Saturday, December 26, 2009

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop time.


Our challenge this month was to gain inspiration from something related to the recent holidays.  I decided to be inspired by my own work!  I just love the Home Made templates and wound up making 5 of them.  I still have 3 on my living room table, complete with a few trees and assorted Holiday type statues.  Everyone commented on these cute little houses and my grandchildren loved playing with them, continually re-arranging their placement.  Future housing developers, perhaps?
Here they are.



We have a very active Welcome Committee in my neighborhood and I thought I would create a "Welcome" card for whomever our next newest neighbors will be.  I know I would have been thrilled to receive a homemade card along with all the goodies and information I did receive when I moved in 5 years ago.   Using my Houses for inspiration, I came up with this:


 
I am madly in love with Terracotta Tile with Lemon Tart and Vintage Cream papers from PTI.  Just a tiny splash of Spring Moss in the "leaves".  Stamping ink is Terracotta Tile for the window and sentiment and Summer Sunrise for the curtains.  Stamps are Home Made, Polka Dot Basics 2 and Text Style II.  Buttons and ribbon are Terracotta Tile.  It is very rare that I make a card that is purely from one company but this was an easy match.  The Martha Stewart punch is the lone outlier!  This was so fun.
I hope you enjoy it, too!

26 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Chrissy said...

cute card!

Frogwoman said...

Beautiful card. Your village looks great too.

Tricia said...

What fantastic work!! TFS!!!

Rosanne said...

Beautiful! Love the colour combo!

Marge said...

Wow, wish I was moving into your neighborhood!!! :-) What a gorgeous interpretation & a lovely gift in & of itself to a newcomer!!!

Rebecca said...

love your card, the inspiration is PERFECT for your project!

Moriah said...

My first hop too! I simply love your card. It is fabulous from start to finish!

ashjoy said...

So pretty, and what an awesome neighborhood!

Jamie said...

Great card!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the shutters on the house! Great card!

Samantha Johnson said...

fantastic card, i can't believe you made all those adorable houses.

Linda W said...

Great card! And your village is pretty great, also!! Love your use of buttons in the flower box.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your card and all those homes!

Liz said...

Great job!

lynn said...

your sweet village and card are perfect! welcome!

Karen said...

Fabulous houses! And great card, too.

Dana said...

Great job on both, the houses and your card! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a pretty card! This is the first card I have seen using this stamp set! Great take on your photo inspiration!

Lori said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful and fun card!!

Terri said...

So glad you got to join in this time. Your village looks great! Nice job on the card too! Happy New Year!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Wow! Great inspiration and a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

christy compton hall said...

Oh aDORable. Button flower boxes - to die for! I like the subtle background in there too - polka dots & text.

Nerina said...

Oh wow! Fabulous inspiration and a really beautiful card! This is really gorgeous!

Noora said...

love your card...love the colors and its clean look!

peggysue said...

I love it. You used your own PTI piece for inspiration for your PTI piece. Glad you got to play, nice village and such a lovely card.