valentine's Day themed card - so easy to do with the color combos at ColourQ recently.  Here's the palette for this weeks challenge (71) -
I used the FTL126 - I may try this one again using the numbers for a birthday card.  
The flower stamp is from Flourishes and sentiment is from a Unity KOTM.  The flowers were colored with copics R20, R22, and R24.  I used memento rich cocoa ink for a softer look to the flowers.  

My mind is just working overtime to come up with a birth announcement for my little guy's big arrival.  I'll also soon be posting another thank you card as I have another baby shower coming up this weekend.  I'm so lucky to have such great friends and family!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

My take on ColourQ 70

I'm loving the color combo this week over at the ColourQ blog.  Just perfect for Valentine's Day...don't you think?
I stamped PTI Life images in Close to my Heart's Cocoa, Hollyhock and Blush ink, then added some Tulip cardstock.  I took inspiration from the sketch 203 at CPS and flipped it  -

And a lesson learned - I was too lazy to get up and get my good scissors to trim my bow so I used a set just lying on my table and now the edges look terrible.  Ah well  :)