Friday, March 25, 2011

My First Blog Hop! Papertrey Ink and Embroidery Floss!

Well, here it goes!  This novice blogger is going to jump right in and play with the big kids...

I fear the fact that people will see this.  Like really, really, talented people.  

I hurried through the card and now through this post.  It has been a really busy week.  My poor dachshund was diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease and has required lots of care.  I'm hoping to avoid surgery or paralysis.

My husband's 35th birthday is on Sunday and I am single handedly planning a surprise party (shhhh!!!) and making all of the food from scratch.  Don't worry, he won't read this blog!  I've got homemade ice cream in the freezer (vanilla bean, peanut butter, and pear caramel so far), along with his cake (banana split!), and some fauxreos (fake oreos!).  I hope to get most of the cooking done tomorrow, so I can finally be that hostess...  You know, the one who has it all done BEFORE the party starts???  I'd like to be her one day.

Anyway, you're here for the card, not to hear me jabber on!  So here she is:

Yes, I realized after the fact that I stamped 'oxox' instead of 'xoxo'...  {blush}

Here I used fun foam to die cut flowers, which was a Make It Monday challenge a few weeks back.

A close up of my mistake...

My inspiration for this card was actually the cover of the new Cricut Magazine!  

Supplies I used:

Cardstock- PTI: Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Kraft.  CTMH: White.
Vellum- Staples.
Stamps - PTI: Signature Greetings, Tiny Tags, Background Basics: Botanicals. 
Ink - PTI: Hawaiian Shores. CTMH:  Bubblegum, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Bamboo, Buttercup. Memento:  Tuxedo Black.
Button- CTMH: ButtercupEmbroidery floss- DMC: White
Dies - PTI: Beautiful Blooms II, Tiny Tags. #1.
 Spellbinders: Nestabilities. 
ProvoCraft- Cricut: Cindy Loo (for cutting vellum doily) 


Wendy ten Hove

Love these cute tags on the line here! Pretty colors, love your card!


Such an adorable card. I love your use of the mini tags and the cute, cute flowers at the bottom. ;-)

I'm Renee

And you sound like me...
I realize too late that I'm usually backwards...upside down...:)
but it works!
Hope your party goes off without a hitch!

Jen Carter

Love how you used the new Tiny Tags set!


welcome to the blog hop! very pretty card :) love the tags!


So very pretty! Hope your dog feels better!


Love the tiny tags!! They are so much fun.

Monica K.

So beautiful! Love the card!


Doesn't look like you hurried through it! It's gorgeous! I love the Tiny Tags pennants and that Cricut cutout in the back! I have a hard time incorporating Cricut into my projects because it's so labor intensive (die cuts are just so much easier!). This card marriage is perfect. ;)
So sorry to hear about your pup...
Those fauxreos look amazing!!! *drool*

Margaret M

This card is lovely! I like the vellum die cut and the flowers are so cute

Mary Duffek

Bright, cheerful and adorable. Awesome job.


This is such a pretty, cheerful card and I love how you have used the vellum doily. You have inspired me to get my Cricut out and mix the cuts up with stamping.
Godd luck with the party!
carol x

The Paper Parade

So I am cracking up at the "oxox" but LOVE the card! The colors are great and the tiny tags...gotta get those! Here's hoping that your little dog will be okay, I know how hard that must be for you. Also, very impressive all that work you're doing for your hubby's did you find time to make a card, too?? Great job :)


I love these colors, the tags are adorable, and the fun foam flower is beautiful- a WONDERFUL card!


Beautiful card! I love how incorporated so many unique aspects...floss, foam, vellum. It came together wonderfully! Welcome to blog hopping!

Katie Gehring

So cute! Congrats on your first blog hop entry. I adore your use of tiny tags.


Completely AWESOME card! GORGEOUS use of vellum and love the tags

nancy jane

Can you believe that I'm still hopping through the blogs!? It's my first time participating in the hop, so I wanted to make sure that I made it through all of the entries. Just had to tell you how much I like your card. The colors are amazing; the tiny tags (even with oxox) are sweet as can be; and the layout is well balanced. Hope the party was fun and you were able to be the hostess with the mostess.

Carol's Ink Spot

How adorable and pretty your card is. So what if you stamped oxox. Just means Hugs first and Kisses second! Hope your surprise party was a success and you 'enjoyed' it also. Good luck to you with getting your dear dog feeling better soon.