Monday, April 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink April Blog Hop




This will be a short post for me today because I'm late getting to the Papertrey Ink blog hop!



The reason I am late is because it took me FOREVER! to think of an idea for this challenge and then just a tiny bit longer to created this embarrassing card LOL that I can't believe I'm posting! giggles!! Ok so the idea is great but the execution?? hmmm Some people will do anything for a prize! LOL

As I was standing at my photo shooting station I said NO! I can't do it and while still standing I created my second card! In seconds - literally LOL



I know none of you amazingly kind and sweet Blogland friends are going to say "you are right Patti you should have sent that first one to the "bin" but we both know better heehee

I am off to see how the real talent out in Blogland interpreted this difficult challenge : )

Patti

Supplies:
A Cheerful Heart stamp set by PTI
Inspired: Faith Die
Random background stamps from my stash
Wet Paint stamp set and die by PTI


48 comments:

Danielle Flanders said...

Awesome techniques on the first card! Love how it turned out! And the second one is awesome too! Simple and perfect!

Diana K said...

And just what don't you love about your first card? The design is awesome and I LOVE the softened colours that you used in your background. Your focal point pops like crazy! Your second card is perfect CAS; beautifully done.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both fabulous, Patti! Wonderful takes on the inspiration piece!

Cindy O said...

What an interesting way to interpret the photo (and I mean "interesting" in a good way!) Love the soft circles and flourishes in your first card's background. And the dimension of your Faith word with the verse stamped over it!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely loved your first card and was surprised to read as I scrolled down that you didn't even want to post it. I think it's a great take on the inspiration piece. Also love your CAS second card!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE your first one, fab colors and I adore how you used that Faith die cut....FANTASTIC!

Theresa Krout said...

What a wonderful way to share your FAITH! I was very touched by this card. The sentiment as well as the technique of stamping the image on the raised FAITH. Love it.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Wow! I would like to have some of your creative genes! The faith card will be a precious treasure for its recipient and the second card is perfect CAS!

Barbara said...

I just love the technique that you used on your first card. I use it often and I love you yours came out. then after struggling, a card just pops out in seconds and it is so simple and gorgeous. I see you at Seize the Birthday, I just joined too.

Skrater said...

I love your cards, especially the first one, I am not sure how you did it, super cool technique!

The Paper Toile said...

Oh, so pretty! I love how you raised the word 'Faith.' Nicely done!

artful-notions said...

OK, Patti, not sure what's wrong with the 1st card. Looked real hard for errors, found none, and love the lifted Faith, which I can't wait to case. Can't believe you made the 2nd in short order. Guess sometimes it just comes together perfectly!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Perfect take! Love the stamp you used!

Sue Rose said...

hmmm...I'm just a stumped as everyone else on your first card. It looks so pretty. I love the circles in the background and the way you made the word faith pop! I love your second card, too! Great CAS card!!! I really think we are so hard on ourselves, mostly because what it looks like on paper isn't always as we envisioned it in our heads!!

Nora N. said...

Okay I am in love with BOTH of your cards. The first card looks so cool with the way you created the background and the popped faith. I think we are always our own worst critic!!

lainey said...

I see nothing wrong with your first card - it's amazing looking. And the second is a great CAS too! Don't be so hard on yourself (says the person who does the same thing....)

Marcia HIll said...

You're being way to harsh on yourself Patti, because I really like your first card! The sentiment, the colors, everything about this card just fits! You can send it to me if you can't bring yourself to throw it away, cause I really do like it!! And I like your 2nd card too...CAS perfection!! :0)

Betty Wright said...

Patti, this is gorgeous! Love the scripture choice and the word dimension! Great background, too! Lovely card!

Martha said...

OH, Patti, both cards are simply beautiful. Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite scriptures, and I love how you used the "Faith" die with the verse. Fabulous design. And, your second card is a CAS beauty. Beautifully done!

Helen F. said...

Patti, there are awesome techniques on your first card ~ I think it turned out great! And the second one is CAS perfection! I'm with you on this challenge, it was a tough one for me too

A splash of color said...

Too bad you worried so much.. this is great.. the circles and colors.. nice job.

Lisa said...

Oh you just cracked me up with this post!! I can't find anything wrong with your first card, looks terrific to me!! An your second(s) card is CAS perfection!!

Lyn said...

Love both cards, always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing what beautiful cards you have been creating

Greta said...

