Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!  I hope all is well with you!  My day was not what I expected it to be.  I went to work fine and dandy and ended up going home at 9:30 with the restroom being my closest friend.  Not fun, indeed!  After a much needed three hour nap and reading a little bit of Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, I was feeling a little better.  I decided to get out the card I had started for the January Papertrey Ink Blog Hop and see what I could do with it!

Here's the challenge:

The-Challenge
This month, in honor of the New Year, we are challenging you to pick your favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us. To take it a step further, you are challenged to create a second card that is inspired by the favorite project you select. Your new version of an old favorite could carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets. We look forward to seeing your best creations from 2011, as well as your first projects from 2012!
Here's the card I chose:
and here's my take on the challenge:
I used some scraps of Glitz Design Pretty In Pink, Happy Travels and French Kiss Papers.  I cut down each panel to size, inked the edges, and stamped each one with different Papertrey Ink Stamps.  I stitched each panel and adhered the panel to the card base.
I added some stamped die cuts, Glitz Design Giant Rhinestones, Ribbon, button and twine to embellish the card.
Supplies used:
Papetrey Ink Rosie Posie Stamps and Die Cuts

Papertrey Ink Background Basics Hearts
Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits Sentiment
Papertrey Ink Fine Linen Ribbon and Button
Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz Ink
Glitz Design Pretty in Pink, French Kiss, and Happy Travels Papers and Giant Rhinestones
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black


Well, I'm off to bed a little early tonight!
A little extra sleep will do me some good!
Hope you have a wonderful day,
Kristii

26 comments:

Dana said...

Very pretty - I love how you took the time to sponge and distress everything, it really pulls it all together - it looks great :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! I looooove the colours of the second card!!

Emm said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the vintage feel and the color scheme.

Kathy said...

Absolutely stunning! Both cards are just beautiful. And how amazing that you were able to create such a beautiful card all while suffering from "numerous bathroom trips disease" lol! I'm right there with ya today-must be something in the air:)

Cathy Weber said...

I can not tell you which one I like the best. At first glance, I would have said don't change a single thing on the first card, but when I see your second version, I thought, don't change a thing on it either. Beautiful, love the Rosie Posie set. I just have to get that one!

rebecca said...

Both are terrific cards, but your new version ups the bar! I love it. Great colors, stamp combos and embellishments- super.

Heather Jensen said...

They are both stunning. I do love the pretty pink/blue combo on the flowers. :)
Hugs~

Kelly S. said...

SOOO lovely, Kristii! Both cards! I just love this layout with the sweet papers and the little cluster of roses (or acorns :)). Awesome design!

Leigh said...

Oh wow, these are both gorgeous, Kristii! I love them both-- very eyecatching!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE it... I mean, I love them both, but the way you used Rosie Posie is AWESOME!!!

jen said...

yum, yum, and YUM! I adore the stamping on those gorgeous papers- and all your embellies are so darn pretty!!! LOVE them both!!!!

Mara... said...

Both cards are fabulous Kristi!! I love the card design. I hope you are feeling better tomorrow. And I just finished reading Sarah's Key and thought it was great!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Both of these just knock my socks off! Just like most everything you make :-) You are a master of balance when it comes to the details- splitting the sentiment on the newer card really caught my eye and who can resist a little tied on tag-or acorn as the case may be? Love them!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love how you were able to transform a decidedly autumnal design into a fresh, springy creation. While I love the original (and Autumn is my favorite season), the colors on the revamp are so cheerful and inviting. Great card!

Kara said...

these are both truly gorgeous!! i have the first one pinned already and plan to pin the new one too:)

Geri said...

Both are just perfectly pretty!! The more I see the Rosie Posies...the more I want em!!

Marlena M. said...

Bless your heart. I pray you feel better today Kristii! I LOVE your paneled card. You have magical fingers with DP.

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow! Both cards are beautiful. Don't know which one I like best. Your paper choice is great. Using Rosie Posie was a good choice.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous. love the color and texture of both cards.

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! Both are gorgeous, I think I am still a fan of the first one only because I love the colors in it, and I love fall!

Kim said...

Both of your cards are just so beautiful, one fall and one spring. YOur stitching is just perfect and the lace trim is so sweet, love everything about both!

Annheidel said...

I love your new card! Great choice of papers with Rosie Posie. Hope you feel better today.

Lisa said...

Kristii these are magnificent! Oh goodness how I love them both ;)

merryf said...

Oh these are lovely! The second one is a show-stopper -- just gorgeous!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, Kristi, both of these cards are fabulous! I especially love the acorns one because I just love that set and the paper :) But the Rosie Posey card is simply divine, too :)

Craftybee said...

Very nice cards...I love all your colors..