Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey Blog Hop - January 2011





Hi everyone! Today's card is for the Papertrey Blog Hop this month. We were to use an old or uninked set. Well, one (Love Birds) is a brand new set that was released last month BUT it has never seen ink!! The other (BB: Text Style) I just got through a trade today, so it's old and new..lol. Honestly, these are the only Papertrey sets that I have that have never been inked and I use all of my sets pretty regularly, so none collect dust..lol.

Moving right along...I made this card just for my husband. He's in Germany right now and will be there until June and as soon as I saw this sentiment, I knew I had to have this set. Ok, well Laurie had a TON to do with me buying this set,too! The sentiment is so true - nothing IS the same when he is gone. Whether it is a little thing like making sure the garbage gets out in time for the collectors or big like taking care of the house and cars and making sure everything runs smoothly. It's just so different. And though he has been gone pretty much every year since 9/11, it's still very hard each time. Ahhh...ok...exhale and get on with it, Keva! :)



So, here is my card with my new favorite color scheme:




I just love this card. It has so many of my favorite things on it. The twine, the buttons, that "certain" embossing folder that I cannot get enough of, embossing, and of course circles!! :) I had such fun making this and I am sending it off this morning so that it gets to him in time for Valentine's Day!

Well, that's all I've got. Thanks for stopping by! Laters...




Stamps: Love Birds & Background Basics: Text Style (Papertrey)
Card Stock: Kraft, Early Espresso, Vanilla (su)
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip (su)
Extras: Clear embossing powder, versamark (su); Buttons, twine (papertrey); Love Birds die (papertrey); Square Lattice embossing folder (su)



66 brownkowments:

Sue Ann said...

Your husband will love this card!!! The colors are so perfect with the pop of red. Counting down yet for Germany??

Kay said...

I love the splash of red, and I love circles, too! Great card!

Gayatri said...

Love all the texture and background stamping, circles.... The red hearts stands out and the birdie in the cage is cute. Great card, Keva! Love it :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Love your card Keva!! It's got everything, great texture, sweet images and great lo!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Great card! I love this stamp set & this is such a nice use of the sentiment & little birdie! Beautiful!

good_day1214 said...

What a beautiful card Keva. I love the texture you've incorporated into it. And please, PLEASE stop enabling with that embossing folder. I love everything you've done with it and it's been on my wishlist forever! Blessings to you, your family, and hubby. Hoping time will fly by until June.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Awww, so sorry you're missing your hubby!! Big (((HUGS))) to you, and BIG THANKS to you both for his service! :) Now onto the card.... AMAZING!! I love love love how you stamped the text background... what patience you have (and a steady hand, lol). And what a perfect card for your hubby! I think Love Birds is super cute, although I've resisted it so far but it may eventually find it's way into my cart, lol!

Banu said...

Adorable card. Loved the circles, twine and all the details in this card. Really neat.

Karen C. said...

What a beautiful card, Keva. The sentiment and the images are perfect for your DH. The colour combos and the texture are also great choices for a 'manly' card.

messageinapaperbox said...

the circle elements really make your card pop! I'm loving it! Stavroulitsa messaginapaperbox.wordpress.com

Cristina said...

There you go with all that wonderful texture again! Really beautiful, Keva.

Debby said...

You know how I love that embossing folder! Once again great use of it and love the whole layout.

Shoebox Memories D'Luxe said...

What a pretty card. I love that embossing circle. I'm starting to get into embossing myself and I love the results. Great job!

Jen Carter said...

Laurie is a great enabler, that is for sure!! Your card is adorable! Love the textures you used!

Laurie said...

We enable each other way too much don't we Keva? LOL! I totally love your card! That is such a great sentiment!!

Heather Jensen said...

So fun Keva. Love that embossing folder and I love twine too. I just ordered more. :)

Sharron said...

So pretty--I love the design and wonderful use of texture. That embossing folder is SO COOL!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey there! I smiled when I came to your blog because you are one of the gals I remember from my first blog hop last September! Really glad to have come by again!
The card is gorgeous and I can see why some many parts of it are favs for you!!!
Hope he loves the card (which I know he will!)
Blessings!!!

