Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop

11/25/10 - if you've arrived here from the Nov PTI Blog Hop - I goofed in Mr Linky.  :(  Please click on the home tab to see my entry for the Nov Hop.  :)

 Ok, I admit it.  Not only am I new to this whole blog thing but this is the first time I've participated in a blog hop.  What's a blog hop you may be asking.  Well, a bunch of crafty people all post something on their own blog that meets the requirement of the challenge that was issued and then link their post back to the blog that issued the challenge.  Kinda cool.  And a really neat way to find new inspiration as you hop from one link to another.  :)  So, here's to the first time I'm hopping.



THE CHALLENGE: "One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.  Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!" - Nicole Heady   Papertrey Ink

I've chosen to play with variations on a theme for my entry.  Inspiration for all 3 of them came from a variety of sources - primarily the samples shared by the PTI team for the September releases.  I loved Nichole's idea of stamping the berries for the wreath, turning the stamp slightly and re-stamping to get color variation on the berries in the Wreath for all Seasons set.  I used the same concept with the twig wreath in green to give the appearance of a wreath made from long, soft pine needles.  I loved the buttons that both Dawn & Debbie used on their cards.  I changed a button for a bow on one card.  And the possibilities for the Framed set are nearly limitless.  And as soon as I got the Framed set I started looking to see what other sets or sentiments would fit it - Mega Mixed Messages is perfect!

Here are my 3 variations using PTI stamp sets & the inspiration I've gained from several of it's designers.  Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my entry.

Supplies: Stamps - Wreath for all Seasons, Framed, Mega Mixed Messages Papertrey Ink, ink - Clearly Better by TPC Studios, Cardstock - red - Core'dinations, green - Bazzill, buttons - Fancy Pants, floss - DMC, card bases & envelopes - TPC Studios, ribbon - May Arts, adhesive - ZipDry, die cuts - Spellbinders lacey square, stitching

35 comments:

  1. Great cards - love what you've created with that wreath set!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
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  2. Lovely set of cards and great use of the framed set.

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  3. I love the framed set. Me thinks I "need" the wreath set. Lovely cards.

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love how you framed them with the loopy border!

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  5. Love your cards! The color combo is wonderful!

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  6. These cards are great! I was totally on the fence on that wreath set, but I think you may have just pushed me over!!

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  7. Beautiful and simple! I love them! Great job!

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  8. What a lovely set...love how you used these images with the coredinations cardstock. Adds to the rustic charm, and that gingham bow on the wreath is FAB! Great job on your first hop!

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  9. I just got this set and can't wait to play with it. Your cards are an inspiration

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  10. These all look terrific!! Love the little details! :)
    Congrats on your first hop!!!!

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  11. These are sooo sweet & I actually won on Day 1, but don't yet have my goodies - boo-hoo -- but I'll make up for it when they do arrive!!!

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  12. I love all 3 of these! I love the way that you stamped the branch wreath several times to "fill" it up! Great idea!

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  13. beautiful, fun, festive cards. they make such a lovely set or are so pretty individually. gotta get that wreath set!

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  14. Simply, stunningly, wonderfully beautiful!

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  15. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS my friend!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  16. Wow! All GREAT and a jumpstart for Christmas TFS!

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  17. Lovely! I'm already a huge fan of this set!

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  18. So pretty and I love how you framed them. I gotta get this set. It was already sold out when I placed my order. *pouty face*

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  19. Such a pretty set of cards! I really like what you did with the wreath set and the colors are beautiful!

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  20. Great cards! The middle one is my favourite; cool to see that wreath in green!

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  21. Oh! They are all so pretty! I just can't wait until my package gets here, lol lol lol... like Christmas!!

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  22. These are great, love how you incorporated those different ideas. Can't wait for my wreath set to arrive!

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  23. This is one of my favourite sets - love all the variations for your main image, but a similar background format. Very pretty!

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  24. So pretty! I love them :) thank you for sharing!

    hugs,
    Viola

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  25. Love how you used the wreath set! These are fabulous!

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  26. I've been making tags with the Wreath for all Seasons set as well. Your use of Framed really makes the wreaths extra special. Just beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. These are so pretty! Love that set!

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  28. Beautiful cards! I really like the middle one. I am struggling with that set but will have to give it another try because your willow wreaths are very pretty. TFS!

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