Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI July Blog Hop


Welcome to PTI's July blog hop!  We have a gorgeous inspiration photo today as our challenge!  I am lucky enough to have Amy Kolling and Jen Carter, here at my house so we all got to work on this blog hop together!  Scroll down a little and you can see all of our cards in a group pic!

Here is mine...

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If you follow my blog you know I love Mehndi, which I decided yesterday that her name is Mindy!  She is my favoritest stamp set at the moment!  You can see a little bit of her in the butterfly today!  Isn't she so pretty?  LOL!  As you can see from the photo below, I took inspiration from the panels on the bench seat and also the woodgrain in the blinds!  Then I incorporated the colors onto the butterfly!  I added some ric rac to tie it all in!  


Here is the group together!  What a fun bunch we have!  ;)  Check out their blogs later on to learn more about their cards.....they are still sleeping! Shhh!!


all 3 cards

And here is our work space!  We try to do this once a quarter!  Either Amy comes here, or Jen and I go to Amy's house!  We have a blast!  Last night we got to sit out on the deck and chat in the COOL air!  Yes we had a cold wave at 10pm last night....along with no power for awhile!  It got to 77 and we were soaking it in!  Such a change from the normal 104 ish degree temps here in Kansas!  This picture was taken while everyone was still sleeping this morning!  I will have to share some "people" pics later on!  


Stamping away

So that is it for now.....yes for NOW....but come back at 1pm to see my Round 3 card in Gallery Idol!!  YAY!!  I am so excited to share my "fabric" themed card with you!  




Thank you so much for coming by today!  :)


47 comments:

Suzanne said...

Do you know how tired I am from SAF? My eyes can't handle this fabulosity!!!!!! I nearly fell out of my chair here at work. :) Seriously, one of my most favorites of yours ever!

Elena said...

luv your blog-hop card! understated, but wow! And how fun that you worked on your cards together!

Lindsay said...

GORGEOUS Laurie! Totally gorgeous! I love that color pop on the butterfly..So love seeing all the crafty goodness set up, can't wait to see more pics of your good time!

Susie said...

All 3 are gorgeous. Love your butterfly - so pretty and so clever.

Lynn said...

All of these are to die for...pure gorgeousness! And your coloring on the butterfly is amazing!

Kara said...

Love the white on white squares and the beautifully colored butterfly!!!

Aimes said...

Still rocking those Medallions, girlie! (I've added them to my order after seeing what you've done with 'em!)
What a fab, fun time you ladies have had! Made me wish I lived closer *wink*
Hugs,
Aimes
x

christy compton hall said...

LOVE that 'Mindy' butterfly! You picked up that quilt pattern in an amazing way!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Oh my goodness, that Mindy butterfly is DEVINE! I love it! Such a soothing and beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Laura B. said...

love your card! awesome stamping space!! must be so fun to get together like that!!!

Kathy said...

Oh love that butterfly! You make me want "Mindy" at my house...love all 3 cards. Love your light and bright scrap room too! Enjoy your Stamp Away:)

Marge said...

That butterfly is absolute PERFECTION -- even my hubby was amazed by it! LOVE this!!!

Sue Ann said...

I know whose card is whose by style ....... LOL!! I love them all so tell the girls that incase I do not have time to get there today ...... I just checked out your Idol entry ....... too cute!!! I did not look at all the entries until I had made a cup of tea!! xoxoxo

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super card. Love the style of it and the little bit of color on the butterfly. Beautiful.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a gorgeous room to match a beautiful creation! So glad you had a wonderful weekend!

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is soooo lovely! Love the way you partly stamped that gorgeous medaillon to the butterfly! Very, very pretty!!
Hugs, Wendy

Kay said...

I just love the way you used the Mehndi medallion for the butterfly, and the coloring is beautiful as well.
(I can't wait to see your next Idol creation)!!!!

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful. I love your butterfly.
TFS
Ang

Sharron said...

Love your card--just stunning! The butterfly is truly unique and beautiful!

Inkyfingers said...

