Sunday, May 25, 2014

PTI May 2014 Blog Hop







I really love the Aqua Mist and Melon Berry color combo that is the theme of this month's PTI blog hop.  I was inspired to make 6 cards, and I'm sure I could have made more if my May order had arrived in time and also if there were more hours in the day.

I will start with the card that I think might be my favorite--it combines roses from The Sweet Life with Background Basics Medallions and a sentiment from Ruby Rose.



All those popsicle cards shown during the last count down inspired me to take out my ice cream cones, and I was inspired by one of Maile's cards for this card using Sweet as Can Be.




I used an inlaid die cut technique on this card, overlapping Aqua Mist and Melon Berry beautiful bloom die cut flowers.


My next two cards are inspired by Susan over at Simplicity--I don't remember the exact post, but she talked about making 'missing you' cards where the design included something missing.  I can't remember all the details, but they inspired me to make the following pair of cards.  I used a butterfly die from Simon Says Stamp that I can't seem to get enough of and a sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes.





I made a pair, because  I needed to die cut one set of butterflies in each color, but only used half of them, so I made another card to use the other half.  These cards are going to Operation Write Home, as they are apparently always in great need of 'miss you' type cards.

My last card might be my 2nd favorite of the bunch--or maybe it is my first favorite--anyway--I used Betsy's technique from this week's Make it Monday #165:  Artsy Watercolor Backgrounds. 


I dabbed some circular sponges into the ink and then stamped them randomly over a small angled piece of white card stock.  Then, I went over them with a water brush and dried it with my heat gun.  I love the soft and dreamy look that results.  The sentiment is from Keep it Simple Birthday.  I love the medium sized birthday sentiments in this set.

Well, that's it for me today.  I know I am going to see so many amazing cards today--if I had gotten my order in time, I would have used those new butterflies, and I expect to see that lots of people did.


Thanks for Visiting

49 comments :

  1. Joyce, you never cease to amaze me! When I struggle to come up with a single card, you have created so many awesome examples! Fabulous work!

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  2. Goodness, you've made these colours shine, Joyce ... what stunning cards ... all of them! I'm particularly taken with the fun and pretty interlocking die cut blooms and with the awesome, dreamy, bokeh effect circles! Anita :)

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  3. Fabulous cards joyce - love these colours. My favourite is the ice creams- love them tumbling across the card.

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  4. Your cards are all incredible Joyce. I love seeing how the color combo took you through all styles of cards!

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  5. They're all fabulous...
    but I do believe the first one is my fave...
    gorgeous!!
    As well as the last...
    with that "dreamy" effect...
    cool! :)

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  6. They're all fabulous...
    but I do believe the first one is my fave...
    gorgeous!!
    As well as the last...
    with that "dreamy" effect...
    cool! :)

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  7. Wow Joyce! You were busy. Love them all, especially the one with the SSS butterfly die. That's a very unique and pretty die and I've loved everything you've made with it. Your stamping with the BB:Medallion is perfect and the roses are gorgeous.

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  8. They're all fantastic! However I love the Sweet Life one the best :)

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  9. Oh you were having some for here Joyce, I love all of your cards. You really showcased so many techniques!

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  10. WOW...what a collection of beautiful cards! I am such a "flower" girl, so your 1st card is probably my favorite, but they are all lovely! :0)

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  11. Wow...I can tell you love this combo. These are amazing.

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  12. Great cards! You did a great job on the medallion background. I like that card too ;)

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  13. All of these are really lovely! Great job!

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  14. Wow Joyce these are all fabulous. I especially love your first one and you've inspired me to get out that background set again.

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  15. Wow, what a range of cards. The inlays look beautiful and I love that first flower card. Beautiful Joyce!

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  16. Such a beautiful creation of cards. You have been busy. I love that butterfly die too and in fact it is in my shopping cart. Love how you used it.

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  17. WOWeeeee Joyce, you hit it out of and ballpark!!! Awesome cards!

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  18. Such pretty cards- the first is my favorite, I love that background. The ice cream cones card is so fun and sweet, too!

