Monday, May 25, 2015

PTI May Blog Hop

It's May 25, and time for PTI's Blog Hop!

Hope you have a cup of your favorite, and are snuggled somewhere comfy,
I have a lot to show you.

1st of all, Nichole's inspiration:

Endless inspiration, right?
Color, confetti, ombre, square shape, graphic style... endless!

Initially I went with blocks of color, and the mosaics die from the Ancient Rome set
in Stamp-A-Faire '14. Haven't seen this set since last summer!

Lizzie showed us how to use the die to create a stencil.
Re-inkers colored translucent Wendy Vecchi embossing paste.

So much fun revisiting this Stamp-A-Faire set!
What would it look like in warm colors?

Thank You from: Thank You Kindly, 
gold scribble die cut from: Circle Scribbles.

Oh that was fun, but, um, there's more.
Next card done in pastels,
and cascading color. 

Clear embossed the butterflies first, then sponge inked the bg colors.
Die cut and embossed the smaller butterfly from: Make It Market You Are a Masterpiece

Double Ended Banner, Thank Your from: Topiary Trio.
That fun ombred side panel paper also from MIM: You're a Masterpiece.

And then my PTI order came!

Couldn't wait to play with Make It Market: Garden Gild.

With watercolor paper, and watercolors, ombred a full sheet, before die cutting the cover plate,
(use a shim!). Then watercolored a background to place the top and bottom corners,
which were cut away from the rim.

Just had to see what that gorgeous cover plate looked like 
die cut in white.

This time on an inked bg.

Are you still with me? 

Just one more!

Feather Finery embossed in gold (dots in silver), 
Thank You: Thank You Kindly,
gold stripe bottom from: Gold Luxe Foil Pattern Paper

If you've stayed with me through all 6 cards, 
I wish I had a medal to give you! 
We who play each month love seeing the creativity and LOVE
being inspired by each other, (don't we?)
I'm off to visit all the other entrys.
Have a wonderful, restful Memorial Day,
and don't forget to thank God for all those who made this
day of enjoying our freedom possible!


  1. WOW!!! Nancy your were busy I love how these came out!! YOu sure were busy, they are all amzing . I hope you have a wonderful memorial day. Stay safe my friend

  2. Great cards, all! Looks like you had lots of fun, and were certainly inspired by the block photo.

  3. Oh, wow, you've been busy! Fabulous takes on the inspirational photo! I kept thinking: "Okay, this is my favourite" and then I'd scroll down and find another favourite! LOL!

  4. Yes, Wow! Super beautiful.

  5. Love your colorful cards. Especially the texture of the mosaics background!

  6. Amazing amount of work! Stunning cards, Nancy!

  7. I'm glad I scrolled through all six cards, because the feather one is my favorite!

  8. Wow Nancy, you have been very busy and creative. Beautiful cards. Love those Garden Gild cards.

  9. love all the wonderful cards. Well done Nancy.

  10. Oh. My. Goodness. You have been busy!! The mosaic background fits this challenge perfectly! But then there are the butterflies, which was my favourite card! But then I scrolled down some more and there were the Garden Gild masterpieces and the feather... Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!! All of them!

  11. you are having a lot of fun with your cards! the last card is my favorite with the metallic on top of the soft pastel colors. gorgeous inspiration!

  12. Oh my goodness,mayor have been a busy stamper! I love every one of these! Have not yet created a card for the hop, but was thinking of using that Stamp a Faire die to do exactly what you did with your two cards. Really beautiful! I can't wait to receive my Make It Market: Garden Gild, and your beautiful cards are going into my Evernote note for that set. Just stunning!! Beautiful work Nancy!

  13. What the heck, Nancy! This has me on inspiration overload and I want to stop the hop right now and make some cards!! Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, and triple double mega WOW for that last one. Pinning!! You better promise me that you will frame it. It so needs to be framed!! Thank you for all these wonderful ideas!! Enjoy the hop! Hugs, Darnell

  14. wow Nancy - you are a card making machine!! so much inspiration - i love all of them, hugs sarah.x

  15. Fabulous Nancy! Love all of your beautiful cards.

  16. Hey Nancy, it seems the inspiration photo had the same effect on you as it did on me. I couldn't stop! Love all of them, but I have to say that the first Garden Gild card is my favourite. It just sings out to me!

  17. So much gorgeousness in one post. So very fun to see all the ways you were inspired. Love all these cards, but think I am most smitten with the first.

  18. Oh Nancy you have outdone yourself this time. It's wonderful that you got such different looks when you are using the same basic idea! They are all gorgeous and that feather is luscious.
    Carol x

  19. Ha, I made it halfway through your post and then went and filled my coffee cup so I could sit here a while and really enjoy the details. Each card more amazing that the one before - the translucent tiles are stunning, the butterfly card breathtaking and then I made it through to the gold feather and don't want to leave. Just a beautiful post, Nancy - thank you for sharing :)

  20. YOWZA! Love your cards, especially the 'tiled ones' HOW FABULOUS!!!

  21. wow, a lot of wonderful cards they look all very beautiful!

  22. Oh my Nancy these cards are awesome. You nailed it each time...

  23. WOW! These are all so beautiful, Nancy! Fabulous creations and choices of techniques! Lovely cards!

  24. WOW!! Your cards are fabulous!! I LOVE all the fun techniques you used on each of these. They are so different but each card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

  25. WOW Nancy! I can't even pick a favorite! Your first two mosaic cards are fabulous and just reinforce to me that I need to try embossing paste! The butterfly card is just so darn pretty and colorful...this one will definitely bring a smile to someone's face!! The Garden Guild cards are absolutely amazing and love how you made them SO colorful...can't wait to get mine out and play!! If I HAD to pick a favorite though, it would be the feather card...oh my, it just so CAS, soft, colorful, and elegant! Lovely, lovely cards! :0)

  26. Wow! You sure were busy making cards and beautiful ones at that!! I love the bright colors on the first two and the pastel colors on the feather card. I love the Garden Gild cards and the colored butterflies are gorgeous!

  27. Nancy I love all your funky blocks! Fabulous as always.

  28. You have some very beautiful cards! Full of color and great designs!

  29. Wow!! You have been busy! Gorgeous creations!

  30. Im going to give the medal right back to you for these amazing cards! Wow you knocked my socks off! I am happy that you had so much time doing what you love to do: making cards and each one is gorgeous , love those mosaic cards!

  31. Nancy, what a wonderful collection of cards. You can just send them all over to me if you like. All that beautiful inspiration.

  32. WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! THESE ARE ALL AMAZING!! You've been having some FUN!! =) I LOVE the Technique and the AWESOME Look with the Translucent Paste!! Reminds me of Sea Glass and Candy Corn!! =) HAPPINESS on a Card forsure!! Your Feather Card in stood out to me too!! I LOVE EVERYTHIG about it and the NEAT Reflection you got in your photograph is BEAUTIFUL too!! =) THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the SWEET Comment on my Blog!! It means ALOT!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  33. WOW! You've been busy making cards and all of them are amazing! Love the mosaic cards!

  34. Looks like you were having tons of fun, Nancy! The mosaic cards are so creative, but the butterfly card is tops with me--just stunning!

  35. Love the mosaics. Really cool. The feathers are a personal favorite right now. I hope those are on some tags. (Ahem) The watercolors (or copics, or whatever card people are calling them these days) are simply unreal. They shine!


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