This is so stylish and beautiful. I love it.
Hugs
Carol x

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card as always!! I adore the "MINDY" butterfly. Your white on white panels look wonderful. I'm so glad you gals got to stamp together. Maybe us Dolls need to gather in KS soon;)

Magirk said...

Beautiful card, Laurie. I wish I had your talent for making such wonderfully simple but jaw-droppingly gorgeous cards! ;-)

Jenny said...

Gorgeous card Laurie, I love the white panels and that flash of Mendhi on the butterfly :)
Jenny x

June K. said...

Laurie, I love how you stamped/colored the butterfly. Thanks for the inspiration.

BTW, your craft room is beautiful. And so much space. I'm jealous.

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful! I *heart* how you die cut your butterfly from a portion of the Mehndi pattern - brilliant idea and gorgeous result!

Debby said...

Laurie, I saw Amy's post first with the three cards picture and was trying to work out which was Jen's and which was yours!Love how you coloured the "Mindy" stamp! Oh and your new room looks gorgeous! Wish my space was half as pretty!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the butterfly! Sounds like you are all having a great time!

Hollie Shepard said...

Love love this card!!!! The white squares are an amazing idea and that butterfly is a perfect match for this challenge! Congrats also on Top 10, loved your Idol card today! :)

Kari D said...

At first glance this card looks so simple....but the details take it over the top. Love the white squares, and the coloring on the mehndi on the butterfly. SO GORGEOUS!

Kim O'Connell said...

You really amaze me with your ability to make something simple just SHINE! Gorgeous cards!

Kristin said...

SO awesome... just love this card and your room is beautiful :) can't wait to start on mine!

Debra said...

Love this simple design and that fab butterfly. I think you just sold me on that medallion...Your craft space is wonderful!!

Lee Anne said...

That butterfly is amazing and I'm kicking myself for not ordering that set Saturday.

Deanna Jean said...

This is so beautiful. The butterfly is amazing.

Tracey McNeely said...

Your butterfly is stunning, the card is stunning all three of your cards are stunning and I love your craft room. :)

~Laurie said...

so pretty! Great job! So jealous, I mean, happy that some of the Dolls were able to get together! So much fun!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Love this SO MUCH Laurie! The layout is so clean and gorgeous! The butterfly is AMAZING, what a creative use of the medallion set. And I love the tone-on-tone panel and the sentiment. It's all perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marlena M. said...

Your cards are WONDERFUL(superb butterfly)...so fun to do that together! I love your craft room! ;)

Marlena M. said...

Hey, I just saw your name was picked...CONGRATS!!! ;)

I'm Renee said...

First...
catching up so CONGRATS on winning a free set!!
Second...
gorgeous card...
as always!!
LOVE that butterfly and now that little stamping beauty is winding it's way to my house...
how did I pass on it to begin with?
Third...
love the room...
but we need more pictures of this room and your fabby stamping weekend!! :)

Laura Isham said...

Congrats on winning, Laurie! I was happy to see your card on the winning post this morning. Ok, I was also happy to see my card in the winning post, too! :)

Dawn said...

Fab cards Laurie, your colouring is so neat ( I mean neat the English way, IYKWIM!)

Dawn x

The Paper Parade said...

To stamp the medallion on the butterfly? Genius! You definitely deserved to be one of the winners :) And although you didn't get to go to SAF, it looks like you had an awesome miniature version of your own :)

Joyce said...

All of your cards are absolutely stunning. I am continually amazed at what you can do with that one little stamp set.

Leigh said...

Once again, I'm blown away at your creativity with this set, Laurie! And congratulations on winning the blog hop-- so exciting!

Jen Carter said...

This was such a fun weekend! Thank you so much for hosting! I loved doing this challenge with you and Amy! It was so much fun! Beautiful card!

Andrea M said...

Sounds like you had so much fun!!! What a great idea, to get together and craft some :) And look at the GORGEOUS cards that came out of it!!! WOW!!! Must pin that Mehndi card of yours!!! WOWZAS!!!

 
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