Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Black and White

This has been one of the coldest winters I've experienced since moving to Wisconsin. We have had a great deal of snow (which I LOVE!) but it has been too cold to go snowmobiling! (boo : ( hoo!) I decided to "warm up" my blog with some color! and this week I have created some cards that will have you reaching for your sun glasses!

I was inspired by some terrific card ideas in the August/September issue of Papercrafts magazine. The designers created cards using simple black and white paper and then adding some bright colors using markers. Recently, after taking a VIP, Jennifer, to the airport (wink, Jenny) I stopped in to an Archivers store. Getting to go to Archivers really helped to numb the pain of saying goodbye to my sweet niece. It is a treat I rarely get to have - as the closest Archivers is almost 3 hours away from me. I was thrilled to find 5 different black and white papers by "Doodlebug Design, Inc." Plus a HORRIBLY! expensive sheet of black and white butterfly paper from the "Rusty Pickle" Pop Star Collection.

I finally had some time to play with the papers this week and -> as suspected <- I had a blast! and I think the outcome is just sweet!

Thank you for looking! and Stay warm!!



Suzanne :O ) said...

wonderful cards! love the pops of color and the peek-a-boo sentiment on the bird card!! I loooooove doodlebug, their stuff is so fun and playful! :D

Anonymous said...

Love the colors. So fun with this stamp group (which I have) and never would have dreamed of how bright to make them.
Love these ideas. They are fantastic.

Tiffany's Epiphanies said...

Awesome cards, the colors are great. I especially love the bird card.

GiftsByHeidi said...

At least you have snow to show for your cold... we just have cold & not one single snowflake! I'm jealous! Love your cards, especially the one at the bottom with the flower. You've been busy!

Anonymous said...

That bird is so pretty. Love the black and white with punches of color.

Janice W. said...

Hi Patti,
I love your cards and the one you chose for your banner is fantastic!! How did you put your signature with your image? I might have to get some instruction. :) Janice

RDH said...

Your cards are always so beautiful Patti!! These are no exception. I love the b/w and the splashes of color.

A Year Of Quotes said...

Wonderful cards! Love the pretty little details.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards Patti ~ those Doodlebug papers are my faves too! Gotta love black and white :)
Stay warm!!

Jen said...

Love the black and white! I am mailing your ant today!

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