Saturday, May 2, 2009

My Time to Create Challenge SS32

I'm so humbled to have been selected as one of the new design team members for the My Time to Create Challenges hosted by the amazing Lauren Meader!!!!! It's truly an honor and I hope I will prove to be worthy. It's my first Design Team assignment so I'm a wee bit scared/nervous/excited/happy.... :-) I hope you will come play with us - be sure to use the keyword mytimess32 and post up with the Mr. Linky on Lauren's blog.Our first challenge as a new design team was this week's Saturday Sketch. I knew I wanted to play with my newest set from Papertrey Ink, Dawn McVey's Scattered Showers. Here's the card I created for the sketch. This is a huge BIRTHDAY WISH for one very special woman - and that woman is the one, the only Lauren Meader herself - BIG shout out of birthday wishes to Lauren. :-)

I started with PTI's Aqua Mist and Ripe Avocado Bitty Dot paper then paper pieced the umbrella (it's SO perfect for this technique). I used the duck from Bitty Baby Blessings, and paper pieced her with Lemon Tart Bitty Dot paper. I chose PTI's Lemon Tart ribbon as my second accent color to go along with the little yellow duck. The grass and flowers are from the With Sympathy set. The rain drops were made with one of my copic markers. (There is a little rain drop image in the stamp set but I've been using a marker for rain for a long time and forgot - oops!)

One thing I absolutely ADORE about PTI is my ability to mix and match pieces of different stamp sets. For this card I actually used images or sentiments from FIVE different sets. :-) The paper flowers are from Michaels and they just happened to coordinate with my chosen colors! I added pearl accent centers for a soft look.

Although I don't get a chance to do it with every card I make, I like to decorate the inside to be special, too and I almost always make some kind of matching envie, too.

I know that square cards cost more in postage but when the card works up to be it's best as a square then I figure the extra few cents of postage is well worth the smile it will bring to the recipient's face.

Thanks for playing - can't wait to see what all of you come up with this week. (Remember keyword mytimess32)

Now - scoot over to the other DT members and see what each of them has cooked up for you as well and one final HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAUREN! You rock - celebrate and enjoy. Hugs n smiles.

Lauren Meader
Dawn Easton
Kendra Wisenbaker
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder

***New Members*** of the My Time to Create Team (Congratulations, ladies!)
Dana
Lisa
Odette
Jennifer
Tracey
Kristen
Pam (that's me! no link necessary LOL)

29 comments:

Terri E. said...

Loved the duckie and the umbrella together!!! Fabulous job on the sketch. I am going to work on it later today.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tamara said...

You had no need to be nervous, this is a fabulous card. I love the PTI colours you used, and the mixing and matching of various PTI sets is fantastic. Welcome to the MTTC team!

Dawn Easton said...

Pam your card is lovely! I think you did a wonderful job with this card. That umbrella is a MUST have...guess I best look into ordering it...lol

Kristin Bueter said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your card! The colors are beautiful together and I love the sentiment. The duck is perfect with the umbrella! Too cute :O)

Great job on your first challenge as an official DT member!

Kristin

Tracey Cuccia said...

JUST perfect! Great card Pam :) I like the duck and the umbrella -- too much!

Odette said...

Beautiful card Pam, i love the umbrella stamp, i think i will have to buy it..
Hugs,
Odette

Cammie said...

Lauren chose well when she chose you. You have no reason to be nervous. Your card is beautiful and certainly design team worthy! Congratulations.

Brenda said...

Pam you card is so beautiful! I love the colors and your choice of papers. Congrats on joining the design team, I look forward to seeing what else you have in store for us!

Katy said...

Wow what a great card! Very pretty colors!

Ally said...

Beautiful! Love those colours together and the duckie is adorable! Lauren will love it. And congrats on making the DT, well deserved for sure!

Wendy said...

You have been one busy girl!!! Congrats on the team pick, I can't wait to see all your stuff! You rock!

Dana said...

OMG Pam! THIS is so CUTE! The whole card is perfect in every way. And PTI should thank you for all of the sales they are going to have because of your card. :) Love it!

apigonfire said...

so soft and pretty! totally spring! :)
~Kendra

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL Pam!!
Have a GREAT day!

MacKenzie said...

Cute card. I really like the inside too.

Babies- Beth said...

Oh my, Pam, how sweet!! I still haven't bought the umbrellas, but I really need to!!

Charlene Austin said...

Seriously.....Adorable and perfect!! GREAT job!

Melanie said...

This card is so adorable! Congrats on completing your first challenge on that amazing DT!

catdidit said...

Oh this is awesome Pam! Love the little scene you created with the duck holding the umbrella! No need to worry, you rocked this first one, and I am sure you will all the others!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Beyond adorable! Love the duckie holding the umbrella! What a cute idea!

Gary said...

Congratulations Pam!!! Lauren definitely chose the best of the best! I love both of these cards. You are so creative!!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oops! I guess my dh was logged on the computer.

That comment from Gary is actually from me! :D

Nancy said...

Its a beautiful card! You are amazing!!

Laurel said...

Adorable!

Rachel said...

Pam this is a FABULOUS card!!!

Yvette said...

I love your card!!!

Vicky said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! Pam, this is adorable. I would never have thought to pair aqua mist and ripe avocado together, but it looks fabulous!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful job Pam! Congratulations to you. PT is lucky to have you!

Kelley Eubanks said...

You made a beautiful card! Congratulations on being asked to be on Lauren's design team. That is great and is an opportunity so many people would love to have! Thanks for your comment on my blog! I appreciate you taking the time to read it... it was lengthy! :-)

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