Friday Inspiration File #26

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sorry this is late.  We had a nasty storm yesterday and have been without power.  Luckily it is back on now and we didn't have any other damage.  A lot of tress have fallen in our neighborhood and surrounding area.  Here are this week's beautiful projects. 

Beautiful melon colored butterfly border.

Amazing embroidery!

Life is a Carnival!

Beautiful bow tutorial.

Pattern within pattern!


Have A Great Weekend!

Sweet As Can Be

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I love this color combination. 
My friend, Jackie's outdoor pillows are in this bright, fun, color combination.

(from Kohl's)

I loved this Sweet Symphony paper on this project to represent singing 'Happy Birthday.'
Have a great day!

Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Sweet Symphony Paper
Stamps: PTI Sweet As Can Be, half and Half
Ink: Memento Sprout, Black, and Dandelion, Pure Poppy
Other: Tag Sale Die, Sweet As Can Be Die, Half and Half Die, Felt, Buttons, Bakers Twine

Stamp A Faire Challenge #10

Monday, July 25, 2011

I stamped the light green stripes on the half and half die.  Then I stamped the red poinsettias and dark green leaves over top.

When Erin asked if any of us were thinking about our Christmas/Holiday cards yet, I thought, "No way!"  It's summer. I love summer and don't want to think about the cold weather yet.  After listening to some responses on the podcast I started to change my mind.  How nice would it be not to scramble in November to get  my cards done?  That was it, this year I'm starting early!
Christmas card number one...check!

Cardstock: PTI Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, White
Stamps: PTI Half and Half, Peaceful Poinsettia, Banner Builder
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Memento Black and Sprout
Other: Half and Half Die, DE Banner Die, Rhinestones

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop Photo Inspiration

Monday, July 25, 2011

This month's Blog Hop inspiration is thie beautiful photo.  I wamted to create a set of cards that represent the throw pillows on the window seat.  Easch card is an anytime 'friendship' card.

Each card is in the color palate of Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, Melon Berry, and Spring Moss.  I used a set that I haven't used often enough, Friends 'Til The End,  and I really enjoyed using it! 

I can't wait to see how this photo has inspired you!

Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Kraft, White, Soft Stone
Stamps: Friends Til The End
Ink: Melon Berry, Ocean Tides, Memento Sprout
Other: Ribbon, Butterfly Die, Mat Stack Die, Buttons, Twine, Double Ended Banner Die, Tiny Tags Die, Corner Rounder Punch

Peaceful Birthday

Sunday, July 24, 2011

 You'd think after yesterday's marathon of stamping that I'd be stamped out! Not so:)  I was so inspired by Debbie's cards that I couldn't wait to try her design myself! 
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration, Debbie!

Cradstock: PTI Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado PP
Stamps: Peaceful Garden, Half and Half, Banner Builder
Ink: Memento Dandelion, Greens, Black, Melon Berry
Other: Half and Half Die, Corner Rounder, DE Banner Die

Stamp A Faire Challenge #9

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Well it has been a fun, crafty day!!  I think this will be my last entry for the day because I have totally lost my light!  This challenge was to use a stamp in a different way than intended.  I used the grass stamp from Peaceful garden right side up and up side down to create a pattern strip for my card.

Thanks for visiting me so many times today and leaving such amazing comments!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic White, Melon Berry
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Garden
Ink: Memento Black, Melon Berry, Versamark
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Twine, Buttons, Peaceful Garden Die, Corner Rounder Punch

Stamp A Faire Challenge #8

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I decided to add a long sentiment to the extra inch.  Nichole's card was so serene I wanted to create something that captured the feeling of her card as well! 

Whew!! A lot of cards in one day.  I'm having a great time! 
How are you doing? Are you keeping up?

Cardstock: PTI Lemon Tart, Rustic White
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Garden
Ink: Memento Black, Greens, Angel Pink, Rosebud

Stamp A Faire Challenge #7

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I used stars from a few sets to create a unique look.  My favorite part of this card is the sentiment piece.  I first die cut the Spring Moss cardstock with the Notebook die then cut it again with one of the Half and Half dies.  Love it:)

Stamp A Faire couldn't have fallen on a better day.  It's so hot outside that there's no reason to go outside.  I'm having a great time stuck in the house today!!

Cradstock: PTI Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, White
Stamps: PTI Star Prints, Tiny Tags, Half and Half
Ink: Memento Greens
Other: Notebook Die, Half and Half Die, Rhinestone

Stamp A Faire Challenge #4,5,6

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Continuing with the fun of Stamp A Faire, I have another card!  This time I have combined Challenge #4, 5, and 6.

I used the solid and outline ice cream scoop stamps to create my border.

I used a small circle punch to create the notches for my ribbon.
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Cardstock: PTI White, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Memento Green
Stamps: PTI Sweet As Can Be, Half and Half
Other: Circle Punch, HS Felt, EE Ribbon, Sweet As Can Be Die, Half and Half Die

Stamp A Faire Challenge #1,2,3

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Today is Stamp A Faire!  If you don't know what that is, check it out here!  For all of us who can't participate in person, there are challenges designed to keep us included in the fun and maybe win some prizes.  On this card I have combined the first 3 challenges in one! 

I'm sure I'll be back again later with some more challenge projects!

Cardstock: PTI White, Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: PTI Love Lives Here, BB Tin Types
Ink: Memento Black, Rosebud
Other: White Gel Pen, Ribbon, Sending You Die, Love Lives Here Die, Hibiscus Burst Felt
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