April 25, 2015

RetroSketches #162 and Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop

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Happy Saturday!

Today's card is for both RetroSketches and the April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I inked up for the first time my Papertrey Ink Retro Style Graduation and Birthday Sentiments Stamps and Dies. I chose to use the colours from the Papertrey Ink mood board using this week's new RetroSketches sketch!


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I am up to my eyeballs in preparations for a bridal shower Brooklyn and I are having for my nephew's fiance on Sunday. I will definitely say thank you to Pinterest from providing me with loads of fantastic ideas. As much as we do not like the way that teachers' strikes impact our children, I will say that Brooklyn has been an invaluable help to me this week that she was off school because of the strike. For that I did not mind waiting in the store for an hour yesterday while she tried on a purse--trying to decide between brown or coral! Do you want to know which one she picked?


I think a good choice!
Have a wonderful weekend!

43 comments :

Charlene said...

What a fantastic card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that you keep buying new PTI goodies, so fun to see you showcase them all... fabulous use of the inspiration photo. My card includes a tag, imagine that!

DIANA L. said...

What a super card Tracey great take on both challenges I love the retro look Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
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artful-notions said...

Love this retro look, Tracey! The colors are perfect!
And definitely glad Brooklyn chose coral! It's the new black?!?!

Luanne said...

Fun card! (And I loooove the purse!)

Linda said...

Such a cute take on the sketch. It's nice that you had your daughter to help you this week.

Debbie said...

I love your card! It really pops!

Kathy Mc said...

You nailed the challenge with your fun & retro birthday card, Tracey! Another stamp set I question if I need. : )

Inkyfingers said...

Great fun card Tracey and wonderful take on the sketch. Good luck with all the preparations!
Hugs
Carol x

Keri said...

Love this! Such a cool card! :)

Diana K said...

Such a cute, fun card! I love that cake arrow.

Rhonda said...

Love how you were able to combine both challenges. I'd take cake!!! and the coral purse.

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the bold, clean & graphic design, Tracey! I didn't realize you were dealing with a teacher's strike - hope is resolved quicker than the one in BC last year.

Betty Wright said...

Love the graphic design of this card! Fabulously done!

Tracy said...

I really love your card - just so perfect. And now I want that stamp set (and that purse!)

Alanna said...

What a fun card. And I love that she tried on a purse. It's beautiful.

Rema said...

Love your retro card!

Sara Mac said...

Fantastic card Tracey! Your card makes me wish I bought this set.

carol (krillsister) said...

Cute card. Love how different it is for a birthday card. Love the purse your daughter chose.

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you combined the color palette and sketch to create this card, Tracey! Really fun elements and fabulous design!
Brooklyn made a great choice...Love the color! Hope your teacher's strike is resolved quickly :)

Bobby said...

I thought about getting that stamp set, Tracey, and now that I've see your wonderful card, I wish I had. It's cute and graphic and clean and colored to fit the photo inspiration. What could be better than that? Maybe a coral purse? ;)

Shannon McComb said...

Such a fun card!! Love the retro feel of it! And that purse is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What a fabulous retro card, Tracey! It's awesome! Love it! (Love that handbag, too.)

Marcia HIll said...

Cute, cute card Tracey! The colors work perfectly for a retro card...well done! :0)

Helen F. said...

Love this fun card, Tracey! The colors match the inspiration photo perfectly.

Brooklyn chose one of my favorite colors (that purse would match 60% of my clothes ;-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super CUTE!!!

Joyce said...

Love your design and colors of this card. Perfect for the blog hop, and really go with the retro theme. I do need to pull this set out and ink it up. Pinning yours to get me started.

Sharron said...

Such a fun card--love the retro look and great colors! Love Brooklyn's choice of color for the purse too1

I Card Everyone said...

Brooklyn's choice was just as perfect as your choices for every, single, perfect detail of this card, Tracey... WOW!!!
=] Michele

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the fun colors and design! And LOVING her new purse!!!!!!!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh I love this card! I still need to get that set! Love the color choice on your purse,love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo!!! Love it!!! Beautiful purse, too! Such a gorgeous color!

Annette Allen said...

this card is awesome.. i love those fun stamps and you inked them perfectly.. great designing..

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wow, Tracey, you really, really, really rocked that PTI set AND the hop inspiration! This is my fave!!! I'm glad that Brooklyn has been able to help (she obviously has good taste!) and I can't wait to see all your creations for the shower! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so retro cool!

Maria said...

Beautiful card with lovely color and fun design! Very pretty purse, too! We were just at a wedding yesterday where the colors were navy blue and coral...so pretty!:-)

Lisa said...

What a cute card!! Love the little arrow. Cake?...yes please, chocolate! And yes please to that cute purse!!

Nora N. said...

This card is fabulous!! I LOVE how you added dimension in all the right places to that sign. It looks so cool.

And your purse-I LOVE that color!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that palette! I've never seen that stamp set before, but you've totally made me want to go check out every image in it. And I think she made the right choice ;).

Anita in France said...

What a cool and funky retro look, Tracey ... and what a gorgeous purse ... great choice, Brooklyn! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

LOVE your card and can not wait to make one just like it! It is about as fabulous as they get. And Brooklyn's handbag, just as wonderful as your card.

cm said...

Love x love your card! Awesome take on the photo! The bridal shower, with you and Brooklyn at the helm, is guaranteed to be a success! "Trying on a purse"...what a great line! She chose a stunning one; coral classy!
Hugs~c

Lindsey said...

Fabulous card, Tracey! I think Brooklyn made a great choice, too!