Monday, April 25, 2011

PTI April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the PTI's April Blog Hop!

Here is this month's theme...

"This month's blog hop is dedicated to all the boys and men in our lives! Now's your chance to create Father's Day projects, boy birthday cards and more to build up your stash! Focus on masculine color schemes, fresh pattern combinations, understated embellishments and unique uses of images you may already have in your stash!"

For a full list of blog hop participant's, check out Nichole's blog HERE


For my first card I used an older set, Father Knows Best!  I love the sentiments in this set!  Perfect for father days!!  I added some wood grain IP and a little strip of denim for some texture! 

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I matted the background and the sentiment in Dark Chocolate just to give it that finished masculine look! 

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And a quick "boy" card using some new goodies...

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I used PTI's new Grunge Me and Boy Basics: Rock On for this card!  I LOVE the different background elements in these new sets!  Just perfect for the quick and easy boy card!  After cutting out this dino die cut, I used one of the splatter stamps to give him a fun look!

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Here is a quick pic of my kiddos yesterday! This new release of PTI stamps is perfect for this ornery boy...who clearly LOVES having his picture taken! His birthday party is going to be so fun to plan and I am seeing some scrapbook pages in the near future too!


So that is it for today!  I can't wait to check out everyones creations!  Thanks for coming by today!

66 comments:

Jen W. said...

Both these cards are awesome, Laurie! Love the denim strip on the first one and the colours of the second. Cute kiddos too - your daughter looks like a good big sister! :)

Sue Ann said...

Okay LOVE them both ...... the DINO is way too cute and is so boy perfect it is CRAZY!!! I love the colors for the first one and the WG IP is just perfect. And could there be a more true sentiment ..... with 2 girls and a wife who loves all things pretty he has not money in his wallet but does have the photos to remind him of why he does not have any :) Oh and the denim fabric is just FABBY girly girl. No hop for me today ....... too much going on again~~ BOO HOO!!

Tammy said...

These are both great creations! You've confirmed two of my top PTI wishlist items--woodgrain impression plate and the new Grunge stamp set!

I'm Renee said...

Both are FABBY!
Love, love, love that sentiment on the Father's Day card!
And the dino is awesome...
especially with the grunge me...
perfect!
Your kiddies are so adorable...
that little guy...
Don't you just love when they smile so big?
But those are the best photos...
the ones you go back to over and over and bring the most memories.
Your children are precious...
hope they had a happy chocolate-coma induced Easter :)
Oh...wait!
That was me!

Kara said...

what a sweet sentiment on the first card!! both cards are great...one for the men one for the boys!!

Lindsay said...

Perfect cards Laurie! LOVE that second one with the splatters and cutie dino! Your kids are too adorable!!

Keva said...

Oh, those are so cute. I really like the strip of denim on the first and that splatter looks perfect with the dinosaur on the second. I see your son llikes taking pictures as much as my daughter does...lol. Cute pic!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Very nice cards! Very cute! Don't you just love that Grunge Me set? It adds just the right touch for masculine cards!

Kay said...

I'm in LOVE with the dino card- the grunge stamps are just perfect behind the dinosaur and the spatter stamp on the dino is absolutely perfect!

Gayatri said...

Love both your cards, Laurie! My fav is the second one. Grunge set is awesome. Can't wait for my parcel to arrive :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Dana said...

Both awesome cards, Laurie! Love your use of denim on the first one. It not only adds texture but also a great masculine touch.

Inkyfingers said...

These are truly fabby and adding the denim was an inspired touch. You've really nailed the grunge look.

Melanie said...

Love them both, TFS :-)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Laurie. Great colors and images. Love the textures on the first one. :o)

Karen said...

I love both of these cards. Wish I had a little boy to give that second one too! The first one ought to be given to my husband this year. We've just had to help our son with MAJOR card repairs before a move half way across the country! Maybe that will be my Father's Day card to him this year!

Diane said...

Both cards are beautiful...love how you added the piece of denim to the first...very creative....the dino one is cute, too....love all the splashes of color.
Fun seeing the kiddos in their Easter "finery"....will make a wonderful scrapbook memory!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awesome cards! Love the woodgrain texture paired with the tree!

Kristii said...

Love, love, love, love!!!! I totally love your father card, it's just perfect and the dinosaur totally knocks my socks off!! Gotta get the grunge set for sure!!! You are absolutely amazing!!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oh cool, you did two! I especially love the first one, the way you used the woodgrain embossing plate with that tree image (I love that set). The denim strip is cool too. Nicely done.

Jen Gall said...

I love the denim on the first card, and the dino card is dino-mite!

teegee7617 said...

Love the denim on the first card & that dino on the second is too much fun! Great job!

Rosanne said...

Love both of these cards!

Jen Carter said...

First, love the pic of the kids! So cute!

Both of your cards are great! I forgot how much the tree in Father Knows Best looks like the Through the Trees tree! I really like how you stamped it on a frame and then added a sentiment frame on top of it! The dino card is really cute! Lots of fun shapes and backgrounds on it!

Maureen said...

love your use of denim on the first and that grunge background on the second!! Adorable kids...love your boy's expression!! LOL

dsood said...

