Monday, March 25, 2013

PTI March Blog Hop

Hi there dear friends!!  It's been a while since I've posted but I haven't stopped creating!  I've been in the process of making some Wedding Invitations for a freind of my daughter and I have been participating in our Church's Newlywed and Couples Workshop.  I've really enjoyed sharing with young couples through this ministry and I can honestly say that it has only improved my own marriage!!  I'm loving it!!  I've had a break from those activities this week and I made a card for the PTI March Blog Hop!!  HooRay!!  I needed some crafty time!!

Here's the challenge:

March 2013 Blog Hop

Welcome everyone to the March 2013 Papertrey Blog Hop!  We are so thrilled to see you here!  First, the challenge...
Sequins are popping up everywhere on paper crafting projects and now's your chance to try out this new trend!  With the variety of colors and shapes available, the sky is the limit with the creative possibilities!  Use them to accent the centers of flowers, add them as borders, fill shakers, or create random splashes of sparkle.  We are looking forward to seeing your sequined creations!

and here's my take on the challenge:
I used the new Polka Dot Parade #2 flowers to showcase the sequins.  Who doesn't love some shiny little flowers? This time of the year, with spring flowers still a ways away, it's fun to add a little sparkle and color!!  I also used the brand new Spring Hills stamp set for this card.  I absolutely adore those sweet little sheep!

PTI Supplies Used:
Spring Hills Stamps
Polka Dot Parade #2 stamps
Loop De Loop Die
Tag Sale Dies
Sweet Blush Patterned Paper and Grosgrain Ribbon
Aqua Mist ink
Stamper's Select White Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by!!!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Cup Cards {to go} Flutterby Kit

Hi there dear friends!!  It's time for the Cup Cards {to go} Spring kit reveal!!  The kit is called Flutterby and it's perfect for all your Spring Projects!  The first card was made using the Sweet Sunday Sketch #178

I took the sweet little banners and twine from the kit and embellished this sweet little Easter Card.  The pink chevron paper is my favorite in the kit!!  The bunny tail is from a previous CC2G kit.  I always save the tidbits from my previous never know when they'll come in handy!
The next card uses the same pink chevron paper!! I love it!!  I used Retro Sketches #4 for week #52 for my motivation for this card.  I love all the sweet little stickers in the kit and I cut out some sweet little butterflies from one of the patterned papers to embellish.

This card is made using the challenge that Sonda gave us this month.  The kit includes some pretty shimmerTrade Cards.  I chose to make a cute little tag with one of the Trade Cards.  It can be used as a sweet little book mark gift card for a dear friend!  I 

 I embellished the tag with butterfly rub ons from the kit and added a sweet little stamped bunny and the beautiful hand dyed seam binding from the kit!!
The next card was made using the CC2G sketch.  Such a quick and easy sketch and a great way to use those scraps!!  I embellished with the pretty little ribbon, flower and butterfly ribbon from the kit!  I do have to say that I think my favorite part of the kit this month is all the sweet little sentiment stickers!! They are so sweet and perfect for every day cards for friends!

 The next card was made using the pretty blue card base included in the kit along with some of the stickers.  I just love how easy this card was to put together!!
 Love the Chevron decorative strip included in the kit!!
 The next card kind of evolved.  I started with the blue card base and was motivated by the Sketchbook Saturday Challenge.  The more I played the more I added!  Not sure if I'm completely happy with the result, but it will make a fun card to give away!
 Don't you just love the glittery butterfly??

 Thanks for stopping by!! This will be my last CC2G kit as I am retiring from designing and I will Sonda's kits tremendously!!  I will be back soon with some new goodies and some layouts as I will be creating with my friends and family in mind in the days to come!! Thank you all for stopping by!!