Monday, June 25, 2012

June PTI Blog Hop


                        

Today is the PTI blog hop and once again, our challenge is an inspiration photo:

                                       

As soon as I saw the photo, I knew I wanted to use my Lovely Leaves and Limitless Layers Square dies..... but I had to wait for them to arrive. I got my order on Thursday and put my stamps and dies together, but this weekend was so busy that I completely forgot about the blog hop until last night at 10:10pm. I was so tired, that I decided to go to bed and just think about my idea and work on it this morning. Cameron couldn't sleep, so he was talking to me quite a bit. Then he asked: "What do you think about before going to sleep? Scrapbooking?"

I couldn't help but smile. "Well, tonight, it's card making, actually." ;)

So, I got up at 7am (after Cameron left for work--- no need to subject myself to more teasing!) and went downstairs to work on my card. I got it almost completely done before the kids woke up. :)



I used PTI cardstock (rustic white, lemon zest), stamps (lovely layers, think big favourites #12) and dies (lovely layers, limitless layers squares). The patterned paper and decorative brad are Crate Paper.

Thanks for looking!

67 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Heehee. That's funny about your DH giving you a hard time. I think about crafting a lot too. Sometimes when I shouldn't. ;) Looks like all your "thinking about it" did the trick - it's a lovely card.

Veronica Z said...

Leigh your card is beautiful! I love your design, stamping, and the patterned paper you used! Fabulous!!

Inkyfingers said...

This is so sweet Leigh and I love your stitching. I get some good ides before I go to sleep too!

Susan Rob said...

Gorgeous Leigh! Lovely layers is such a nice set. Love how you used it with the squares. What color ink did you use for the Happy Birthday? It pulled all the colors so nicely together.

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your card is beautiful and I love your story. My darling husband always asks me if I think about anything but paper.

Luanne said...

This is lovely! I create cards in my mind just about every night! No wonder I can't go to sleep! Glad you got your happy package ~ the results are wonderful!

Lynn Put said...

Beautiful card Leigh! Love all the layers and your fresh design!

Marybeth said...

Very pretty Leigh! Cant wait to get mine. Congrats on your card In the Cards mag. I get the online subscription, and was so happy to see your card.

Laura B. said...

Beautiful card! I love your mixture of die cuts and perfect stitches!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love your card - so pretty & light - love the layers

Ren-Yi said...

What a truly delightful card! I love the window concept and the sewing!

Sorry for the late response, but yeah, challenging all the girls to use Stamps only - no other embellishments. How about make your own BG or pp with your stamps? :)

Ren-Yi said...

What a truly delightful card! I love the window concept and the sewing!

Sorry for the late response, but yeah, challenging all the girls to use Stamps only - no other embellishments. How about make your own BG or pp with your stamps? :)

Debbie said...

Soft and pretty! I love the stitching and the layers!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, your layers in the patterned paper window are delightful. That's such a cool set, can't wait to play with it. Lovely card, Leigh!!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card...love all the details...the layering, the stitching...just fabulous!

craftmates said...

Great card Leigh! Love the stitching and the use of lovely layers with the square die. - Irma

sanketi said...

Pretty and perfect!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous Leigh!!! Love the window and the papers you used!

carol (krillsister) said...

Awsome card. Love your stitching with the background paper. I like how you have part of the layered flower made from the pattern paper. Can't wait to play with this set.

angelabranon said...

Beautiful card. It really captures the photo.

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card, I love the layers, and the way you used the negatives!

Jessica Griffin
http://www.canyoupixelthis.com

Karen said...

Beautiful card! Those patterned papers are just perfect!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

love your card - your colors are so refreshing!

paperella said...

Leigh, what a gorgeous take on the pic! And your stitching is just amazing!

Cyndie said...

Oh, how pretty this card is! I love your combination of patterned paper, dies, and stamps--great idea to include the negative die cut, and the center brad finishes it off so nicely!

pamela said...

Lovely layers is a super pretty stamp set :) Love what you did!

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow, Leigh! Outstanding take on the stamp set and applying it to the challenge! Lovely Layers is fast becoming my new favorite! Great job. :)

Linda Monroe said...

