Monday, July 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink July Blog Hop


I'm so glad I'm finally getting to play along with the Papertrey Blog Hop.  I've missed the last two or three.  This month we had a lovely inspiration photo to work from.  Check this out:


I focused on the colors and the quilt print.  My new Iconic Images stamp set from Stamp-A-Faire was perfect for this hop.  I used several of the medallions to make a quick 5-minute CAS card. 










All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Stamps:  Iconic Images
Paper:  Hawaiian Shores, white
Ink:  Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate
Other, orange pearls (recollections), corner rounder (fiskars)

39 comments:

Kara said...

So pretty Sara. Glad you were able to participate!!

Marge said...

TOTALLY LOVE this -- so excited to get this set & so glad I added Mehndi Medallions (a steal at $5) to my order -- think they'll both get lots of use!!!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
Can't wait till my "goody" comes so I can play with that image too!! :)
You did fabby with it...
perfect!
Saw Suzanne's pictures...
y'all looked like you were having the best time...
hopefully next year!!
Crossing fingers, legs, hair and eyes! :)

Beverley said...

Love this CAD style card. So jealous of SAF wish I could have come over for it from the UK!

Arlene said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the simplicity and your take on this photo. Great job. :)

Arlene.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

I love it!! The stamped images are so beautiful. I like the colours you chose and the rounded corner at the top.

Sue Lelli said...

Sara, five minutes and GORGEOUS!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Sara! I also love that it only took you 5 minutes to make. I can imagine making a set of cards to give as a gift. Love it!

Kay said...

Beautiful use of that new stamp set. Simple, but elegant, and oh so lovely!

The Paper Gardens said...

Very clean and beautiful! Sometimes simplicity works just perfectly, like this!

Magirk said...

Beautiful! Love your use of the medallions and the colors from the photo. Wonderful use of white space. ;-)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Very very nice! The way you positioned these medallions is just perfect! Oeh, you were at the stamp-a-fair!! That's great!!
Hugs, Wendy

June K. said...

So clean and yet so lovely.

Lynn said...

Gorgeous Sara....so fabulous to meet you on Saturday! Hopefully we'll be able to do it again soon! I love this card...I just CASEd it for a Christmas card! Take care.

Jen Gall said...

This is just perfect, Sara! It was so nice to meet you in Cincinnati!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card!

Debby said...

Iconic images already - you are sooo lucky! And you've done a fab job using them too - great design.

Laura Isham said...

Perfect! This card is just perfect! I am so jealous you were able to use Iconic Images for this blog hop! Can't wait for mine to come in the mail!!

Kristin said...

LOVING this :) so glad you got to go :)

The Paper Parade said...

Great minds think alike...how could we not use our awesome new set from SAF?? I'm always scared to do such few layers, but you nailed it! Anyone would be itching to receive this card :) I loved meeting you at SAF!

Debra said...

Perfect use of those little elements! I can't wait to get that set. Love your simple design!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful card Sara! I love all the colors and design...doesn't look like 5 min. ;)

christy compton hall said...

Looks amazing! I can't believe it's a 5 min. card either!

Suzanne said...

Hi Sara! It was so fantastically fantastic to meet you!!!!! I am still smiling about it all. You really are such a doll. I don't know how you and Jessica mustered the energy to make anything today for the blog hop, but you knocked it outta the park! I love it, Sara!

Amy said...

Oh, a pretty, pretty, pretty card using the new set!! My 5 minutes cards (if they even existed) NEVER turn out this good. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great job, love how you've incorporated the colors into a great CAS card.

Lee Anne said...

You were quick! Love the colors you used from the photo! Wonderful card!

Jennifer K said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity and the one rounded corner. Just perfect!

Dana said...

I really love the style of this card...simple but very pretty. You did just enough - it looks great :)

Christina said...

Sara! I LOVE this! so perfectly CAS and the colors are awesome! What a great use of those medallions.

Nadine said...

Love your CAS take on the challenge! Wonderful use of space and colors! Im glad to hear you had fun at the SAF. I keep looking for you in all the pics!

Tracey McNeely said...

So pretty, hmmm that sentiment looks so new. Fantastic.

~Laurie said...

gorgeous card! Great job with the challenge! And how exciting that you used the new set!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, and I think I need to go put that Mendhi Medalion in my cart RIGHT NOW. I can resist it no longer!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Chere M. said...

Stunning as usual Sara. Thank you for letting me tag along this weekend it was so much fun.

Joan B said...

this came out wonderful!

Amy said...

How in the world did you have time to make something for the hop? This is CAS amazing Sara!! Love your use of the new set!!

Amy Beth said...

This may be one of my new favorite sets! I've had so much fun playing with it today. This card is just beautiful!

Lorraine said...

So pretty, Sara! Love the clean design and the little orange pearls!