Monday, May 31, 2010

Challenge #9

Hi Peeps! Here in the US it's the Official, Unofficial Start of Summer. I hope you are all enjoying your extended weekend and that the weather is co-operating. Since our hearts have all turned to all things summery, I thought I would challenge you to make a project that is about travel or vacation. I think you have lots of sets to help with this, and if you can put a spin on it, all the more fun! We've got bicycles, surfboards, hot air balloons and cars to name a few. Make a card, a scrapbook page, a bon voyage gift, or anything you can think of. Here's my contribution:

There's lots more details about it on my blog.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you will be able to participate.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Good morning Peeps!

I'm sending this message via our blog because I really don't think it is appropriate to in the PTI Forum. But have you seen Lauren Meader's template for today??? A teapot! It is gorgeous! Now I'm really going to break down and get a digital cutter before the holidays. There will also be a stamp set to coordinate with it and there is a lovely teacup I can envision making into cards. Here is a link just in case you ahve not been following her since she left PTI.
OMG you are going to LOVE this!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Color Challenge!!

Hi everyone!! Yesterday I was coloring up this gorgeous image from Delightful Dahlia and a color challenge came to mind (with a bit of a twist)! I thought it would be fun to make a card using green and red, sounds easy enough?! The twist is it cannot have a Christmas theme!
If you get a chance to play along I hope you have fun with it!
Have a happy and safe weekend!!
Stamps: Papertrey Delightful Dahlia
Paper: Papertrey White
Ink: Papertrey Pure Poppy & Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilites, Pop Dots, Quick Kutz Diamonds & Dots Embossing Folder, Copics: G21, G24, R24, R27, R29

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Peeps Challenge #7 - An Inspiring Life

Hellooo Peeps - and other members of the real world :0) My challenge for all of you today, is to take a delightful trip to A Creative Mint ....

I'm sure you aren't all that surprised because I have used this site before, for a personal challenge to make cards. I learned about it through a challenge hosted by Melissa Phillips.

What I love about this site is not only the way that Leslie photographs things - such soft light and dreamy focus, but also the way that she causes me to see sometimes completely ordinary things as breathtakingly beautiful.....

From the 25 September 2009 post - don't you love the unexpected flash of colour brought in by the tablecloth, and the gentle textures in the flower petals? I did, and made this card.....

However ......

.... if too many flowers aren't your style and you're more minimalist - don't you feel inspired by the play of light on the glass, and the softer roundness of the berries in contrast? (Also from the 25 September 2009 Post)

... if you LOVE flowers and colour is there anything more beautiful than this? (From the 17 January 2010 post.)

I was inspired .....

....... by the roses to use this rose paper from K&Co and to create something more 'traditional' - the boquet in the picture looked timeless and classically beautiful to me.


.... how about this feast of light reflective surfaces, patterns and textures? Don't the jug and bowl have the most curvaceous space? ....(From the 1 June 2009 post.)

There are so many pictures on this site - I have offered up so few. There are idea boards, vignettes of colour and texture .... and beauty in things you may have walked past (when was the last time you really LOOKED at an orange? :0)

The challenge is to find a picture that inspires you and to turn your inspiration into a card. I'm not going to chose the picture for you - because that might cheat you of the delight in taking a peek and seeing beauty in something you otherwise may have never noticed... (but if one of these pics has grabbed you in the meanwhile please make it your own!)

Leslie does ask, when you post one of her pictures to please link it back to her site. I like to link it back to the original post also - so people can read about what was inspiring her at the time too.

Looking forward to seeing how you ladies play!

May the mojo be with you :0)!!