Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May Papertrey Blog Hop is HERE!

Hey ladies! I'm SOOO pumped that tonight is the night! WOO HOO!!!! The Papertrey Ink May Bloghop!


I must say that I ALMOST didn't make this month's challenge as I am a little, well, score-challenged let's just say...

Using my mini-scor-it was a bit daunting at first but I'm really glad I did. I really like the embossed look that Nichole showed us on her blog a few weeks ago, but since I don't have Nesties it was a little more difficult but I'm pretty happy w/ the end result:


I used the new Lavender Moon Cardstock to get this party started, along with Lemon Tart, Stamper's Select White and also the dotted DP from the adorable Bitty Baby Blessings line. SO sweet! I wanted the saying, "It's the little things that make life BIG" (stampin up!) to be the focal point of the card...get it..."little things"=baby card or congrats on pregnancy card. I was debating whether or not to use an image but I didn't want to take away too much from the scoring as well as the mini primas I wanted to use.


I started by distressing the whole card as well as the little strip of DP with Ranger's Distress Ink (Tim Holtz's line) in Antique Linen. I then scored my piece of white paper and stamped saying w/ the new Lavender Moon ink from Papertrey....soooo pretty! I then distressed the whole piece of white instead of just the edges. To me, this really enhances the score lines which are the heart of this month's Blog Hop. I then distressed the edges of a piece of Lemon Tart CS and adhered the white piece to it. As a final step, I added little pearl embellishments to mini paper primas (the ones in the little soda bottles), which I distressed as well to really pull in the whole effect. I put the two outer flowers on w/ a flat glue dot and the center yellow one with a dimensional just to give it some additional texture.

Without further adieu, here it is:




Thanks to all for stopping by and taking a peek! I can't wait to get home from work tonight and start hopping and chit-chatting on the forum! This is a really fun monthly activity and I can't tell you how much it means to see everyone's comments, etc. on my blog. It's really amazing to think that because of Papertrey we have all met new friends and have gotten to share so many neat ideas.



Have fun and see y'all tonight!


Hugs,




22 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

cute card jess!!!

Jak said...

great card, love the distressing work

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness! This is fabulous!!

Radiogirl said...

I do like the inking and the color combination. TFS!

Diane said...

I really like your card and the color combo is great!

Bonnie said...

Very original card! I have always loved that sentiment!

Latisha said...

Such a great card!

Kimberly said...

love the paint idea!! tfs!! :)

Etha said...

Wow, nice scor-distress! I love distressed cards that have pastel colors, very neat!

Regan said...

Really Nice- good job on the faux nestabilities!!!

IamDerby said...

I love the distressed look. very pretty card.

Deanna said...

Very nice friend!

Teresa said...

Very nicely done!

Katie Renz said...

Great card Jess! I agree with you about the distressing of the score marks. They can be hard to see sometimes. I'm looking forward to swapping :)

Donelda said...

Don't you just love distressing!! I do. I like how you pulled all the elements together by distressing all the items on this card.

amber said...

Came here looking for a pink card from you :) and I wasn't disappointed. What a sweet and soft card!

Theresa Tyree said...

That Ranger distressing ink really makes your score lines pop! I love it!

Debbie Olson said...

Very sweet card--I love distressed work!

Lisa Thibault said...

I love this card - its so original. The distressed look is really nice with this colour combination and layout.

Lisa H. said...

your distressing is amazing. It really helps show off those score lines. great card.

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