Thursday, August 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink- August Blog Hop

Hello everyone-

I am playing along today with the August Blog Hop for Papertrey Ink.


The challenge this month was to create a card using the following photo as inspiration.


And here is my card:


On the message board, there's been talk of seller's regret as in when you sell PTI goodies to another forum member and then scheme up a project for which the sold set or die would work perfectly.  This photo made me sad that I recently sold my Friendship Jar and die set- twice. Yep- sold it, re purchased it and sold it again....  Never used, nope, not sure what my problem is....

Anyway, I needed to take another approach to this photo, so I decided to focus on the colors and patterns.  I stamped the top 2/3 of the card with a text stamp and the bottom third with gingham- a nod to the pretty dress the picnic-er is wearing in the background.  I added foliage to the card using the leaves and berries from the new Harvest Berries set. The sentiment is also from Harvest Berries stamped on Mat Stack 1 and inked with the Tea Dye duo.

Check out Nichole Heady's blog for all the deets and to add your own project to the hop.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's beautiful creations.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

26 comments:

  1. LOVE this Katie! LOVE. Those leaves are just gorgeous and I adore the LO!

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  2. This card is stunning! Took my breath away when I saw it. I love the patterns and colors you chose, and the way you put them all together is just fantastic. I wish I weren't leaving on vacation - this makes me want to break out my new stamps and use them! Especially the harvest berries set. Such a beautiful card. ;-)

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  3. What a great take on the photo, love that you incorporated the blue from the dress.

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  4. Wowza! What a gorgeous card. I really love what you did with Harvest Berry. I wasn't sure if this stamp set was something that I would use much, but after seeing your beautiful card, I am really inspired!

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  5. this is so pretty! makes me want that harvest berry set more!!! and a beautiful- out-of-the-box use of the inspiration!!

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  6. Very very pretty - and I love that you were able to refocus and do a different card from the one you first thought of.

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  7. Gorgeous...love the soft text background! You didn't need the fillable frames set to make an absolutely gorgeous card!

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  8. So pretty...love the sweet blue gingham paper and the placement of you sentiment tag!

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  9. love your card! I love the nod to the books with the text background, and the gingham border at the bottom. I think not having the friendship jar set made you more creative for this challenge - great job!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the way you brought in the blue from her dress!

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  11. Love this card. Love the colors and layout. Your take is perfect.

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  12. What a beautiful card! Great job with the inspiration piece!

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  13. Love!!!! Love love love everything about this!

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  14. Beautiful done and the gingham pattern makes it perfect on this card!

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  15. Beautiful. Love the dark blue gingham along the bottom.

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  16. Love how you used your new stamps for this card. Am jealous that you have them. Great job with the inspiration photo. Love how you incorporated the gingham.

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  17. I love your card and I really ,really like that you used brown . I think it just sets the whole card, beautiful!

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  18. Kaite, I love this!! gorgeous use of the sets!!

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  19. Ooh, so pretty! I love those ginkgo leaves!

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  20. This is a fabulous card! My set of HB just arrived today and I can't wait to play! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Oh I love love how you've cut off the bottom of the mat stack!! Gorgeous patterns and colors and fabulous layout!!! A favorite of mine!

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  22. Beautiful! I can't wait to ink up mine!

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  23. This is my absolute favorite of all the submissions to the blog hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. Oh my! I love so many different elements of your card! I also just got the Harvest Berries set and I'm so wanting to go use it now after seeing what you've done with it. You are one "wicked" creative lady :)

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