Saturday, January 25, 2014

PTI January Blog Hop

Once again, I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop this month,
where the challenge is to create a card only using the color pink
with the option to use neutrals (such as white, cream, gray, black or kraft).



For the blog hop,
I created both a card and a layout.

I was inspired by the pillow in the bottom left-hand corner to create my card.


I trimmed my background cardstock in pinks with curved edges, just like the pillow.
Then I added stitching.
I diecut a vellum panel using the new PTI heart cover plate, 
which I layered over top and stitched in place along the top.
I stamped my sentiment (from Wonderful Words Additions) in versa mark 
and heat embossed it in white.
For the "you", I diecut it several times, twice in pink and a third time in white and stacked
the words together before adhering them to my card.



For my layout, I decided to scrapbook a photo of Sage
sitting under my scrapbook table, playing my iPod touch.


I used a mix of My Mind's Eye patterned papers, both 6x6 & 12x12.
I diecut my title using PTI bookprint lowercase alphabet dies.


I used my PTI The Sweet Life dies to diecut some MME patterned paper.
I love how these look scattered on the page! 

Here's a close up of my journaling:


I diecut the tag using PTI's Tag Sale #7 and added
my journaling with my typewriter.
For the bow, I used some twine from the 
Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Embellishment Kit (which the sequins come in, too!)

Thanks for looking!

64 comments:

Joan B said...

these are both gorgeous

Five Estates said...

So so so so pretty!

Eugenia said...

Wow! The postcard is amazing! So elegant!

~amy~ said...

Leigh, both of your projects are gorgeous!

Lynn said...

I love the soft layers on your card...the vellum is simply beautiful. And your layout of your daughter is stunning Leigh. Your journaling paints the picture beautifully.

Kara said...

beautiful pink projects!

Lee said...

Love how you used the inspiration on your card. Your LO is so pretty too!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Stunning card Leigh!! Love your layers!!!

Julia Aston said...

Love that heart card with the vellum overlay and wonderful stitching Leigh - and the page is beautiful documenting a lovely moment sharing time with your daughter!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty projects Leigh. Especially love the card with the vellum overlay and the stitched lines.

Joni nina Andaya said...

So Very Pretty Leigh!!! Love all the dimensions of each project :)

Vanessa said...

Love the card and your layout! Gorgeous, Leigh!
Vanessa x

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh your cad is just gorgeous Leigh and I love the layout of Sage looking so deep in thought. I wish we lived closer so you could kick my scrapbook butt in gear!

Sherrie M. said...

Such a sweet layout idea - perfect for pink! Love the vellum over the card - adds a nice soft touch Leigh.

Erika said...

Beautiful projects, Leigh!

IamDerby said...

Your card is amazing! I love it!!

Jen Carter said...

I love your card and the stitching! The layout is adorable, especially the reason behind it! :)

nancy jane said...

You really worked that pillow design, Leigh. You captured its essence while adding all of your special touches.
I always enjoy seeing your layouts and appreciate that you actually journal on them. Love that both you and Sage were wearing pink.

victoria h said...

love your card and scrapbook page Leigh (wonderful as always)

moi said...

WOW, love how you use vellum. Great idea.

Kathryn A said...

Love your card and layout, Leigh! I like the die cut out of vellum.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Gorgeous Leigh! Love your card and great take on the inspiration photo. Beautiful layout!

Luanne said...

Love 'em Leigh! The card is especially neat, love how you layered up the "you" die. It really looks cool!

Joyce said...

I am in love with your card. Brilliant idea to use the vellum and to add stitching to that card.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the vellum and stitching on your Pretty cards! FAB details! And your LO is such a GREAT memory! Good thing she had a pink dress on so you could add those BEAUTIFUL roses!

Karen said...

I love both projects. I especially like the stitching on the heart cover plate. I think I need that die!

Charlene said...

I really love the different shades of pink and the curves...it adds the perfect touch and makes it stand outm awesome work on yor card and page!!

Crafty Kate said...

Leigh, I don't even know where to start with the card...I love the ombre effect in the background, I love the stitching along and between the "lines" in the background, I love the vellum on top, and I love the sentiment! Your scrapbook layout is perfection as usual too! :)

A Crafty Person said...

