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 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!


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

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

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

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

  5. Love the vintage feel of your card!

  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!)

  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.

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

  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!)

  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. ;-)