March 25, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop - March 25

Wow, where did the month of March go?

Before I get down to business I am going to share my past few days with you.  My son Ben is 17, he is a good student, wants to be an architect unless he becomes a pro rugby player first.  Ben has been very sick the last few days.  Last month he received a call back to a second tryout for the Rugby Ontario 7s Summer Games.  This tryout takes place tomorrow.  Ben also will be leaving next Saturday for a 12 day trip to London, France and Belgium with his school for the 75th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge (Canadian history).  It is midnight and we just got home from a day at the hospital with Ben, he has contracted Infectious Mono!  The doctor has pulled him from school this week for complete bed rest and has determined 3-4 weeks of recovery and absolutely no rugby.  Did I mention that he is currently taking a rugby course at school this term? No tryout tomorrow and maybe he won't be going to Europe. Long story short, we will just have to see what is going to happen.  :(

On to happy things it's time for another Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.  This month we had a photo to work with in lovely spring colours.  I chose to work with the colours and a new technique.  Typically I am not a big fan of yellow but I did have fun putting this one together.




 

Isn't the inspiration photo gorgeous?



I am also entering this card in the Ribbon Carousel Challenge.




All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
Stamps: Sending You a Big Thank You
Ink: Summer Sunrise
Dies: Limitless Layers 1 3/4", Mat Stack 3
other: Woodgrain Impression Plate, Lemondrop and Carribean bakers twine (The Twinery), foam dots, button

64 comments :

Cassandra said...

Oh clever you! What a wonderful idea. Love all the aspects of your card but particularly the "twine spiral".

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

The poor guy, hope he's feeling better soon. Very cool treatment with the twine...

kari bell said...

so sorry to hear about your son, take care of him and make sure he rests the full time. great job with the twine, what a fun card.

Pam W. said...

WOW! I love the way you used the twine on the die cut. Very clever and a lovely focal point.

rebecca said...

Very different card Tracey!! You really did a great job with that bakers twine! love the dimension it adds!!

kacee said...

The woodgrain mat stack and your twine spiral are so clever...nice job!

Marybeth said...

First of all, I am so sorry about Ben not feeling well and the possible change of plans for him. This is all hard for a 17 to deal with, I know its hard for you too!.

Your card and technique are gorgeous! Love the way this turned out. I would love to try this . Beautiful and very interesting.

victoria h said...

A pretty card. I've never seen a focal point like this- very creative.

Kara said...

oh wow! that's so cool!

carol (krillsister) said...

Tracey,
So sorry to hear about your son. I am sure he is definitely disappointed. I will keep him in my prayers.
Absolutely love your card. The yellows are so soft. Love the damask background. The focal point is perfect. Love it. I am sure it was a lot of work, but definitely worth it. Would love to know how to do it.

paperella said...

Beautiful card! Your twine focal point is just amazing!

missy said...

Love your card. Its beautiful! I love the new technique with the twine. What is it called? I would love to try it myself.

Mayol said...

Gorgeous! i love the woodgrain and the twined accent is genius!

Stephanie said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Love the woodgrain IP and that flower is just amazing! I would love to know how you did that.

Inkyfingers said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Ben's illness Tracey. He must be so disappointed and you must be really worried for him.Fingers crossed that he makes a spectacular recovery and can still go on his trip.

I love the spirelly? technique - I've never seen it used with baker's twine and it really stands out. Great job.
Hugs
Carol x

laughadaisy said...

This is really pretty, Tracey. That twine medallion is just fantastic, oh my word!! I love the woodgrain impression on the mat stack, and that button is such a perfect touch.

I am so sorry to hear about your son's illness and that he might not be able to participate in dear plans. I'm sending lots of hugs and prayers that all will work out well, most of all that he will be blessed with healing, and still be able to find good experiences. What terrible timing for this illness! :-S

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, you are so very creative! Totally lovin' your beautiful card! That twisted twine is stunning! ;D

Renee said...

Love, love, love that twine/button "medallion"...
so creatively genius! :)
And I will say a prayer for your son that he is soon better...
and that things will work out for him and his hopes and dreams!

Loydene said...

Like this card - especially the twine "flower"! Could you provide some quick guidance on how you created it?

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I love the baker's twine technique!! Soooo creative!!

Patrice said...

Wow, I love that flower!!

Helen F. said...

WOW, Tracey! This card is gorgeous. Love the twine treatment~brilliant idea.

Val said...

Love your card! Simplicity at its best!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your son. It's good you told us so that all this positive energy can flow his way. That can be so serious and it's nothing to mess around with. My heart breaks for the guy because of the timing and what he'll miss, but it's a wake-up call that he needs the rest. This too shall pass. And I LOVE your card!!