Both your card and scrapbook layout are amazing!! I love the stitching on your card.

grandmato19 said...

Amazing heart card -- the stitching is so unique!

Megan Carroll said...

These are both lovely. How nice to have such special time with Sage!

berryblue said...

Your card is WONDERFUL! Everything about it is perfection! I love those original Wonderful Words dies so much...and the sentiments. I love how you did the white embossing and then the word die. I am going to use that idea soon!

carol (krillsister) said...

Pretty card. We both did an inner effect. Love your layout with the vellum.

Keri said...

Beautiful Leigh! These are amazing. :)

Kristii said...

What amazing creations!!! Love, love, love both of your projects my friend!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Leigh, Leigh, Leigh, what can any of us say in the face of such talent! You leave me in awe, happy awe!! Hugs, Darnell

Annheidel said...

I love your card! Brilliant way to interpret the ombre. Pretty scrapbook page too.

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card and stunning layout! Just beautiful.

Lindsey said...

Love how your card imitates the ombre pillow...brilliant, Leigh! And could that photo of Sage be any cuter?! So glad it is preserved on this beautiful layout.

Jennifer said...

These are both so beautiful! Your card is just awesome, love that you used a vellum overlay. And your LO is just so sweet! What a cute and fun memory to scrap too.

Lisa said...

These are both lovely Leigh! The picture of Sage under your desk is super sweet!!

Martha said...

What a darling card & lovely layout.
Beautifully done!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Leigh, your card is fabulous! And, love your beautiful layout, too.

Greta said...

2 beautiful projects! I love the rainbow of pinks on your card & how your layout goes perfectly with her pretty dress!

craftmates said...

Fabulous card and layout. Love the gradient colours and stitching on your card. The layout is wonderful as usual - Irma

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome use of vellum with that heart cover plate, gives it a different look than I've seen. Also love your layout ... the clustered patterns around Sage really conveys "cozy" in your design. Well done, Leigh!

natashakara said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love the effect if the curved card stock under the vellum. Your layered due cut is the perfect touch :)

artful-notions said...

So in love with the card and how the curve gradients the color pink. And the sweet scrapbook page is a charmer. Lovely.

Tonya Jastad said...

I love both of these but the picture of Sage is precious. A great reminder of some of the wonderful "small" things in life. :)

jen said...

Both projects are amazing! I love that ombré!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the vellum & stitching on your card - definitely captured the feel of the pillow & sweet layout!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Oh Leigh, I appreciate all the little details in your cards and layouts...from the stitching, to the sequins and little string bow. Just beautiful (as always!)

Tracey C. said...

Totally love these. That's a great background on your card!! Also love the scrapbook page, so well done (as usual!). Love your creations!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous projects Leigh . Love the vellum on the first card.

Jeanne J said...

Holy cow! This is amazing! I love the pinks and your amazing stitching! Gorgeous!

Stacy said...

LOVE your card Leigh! I love the layers, somehow it still have a CAS feel to it. The patterned paper on your layout matches your daughter's dress perfectly! Don't you love it when it works out that way?

Helen F. said...

Leigh, I just LOVE the vellum & stitching on this pretty heart-full card ;-)
And your layout is very sweet too!

Karen C. said...

The stitching details under the vellum is so unique. Love the overall ombre effect too. Sage's layout is adorable too!!

Jennifer K said...

These are so pretty, Leigh. I love all the features on your card - the ombre pink, the stitching, the vellum overlay, the layered word. All gorgeous!

Geri said...

Oooo...gorgeous card AND layout!!! Truly...so pretty in pink!

maria f. said...

Whoa Leigh, that card is over-the-top cool. I hope you will have one like that in the Aug 2014 PC&S issue in the diagonal feature. So happy to see you spotlighted in Nichole's mail.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty card! Love the vellum layer and stitching. Made me put the cover plate on my wish list.

Josiane

Pamela Watson said...

Such a creative use for a typewriter! I've always wanted one to out in my craft room and had no intention to really use it but your idea for journaling is a good one! Very pretty card too!

Renee said...

Obviously this card is gorgeous and I love the LO too! Thanks for inspiring me today :)