Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop

Happy Sunday everyone!!!  I am so excited that today is the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!!! I have totally climbed out of my box for this challenge and it feels pretty good!!!  Here's the deets:
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Welcome everyone to the March Papertrey Blog Hop!  We are so thrilled to see you here!  First, the challenge...
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Blog hop inspiration
We are excited to get back to our inspiration challenges for the blog hop each month.  For the month of March we wanted to focus on sunshine and the upcoming spring season.  What better way to do so than with a fresh color scheme of aqua & yellow.  Use the inspiration piece as a jumping point for your color scheme, pattern combinations, overall design or whatever else inspires your creativity.  We look forward to seeing your creations!
If you follow my blog, you know that I have really been into yellow!! The last two cards I made were with the aqua and yellow color scheme.  So in order to get out of the rut, (don't get me wrong, I totally love the last two cards that I made and I love aqua and yellow), but I was feeling myself continuing to create the same style of card!  So I pulled a little piece out of the inspiration photo:
and created this:
This little monkey from PTI's Tremendous Treats Birthday is one of my favorite new stamps!! He is soooooo cute!!!  I wanted a large sentiment, so I created the sentiment on my computer using the Simply Glamorous font.
You can see I have totally gotten out of my box on this one!!! No ribbon, no vintage, no lace....totally clean and simple. I just have to say that I am very proud of this card because CAS cards are sooooo difficult for me! I totally had to sit on my hands to not add more goodies to it and I am very happy that I was able to control that urge!
Isn't he just the cutest?  I also stamped the inside of the card to make it even more fun!!

My inspiration for this card comes from  CASE Study Challenge #83 with Muse, Laura Bassen.  Thanks Laura for the inspiration!!!

Supplies Used:
PTI Stamper's Select White Cardstock
PTI Tremendous Treats Birthday, Little Bitty Bird, and Botanical Silhouettes Stamps
PTI Harvest Gold Buttons
October Afternoon Farmhouse papers

I hope you have a fabulous day!!  I'm looking forward to seeing your amazing creations in the blog hop!!
Kristii

52 comments:

Kara said...

omg this is so cute!!

Marybeth said...

So adorable , and yes different for you! Love it! I made a birthday card with this guy ,he is so cute.

rebecca said...

Adorable Kristii!! I need to send you some of the 'bananas' I used on my card! This card will really bring someone a smile!

danni reid. said...

nailed it! it's awesome my friend

Helen F. said...

THIS is just too darn cute! Love the monkey 'hanging in there' :o)

Nancy Guse said...

That monkey is so cute!! Just adorable!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Oh my! I love this SOOOO much! That is exactly what I picked out of the picture as my inspiration, but I love what you did with it!!! I love how you added the yellow buttons to your tree and that sentiment you made is perfect and gorgeous! Loving that monkey, too!

Audrey said...

We must be channeling eachother! I just made a card with him last night! I love your card. SO, SO adorable!!

Judy said...

This card is so cute.... I love the use of the color guide.. Wonderful work.

Renee said...

Fabulous!!
I think you should try CAS more often...
you have quite the knack for it because this is just too precious!
Love that guy "hanging in there!" :)

jen said...

SO fun!!! I'd say you've rocked the CAS!

missy said...

CAS cards are really difficult for me too but you pulled it off nicely. so cute!

Dana said...

wow! Cute card!! My first thought was cool sentiment ... where can i get it!! Then i read you did it your self, from you computer!! Even better! That font my list!!

Inkyfingers said...

This one is just so cute!

Kelly S. said...

Oh Kristii, it's so adorable! You create the best little scenes with stamps. LOVE the little buttons on the tree, and how the inside sentiment matches the hanging monkey with the fancy loopy "y"...I hope you know what I mean, giggle....such a great encouragement card!

Tracey McNeely said...

Kristi I love this so cute card!

cards by cara said...

This is just darling!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun card!! Love that cute monkey~

Rema said...

So so cute!I must get that set.....

laughadaisy said...

Well, great job sitting on your hands, because this card is fabulous in all its simplicity. ;-) It's so cute, with the monkey and sentiment - perfect. Love the polka dots, too! Nice job. ;-)

PatQ's Cards said...

What a cute card. This is one that would be fun to receive.

Nancy said...

Just adorable!

Leigh said...

I love how you paired the monkey with the LBB branches! This is perfect, Kristii!

Suzanne Russell said...

So cute and fun! I can hardly wait to ink up TT:Birthday. thanks for the inspiration!

kari bell said...

cute card, just adore the inside!

Stephanie said...

Kristii......Out of your comfort zone = ADORABLE!!! Such a cute, cute card!

carol (krillsister) said...

that monkey is so stinkin cute. Love the inside of the card too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card. Love the images. Great lay-out too! :o)

Greta said...

Just adorable!

Kim said...

That monkey is just too adorable! What a fabulous card, just so much fun.

Sadielaine said...

omg this little guy is so cute and your card is so adorable. Sure to cheer up the recipient! Love it!

Nadine said...

Oh my Kristii, your CAS card is fun and cute! You really nailed it!

andie librandi. said...

cuuuuuute monkey! i liked how you disguised his upper arm with the button since he doesnt have a second hand! i have the same set and was wondering how to handle that. thanks for the inspiration! :)

Kanani said...

What an adorable card!

Audrey Pettit said...

This is SO, SO adorable, Kristii! I have such a hard time with CAS, too, but I have to say that you did an uh-mazing job with it here. Love that monkey and love his button tree branch. Perfect sentiment, too.

Amy Everson said...

Kristii - too cute!! I love the polka dots and the monkey hanging from the branches. Adorable!

Ted said...

Kristii! This monkey is adorable and I'm now really considering that stamp set! :) I love the little yellow buttons... a perfect match with the large polka dots. :) Have a great day!

Karen said...

This is adorable! I resisted this set, but I know it's going to be a future package for sure.

Kristi said...

2 things Kristii

1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!
2. YOUR CARD IS SO FUN! Along with everyone else I think I must add that set to my PTI Cart!

Great job!
-Kristi

Lisa said...

He is a cutie for sure! What a great card ;)

Terri said...

Super cute! Love your use of the monkey and the polka dots.

Chunyuan said...

so sweet and cute.

Gerdine said...

Love this card!! So cute indeed and really CAS! compliments for this one, but also for the other cards you have posted this weekend! love all of them!

victoria h said...

Cute monkey, love the yellow buttons on the tree and the computer generated sentiment( perfect for this weeks MIM!)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your monkey card - it's so precious! Thanks for coming by my place and leaving a sweet comment!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Kristii - love the buttons you have added too :)

Debby said...

Gorgeous card Kristi! This is so funny though, if you get the chance call by and see my There She Goes card that is scheduled for Friday. You'll know what I mean if you get the chance to see it - great minds must think alike! Thanks for joining us at CASE study.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my I love the monkeys and the addition of the buttons so cute!
Lisa

The Paper Parade said...

TOTAL cuteness!!! I just love that the monkey is hanging off the branches, and those sweet polka dots. And awesome idea on the sentiment, it looks fab :)

LEG Studios said...

What a great card! Love the font you chose for your sentiment - it's a perfect fit!

Lisa A. said...

ADORABLE!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Such a cute card Kristii!! You're making me rethink skipping the 'Tremendous' series!!

Thanks for leaving some love on my blog, sorry it took so long to return the favour!