Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Spy PTI and Pinterest!

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This is my second post today -
it's just a short scroll down for
Freshly Made Sketches!

A new sketch challenge - iSpy Challenges.

A big prize package - Papertrey Ink's 5th Anniversary.

And a new addiction for me - Pinterest - more on this later.


This week is the FIRST sketch from iSpy Sketches.  Sketch challenges are my favorite so I had to give this one a try.  Plus, when I decided to do a baby card - those three little bows across the bottom were a perfect fit!


This month is full of festivities for Papertrey Ink's fifth anniversary with HUGE prize packages.  Today they are focused on colors and the prize includes all their buttons, all their felt, all their ribbons...oh my gosh!!  Each of their designers gave their favorite color combos and I picked Erin's as it was a very different combo than I would normally use for a baby card!

Let me give you the facts of the card, then I am going to RAVE about Pinterest!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Hanging Out, Little Bitty Birds, Tiny Tags II (sentiment)
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise Bitty Box Basics
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist and Fresh Snow
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink felt in Summer Sunrise and Pure Poppy, Papertrey dies: border die, bird die, hanging out die, Cuttlebug embossing folder, misc ribbon to match Summer Sunrise.
Now...on to my new addition...Pinterest.

I finally took the time to figure out what Pinterest was and I am now TOTALLY addicted.  I'm sure it is different things to different people - but what it is to me is a place to store all the techniques, templates, card folds, coloring ideas, etc. etc. that I find online.  That's really all it is - a place to store info that you find online with a focus on the picture.

So, I have been working my way through my hundreds of bookmarks for card ideas and have transferred about a hundred to Pinterest (with 100+ to go).  If you click on the Pinterest button on my sidebar, you can see what I have there so far.  I have a section for amazing effects with ink, for templates, for fancy folds, for dimensional projects, etc.  Then...if you like what you see, you can click on the link and you go right to the website to get the instructions!!  How cool is that!!!

My main focus is on the cards that require a tutorial or an extensive explanation - I store all the other cards that I love and find inspirational on my iPad.  Having said that, I have pinned a few cards to My Favorites - those are just basic cards that I love.  This section will grow but please realize, particularly if you know that I follow you, that I am not going to put many basic cards there as I have other places to store those.

Besides my stuff, there is a very active cardmaking community on Pinterest, and you will likely very quickly want to Re-Pin ideas onto your own board.  That just means you love the idea and want to keep under your own section so you can find it later.  Signing up for Pinterest is invite only - but just let me know and I will invite you.

If you are already a Pinterest user - I have tried to make life easier - and you will notice a Pin It button on my posts.  I've been "user" for a few weeks now, but you should have seen my happy dance yesterday when I suddenly realized others have pinned my cards.  I felt like I was having my 15 minutes of fame!!

Try it out...have fun...and I do hope you enjoy what I have pinned so far and will come back for more!

8 comments:

Kim Teasdale said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the textures and the bright fun colours that are a wonderful contrast with the white! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches! :D

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your felt onesie is TO CUTE! Great job on the sketch~ thanks for joining in at I Spy!

Aileen said...

This is so cute and I love the non traditional baby colours.

I've joined Pinterest too but I'm still floundering! x

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a darling card Kim. Love the sweet image and the color combo. I haven't signed up for Pinterest yet, but I do like to look at things there... I will check your wall out! :o)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I checked a few of my outgoing links recently ... only to find my cards featuring on some pinterest boards! I was so surprised and tickled! But ... so far haven't had the time to check it out for myself! Thanks for the nudge, Kim!
Love the sweet card ... but wondering where the blue is??? (giggle) Oh ... and I have just discovered the ISPY sketch blog too! Just wish I had time to play along! Hugs xxx

Jenny said...

What a cutsie card Kim, love the way you've used the fresh colours :0)
Pinterest is just brilliant for us cardmakers isn't it :0)
Jenny x

H2 :) said...

Very cute baby card & fun, crisp colours. :)

Susie said...

Kim,
This is my first visit to your blog. I'm so glad I found it! I love your baby card, its just adorable. And goodness knows I'm all about baby cards these days. We learned we are going to become first time grandparents in July. This morning while drinking my coffee I'm going to take a stroll through your blog - I have a feeling I'm going to love every morsel : )

I invite you to visit me too - it's always so nice to meet new friends. I have been stalking Pinterest since January (laughing) you may have put me over the edge today *laughing*

Good luck with the challenges and again, beautiful blog and a cute as can be card today.

Kind regards,
Susie Lessard
www.summerwalkdesigns.com