Saturday, July 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink {Texting} Blog Hop


Edited to Add: Okay, so you all are gonna think I'm either color blind or just plain nuts! When I craft in the living room, which I have been doing a lot of lately (to be with the fam), I do not have the best lighting. And when I'm cooking something up paper style and on the fly when I realize late in the game that oh my, Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop is that night after paying Miss Dawn McVey a visit earlier in the day, it would seem my ability to see color goes down the drain (well, I really don't think that is it.....more like I needed to shake my marble jar and make sure all all those marbles are in there are ready to play!) Okay........sooooo.............here it comes...........are you ready for it?? (I'm not) Okay, holding my head in shame here..........it would seem the reason the photo was coming out so stinkin' pink is........because.....that cardstock was not really Melon Berry.....but, rather, Berry Sorbet!!!! (I'm rapidly melting into a puddle of goo right now as I type this.) Please forgive me for forgetting to shake that marble jar as I was racing to create, post, and link in time! I must go now as my kidlets are asking why there is nothing but a puddle of goo where their Mama once was.

Hop, Hop, Hop! Its time to blog hop, Papertrey Ink style! This month we are to include text on our creations. And here is what I came up with!! I love text and fonts and the whole nine-yards, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else has created! :>


Just as an FYI, the cardstock that looks pink here, really is Melon Berry. I do not know why it is reading so pink...except for the button! I used the CPS 125 sketch for this Papertrey Ink Blog Hop challenge.


This is a Pure Poppy card base, layered with a text stamped piece of Melon Berry. The next piece of Pure Poppy is stamped with a script (its hard to see) with Versamark and then stamped some of Life's fabulous images on top with Versafine, Sepia. A piece of chocolate ribbon (the very ribbon I use to sew new tags onto a kidlet's Teddy Bear as they are worn out :>) is run across the card. I stamped Melon Berry and Pure Poppy cardstocks with the flower stamps from Everyday Classics in Versamark and cut them out. I layered them with foam tape and glued a Melon Berry button tied off with some chocolate embroidery floss on top.

Here's a close-up in the hopes of trying to show that script stamp. Have fun hopping tonight and I look forward to visiting you! :>

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark & Versafine
Stamps: Life & Everyday Classics - Papertrey Ink; French Script & By Definition - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon: Offray
Button: Papertrey Ink


35 comments:

  1. Great use of the sketch and super color choice - even if it looks pink we can see melon berry in our minds. Love the floral accent piece.

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  2. Great color combination! This is a really cute card!

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  3. Very bright and pretty. Beautiful card. TFS

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  4. you did a great job of combining the reds and pinks....I can never seem to make this work!! bravo!!

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  5. I was going to ask what colors those were & I think it looks fantastic in shades of pink!! LOL!!! I'm sure the melon is pretty too!!

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  6. Thanks Karen, for your kind comments about my son's chosen profession (paramedic) - I will pass that on to him- he has a caring heart and I think he will be GREAT in this role. Have fun hoppin!

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  7. Very pretty card! Great way to incorporate 2 challenges! :) TFS

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  8. Very colourful and eye-catching! Great job!

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  9. That is one very bold card! Pretty!

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  10. Fantastic layout on your card!! I just tried to figure out the "right" colors on your card and imagine, this looks fantastic, too :-) Btw, I'm still laughing about your comment on my blog post! *g*

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  11. Hi Karen,

    You did an awesome job of making me feel better...lol.

    Whatever the color of your card, it still turned out lovely. Love the button on the flower on the flower (haha).

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  12. So pretty, love the monochromatic look.

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  13. I am glad to see you used this weeks CPS Sketch Challenge too. Nice job on both challenges. Great color combo.

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  14. I love the combo here...putting that in my "vault"

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  15. Your card is LOVELY!! Love your color choice!!!

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  16. Really pretty card! I love all the pink!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment :)

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  17. Love the color combination you used! Yeah, {Life} is one of my all time favorite PTI stamp sets!

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  18. A very striking card! I like the flowers from Life on the front panel.

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  19. How beautiful!! I love the 2 different text fonts and that flower is so pretty!

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  20. Hi Karen, nice job on the hop! i am a little sad because i wanted to play along but the date totally snuck up on me. oh well. i can still create though. wonder what was going on with the color? i bet melon berry looks totally FAB!

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  21. GORGEOUS! Love your eye for detail and the color combonation is fabulous!!

    xoxo
    Karyn

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  22. So pretty! I love how you did the backgrounds.

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  23. WEll, I'm imaginging the melon berry and your card is quite berry-licious! And as it appears in PINKS, quite a dish in it's pinkness too! I love the combo of texts and the Life silhouette flowers. YOu have done some great stuff with this set and I need to break mine out more often thanks to you inspiration!

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  24. Lovely card and awesome colors! Best wishes from Morocco!

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  25. Great card--love the color combo.

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  26. Love your color combo, button and ribbon. Super fun and fresh use of text.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  27. Good use of text and interpretation of the sketch, too. Love the silhouette image from Life behind the Everyday Classics flower.

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  28. Terrific card, I like it even if the colours don't show as you expected.

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  29. hiya


    Just saying hello while I read through the posts


    hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.

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