Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy birthday, Kate!

July has certainly been a fun month so far, and the party just keeps on goin'!  Today is Kate's birthday, and our ihp team is celebrating! You can party too, because CHA is right around the corner and there's gonna be a big sale to make room on the shelves for the new stuff soon to arrive!  Here are the details:

I combined several sets from WPlus9 for a card with old-fashioned simplicity.  I am in love with this periwinkle and pistachio color combo!  If you look really closely at the Lacey Layers doily, you'll notice the faint music score in the background...that's a scrap of one of my favorite prints from this collection.  Hopefully Kate will hear the birthday song at least once today!  :)

Kate, I hope you have a wonderful day filled with friends, family and fun!  I am sad that a celebration in person at Summer CHA is not part of this year's agenda!  We'll just have to be sure to save a "half year" toast for January!  Sending much love, and best wishes! xoxoxo

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Lacey Layers and matching die
Chantilly Trim
Memento elderberry and pistachio inks
Ranger distress ink
Authentique Remembrance designer paper
scrap of lace trim
ivory twine

Hop with us to wish Kate a very Happy Birthday!

Monday, July 8, 2013

New sets from TSOL!

Hello, my friends!  Happy Monday!  It is back to business here in the good ole US of A after almost a week of birthday and holiday revelry! Thank you to all of you who sent birthday greetings!  It was a fun week, and I am sad to see it end!  Patrick is back to work already, and I'm up early to finish up this post before heading out to yoga/Pilates/Zumba, which I really need after those birthday and holiday dinners and four days in a row of no *serious* exercise.

Over the weekend, several new sets were released by The {Stamps} of Life.  There are circles4awards and banners2cut, which coordinate with this month's club set, award2stamp...you can do all kinds of fun things with these interchangeable sets!  There's the adorable kirstin2love, another cutie in the kids2love series, and there's also mini-hexagon background, which is one of several sets I used on the card I'm sharing here.  This new set has dies to match! Makes it so easy!

I found this sketch on Pinterest (originally posted last July), and with TSOL's banners2cut, mini-hexagons and the larger hexagon background, I just couldn't resist interpreting it literally.  I really love these warm, rich colors and bold patterns on the pale, cool-colored background, so I'm pleased with the way this card turned out.  :)

mini-hexagon background
Stephanie's mustard and licorice inks
The Twinery charcoal twine (inked with mustard ink)
Basic Grey Serenade designer paper
Basic Grey button

Monday, July 1, 2013

Welcome, new ihp design team members!

i {heart} papers is THRILLED to be adding six new amazingly talented design team members to our current team. We are also welcoming our incredible new July/August guest designer today. To help celebrate we will be offering 6 - $10 gift certificates. Winners will be selected from all of the blog comments you leave as you congratulate and help welcome them to the team so be sure to hop along and comment! Comments close Friday July 5 at noon EST and winners will be announced on the IHP blog the following week. (You must visit the blog to see if you've won. You will not be contacted.)

My card for today is a CAS card featuring Paper Smooches' Pretty Momma and Authentique's Grace collection.  The orange accents were colored with a Spectrum Noir marker.

Paper Smooches' Pretty Momma
Memento ink
Authentique's Grace collection
Spectrum Noir marker
i {stick} papers redline tape
dimensional adhesive
pompom trim
glimmer ribbon

I'm so excited to be welcoming these amazing artists to our team!
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