Thursday, February 25, 2010

Time for the PTI Bloghop!

This months challenge was to find inspiration from a PTI design team member (not hard to do!). I love every single member of the PTI DT and find inspiration in all of them along with several past PTI DT members I still stop by to check out! I chose Heather Nichols as my inspiration today. I definately have a soft spot for Heather's style & always love her projects. Mabey it's because we're both Minnesotans?

I rarely used to make tags, but was inspired last year by Heather's adorable tags she does for each holiday for all the kids. I started last Easter doing the same for my kids and love the fun small scale of designing tags for each holiday! This is Heather's most recent tag project:
My tags are for my two nieces birthday party tomarrow. I used the same papers to match their giftbags and stamped the butterfly tag image from Tags for Spring in white with their name's stamped in Plum. I also stamped the butterfly image from Egg Hunt (which matches the tag image btw) in white randomly on the tag-backs.
Thanks for stopping!
Hugs- Kelly

Ingredients (all PTI supplies):
Papers: Kraft, Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Egg Hunt PP
Stamps: Tags for Spring, Egg Hunt
Inks/Ribbon: Fresh Snow, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon ribbon

Monday, February 8, 2010

PTI 3rd Anniversary Sketch Challenge

Another exciting day for the PTI 3rd Anniversary celebration! Today it includes a sketch/color challenge and here's what I came up with:

Head over to Nicole's blog for more info on this challenge & much more fun as well!

Hugs- Kelly

Friday, February 5, 2010

PTI 3rd Anniversary Technique Challenge!

Papertrey Ink's 3rd Anniversary celebration is going strong! Everyday I look forward to what the new exciting news will be! Today's announcement was major to me- a new technique challenge every Monday from PTI along with a chance to save points to use towards PTI stuff just for trying! Very cool! Since becoming a PTI addict, I've often wished there was some kind of system to earn discounts or free merchandise for being a loyal customer (besides the yearly anniversary set, of course!). Anything to help feed the addiction :)
So, today Nicole put up a technique challenge to use the resist emboss technique. As soon as I saw some samples, I knew just what I wanted to do. I do LOVE using this technique with big bold images to just show through the background, but today's card is a little simpler. I wanted to use these cute hot air balloons and create the look of them floating over as the sun is rising.
I think it turned out pretty good :) I used 3 different PTI blue inks, yellow, orange & terra cotta.
Thanks for stopping!

Hugs- Kelly

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

PTI 3rd Anniversary Day 2 Contest!!!

Today is day 2 of the Papertrey Ink 3rd Anniversary Festivities! Today was the announcement of the stamp designers working with PTI for 2010. Can't wait to see what's to come! Each designer had a digital stamp/element to print and use for a birthday card. I got 7 of them done so far and here they are:

This was a lot of fun and now I've got some new bday cards done and ready to go just in case :).
Hugs- Kelly