Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PTI July Blog hop


Blog Hop time at Papertrey, and Nichole has 
challenged us with this photo: 


"Colors, layout, touches of gilded gold, as well as the distressed wall..."
All my PTI butterfly sets covered my worktable,
but had to go with a favorite, Life Is Beautiful.


I loved the British Campaign feel, and tried for that look.
With help from the fab designers at PTI, and lessons from MIM, came my card.
(Can you pick out who taught us what?)
Hands of Time stamped in gold on an ombre of Sweet Blush and Autumn Rose.
Background Basics: Farm & Barn, stamped with Classic Kraft, spritzed with water, 
and then stamped off. Die cut hole with Spellbinders circle die.
PTI Autumn Rose & Simply Jane pattern papers, (gold embossed dipped)
Songbirds leaves in Ocean Tides & Vellum card stocks.
Gold 'string bling' and Lawn Fawn metallic sequins.


What to do with all the leftover butterflies?
Make butterfly winged tags! (Thank you Melissa Phillips!)


Did a wallpaper from the blooms of Betsy's Nostalgic Notions


Flowers were stamped in Soft Stone, watercolored, then the edges were sponge inked.


Love having tags on hand for all ocassions!


And Love seeing all my blog friends' creations!
You always find endless inspiration!

...and then my PTI order came!


With inspiration from Dawn's gorgeous blooms on PTI's Facebook,
and Melissa's teacup of flowers,
I made a birthday card.

Besides, had to do a special birthday card for one of our own celebrating her's 
in August. Her Initials are MBL! Know who I mean?

Happy Hopping!

Stamps: Vintage Linens 
Cardstock: PTI Vintage Linens Patterned Paper Collection
White, Aqua Mist
Dies: Triangle Trio, Fancy Teacup
Other: Rainstones, White Embossing Powder, 
Windsor Newton Watercolor pens.


43 comments:

  1. Oh my!! These are STUNNING. I LOVE that card. The background looks fabulous. And the tags-Brilliant. Fabulous design!!

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  2. Love, love, love your stunning card. The tags are beautiful too!

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  3. Nancy your work is beyond stunning! Looks like you read the direction on what to make for this hop! Oh my gosh your first card is amazing so many gorgeous layers! The tags are also stunning! Wow that card for MBL is a showstopper and I am sure she will love it! In fact I know she will love it! I spent the morning with the granddaughters making these flowers and we had so much fun. Thank you my sweet friend!

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  4. Beautiful cards with so much interest

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  5. OMGosh Nancy your cards are amazingly stunning. I love the colors and your design is perfect. Have a great weekend, my friend

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  6. Oh, Nancy! These are simply stunning! I don't know if I love your cards more or the tags...too difficult to decide. Breathtaking is the word that comes to mind...

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  7. WOW...love everything on all three cards/tags! Your background is just stunning on the first card Nancy...love how you used the Hands of Time set behind the butterfly! And the script and gold embossing on the butterfly is SO pretty! And your tags are just gorgeous! I've got so many cut out butterflies that I should definitely do that too! And your card for Marybeth is just delightful! I haven't even had time to play with that set yet, but they look SO perfect in that teacup! You did an amazing job on everything today...loved it all!! :0)

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  8. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!
    Holy Smokes...LOVE your post! So much inspiration...you have such a lovely style. Everything is simply beautiful.

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  9. Amazing!!! Your card is simply Amazing!!

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  10. Stunning butterfly card! Love all your butterfly projects, such great inspiration!

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  11. LOVE the butterflies!! Your cup of flowers is simply divine too:)

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  12. Oh my goodness, all of it is stunning! :)

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  13. Love 'em all, but the star of the show is that butterfly!

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  14. Oh my goodness Nancy, these are all spectacular!! Did I use a great word that no one has used yet??? I don't even know where to begin as they are all so different and stunning in their own way. The teacup was sold out when I placed my order and after seeing your card I NEED it NOW! I'm leaving here happily inspired now. Thanks!!

