Saturday, August 25, 2012

PaperTrey Ink Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday!  I'm going to keep it super quick here as after lunch we're heading out with Collin, Marcel, Jonathon, their cousin Will and friend, Logan, for a day at Kings Island (our amusement park). We'll stay through the fireworks at 10...so it will be a long, but super fun day. The weather is beautiful here.  We're hoping that everyone else is distracted with back to school so that we don't have long waits for the rides!

Now...onto the topic at hand. I loved the gorgeous inspiration photo and especially the beautiful felt flower, so I went with that color for the start of my chevrons and the card base. For each of the chevrons, I stamped off to get multiple shades of the blues and browns.  Added a cardboard flower (from a Starbucks sleeve...thanks Moe! :)), a button and a touch of twine!

Now...this card has a bit of the fall patterns on the patterned papers, but it is a case of this beauty by Cristina.  Almost exactly the same, but ultra CAS...and I love it!!
Hope you have fun hopping along on the blog hop! 

42 comments:

Laura B. said...

Beautiful cards!

Laurel said...

These are gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Lynn both of these cards are just brilliant! I love the distressed edge above your chevrons and that gradient inking of your tree is fantastic!

Rhonda said...

Great cards Lynn. Love the shades of the chevrons.

Amy Papale said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you used a Starbucks sleeve for the flower, looks great!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. Love the colors of the first one. The flower from the striped PP is so cute.

PiecesByEmily said...

Love both of your cards, Lynn. The cardboard flower is so cute.

Nancy said...

Both are just beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I've used take out sleeves before too, always handy to have in the drawer of die cuts. Love the texture on the first one and the simplicity of the second one. Have fun at the amusement park.

A Crafty Person said...

Fun card! I like the chevrons and the repurposed Starbucks sleeve.

Tonya Jastad said...

Both cards are great! I love your chevrons and that flower!

Inkyfingers said...

These are so different but both are lovely!

Maureen said...

adorable little flower treatement and tag on the first :) I have to justify going to SB all the time (for crafting supplies! lol)...LOVE the gradient on the leaves...ah, I will warm up to fall eventually...is that MME paper I spy? teehee :) Have a fun day and wishing you short line ups :)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your take on the inspiration to make your lovely cards.

Deanna Jean said...

Both cards are stunning. I love the cheveron..and a flower from a Starbucks sleeve..way to recyle:)

Lori said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gradient color tones in the chevrons and in the leaves, too.

Jill Norwood said...

These are both gorgeous! Love the way you stamped the chevrons - gorgeous colors! And the tree makes me smile - so pretty!

Marisa said...

Love your take on the insp. picture. The first card is fabulous!! Love the chevrons and the flower cluster is great! SB sleeves are the best :) Wonderful second card too! The variagated leaves are perfect for fall - love seeing them in real life with al the maple trees in our area - happy sigh....

Have a fabulous time with the kids and hoping the line ups aren't long!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE 'em, girl, especially the rich colors and those yummy chevrons! Have a blessed day at the park!

Leigh said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! I especially love the first one-- so much great texture!

Lisa LJ said...

Blue and brown is my favorite color combinations. The stamping on the flower looks great.

artful-notions said...

ooooh, I am going to try that stamping off of the chevrons. I love your 'blues' too!

Suzanne D. said...

Lynn, they're both so stunning. I love the multicolored chevrons on the first one along with those distressed edges, and your CASE of Cristina is awesome!

Luanne said...

Love those chevrons! Great colors and the Starbucks flower is super cute!

Marilyn said...

Love your cards. Great job repurposing the Starbucks sleeve.

Joyce said...

Two beautiful cards. I love them both.

Jacquie Southas said...

gorgeous card - I really love the color palette & layers on the first one!

Shelly said...

I love this card! All the texture and details you put into it are amazing! I like how you roughed up the edge of the cardstock strip..the ultimate finishing touch! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

Both cards are great! I especially love the colors on the chevron card. Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Two stunning cards for this blog hop. Love them both.

Tracey C. said...

Just beautiful!! Love your colors, and your clean designs!

Peggysue Turner said...

Both are lovely!

Greta said...

Oh I love your card!

Karen Conner said...

Love the layers of richness on the first card. The 2nd one-love the colors!

Pam W. said...

Gorgeous cards. I love a clean and simple design and you did them perfectly.

I hope you had fun at KI. I haven't been there in years.

~amy~ said...

Not 1 but 2 fabulous cards!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty, Lynn! Love the combination of distressed edges and layers of dies on the first and the multi-coloured leaves on the second!

Dana Nelson said...

Oooo, love the colors on your first card! So vivid and can be either masculine or feminine!

Anne said...

Beautiful cards. Love the textures on the first and the simplicity of the second.

Lynn Put said...

Excellent job on the challenge, these are fantastic! I love how you created a card for both color boards!

The Paper Parade said...

Lynn, both turned out beautifully! I love the distressing and the chevrons with the deep blue on the first and the different fall leaves in the tree on the second :)

Jen W. said...

Awesome! I love how you stamped off the chevrons - such a great effect! That flower is so cool too - love the crimped look.