January 24, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop - January 25

Its time again for another Papertrey Ink blog hop.  Wow this month has gone fast.  The challenge this month was to pick our favourite project from 2011 and share it as well as to take inspiration from that project and create something new.

I went through my cards and posts and reflected on the past year and pulled two cards that I created for the Papertrey Blog Hop on May 25 2011.  See the original post HERE.  I decided to put a Valentines spin on my new cards--I love pink.





The next two cards are my original cards from the May Blog Hop.




I chose Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst from Papertrey for my colour palette.  Each layer is bumped up with foam dots--loving these lately. 





When I was making this next card I had the flower with the Hibiscus Burst Flowers on the left (outside) of the card.  It didn't look quite right and I started thinking that I had the colours wrong--Raspberry Fizz and Hibiscus Burst are very close.  My 17 year old son is a very good artist and has a very keen eye for design.  He was walking by and I asked him to look at my card and discussed that maybe the colours weren't right.  He looked and was very quiet, then swapped the Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz flowers and then it just looked right!  He said now it had radial perspective.  Off he went, love that kid.








All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps:  Sending You, Love & Marriage, Flower Fusion #6
Dies: Beautiful Blooms II #1, Heart Prints
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
other: foam dots

I can't forget what my daughter completed for geography Monday night.  We are at the end of semester 1 and heading into exams.  So stress levels are high, especially for her as this is her first run at exams.  So her ISU was to create a trip across Canada.  We have done this trip over two trips so she had a lot of personal input. A job well done.


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61 comments :

Arlene said...

Tracey, these cards are beautiful! Great CASE of your cards. :) Wishing your daughter the best for her exams. :)

Ally said...

I remember those cards, and I loved them! Love the new cards too - so lovely. Simple but beautiful. ;-) Love the story about your son - I wish I had one of those around sometimes to give me input on my cards, LOL! Great job on your cards, Tracey. ;-)

Your daughter's report looks great - good luck to her with her exams!!

Kay said...

Beautiful! I love how you turned those beautiful flowers into Valentine flowers- SO pretty!

Marlena M. said...

Oh, Tracey, what a great duo of kids you have! What a blessing to have your son edit your work. I love the original you did and the added heart in the second. ;)

Inkyfingers said...

Gorgeous cards Tracey and isn't it great that your son can contribute! Those pinks do look lovely together. That looked like an amazing trip.

Marybeth said...

Love both Tracey! I love your new idea to use the hearts on the flowers this time. Tool smart! Love the pink and fresh look of all your cards! Your making me want to order way to many things, from PTI.

carol (krillsister) said...

Two beautiful cards. I love the colors you chose. Using a valentine on those flowere was perfect.

Karen C. said...

Love the addition of the hearts on the flowers and the bright pink colour scheme.
Congrats on your daughter's project - looks like a lot of fun.

Lisa said...

What cute Valentines Tracey! Love the layers of hearts and blooms, very creative!!

Jessica Wekenman said...

I just love how you recreated your cards with the Valentines theme! The hearts layered over those flowers are perfect! And I'm loving all that dimension, too!

Luanne said...

These are all SO nice! I love the stem with the blooms. It shows how versatile they are. I really like the sentiments too. Great cards!

Joyce said...

Wow--you did a fantastic job with those two cards. I have no idea what your son said, but he sounds like quite the artist, because those cards are wonderful. I love the little hearts in the flower. Your daughter's project looks great too--A+. P.S. You are welcome to come by any time and play with my embossing folders, and any of my other toys as well!

Mary said...

Beautiful - I love the hearts on the "new" flowers.

Cyndie said...

Oh Tracey--I can see why you picked this favorite: it's darling! I loved the original card set, and the new one is even better!!! Love the colors and the layering, as well as the sweet simplicity of both projects!

Brandy Faulkner said...

Really pretty. How fun to have a son who can help you out!

Kristen :-) said...

such wonderful cards! I really love the colors - so fresh and clean with just a little pop of black in the sentiments. great job!

Laura said...

Love that you turned your card into such a sweet Valentine:) So cute!

karahoward said...

All of your cards are just stunning! I love a good case card. And the hearts on the flowers - going to steal it. Thanks!

Marge said...

LOVE all your cards; envious I don't have your son nearby to give me 'constructive criticism' and such excellent advice -- mine would if near, but he's several states away, sadly! See that your DD is quite talented too; sure she'll do very well with her exams!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards!!

maryrose said...

So sweet! Loved your use of Flower Fusion!

Penny said...

These are so pretty, love the hearts for the centers of the flowers!

Deb said...

