Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop Challenge



I must admit, I am really feeling like the Little Engine That Could right about now. This is my very first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop that I have plucked up the courage to participate in.  Well, since the Fat Lady hasn't sung yet, the verdict isn't really in whether or not in regards to if I managed to even sum up the courage to play along this time.  I'll just keep chanting my newfound mantra of "I think I can, I think I can" until I get that submit button pressed and PTI inlinkz dohicky posted/pressed/placed or whatever one is meant to do with it done.  Wish me luck.









Dare I say I have a fair few uninked PTI sets that I haven't used or have only used one tiny item from.  The PTI January Blog Hop Challenge of using a PTI set that has yet to see the ink of day or the light of ink yet was instantly exciting to me being that I have just a "few" sets that sure could use some loving.  I, in fact, made four cards for this challenge that fit the bill.  I've only posted one though in hopes of not boring the socks off you.  *wink*  So, without further ado... *drumroll please*...My fist ever PTI Blog Hop (or any other bouncy challenge) card:


I jumped at the chance (in a very lady-like way of course) to use Papertrey Ink's Damask Design stamp set first and foremost.  I have always been so daunted by this set and pretty much just whimped out when it came to using the actual damask images.  I have also dusted off Distressed Stripes and Say It With Style. In Bloom stamps and dies also where called in to action for the first time too in this card, which was fun.  All in all, I had fun  and enjoyed stretching myself out of my comfort zone.  Bit like doing a zippy yoga class where you finally decide to take the more advanced variation, feel something strange happen to your body, go "uh, oh," but then realize that you actually did it!  Nice one.  Thank you for that Papertrey Ink. xx

  • Stamps:  Damask Designs, Distressed Stripes, In Bloom, and Vintage Labels
  • Paper:  PTI Kraft, Rustic Cream, Aqua Mist, Brown Corrugated Paper,  and Pink Paislee "Sweetness" DP
  • Ink:  PTI Vintage Cream, Memento Sprout, Rich Cocao,and Angel Pink, Distress Ink in Mahogany, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye and Pumice Stone, Brilliance Pixie Dust, Versamagic Oasis Green, Acrylic White Paint and Versacolor Cocao
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink In Bloom Dies, Velvet Holly Leaf cut down, Small Paper Doily, Resin orchid, Tim Holtz On The Edge Postal and Hardware Dies, PTI Matstack 4 Die, and Basic Grey brads 
  *cue Fat Lady singing*   


SqUiSHy hUgs to you! 

23 comments:

Kara said...

pretty!!

I'm Renee said...

Beautiful!
Sometimes one word is all it takes.

*so glad someone else was having problems getting linked...you can tell we're newbies:)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous card!!

Mariah said...

Such a pretty card and I am so glad you joined us! This is not my first Blog Hop and I entered my link wrong! I am the only one who posted a picture of themselves (I didn't read the fine print-ha)...can't wait to see more from you!

Ann said...

So glad to see you joining us in the blog hop! This is only my second try...happy to know other newbies are out there. Your card is lovely!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful card! So glad you had the courage to join!

Janelle said...

Nice job of using lots of your un- (or under-) used stamp sets! Congrats on surviving your first blog hop... it wasn't so scary now, was it? :) I especially like the flower on In Bloom flower.

Rosanne said...

Lovely card!

Gayatri said...

Elegant card, Jen and love soft colors. I love how you do the shabby style. Love the damask background. Good on you to participate in the blog hop. Its so much fun, don't you think so?

Cathy Weber said...

Lots of great things on this card Jen. It is SO vintage. I love the ink on the doily and the sentiment stamp is one of my favorites. Great job on your first blog hop.

Amy said...

Wow, I love the vintage feel this has! Every single element was made for this card! Beautiful!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a gorgeous, vintage card!

Helen F. said...

Lovely card! With so many fabulous stamps hope to see more of you in blog land now :o)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just beautiful!

Keva said...

This is very pretty. I love the vintage look of the card. You totally should have put your other card up, too!! Great minds totally think alike. :)

Jen Carter said...

What a pretty vintage card!

Kay said...

AMAZING combination of stamps- it turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
I do hope you continue to join in on the hops!

Lorraine said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the ink distressing you did, too. and you just reminded me of a couple more sets I have yet to use, lol!

Amy Beth said...

Beautiful!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

What a beautiful card!

Chris L.

Stephanie said...

Sorry that I didn't get to this sooner, Jen.......but at least I did GET here...lol I just love your card. Again, you do this vintage style so well! Love the distressing and the soft, soft colors. Just beautiful!

Linda said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

Oh love that flower, Jen! The colors on this look so great together. I love the vintagey-"Western" flair of the embellie and the bold sentiment!