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  19. Wow - are you on a roll with these colors Joyce! love them all - the ice cream cones are so fun! the inlaid dies are pretty - the roses are beautiful and the sponged circles are so cool!!

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  20. All of your cards are beautiful, and I particularly LOVE the first one!!

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  21. Joyce...What a stunning collection of gorgeous cards! Your first is my favorite, I love your roses and your amazing background...WOW! the ice cream cones are about as cute as can be and those butterflies...so my goodness, so sweet. I can see that these two colors are at the top of your list of favorites with all your fabulous cards. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  22. Wonderful cards,I especially love the first one. And now I want every stamp set you've used in it lol. The hazard of blog hopping I think.

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  23. These are all stunning, Joyce! Love the inlaid die cutting!

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  24. Joyce, WOW, you were really inspired!
    Your cards are simply LOVELY!

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  25. Fantastic job on the cards!!! My faves are the first and last one! I love them both, thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Seriously?!! I love them all, you did amazing, but Wishing Big with the inlaid flowers stunned me. Love it.

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  27. These are all awesome cards - love them all!

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  28. You are rockin the aqua and melon Joyce!! the topsy turvy ice-cream cones are fun!!

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  29. Fabulous cards!!! I like them all but I do like your take on Betsy's MIM for this week.

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  30. My head is spinning with all the details in these fabulous cards. It just goes to show one little color inspiration can spark a whole lot of creativity.

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  31. You rocked this challenge!! I LOVE all your fun cards that you created. The ice cream one is my favorite though. So fun!!

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  32. WOW, Joyce! Each card has such a unique look and design with this Melon and Aqua color scheme! Love 'em all ~ great job with the challenges today :-)

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  33. Oh, these are all wonderful, Joyce! Way to rock the colour challenge!

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  34. Gorgeous cards! But I agree, the first one is the winner!

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  35. Love all your cards. The roses with the medallions is my favorite. I also love what you did with the circular sponges. Very pretty.

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  36. Wow, so much inspiration! Every card is fabulous!! Love your first card with the great background stamping and gorgeous flowers and the fun ice cream cones. The bokeh effect in these wonderful colors is super cool!

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  37. I know if I ever need inspiration for any color or sketch challenge, I can come to your place, Joyce! You have such a head for design and such magic fingers for execution. These are ALL fantastic. I think my faves are the missing you butterfly cards inspired by Susan. They are very poignant and so perfect for OWH! Hugs, Darnell

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  38. Wow! You were busy!! Super cute cards!

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  39. What a beautiful designs and striking color combo. Your rose card is the almost exactly the first idea I had for this blog hop, but decided to go in a different direction. You did a great job with this challenge on every one of your cards. I've had that butterfly die in my cart at SSS for weeks...you may have just pushed me over the edge!

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  40. Great cards Joyce - love the details on the first one and the great blend of color on the last one!

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  41. Joyce, you're a wonder! Look at all these gorgeous creations! One right after another, all so varied, and all beauties. Love the cones, the inlays,the beautiful roses with the hand done background, and the circles, well, all perfection!

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  42. Wow! What a great collection of cards...It's amazing what you did with those colors...such inspiration here...

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  43. What wonderful cards, they are all beautiful!

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  44. Joyce, you've been a busy crafter with all these gorgeous cards. Your first one is one of my favorites, but in all honesty, I love them all. They are perfectly executed.

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  45. Hello Joyce, thanks for your comment on my blog. Your cards are all beautiful, my favorite are the cards 1 to 3 :-))

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  46. Joyce, I think you could open up a gallery of your own, instead of linking up to other's galleries! Nice job with the flower dies. And the ice cream cones are so fun : )

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  47. What a fabulous collection Joyce - love the first one especially! I forgot about the hop this month sadly but I'm loving all the entries.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  48. Ohy what a treat, I like how u kept the colors constant and created so many amazing beauties :) I am in love with the ice cream cone card :), so very cool !

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  49. That really is a gorgeous colour combo and you have rocked it in so many ways! I love the ice cream card and the last card - so awesome!

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