Thursday, July 16, 2015

Create Along with Us

I was thrilled when I heard the news that Betsy Veldman had introduced a new PTI challenge!  The Create Along with Us challenge allows crafters to select a card design from PTI's release week and recreate it with their own personal twist.  I knew this was going to be super fun; the hardest part was selecting an inspiration card.  I decided to make two!

My first card is my take on this lovely creation by Dawn McVey.  I just love the pretty shades of melon and pink.


I used the same colors here, but created a dry embossed dot background.  Then, I added a kraft bookmark and stamps and die cut leaves from Friendly Flowers.  

My second card borrows a little inspiration from Amy Sheffer.  I really like the brightly colored apples and the black plaid she used.

I went with a similar apple theme, but changed it a bit.  I used my gingham background stamps and notebook die to create this Back to School card.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.  I hope the PTI design team has provided you as much inspiration as they've given me.  Now, time to begin working on the Blog Hop Challenge!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cupcake Mojo - 2 Challenges Combined

I recently returned home after vacationing with my husband and children and had not been able to get crafty in over a week.  I spend this weekend crafting with my daughter and SIL and we had such a great time creating pretty cards togehter.  Today I decided to combine two card challenges:  Mojo Monday and Cupcake Inspirations.  I took my color cue from Cupcake Inspirations and used the Mojo Monday sketch to create a happy, sunny, summer card that reminds me of a refreshing glass of lemonade.  Thanks for stopping by to have a look.