July 25, 2011

Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge

Hi there!  Long time no blog!  July has been a busy, busy month for me.  I started the month with a visit to my family in Minnesota.  We had a great time visiting and chillaxing.  On the 4th of July we decorated my parents' pontoon boat and joined the parade on the lake.  We even won 1st place!  When I got back home, we prepared for my daughter to move back home after finishing college.  So while we moved things around to adjust for another adult, I got into an organizing and cleaning frenzy in my craft room.  I gathered lots of unused stamping and scrapbooking supplies and sold much of it through online forums.    

So July has just flown by, and it's time to get crafting again!  In fact, I've even thought that it might be time to start making holiday cards and projects. OMG! Did I just say that out loud?  Okay, back to reality, how about I just try to finish out the month with some crafting under my belt.  First up is my card for Papertrey July Blog Hop Challenge.  

We have another amazing inspirational photo for you this month that 
we just know will bring out the very best in your creativity! Look 
closely and there are so many directions to go in! You can choose 
to focus on the colors, the motifs or the overall design! We look 
forward to seeing your projects!

I was not only inspired by the colors in the challenge photo, but also the design elements, particularly that of the curtains.  And since I just got Papertrey's new Peaceful Garden stamp set, I had to ink it up!  Here is what I came up with:

Isn't the little dragonfly cute?  I found him on Papertrey's Places, Please stamp set.  And, of course, a little added bling to add a touch of sparkle.

Thanks for looking!  Now check out the rest of the Blog Hop participants on the list over at Nichole's blog.  Have a great Blog Hop day!

Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Rustic White and Melon Berry
Stamps: PTI Peaceful Garden and Places, Please
Ink: PTI Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and True Black
Other: Cuttlebug Asian Plum Blossom embossing folder, misc. rhinestones
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"


  1. so, so, so beautiful!! love those little dragonflies!!

  2. Beautiful. ;-) I need to get this set out and stamp with it. I really like your use of the colors. ;-)

  3. OMG those dragonflies! I just ordered the peaceful garden, and was on the fence about places, please... you have certainly made up my mind for me!!! Great card!

  4. So lovely!!! Your stamping is just perfect. And the dragonflies are such a natural addition to the peaceful garden set - you've placed them sooo well too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Linda, FAB stamping and I just LOVE those blinged dragonflies! PRETTY card!

  6. I FINALLY figured out my posting issue with blogger...This is gorgeous. Love the soft colors and I think I really "need" that set now....

  7. Soft and beautiful choices for your main images, Linda. Love the little dragonfly - I used that last month on my Blog Hop card. It's so fun to use a variety of stamps together to create a unique card.

  8. Lovely interpretation of the photo - complete with the curtains on the side. I just ordered Peaceful Garden and am anxious to start using this set after seeing your card.

  9. Beautiful use of the bamboo. Lovely sympathy card.

    **June K.**

  10. Very nice. Love those dragonflies. They go great with the peaceful garden images.

  11. Wow! Brilliant! Love the card. ...now why is it that I have this sudden strong desire to add that little Places Please set to my cart? Thanks for sharing such a fantastic discovery!

  12. What a beautiful sympathy card! I love those dragonflies! And that gorgeous embossing folder! Stunning work!

  13. That is awesome how you took the curtains and used them as a design element on your card. The dragonfly is cute :) The overall card is really sophisticated! I bet your creativeness is what helped to get your boat decorated to win 1st prize on the 4th! And you're not the only one who's been thinking about holiday projects ;)

  14. This is GORGEOUS!! Peaceful Garden is one of my new faves, and thank you SO MUCH for the tip about where to find that dragonfly!!

  15. Beautiful card Linda!! I love the stamp set! Sounds like you are having a busy summer! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the colors you used. Glad to hear you're enjoying your summer!



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