Saturday, June 25, 2011

PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop

Good morning, it's the 25th and you know what that means! Time for the PTI Blog Hop!  I am on a serious CAS kick these days and I have two cards to share.  My first one PTI's Botanical Silhouettes anniversary set.   I absolutely loved the colors in the inspiration photo below and used them as an inspiration for my cards. 
My second card is also inspired by the colors, but I pulled out just the top portion of the rainbow.  I love how the PTI Simply Stationery set can be used to create a medallion of sorts. Lots of different options with this set.  This set gets lots of use for making teacher gifts.
PS How many of your are going to the PTI event?  Maureen and I are.  I'd loved to meet you there...to say we're excited probably is the understatement of the year!

57 comments:

Karen B. said...

I think I might be hyperventilating over here after seeing your first card. How amazing is that? I love it! I love the bursts of colors. I love the idea. I love everything about it! And wow, your second card is just as awesome too, great inspiration this morning Lynn, thank you!

Judy said...

Lynn,
Gorgeous, I think I say that to you everyday tho... But everything you do is gorgeous...lol
I wish I was going to PTI, please take lots of pictures for those of us who can not attend.
Have a great day.
Judy

Cristina said...

Oh my god, Lynn. You are on a mojo roll!!! I love these cards so much. Love that you didn't use the stems from the anniversary set. Love the medallion you made. Gorgeous.

Jen W. said...

You are definitely kicking some CAS butt! Your first card is stunning! I love it! The colours and pattern are awesome and I love how you popped up that panel. The second one is awesome too - I have to take a look at that set. Have a fabulous day! :)

artfuldelight said...

Oh my goodness, your cards are beautiful. I especially love the first one. :-)

Maureen said...

What? Us, excited!? I'm still not sleeping through the night!! LOL but I've got lots to keep me busy until then :) {and a shopping list to make!} OH, I need my anniversary set NOW! LOVE all the different colours and anything else added would jusst be too much :) I am totally checking out your stamps on the second card when I come!! hugs :) Okay, I'll admit it...I'm EXCITED!!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

CAS is good and I love what you've done on these cards.

Desw2331 said...

Love the simplicity!

kari bell said...

wow. these are both amazing. i've never seen the "medallion" before. so stunning.

Gerdine said...

these are fantastic. Like the simplicity!

Elena said...

I love that first card, especially. So soft and pretty!

Keva said...

Wow. That first card is truly brilliant! I love everything about it. I also like the simplicity of the second card.

Marge said...

Both are SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

Deanna said...

Both are stunning!
See you at Stamp-a-faire! ;)

Dana said...

Wonderful cards!!! So pretty!!

Kara said...

love the first card!!

Karen said...

These are both stunning! I can't pick a favorite.

Cassie_lu said...

you rocked the CAS part of the inspiration. Amazing.

I'm Renee said...

Both cards are super fabby...
but I'm so lovin' that first one!!
Love, love, love it!

Jill W. said...

Both cards are wonderful, but I love the first one A LOT! I love the colors and I love the stamps (I may have to hunt down that anniversary set on Ebay).
I think it is so cool that you and Maureen have met over this wonderful hobby. I hope you're having fun as I write this. Can't wait to see the photos!
(BTW, I've been bad with commenting lately, but I really like your blog's new design!).

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards..the first one love it!
Found your blog now and will subscribe by email..thanks for your inspiration.
Groetjes Holly.

Linda said...

Lovely cards. Great way to use the colors from the photo.

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards! I love the way you used the flower from the botanical set on the first card!

Jenny said...

So beautiful Lynne, love how the flower heads curve round the sentiment on the first card
Jenny :)

Lisa said...

OH MY GOODNESSSSSS...so delicate I just LOVE it. The second card is wonderful too!

Karen C. said...

Wonderful colourful card. I love the way you stamped your images - very wispy and fun.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. I especially like your use of the flower from the anniversary set on the first one!