Suzanne said...

Keva, your DH will love this. The colours and texture make such a rich card. Gorgeous.

Renee said...

Beautiful card!
And I'm sure that DH will absolutely love this when he receives it!
And the person who sent it even more!

Chris said...

Sweet card. The texture makes it very masculine and strong. I love it. Your hubby will too!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is such a great card, Keva. I am sorry that your husband has to be far away for so long! The colors are so rich and elegant and I love the combo of text and texture on this. Fabulous card for your husband!

Jen said...

You've Wow'd me yet again! Funny enough, I made a card for this hop using LB (exact stamps/sentiment minus the hearts) and WMS Text-it stamps set. I went with my runner up design though after seeing your fantastic card. I guess that's why they say "great minds.." Beautiful coincidences aside, I adore what you've done here. The circles are really fun. I am really diggin' the bubble-like airiness. Super!

Debra said...

Love the textures and patterns.The little red hearts are a sweet touch.

ashjoy said...

Keva it's a lovely card for your husband, I bet it's hard gone that far away. Hope the time goes quickly.

The Paper Parade said...

What a neat layout! I also have this set and am looking forward to using it. Now I have some great inspiration :)

Tracey Cuccia said...

OK, so I totally giggled when I saw your blog name...I love it!! Then I got a bit misty, and VERY grateful reading your post and seeing your card. Hubby will love it, no doubt. Thank you BOTH for the sacrifices you make for all of us. {{HUGS}} and smiles!! :) Your card is totally masculine and marvelous...

Terri E. said...

The texture on this is fab. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Terri E. said...

The texture on this is fab. Thanks for your hard work in the PTI challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

christy compton hall said...

Aww.. Keva, I'm totally going to cry right now. That's such a bummer that your love has to be away for so long. But, I'll enjoy seeing all the gorgeous cards you make for him! This one is so warm and beautiful!

Amy said...

As soon as I saw the sentiment you used, I knew you had made this for your hubby! (yes, I did go back and read your entry too!) This stamp looks great with that EF that I MUST have!! :) Keep your chin up....he'll be back before you know it!

Becky Carafa said...

Oh Keva, I can see why you love this! It's fantastic, from the layout to all your details! And that embossing folder is one of my faves too.

Peggysuez said...

Great layout, love the buttons and the circles. Sorry DH has to be gone for so long!!!

Mariana said...

Love the card! The sentiment is perfect and I know he'll smile when he gets it, he must be feeling exactly the same! Hugs!

Nerina said...

This card has such a great off beat feel to it! I do love your embossing folder - and the way you've used this stamp set in the circles is so unique! I hope your hubby does indeed get it in time for Valentine's Day - and that you'll be back together again soon!

Christina said...

This has such a great design, Keva. I love the repetition of the circles and the sweet sentiment. Your husband is sure to love it, too!

Stephanie said...

Keva.......This turned out just gorgeous! I love so many things that you do about your card, especially the twine and buttons. Hang in there, hon......I can't even imagine how difficult it is to have your husband gone. I'm sure he's just going to love this card. HUGS!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Keva, your card is beautiful. I don't own the Love Birds set and every time I see a card featuring that set I want it too. TFS!

Suzanne said...

I can just imagine your husband smiling as he sees this delightful card. Great job, again!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Super sweet and adorably cute card. Like the hearts stamped outside the birdcage. Your hubby will love it and hope he returns home soon.

Ayana Posadas said...

Such a gorgeous layout on this card. I absolutely love that embossing too! SO pretty!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a great card! I love the circles, buttons, and the embossing! And a great sentiment!

Chris L.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! That sentiment is just PERFECT for your DH and the lovebirds are just perfect for the two of you! FAB colors, too!

Amy Beth said...

Ok, seriously, you've got to stop with the lattice folder. You're going to make me order it yet! Beautiful card!

Linda said...

I love that you made this card for your husband. And I ove all the textures!

Julie E said...

Fab card! The textures and colors along with that text background are all good, not to mention the way you used all circle - I will have to give that a try :>)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card Keva, I just know he will love it! Hope time passes quickly for you so the waiting's not so bad.

 

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