Thursday, June 25, 2009

{June Blog Hop}

I'm a bit late posting my PTI Blog Hop card---and I'm so sorry!



Here's the info from the PTI website about this month's blog hop:
Summer is FULL of so many wonderful colors, sights & sounds! This month your challenge is to get
inspired by the lazy days of summer and reflect your inspiration in a project of your choice! Whether it
be the colors in your favorite summer treats, the pattern on your bathing suit & beach towel or even the
texture of the sand between your toes, use any or all of these things as a springboard for your design.
Please be sure to share an image found online, in a magazine or a photo you have taken yourself that
communicates your point of inspiration within the body of your blog post! With everyone's amazing
contributions, this ought to be one of the most colorful
Blog Hops yet! We look forward to seeing you there!
I was able to buy some new things at Crate & Barrel for my den this year thanks to the parents at my school who so graciously gave me gift cards during Teacher Appreciation week this past year.

I had been eyeing these pillows for awhile---so when they went on sale in early June, I snatched them up---and a bunch of other things.





Since I didn't remember to read the blog hop information until this morning, I decided these would be my inspiration. I started with Berry Sorbet cardstock and stamped the largest print from Damask Designs in Pure Poppy. I added "stripes" from various colors of cardstock and then embellished with some buttons. I glued everything down to a separate piece of cardstock and then added that to my card. I think this is the easiest way to do something like this with all these little pieces of paper. The sentiment is from Vintage Picnic Sentiments. I need to run and "hop"---thanks so much for looking!
Kathleen

Details are below!




Stamps: Damask Designs, Vintage Picnic Sentiments
Paper: SS White, Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Pure Poppy (PTI), Night of Navy (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Embellishments: Vintage Buttons, Vintage Twine

26 comments:

Heather P. said...

This is super cute! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool card!! tfs!!

Melissa said...

Great job! Those pillows are fun!

Bethany Paull said...

Nice job combining the damask with those colorful stripes!

BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY!! Nice job on the back ground PP.. Love the color you used!!
Have a GREAT night!

raduse said...

Beautiful card and pillows. Thanks for posting.

Terri E. said...

Love the buttons and fun damask. Super job with the fun summer challenge. Thanks for the great eye candy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janelle said...

Love the Pure Poppy on the Berry Sorbet!

Marge said...

Fabulous job; great card!!!

Amy said...

Totally cool combo of patterns and colors!

peggysue said...

Don't you love it when something you've been stalking turns up on sale, its a great thing! Nice combination of stripes with the damask, neat colors too.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Well it is from the C&B summer line...close enough! Love the card. The damask and different strips of cardstock and buttons at the bottom is fab!

Kay said...

Great, fun, card- happy colors!
Thanks for sharing!

Regan said...

cute...Love the buttons

Julia Aston said...

Love the damask with the stripes DP - very pretty!

Kim said...

Great combination of patterns!

Deanna said...

Love it! Great color combo!

Allison Cope said...

Great card Kathleen! Love the stripes!

Lori said...

Very nice!!

Susan said...

Strips and damask - beautiful together

Debbie Olson said...

Ohhh, ahhhh! I love your new pillow as well as your card--beautiful job using your inspiration piece!

Jessica said...

Wow, this is fabulous!!!

Randee E said...

Love it! I like how you combined the two designs. Kind of like classic meets funky :0)

Heidi said...

Wow this is a relly pretty card! It's perfect in every way.

Joni Kix said...

Very nice card! I love how you got the background design from the pillows!

LeAnne said...

Fun card!