7/25/2014

Learning the Ropes!

Hi! It's been far too long since I've participated in a Papertrey Ink blog hop. When I saw the inspiration photo for this month I knew it was time to jump back in the game! I'm also winging it a bit here with the new camera and sort of fumbling my way through, learning those new ropes so to speak ~HA! Hubby worked over yesterday and just let me know he is today too (gotta pay for his new toy *wink*), so I'm on my own kids!! There are a few new buttons, bells and whistles going on ~ oy.


I was drawn to the gingham and that sweet little bird from the inspiration photo. Then I spotted the heart shaped doily and this is what I came up with! Everything is PTI with the exception of my embossing folder, the papers and the sprinkling of 4mm & 6mm Marshmallow sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 



I was going to add buttons to this. I thought they fit the feel of the papers and my design. But the sequins added just the right amount of subtle sparkle without being in your face. 

Happy Hopping!
Thanks for visiting ~Lisa

29 comments:

Manuela said...

sweet card!!:-)

Diana K said...

So perfectly pretty! Definitely did not need to add any buttons; love it just the way it is.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have nailed the challenge inspiration photo with your sweet and gorgeous card, Lisa!! And thank you so much for sharing Shawn's AWE-mazing photographs!! I was mesmerized. You know how much I love birds and critters! I hope you have fun with your "new" camera, too! Hugs, Darnell

Linda said...

Such a cute, sweet card.

Rosemary said...

lovely take on the inspiration photo, lisa! simple yet detailed!

Joyously Noelle said...

A heart! Haven't seen that yet. You did a beautiful job using the elements from the picture.

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! Love the homespun feel! Have fun playing with your new toy :)

Jen said...

So sweet Lisa! I love the gingham heart. Good luck playing with the new camera too!

~amy~ said...

This is darling...love that heart with the gingham...that thanks flag/banner is such a fun touch!

Bonnie said...

OOO I love this and I do agree with you about your sequins! Just the correct amount of POP!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! This is so SWEET!! I LOVE the FUN Design!! Such a GREAT take on the Challenge!! THANKS so much for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Mynn xx said...

Super duper darling Lisa! LOVE all the sequins! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

Michelle said...

Adorable card, Lisa!

artful-notions said...

Wonderfully sweet, Lisa. Have had my moments when my camera was new, know the challenges! Your photos were spot on, looks like you're getting the hang of it!

Kathryn A said...

This is really cute!! The bird on the heart is such a great take on the inspiration photo!

KayM said...

Oh what a pretty card! I love the country feel to it! The gingham heart with the little bird is so cute!

~Tammy~ said...

You really captured the feel of the inspiration photo! Love the gingham heart. Have fun playing with your new toy!

Kara said...

Very pretty!!!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your heart and that bird with the flowers! Super PRETTY!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty and delicate :) lovely colors!

Sadie said...

Your card is so perfect! Love all the details that you chose from the inspiration photo. The sequins are such a nice addition.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I think this is a beautiful take on the PTI inspiration board! I always sigh when I see you use that doily embossing folder.

Speaking of embossing things, my Big Shot appears to be broken. TEARING MY HAIR OUT HERE! LOL I asked my SU demo what to do, and since I bought it when *I* was a demo (under her), she cannot help me. She told me to call SU and ask them what to do. I cannot find my receipt...of course. Gah!

Greta said...

Oh so sweet, Lisa! Love this card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the sweet heart and that bird. The dry embossed background is so pretty.

Joyce said...

This is so sweet, and a perfect take on the inspiration photo. And, great job with your new camera. Your photo is terrific.

Maria said...

So pretty! Love the gingham heart and sweet bird! Lovely embossed background, too!

Marybeth said...

Adorable Lisa, and yes this hop was for you! Love the gingham heart. Sorry I am so behind. Loved my mail! We both used the same new ME dies on our cards.

Geri said...

This turned out so pretty! One of my favorite color combos…I had high hopes to participate! Love what you did with the inspiration!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

lovely job with the inspiration! Glad you are participating in the PTI hop again, awesome!