Thursday, June 19, 2008

Boards & Beams

Well, when you have looked at as many houses as I have in the last two months, you certainly REQUIRE a great house stamp set.

I had a lot of fun making this sample - I got to use all the new papers, Kraft, Vintage Cream and Plum Pudding! I made a quick pocket (your sewing machine makes quick work of this!) and a tag (without a address - UGH, don't get me started, lol!).

This set has great possibilities, and Nichole has even alluded to more fun things in the future! Like so many other PTI sets, this one will surely become a classic.

We were recently having a color inspiration conversation on the PTI message boards. I mentioned using paint chips; whenever I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I love to check out the unusual color combinations that designers suggest. (well, because I tend to play it a little close-to-the-cuff when it comes to color. Heck, I'm sitting here wearing navy and khaki - not exactly daring!) ;) Here's an example of how you can use it, although this is really the most straight-forward example (remember, navy & khaki):

(To be perfectly honest, I did this on purpose to show the easiest way to incorporate this idea into your paper crafting. So the next time you're at the home improvement store, pick up one or two and give it a whirl. Or better yet, snap a few pictures on your cell phone camera - it's probably more environmentally friendly!)

I hope that you are having a creative week! Be well.


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Jenn! And congrats on your PTI news! That's awesome! I'm so happy for you! Big hugs!

cadnileb said...

Huh, I didn't realize paint chips come like that... just tells you how often I'm in a home improvement store. :-) And congrats on the promotion at PTI. Super exciting!


Dawnie said...

That is super cute and super creative! I love it!!!

Kimberly said...

Great card, Jenn! Love the moving one too!
I have all my paint chips on a loose-leaf ring-wonderfully handy. Some of my favs come from Sherwin Williams. :)

Kim said...

This is so cute!!