Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Papertrey January Blog Hop & Mojo Monday 175

Yay! My first participation in a Papertrey Blog Hop. Hopefully this is just the beginning. My life is such that I'm barely getting this posted by the 8:30pm (PST) deadline!! Ha...do I procrastinate, or what? I guess you could say I do tend to procrastinate a bit. Anyway....

I decided to kill two birds with one stone this time and make my Papertrey Blog Hop card also based on the Mojo Monday sketch from yesterday. I made two versions, just slightly different, just to try out a couple different ideas.

The challenge was to use a Papertrey set that you've had but haven't had a chance to use yet...I decided that I needed to pull out that adorable set I bought before Christmas ~ Background Basics: Christmas. Such cute little borders, and what I love about them is that they can be used for Christmas and beyond. I also bought a very cute new set last month, 2010 Love Tags. I had yet to even take it out of the packaging! As I said, such is my life. But I dove in with relish and I must say that I LOVE this set too! (Come to think of it, I love all my Papertrey sets ;)

In addition to these, back in October or November, I bought Calendar Basics in the anticipation of making lovely mini calendars as Christmas gifts. In spite of these good intentions, the mini calendars became more like New Year's gifts, as I didn't get to ink up this stamp set until the 2nd week of January! Better late than never...

So without further ado, I present my first Papertrey Blog Hop post of my two cards and a couple pics of my mini calendar ~ the outside packaging - LOVE those clear boxes the stamps come in...so great to reuse!! AND the first month of the calendar. Each month is pretty simple...just a different patterned paper + a Bible verse.

Mojo Monday 175 sketch:
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Version #1:
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Version #2:
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Materials used:
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (PTI), Kraft
Patterned Paper: Bittersweet (Basic Grey)
Stamp Sets: 2010 Love Tags, Background Basics: Christmas, Cupcake Collection, Handwritten Notes
Ink: Versamark, Dark Chocolate (PTI), Worn Lipstick & Walnut Stain (Ranger), Bubblegum & Blush & Vineyard Berry (CTMH)
Embossing Powder: White (CTMH)
Tools: Spellbinders dies, Scallop Circles & Circles; Double-Ended Banner die (PTI)
Ribbon: Organdy (CTMH); Pink Double-Stitched (Michaels)

Mini Calendar, Outside Packaging:
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Mini Calendar, January:
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23 comments:

  1. Sweet cards! All that white just pops!

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  2. Absolutely awesome projects!!! I just love that you used the Background Basics: Christmas Set along with the love tags!!!! Genious!

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  3. This is just great - love the pins!

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  4. I like the calendar set and the two cards, very pretty!

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  5. Congrats on your first blog hop post! Love your color choices. I haven't used my calendar set yet. I'm so inspired!

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  6. Love both of your cards :) and the calendar set. The background of the cards is SO sweet (no pun intended! LOL) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Adorable projects, each and every one!

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  8. Love the stick pins you used. Great work!

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  9. I really like the stick pins you used! Great work on these!

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  10. Oh my goodness. These are great projects!

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  11. Beautiful cards and your mini calendar is adorable!

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  12. Love how you mixed elements from different sets and your calendars look great :)

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  13. What a great idea to use those candies for a non-Christmas card!! They are perfect for this!! Cute!

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  14. Sweet cards (no pun intended)- I LOVE your candy background on a non-Christmas card!

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  15. I like the candy used for a background. Really like the color combo in the first card- Very pretty!

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  16. Welcome to the hop! These are all great projects! Love the candy background.

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  17. Hope you enjoyed the hop - this only my second attempt so I'm a newbie too. Love your cards and that calendar is gorgeous

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  18. Hopping's fun isn't it? Your card is really sweet :] Congrats on your first PTI hop!

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  19. So, so pretty!!! Love both of them and absolutely can NOT pick a favorite! Your calendar is gorgeous, too!

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  20. Wow, great projects! Congrats on your first hop!

    Chris L.

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