Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop!


My blog is so new, this is the first chance I've had to play in Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. 

This month's theme is Springtime.  While there are so many things in Spring that are exciting like fresh flowers, warmer weather, new leaves and new life all around, I have fond memories of splashing through rain puddles with brand new rain boots! Have you noticed the rain boots are starting to hit the stores? Do you remember the smell of a new raincoat and boots from when you were a kid? And they come in such fun colors nowadays! The goal was to be as noisy and make as large a splash as possible.  

The first card uses softer springtime colors of light pink, light green and blue with kraft cardstock in the background. 

The next two cards are variations on a simple layout that could work really in almost any color combination paired up with matching ribbon!  I used a cuttlebug embossed edge die with a circle pattern to mimic the polka dots on the boots and the background.  The pink card uses PTI's raspberry with white.  For the blue card I chose to contrast spring rain with lemon tart and I added some of the smallest polka dots from Polka Dot basics at the very top. The flowers around the sentiment have a bit of glitter on them, not sure you can see it.  The ribbon isn't an exact match, I'm still using ribbon from my stash, but I think it looks pretty close! And the boots adhere to the cardstock using a white flower-shaped eyelet. 

These are all destined for Cards for a Cause hosted by Taylor (stagccva). This month's cause is the Lydia Project to support women going through cancer. Thanks so much for visiting! I had a lot of fun dreaming up my contributions to my first ever blog hop! 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Green Thumb and Polka Dot Basics
Cardstock: Kraft, PTI white, Spring rain, Raspberry Fizz, SU Pink Pirouette, DP from a $1 bin at Mike's
Ink: Spring Rain, White Kraft, Black Stazon, Lemon Tart, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder, white floral eyelets, fun ricrac and ribbon (dug out of the delightful mess that is my ribbon drawer), corner rounder punch, petite scalloped circle nestability

50 comments:

Tracey said...

Peggysue - these are all ADORABLE! I never got this set, but what you've done with it, makes me want it! Great projects!!

Natasha said...

Oh my goodness, these are all fabulous! Beautiful!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh these are just excellent!! good woman.

Jennifer Kirk said...

You overachiever, you! :P

Seriously, all three of your cards are just scrumptious! I love that stamp set. And I love all your color combinations!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Too cute! I love the hot pink polka dot boots.

whoistracy said...

Oh these are so cute! I'm a gardener- how is it that I never ordered this set?!?!

Daniela said...

Adorable cards!

kristie sessions said...

congrats on your new blog! Everything is great here and I am lovin' these cute spring cards!
k

BethieJ said...

Oh your cards are sooo CUTE!!! What fun!!! I loved seeing the cuttlebug border used, I just ordered those!! Cant wait to get them!!
Great job!
Happy Blog Hoppen!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh so cute - love the cuttlebug border embosser. Delightful projects.

karla said...

Love, love, love those boots!

Regan said...

oh my cuteness!

Jessica said...

These are all so cute!!! This is one of the few sets on my wish list that I haven't been able to get yet, but I think it might need to be next!

Terri E. said...

This set is sure a fav and I need to get those stinkin cute boots out soon. Thanks for reminding me!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Love these projects! All are so cute! I have this set and have never, ever used it! What is the matter with me! YOurs are fabulous!

aimee said...

The boots are awesome, my list is getting longer. LOVE the cards! :)

Babies- Beth said...

Such a great use of the boots! I love the embossing as well. Great cards!

Dana said...

You hit the nail on the head with the rain boots! My favorite thing about spring is mud (because that means the snow is gone!)so your boot cards are rockin'!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I'ld wear a pair of those boots!
R

Sara said...

Love how you used the boot from this set! Hanging two of them together like that is so cute!
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Lizzie Jones said...

I love your different variations with the boots! So very cute!

Chris said...

super cute cards!! this set is one of my faves!!! >"<

Gwen said...

cute, cute, cute!!! those boots are just sooooo darn cute!!! love the different ways you've used them!!!

Cheryl said...

So, so pretty! All of those cards are great! Welcome to blog heaven...

Mindy said...

I just got Green Thumb last month and used it for my project tonight as well. I LOVE the hanging boot idea! Yay!

IamDerby said...

So many cute cards! Nice job!

Melissa said...

Very pretty! I need to my green thumb set out- thanks for inspiring me!

Mara... said...

Those are the cutest boots EVER! Totally makes me want that stamp! Great job with the cards, love the spring colors.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my, just gorgeous!

Marge said...

What darling cards for a wonderful cause! Great first hop creations!!!

Gina Sisco said...

Great cards, great job.

Deanna said...

Wow these are fantastic! Welcome to the blogger world!

Terri said...

Nice job on all of them. I especially like the bright colors. I hope you will join us again.

Kim said...

Great cards - I love the boots!

katiesniche said...

Yes, I remember my rain boots ;)
Love your cards. The colors are so fresh.

Kimberly said...

I love the pair of boots. Very clever.

kristie sessions said...

Peggy Sue-
Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad you liked the card! I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. I would love to get this card to you so you can send it onto your sweet mother. Please send me your address so I can get it in the mail.

It was great to meet you and see your pretty blog. I am sure we will "meet" again soon!

loves
k

Michelle said...

I love how you attached the eyelet to the boots in the second two cards. So clever! All three cards are fabulous, my friend!

Jen Caputo said...

I just ADORE what you did with the boots. These are all SO SO awesome :)

ALLY said...

Adorable creations Peggysue! Love the colours and those super cute rain boots! Great job on the blog hop!

Karen said...

I LOVE your cards! And I'm really fond of what you did with the boots!!!! I'm so glad you hopped tonight and that I stopped by....what a treat! :>

Traci Major said...

Love this design and layout with these rain boots Peggysue! I don't remember having boots when I was a kid, must've been too dry there...but I always wanted a pair. So fresh, fun, and full of Spring!

Diane said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these. Simply adorable! Clean and crisp...my fav look!

Vicky said...

so cute!! i love the hanging boots...very clever.

LLB said...

Hi Jeanne!
Love all these Paper Trey samples! The colors are so vibrant and pretty! Love the Cuttlebugging on them, too! I love your unique style of cardmaking, you know!

Elizabeth said...

All cards are adoreable Peggysue. Nice job.

Kay said...

Wow, what is there left to say that hasn't been said already? These are fabulous cards! I really love everything about them from the colors to the layouts to the adorable boots. Wonderful work!

Mothermark said...

What a stinker you are! Snort!
I am honored to have made your blog list even if it is incognito!

Congrats on your blog! How fun! I am gonna go put you on blog roll! I am impressed you can grow roses. I have been admiring your purple rose on your avatar....your banner is beautiful too!

Congrates!

Chirleen Evans said...

TOO CUTE!

Sharon said...

Wow!! Your cards make me want to get this set!