Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papertrey April 2012 Blog Hop


The 25th just kind of crept up on me this month, but I managed to created a card for this month's Papertrey Ink blog hop just in time.  I guess that is what happens when you are gone for half the month.  Since time was short, I went with the first idea that popped into my head when I saw this beautiful inspiration photo. 


When I looked at the photo, I saw pieces of folded patterned fabric in Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz.  I immediately thought of Bitty Background Blocks, and so created a very simple Mother's Day card. 



Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps:  Bitty Background Blocks, Fillable Frames, WM Musical Backgrounds
Paper:  White, Raspberry Fizz pattern, Aqua Mist pattern
Other:  Dies:  Button, Fillable Frame, Double Ended Banner, MFT Rolled Roses, PTI Felt

  
On another topic....

Lucky me--I was able to meet one of my sweet blogging friends on my trip to San Jose last weekend to visit my mom in the hospital.  Kim of Cupcakes, Cards & Kim was sweet enough to drive across the bay to meet me, and we had dinner together and would have talked all night if we hadn't realized that it was 10:00, and time to get home.  I feel so fortunate that I have now met 3 of my online friends in person, and am happy to report that they are all as wonderful in person as they are online.



Thanks for Visiting

44 comments :

  1. love that your eye was drawn to the hot pink - that color combo is fantastic! (my eye ignored the hot pink and kept it light... lol)

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  2. Joyce this is so pretty! I live the patterns and those gorgeous flowers!!

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  3. Fantastic card Joyce! I love your little bitty blocks:) Perfect for the inspiration pic!

    And that's so cool that you and Kim got to get together! You all look like you had a blast:)

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  4. Stunning card. Love your layout. Those colors are great together. Amazing flowers. Your card does not look simple at all!

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  5. I love all the stamping on this one Joyce, those pinked squares really remind me of the inspiration pic. You made some cute felt flowers too! They look so pretty all lined up. I am so JEALOUS! You got to meet Kim, you both look so happy and I bet you laughed for hours. I can't wait for Stampafaire so we can all get together...finally. Great job on the blog hop card today, I loved it and plan to pin it too!

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  6. Very pretty,love your sweet rolled roses!!

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  7. You know what I love most about your cards Joyce? You actually STAMP ! I peeked at this one early this morning I love the patchwork layout!
    Cute picture of you and Kim, so happy you had a great time.

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  8. Absolutely stunning Joyce! I love all your gorgeous stamping and those rolled roses and so fabulous! Amazing detail my friend. I hope that I become the 4th online friend you met this summer--fingers crossed. ;)

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  9. So pretty! I love the little roses!

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  10. Wonderful colors and mixture of patterns!!

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  11. LOVE those little bitty block stamps! It comes together so beautifully!

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  12. Brilliant idea to use the Bitty Backgrounds! All the layered patterns look fabulous. :) And whoop whoop for meeting up with bloggy friends - it's so much fun!

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  13. SO, so pretty! Love the softness of the felt flowers and the colors are heavenly.

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  14. Joyce, this is gorgeous! i love all the layers and the patchwork idea! The little roses are so sweet!

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  15. Hi Joyce! I just love this. The pink and aqua are so perfect together, and all of the textures in the patterned paper add so much interest. Love those felt flowers and the banner that extends over the edges. Fabulous! So happy for you that you got to meet up with your blogging friend. What a treat!

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  16. Joyce...your card is so sweet and reminds me of walking down the aisles at the fabric store. Your pinked squares and felt roses, just so beautiful! I had so much fun meeting you too and felt that we could have chatted for many more hours, now I am really looking forward to July and SAF!

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  17. Joyce, I love how you interpreted this challenge! Great way to incorporate lots of "fabrics" and such a timeless and classy layout. A wonderful Mother's Day card!

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  18. What a classy card. Love it all.

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  19. Beautiful card, Joyce! I love the pinking edged squares of stamped patterns!
    And how fun that you got to meet Kim-- and how nice to know she's as wonderful in real life! I'm glad that worked out for you! Now if we could just figure out how you and I can get together in real life.... ;)

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  20. love the patterned background and felt rolled roses

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  21. gorgeous! love the rolled felt flowers!

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  22. This is such a beautiful, vibrant card! I love the patchwork feel to it, with all the delightful patterns, and those flowers are so, so lovely. Nice work! ;-)

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  23. Love all those bitty blocks...
    looks like pieces of fabric and is such a fabulous idea with this inspiration photo...
    gorgeous card! :)
    And now you've met Kim...
    I'm so jealous!! :(
    I know you had a great time...
    and hope your mom is doing better! :)

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  24. A beautiful card! Love the blocks of "fabric" you made. I may need to get that set! So pretty! Love that you met some of your online friends too. Hope your Mom is doing well!

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  25. A beautiful card! Love the blocks of "fabric" you made. I may need to get that set! So pretty! Love that you met some of your online friends too. Hope your Mom is doing well!

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  26. What a beautiful card, Joyce! I think you really caaptured the inspiration pic, quite wonderfully! I think if I'd had that bitty blocks set, I would've used it, as it went through my head, when brainstorming on the card for today! They remind me of fabric swatches! I love those sweet felty roses! Beautiful pic of you and Kim! She was so sweet and lent me For The Graduate...which I need to finish up using and get back to her! Have a great day!!!

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  27. So lovely!! Love the flowers and all the dif. patterns!!

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  28. So pretty! Love the quilted pattern to your card and those rolled roses too! One day I'll get the MFT dies to make them.

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  29. Sweet little rolled roses and love the quilt idea!

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  30. The little bitty blocks are so sweet for this challenge. The rolled roses really are a great accent for this design.

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  31. Great card. I especially like your use of the bitty blocks!

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  32. Gorgeous patch work to incorporate the different patterns.

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  33. Great use of the bitty blocks, Joyce! Looks like a gorgeous quilt. Your felt flowers finish your card off beautifully. What a perfect Mother's Day card (hope your Mom is improving). Thanks for your sweet comment on my Flikr account!

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  34. You perfectly captured the colors and fabric in the inspiration. I love the fabric patches and the rolled flowers!

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  35. Love how you used the pinking shears on your blocks ... goes right along with the quilting theme. What a warm card, Joyce!

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  36. Great card. I love the fabric swatches in the background.

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  37. What an eye-catching card, Joyce! Your rolled roses are so pretty.

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  38. Those rolled flowers are simply gorgeous! And I love that bitty background. It's been on my radar.

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  39. I love the layout and the adorable rolled felt flowers! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, too!

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  40. Beautiful, Joyce! The pinked squares are a beautiful background!

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  41. What a stunning card, I love the little swatches and the oh so pretty chintzy patterns, I particularly like your rolled felt roses. Beautiful!

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  42. What a perfect little "quilt" to go with the inspiration photo! Your rolled roses are darling, too!

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  43. So pretty, Joyce! I love your take on the challenge and the felt roses really set it apart! Great job. :)

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