Great Job, I love both cards. The Dino Card is just perfect

Stacy said...

LOVE the denim you used on the first card Laurie! Great layering on that one. The dinosaur card is too cute, but what's cuter is that photo of your kiddos! I think little boys should stay that small forever! Look at the pout :)

Posh Paper said...

I like the finished look that the layering creates on the first card and love the dino!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a great card for a father - LOVE that strip of jeans and your boy's card is super sweet!

Sara Mac said...

Both cards are great Laurie! I love the strip of denim combined with the Father's day stamps. Your children are adorable!

sillyleann said...

Amazing cards! I love the first one so much! The color combo is so soft and perfect for a dad. The dino card is super cute and would be a favorite in my house. :)

Lee said...

Such great cards. Your dinosaur card is fabulous. I'm so looking forward to getting my new stamps...can't wait to play! Congrats on your Girl Friday DT position. I am so keen for the challenges to start.

Cristina said...

Two more perfect cards from you! That denim strip on the first one is so clever. Storing it in my memory file. Lots of love, my dear!

Vannessa said...

Great cards, Laurie - totally love your dinosaur!

leish said...

Great cards! I love the colors on the first one. amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

As always Laurie, both cards are amazing. I love your style. Your layering is always so perfect. I wish you could teach me how to take such great pictures. I deleted my previous comment as I was to quick to publish. Typos! LOL

Magirk said...

Awesome cards! Spot on, for the theme - great job.

But the kids are even cuter! ;-)

Debby said...

Fab cards Laurie. Particularly love the texture in the first card especially the denim.

Stephanie said...

Laurie.......These are both just phenominal!!! Love that little dinosaur and all the paint splashes and circles......so adorable!

Jay Gee said...

Both these cards are fantastic Laurie! I really love the dinosaur one - I am going to have to get those stamps!!

Suzanne said...

I love them, Laurie!! The denim idea is AWESOME .. and that dino is so cute!! Your kids are beautiful!

lynn said...

love your bit of denim and the dino card is adorable--cute kids, too:)

Leigh said...

The first card is so lovely! (Can I say that for a masculine card? LOL!) And the second one is fabulous-- I love how you "spotted" the dinosaur with the Grunge me stamps! Awesome!

Cyndie said...

I love both of these cards--I really like your clean and simple style!

Kim O'Connell said...

I just love your style! AND you even create cute kids! Gosh, you're so talented! ;)

Terri said...

Great job on both of them. Love that dino. Your kids are cuties too!

Ohhh Snap said...

Great cards, love the sentiment of the first one especially.

Julie Day said...

Your designs are so awesome Laurie! I can't decide which one I like more :)

Kelly S. said...

ACK, Laurie! These are so amazing! Looooove your layout and the DENIM on the first one, soo cool! And that dinosaur with his grunge background is adorable! Awesome hop projects!

Marybeth said...

Both cards are beautiful ,love the dinosaur. Your children are adorable,love the picture

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great cards, and you kids are soooo adorable!

Laura B. said...

that little boy of yours stole the show for me!!! I love it! That dinosaur is fab, love what you did with the grunge, great cards, as always!

Laura Isham said...

Laurie, both cards are AMAZING! I love that dino and how you used Grunge Me. that set didn't get in my cart last time, but after seeing your project, I know I will be getting it soon.

Helen L said...

I love the cards:they are great, but I have to say the picture of your kids is PRICELESS! Your little guy is definately in a GOOD mood :-) This will be a favorite in the years to come!! Thanks for sharing (we moms love these fun kid moments:-)!!!

Terri E. said...

Both were super cute. Love the jean element.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Amy said...

I like your cards esp. the one with Grunge Me....my new favorite set! But I like most the pic of your kiddos. B looks so happy!

Amber said...

Hey Laurie! I love that dinosaur...so cute. Also - congrats on your CAS-ual Friday DT spot! Well deserved. Have a great day.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Great cards, Laurie! I love the little touch of denim on the first one!!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both great, Laurie! Love the bit of denim on the first card, and the second card is so PERFECT for a boy, totally love that one!

Glittered Paws said...

What awesome cards and love love love the strip of denim - I can see all sorts of possibilities here. The dino is super cute and perfect for a boy card. But the 2 cuties stole the post!!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful cards, both of them. The first one is just stunning - love the addition of denim!

jen said...

these are both amazing- I love the framed sentiment on the front of the card- cool element!

Chris Simon said...

These are both so wonderful! I especially love the first card. Any dad would love it. My own dad might just get that chance - thanks!

The Paper Parade said...

Not just one, but TWO absolutely awesome cards! I love the denim and the layout on your first card. Also, your woodgrain textured background totally stands out. And the next card, well I'm in love with that dinosaur! What company makes that die?! Really awesome job :)

Barbara said...

Two awesome cards, Laurie! Love the denim on the first one and the second one is PERFECT for a little boy! Fabulous work!

Jinny Newlin said...

Love, love, LOVE that bit of denim in your first card, and the second is just too cute for words! Darling pic of your kiddos, too! TFS!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh the denim...I'll have to remember that! And the dinosaur...with the added texture...what a great use of that stamp!

 
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