Saturday, February 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop


Hi there dear friends!  I know it's been a while since I've blogged and I am so happy to finally be back.  We've had some difficulties here at home and it has affected me down to the very depths of my heart.  I don't want to go into it fully here, but I craft with all my heart and it has been near impossible for me to craft at all!  Day by day my spirit has strengthened and I can see that this will be a time of growth for me.   I am so thankful for the Lord who is carrying me though this difficult time.  I can't do it without Him!!  So, today I finally took the plunge and got my goodies out and I was able to put some things together. 
Here's
The-Challenge
This month, it's all about being interactive! Show us how you take your cards to the next level, whether you have received your Movers & Shakers dies, or you're just inspired to create a pop up or swinging card without them. There are so many options for this theme, and we can't wait to see what you have to share!
and here's my take on the challenge:
I made a traditional slider card using a ribbon.  I stitched the edges together with my sweet little mini machine.
I used PTI's Beautiful Butterflies and Lovely Leaves stamp sets.  The ribbon is PTI's Fine Linen Satin Ribbon spritzed with a little Cherub Pink Tattered Angels mist....I am so loving this combination!

I used Verve New Mercies Stamps on the inside of the card.  It was the perfect sentiment for how I am feeling today!  Peace in the midst of the storm...it's a comforting feeling!!

The colors for today's project were inspired by the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room #102!
PTI Supplies Used:
Rustic Cream Cardstock
Lovely Leaves Stamps
Beautiful Butterflies and Dies 
Filigree Border Die
Heart Border Die
Aqua Mist Ink
Berry Sorbet Ink
Simply Chartreuse Ink
Fine Linen Ribbon


Other Supplies:
Tattered Angels Cherub Pink Mist
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar and Tea Dye Distress Ink
Fruit Punch Stickles
Prima Lace
Recollections Pearls
Verve New Mercies Stamps 
Have a wonderful evening!
Kristii

27 comments:

Leigh said...

Okay, now you've made me sorry that I didn't order Lovely Leaves!
This is gorgeous, Kristii-- absolutely stunning!

Maile Belles said...

Stunning creation, Kristii! I love your interactive feature too.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Kristii! I love those colors!

I'm sorry to hear that you're going through a difficult time. Sending you big hugs!

Karen C. said...

What a beautiful detailed card, Kristii. The colours and stamping is amazing. thanks for sharing!

Lynn Put said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kristii! So soft and romantic with wonderful details! I love it!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card , and a great one for the blog hop! Sweet colors too. Thanks for reminding me how much I use to love making this one with the bow .

Sandy said...

I'm so glad you were able to post again. My thoughts are with you and hope things will be better soon. I've missed your beautiful cards.

Marge said...

I'm so sorry for your difficulties; may God bless you and keep you strong! You may not have crafted for a while, but from your beautiful card it's evident that your mojo is just fine! Your card is simply stunning -- LOVE the interactive cards & this fun hop that we can all gather great ideas from!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I'm so sorry to hear you're having a rough time, I really hope things start to brighten for you soon!

I think your card is beautiful - I saw this idea when I was scouring the internet for something to make, and thought it was such a cool idea. I love how you put it all together, and the way you used Lovely Leaves!

Peggysuez said...

That's so pretty! Love how you used your new set!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your card Kristi and I am sending you hope for better days.

jen said...

This is so lovely! What a pretty combo!

Elaine said...

Difficult card to make but you have created a stunner. well done it is gorgeous.
Hugs Elaine

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty! Love the butterflies and the lovely colors. The ribbon is gorgeous.

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, Kristi, this is so pretty! The branches and butterflies and that awesome ribbon. And then your interactive part is just as cool :)

Rebecca said...

I'm with Leigh, I wish I would have ordered Lovely Leaves! The hearts at the top are a great touch. Nice card.

Kelly Griglione said...

I hope things will get better for you and your family soon! Hang in there! Your bow is so luxurious, love it!! Gorgeous card.

Kara said...

really pretty!!

Susan said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you used the Lovely Leaves set! I do not need that set. I do not need that set. I do not need that set...

I hope you find strength through your challenge. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts. xo

Sandi said...

Beautiful card . . . the layout, colors, and sentiment all combined to make a card anyone would love to receive. Thanks for sharing it with us.

God Bless you and may you continue to find strength and love to help through your difficult time.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. so pretty.

~amy~ said...

super pretty....hang in there Kristii.

Sheri said...

This is SO CLEVER and creative! Love the colors and stamps! Thanks for joining us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

Donna said...

What a gorgeous card- I viewed it yesterday, & had to come back for another look. You make me thankful that I ordered Lovely Leaves (not that MY cards will ever look like yours). You've done a fab job, & just know you're getting lots of cyber hugs!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Oh my, this is sooooo pretty! And I have been waffling about that Verve set, are you trying to push me over the edge?? lol! Beautiful card!

Nicky Hsu said...

Beautiful Card, Kristii. I love your interactive idea. Thank you foe a sweet comments on my blog.

Terri said...

Great card. Love the butterflies.
I am sorry to hear you are going through a difficult time. I hope things get better for you soon.