Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge and ...

Okay I admit it ~ I have become addicted to card challenges. I am amazed at how stampers can combine up to ten or more challenges in one card.  My record is a meager four.  At first I was stumped with this month's inspiration for the PTI Blog Hop. Then I could hardly stop thinking about possible cards.  Soooo, I decided to combine this one with a few others, and came up with three cards.  I had ideas for three more ~ including one with a color wash, one with butterflies and one using the new Little Bitty Bird Additions set, but I can't spend the whole day making cards.  Can I?

The challenge for the Blog Hop ~

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!

This first card is also for the challenge at CAS-ual Fridays CFC45:  The Bold & The Beautiful-
create a Clean And Simple project using pastels and black.

Supplies ~ 
Stamps: PTI Star Prints
Paper:  SU Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Black
Dies:  PTI Seeing Stars
Additional Supplies:  PTI Felt ~ Aqua Mist & Harvest Gold, PTI Aqua Mist Button & Button 
     Twine, Cuttlebug Christmas Stars Embossing Folder

This second card is also for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches


Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Movers & Shakers Sentiments
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist Leaves, SU Naturals White & So Saffron
Ink: SU Basic Gray
Dies & Punches:  PTI Beautiful Blooms II # 3 & EK Success Circle Scallop 2 "
Additional Supplies: Brads (color is "whirlpool" ~ unsure of brand), Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Last card ~ I think the flower isn't quite off center enough ~

 Supplies ~
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, SU So Saffron
Ink:  PTI Aqua Mist (just on the edges of the flowers)
Dies: PTI  Bloom Builders # 3 & Turning a New Leaf
Additional Supplies:  PTI Wrought Iron Impression Plate, DCWV Spring Brads

I prepared this post before heading up north for the weekend to see my niece in a play, and just found out that Ardyth has nominated me for a Liebster award.  THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!
Do you have a favorite?
Thanks so much for hopping by!



  1. The cards are fabulous. And those flowers - oh my! Great job with the challenge.

  2. Wow!! You've been busy!! Love all of your cards!! Sooo pretty!

  3. Wow! Jean you have been a busy crafter ! They are all so pretty! Love the embossing on the last one,and the flowers great job on all of them. Hope you have a great week

  4. Great cards! I love your takes on the inspiration photo!

  5. Look at all this lovely eye candy! All of your cards are just gorgeous!

  6. All three cards are fabulous. I really love the second one!

  7. Three lovely cards. All different. Love the star one the best. Very CAS.

  8. Delightful card, Jean! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. All three cards are gorgeous! The combination of colours you've used is so pretty and I love the flowers you've made for each circle. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  10. These are all wonderful. Your use of the sketch is those little blue brads on the flowers. Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Wonderful cards. I love the fun way you used the circles. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Look at you, Jean, so busy and so creative! I love all of your cards, no favorite among them. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!

  13. Good grief, look at all this lovely-ness for the blog hop!! You sure know how to take an inspiration photo and run with it :) I think my favorite card is the star one :)

  14. Amazing projects, one and all! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!