Friday, May 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop

It's the 25th...
and you know what that means...
I know...
sometimes I forget...
but not this month!
The inspirational photo was too stunning to forget...
check this...

Blog hop inspiration

Can I just say that I love those gingham dishes!!
And I don't know exactly what's inside the bowl...
I don't know if it's even edible...
doesn't matter because I wouldn't touch it...
my 3 yr. old eating habits at work again...
but even it's gorgeous!
These colors are just stunning!
And for me they portray such an elegance...
and that is unfortunately something that does not belong at the table with my kids...
But I can still admire them right?

Since the colors spoke of elegance to me...
and I believe elegance is in the simple...
the understated...
I kept my card very simple...

I used my had-it-since-February-never-seen-ink Pretty Peonies...
I know!
But they required fussy cutting until last week and if you are someone who failed scissor cutting in kindergarten...
you avoid it all costs!
But now there's dies and as soon as I got my package I was itching to get this set out and play a bit...
And now I can finally say "OMGoodness I love this set"...
but the dies are the bomb!
I did keep it very simple...
a little AMuse gingham paper...some PTI satin ribbon...
and one of those fabulous sparklet's that Suzanne (thecardyard)  has gotten me hooked on...

I'm not going to keep you because I know there are oodles of stops to make...
and well...
I'm done now!

The Details
Stamps: Pretty Peonies
Cardstock: Stamper's Select, True Black, Simply Chartreuse
Dies: Pretty Posies
Misc: sparklet, AMuse gingham paper, PTI satin ribbon


  1. WOW Renee! Your card is Amazing - and such perfect take on the picture! Beautiful flower and design!
    Hugs, Karin

  2. too funny - they weren't THAT bad to fussy-cut, I promise... but yay for inking up this gorgeous set! And I hear ya on these plates not belonging in a house with kids... sigh. one day, Renee... one day. (hee!)

  3. Renee, I love the Peonies on your very elegant card! I fell in love with the gingham plates also. Just beautiful!

  4. very beautiful & elegant! i love that you made the flower's so pretty! :)

  5. Very pretty Renee,love that black and white gingham paper and the really great bow with sparklie on it. This really reminds me of the inspiration photo, and with that gingham...very you!

  6. Renee I so glad you were finally able to ink this set up. Beautiful that paper:)

  7. This is so lovely and elegant, Renee! And I hear you on the Pretty Peonies.... I'm hoping to get a lot more use out of them now that I have the matching dies!

  8. LOVELY and ELEGANT Renee~fabulous card!

  9. fabby job with the card and the tones of green for the flower/leaves is perfect.

  10. Your card actually made me say, "Ooh!" Renee! :-) Very elegant, not-so-simple, and quite striking! I love that sparkler--I think I need to get hooked on them too! Lovely, lovely card!

  11. oh, so elegant and classy!! i LOVE it!!

  12. Gorgeous card. Very elegant- had to laugh about your comment about your children!

  13. Renee your card is gorgeous! I am so excited to get my Pretty Peonies dies so that I can CASE this absolutely stunning card. You say it is so simple but I say it is so elegant. Beautiful my friend.

  14. I love your layout on this card - so clean and elegant!

  15. Oh my, oh my, oh my...this is pure gorgeousness! LOVE everything about it.

  16. Renee, this card is show-stopping beautiful. Love all the elements and the Pretty Peonies just pop. Great job interpreting the challenge ~ very sweet!

  17. Love your design! Your flower is amazing ~ I have that set also and I LOVE that dies are with them!

  18. Absolutely... elegant, simple, understated. Just beautiful!

  19. Renee, this is clean classic elegance! Love the crisp lines and that big bloom!

  20. Your card is just so beautiful!! Love the design.

  21. Oh, WOW--this is positively stunning! So happy to see you using the PP dies. Makes me anxious to try mine out! Love your design--the bit of gingham and the gorgeous bow & sparklet! You did an awesome job with the inspiration photo!!

  22. Renee, this is so beautiful and I am pinning your card too so I can CASE it. That flower is just amazing on the gingham background. Very elegant!

  23. So pretty, Renee! The peonie looks beautiful in green!

  24. Wow, Renee, this is definitely elegant! I love it! And you have made me very happy that I have just placed an order for those dies. I HAVE been using my Pretty Peonies, but without cutting out. :-) I also failed kindergarten cutting-out lessons, LOL!

  25. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  26. Renee,
    Your card is stunning in its simplicity. Love how you stamped the peonies in the chartreuse. The gingham is dive. Love that sparklet. Have to check it out.

  27. Simply fabulous! I love these flowers (think they're on the "need" list) - the colours are right up my street :) Love it.

  28. This is gorgeous Renee and you've sold me on getting the dies to go with the stamps that have not yet seen ink!

  29. Sooo striking and elegant! Love this, Renee.

  30. so beautiful, just love your use of pretty peonies!

  31. Great card. Love your use of the peonies dies with the black gingham.

  32. Lovely, elegant design! The green flower stands out nicely against the black gingham background.

  33. I think that this is one of my favorite cards of yours. Just beautiful. I love your interpretation on the sketch. I didn't even know you had this set.


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