Saturday, July 25, 2009

Papertrey ink Blog Hop and Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge


ETA... I realized after looking at other posts that I was dreaming this challenge. Its not distress... its text... so.... I either read this on a different blog hop, can't read, or can read and need help with comprehension, or a other multitude of other issues that I won't get into and of course I figured it after the fact...duh!!! Does the sentiment count as text??

So, my apologies for making up my own challenge (hehe)

Wow... its been a while since I was able to play along with the Papertrey ink Blog Hop, but things aligned and I already had all the materials on hand, so I'm excited that I have something to share this time around.

I also got double duty from this one and I loosely followed a really cute sketch that Mandy has up for the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge. The focus there was sentiments and I love this sentiment from my newest stamp set from Papertrey.

I used is my very newest set called In Bloom and since I hadn't been able to get the set called Friends til the End, I jumped on the chance to pick this $15 set.

The challenge for the Blog Hop was all about distress. I started with some Dark Chocolate Cardstock and then layered some Melon Berry, which I stamped with one of the flowers, and then flanked that with some patterned paper from Green Tea Leaves. I think that patterned paper is my all time favorite.

I then did some stitching, and used duo distress inks and then scissors to rough up all my edges. The inks are wonderful to work with and I highly recommend them.

Finally, I layered my sentiment, added some PTI chocolate buttons and matching ribbon. I love how this card turned out and I hope you do to.

Thanks for visiting and have a great night.

42 comments:

Candy F. said...

This card is so nice. Looks like you spent a lot of time creating it. I love the leaf paper too -- it goes with just about everything.

Gwen said...

Lovley card, those colors are so pretty together...love the layout too

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous! Love the sewing and the distressed edges! Simply beautiful!

Rosanne said...

Pretty!

Stampin' Pam said...

Mmmm Katie - this is gorgeous - and yes, your sentiment can count! :-) Love the vintage feel and overall layout.

Heidi said...

Beautiful card Katie! I'm glad you could join in this month.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! tfs!!

Catherine said...

It's a pretty card...vintage or text!

IamDerby said...

Very pretty Katie! Your sentiment can be your text... heehee. My brain does stuff like that all the time.

Donelda said...

heheheh, doesn't really matter Katie because the card is awesome regardless!! :-)

Karli said...

Your card is beautiful!!! (Your edit note at the beginnning of your post had me crackin'up- so funny!)

raduse said...

It's beautiful. Love all the distressing too.

Dana said...

No mather what the theme is: Your card looks fantastic!! :-)

Savitri said...

So so pretty! Love the vintage/distressed feel to this card. Awesome!!

sarahmartina said...

Ok... pretending that this is a distress challenge... you ROCKED it! Great card. ;-)

Chris said...

very pretty!

Regan said...

I would think it counts...heck who cares..its gorgeous!

Daniela said...

Ha, ha, that's OK...It took me some time to figure out the challenge, too. Beautiful card.

Kim said...

Holy smokes that is beautiful! I love the layout and the way you did your ribbon/button embellishment!

peggysue said...

Pretty job distressing. I like the colors and the sewn edges.

Kacey Elliott said...

LOL! Yes, it counts - you played and that is really what matters. We still get lots of inspiration from your beautiful card :)

Brandi Parshley said...

So gorgeous!

Marge said...

Hey, I kept trying to get my link posted & after a LONG time, realized I was forgetting to refresh!!! LOL! Isn't life great sometimes?!!! Good thing we're all human, huh?!!!
Your card is simply gorgeous!!! Love it!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful card!!

Karen said...

Well, nonetheless, I am enjoying your card! You should see me...I write emails in my head, from start to finish with each carefully selected adjective and then wonder why the person it was "sent" to (only in my head) didn't respond! So, a distressed card with a fantastic sentiment with a mix of great fonts seems like a mighty innocent mistake that we still get to benefit from in the form of inspiration! :>:> Fantastic card! :>

PurpleD said...

Lovely. The distressed look is great!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

This is absolutely stunning!! So glad you shared it!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!! :)

Jennifer Lubbock said...

Love the vintage look. Distress, text doesn't matter. It's all about the inspiration. : )

Toni said...

love it Katie absolutely fabulous I love the distressed look

Maria L. said...

LOL - I love the edit at the beginning of your post. I think that it all counts! I think it is enough of a challenge to think, design, make and post a project by a specific date. Your card came out wonderfully. Love all the details and how you brought them all together. Great job!

Nancy L. said...

hehe, its a gerat card anyways!

Janelle said...

haha. I always consider my big public mistakes as 1) God's way of keeping me humble and 2) just a little way of helping other people feel better about themselves and their own mistakes. Heaven knows, I make plenty of them! Great card. And I think I'm convinced that I need that stamp set!

travelingmama said...

This is just so sweet!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi katie! wow! this is beautiful!! I LOVE the stitching! TFS! happy sunday to you. ;P)

Terri E. said...

It's a stunner either way LOL! Love your buttons and stiching. Super fun and fresh use of text.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Karina said...

Dear Katie, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,
Karina

Mandy said...

Oh, Katie, this is just gorgeous!!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card!!

Debbie Olson said...

Text or not, Katie, this is truly beautiful! I didn't have time to make the Blog Hop at all, so don't feel bad!

Kay said...

I think this looks fabulous- text or no text! :)

Babies- Beth said...

Oh Katie, that is too funny! I am the one who always reads the rules after I post the card!!

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