Friday, May 25, 2012

Papertrey May Blog Hop Challenge and ...

As usual I had too many ideas for cards for this month's Papertrey blog hop.  
I made three cards and combined each with two other challenges.  
The challenges almost seemed as though they were made to go together.

 The inspiration ~

Blog hop inspiration 

This birthday card is for my Mom, and I combined it with challenges at


This  week our fabulous Crewmate Andrea Ewen 
is challenging us to make some flowers out of ribbon, fabric, felt, or burlap! (Or you can just add pretty flowers to your project!)

Supplies ~
Stamp: PTI Flower Fusion # 9
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, New Leaf & True Black
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies & Punches:  PTI Turning a New Leaf & Beautiful Blooms II # 1, SU Curly label Punch
Additional Supplies:  PTI Vintage Cream Felt, Black Felt, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Button 
     from my stash (Isn't it fun?)

My next card is for Father's Day / man challenges at Simon Says Stamp! and Cas-ual Fridays.   
I could probably also enter it into the Step-It-Up ~ Mixing Patterned Papers Make it Monday, but I like the next card better for that one.


CFC54:  Clean And Simple masculine cards using designer paper

 Simon Says ,,,, Father's Day/Special Male Challenge :-) 
This week we have another great challenge for you......
Father's day is on June 17th, so now is the time to get your cards and maybe handmade gifts ready !!
Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  PTI On the Links
Paper: PTI New Leaf, True Black White; Patterned Paper ~ LCS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
No dies or punches! ~ Golf cart, flag & green cut by hand
This last card is for a coworker to hold a gift card as a huge thank you.  I am entering it in

Betsy is following up her last fabulous  Make It Monday Video with another fun tutorial to teach you how to combine patterned papers. With three levels of difficulty (tone-on-tone pattern combining, combining papers from the same paper pack, and combining papers from your scrap basket), there's sure to be helpful tips for paper crafters of every level. 
Supplies ~
Stamps:  PTI Tag-Its # 3
Paper:  PTI White, Black & New Leaf, Patterned Paper ~ LCS
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  PTI Flipping Out, Mat Stack # 5 & Layerz Mat Stack # 5, Half & Half
Additional Supplies: Bling ~ LCS

We're leaving shortly to go up north to see my niece graduate from high school, so I am going to have wait to go blog hopping, and see everyone's wonderful creations.  Coincidentally we were headed up north on the same day of March PTI Blog Hop to watch her in her last high school play.  She played the widow of a gangster, hence the heavy makeup.  Here is a picture of her with my son.  

Thank you so much for hopping by!  For those of you in the US, hope you have a lovely, relaxing Memorial Day weekend.  


  1. What great projects you made--- I love your takes on the inspiration photo! I especially like the gingham putting green!

  2. These are all so great! Love that button in the center of that flower on the first card...I hope you'll link up again this week at 52 Card Pickup!

  3. What fun cards, Jean! You were able to interpret that lovely inspiration photo in so many cool ways! The flip-flops are adorable! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  4. Wow...that's what I call combining challenges. Love how you carried the color theme all the way.

  5. All the cards are just super Love em' all

  6. Wow ... what lovely cards Jean ... I love these colours together and your dimensional flower is gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  7. love all the cards. great use of pattern and colour.

  8. Beautiful cards Jean! These colours are stunning together - what a gorgeous inspirational photo! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  9. Oh Jean you had so much energy this month to make three cards. All amazing, I love the card for Father's Day. All of your cards match the individual challenges perfectly. Have a great holiday weekend.

  10. Well, if that's not rocking challenges I don't know what is! All the cards are wonderful, but I love how you have taken so many elements from the photo inspiration and made such a fabulous card with the FMS sketch!

  11. I love the chequered golf green, what a great guys card!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
    Jenny x

  12. They are all great. I especially like the one with the flip flops. The golf one is super cute too!

  13. Wow, Jean You have been busy! Love them all, and cant wait to use my flop flops they just came Friday. Enjoy your visit! So many challenges too!

  14. Wow! All really great cards! I love the way you did the three panels on the FMS sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  15. Love all your fabulous card, what brilliant colours, my fave is the golf buggy card.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  16. Love the golf cart card! The patterned paper works perfectly with the design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. Great cards. All so different. Golf cart card is cute. the flip flops; adorable.

  18. I love the gingham grass on your golf card, Jean! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!