Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop Time!

My mojo seems to have taken a vacation, so I wasn't sure if I was going to have a card ready for this month's blog hop. But, the need for a birthday card to give tomorrow helped encourage me along, and I managed to come up with something I like.


This month we decided to dedicate the Blog Hop to scallops! We want to see your best use of scallops, of any sort, on a project! This can include scalloped borders, offset-scallops, stamped scallops, scalloped mats, scalloped frames, layered scallops, scalloped tags or anything else you can dream up! You can use dies, patterned scissors or even circle punches in a row to achieve your special look. We are looking forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

And here's my scalloped little ditty!

Supplies: Cardstock - PTI Raspberry Fizz & Stampers Select White; Patterned Paper - PTI Bitty Dot Basics Simply Chartreuse & Hawaiian Shores; Ribbon - Hug Snug white seam binding tape; PTI Sweet Blush button; White embroidery floss; Hero Arts pink rhinestones; Die Cuts - PTI medium scallop, Limitless Layers, & Delightful Doily.

Thanks for hopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Birthday, PTI!

Happy 4th Birthday, Papertrey Ink!

I discovered PTI last March after a friend told me about their amazing stamp sets. Once I got my first set, I was hooked. The quality of their products is second to none, and I love how everything works so well together.

One of my many favorite sets is "A Little Argyle". I love that I can use it to create a beautiful background for my cards, and since each element is separate, I can use more than one color to create a patterned paper effect. And I adore PTI's like of dies. PTI has everything I need to make beautiful cards for my friends and family.

Here is one of my favorite cards I have created since finding PTI. I hope you like it too!

Supplies: A Little Argyle, Love Birds, Mat Stack 1, 2010 Love Tags stamp sets; Ripe Avocado, Fine Linen, Stampers Select White cardstock; Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper; Dark Chocolate twill ribbon; Limitless Layers, Mat Stack 1, Mat Stack 2 dies, Ripe Avocado, True Black inks; Copic markers.