Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Couple of Firsts!

       

I couldn't be more happy that this inaugural post is a "craft" post - and how cool is it that it is also my first time participating in Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop! This month's challenge was to use buttons. Not hard to meet that challenge. Gotta run for now, but I'll add the deets later. TFL (thanks for looking) and enjoy!

ETA:  Stopping in to add this card's fun details:

All supplies are from PTI unless otherwise noted. Stamps:  Everyday Button Bits, Take Three: Spring, Vintage Picnic, Asian Fusion; Cardstock:  Aqua mist, white; Designer Paper: American Crafts, Dear Lizzy series; Ink: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise; Vintage Buttons; Melon Berry Twill Ribbon; Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo; Rustic Jute Button Twine; Medium Scalloped Border Die; Sewing Machine; Copic Marker.

To make the basket, I stamped one of the Vintage Picnic basket stamp and cut it to fit the bicycle.  I colored it with my Copic markers and then used the Tea Dye Duo to "vintage" it up.  I stamped small flowers from the Asian Fusion set onto the panel and then added the basket.  I really wanted it to look like the flowers were in the basket.  I truly had so much fun making this card, and it was one of those times when what was in my brain actually made it to the paper - yeah!

56 comments:

  1. I love your color combo, and the little basket on the bike is so cute!

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  2. Wow, gorgeous! I love that paper--you must share what brand it is!! All the stitching is beautiful as well as your row of buttons!!

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  3. Sue, I love your card!!!! That basket on the bike is adorable! Why didnt I think of that?? Hee, hee. You have to share what pp that is, it is to die for!

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  4. My first hop too...stunning card, and perfect background paper...adorable!

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  5. Congrats on starting a blog! Love the name you picked! Awesome card too! Great colors and layout!

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  6. Welcome to your first hop, I also like your blog title, cute! And I think the easel card is a great idea, cute idea also for the basket on the bike.

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  7. First hop and post - CONGRATS! Very cute card. Love the colors.

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  8. Oh I LOVE your easel card! This is just coordinated to perfection...what awesome paper and COLORS!

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  9. very fun card! i hope you are enjoying your first hop!

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  10. PS...I just noticed the sweet basket, I'm SO gonna try that someday...thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. What a cool card, with great colors! I love that background paper!

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  12. Sue, what a lot of accomplishments here! I love the paper that matches the bike stamp, and using the buttons to 'hold' the easel is perfection- what a great first hop card!!

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  13. your card is AMAZING! you colors, you design...fabulous!

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  14. Your card is so pretty! I love the bicycle stamp! And the pattern paper is so cute too.

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  15. Gorgeous Sue! Lovin' those colours and that cool sewn ribbon! Love the card!

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  16. So pretty. The stamped bike matches the patterned paper bike perfectly! How did you do the basket?

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  17. Welcome to the Hop! Great card. Love the paper and follow through with matching buttons and stamp. Great job!!

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  18. Ewwww! Love this! Pretty colors and layout!

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  19. Love the colors you used here, and the vintage look on that yummy bicycle!

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  20. Yes, we NEED to know what that paper is -- it's PERFECT for the PTI bike!!! LOVE how you did the basket -- sooo clever!!! Welcome to PTI's blog hop & bloggin in general! What a great way to begin!!!

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  21. Welcome to your first hop. Love the card and the color combo!

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  22. Awesome card. I love the colors. The basket on the bike is so cool

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  23. This is super cute especially that cute little basket you added to the bike!!

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  24. LOVE your easel card!!! What a great way to use the buttons! Welcome to the blogging world : )

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  25. This is so great! Love the combination of elements and patterned paper. So glad I "hopped" by!

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  26. Such a super card!! Love the basket on the bike.

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  27. This is adorable! Love the colors!

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  28. EEEEEP! I *love* this! The colors are amazing!

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  29. GREAT card! Love this button technique!

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  30. I love how well your bike matches the paper! Way cute!!!

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  31. Your card is adorable! Great job!

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  32. Love, love, love it! The color combo is so fresh. Nice job!

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  33. The colors!! Oh My!! Oh so rich!! I am loving this!

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  34. This is awesome! I love your card and your blog is SO pretty- that header is awesome!

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  35. Love the little basket that you created. Great idea to use the buttons for the easel card. Very pretty.

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  36. This is a super cute card!! I LOVE the colors and that bike is adorable!!

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  37. I just love how the paper matches, great card!

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  38. How fun that this is your first blog post! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your darling easel card!!!

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  39. You've certainly started off with a bang! I love this!

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  40. Welcome to the hop and blogland. Your card is WONDERFUL!!!Thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

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  41. Super card! I love your color combo - very retro and fresh at the same time.

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  42. Gorgeous card - those colors are scrumptious & I love what you did with the ribbon! Welcome to blogging - it's addictive!

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  43. Congrats on your first hop. Wow! just beautiful. The stamping and the easel card. Great Great.

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  44. Absolutely love your easel card! Clever of you to use the row of buttons to accent the "stand" of your card. Congrats on your first blog hop. Can't wait to see more of your creations! :o)

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  45. Your card is GREAT!!! Love the use of buttons for the prop to stand it up :) The colors are great too, what is that dp it is to die for yum!

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  46. Gorgeous card, love the colours you chose and that you decided to use the buttons to keep your easel in position! Wonderful!

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  47. Welcome to blog land, your card is gorgeous!

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  48. Congrats on your first blog hop. Your card is so cute, the colors great and that patterned paper is perfect.

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  49. Oooh, yummy colors here Sue, and that basket you added is adorable! How clever!

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  50. That is the cutest card ever!! Love the colours and paper! Great blog by the way!

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