Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PTI May Blog Hop!

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Welcome to PTI's May blog hop! This is a fun one for sure! Well...they are all fun really! But this one is all about flowers! And flowers are fun!


Here is the challenge straight from the PTI website...

May is the month when many flowers finally go into full bloom after a long winter's sleep. For the blog hop this month we want to see your favorite take on flowers.

So here is my first card...

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I made this flower using saddle stitch ribbon!  I made a how-to video last year!  You can see it HERE!  It is a really fun way to use your ribbon and make super fun flowers!  I love this flower and really don't ever use it enough!  That fantastic sentiment is from the new PTI anniversary set!  I love it!!


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And here is my second card...

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I stamped the side of the yellow card base with the Gingham set and Versamark! Then I heat embossed it with White Filigree! I added some True Black Saddle Stitch and TANL die! Then I added some recollections rose buds! I know I didn't acutally "make" the flowers, but this falls under the "anything you can dream up" catagory!  hehe!  LOVE those flowers!!  And of course some bling!  Can't go without that right?  :)

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Hope you like my card for today's hop!  Stop back by Nichole's blog to see a full list of participants!  Thanks for stopping!

Have a great day!

54 comments:

Sara Mac said...

LOVE this beautiful card Laurie!! The embossing on the left just steals the show. Love the rounded corners too.

justsomestuffimade said...

Gorgeous card! I'm feeling such a need for gingham stamping lately - your embossed gingham on the yellow is a winner!
TFS, hugs, Ruth S

~amy~ said...

gorgeous! WOW!

Lindsay said...

I love this Laurie! You just know how to do it! Everything is always perfectly placed! Love that embossed gingham!!

I'm Renee said...

OMG!
Love it!:)
So gorgeous!
Everything is just perfect...
what else can I say?
Perfect!

Gayatri said...

WOW! Just gorgeous, Laurie! Love it :)

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Really simple & stunning. Love it

Cathy Weber said...

This is a very simply, yet elegant card Laurie. I expected nothing less! I love the little rosebuds and the added little sparklies on this card.

Cristina said...

Gorgeous! And so perfectly YOU. Love everything about it!

Anna said...

What amazing cards! Laurie you have outdone yourself again! I love the colors and the clean and simple style you show with the pop of textured flowers! Great!!

Amber said...

Love that newspaper background! Way to go Laurie!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the way you incorporated the newspaper print-very effective!

Debby said...

Love the contrast of the newspaper with the flower. Oh and the colours in the second card - gorgeous!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful cards, Laurie! LOVE the ribbon flower!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful cards, Laurie! LOVE the ribbon flower!!

Sue Lelli said...

Laurie, LOVE BOTH! The pink is my FAV though just because i LOVE pink! LOVE the newsprint background, too!

Maureen said...

totally yummy!! I love both equally but for different reasons...that ribbon flower is da bomb!

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful work as always. I love the colors and the pop of the orange flowers.

Jen Carter said...

These are both so pretty! Love the newsprint background on the first one! The pink pops against it! And the 2nd is gorgeous as usual! I love the gingham strip and the colors! So pretty!

Keva said...

Oh, sweet pete..these cards are OUTSTANDING. Love love love...

Lisa said...

That pink ribbon flower is fantastic! I'll be back to watch your how-to :) Thx!
Beautiful cards!

Darla said...

Beautiful cards, Laurie!!

Lisa said...

These are super cute, I'm loving the embossed gingham!!!

Elena said...

I would have never thought to white-emboss the gingham - genius! And that first flower you made... so gorgeous. I'll have to check out your tutorial - thanks!

Lee Anne said...

Wow! both of these cards are wonderful. I'll have to check out your tutorial on the flower. Very cool. What I love most about the second card are the colors. Wow! What a great combo!

Sue Ann said...

YUMMY!!! I just love both of them....... both different and both OH MY GOODNESS!!! You kill me every time I come to your blog!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your puffy flower is so cute! I adore your clean style of stamping~

Cyndie said...

These are lovely cards. Love the simple CAS layouts, and that pink flower is awesome! Looks just like a peony!

kari bell said...

ooh, i love both your cards. the first is so bright and fun, and the second is so elegant. great work!!

Seleise said...

I love the flowers that you make and the saddle stitch ribbon is just perfect!! great cards!! Hope all is well with you, my friend!

Jay Gee said...

Both cards are gorgeous :)

Laura B. said...

blog hop gorgeousness!! I LOVE your cards, the flowers are divine!!!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Fabulous cards! love them both, but especially that first one! The combination of the black and white with the pink is soooo gorgeous!!! Amazing!
Hugs, Wendy

Dana said...

Always have and always will love that gorgeous saddle-stitch ribbon flower! I still can't make it the same way you can! Such pretty cards, Laurie!

Joyce said...

Another great card! (I don't know where my comments on the first card ended up--sorry) I really like how you embossed the gingham. That gives me an idea, and I love it when a beautiful card inspires me with an idea.
Joyce

Shelley Dupont aka Hairchick said...

Both are beautiful! I love to make those ribbon flowers, haven't in awhile. Thanks for refreshing my memory :) Will have to do that again!

Shelley Dupont aka Hairchick said...

Both are beautiful! I love to make those ribbon flowers, haven't in awhile. Thanks for refreshing my memory :) Will have to do that again!

Amy said...

Oh Laurie.....I'm finally here. I so so love that ribbon rose of course but what I love the most is that embossed gingham. It is just gorgeous and just POPS off the yellow cardstock!

Sharron said...

Goodness, these are both so pretty! Love the pink with the black & white and your second card is just stunning. The embossed gingham really caught my eye!

Eva said...

Both these cards are amazing! Love the color combos. The orange and green just awesome!!!

Lynn said...

Both cards are very pretty! I love the hot pink flower with the newsprint on the first and the orange flowers with the die cut leaves on the second!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love your saddle stitch flower. It reminds me of carnations.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Love them both, but especially your saddle stitch flower creation. Just beautiful!

Jill said...

Oh, I love these both! You are a master at color coordination, Laurie! I do love your saddle stitch flower, my dear--I made one once . . . now I want to make another one. Right now! ;-D BEAUTIFUL!

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love both of your cards Laurie. As usual you have such a fab way of putting a card together. Love the colours and the elements you chose for both. Gorgeous.

Gina said...

Oooh, I love that saddle stitch flower!!! Both cards are absolutely lovely.

Karen H. said...

Awesome cards! Love the Saddle Stitch flower, must try! The yellow card is so beautiful, love the embossed gingham.

lynn said...

simply beautiful work, here on your blog! love your style:)

Kristin said...

not one but *two* cards... :) you are so so so good! I love them both!

Terri said...

Great job on both of them!

Andrea M said...

Oh Laurie!!! I LOVE your saddle stitch flower!! How FABBY!!! You're so right - the sentiment font in the PTI Anniversary Set is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE that set! Love that AMAZING yellow card too!

Neusinha said...

Very beautiful your work. I was sad because I lost the time of posting. I have a really nice card on my blog, http://neusinhafusco.blogspot.com/2009/05/cartao_20.html ........ and I'll be happy if you visit me. Thanks

Kim O'Connell said...

I am a sucker for the saddle stitch ribbons of yours!

Julie said...

Laurie, this is just lovely! So glad you stopped by to visit me.

See you soon.
Julie
ps.s you have lots of beautiful cards on your blog.

 
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