7/25/11

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

It's one of my favorite days of the month - the 25th - Papertrey Ink's blog hop day! And I am especially excited to be participating using a new stamp set I received from this weekend's PTI event Stamp-A-Faire! Goodness, what fun! I didn't have a chance to meet a lot of people but I did meet a few from the PTI forums, one from my PTI blog group, Papertrey Playhouse, and of course, the awesome PTI Design Team members!! Stick around after my card for a few photos from the weekend.

So now on to my card:


First let me tell you that the backdrop for the card is a placemat/poster we received at SAF also - I used mine to stamp on so the pretty green tablecloth didn't get all dirty - some people collected autographs on it to take home as a souvenir. We also had passports that we collected stickers and autographs in - very fun idea!

So my card was created using the new Iconic Images stamp set. I stamped the bird and sentiment in Memento brown ink onto Vanilla Cream cs and punched the bottom edge.After wrapping some twine around this piece, I added it to a mat of patterned paper (sorry, don't remember the source). A strip of Auqa Mist cs was stamped with Woodgrain and added to the card front behind the focal piece. The polka dot paper is from Library Ledger paper pack (PTI).

Now on to some Stamp-A-Faire photos - if you want to see more, send me a request to join Facebook (you can find a Facebook link to me over in the left sidebar) and I will add you as a friend. The album of all the photos can be found there.

Nichole visiting our table

Gorgeous artwork from a new set we recieved with $100 purchase - Sunflowers!

Getting Mish's autograph

Evening dessert reception

It was a really fun day and one I would recommend for all PTI fans! This week, my pal Kathy and I, will be reviewing our entire trip (restaurants, hotel and the event) over at Are You on the Fence....I hope you will check it out as we will have a PTI prize to give-away!!

Thanks for stopping and have a fun time hop, hop, hopping!
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21 comments:

Kara said...

great card..thanks for sharing your photos of SAF!!!

Kay said...

SO jealous of your trip to Stamp-a-faire (but really glad you had a great time).
I love this card! Love the bird!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on that bird! (did I mention I was jealous?)
: )

Sue Lelli said...

THX for the first pics I've seen of the event! Also your card is FAB! LOVE the new stamp set and your bird!

Magirk said...

Love your card, and the photos of the retreat! I wish I could have been there. Glad you had a good time. ;-)

Carol's Ink Spot said...

First your card is very Pretty! Really liked the special stamp set but could not order. So I hope,maybe to win with one of the challenges. Anyway, thanks for posting the SAF photos! Must have the Sunflower set!!!

Marge said...

Your card is absolutely AWESOME -- cannot wait 'til my set arrives!!! Great JOB!!!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful card! Love that LLedger PP.

Jill said...

Beautiful card, Mary! The colors are perfect, and that new image . . . love it! The blue woodgrain strip makes me smile, and I just love the border punch you used too! Thanks for sharing the pictures from SAF!

Debra said...

Love your card and especially the bird image, very striking. Glad you had fun at Stamp a Faire!

Mad for Paper said...

Really beautiful, I can't wait to get my set. I love the border punch you used.
TFS
Ang

Sara Mac said...

Mary I love what you did with the new stamp set. What is that border punch you used here? It's stunning. So glad you enjoyed SAF. Can't wait to read more of your reviews:)

The Paper Gardens said...

Ohh! I love how you incorporated the bird - looks amazing. Awesome job.

Steph H said...

Your card is lovely! And thanks for the sneak peek of the new sunflower set! Really enjoyed your photos!

Marlena M. said...

I'm glad you had fun! Your card is lovely. I like that woodgrain strip! ;)

Kristin said...

LOVE your card and LOVE LOVE LOVE that you used the new set :)... can't wait till mine comes in the mail!! i will *so* be at the next one!!

The Paper Parade said...

I also just HAD to use the new set we got at SAF :) I love how your card turned out, I really like that punch you used, too, and will have to look into getting one. The colors worked fabulously with your work of art!

Gwen said...

What a lovely card! I especially like the bottom border of your frame!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love your card and thanks for sharing your photos of Stamp a Faire.

~Laurie said...

Great card! Looks like you had a lot of fun!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

I am so, so jealous of the great time you had! Hope to be there with you next year! Now, this card.... STUNNING! I love that birdie (can't wait to get him!) and the layers and design are all just perfect, what a sweet card!

Lori said...

Great layout and design!