Monday, August 30, 2010

A Glad-iola Thank you!



Are't you glad that gladiolus comes in so many different colors? Even if they didn't, we could just make some up and I'm sure it would turn out just as well. I chose yellow to help create some blog sunshine! And gladiolus DO come in yellow for real.

Some of the PTI forum members organized a little appreciation hop for Nichole and all the hard working and inspiring ladies who keep Papertrey Ink running like a well oiled . . . or well inked . . . stamping machine!

I cannot imagine all the behind the scenes work that takes place in any stamp company! And as stampers we can get so demanding sometimes, forgetting that these are almost all small family businesses, not huge corporations with enormous teams of employees, or people get bent and forget that we're talking about ink and rubbah here, not food, air, water or shelter.

Thanks Nichole and Jenn and all the rest who help us with our playtime! I thought I'd use the gladiolus stamp because I am 'glad' I found stamping and found Papertrey Ink.

Muchas Smoochas!!! As I like to say to my kids.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Background Basics Botanicals, Giga Guidelines, YOF Gladiolus
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU apricot (sponging, SU Pumpkin PIe
Paper: Vellum, Lemon Tart, dotted DP, white
Other: button, copics, PTI guidelines impression plate, random orange ribbon

47 comments:

Laurie said...

This color combo is awesome! I love how the red pops! And your coloring is great!

Keva said...

Wow..so bright and pretty! I really like your colors choice.

Aimes said...

So bright and beautiful! Love your colouring; it rocks! I especially love the vellum too!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Sara Mac said...

WOW!! Peggy Sue this is amaxing. Such bright, vibrant colors and a great layout. Love it!!

Laura Isham said...

LOVE how you did a partial cut around the top of the flowers! This is such a great card!

Karen C. said...

I LOVE this colour combo and all the details you have included. It's stunning!!

Susan said...

Wow!! This is just gorgeous!! So bright and beautifully colored. I love it!!

Kelly S. said...

OMG Peggysue this is GORGEOUS! The colors are so brilliant and beautiful that I feel all sunny and warm inside now...awesome coloring and layout!

BethieJ said...

PeggySue I LOVE your card.. it is simply STUNNING!!

Nerina said...

Gasp! This is sooooooo beautiful! I love your colour choices - they're so warm - just like your thank you! Your colouring is gorgeous and the texture on here just finishes this off perfectly! This is such a lovely card!!!

Amy Beth said...

This is beautiful - and the square button on an angle is the perfect finishing touch!

mamareebs said...

Very beautiful card. The vellum sentiment is pretty and I really like how you cut the flowers.

Melissa said...

Peggy Sue, this is stunning and gorgeous and cheery! I love your coloring!

Kay said...

I love your color combo, and the way you colored the glads, AND the border stamping- all beautiful!

Cathy Weber said...

Your gladiolus are colored so perfectly and they look so good with that new impression plate.

Kara said...

beautifully colored...love the colors you chose!

christy compton hall said...

Gorgeous Peggy Sue!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the colors... great job.

Lauren said...

WOW! This is beautiful!!! I just love those colors!!

Jamie Lane said...

Beautiful colors!

Nadine said...

Im so "glad" that you found PTI too! I wouldn't have met such a lovely, clever, funny lady such as yourself any other way. I'd be happy to send something to Illinois if you can send something back to Hawaii!

Beautiful card Peggy Sue! It's definitely a great way to cheer someone up!

Heather P. said...

Oh WOW, this is gorgeous!!

Baseret said...

What a fun cheerful thank you!I love how the new IP is bringing out the guide line sets.Love your coloring.

Amy said...

Love the large oval shape a LOT...and the colors you used! Very special card!

Quilter422 said...

what a marvelous combination of patterns that play well together and don't get lost, and yet are still good supporting players to that glorious gladiola!

Sue Ann said...

I love the Glads ...... and the guidelines impression plate is just perfect ........ Beautiful!!!

Jen Carter said...

This is stunning!! Love how vibrant and "alive" this card is! Stunning!

Chris Simon said...

Super job! I especially love the two different backgrounds and the sentiment on vellum. And your coloring on the flowers is spectacular!

IamDerby said...

This is just gorgeous!

Ginny said...

Just a beautiful card!! I love the red color and the layout really makes it!

Angy said...

Beautiful PeggySue! Love it! love the muchas smooches too! going to use that with my kiddos.

Marinette said...

MMhhh ces couleurs vibrantes j'adoooore

Lee said...

A beautiful card. Love the two bg's. That impression plate is so awesome with the Guidelines stamps.

Sharron said...

Peggysue, your card is SO AWESOME--so many lovely details! LOVE it! And what beautiful comments--a perfect thank you for Nicole and crew.

Becky Carafa said...

Wow, so gorgeous! Great colors!

teegee7617 said...

Beautiful card! I love the vellum.

Traci M said...

I love the color of these, sunshine for sure!! That giga guidelines template is genius, too!! Great glorious sunshiney card!!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the bright and cheerful color combo you've used. You're right, it adds just a bit of sunshine!

Monica K. said...

I love this card! The way you colored the gladiolas is really gorgeous. I love the layout too!

Terri said...

Very nice, Love the bright color combo too!

Sandy Kay said...

Wow, Peggy, this is so pretty - love what you did with this set!
Sandy (Sankada)

Lisa V. said...

This card is so sweet and warm. I love the flowers they are just perfect.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the stamping with the impression plate for the background! LOVE these colors and the card design! FAB!

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a pretty card. And I really like your coloring. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kim Wilson said...

Love this girl! Thank you for the sweet comment :)

Noora said...

Stunning color combo! beautiful card!

Victoria said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you chose!