Midnight Quilt Mania

Monday, May 25, 2009

PTI May Blog Hop


Welcome to the PTI May blog hop. Thanks for stopping by to see my projects! The challenge this month was to use the color yellow. Here's what Nichole had to say about the challenge:

"Spring and summer tend to be the most colorful out of the four seasons. One color in particular that
evokes the warmer weather is yellow!!! Your challenge this month is to use this trendsetting color to the
best of it's potential! You can use it in small pieces as an accent or as the main color. Experiment &
play, discovering new color combos that perhaps you hadn't thought of before. No matter what, just
have fun and enjoy the feeling of happiness that this cheerful color evokes!"


Today I managed to steal a few minutes during my darling daughter's nap time to make 2 cards. I already had 2 yellow bases started so then I just had to figure out the rest.


One of the first things I did after getting my goodies from the last PTI release was to try making some plaid backgrounds using Let Freedom Ring and Faux Ribbon. I thought this red and yellow plaid reminded me of a vintage table cloth so I tried to create a card to evoke warm thoughts of home. I liked the bird houses from Bird Watching with this sentiment from Boards and Beams. I wanted to include a button and a little bird so I decided to combine the two by punching out my bird and adhering him onto one of the big chocolate buttons from PTI's vintage buttons collection.


My second card is ultra-simple and uses the beautiful set Friends Til the End set, which I stamped on Lemon Tart bitty dots paper. I love the combination of Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss. So summery. Like a big bowl of Sherbert, mmmmmm! I also got to use some of my buttons and ribbon stash and some of the wonderful new Vintage twine. It was very hard to photograph this card. It kept turning out looking kind of green and in real life it's such a pretty sunny yellow. I took it outside and that improved it some.

All supplies are posted below. If you want to know any details of the projects let me know. I'm trying to keep the post short since I know you all have a lot of blogs to visit tonight. Thanks for stopping by to see me, I get such a kick out of the visits!

Card #1: Stamps: Bird Watching, Boards & Beams, Faux Ribbon, Let Freedom Ring; Ink: Pure Poppy, Palette Noir, Walnut Stain, Faded Jeans. Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Kraft. Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Nestabilities, Copics, Pebbles chalks, punches.

Card #2: Stamps: Friends Til the End; Everyday Classics. Cardstock: White; Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet and Lemon Tart Bitty Dots paper. Ink: Lemon Tart; Berry Sorbet. Accessories: Spring Moss ribbon, Vintage buttons; vintage twine.

29 comments:

Kathleen said...

BOTH of these cards are lovely---I can't wait to ink up those birdhouses!!! Your coloring is great!!!

Gwen said...

two great cards...but really different!! great job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super awesome cards!!! tfs!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very cute! Love them both but first one is my favorite! I love the plaid background. I will have to try that with my faux ribbon!

cadnileb said...

Love the fun cards!

IamDerby said...

Both of these are beautiful! Love the colors on Both!

Stampin' Pam said...

great job with BOTH cards. I'm especially partial to the button card - check out my blog - the post on the ALzheimer's event and see if you want to participate in my challenge for Button Button Who's Got the Button.

eggette said...

Cute!! I love your colouring of your bird houses!! I was lazy and paper pieced them! lol!

Tracey Cuccia said...

I love both of these! That fun plaid BG on the first one...perfect to pair that sentiment with the image, and the second one is just so soft and feminine...love 'em!

Marge said...

Absolutely love that 2nd card!!!

peggysue said...

That ultra simple card looks so ultra elegant! I am soooo tempted by that set.

Deanna said...

Totally cute! Love them!

Lori said...

Both of your cards are great!!

Ally said...

They're both so pretty! I especially love the birdhouses, your coloring is fantastic!

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I especially like how you used the sentiment from Boards and Beams with the birdhouses though.

Karen said...

Both of your cards are Great! I Love the handstamped plaid on the first card and on the second, its so great that you stamped the flowers over the prepatterned paper!:>

raduse said...

Both of these cards are fantastic!!

Scrapping Julie said...

awesome ribbon treatment on the second one and i adore the bird in the little circle on the first one. super work!

Cammie said...

Two beautful cards. Love the background on the first card. The colors on both cards are fantastic.

Anabelle said...

Both of htem are so pretty! Ilove how you colroed the bird houses.

Babies- Beth said...

both cards are perfect! I love the background on yellow- I tired it and was too chicken to use it, lol, but yours looks great in the photo! Maybe i will drag mine out again, lol lol lol

Terri E. said...

Both cards are cute, but I adore the flower card. The colors are so sweet.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

debbie@countryheartandhome.com said...

Love them both - the treehouses are adorable!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

I especially LOVE the first one. Those colors work so well together! :)

Crafty Num Nums said...

Both cards are great!!!! I really like the sets used with the color combos, perfect

Lisa H. said...

love 'em both! super cute cards. tfs!

BethieJ said...

Both your cards are FANTASTIC! Great job! love the friends til the end stamped on the polka dots paper! and your ribbon on that one is so NEAT!!!

Jennifer Lubbock said...

I love the Friends 'Til the End card! I'm glad to see another way to use that flower that doesn't require coloring or cutting!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

These cards are darling!! I love how you stamped on the PP!'

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