Difficult inspiration is right! Have to say, I really love the CAS second card & the background on the first one is beautiful & artistic! Your comment made my day--thank you, Patti!

Carmela Hubler said...

Beautiful cards. I love the layers!!

Claire said...

Your post made me laugh Patti - I saw your first card and thought it was awesome! The background, inlaid die cut...such an original take on the pic. The ultra CAS one is fabulous too!

Birgit said...

As always, I'm a day late and a dollar short but I just had to comment... I'm as stumped as everyone else as to what you didn't like about your card. I thought it was a great take on the challenge! Your soft blending came out perfectly and I love the background you created and would love to know how you did it. I also think your "hidden" sentiment is a great touch on this card. Your second card is equally CAS and stunning as always. Oh Patti, you are a dear! Don't be too hard on yourself. You could have been like me and not even tried. ;0)

Cindy Boney said...

Patti, love your cards! The background on the first card is stunning and enhances your focal point! That was truly skill to get everything lined up so well. The 'enjoy' card is sweet and simple! Love it!!

Mac Mable said...

Why is it that 'us' crafters are so critical. I am amazed at your first card, love the design and honestly when I saw it thought it was outstanding and so very different from others I have seen for the challenge. Very clever and so very creative....Gorgeous CAS second card but for me it's the first one x Please let us know what you didn't like for the first card? I love it!!x

Happy Dance said...

Oh pooh! This is fabulous! You are so silly! I can clearly see where your inspiration came from, and the colors are spot on, and circles - check, and one of my most favorite verses, so yep, I like this one! It's good. And your fast second helping is wonderfully CAS and sweet! Card #1 is definitely a "no-binner," as thought by all your commenters! Have a good week. You crack me up.... Bev

Karen B. said...

Both cards are fantastic but I really like the simplicity and CAS design of the second!

Kim Heggins said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards...love your take on the inspiration photo.

Marlena M. said...

I think your first card is AMAZING Patti, seriously. I love your second one too!

Taunya Butler said...

WHOA, Patti, you nailed it - both with your CAS-liscious card and the incredible one with the layered die cuts - just WOW!!!

Asha said...

YOu're right, Patti, none of us would tell you to send it to the bin and it nothing to do with being kind or sweet. That first card is jaw-droppingly GORGEOUS! And the second card is simply spectacular. LOVE them both, my friend!
x Asha

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Patti. I like both. The words are amazing on the first one... I have to look up that set... the die-cut word looks great with the black behind it. Great take on the photo.

Kathy Mc said...

Patti, once again you are too hard on yourself. Both cards are totally awesome! You rocked the challenge as always.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, I love them both. The first one is very artistically done and the second has an elegant simplicity to it. I think you aced them both. But I know....we are our worst critics. Now hopefully, you are a winner too!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome cards, love them both!

Judi G said...

I really love the first card! and the second one too. We are all too hard on ourselves. So glad that you went ahead and posted the first card so we could all tell you how great it is!

Linda said...

Isn't it funny what we don't like? I think your first card, along with the second one is fabulous. I couldn't even come up with a card for the blog hop.

*Vicki* said...

Two very stunning designs here Patti!! Love the first card with the dimensional sentiment over the design and your second card with the ombre inking looks amazing too!! Wonderful inspiration! HUGS

Sadie said...

I think both of your cards are nice but do agree that the first one deserves all the comments. You did a unique and beautiful take on the challenge. I love how you brought all the colors into it in such a nice way!

Manuela said...

fantasic cards, love the look of your first one!

Jeanne J. said...

Patti I'm with the rest.. I dont see anything wrong with the first one. Being a fussy gal I'm gravitating to that one automatically - on auto pilot! The second is CAS goodness, but the first.. lots going on and really cool - loving the peek of black under the letters.. I'm usually stacking white, but this makes the word die just pop!

Marybeth said...

They are both awesome, for real!!!!!! I have to day I do love the second card a lot because I seem to love CAS ,how fun that it was fast! Gorgeous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. I'm on my way soon to visit with my oldest daughter and her larg family of 6 children . Her daughter with DS 9 years old is starting to ask why people don't understand her when she speaks ...breaks my heart so I need to visit and gets some hugs in. She try's to speak too fast ,I better stop this is a comment about your gorgeous cards!

Nancy said...

Patti, I Love both cards, it's always such a joy to visit your blog and see what cards you have been creating. the faith card is amazing....now to go look around some more!

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab Patti, I can't see why you wouldn't like the first, but I must confess, I LOVE your second one!