Sue Lelli said...

Lynn, BOTH are just GORGEOUS but i especially LOVE how you stamped the flower from the anniversary set. Did I say GORGEOUS???!!!

Kathy said...

Awesome cards! Wish, wish I was going to the PTI event! I'm sure it will be a blast:)

Suzanne said...

Really gorgeous, Lynn!!! So CAS but with an amazing use of the colors!

I also really love your blog design. :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Really love this card, a perfect execution!

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS Lynn!!! OMG!!! I love them both but the first card is so BEAUTIFUL! LOve how you used just the dandelion heads! WOWZAS!

Jay Gee said...

Both cards are lovely Lynn. The first one is a very clever interpretation of the 'rainbow' from the photo. Love it :)

Ravengirl said...

Love both of these cards! This first is my absolute favorite! Great colors with such a delicate image! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Amazing cards!! Love them both, Lynn!

Melissa said...

Love your CAS cards! Your first one is gorgeous--love thos dandelion blooms in all the beautiful colors!

Lisa said...

Simply gorgeous! My fave is the first one- just love that :)

Lisa H. said...

great work! love the crisp white with those beautiful flowers. Lovely, just lovely!

Laurie said...

Lynn my jaw hit the floor here! Amazing cards!

(And cutie patootie boys in that blog header! Love it!!)

Sarah said...

Really like the way the flowers in the first card feel like fireworks. The gradient scheme just works to well to reinforce it too. Fabulous job.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Wow, wow, wow! Gorgeous cards. The first one is my favourite - so much creativity and colour. I love it. Might be my favourite of the blog hop so far!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Both cards are gorgeous... that first one with the blossoms that look like they're floating in the wind is just amazing, and I love the simplicity of the second one. Beautiful!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Sooo pretty!! Both of them!! Love the color range of the flowers in the first, very nice!
Oeh, I'm a bit jealous that you are going to the event... it would be too expensive for me, with me being in the Netherlands, but oeh, gosh, how I would looooove to go!!! Have fun!!
Hugs, Wendy

Feebellescrap said...

I love your cards!
The first is so beautiful,thanks for inspiration!

Kelly S. said...

These cards are striking in their simplicity, Lynn! I absolutely love the dandelion card in those colors, and the wispy way they are scattered across your card edges. I actually thought the second was from the new medallion set, can't believe you created that perfect pattern to create your own image, so cool!

Jennifer K said...

I love the simplicity of your design - it is colorful and energetic and simple and easy to mail. Super job!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Great cards, Lynn! :)

June K. said...

I love your cards. Simple yet so lovely. I am so into CAS cards these days.

Gina said...

Both cards are so fabulous!!! I love the dandelion heads on the first one and how you built the medallion on the 2nd. CAS perfection!

Jen Carter said...

Both of these cards are GORGEOUS!! Gorgeous!! LOVE the dandelion flowers on the first in the rainbow of colors and the simplicity of the 2nd. Beautiful work!

Kelly said...

I love both of your cards! So pretty and elegant!

Jaclyn Miller said...

wowie, zowie! I love your first take on that photo - the watercolor look is so beautiful. I had actually pinned that photo to use those colors later on, now I have lots of inspiration to look at. :)

Laura Isham said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the top one is GENIUS!!! Love, love, love it!

Janelle said...

Love both of your PTI Blog Hop cards -- such unique looks inspired by the inspiration photo. Love how you used both of those sets... great "outside the box" sort of thinking. Your cards are making me want to head up to the stamp room and start playing! :)

Fiona Harrison said...

That first card is just gorgeous, love the colours, love the layout, love it all. FABULOUS!!!

Katrina said...

Hi,
Your cards are beautiful. Do you mind me asking where you got the stamps you used for the 1st card? Thanks for the inspiration,

Joce Turner said...

Just found your blog, and I have to say your cards are incredible. I adore every one of them, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.