Friday, February 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop


This month is all about scallops, and not the potato kind.  The challenge was to create something using the lovely wonderful scallop.  I made 2 cards for this challenge because when I finished the first one it just was not enough scallops.

This first card I made for my sister-in-law for her birthday.   The new paper from Papertrey has a ledger style paper so I kinda used that as a starting point to be fun and stamp her birthdate where it reads "date" and then I die cut on the line that has 29 and circled it in red to be funny because well she is not :)

I could not stop using my new goodies from the Anniversary this month and pretty much this whole card came about as I was taking things out of the box.  I totally fell in love with this kinda abstract flower that I saw on my friend Rhonda's Blog and the rest just kinda happened.








This second card came to mind when I was singing (badly) a Sign Language song to Ava that she loves,   "Do you know the colors of a rainbow?"  Sign Language has been such a great gift in our house when the kiddies were not talking so they could communicate with us without crying.  Ava is starting to talk more but still signs when she needs to reinforce her message.  Emma and Anton still use it some, mostly to assist Ava but last night at dinner Emma was using her signs and making us guess what she was signing ....... she signed "mommy you are beautiful" and that made my night!!!




I do not know but the photos look a bit blurry to me.  I am trying the photobucket exporter on my Mac but the quality does not look the same as in iphoto... humm I will have to check that out.


Happy Blog Hopping
xoxoxo

31 comments:

Rhonda said...

Sue Ann, Love the colors. Your SIL will enjoy the "29" too. I like your flowers. Glad they struck your fancy. There were fun to make. Hold Ava's words tight. That is a treasure.

Lindsay said...

GORGEOUS cards Sue Ann! I looove all the goodness on the first one and that second one makes me think of summer sun and warmth! LOVE!

Jen Carter said...

These are great!! Love all the layers on your first card and the flower and inked doily! So many fun elements on this card!! The story of your 2nd card is so sweet!! What a way to end your night! LOVE all the colors in your rainbow scallops!!

Denise said...

Hey hon - I think your link on the PTI site is wonky. This is some kinda lovely - just shabby and wonderful layered happiness! And the story about Ava? Perfection. Hugs, friend.

LittleSurferGirl said...

Simply stunning, Sue Ann! Your card was the first one that I clicked onto...and that says alot coming from Nichole's blog with all those photos! I just love it!

Cathy Weber said...

You sure know what to do with a scallop, Sue Ann. I love these cards. The first one is so interesting with all the different elements and the hand-made embellishments. The second really does remind me of a rainbow. So cheerful and bright.

Lisa V. said...

Both cards are just beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

These are so pretty Sue Ann. Love the lovely colors, the images... lots of wonderful desing elements. :o)

Terri said...

Great job on both of them! I especially like the second one though those rainbow scallops are fabulous.

Baseret said...

Love how you used all of the new release goodies in the first one! Great cards!!

Kara said...

gorgeous!! LOVE these....they are so different, but love em both!

Sara Mac said...

Two great cards Sue Ann! All those wonderful layers on the first card work so well together. Love the colors too. The second card is bright and cheery. Love it!

Lea L. said...

These are both so pretty! I love all the fabulous layers on the first one, and the colors look awesome on the second!! Great job!! ♥♥♥

Kay said...

THUD {me hitting floor}
Seriously, how many layers are on that first card? I could just stare at it for hours!!!!
And the rainbow card? EEEEKKK! So totally awesome, and I'm so totally jealous that I didn't think of it myself! ;)

Janelle said...

Both cards are great, Sue Ann! I especially love the rainbow one -- but you can certainly tell you were having fun with your new goodies on the first! Bet your sister-in-law loved it!

Linda said...

Two fabulous cards! I love all the embellishments on the first. Those flowers are great!

June K. said...

Beautiful doily/buttons. Love the colors too.

Linda said...

Cute cards! I just got my February goodies and haven't even unpacked them yet. Can't wait to get that luscious purple out! Thanks for sharing!

Banu said...

Beautiful cards. Flowers on the first one turned out great. The second one is awesome as well.

Laurie said...

Ok the second card is adorable! I love those rainbow scallops! And the sun? So cute! But the first card? Stunning! I love love all the details you added in! LOve the flowers...the button card...thel ledger background! Amazing...looks as good as a Rita tastes :)

hehe! ;)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! These are GORGEOUS!!!! Love all the little details!
Have a great week-end!

Nerina said...

What a gorgeous post! I love the shabby, vintage and layered look of your first card (that style never ceases to amaze and impress me!!) and the second card radiated warmth from my screen .... so happy and colourful! Loved the stories about the children! :0)

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hi hun!
Both are these are AMAZING!Really!
The first one is so wonderfully detailed (making me cry for all those new goodies! LOL!)
And the second..well it couldn't be anymore special. Wish we could get our kids together! =o)
Take care!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

First of all, thanks for the really sweet comment you left on my blog yesterday :) I LOVE the cards you've created for this blog hop! That first card is really amazing! So many beautiful layers, and the button card, WOW!!!!! Seriously hon, you don't need to spend time in my brain, I need to spend some time in yours lol! And the second card with it's rainbow of colors, and that big, happy button sun, well that just puts a big old SMILE on my face :) :) :)

Amy said...

Good gracious girl!! That first card is OVER THE TOP brilliant!!! I of course LOVE the colors :) and your layering of all these fab things is perfect!! I see some seam binding in there too!! Your second card is such a great way to use the sun from that set with a rainbow of colored scallops!! Very creative!

**I still haven't had a margarita yet to celebrate Nat'l Margarita Day!! Are you feeling better?

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful!! Love the first one especially - so many fun elements, and I love the offset flowers, so cool!

Suzanne said...

Oh my word, Sue Ann! These are BOTH beautiful, but seriously - how long did that first one take to make you??? So many amazing details, I just adore it!

christy compton hall said...

Darn, I love scallops - the potato kind :) Sue Ann, these cards are just GORGEOUS! I love all the details on the over-the-top amazing buttons card and (as always) I'm a sucker for all things rainbow!!

Jen said...

Still sashaying through the hop that hopped without me. LOL I adore these two cards. The first one totally calls to my shabby predilections and has me chomping at the bit to get crafty and the second card is just so sweet and uplifting. Your well wishes totally and genuinely jump right off the card. So lovely.

Dana said...

Sue Ann! Girl, you belong in magazines. Not only did that first card BLOW ME AWAY with all it's intricate details and perfectly balanced embellishments, but the second one is the most beautiful things I've seen in a long time. It actually brought tears to my eyes...although maybe that was the sweet story about little Emma...*grin*

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