Sunday, June 29, 2008

Guide Lines Cards

Nichole Heady, who owns Papertrey Ink, is so creative and inspiring. She's also a great "salesperson." Each month PTI releases new stamp sets and Nichole has a countdown on her blog, {Capture the Moment}, with artwork and how-tos on using the sets. Of course, like a good little consumer, I often drool and decide I MUST own that set. The recently released Guide Lines set is one of those I drooled over this month. I cased the cards Nichole featured in her countdown here.
This first card also shows the Sweet Blush cardstock and ink from PTI. I bought the little cubes of ink they sell to try them out. I definitely like the ink, but let's say it was 'fun' trying to ink up the guidelines stamp with that little bitty cube! LOL The sentiment is from CTMH's Love Quotes set. I had to use my 4x6 block for the grid stamp. It was just enough wider than the 2 inch wide blocks, but too long for the 4x4 block. Maybe I'll have to add one of PTI's blocks to my wish list so the stamp will fit better...
This card is basically the same idea, only I used Ocean colors. The sentiment is from CTMH's Happy Birthday set.

Both cards are pretty straightforward, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask away.

I was trying to get some other cards made, but decided to set them aside for now so they wouldn't end up in the trash can. I've told you before, I LOVE the look of colored in images, but replicating the look is difficult for me. I may be hopelessly "challenged" in this area.

The anniversary celebration last night was fun. The kids of the couple (I say kids, but they are definitely ALL grown up and offspring doesn't sound right) planned for their parents to renew their wedding vows. It was very sweet and had just enough humor to make it not too sappy. The "groom" wore a multicolored top hat and the "bride" wore a bright pink boa along with the boot on her recently broken foot. Renewing their vows was a surprise to the couple as was the fact that their youngest son (the one who called to invite us) led the ceremony because he became "ordained" via the internet (and $20), making the ceremony "official." The girls enjoyed playing with the younger grandkids that were in attendance. We got home way past the girls bedtime, but a good time was had by all. Too bad I didn't bring my camera!

Thanks for visiting and I hope this next week is a good one for you!

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Kathi Carlson said...

If you're challenged at coloring, I'm challenged at stamping background stamps straight. I struggled a bit in my corner tonight and left it for the same reason you did. And so tell me, do the Guide Lines stamps make lining things up easier? Your cards are gorgeous and make me want the stamps but only if they're not going to frustrate the heck out of me . . . It sounds like the anniversary couple has a sense of humor - more than likely a big part of what's gotten them through 50 years of marriage. With that, I'm going to go see about getting ordained for 20 bucks. . . LOL!

Clearly Inspired said...

Very nice! I have been looking at this set too and you are pushing me over the edge to buy it. These cards look great! The possibilities are endless. I would love to see more! I am this close to ordering it. LOL! Great job!

stampmonkey said...

I was looking at that set the other day, but {thankfully!} it's not in stock. ;) I love what you did with it, though you're scaring me just a bit with your description...but maybe that's a good thing since I'm trying not to buy new product for a while. Your cards are beautiful (as always!), and thanks, too, for sharing how your friends' anniversary party went the other night. Sounds like everyone had a great time. Having a good sense of humor sure can make life a LOT more interesting and fun, especially when we're in it for the long haul! The alternative just isn't anywhere near as appealing. ;)

Barb W said...

Beautiful cards, Jeanne! I love the colors and the images are perfectly straight! Very nice!