Saturday, May 25, 2013

Papertrey May 2013 Blog Hop!


 Good morning! It's a flower fest this month for PTI's blog hop! Nichole featured some amazing bouquets as inspiration...so amazing, in fact, that I couldn't pick just one!




I did love the hydrangea in the second photo, but I also loved the soft and subtle palette of the first photo. I think my hydrangeas may be a combination of both!


I used PTI's Friendship Jar Summer fillers and dies for this card. I've had this set in my stash for a while, and this may be the first time I've actually made  a card with the jar and hydrangeas featured in this lovely set!


I used wisteria wonder, pool party, and lucky limeade inks (Stampin' Up) to carefully ink those tiny petals and leaves. I pulled the colors from this My Mind's Eye paper stack (Fiddlesticks).
After inking, I cut out the flowers with a steady/non-espresso-caffeinated hand. The canning jar was watercolored with pool party ink. 

And speaking of canning jars, look what I found this week!


I have a case of blue Balls!

Okay, maybe I should rephrase that.

Ball canning company is celebrating their one hundredth anniversary this year by reissuing the original blue-colored jars. I LOVE them! I picked mine up at Target this week for ten bucks. These will look awesome in my new craft room!

And speaking of the new craft room, I should be moving into the new house in one week's time. Yippee! Be patient with me...I may not be crafting a bunch right now, but I will be after I move into my new space.

Thanks for visiting the cafe today!

11 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, Maryrose! I want some of those canning jars now, too.... I wonder if we'll get them in Canada...

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  2. beautiful!! love thos pretty hydrangeas! i need some of those jars!:):

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  3. Such a lovely card. I love the hydrangeas in the jar. It really looks super with this color palette.

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  4. Very lovely design! I love hydrangeas, did not know these existed :) Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!

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  5. Love the vintage feel of your card!

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  6. So nice to meet you, Mary Rose! Always glad to meet another Hoosier! Your card is so, SO lovely! I'm a serious doily lover, and your flowers look BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it! (Love the looks of that new craft room, too...jealous!)

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  7. Such a pretty card. Love your blue jars too. Wish you lots of luck with the move and much joy and happiness in your new home.

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  8. Beautiful card. Love the added touch of the doily...

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  9. A very pretty card. Your painted jar looks as fab as the bell jars ( thinking we should have a target shop in England too!)

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  10. Your card is beautiful, Mary Rose. ;-) Love that beautiful hydrangea bouquet! You used the colors beautifully. And how fun that you have some of the Blue jars! Good luck with your move - hope you get back to crafting time soon. ;-)

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