Greta said...

Great way to use the Mat Stack & love the twine flower--wonderful card! So sorry to hear about your son--so disappointing. Hoping something even better is in store for him when he gets well!

Joyce said...

So sorry about your son. I hope he gets better soon, but how disappointed he must be. Keep me posted on what happens. I love your card, especially what you have done with the twine.

jen said...

This is fablulous- love the twine detail (you should add this to the ribbon carousel challenge!).
I hope your son recovers quickly- mono is not fun.

Dana said...

Lovely card!! I love what you did with the twine! So cool!!

Melissa said...

Wow, your twine rosette is so pretty! Hope your son feels better soon.

Laurie said...

Hey friend! This card is beautiful! I love that twine focal point! You did great with the color yellow!

So sorry to hear about your son! I hope he gets better soon! I will keep him in my prayers!

Laura B. said...

Love that twine wrapped center piece! It's awesome!!

PatQ's Cards said...

Hope your son recovers soon. Love your card, it is very stunning.

Terri E. said...

That twine emblishment is to die for!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lani said...

Twine use is awesome.

The Paper Parade said...

Oh my gosh! That twine flower you made is awesome!! And I love the woodgrain mat stack, too :) I'm so sorry to hear about your son, that must have been really hard on him to hear he's going to miss out on such special things :(

Kathy Mc said...

Tracey, your "twine" technique is gorgeous! What a fun card. Sorry to read about your son. I had that years ago and will never forget it. It was A-W-F-U-L. Didn't have the energy to do anything but sleep. Pray all works out for him as it's such a busy time in his life!

Cyndie said...

Oh, poor Ben--I hope things work out okay for him and his rugby plans! Your card is wonderful! I love the patterned paper you chose, and the spiraled twine is so clever! Very cute idea!

JJ Bolton said...

Super card! Your string art is stunning! Hope your soon feels better soon!

Leigh said...

I love how you made the flower with the twine-- fabulous card!

Banu said...

Wow... What a beautiful card.. Such a creative use of twine.. Very pretty.

Jen Carter said...

This is really cool! I love how you used the Twinery twine!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulous!! Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Ribbon Carousel!!

Suzanne Russell said...

Oh my, Tracie! Just a fabulous take on the challenge. I love your flower made of twine-great idea. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Marlena M. said...

I'm sorry about your son's illness. I pray he gets well soon and has peace about the situation.

As for your card, WOW!!! What an impressive project Tracey.

Sara P said...

I am putting this little string art on my list of must try!

Tonya said...

Love the card and what you did with the twine! Praying for a quick recovery for your son.

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the stamped background and twine treatment.

Viki said...

I have to try this. Love it!

bjmartin said...

Beautiful card - love the layout and the twine medallion. So sorry about your son - I hope he recovers soon.

Lisa said...

Oh no poor Ben. He will be in my prayers for sure Tracey. And you too my friend,we moms feel their pain and heartaches.

Now about this card...get out of town girl WOWZERS!!!

Suzanne said...

Hi Tracey! I LOVE it all! The twine is genius, but I especially love the color scheme and the damask BG. Thanks for playing along at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge! :)

Rema said...

Great card! Love that twine embellishment. Sorry about your son ,hope is has a speedy recovery.....

Sadielaine said...

Your card is lovely Tracey! I think that twine technique is awesome and I love how you incorporated it into your project. Hope your son recovers quickly and gets to take part in his upcoming plans. Thanks for your comments on my blog : )

Kanani said...

Love the twine spiral!

Kary said...

So gorgeous!! I love the twine treatement. It's awesome!! Hope your son is better.

Michelle said...

I love this Tracey! I love your twine, it's fantastic!

I'm so sorry for your son, Ben! I imagine that he is feeling like it is the end of the world right now. I hope his recovery is miraculously quick. Hugs to you both.

Amy Everson said...

I love the twine spiral and the tone and tone sentiment. Beautiful card.

maryrose said...

Wow! Amazing use of twine! What a cool centerpiece for this card!

Karen said...

So sorry to hear about your son. What a disappointment for him and for you. I love your card. The twine spiral is just beautiful.

Terri said...

Great card! Love what you did with the twine. I hope your son gets better soon.

Laurie said...

Good healing thoughts to your son.
I am not a big fan of the new medallion rage, but I LOVE your twine take on it. Would love to see how you created that one!

Deb said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ben. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Love that twine! A beautiful card! TFS!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Tracey. That spiral twine looks awesome. Thanks for the tutorial in your other post. :o)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous Tracey, that twine spiral is so awesome!!

Thanks for leaving some love on my blog, sorry it took so long to return the favour!