Thursday, April 2, 2009

house of 3 meets papertrey ink in a cps 109 sketch

I just have a simple card today for the cps sketch. As you all can tell I love papertrey ink... well I also love heidi swapp stuff , so when she started house of 3 with rhonna and janet I checked it out. I love their blog banners and it was the banners that got me into wanting to start a blog...I know weird huh!! I have since downloaded quite a few banners and put a cute little blinkie on my blog.. easy since it is already made. I have never been into the digital craze because ,#1 I am a stamper at heart first and foremost, #2 I can't afford a large format printer and #3 I thought it would be way to hard and not creative enough for me. So I zip on over to hof3 on april first and they are giving away an april bundle for free!! I was like "hey who am I to pass up a freebie!!' So I downloaded it (check out my new banner) and started to play a little in my paint program. Then I decided to buy and download the easter papers and brushes.. (you know one thing leads to another!!) at first I thought ..well I don't have a large format printer so this is not going to work. I decide to print out just one sheet to see how it looks and I print it as 3 1/2x5 photos (perfect size for cards) and oh my goodness!!! these are beautiful!! So all day yesterday I played around with the paint program. I wish my computer geek son lived closer so that I could get 1 on 1 training because I know NOTHING!! This is a very simple card... I changed one of the background papers to pink but left a tad of the yellow showing. The yellow is a perfect match to summer sunrise from pti. I stamped the circle from tags for spring in summer sunrise and the sentiment in hibiscus. The dotted border is also stamped in summer sunrise and them layered on hibiscus ribbon. I added a couple of rinestones to the circle just to give it a little something. I can totally see this as a baby card. Anyway off to work on another sketch and play with my "paint"!! Have a great day and thanks for looking!!


stamps: papertrey ink "tags for spring", "beyond basic borders"
ink: papertrey ink - summer sunrise and hibicus burst
patterened paper downloaded from houseof3 - easter
ribbon: hibiscus burst from papertrey ink
pink rhinstones: k&company

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