Such beautiful cards! All of them! I have to chuckle at the fact that your 17 year old son gave you such good advice. I ask my dear hubby all the time. There is something about a male's opinion which always helps. Thanks for sharing!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful cards! Love the heart used in the center of them.

Terri said...

Great job! Love how you turned them into Valentine cards.

Good luck to your daughter too. Her report looks great.

Cassi said...

I love your use of Sending You, what a great idea!

bjmartin said...

Both sets of cards are beautiful. I love all the layers!

Terrance Doxie said...

Great casing of yourself!! How wonderful is it tho have someone to critique your work? Love the color combination.

Sadielaine said...

Enjoyed looking at all your cards!! They are super cute. That die set and stamp set are my first "go to" choice alot of the time. I like your daughter's project as well : ) Great job

Cassandra said...

My goodness, these are all wonderful Tracey. Great inspiration for cards in the future.

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous cards, love the heart centres!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

First - how COOL that you've managed to travel across Canada!! My hubby wants to do this in retirement - we'll see if we manage! I think it would be awesome (except the prairies... I've spent too many hours staring at the Saskatchewan horizon...). NEAT!

I LOVE your cards... I love the flowers with the heart centers - TOTALLY stealing that idea!! Your son has a great eye, those two flowers work perfectly!!

victoria h said...

I love your together forever card with fab heart flowers - they really pop.

Wendy ten Hove said...

I loooove the little hearts additions!! That looks so pretty! Gorgeous cards and especially the one with the two flowers together, I love it so much! I can see why you picked those cards to be inspired with!
Hugs, Wendy

Kara said...

gorgoeus!! LOVE the layers!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both are lovely! I love the pretty colors and the fabulosu layers! Just perfect. Your daughter's project looks great!

Kathy said...

Awesome cards! Love all of them. And what an accomplishment for your daughter. Great project!

Caren B said...

Very cute, I like how you mixed the stamp set and dies.

Ginger Claire said...

Beautiful - loving the hearts and great advice from your son x

JJ Bolton said...

I love your sweetheart flowers! So, so cute! This month I ordered my very first flower fusion stamps and you've given me lots of inspiration:)

Julie said...

Lovely work. Great cards and WHAT a clever son! Radical perspective... now we've all learnt something new!

sugacatz said...

I have had trouble thinking how to use this stamp set and I think you have just given me some great ideas. Thanks. Lesley

The Paper Parade said...

What a great card you chose from last year to start with! I absolutely love the colors, then I love that the second ones are perfect for V-day :)

Maureen said...

eek! I finally realized you are a fellow Canadian!! Your cards are gorgeous! LOVE the first one and what inspired you! The little hearts are just the sweetest :)

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are adorable! Love the spin-off on the earlier cards, especially the cute heart as your flower centers. Fun!

Ted said...

Tracey, these are awesome! I love all the texture and dimension! :)

Suzanne Russell said...

I love the originals from last year-espeically the color combo, but the pink with heart centers just makes my little heart smile! I expect to exhaust "Flower Fusion" over the coming year-I have collected all but one set and they are some of my favorites for sure. thanks for the inspiration-I always enjoy seeing your beautiful cards!

Kim said...

all fo these cards are just so beautiful! The Valentine's card is just so sweet.

Leigh said...

Great cards, Tracey! The stamping on the dies really adds to it!
And I love your daughter's project, too!

Lizzie Jones said...

I love the way you revised the cards to give them a little Valentine's Day flair! The dimension on your flowers is so dramatic and impressive!

Lisa Stenz said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about your cards! Your son was right about the colors. They definitely have "radial perspective." LOL! *Ü*

The Archiving Angel said...

Hello! I am a new follower. Just wanted to tell you that your cards turned out terrific. Love the colors & the way flowers pop off the paper. Great take on the new versions as well. Just fabulous!
Look forward to stopping by again.
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful, love how they pop off the card.

Chunyuan said...

beautiful and modern card set.

Diane said...

Wow...I love what you did with your cards...so pretty and creative!! Your daughters project is great as well...hope she gets an A!!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Your cards are FABULOUS - love how you layered the flowers, so beautiful! Sorry for being so late on commenting, but I had to work late last night, hugs, Karin

Pauline said...

These are all beautiful, love the CAS design, and the layered flowers.

Kristii said...

Wow!!! Your cards are absolutely beautiful!!! I love the layered flowers and the colors are fabulous!

Teresa Kline said...

super cute cards...have a great weekend!

enjoy *~*

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Tracey--I love your cards--your original ones were great and I love the Valentine's take on them!

Chris L.

Patrice said...

Love those flowers...So cute! I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup...

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/01/52-card-pickup-week-4.html