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  15. wonderful post Nancy, so many beautiful cards and tags and so much love in it.
    I totally LOVE your last card!

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  16. WOW! Beautiful and creative designs! So many lovely details!

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  17. Oh Nancy! What a gorgeous arrangement of cards and tags! LOVE the designs and stamps and dies you combined. Happy we got to see your latest PTI products~all of your projects brought a smile to my face today!

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  18. I love to come and visit your page because everything is always so beautiful!

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  19. Oh, what an amazing post with so much eye candy! Love your PTI project--so elegant and intricately beautiful. Funny that we used the same stamp set, and yet our cards could not be more different. I could not think to add all the details that you used so perfectly. Each time I look, there is something new to see. And, then those yummy tags, and then those water colored flowers--I can not wait to try to make some of those myself. Just need a moment to break into my new PTI box.

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  20. Wow! Everything you made here is truly gorgeous!!! Love love love everything :)

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  21. Beautiful work Nancy. Love all your cards....

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  22. Nancy, your take on the inspiration photo is just beautiful! I love the color palette--the soft and the bright tones mixed together! I love ll these pretty details!

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  23. Gorgeous....jaw-dropping gorgeous!! You created such masterpieces. I am in awe.

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  24. WOW! Blown away! A gorgeous suite of creations, Nancy!

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  25. Love it that you couldn't stop either =) Wow I'm blown away with all the layers, techniques and colors you can put together. The gold dipped butterfly is awesome!

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  26. First I was blown away by your first project! And then there was more and more absolute gorgeousness!!!

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  27. All of your cards and tags are gorgeous. Love the layering of stamps and dies.

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  28. Wow! You were inspired all of them are gorgeous but the last floral teacup card is stunning!!!
    A BEAUTIFUL post Nancy
    Thanks for sharing
    Susan

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  29. All your cards and tags are absolute jawdroppers! Always totally blown away by your talent and creativity!!

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  30. YOWZA! Love the cards....adore the tags! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  31. Wow! All your projects are just stunning Nancy. The way you've done those butterflies is amazing and the rustic backgrounds are perfect to show off their vibrant colours!

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  32. Beautiful! you really captured the feeling of the photo!

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  33. Wow! What a line up of eye candy! Those butterflies are works of art! Love it all :) thank you for sharing so much!

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  34. Wow! This kept you busy for a while! I love the result. Gold-dipped diecuts have been on my to-do list for a while, and I keep forgetting. Gotta do it!

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  35. Oh. MY. WORD!!!!! Your projects are amaaaaaazing! I used the clock parts too! Your work is flawfless and inspirational! XO

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  36. Well, for heaven's sake, Nancy, your post literally sat me up straight with a gasp!! Just LOOK at you and these magnificent works of art you made! Surely, that first creation is not a card, but an item of room decor?! And the tags are simply delicious! And then, then you give us even MORE (I have a defibrillator, you know, I can only stand so much becitement in one post!) with your GENIUS teacup of flowers card!! I'm okay. No, really, I'm okay. I'm catching my breath. Wow. Big hugs, Darnell

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  37. Wow Nancy, where to even start with this jaw-dropping card?! That butterfly is just gorgeous, and how you placed it with the leaves is so pretty! And way to make the clock stamp shine! Those extra tags are so fun and a good reminder for me to use up my own scraps!
    The inking on your second card is just beautiful, and I love how the flowers just bloom out of the teacup! So pretty!

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  38. Fantastic projects Nancy. Love the wood grain background with the clock face on the first one. The perfect background for the butterfly. The tags are amazing.

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  39. Gasp! Plus the tags. Wow! I'm always in awe, Nancy, you know that. You are so unique and artistic.

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  40. WOW wow wow!!!! These are amazing!!!! Such a beautiful card with the pop of colors and details! Just love it!!! And the tags? LOVE!!!!

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  41. Oh, Nancy…Absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE the rich warm colors you've chosen!!!

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