August 25, 2011

Papertrey August Blog Hop Challenge

I'm baaack!  My MacBook is almost back to normal.  I thought I was going to have to get a new one, but when I took it to the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store, they diagnosed a failed hard drive.  They popped a new one in and I restored my system from backups.  Thank you Genius Bar guys!  So glad I had backups!  But I have one caveat.  If you have backups made automatically like I do, check them periodically!  It turns out that sometime back in February I turned my backups off - so I lost data from then to the present.  I don't think I lost anything critical but it is annoying nonetheless.

So now I have lots of cards to post but first the August Papertrey 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! Yu can choose to focus on the colors, the motifs, or the idea
of incorporating books/book print or even jars. we look forward to seeing your
creations!

What attracted me in the photo were the pretty pink flowers in the suitcase.  I replicated the inside of the suitcase by using a Damask Designs stamp to create a pretty background on Fine Linen paper.  I really like how the card turned out.


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

And one last thing:  My sister, who has been making cards way longer than me and really makes awesome cards, now has a blog.  Check it out here:  Come Fly With Me Cards.  Thanks Megan and Melissa for creating a really awesome blog for your mom!

Details:
Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst and Vintage Cream
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs and Simple Sentiments
Ink: Memento Desert Sand, PTI True Black
Other: PTI Turning a New Leaf dies and Flower Fusion #3 die, frosted yellow brads (my stash)
Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

26 comments:

  1. Great interpretation of the flowers inside the suitcase; it looks beautiful.

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  2. I can definitely see your source of inspiration, great card.

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  3. Love your card!! I need to get that background stamp!!

    Jessica
    canyoupixelthis.com

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  4. You did a beautiful job on this one it is gorgeous . Perfect background too.

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  5. Great damask detail and your flowers are fab!

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  6. what a sweet card, love the bouquet of blooms!

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  7. Very nice. ;-) I like the damask background, and I love the sentiment you chose - it looks so nice with the colors and all those lovely flowers. ;-)

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  8. Ack! Fun card! Love, love, love it!

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  9. Linda, such a lovely card. Lots of flowers - love it.

    **June K**

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  10. Love all the flowers!!! Glad you are back up and running!

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  11. Great job on the challenge. Cute little flowers with the yellow centers.

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  12. I love all those happy blossoms- so sweet!

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  13. Yeah! Glad to see you back. What a gorgeous card! Love those cheerful flowers!

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  14. Linda, this is amazing! I love the bouquet of flowers, the stamped background and how you paired it all together with the long sentiment. Fantastic!

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  15. Beautiful card! The bouquet of flowers was definitely an eye catcher and your card is too!

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  16. Great job. Love those flowers and the background. Glad you were able to get your computer running again too!

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  17. sweet card. Really like the damask pattern your created on fine linen paper.

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  18. What a fantastic card for the hop! Your background and pretty flowers look wonderful!

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  19. Great job on all of those flowers! Beautiful card!

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  20. I really like how the card turned out, too! It looks like the flowers are truly in the suitcase and I love it! You did an awesome job :)

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