Leigh, this is beautiful. I love the stitching and all the little extras. That sentiment fits perfectly on the ruled patterned paper.

Jessica Wekenman said...

That is so funny about your hubby asking you that, last night of all nights! What else would we be thinking about! ;) Your cards are always so beautiful, and this is no exception! I love how you used the Lovely Layers! (my June order is waiting at home for me today, Yay! So, you've got me wanting to run home and play with this set first!)The patterned paper and brad are the perfect touches!

Charlene D./http://pebbles-creativeside.blogspot.com said...

Your card is so pretty & the stitching is just perfect!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WONDERFUL card! LOVE your take on the inspiration picture! - So beautiful!
Hugs, Karin

Cecilie said...

Your card caught my eye on Nicole's blog and I absolutely love how clean it is. Even though it has many layers it is still so clean and elegant. Love it!

PatQ's Cards said...

Love all the color combinations on your card. Everything goes together so well.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. So glad you got a chance to play with your new toys for this blog hop.

Alex said...

Love the stitching! I haven't been able to get any of the Limitless layers die sets yet but they are all on my wish list, I cannot wait to get them! What a fun card, Leigh, thanks for sharing!

Cammie said...

So fresh and lovely, Leigh! Love the layers, patterns,and design. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elena said...

Wow! So beautiful, Leigh. Love how you layered everything on, and the colors are perfect.

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card! Some of my best designs come to me as I go to sleep and I hope I can remember then in the AM.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the stitching and I think those dies would be right at home in my crafty chaos...

Audrey said...

Beautiful card Leigh! The more I see of this set, the more I want it! :)

samantha's cards said...

fabulous card.

Cathy Weber said...

This is really pretty Leigh... love the neat leaves and how you used the square cut out. I laughed when you talked about what you think about as you falll to sleep...I think about cards and card designs, sometimes it keeps me from falling asleep! Great job on the blog hop.

Amy Papale said...

Love your card!

Kim said...

Leigh, this is just so beautiful. I passed on that flower set and after seeing your card and so many others using it, I could kick myself. The colors are awesome as well as your design, just incredible.

Sabr said...

this is really lovely - the soft colors work so well together!! And I think many of us fall asleep thinking about papercrafting :)

Susan said...

I love this card!! It's beautiful! I also fall asleep thinking about paper crafting. :)

Amy Galvan said...

Lovely card. I love that it's so soft without really being frilly. Worth waiting for the stamps to arrive... and dreaming about. :)

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Tonya Jastad said...

Absolutely stunning! Great job!

Karen C. said...

Your paper pattern choices are always so unique and different. i always have such a hard time combing patterns!! The Lovely Layers look fab with the scallop cut out in the background and the stamped detail from the leaves is striking!

Kathy Mc said...

Great choice of patterned paper with your layout. The sewing adds so much to the design. Happy to have another idea for Lovely Layers ~ need to get mine out to play. Just lovely, Leigh!

Linda E said...

Great take on the challenge. I love how you used the negative die cut pieces on your gorgeous card!

Gayatri Murali said...

Beautiful card, Leigh!

Gayatri Murali said...

Beautiful card, Leigh!

bjmartin said...

Beautiful card - love the soft colors and all the layering!

Laurie Unger said...

Love the stitching - wish I could do as nicely as you!!!

Jen said...

so, so pretty!! i love it!

Claire said...

So pretty - especially the stamped leaves surrounding the flower. I love how you've used lined paper to stamp on too!

Cassandra said...

Just superb!

Michelle said...

So pretty, Leigh! I love everything about your card!

Kara said...

Beautiful card!!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous card Leigh. I love the stitching. Excellent execution of what you envisioned.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Beautiful Leigh! Love the patterned paper you picked and the way it's incorporated into the layers!

LEG Studios said...

Lovely card, Leigh! Love your focal piece!

Terri said...

Great card! Love your use of the lovely layers.

Jean said...

Yours is my favorite card so far ~ LOVE all of your layering. You really captured the inspiration!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the soft shades and pretty images!